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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.com

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.” – FashionGoneRouge.com

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!

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


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.

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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?

Halo Extensions: How To Take Care of Your Extensions

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Halo Couture extensions at Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa Chicago Salon
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After deciding to purchase your Halo Couture Extensions you want to learn all there is to know about how to best take care of your Halo to get the longest happiest life from your extensions!

Tips & Tricks for Halo Care:
-Keep your hair clean. Shampoo your halo hair in a downward motion, condition, and rinse your hair well.

-Brush your Halo carefully. Use a wide tooth comb to help with tangles and always start from the bottom and work your way up.

-Dry hair with a hair dryer. DO NOT air dry hair.

-You can also drop your halo off at Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa to be washed, conditioned, rinsed and blown out by one of our top tier stylists (Halo Blowout $45-$65+)

-If you choose to sleep with your Halo in, braid or put your hair in a loose ponytail to help minimize tangles.

-If you will be moving around energetically we Halo also recommends braiding or putting hair up.

-Using a conditioning spray regularly is very beneficial for your extensions. Since they do not produce any of their own oils the hair can become dry and dehydrated much easier than regular hair. This helps to prolong the life and up the integrity of the hair.

-Always use a heat protector (our favorite is a Kerastase Thermique $43) to keep hair safe when drying, flat ironing, or curling.
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-Avoid leaving heat on one spot for too long.
-we recommend leaving hair in the shape of the curl overnight to help hold the shape for longer rather than adding extra heat.

Taking care of your Halo will help to make sure that it looks its best and last a long time.

Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa offers a wide variety of Halo services:
Halo consultation- come in for a complimentary consultation and our talented technicians will walk you through what length, styles and colors Halo Couture has to offer. (complimentary)
Halo fitting- after ordering your Halo once it arrives come in and we will fit and place your Halo free of charge. (complimentary)
Halo fitting & style- after ordering your Halo once it arrives come in and we will fit and place your extensions. One of our talented technicians will then style your halo and natural hair. Whether you are looking for curls, waves, or a braid we will style your extensions to absolute perfection. ($45-$65+)
Halo blowout- drop off your Halo and one of our talented technicians will shampoo, condition, and blowout your Halo Extensions. ($45-$65+)
Blowout & Halo blowout- drop off your Halo and one of our talented technicians will shampoo, condition, and blowout your Halo Extensions. Come in and get your own hair shampooed, conditioned, and blowout. Then we will fit and place your fresh Halo. ($90-$130+)
Blowout & Halo blowout & curls- drop off your Halo and one of our talented technicians will shampoo, condition, and blowout your Halo Extensions. Come in and get your own hair shampooed, conditioned, and blowout. Then we will fit and place your fresh Halo. Let our talented technicians finish your style with curls to add extra dimension to your hair. ($105-$155+)
Halo haircut- bring in your Halo and one of our technicians will cut your Halo so your natural hair and extensions blend perfectly. ($65-$125+) Halo haircuts are done on dry halo hair
Haircut & Halo haircut- We will shampoo, condition, cut and blowout your natural hair. Then one of our technicians will cut your Halo so your natural hair and extensions blend perfectly. We will finish with fitting and placing your Halo. ($130-$250+)

Give us a call to schedule your session today or if you have any questions (312)-265-0481.

What Olaplex can do for you…

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Olaplex treatment for healthier stronger hair.
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Surely at this point you have heard at least murmurs about Olaplex. This treatment stormed onto the market not that long ago and has completely stolen the show.

Olaplex is a 3 step system, the first two steps are provided in salon as a treatment at our shampoo bowl. The third step is a take home treatment recommended to be used once a week to extend the benefits of your in salon treatment. And an added bonus, Olaplex step one may also be added directly into your color or bleach and applied with your color service to help reverse damage while it’s taking place!

A little about what Olaplex is and how it works from (labmuffin.com):
“Hair contains lots of keratin proteins, which has the amino acid cysteine. Cysteine is special because it contains a sulfur (S) atom. Normally, two sulfurs will join together to form a disulfide bond (S-S), creating a link between two proteins. The two ends of bis-aminopropyl diglycol dimaleate form bonds with the sulfurs, making an artificial, extended disulfide bridge. And so a new disulfide link is formed between the two sulfurs, making the hair stronger.”
Michelle from LabMuffin.com
Michelle is a science educator with a PhD in chemistry, based in Sydney, Australia.

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Olaplex treatment for healthier stronger hair.
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A shot of Olaplex Professional Treatment Step 1 can be mixed into bleach before application. This allows the colorist to paint on bleach for lightening and lifting hair’s pigment while the Olaplex helps to reverse the damage that bleach causes to the hair’s structure. Hair’s healthy bonds that have always been broken during bleaching services now have “insurance” with Olaplex. Whether you are lightening your base, getting foiled highlights, or hand painted balayage add a shot of Olaplex and relish the results.
(add a single shot of Olaplex into your bleach or color $30)

When your colorist has added a shot of Olaplex into color or bleach and after your color/bleach has been rinsed they will then apply Olapelx’s Step 2 which is a cream solution all over the hair and let this sit. This will then be rinsed out.

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Olaplex treatment for healthier stronger hair.
Agnes O. provides Olaplex services.
Olaplex’s full system.


The comprehensive treatment from Olaplex:
A shot of Step #1 is mixed with water to create a solution that is applied by your colorist to wet hair (if you have received a color service the day of your treatment this step happens after color/bleach has been rinsed out and before shampoo) This solution sits on the hair for 5 plus minutes. Then a thin layer of Step 2 is applied to the hair over Step 1. This cream solution is combed through from root to tip and left to sit for 15 plus minutes. The treatment is then rinsed out and regular shampoo and conditioner process is followed.
(in salon treatment $40)
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Olaplex treatment for healthier stronger hair.
Agnes O. provides Olaplex services.
Olaplex’s Take Home Step 3 strengthens hair between services.


Olaplex offers Step 3 which is their take home product to help clients extend the life and productivity of their treatments. Once a week apply a small amount onto wet hair, let sit for a minimum of 10 minutes (longer for added benefit) and then rinse out.
(Step 3 take home $30)

Additional pricing information:
Single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach $30
Single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach & Step 3 take home product $60
In salon Olaplex treatment $40
In salon Olaplex treatment & Step 3 take home product $70
In salon Olaplex treatment & single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach $70
In salon Olaplex treatment & single shot Olaplex treatment in color or bleach & take home $100

for complex color creations, extreme bleaching services, color correction services, etc each additional shot of Olaplex treatment into bleach or color $20

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.

Have you met our Colorist Maria?

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Maria Soukup Colorist at Agnes O.
Chicago Colorist
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Meet our Colorist Maria, Banker to beautician, beautician to manager, manager to creative colorist. Her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail is unquestionable. She understands everyone’s individuality, at the same time she knows how important team work is. The unique approach she takes to hair is greatly influenced by her hunger to learn. She specializes in corrective color and loves to reveal amazing transformations made possible by her elite skills. In her free time she continues to educate herself by not only attending business courses, but also classes at The School of Art Institute in Chicago. This full spectrum of education allows her to approach every situation with an out of the box mentality which makes her a perfect fit at Agnes O.

Specialties : Corrective Color, Balayage, Ombre color, the more creative and more detail oriented the better!

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Check out this stunning dark to light transformation Maria created for her client Jane.
Maria prides herself on guiding her clients through the phases of a major change. Making sure they are taking care of their hair from step one to step done! She also has an arsenal of tools and treatments to help her with her transformations.

One of her all time favorites is Olaplex.

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“Taking care of the integrity of my client’s hair is a major MUST. I am also really realistic with my clients about how far we can take their hair at a time. It’s all about building a plan to get them to their goal while keeping their hair in the best shape possible.”- Maria Colorist at Agnes O.
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She created both this gorgeous red ombre and also took this client from the red to a crisp white blonde. What an accomplishment!

She loves pastel colors too!
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Above is the Spring Color Maria created for Agnes O.’s makeup artist Sabrina. Stunning use of balayage to brighten around the face. Below is the summer color she designed for Sabrina. Lavander is a huge trend right now so Maria styled the perfect shade for Sabrina.

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Maria’s boldness is matched only by her creativity. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation with Maria and talk to her about what perfect color she can create for you! (312)-265-0481.

The Most Popular Haircut in the US

Byrdie released an article taking a tour of the world’s most popular haircuts. We just had to weigh in on the USA selection.

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The Longer Lob, most popular haircuts around the world by Byrdie. Agnes O Hair Design & Derma Spa chicago salon goldcoast salon best haircuts chicago.

“Hairstylist extraordinaire Harry Josh predicted it back in January: As the era of the lob cycles forward, American women are starting to grow out their locks again. But the same styling—blunt ends and tousled waves—makes for an easy transition.”- Byrdie.com
(http://www.byrdie.com/popular-hairstyles-around-the-world/slide10)

We asked our stylist Sylvia to weigh in on the selection.

Do you agree with Brydie’s selection for the most popular US Haircut?:
“I completely agree, the LOB is a stylish, fun, and easier to manage cut. It has been super popular, so I see why it’s natural next stop (the grown out longer lob) is the most popular here in the states.”-Sylvia stylist at Agnes O.

Straight or tousled waves?:
“Tousled waves, that’s an easy one. Adding a little bit of texture to this haircut makes it look effortless and helps your style “wear-ability” last longer. The messiness hides little imperfections and day 1 all you have to do is spritz a little dry shampoo & texture spray and you are good to go!” – Sylvia stylist at Agnes O.

-Sylvia’s favorite Dry Shampoo is Naturia from Rene Furterer ($28)

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Naturia dry shampoo by Rene Furterer at Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa, best salon chicago

-Sylvia’s go-to Texture Spray is Spray Texture by Rene Furterer ($32 or travel size $18)

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And our last question for Sylvia…
Any suggestions you have for clients about updating their haircut now that they know what the most popular haircut in America is?:
“I always like to remind people there is a perfect cut for you out there. Customizing little details makes a huge difference.” -Sylvia stylist at Agnes O.

Take a look at some of Sylvia’s favorite bobs to lobs: a haircut for everyone.

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Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa Refinery 29 Haircuts Made for Standing Out – Bangs- Short Hair- Textured Hair- Chic Hair- Haircut- Hair Style- Bob- Side Swept Bangs


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Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa Refinery 29 Haircuts Made for Standing Out – short hair- chic hair- smooth Hair- stylish Hair- Haircut- Hair Style- Edie Campbel- Model- textured hair- fringe- bangs


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Lucy Hale showing off stunning highlights around her face arrives at the 2014 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23, 2014 in Los Angeles, California

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So many lobs so little times!

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.

First: PALE FLAXEN BLONDE
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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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Second: PLATINUM GRAY
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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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Third: SOFT BUTTER HIGHLIGHTS

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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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