The Aveda Institute Columbus is located near the OSU campus in the Gateway area.

Beauty for the Earth I wrote about this for the GreenLife Blog and want to let my savvy savers know about it, too. The Aveda Institute often offers special charity fundraisers and they're a great way to score a budget beauty treatment.

Aveda Institute Columbus will be holding an "Earth Month" benefit April 6. Haircuts, makeup applications, express facials, polish changes and stress relieving treatments will be offered to raise awareness for its Earth Month fundraising activities. Be sure to make appointments early for this event. Beauty treatments are free, but I suggest you make a $10 minimum donation. Donations benefit Sierra Club Central Ohio.

Here's the website description of the event: On Wednesday, April 6, the Aveda Institute Columbus will provide complimentary haircuts, makeup applications, express facials, polish changes and stress relieving treatments to raise awareness for its Earth Month fundraising activities.

Donations to our Earth Month partner, Sierra Club Central Ohio Clean Water Campaign, will graciously be accepted but not required during this event. Aveda Institute Columbus students and staff are raising $35,000 this year for Sierra Club Central Ohio.

Guests interested in attending Aveda Institute’s “Beauty for the Earth” event can call 614.291.2421 ext. 3 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are limited. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. One hundred percent of the donations received will be donated to the Sierra Club Central Ohio.

For more information and to find out about their other event, Earth Jam 2011 at Lifestyle Community Pavilion, visit www.avedacolumbus.com/charity/earth-month/.