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It’s here….kind of!

Monday, February 29th, 2016

It finally happened: Winter has arrived in Rochester. And with it comes that daily dance from heated house, to frigid outdoors, to dry and temperature-controlled office all day, back out to the cold, and home to the heat for the night. (And that’s saying nothing of the crazy temperature swings we’ve been seeing from Mother Nature!) If you’re confused trying to keep up, think how your body feels. Our skin and hair also have trouble adjusting to all the ups and downs of the changing weather.

Just as we make changes to our wardrobes based on the weather, our hair and skin care regimens need to change with the seasons, too. The products that worked in the humid summer months won’t work in the dead of winter … so we change our products to meet our varied needs.

Of course that’s not as simple as it sounds. So the trü salon staff decided to share some of our own secrets for keeping our skin and hair beautiful throughout the winter. Here are recommendations from our experts at trü (We are real people too!)

Kristine (Pittsford location)

Are your cuticles ragged? Do your nails look less than stellar? Throughout the winter months, I apply Beautifying Composition every night at bedtime. It soaks in overnight, nourishing my nail beds and helping to prevent hangnails.

beautifying composition

Molly (Pittsford location)

I have extra-dry hair, and I’m especially susceptible to static and fly-aways when temperatures are cold and the heat is on inside! That’s why I use Aveda’s Dry Remedy Moisturizing Masque every week throughout the winter months. I let it soak in for at least ten minutes to give that extra boost of moisture my hair needs.

dry remedy masque

Katie (Pittsford location)

I don’t know about you, but the dreary weather really gets to me. I’ve usually got a bad case of the winter blahs by mid-October! To beat those cold-weather blues, I suggest some face-framing highlights. It doesn’t need to be anything drastic; even just a few can brighten your look and bring the sunshine back to your face!

face frame highlights

Lisa (Pittsford location)

One of the things I hate most about winter is what it does to my scalp—itchiness, dryness, flakiness. My remedy? Get a scalp treatment! I use Aveda’s Professional Scalp Remedy Concentrates (We choose from four concentrates to best meet your needs). You’ll feel relief immediately!

scalp remedy concentrate image

Kat (Pittsford location)

I am obsessed with Aveda’s new Shampure Dry Shampoo. I’ll admit it—I’ll use this during any season. I love the time it saves me in the morning, not having to wash my hair as often, and I love the way my hair looks and feels when I use it. And one of the benefits of using it in the winter is that it helps put the volume back in my hair after taking my hat off.  

dry shampoo

Kayla (Rochester location)

The best winter advice I can give: Don’t forget to exfoliate once a week. Your skin takes a beating in the cold weather, and it’s important to let the fresh new skin shine through. I love the way Aveda’s Tourmaline Charged Refining Mask makes my skin look and feel. I usually follow it up with the Botanical Kinetics Soft or Rich Crème, depending on how my skin feels. I tend to like the Soft Crème in the morning and the Rich Crème in the evening, to give my skin a little extra moisture overnight. 

tc refiner


My skin gets really dry and flaky in the winter months. For me, the Stress Fix Crème is he perfect fix. I apply it every morning and every evening, paying special attention to my knees and elbows. And an added bonus is that it smells great! The relaxing aroma helps me start and end my days on a perfect note.

stress fix creme

Natalie (Pittsford location)

It can be difficult to achieve the complexion you desire when your skin’s faced with constantly changing atmospheres, from hot and dry inside to blasts of cold outside. I usually spray a light mist of Botanical Kinetics Toner over my makeup whenever I start to look a little too powdery. It keeps my face looking dewy, not oily; refreshed, not dry.  Give it a try—I swear by it!

bk toner

Rachel (Park Ave. location)

I love Aveda’s new Love™ Composition Oil! It has a wonderfully soothing aroma of sandalwood and jasmine that really warms my heart on dreary winter days.

love composition

Kenna (Park Ave. location)

My stress levels reach their peak in the winter months, and having dry itchy skin doesn’t make it any better! Stress-Fix Body Crème cream is rich and smooth—perfect for all-over or for targeting problem areas like my elbows or cuticles. And a few deep breaths of the lavender and chamomile aromas gets me back on track and ready to face the grey of a Rochester winter.

stress fix creme 2

Kate (Park Ave. location)

I’m a huge fan of the Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Rich Crème. I apply it when I go to bed at night, and I wake up in the morning with smooth, radiant skin! It’s a “must-have” for keeping my sensitive skin in shape throughout a dry, cold Rochester winter.

bk rich creme

So there you have it, our first round of trü’s expert recommendations for products that can help you fight the winter blahs! Come see us if you want to try one out, or ask us about your particular situation. As always, we look forward to seeing you!

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