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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When they say not to get rid of old clothing because “everything comes back in style,” it’s not only about fashion trends. That old saying couldn’t hold more true to hairstyles as well. This fall, the most trending cut is the shag. It’s original roots date back to the 1970’s (think Jane Fonda) the resurfaced again in the 1990’s. No haircut has stronger roots in Rock & Roll (Mick Jagger, Bowie, Keith Richards, and more!), and now, with a modern twist, the shag is back and cooler than ever. Here’s the deal. The shag is created with layers …. lots and lots of layers! It can be achieved with any hair length, although collar-bone to shoulder length is best to really show off the shape.  To create a more modern…


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The hot days of summer are gone but you’re left with great memories, perhaps a nice tan, and undoubtedly dry, split ends. Not only do we tend to over wash our hair, we also expose our hair to chlorine, salt water, and heat overload from curling irons, flat irons, and blow dryers. Even pulling your hair back into a tight pony tail, especially while your hair is wet, causes damage to your hair. Now that summer is gone, treat your hair to some TLC for those damaged split ends and dry hair. The first step is a haircut, even if it’s just to take off the dead ends. Then, take advantage of our deep conditioning treatments. These specialized treatments renew your hairs’ moisture starting at the roots all the way…


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We recently posted a short bob trends article on our social media and it was a big hit. There’s no denying bob hairstyles are still trending in 2016 and are in no danger of going out of style. There’s so many variations of the bob that it’s easy to find one that looks fresh, young and fits every face shape. The bob style that’s trending this year, and into 2017, is not only the bob but a play on the length & symmetry, and the latest trending color that goes with it. It’s all about incorporating color and depth to give your bob style a fresh natural look with dimension. Who Can Wear the Bob? Pretty much anyone! Just find the length and asymmetrical style that suits your hairstyle and…


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