The comments in this thread are what is amazing to me! Amazingly blind and ignorant! I am a stylist who works in An Aveda salon and has for many many years. I absolutely love what we are able to do as safely as possible thanks to Aveda and we celebrate Horst for his pioneering! We are not MADE to put make up on every guest, it is called a make up touch up. It is an added benefit and point of difference that you don't find other places. They will charge you for a make up application if you want your lipstick or blush touched up after your service. The big brother comment, Dont get me started you conspiracy nutjobs! You needed a little intervention and setting straight with all the misinformation being thrown around! Like they said we Dont use petrochemicals and even certain chemicals needed (science lesson, there are chemicals naturally occurring all around you not all chemicals are bad or equal) such as salacylic acid, which is great for acne, are naturally derived. Our products are as natural as they can be and still achieve results. Which, in The salon industry, we need to be competitive. There are NO full size or even travel sized Aveda priducts that any of us get for $1 point blank. We do have a dress code to ensure we are represented as a team with a unified look. We are VERY ritualized as our practices are based in Ayurvedic teachings. Ever read our mission? We do, in a daily basis and we believe in it and practice in ways you obviously Dont see. Look up our sourcing stories on YouTube sometime! Ever notice a product doesn't stick around forever? We constantly have breakthroughs that allow for things to be done better than the last and more naturally. Our goal is to lower our carbon footprints. Are we perfect? No but we are constantly working towards it and NOT settling. We Dont just jeep products on the shelf because they sell, if we find a better way to do it, it gets pulled, reformulated, and becomes that much better of a product. It may not be for everyone but please accept it as that and Dont bash what you Dont really know. You know what they say about people who assume things!