November 11, AKA 11/11, AKA “Singles Day,” started in China in 1993 as a holiday to celebrate being single. Since then, it’s been transformed into a massive online shopping day, a la Cyber Monday. We’re all for any fun holiday excuse to treat ourselves, relationship status notwithstanding, so we’re celebrating Singles Day this year, too!


Since the holidays aren’t far away, we think Singles Day is the perfect time to invest a little money and quality time into yourself. After all, if you don’t take care of yourself, how are you going to take care of your friends, family and everyone on your shopping list?


Wash your hair with Cherry Almond! What can we say? Using Cherry Almond Softening Shampoo and Conditioner is the easiest way to add a little sweetness to your day, what with its delicious aroma of orange, ylang ylang and tonka bean.


Get a massage or a facial. Do we even need to explain why this is necessary? We’re gonna go with “no.” Visit your Aveda spa for a transportative, transformative massage or facial — the ultimate way to treat yourself! If you want to save some money while you’re at it, why not get a massage and facial at your local Aveda Institute location? You’ll help a student get ready for their career and enjoy some “me time.”


Try a rose gold tint in your hair. Give yourself a glimmer of pretty rosy color with a little bit of Aveda hair color. Did you know you can pop into your local Aveda salon for a Hair Color Shine Treatment and add a tint of whatever shade you desire to your color? Lighter shades can easily go rose gold in 20 minutes or less, while darker tones can warm up or cool down in a snap. They’re fast, inexpensive and they deliver serious shine — you can even book a basic gloss service to boost the shine on your existing color. If you’re interested, give your Aveda salon a call to book.


Buy some new lip gloss! We’re totally obsessed with our limited-edition holiday lip gloss duo, especially the sparkly gold Golden Lily. The duo is totally adorable and petite, so it’s easy to pop into your holiday party bag or clutch. If lip gloss isn’t your thing, embrace the season with a statement red Feed My Lips lipstick in Jujube, Goji or Chili.


Relaaaaax. What’s your favorite way to unwind and get in tune with yourself? Do that! Take a bath with your favorite bath salts or oil, read a book in a cozy, quiet spot, have a glass of wine or a cup of tea or call your best friend or your mom! Whatever makes you feel the most relaxed and happy should be your go-to activity on Singles Day. After all, it’s all about you!