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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.
Agnes O. provides Olaplex services


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.
Agnes O. provides Olaplex services

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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Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa Chicago Salon Goldcoast Salon
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

Have you met our Colorist Maria?

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Maria Soukup Colorist at Agnes O.
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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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Before and after red hair color to white blonde hair color created by Maria Soukup Colorist at Agnes O hair design and derma spa chicago
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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!

Bridal Party Hair and Makeup – Chicago

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POSTED BY AGNES ON MAR 23, 2013 WEDDING PARTIES | 0 COMMENTS

Bridal Party Hair and Makeup Chicago’s Best for Hair with Flair

All eyes and cameras will be on you as you walk down the aisle. You deserve to be the main event, but you don’t want to follow a succession of mismatched, frumpy bridesmaids. While they need not be clones of one another, a sense of polished cohesion in your bridal party adds to the tone of your wedding.

The planning of a wedding is full of details and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. In addition to your own bridal hair and beauty, Chicago’s own Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa can provide your wedding entourage with stylish unity. Lots of important photographs will be taken of you and your bridal party on the day of your wedding. Remove the stress for both you and them by letting us plan their hair styles in advance. It will be one less thing to worry about on the big day.

Bridesmaids play an important role in your wedding. Their hairstyles should compliment the bride’s style but not overshadow her. They should be similar to each other, with a simple and elegant style that compliments their dresses.

Chances are good that your bridal party is as eclectic as our Gold Coast architecture. Their individual looks and styles doesn’t have to hinder your choice of hairstyle. Your experienced Agnes O. stylist can work with all hair types in ways that compliment each bridesmaid’s face and features while still providing a refined and unified vision.

 

Let us walk you through this process and take all the stress out of planning the looks of those standing by your side on this most important day.

Chicago Bridal Hair & Fashion Guide

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POSTED BY AGNES ON APR 5, 2013 IN BRIDAL HAIR, WEDDING PARTIES | 0 COMMENTS

Achieve Flawless Wedding Day Hair and Makeup–

For those brides lucky enough to be getting married around the Gold Coast, Agnes O. stylists will help you realize your perfect wedding look for hair and makeup. We also recommend creating a skincare/facial program with our Skin Guru Ewa. Our amazing esthetician will create a plan for treatments leading up to the wedding to ensure your skin is looking absolutely radiant for the day of.

Chicago’s Gold Coast is as diverse and unique it’s many bride’s styling desires. Whether you’re embracing the romantic ethereal look, leaning toward the sleek and modern, or blending the contemporary with old world grandeur, we’ll create a look that compliments your wedding tone, your face and your dress.

 

Give us a call today to start discussing all those important wedding details. (we highly recommend a trial for both hair & makeup) 
 

<3 Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa

Grooming the Groom Chicago Chic for Him

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POSTED BY AGNES ON MAY 3, 2013 IN GROOM HAIR, WEDDING PARTIES | 0 COMMENTS

While most brides will search the internet, scour dozens of magazines and beg their graphics expert friend to Photoshop different hairstyles onto their picture all in the hunt for perfect wedding day hair, grooms tend to play it just a bit more low-key. So low-key in fact, that he may be easy to forget amid all of the fanfare of the bride’s wedding day prep that he has just as many options as the bride. Let the staff at Agnes O. make sure that your hunnie isn’t forgotten in the hustle and bustle of dress fittings and cake tastings. We understand that it’s just as important for the groom to look and feel his best on that special day. We can help clean up, craft and perfect an expert look that will have you oooing & aahhing at him as you saunter up the aisle.

 

Set up a session today.

 

<3  the Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa team

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