So much has changed over the past eight years since we moved to our Main Avenue location. Downtown has changed and we’ve seen many businesses come and go, but we have managed to stay the course and remain successful, even experiencing growth. We can honestly say we owe much of that success to our loyal guests. Bangz is blessed to serve the BEST guests in the greater Gaston County area.
Since we last spoke we have added some experienced talent to our team, including a licensed esthetician. We now have an in-house educator who helps us to stay sharp on our skills and current trends in the industry. Aveda has introduced several new hair and skin care lines and has revamped their color line as well. Aveda is known for its botanically and organically derived products. All of our products harness the goodness of pure plant and flower essences to deliver great results at a very competitive price point.
As an Aveda Concept Salon, Bangz is different from other salons because of our attention to our guests from the moment they walk through our door to the moment they leave us. Our philosophy emphasizes the overall wellness of our guests. If you’ve never experienced an Aveda salon, you can expect to be greeted with a friendly smile and a warm cup of Aveda Comforting Tea or a glass of infused water. You will receive a thorough consultation with one of our stylists followed by a relaxing scalp massage at the shampoo bowl and a complimentary neck and shoulder massage with your choice of any of our Aveda Composition oils. You will leave feeling refreshed, renewed, and looking as fabulous as you feel.
We love Aveda not only because of the well known products and aromas, but because of their mission. Aveda is much more than a company. They are a culture of awareness and responsibility to each other and the world we live in. They are careful to source their ingredients responsibly and take great care to ensure that when they purchase their ingredients that they give back to those communities and encourage sustainability.
The Aveda mission is simple, “To care for the world we live in, from the products we make to the ways in which we give back to society. At Aveda, we strive to set and example for environmental leadership not just in the world of beauty, but around the world.”
Another major way Aveda gives back is by partnering with salons across the globe to raise money during Earth Month to provide clean drinking water throughout the world. Did you know that every 90 seconds a child dies from a lack of clean drinking water? This is a startling statistic, but just 10 years ago when Aveda started their clean water initiative that number was an astonishing 15 seconds. We are making a difference, and we won’t stop until that number is ZERO. To date, Aveda has raised $38 million towards this mission. Aveda is committed to clean water on both local and global levels. A portion of the money raised by each salon goes towards local clean water efforts. This year we have chosen to donate to the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, a local non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to keep our precious Catawba River clean. They are also involved in community outreach and education. They teach children the science of water by taking them out on the river, retrieving samples, and educating them about various wildlife and flora in and along the river.
Bangz will be participating in Aveda’s Annual Global Cut-a-thon on Monday, April 18th from 12-8pm.
All of the proceeds from haircuts and waxing services that day will go towards reaching our goal of $3,000.00 for clean water. We would like to thank the local businesses in and around the downtown area who have graciously donated items to be auctioned. Please visit our website or social media pages for more details on Earth Month and how you can contribute!
To say that Aveda is passionate about natural products and the environment is an understatement. It is a way of life, and one that we at Bangz are extremely proud to be part of.