Airbrush makeup is one of the hottest trends in beauty, and for good reason. Celebs love it for its flawless finish and you will, too! The finish is perfect because airbrush makeup doesn’t settle into any lines or imperfections, it just covers you perfectly with one flawless, smooth finish. Used to the look of traditional makeup? You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you see how airbrushing leaves more gradual transitions between your makeup and bare skin, making it impossible to tell where your makeup ends, even under bright lights of the office. One of the best benefits is how long it lasts. You can go all day and well into the night without any touchups, even until the end of a night on the town. Getting married or in a wedding…


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It’s getting a little cooler outside, but your summer hair is still giving you trouble – it’s frizzy, hard to style and takes forever to blow dry every morning. Your Charles Ifergan stylist is here to help! A smoothing treatment may be just what you need to get those unruly locks under control. Smoothing treatments infuse your hair with protein, making each strand healthy and shiny. Sounds dreamy, right? The frizz goes away because the protein levels out the rough spots caused by damage from the heat of styling tools or the environment. You can literally save hours each day, because smoothing treatments cut your blow-drying time drastically, and you no longer need to fuss with straightening irons every morning before you go to work or school, and every night…


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Chicago is second to none when it comes to celebrating, and that’s especially true this month. As we head toward the end of summer, it’s as if the tempo is picking up and there are more and more great choices for things to do before the weather changes for another season. Here are just a few of our favorites – maybe we’ll see you there? The 59th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show kicks off at the North Avenue Beach on the weekend of August 19 and 20. It runs from 10am to 3pm both days, and it’s absolutely free. Headlining the event this year are the US Navy Blue Angels, the US Navy Parachute Team Leap Frogs, and the US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team, but there will also…


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You’ve got that rockin’ color and style by your favorite Charles Ifergan stylist yet when you look in the mirror, something is missing … what could it be … oh, if you only had longer eyelashes. Lush and long eyelashes actually help to accentuate your features and that includes that great new hair style. Eye mascara, artificial lashes, and extension treatments are always fixes for that, but these things can actually make your lashes weaker over time. Want to getting stunning lashes naturally? Here’s 3 of the most popular ways to help your eyelashes grow naturally: Coconut Oil & Essentials: A great way to make your own home treatment is by mixing a half-teaspoon of coconut oil with four drops of lavender oil. Make sure to start with a clean…


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There’s no denying that summer is here and as it just keeps heating up, the trend in hair and makeup is to adopt a more minimalist approach. With our humidity in Chicago, that’s a good thing! As you think of hair colors for the summer months, here’s the top color trends according to Cosmopolitan: Ash Blond: These are the natural blond hair colors for those with neutral and golden complexions. If you are cool skin toned, stay away from this hue as it can make you look washed out. This is a great hair color option for earthy sandy tones that bring you back to nature but can look very elegant when you need it to. Rooted Blond: This is a great way to stretch out your highlights and stop…


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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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