Tag: Hair

Beauty, Chicago, Second City Style

Are You Holiday Hair Ready? Sassoon Makes It Easy!

It’s a busy time of year with all of the upcoming holiday parties and get-togethers with friends and family. The last thing you want to worry about is your hair! Sassoon makes it easy with a personalized look just for you. And now you can get inspired by their new A/W UTOPIA Collection. The collection draws on the 60 year…

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Anti-Aging Beauty

Got Grays? May I Suggest Root Concealer Sprays

There are now all kinds of hair care products and vitamins that claim to help hair grow. How about offering one product that makes hair stop growing – especially for those of us who have to color our hair? I have a standing appointment with my colorist every 6 weeks, but by week 4 my roots are already showing and it drives me batty. It’s not just the grays either, but that definitive line you can see from the color and the regrowth. Well thank GOD for spray root concealers! They buy you another two weeks in-between appointments so I always make sure to have some on hand.

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Anti-Aging Beauty

The Best Beauty Trends From New York Fashion Week Fall ’16

As is usually the case, you have to take some of the beauty trends that come from New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with a grain of salt. It’s not likely you will see anyone wearing feathers glued on to their painted nails (like at Libertine) or with glitter highlighted cheeks (like at Opening Ceremony) or frizzed out crazy-person hair with…

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Beauty, Second City Style

Drybar Gift Cards To Give And Get for Yourself!

Drybar’s Warm Wishes Blowout Gift Cards are perfect for a last-minute holiday gift or to get for yourself for your New Year’s blowout! Drybar has two locations in Chicago with one in Lincoln Park and the other in River North. See why Lauren thinks Drybar Gift Cards Are The Answer and read her review of the Drybar Perfect Blowout Kit…

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Beauty, Chicago, Second City Style

The spa at dana and Stylisted Offer The Perfect Holiday Package!

The spa at dana partnered with Stylisted to offer an exclusive seasonal package, the Let It Glow Holiday Package. It includes a classic manicure, bright eye treatment, wow brow service along with hair styling and a makeup application by Stylisted. What more could anyone want? I tried this package myself at the tranquil spa at dana! The staff and all the…

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Beauty, Chicago, Events, Fashion, Second City Style

Getting Ready For Second City Style's 10th Anniversary Party

Is it bad that Carol and I had such a blast getting ready for our own event? As soon as the Rent the Runway Chicago store opened Carol and I were ready to go and meet our stylist Asia with our Spanx and heels in hand. We tried on several looks until we approved each other’s (the one Rebecca Taylor…

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Beauty, Second City Style

Sassoon AW15 Radian/t Collection: Update Your Hair For Fall

Fall is the perfect season to update your hair cut, color and style. Choose a Sassoon style from the new AW15 Radian/t collection. Sassoon Professional celebrates 60 years of iconic style, drawing on the unmistakable Sassoon signature approach to showcase cool, pared back hair with effortless shine. “The use of a strong cut and color technique means the final result…

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Beauty, Fashion Shows, Magazine, New York Fashion Week Spring '16, Second City Style

Beauty Trends For Spring '16 From NYFW

When it comes to makeup trends straight from the runway, one can always expect some kookiness that’s not to be taken seriously (face doilies at Givenchy, dreadlocks at Nicole Miller, crazy 70’s blue liner at various designers shows) and then are are some that terrify me like zero makeup and nude lips, which begs the question…why hire a makeup company…

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Beauty, Second City Style

Damaged Hair? Pureology Nano Works Gold & Strength Cure Split End Salve

Color treated hair is abused hair. This I know all too well. Pureology has two new (well really 3) products if you have aging, color-treated hair and split ends.The first I want to discuss are my new favorite shampoo and conditioner: Pureology’s Nano Works Gold. This combo is a luxurious one-two punch for aging hair that is colored (ahem) a…

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Beauty, Second City Style

KISS InstaWave: Natural Looking Curls For Dummies

Creating natural looking beachy curls totally eludes me. I have tried using curling irons and wands and either end up burning myself (the burn on my neck was particularly distressing) or my hair just looks terrible (that little piece at the end that doesn’t curl because you have to hold it is horrid)…or both. I have also tried quite a…

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Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Fall '15, Second City Style

Backstage Beauty: James Vincent For Mehron at Charlotte Ronson

It wouldn’t be fashion week without stopping backstage at least a few times to witness the hectic scene before a show. I met up with James Vincent, the makeup artist who created the look and led the Mehron beauty team at the Charlotte Ronson show at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week Fall ’15. “This is a natural look,…

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Fashion News, Second City Style

Today's Fashion Headlines: New Burberry Brit Rhythm, Macy's Buying Bluemercury, Birchbox & Glossier Debut Products

Burberry’s New Brit Rhythm Scents Burberry has added two fragrances to its Brit Rhythm collection. The women’s fragrance is called Burberry Brit Rhythm- Floral Eau de Toilette for Women, and the men’s fragrance is Burberry Brit Rhythm- Eau de Toilette Intense for Men. The British fashion house said the scents are inspired by “the energy and anticipation of live music.”…

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