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Recently, one of my coworkers crept up to me and said in a low voice, “Jenna, I love the nest, but I think you can do more with your hair for spring…” Immediately after discerning what she meant by “the nest” – which I prefer to call the “power/speed/Pilates/yoga bun” – I recognized that perhaps there were more options that I had not yet considered… Enter Brittany Brudzinski, a top stylist at Maxine Salon, who is …
Sexy From Head to ToeJune 19, 2013
Summertime: the season of longer days and even longer nights. After hibernating through a seemingly frosty forever, as Chicagoans, we know better than to allow a moment of sunshine sneak by without enjoying it. Catching rays at day games, happy hour al fresco, volleyball leagues, rooftop BBQs, jogs on the lakefront path, etc.; we are out and about, baring it all… The changing climate and reasons to party bring a slew of beauty woes. Humidity wreaks havoc on your hair, the sun scorches your skin and lack of sleep shows in your eyes. Luckily we are uncovering some of beauty’s best kept secrets; quick and super easy treatments to keep you … Read more
Blow Outs That Will Blow You AwayApril 17, 2013
It’s easy to get into a beauty funk when the weather is cold. Your body’s covered up by layers and even manicures and pedicures can seem pointless when you spend so much time in gloves and boots. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up now that spring is starting, head over to Blow by Blow, which opened on the Near North Side in October. Blow dry bars, spots that specialize in styling your hair without any cutting, are a standard in New York. Katie Gagnon was living there when she got the idea to bring the concept to her native Chicago with the help of her mom, Julie. “We thought Chicago needed one,” … Read more
Celebrity Stylist Serge Normant Says Big Hair Is InMarch 20, 2013
You’d probably take hair styling tips from anyone at this point, but what about someone who’s worked with major celebrities? We’re talking Julia Roberts, Blake Lively and Gisele, here. We are not messing around. So come learn from the best! Katia, from Birchbox, learned from celebrity stylist, Serge Normant, just how to get that big, catwalk hair.