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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As you’re still sporting your parkas and winter gear, the last thing on your mind may be waxing – but the hot weather is on its way …. eventually! (this last week was a teaser) Besides, keeping a regular waxing routine, even in cold weather, is important and here’s why: Keeping a regular waxing routine conditions body hair to grow at the same rate, making waxing more effective and less painful. Once you are on a regular schedule, hair tends to grow back more slowly so that two weeks will turn into six weeks, and eventually, hair may stop growing back in all together! Need more reasons to get in for a wax? Waxing exfoliates the skin, which helps this time of year with dry, winter skin. It also encourages…


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Win an iPad Mini!!

February 18, 2017

Are you one of those people that feel you never win anything? Well, besides already enjoying a great experience at any one of our three Charles Ifergan salons, all you have to do is one more step to winning an iPad Mini. Simply snap a selfie of your new ‘do and post it to Instagram! Details are above ~ Really … Follow, Snap, Post … What could be easier?    


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Tired of the Chicago cold? Why not heat up your look with a hot, fresh spring hair color! We’ve taken a look at the latest trends pulled right from the red carpets and fashion mags this year. Natural, almost minimalist, is the trend for both hair and makeup this season. This doesn’t mean forgo the hair color – there’s many cool shades that your colorist can help you choose form. Here’s a few hair color ideas to get you ready for spring: Brunettes indulge this spring is chocolate. No, not the tasty stuff … the hair color. Fair or golden complexion? How about a warm milk chocolate shade while olive & red-based skin tones should embrace a deeper tone with cool undertones like mocha or espresso. No matter which end…


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Looking for a way to pamper your man, ladies? Or maybe you’re wanting a fresh look for yourself, fellas. We’ve got the insider scoop on all the latest hair trends for men. 2017 has a few staple predictions we have seen swarming our salons. From short cuts to lengthy waves, there is a place for all hair textures and lengths. Consulting your stylist about what will work best for your hair as well as what’s on trend is the best first step! So, here’s the skinny on what’s hot: Get faded. Fades tend to be a bit more of an edgy look. Fades are extremely popular among barbers where the hair is very, very By definition it’s a transition from short to long, so for the guys wanting their necks…


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Here we go! 2017 in Chicago is in full swing and with the New Year, you may be looking to explore the city from a new angle or get dolled up for an exciting night out downtown. Whichever way the Windy City blows, make sure you know what’s happening in every direction! We’ve put together a little guide for your February: Set your taste buds afire and discover new places to make your mouth water! Get a special deal on a fixed-price lunch or dinner at 350 restaurants during Chicago Restaurant Week, February 1 – 9, 2017 (begins Jan. 27). Taps your toes and dance the night away while you celebrate traditional music from around the world in concerts and workshops at University of Chicago Folk Festival, February 10 –…


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When it comes to a new haircut it’s all about a flattering shape! Haircuts and Color (just like makeup and clothing) can draw attention away or to certain facial features. That’s right ladies, a haircut can make a face look longer and leaner taking pounds away, and it can even take years off your face when done just right. A good hairstylist can design the perfect haircut and/or color to frame and flatter your face shape, highlighting your best attributes, and hiding some that may not be your favorites. Sounds too good to be true? You may think so, but a trained stylists eye can truly work magic when it comes to cut and color. Expert hairstylists will know exactly what shapes and styles will work best for each face…


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The holidays are right around the corner and that means your party dresses are picked and your jewelry is purchased. With a stunning pair of stilettos and the glowing finesse of your makeup, you’ll be perfectly set to make a statement with your grand entrance at your seasonal gathering! Oh, wait…that’s right, no Belle of the Ball will overlook an opportunity to reveal an unforgettable holiday hair style. And the good news is this: you don’t have to have all the glitz and inside tricks to pull off the look you want! But you will carry all the glam if you follow a few of our latest trendy tips! We are loving the loose, sweeping curls for the ladies looking to show off their volume. Lay those locks to rest…


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While the weather outside is frightful, Chicago holiday festivities are delightful! No doubt there’s a party going on somewhere any day of the week this month but I thought we’d highlight a few of the favorites for family, date night, afternoon outing, or entertaining those out-of-town visitors to show ‘em what Chicago has to offer. Winter WonderFest December 2, 2016 – Jan. 8, 2017 Whether you’re just a big kid at heart or want some indoor family fun, don’t miss the Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest. In its 16th year, it’s a family tradition with music, 170,000 sq ft of carnival rides, slides, and the Chicago Blackhawks indoor ice-skating rink all decked out with holiday cheer. ZooLights at Lincoln Park Zoo Dec. 2 – 31, 2016 Light up the night…


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We all do it …. we make bad choices sometimes. You can see it in an impulse fashion buy that really should have never left the store, stopping for that sweet indulgence that you know you’ll regret later, and even those bad hair mistakes that we may not even be aware we’re making. Don’t be too hard on yourself. We’ve all been there, done that. Take a deep breath and really take a step back to see if you have inadvertently fallen into the trap of hair snafus. Bad Hair Drying It’s morning – it could be before and while drinking your first cup of coffee that you are trying to frantically blow dry your hair to get out of the house on time. Bad blow-drying can really lead to…


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