The category "Hair" contains 87 posts
Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Last Tuesday, Mina’s welcomed James Ruiz into the salon for a Bumble and Bumble class on razor cutting. Our educator, James, has been using the Bumble and Bumble product line for 12 years and has been working with the Bumble team and doing straight razor cuts for 7. He…
Posted Sunday, November 3, 2013
Next week we will be featuring Erin Acosta as our Stylist of the Week! Make an appointment with Erin for hair services between the 11th and the 14th and receive 25% off!
*Don't forget to mention her as the Stylist of the Week when you schedule your appointment in order to…
Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Our "Best Kiss Contest" is getting fiercely competitive and the front desk is getting covered in Kiss Cards! Donate $3 toward the Lineberger Cancer Research Center, kiss one of our Kiss Cards and enter to win one of several incredible product baskets!
As part of Pink Week, we have a special…
Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013
This past Monday, Goldwell educator Patrick Hawker stopped into Mina's to teach a Color Zoom class. Using three different Goldwell colors, Patrick used a melting technique on a live model for an absolutely breathtaking result. Color melting is a very popular technique, with a look similar to an ombre, but…
Posted Wednesday, September 25, 2013
On September 17th, Mina’s had the privilege of welcoming Moroccanoil educator Kevin Hughes into the studio for the afternoon. Based out of L.A., Kevin has been a stylist and color specialist for more than 20 years and has styled hair backstage at events for major names in fashion, as…
Posted Thursday, June 27, 2013
On Tuesday, June 19, Aquage Educator and Team Quest Artist, Karen Colling from Remsen, IA joined our team for an amazing class called "The Art Of Aquage". This was our first class from the exclusive product line, also parent company of Biomega. The team was inspired by learning some of…
Posted Tuesday, May 14, 2013
We are proud to announce the arrival of our newest product line: Aquage!
Aquage haircare brings you the best of sea and science, combining the highest quality, professional grade ingredients with today's most advanced haircare technology. The healing benefits of sea botanicals in each Aquage product nurture, hydrate, strengthen and protect…
Posted Friday, April 12, 2013
On Monday April 8th our team had the immense pleasure of working with Redken artist and educator Lucas Shaffer.
Lucas has been with Redken 5th Avenue for 12 years and has worked Fashion Week New York for 8 years alongside some of the world's greatest stylists.
Lucas coached an in-salon education event…
Posted Friday, March 8, 2013
Let your voice be heard!
Independent: Best of Triangle
www.indyweek.com (click on VOTE!BEST banner ad)
Voting ends April 15th
Eligible categories under SERVICE: Nail salon, day spa
Hair salon in Orange/Chatham County and Barber Shop
Chapel Hill News: Rose Awards
http://chapelhillnews.com (click on ad in right column)
Voting ends March 23rd
Eligible categories: Category:Services, People
Beauty Salon, Customer Service,…
Posted Friday, February 22, 2013
Now available- Mina’s Studio Blow-dry Bar!
For just $35.00, walk in and let us pamper you with a fabulous blow-dry*. Whether it’s for a night on the town, a special event or just because- we can help you look and feel fabulous.
*Basic blow-dry service starts at $35.00 and additional…
Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Join us for the 18th annual Bridal Showcase this Sunday, January 27th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm , at The Carolina Inn in Chapel Hill.
The Carolina Inn hosts 75 premier vendors to offer an elegant day full of information and ideas for all things wedding for more than 1,200 attendees.
Posted Friday, December 7, 2012
Happy Friday! We are now 18 days away from the holiday which means only 16 more shopping days. (Mina's will be closed December 24th-26th)
If you have not found the perfect gift for that special someone look no further! Mina's offers a variety of options to suit all of your gift…
Posted Friday, October 19, 2012
Semisumo has arrived at Mina's Studio and this product is AMAZING!
The sumo family began in 2000, with the curiosity of a Parisian Editorial Stylist fascinated by the intersection of hairdressing and sumo wrestling. Laurent Philippon helped Bumble create Sumowax, Sumotech and now Semisumo.
Semisumo is a glossy, soft hold, polishing with…
Posted Monday, October 15, 2012
Our owners, Alejandra Scott and Louann Doran, recently returned from the BTC (Behindthechair.com) Color Show 2012, the first of its kind, hosted in Miami Florida where the sold out 2-day event featured education from the world’s most award-winning hair-colorists like Beth Minardi for Joico and Kim Vo for Schwarzkopf.
Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2012
It's Wednesday and we have so much to catch you up on!
First our stylists, Enrique Weffer and Lane Clements, will be participating in Raleigh's 7th annual fashionSpark this Thursday September 13th and the show starts at 8:00pm in downtown Raleigh. Enrique and Lane will be providing the styles for local…
Posted Monday, July 30, 2012
What: This light as air, 6-oil blend (Argan, Coconut, Macademia Nut, Sweet Almond, Safflower See and Grapseed Oil) vanishes into hair leaving it smooth, shiny and feather soft. Uv filters help maintain hair health not to mention it just smells amazing!
How: Work sparingly into damp hair before heat-styling, or smooth…
Posted Friday, June 15, 2012
Mina's Studio, a full service salon in Chapel Hill, was voted one of the best hair salons in Hillsborough, Carrboro and Chapel Hill by the reader's of the Independent in their annual Best of the Triangle awards. "We're humbled by the residents of the Triangle to choose us as one…
Posted Monday, May 21, 2012
It's Monday and we just received breaking news that we felt was really important to share with our clients.
There has been a lot of controversy around the keratin service and we are proud to announce that the brand we use (and have always used) in our salon, Keratin Complex, is…
Posted Monday, April 2, 2012
WHAT MAKES CHROMATICS DIFFERENT?
You’ve heard of calcium to fortify your bones and exercise to fortify your muscles…but what are you doing to keep your hair strong and healthy? Introducing new Chromatics—this revolutionary professional hair-color fortifies every strand giving you shinier, healthier-looking hair and amazing color after just one salon visit.
Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Just a reminder that our stylist of the week promotion is coming up fast. Book with Lane April 3rd through the 7th and you will receive 25% off your hair service total.
Lane has a total of 8 years experience and has certifications from Alfaparf Milano, Aquage, Toni and Guy…
Posted Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Book with our stylist of the week Lane April 3rd - April 7th and receive 25% off your hair service total.
Lane has a total of 8 years experience and has certifications from Alfaparf Milano, Aquage, Toni and Guy and many more. Lane prides himself on his personalized color formulas and…
Posted Monday, February 13, 2012
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and what better way to say I love you than with the gift of relaxation. Purchase a Mina's Studio gift certificate for your special someone or even yourself! We offer a variety of services such as facials, massage, manicure, pedicure and more! Gift certificates can be…
Posted Thursday, February 9, 2012
Aveda, a well-known name in hair and body care, would like to introduce a state of the art solution for thinning hair, the Invati system and it is now available at Mina's Studio.
This three-step system is based on the power of Ayurveda, the ancient healing art of India. It…
Posted Sunday, November 13, 2011
AVAILABLE NOW! Bumble & bumble and Aveda Holiday gift sets. Share the brands you love this holiday season. This holiday season you can purchase an 8oz Bumble & bumble Thickening Shampoo, Conditioner and Spray for $52.00 (tax not included). Normal retail price for all three items is $71.00, that’s a…
Posted Sunday, November 6, 2011
Mina's Studio co-owner Alejandra Scott and hair stylist Katie Grossman attended the Bumble and bumble Design Workshop September 29-30 in New York City. The intensive 2 day session for Bumble Network Licensed Stylists featured theory and training courses on cutting as well as classes to build consultative skills and product…
Posted Thursday, September 1, 2011
Friendly Reminder! Mina's Studio will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday, Monday September 5th. We will reopen at 8:45am on Tuesday September 6th. As always, you can find information about our services online or request an appointment. We will be responding to all emails and phone calls…
Posted Tuesday, May 3, 2011
We would like to thank the readers of Chapel Hill News for voting us best of Orange County in 8 categories in the 2011 Rose Awards!
This marks the 7th year we were named best salon and the 5th year they were voted as the top spa. In addition we were…
Posted Sunday, May 1, 2011
What an amazing wedding. Kate Middleton's hair was classic, simple and elegant just like a princess should be. She went with a half-up do that showed elegance as well as a little glamour. The bride was styled by James Pryce supported by Richard Ward. The bridal party was styled by…
Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Featherlocks are a fun, new and creative way to add a little funk to your hair-style without the worries of altering your hair color. We carry the hair extensions in an array of colors and have three different mixes. We have the warm mix that are all the colors of…
Posted Thursday, April 14, 2011
Mina’s Studio is thrilled to announce the arrival of Bumble & bumbles newest product line, Bb Shine. The sure thing for shimmer, Let it Shine Shampoo and Conditioner and Shine On Finishing Spray lets your hair sparkle naturally so every lock catches the light.
Let it Shine Shampoo and Conditioner dissolves…
Posted Tuesday, March 29, 2011
We are in week seven of renovations and things are really starting to come together and we cannot thank our clients and staff enough for being so patient during this process. We can't wait to unveil the great changes we have in store for you and look forward to providing…
Posted Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I, Jorge Esquivel, founder of 171 Hair Studio, have joined the most prestigious and innovative salon in the heart of Chapel Hill, Mina's Studio.
I worked on Franklin Street for over 20 years and my motivation to work with Mina's came from wanting to surround myself with the most talented hair…
Posted Friday, March 11, 2011
If you missed it Mina’s Studio salon owners, Louann Doran and Alejandra Scott, were interviewed Thursday March 10th by the locally known radio personality Ron Stutts to talk about our involvement in the 2nd annual Marry Me Ron Stutts contest where one lucky couple will receive a free wedding and…
Posted Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Book with Kelsey during the week of March 29th through April 3rd and you will receive 25% off of your hair service total (be sure to mention the special when you make the appointment).
Kelsey graduated from the Douglas J Aveda Institute in Michigan, is certified in Keratin treatments and has…
Posted Friday, March 4, 2011
Vote in Independent Best of the Triangle, Chapel Hill News Rose Awards and Metro Bravo Awards. Please show your support and vote Mina's for best salon, spa, nail spa, haircut and customer service in Orange county!
Thank you ......to our clients who have helped make us the "best of" for many…
Posted Friday, February 25, 2011
Mina's Studio is proud to sponsor for the second year the WCHL Marry Me Ron Stutts radio contest which started February 14. One lucky couple will have the chance to get married, renew their vows, or show their commitment to each other in grand style, as part of WCHL…
Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Starting today you can take advantage of a great special on one of our most experienced hair stylists, Rick Campeau. Although Rick is new to Mina's Studio he is not new to the hair styling profession. Rick has over 32 years of salon experience and has been a proprietor of…
Posted Wednesday, February 16, 2011
We were one of few salons in the area invited to attend a sneak peek of Bumble & bumble’s new product, Bb.Texture, that will launch this month and will be in our studio soon!
The event was hosted by Bumble at the well-known spot, the Reservoir, in Carrboro, North Carolina. Alejandro…
Posted Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Chapel Hill Featured Hair Stylist, Rick Campeau
We're privileged to have Rick Campeau join our salon after his more than 32 years in the hair styling profession. And to help welcome him we are making him our 'Featured Hair Stylist of the Week' February 23-26. Simply book any hair service with…
Posted Friday, January 28, 2011
32 year hair styling veteran is new Platinum Level hair stylist at award winning Chapel Hill hair salon, Mina's Studio
We're happy to welcome Rick Campeau, our new platinum level hair stylist, to our team. He will officially start at our Chapel Hill salon February 1st so book your appointment soon.…
Posted Sunday, January 23, 2011
Carolina Inn Bridal Fair January 30
As we have for more than a decade, Mina's Studio will be participating in the Carolina Inn Bridal Fair next weekend. The showcase is where future brides and grooms can go and meet local wedding experts and get tips on wedding planning. Come together…
Posted Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Get a break from all the snow and ice and come in to Mina's Studio for a new look by our Silver Level hair stylist, Dayana Flores! And from Wednesday - Saturday, January 19-22, we're offering a special "Stylist of the Week" discount. Simply book any hair…
Posted Monday, January 3, 2011
We would like to offer a special welcome to Jorge Esquivel, our new platinum level hair stylist. Jorge has over 25 years of experience and has been a known name in the industry and around town for a long time. Jorge specializes in hair cutting and stays up to date…
Posted Thursday, December 16, 2010
I’m, Shelia Manciu, Gold level hair stylist for Mina’s Studio. The weather outside is frightful, so the song lyric goes. Imagine what the frightful weather is doing to your hair. Come in to Mina’s, have a warm latte on us and get those winter ends mended with one of our…
Posted Thursday, December 9, 2010
The holiday season is winding down, don't leave your gift giving to the last minute! Treat someone you love this holiday season to the gift of relaxation and purchase a Mina's Studio gift card. Gift cards can be purchased for any value in-store or online at http://minasstudio.com/gift-cards/ . As an…
Posted Friday, December 3, 2010
We would like to offer a special welcome to Dayana Flores, our new silver level hair stylist. Dayana has over eight years of experience and was trained in the New York International Beauty School as well as taking classes in Milan, Italy and Alfaparf. She is certified in Keratins and…
Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Get an early start this year and avoid the Black Friday craziness with some gift ideas for your family or friends in Chapel Hill and the surrounding Triangle area. Whether it's a great gift package or a gift card to let them enjoy whatever beauty salon service they like best…
Posted Sunday, November 14, 2010
Don't forget about our featured stylist of the week - Sheila Manciu! This week from November 15-21, see our Gold hair stylist, Sheila at a very special "Stylist of the Week" discount. Simply book any hair service with Sheila and receive 25% your service total. To be eligible for the …
Posted Monday, November 1, 2010
If you have been to our studio but have never met Shelia you are missing out! Shelia has 18 years of experience and specializes in men’s cuts and various shades of blonde highlighting. "I see my job as and art form and I love what I do. I will always…
Posted Monday, October 18, 2010
Make sure you don’t miss our Featured Stylist of the Week, Jackie, and take advantage of 25% off your service this week! Hurry and book your appointment with Jackie before time runs out on Saturday October 24th. Jackie has certification from the Aveda Institute and has a passion…
Posted Tuesday, October 12, 2010
A special thanks to all the Mina's Studio employees and clients that helped contribute to making this year's Lee Denim Day a great success. Every year more and more people around the country combine forces to raise breast cancer awareness and raise funds to help this great cause. "Mina's Studio…
Posted Monday, September 27, 2010
We pride ourselves on continuing education so that we can bring you the latest trends and styles. We had an Aveda instructor, Jeffery, come to our studio to educate our stylists on the Aveda Deep Color Line that is geared towards people with very dark hair and is used to…
Posted Monday, September 20, 2010
We have had such a great response to our September Student Special and we want you to keep the requests coming! For the whole month of September any student new to our studio that shows a valid student ID will receive 25% off of your service. That’s right, any service…
Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Make sure you don’t miss our Featured Stylist of the Week, Nicole, and take advantage of 25% off your service this week! This special is in full swing so book your appointment with Nicole before time runs out on Saturday September 18th. Nicole is an Aveda trained stylist whose specialties…
Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2010
We would like to welcome back students with a great opportunity for a new look, some pampering or a little relief from those stressful classes and at a great price!
Any student who has never been to Mina’s Studio before and shows a valid student ID will receive 25% off any…
Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Be the first to know about some of our upcoming September events. Our next Featured Stylist of the Week is Nicole, one of our bronze level stylists. An Aveda graduate (and a graduate from our rigurous apprentice program), Nicole says "Hair is my passion!" Experience it yourself from September 12-18th…
Posted Monday, August 23, 2010
This week is the last week to take advantage of our terrific special: With any full facial or full body massage, receive a complimentary Mina's manicure! Call our front desk at 919.968.8548 to schedule you're appointment before it's too late!
Mina’s Studio, a full service beauty salon in Chapel Hill,…
Posted Friday, August 20, 2010
Following this week's Brazilian Keratin class, we've received several new and fabulous retail products that we can't get enough of!
First, you may have heard about MoroccanOil, an ultra-light treatment that helps add shine and luster to your hair, reduces your drying time and strengthens and conditions your hair. Our stylists…
Posted Monday, August 16, 2010
We've got an exciting week here at Mina's Studio! Our stylists are prepping for a class this morning on our Brazilian Keratin Relaxers. Our clients have been raving about the amazing results and finally, we'll have more stylists certified to perform this service for YOU!
Don't forget, too, that there's a…
Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010
We are currently looking for two hair models for a Bb Razor Cutting Demo class next Thursday with Alejandro. If you have collar-bone length hair and would be willing to cut to a bob OR long hair and would be willing to have layers, please contact us! Class is…
Posted Wednesday, July 21, 2010
David Stanko, New York City's best colorist, educator and color developer, was in Raleigh this past weekend to lead a class in advanced color placement and formulations entitled "Exploring the or in Haircolor." Both Louann and Alejandra, owners of Mina's Studio, attended the class and came back with a wealth…
Posted Friday, July 16, 2010
If you have been to Mina's but haven't met Gabriela, you're missing out! Gabriela has over 14 years of cosmetology experience and has a wealth of training knowledge--from international schooling to classes with Aveda, Dermalogica, SkinCeuticals and Keratin Relaxers, Gabriela has it all. Her specialties include highlighting, working with curly-haired…
Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010
If you don't have plans for tomorrow night, join some of our staff at the Best of the Triangle Party hosted by the Independent Weekly! The event begins at 6pm at the Golden Belt in Durham and will last until approximately 11pm. In addition to music by Birds and Arrows,…
Posted Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Another giant applause and a heartfelt thanks to everyone who voted in Metro Magazine's 2010 Bravo Awards! For the fourth year in a row, Mina's Studio was voted the Best Salon in the Triangle by Metro Magazine readers. Thank you so much for everyone's continued support; we really couldn't be…
Posted Friday, June 4, 2010
It seems that Mother's Day was just yesterday, but already it's time to start thinking ahead for Father's Day! For our fathers, we have a nice treat planned for the entire weekend! With any service booked Friday, June 18th, Saturday, June 19th or Sunday, June 20th, every father, father-to-be and…
Posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010
If you've been to Mina's anytime in the last two years, you may have noticed a poster of a swimming otter by our front door... or you may have walked by without giving it a second glance. The poster was given to us by Matter of Trust, a non-profit charity…
Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Meet Maximo, our Stylist of the Week (through May 29th)! Although Maximo is one of the newest members to join our team, his experience and talent have clients flocking back to his chair. Maximo has over 15 years of experience and has been trained by some of the industry's best…
Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Thank you so much for everyone who helped vote Mina's Studio the Best Hair Salon in Chapel Hill for the 6th year in a row (!!!) in the Chapel Hill News' annual Rose Awards! We also received, for the fourth year in a row, an award for the Best Spa. …
Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Meet Maximo, our next Stylist of the Week (May 25-29)! Although Maximo is one of the newest members to join our team, his experience and talent have clients flocking back to his chair.
Maximo has over 15 years of experience and has been trained by some of the industry's best and…
Posted Wednesday, May 5, 2010
For all you long-time Aveda devotees who lamented the loss of the Elixir Leave-In Conditioner, we have a new product we think you'll love. Aveda's new Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair is a daily leave-in treatment that instantly repairs damaged hair, protects against heat styling and helps detangle your hair…
Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010
It's the time of year to help vote Mina's Studio as the best salon in the Triangle through the Metro Magazine Bravo Awards!
They've made voting easy as pie (you can just click here to be taken to the ballot). To enter, you must vote for at least 20 categories and…
Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tomorrow is the last day to cast your vote in the Independent Weekly's popular "Best Of" contest. Ballots are being accepted online and it's never been easier. Simply click here to start voting (and remember to vote for Mina's as the Best Hair salon in the Triangle)!
If you're interested in…
Posted Thursday, April 8, 2010
If you're undecided about a new spring look, or just want an update to your current look, there's never been a better time to try out our Gold level stylist, Sheila! All of next week (April 11-April 17), we're offering a very special "Stylist of the Week" discount. Simply book…
Posted Thursday, March 25, 2010
Bringing a friend to Mina's Studio has never been so easy... and so rewarding! For a couple of days only (from 2-6pm on April 19th, April 21st, April 26th and April 28th), bring a friend with you and both of you will receive 50% of your services! Never been to…
Posted Wednesday, March 17, 2010
We'd like to give a hearty congratulations to Celeste and Ryan Evans, the winning couple of the "Marry Me Ron Stutts" contest, sponsored by WCHL 1360AM.
The winner was announced at a fabulous party, hosted by the Siena Hotel this past Monday. Both Louann Doran, co-owner of Mina's Studio, and Gabriela…
Posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010
It's still not too late to enter WCHL's "Marry Me Ron Stutts" giveaway! You've got until Friday to submit your application. One lucky bride will be getting spoiled, head to toe, with a variety of services from our award-winning staff!
You can find complete contest rules and an entry form…
Posted Friday, February 26, 2010
Did you know that we offer an easy and convenient way for you to schedule your next appointment with us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
If you're not signed up for Online Booking, you're missing out! Never before have you had so much flexibility in choosing your services,…
Posted Friday, February 19, 2010
If you have not tried it yet you will love Aveda Smooth Infusion and Conditioner - it can smooth and soften hair up to 60%! It is a great way to help hydrate and straighten your hair - especially great if your hair is dry and needs some shine (perfect…
Posted Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Don't forget to tune your AM radio dial to 1360 tomorrow morning at 7:30am to listen to Alejandra and Louann's interview with Ron Stutts on WCHL's Morning News.
Remember, too, if you're not in your car or near a radio, you can always visit WCHL's home page to listen from any…
Posted Monday, February 15, 2010
Just a quick mid-week update to let you know some exciting news!
Alejandra and Louann will be interviewed by the WCHL-1360 morning host, Ron Stutts, on Thursday morning at 7:30am. If you're not in your car, don't worry! You can listen through their website by clicking the link near the…
Posted Sunday, January 31, 2010
Due to inclimate weather the Carolina Inn Bridal Fair in Chapel Hill has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 7, 2010 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.
The bridal fair is a Carolina Inn tradition of bringing together the area's most distinguished vendors and experts from all avenues of wedding planning and Mina's…
Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Bumble recently reformulated their fabulous treatment line to be paraben-free and to deliver faster results. Their new "Wear and Care" line features two easy identifiable lines--Quenching and Mending.
The reformulated products arrived on our doorstep this week and we are really excited to welcome them back! Not…
Posted Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Aveda has added two new products to their ever-popular Light Elements line: a Shaping Wax and Texturizing Creme.
The Light Elements Shaping Wax is made with organic beeswax and jojoba wax help provide unique pliability to any hair type. It has a firm, movable hold but it…
Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010
It's the time of year where we start prepping for our annual appearance at the Carolina Inn Bridal Fair in Chapel Hill, North Carolina! The bridal fair is a Carolina Inn tradition of bringing together the area's most distinguished vendors and experts from all avenues of wedding planning and…
Posted Wednesday, January 6, 2010
One of the many reasons why Mina's Studio is a step above our competition is because we have a staff fully dedicated to achieving the highest education possible in our respective fields.
We're happy to let you know about some upcoming educational events that will, in turn, benefit you!
First, we'll be…
Posted Saturday, December 12, 2009
International celebrity chooses Mina's Studio for hair and make-up for magazine photoshoot
Mina's Studio stylist Gabriela Bozymski is called out in Italian magazine Chi for her hair styling and make-up of celebrity Justine Mattera and her mother Regina. The article "American Beauty", was featured in the September issue of Chi magazine.…
Posted Saturday, November 21, 2009
Do some damage control with a deep conditioner if you notice your hair drying out. Your hair only needs to be washed out twice a week - but it's important to wash out any styling products that weigh down your hair.