Have big plans this summer? Maybe a vacation, time in the sun and on the beach, hanging out at the pool? The summer sun can have harsh effects on your hair color and the overall health of your hair. Here’s some summer hair rules to keep your hair color bright and soft throughout the summer. Lock in Your Color Ask your Charles Ifergan hairstylist about our exclusive products to prevent your hair color from prematurely washing out and other products to keep your hair layers healthy, sealed and protected. Rinse Your Hair Before & After Swimming If you’re going in the pool, the mix of chlorine (a super powerful cleaning agent) and the heat of the sun, can activate the chemical’s stripping agents in your hair. If you’re a natural…


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Let’s face it. Most guys, especially Dad’s, just head down to their local barber shop, or even worse …. some hair chain that’s a dime a dozen in suburbia. Looking for a great gift for Dad this Father’s Day? How about helping him get a little bit of style with a Charles Ifergan gift certificate! Sure, it may be some extra money than the corner barber, but we came up with top reasons to make Dad go to a salon this Father’s Day not just for his benefit, but yours as well. You can dress Dad fashionably but a bad haircut can ruin the whole look One of the first things people notice about you is your smile … right next to that head of hair A good haircut and…


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Stepping out of one of our three Charles Ifergan salons always feel liberating. Your hair looks fabulous, you feel fabulous, and you can’t wait to show off your new ‘do! However, have you ever woken up one day in between your hair visits and wondered why your hair just isn’t behaving like you stepped out of the salon? Here’s some tips on keeping your hair looking “just stepped out of the salon” fresh until your next visit: Cut back on shampooing. It’s tempting to wash your hair everyday but it’s actually stripping your hair of natural oils. This causes your hair follicles to over-produce these oils making your hair feel dirty, faster. Three times a week is good unless you absolutely have to. You can also try our dry shampoo…


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Our hair is important to us. We take time to spend in the salon refreshing our color, trimming the ends, and making sure it’s healthy and looking its best. So why not take the same care while at our Oak Street location to keep your skin looking its best with a facial or other express spa service. Today’s non-stop lifestyle can take a toll on your skin. Whether it’s being out in the sun, stuck in the office with its moisture-robbing A/C, or in our urban pollution, your skin needs some pampering. We offer facials, peels, and intense hydration services to make sure your skin is at its best. But you moisturize and clean your skin every night, right? That’s not enough! First of all, a good facial will clean…


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We’ve all been there… realizing you really need a haircut or fresh color from your favorite Charles Ifergan stylist. However, you’ve put it off longer than you’d have liked because you just didn’t have the time to call. No worries! We’re here to remind you that we have an app to make your life easier. A few tap and swipes of our user-friendly app and you can book your appointments in a matter of minutes, finding the perfect appointment time that is right for you. Use your tablet or smartphone right in the comfort of your home or while you’re on the go. Other great features of our app include the ability to: ** View current promotions or offers ** Explore our staff and services we offer at all three…


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Your wedding day is going to be hectic. Really … We have many, many weddings under our belt. The last thing you’re going to want, or have time to for, is to do your own hair and makeup. It’s an exciting day full of relatives coming in, photos to take, last minute things to organize, so why not let Charles Ifergan make sure your bridal party’s hair and makeup is perfect and will last the entire day. Any one of our three locations are equipped to accommodate your bridal party to ensure their hair and makeup is done right. If you’d like to make it even more memorable for your party, we can help to set up a table if you’d like to bring in some catered hors d’oeuvres and…


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One thing you can’t say about Chicago is that it’s boring. Whether you’re looking for something to do at night, on a weekend, or a family day, there’s always something for everyone. April and May is no different. Here’s just a few exciting things to get out and do this next month. Chicago Humanities Festival: Springfest/17: Stuff – April 28-30 2017 Looking to broaden your horizons? The Chicago Humanities Festival wants to open your eyes and mind with today’s most sought after writers, politicians, and artists from all walks of life, including Sheryl Sandberg, Marie Kondo, Caitlyn Jenner, John Waters and many more. The best and brightest take over Chicago from April 28-30 2017 so don’t miss it! Tickets range from $10-$44 so get tickets today! Randolph Street Market Festival –…


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Whether you are a late sleeper, slow-to-get-moving morning dweller, or love to have a hot, relaxing shower before bed instead of in the morning kinda gal, you’ve probably been a victim of bed head. Ya’ know, that condition where your hair sticks straight up in the morning and you just want to run screaming back to bed and hide? All you need is a little planning to combat that bed head. Try some of these hair care hacks at night before going to bed and you’ll be better prepared to tackle your hair in the morning. Dry Your Hair Thoroughly: If you go to bed with wet hair, you’re just asking to wake up with your hair standing on end. Make sure your hair is completely dry before heading off…


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Many of us as young girls dream of our wedding day. From the dress to the venue to the reception details, at some point in time many of us have written down or day dreamed about our perfect day. Was your hairstyle one of those visions?  How you choose to wear your hair for your wedding day should complement the style of your dress as well as show off your unique personality. You also need to think about how you’ll feel years from now when you look back at the photos of your special day. You want to look back fondly, not look back and wonder, “What was I thinking?” Good news! There’s several wedding hairstyles that stand the test of time and their beauty never goes out of style….


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March is all about the GREEN. Not many cities celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as well as Chicago. From food to a green river to beer runs and bar crawls, there’s something for everyone no matter the age. Be sure to check out all the great events Chicago has to offer. March 5-12 ~ Restaurant Week at MB Financial Park Calling all foodies! It isn’t too late to take part in some of the best food from the top restaurants in Chicago. Enjoy prix-fixe, three-course menus from all of the Park’s restaurants starting at $20 per person. Check out the menu and schedules to plan on hitting this event before it’s too late. Saturday March 11~ River Dyeing and Parade The fun starts are 9am with the annual dyeing of the Chicago…


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