Lollapalooza is by far the biggest event of the summer in Chicago! We had a blast braiding during the four day festival at both Chicago W Hotel locations, W Lakeshore and W City Center. We braided and bedazzled hair, and Nicolette was also onsite for nail art. We loved meeting new friends and helping everyone get festival ready each day. A special shout out to Ashley of Body Bauble, for sharing some of her sweet face gems with us, so we could add the final touch for festival-goers!
Lollapalooza is the next festival that we will be doing pop-ups for braid bars. Come and see us at W Hotel City Center location and W Hotel Lakeshore location, as well as Freehand Chicago and Revival Food Hall. We will also be offering nail art at a few braid bars that weekend! Keep an eye on our Instagram page for updates on what times we will popped up and where!
You know it's officially summer in the city when the Randolph Street Market pops up outside! We were honored to be a part of the grand opening of the outdoor markets, including a Garden Party VIP Breakfast.
Guests were invited to sip on mimosas and Passion House Coffee, as well as enjoy breakfast bites by Momotaro, Bombo Bar and Sugar Hills Bakery! David and Janine were onsite for complimentary braids, and Flowers For Dreams gave away mini bouquets to everyone who attended. We couldn't have asked for better weather or more beautiful heads of hair!
We got ready for another season of braided styles and festival-ready hair with our first braid bar of the season! Hosted by Bow and Arrow Collection, a super cute new gift store, the two day event also featured pie from Bang Bang Pie , cocktails by Cocktail Courier , pink beer by Hopewell Brewing and a pop up with Lost Girls Vintage. It was quite the party! Check out these photos from the day:
HAIR BY WHITNEY
Our first Solo Barber Social of 2017 was a success! Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the craft of barbering, our amazing neighborhood and some of our favorite fellow Chicago businesses. Special thank you to Glazed and Infused, Groundswell Coffee, Scratch Goods, and Cocktail Courier! We can't wait for our next SBS in October. Keep an eye on our Instagrams, @solosalon and @solo_barber for more deets!
It was another amazing night for the Annual Trick or Treat on Madison kids parade! We really enjoyed seeing all of the costumes and partying it up with our neighbors and friends. Big thank you to our DJ of the evening, Paul Caston, and Debbie Woods of No Denial Foods for the delicious treats!
Here are a few photos from the evening!
Sine 2001 Bumble and bumble's Surf Spray has kept our locks beachy and beautiful! Perfect for wet hair, dry hair, curly or dude hair; it is a summertime essential.
The newest addition to the surf family, Surf Infusion has washed away our hesitations and exceeded expectations! Infused with a mixture of tropical oils, this superfied surf spray is perfect for soft, manageable waves. The other thing we love about Surf Infusion? It plays so well with others! Here are a few of our favorite Bumble products to style with Surf Infusion:
SURF SPRAY + SURF INFUSION
HAIR TYPE: fine to wavy
WHY WE LOVE IT: malleable, customized waves
HOW IT WORKS: add Surf Infusion to damp hair, then add Surf Spray for desired texture!
GROOMING CREME + SURF INFUSION
HAIR TYPE: wavy to thick/curly
WHY WE LOVE IT: lived-in, piecey look
HOW IT WORKS: add Surf Infusion to damp hair, then add Grooming Creme and diffuse or air dry!
HAIRDRESSER'S PRIMER + SURF INFUSION
HAIR TYPE: thick and curly
WHY WE LOVE IT: super soft, hydrated curls
HOW IT WORKS: add Hairdresser's Primer to damp hair, then add Surf Infusion for texture, or later to reactivate curls!
Join us on May 1st for our 60's Surf Solo Night Out to learn more surf styling tips and tricks! With the purchase of Surf Infusion and another full size Bumble product you will receive an exclusive surf bag FREE. See you there!
On Friday, March 20th we hosted our first Solo Barber Social! From 6pm to 9pm that evening, all the dapper dudes of Chicago were invited to enjoy shoe shines, whiskey cocktails, and beard trims and neck cleanups. Great jams were provided by DJ Paul Caston and Colefire served up some amazing flat bread pizza!
Check out photos from the event here!
Last Wednesday, December 10th, we partied it up at Gap Southport for their December Styld.by event! From 6pm to 8pm, guests were invited to shop amazing sales and styles while enjoying candy from Dylan's Candy Bar and holiday hair styling by yours truly!
Vivien was on hand, styling braids, buns and twists to help get guests in the holiday spirit! Chicago bloggers of Hallways Are My Runways, Gold Coast Girl and 2GirlsIn2Cities were also on hand to help style from head to toe and help shoppers pick out the perfect gift for everyone on their list.
We had a great time celebrating with everyone! For information about upcoming Styld.by events near you, visit www.styld-by.com .
We love transforming your look everyday, but this time of year we love transforming you into ghoulish zombies, unicorns, and even mermaids!
Carla, one of our talented makeup artists has a passion for special effects makeup and all things spooky. To get us geared up and inspired for Halloween, stylist and colorist, Seamus and Carla collaborated to created a Corpse Bride inspired look.
Carla is available for all of your Halloween makeup needs! No matter if you are looking for terrifying or whimsical, she would love to bring your look to life (or death).
Stylist and colorist, Seamus recently created a colorful transformation for Mckenzie. Originally a warm blonde, Mckenzie was looking to mix things up. Here are the gorgeous results!
Mckenzie was used to having funky colors, so I wanted to soften her a bit and give her something that was edgy, but grown up. We went with a rose gold for her base with tones of orchid and blush for her highlights. The highlights where done in a hidden panel so she could conceal them for work. - Seamus