Going Bronze – Hair Color Ideas for the Fall

Vanessa Hudgens has been giving us hair inspiration left and right over the past few years, but this look might take the grand title. She goes from dark brunette to “bronzy” and she is making us all want to try on the new #bronzehair trend for ourselves.

Take a look at her before picture:

Vanessa Hudgens Brunette Hair Color
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“Is “bronze” the new fall hair color you never knew you needed? If Vanessa Hudgens’ version of it is proof, the answer is a big fat yes.” –

Glamour showcased her new color after Vanessa took to instagram to thank her colorist, Riawna Capri of NineZeroOne Salon™

Vanessa Hudgens Bronze Hair Color via Instagram
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“New hair thanks to @riawnacapri @ninezeroone #bronzey”

Have you started to think about how you will transition your hair for Fall? Whether it’s adding some lowlights or doing a full 180, leave it to our professionals. The Agnes O. Color Team will bring to life the absolute best Fall color for your hair. Give us a call to schedule your session today (312)-265-0481 or schedule your session online.

Irina Shayk Goes Blonde Bombshell for Vogue Russia

Irina Shayk, known for her dark brunette tresses trys on a brand new style as she graces the cover of Vouge Russia. Check out her before picture:

Irina Shayk regularly a brunette tries out blonde for the Vouge Russa cover, Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa Chicago

“Irina Shayk gets a new hair color on the September 2016 cover of Vogue Russia. The normally brunette model trades in her dark locks for lightened, blonde tresses.” –

Irina Shayk regularly a brunette tries out blonde for the Vouge Russa cover, Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa Chicago | Best Chicago Salon

Pairing her dark brow with her blonde color really accentuates her facial features. We can’t stop staring!

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We sat down with Agnes, owner and lead stylist at Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa to get her thoughts on this major change for model Irina Shayk.
“You never know until you try, what a major change can do for your look.” – Agnes Orseno, owner of Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa

Irina Shayk regularly a brunette tries out blonde for the Vouge Russa cover, Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa Chicago | Best Chicago Salon

“Irina’s soft, touchable, part curl – part wave- part soft texture, says chic yet effortless. As the Summer comes to an end, now is the best time to wear this style.” – Agnes Orseno, owner of Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa

Agnes walks us through the steps of how to achieve this look.
Step 1: apply a curl enhancing thermal protector like Kerastase’s Oleo Curl. This will protect your hair from heat damage while also helping to keep a natural curl defined or helping created curls look better and last longer.

Step 2: Diffuse your curls or twist sections and pin them up into buns to let them air dry in the perfect shape.


Select small sections on your damp hair (product already in) and twist hair, create a bun, and pin hair to dry in bun. This results in a natural, heat-free curl!

Step 3: Irina is rocking a very soft & shiny curl, adding a treatment serum after styling not only helps your hair but leaves it touch-ably soft and super shiny. Agnes reccomends Kerastase’s Serum Therapist. Thus dual sided serum packs a major punch and leaves hair uber soft.

We hope Irina’s super cool end of Summer change inspires you! If you are interested in scheduling your own transformation please give us a call at 312.265.0481.

Committing to the #HairChop – Cara Delevigne Style

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Cara Delevigne is no stranger to changing her hair, makeup, or attire — however her most recent #hairchop has left us with jaws on the ground and envy in our hearts. Her stunning transformation from long hair goddess to long bob siren was hinted at by an Instagram picture she posted.

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This post preceded the big reveal and boy does the end result look fantastic.

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From every angle this haircut is not only flattering but gives major sassy in the #bedhead department as well. The messy texture, side part, and blunt ends are an absolute match made in heaven.

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We have also seen Cara’s new cut styled with an Old Hollywood glamour vibe and it totally works!

Whether she is dressing it down and amp-ing it up, this look is going to be inspiration for many a Fall Haircut! Don’t you agree?

Model Jessica Stam shows off Gorgeous Summer Blonde Locks

Jessica Stam lands the summer 2016 cover of Canada’s Dress to Kill Magazine. We love this gorgeous blonde look for the Summer. When she pairs it with smokey eyes it’s a major show stopper.

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Our colorist Maria gives some great advice for those of us who are dying to jump on the “Blonde for the Summer” train.
“I recommend doing a full head of highlight most of the time instead of an all over lightening process. This give more dimension and I am partial to the contrast a bit of roots gives to a blonde.”- Maria.
Maria’s full highlight services lifts the overall color by applying perfectly placed foiled highlights all over the head. Maria is known for her precision and perfectionism.

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Maria also recommends an Olaplex treatment and a weekly hydrating treatment for blonde hair.
“I tell my clients to add an Olaplex treatment to their scheduled service every time they do highlights. this treatment helps to reverse damage while it’s happening to make sure you keep your hair strong & healthy. Also blonde hair dries out far easier than it’s darker counterparts so a weekly hydrating treatment like Rene Furterer’s Carthame mask is a lifesaver” -Maria colorist at Agnes O.

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Maria also shares a tip about keeping the tone perfect.
“Whether you a looking for a buttery blonde or a cool violet tone, keeping up the perfect hue is made easy when you schedule a gloss every two weeks at your salon. This helps keep your color on track.” -Maria colorist at Agnes O.

Give us a call to schedule your session with Maria (312)-264-0481. Whether you are looking for the perfect Summer blonde, a Balayaged brunette, or a ravishing red, Maria can create the perfect look for you.

Refinery29 Entices Us With Haircuts Made For Standing Out

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The first cut on Refinery 29’s list is this gorgeous long textured cut with bangs.
Sharpton says. “The cut is much more lived-­in, more French-girl. It’s not forced. It’s great for someone who has been a long-hair person and isn’t quite ready for a dramatic short cut.”
The fringe bangs paired with the textured almost curls give this cut a “lived in” edge that we are really loving.

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Anja Rubik’s long luscious locks are stunning. But check out how chic this chop looks on her!
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This shows off the chopped bob in the best way.
Sharpton says. “Good for someone who wants a little bit of sexy with a little bit of edge.”
And come on, who doesn’t want a little bit of sexy with a little bit of edge…?

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Bobs, bobs, and more bobs. This Karlie Kloss bob is a stunner for sure.
Sharpton says. “Bobs are very classic, and this one is a little bit sleeker…it’s very polished.”

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Let’s add another textured bob to the list, check out Edie Campbell’s cool bob.
Sharpton says. “It’s anti-­sleek but classic. The cut draws you to her eyes. She really stands out in a crowd now.”

These amazing haircuts really have our creative juices flowing! Looking to schedule a haircut with Agnes O.? Click here for 24/7 online booking.

Blonde for the Summer

Harpers Bazaar showcased some stunning summer hair color looks and we want to talk about the blonde hair colors they featured. Summer time for hopefully most of us means more sun so the trend to lighten hair is a popular one. Check out the three blonde colors Harpers featured.

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This pale yellow color (referenced the color of dressed flax seeds) is a gorgeous diversion from the southern Cali golden blonde we are all very familiar with. Margot’s color has an ash-ier tone to it, and gets very pale blonde at her ends. Compare this to Blake’s golden blonde to see the difference.

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Gray has been a buzz word in the color world for more than a hot minute now, but this new voyage into platinum gray is starting to pop up on some of our favorite celebs. J.Law showcased how this edgier color can still be chic and sophisticated. She wow’d at the X-Men: Apocalypse Red Carpet with a white hot dress and hair to match. This light & bright hair color shows off her features and is making us feel like telling our colorist to pull out the bleach (if you do this also ask for Olaplex, the miracle treatment to help keep hair healthy when bleaching). Compare Jennifer’s platinum gray to the popular grandma-hair-grey tone Samantha Ravndahl has been sporting recently.

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Kirsten Dunst has made some fashion moves forward since her days in red and black cheering on those Torros, but we have to say this buttery blonde is on of our favorites. She has tried out some darker colors and even did red for her spot in Spiderman playing the lovely Mary Jane. This color gives her just a bit of warmth from the butter tones but not too much to appear coppery or over-powering. Check out the difference it makes for her over all look versus a darker blonde.
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Looking to spice up your color for the summer? Give us a call at 312.265.0481 and schedule a consultation or session today.
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Celebrity Hair Transformations

The popular website Byrdie just published “The Best Celebrity Hair Transformations of 2016 (So Far)
Amanda Montell by AMANDA MONTELL.” We absolutely love the transformations they spotlighted. Take a look at some of the absolute best haircut and color transformations that 2016 has shown us so far.

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Kristen Stewart went from a short textured style in deep brunette tones with some bronde balayage at the ends and transformed into a bleach blonde punk rock goddess. We love both looks, but the edgy blonde with dark roots lends a certain high fashion aspect to Kristen’s look. We also can’t help but revel in the way her and her stylist used this new hair style to take her Cannes looks to the next level. Pictured here is one of those such looks, where she sported messy locks, a la Kurt Cobain, and killer red eyeshadow. Talk about stepping your game up.

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Next on the list of transformations Bella Hadid
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Pictured above is the tried and true Bella look, straight down the middle part, shows off her features and of course looks amazing. However pictured below Bella sported some faux bangs at the Cannes Film Festival and we gotta say this was a major change up for her. It added an entirely new dynamic to her look. Will she be committing to this change for real?

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And what about Taylor!? A list of transformations has to include this look…
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Taylor has added sophistication and a more grown up vibe to her look more than once at this point, however this stark choppy bleach blonde bob is her most successful take on a mature look. She appears more fashion forward, with some edge to this style – we really really like this look on Taylor and we have been saying just thank since spotting her Vouge May 2016 spread.

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Let’s talk about Sarah Hyland
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Byrdie said it best- “You don’t have to go platinum to edge up your look. Hyland went the opposite route by coloring her hair jet black.” And boy does that edge up her style. From sunkissed brunette to raven hair’d lady Sarah is pulling this off.

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What about J. Law…
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Jennifer has flexed from brunette to blonde more than a few times but this forray into super blondedom is really working for her. She might be known for being the makes fun of herself girl next door, but this look is a show stopper. We don’t think anyone will be calling her class clown looking like that.

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We know the Kardashian’s clog up all of our beauty feeds on a regular basis but we couldn’t make this list without including…
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Khloe chopped her hair to a new Lob length and we have to say, it looks super fly. This new shape really does wonders for her face shape. It gives her lift and we really love this length worn wavy and full of body.

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Thanks Byrdie for these amazing transfomrations (for the full article

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Gigi Hadid Models Cool Jeans and Killer Hair for DenimLab

Gigi Hadid Models Cool Jeans for Penshoppe’s DenimLab. Whether she has a baseball cap on, sassy sunglasses on, or just rocking her middle part we can’t get enough of this lioness’s mane.
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Gigi’s length and textured waves give #longhairdontcare in the absolute best of ways.

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We are also mesmerized by Gigi’s color. Our colorist Frank walked us through what we are seeing and why we love it so much. “Gigi’s base color at her root is a nice ash bronde tone. It straddles the bronde brunette line and also appears a lot less gold that the majority of popular bronde styles we are currently seeing. She also has some beautiful balayage work on her ends which brighten them up but still keep that ashy tone.” -Frank Colorist at Agnes O.
Gigi shows off a newer color and we are really loving how she’s working it!

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In addition to coveting her color doesn’t she just make you crave some extensions? Those long locks flatter her style rather than weigh her down due to the soft texture and movement she’s sporting. Craving length but not sure you are ready to commit to tape ins or sew ins? Halo Couture is our recommended solution. Our favorite brand of extensions allow you to put in and take out your stunning 100% natural hair extensions at the drop of a hat. Curious? Give us a call and schedule a complimentary consultation today (312)-265-0481.

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Oh Gigi, you give us such immense hair envy! Ladies let’s shoot for the stars and aim for Gigi Hadid hair.

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Best Hair Styles of Cannes 2016

Cannes 2016 is in full swing and the celebs are dressed to impressed and styled to wow. We are loving the hair looks that we have been seeing, let’s take a look at the best of the best so far.

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Anna’s Cannes look is absolutely stunning, the yellow dress lifts and brightens the entire look but it’s the hair that was a marvel for us. This old Hollywood wave is really flattering without aging her. We really liked this combo.

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Bella Hadid, just like her sister, is popping up left and right rocking killer fashion looks. This slicked back bun and fresh face of dewy makeup shows off her features. We liked the clean simplicity of this look.

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We showed off Blake’s first look in our last blog post, but she did not stop there. Her long hair was styled in an effortless California girl gone glam wavy style. Partner this execptional hair with beautiful makeup and a killer dress, you’ve got the classic Blake perfection we have come to expect from Mrs. Ryan Reynolds.

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Caitriona Balfe wore a lovely updo with a twist detail. This gorgeous look showed off her complexion and let her pink lip color be the focus. What great inspriration for the coming months when the weather heats up and you need a go to look that keeps your locks off your neck.

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Doutzen is a show stopper no matter what she wear but we are really enjoying this hair color on her. This shade of blonde with balayage highlights really give her a glow. Her skin looks golden and her minimalistic make shows off the hair color and plays up her naturally stunning eyes.

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Ever since Jessica Chastain revealed her lob haircut we haven’t been able to get enough of this style. The length is perfect and the wavy texture really is the cherry on top. She makes us want to chop off our hair and try a #Lob.

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Julia Roberts lights up the room with her smile, but what we couldn’t take our eyes off was her
tousled undo low updo. The face framing pieces gave this look the softness it needed, especially being paired with her suit style. It was absolute perfection.

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Kirsten Dunst shows off a very blonde style at Cannes. The brightness of her blonde, the lack of roots, and her red lip steals the show and gives her a glamours finish.

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Kristen has also made an appearance on our talked about list for Cannes already this season and she continues to slay with her cool girl style. We love that she always brings her own flair to each look, pairing casual pieces with high fashion ones for the perfect finished look. This bleach blonde messy lob is one of our favorite hair styles she’s ever rocked.

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Lily Donaldson shows us how a middle part is done! This soft pulled back look really spotlights her deep lip color. (Made popular at this years’ Met Gala) The plunging neckline really works with the hair pulled back, she looks chic and very fashion forward.

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Susan can do no wrong in our book, this too cool style with her sunnies and wind tossed hair is works perfectly for the French film festival.

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Last but not least, Victoria Beckman gives us another reason why she was always the stylish Spice Girl. This sleeveless romper in black and white has chic written all over it. Her hair follows what seems to be the Cannes updo check list, semi loose, pulled back, with a few soft waterfalling pieces to frame the face. If it’s not broke don’t mess with it! Loving this look on all the ladies who wore it.

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Blake and Kristen at Cannes 2016

Blake Lively and Kristen Stewart stepped out for Woody Allen’s opening comedy Café Society at the 69th Cannes film festival. Both ladies looking absolutely lovely. Both actresses are known for a certain type of style and next to each other we are really loving the juxtaposition.

Kristen in her white crop outfit and newly bleached hair is giving a new air about her fashion style.
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Her short haircut, bleach blonde locks, and dark roots give a depth to her fashion look. We can’t get enough. Pair that with her crispy white outfit and she is really stealing the spotlight.
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Blake is known for glamours goddess-like looks and she did not disappoint at Cannes Day 1. Her red jumpsuit, and ponytail was chic with just the right of effortless.
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Together these two gave a new potency to the word muse.

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True hair inspiration. Isn’t everyone craving a little bit more texture to your look? Wavy hair is making a huge splash recently!

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