Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Blame it on the success of the hit show"Mad Men," or just the mirroring of the 60's as one of the season's biggest trends, but pencil skirts are back again! Chicago's most fashionable females are emulating the look in solid colors, prints & with the additon of slits. Try adding a great pair of stiletto pumps with a simple white shirt for the sassy look of Joan or Betty. Oh, but please, no cigarettes!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Shorts are no longer confined to just the daytime! Chicago women are having fun showing a little skin by turning to shorts for both day and night. To dress up this look just keep it simple with a cute pair of pumps, or be outrageous & add something funky like boots or hats. It's all about showing off those great legs!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Put down that doughnut. No more extra calories if you want to wear one of the hottest trends in jeans. Yes, we are talking about skinny jeans & they will be around for the fall & winter. We know fashion reflects or repeats the past &, in the 80's, they were called cigarette jeans before most people nixed the habit in restaurant, bars & offices. This time around the jeans are available in a variety of colors & have stretch to help hold the shape. Get on that treadmill immediately!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
How to Make Your Color Last and Keep Your Hair Healthy in the Summer Sun
Keeping your hair healthy and your color from fading in the summer sun can be a challenge. Here are a few tips for keeping your hair looking its best.
First, it is essential that you use color safe hair products – especially shampoo and conditioner. Most upscale salon brands are color safe. Most drugstore brands are not. Spend the money on good products that won’t strip your color and will keep your hair healthy. After all, if you’re spending money on your color, you should also spend some money to protect it. Your colorist can recommend what products would be best for you. As a general rule, stay away from products with a high alcohol content.
Second, consider using a UVA protection spray leave in conditioner during the summer months. Especially if you’ll be spending extended time in the sun (swimming, boating, playing tennis, etc). This will go along way in preserving your color. I recommend Essential Repair Anti Fade conditioner by Pureology used on a daily basis. In fact, I recommend throwing a bottle in your beach bag and combing it through your hair several times a day when you’re spending the day in the sun. And, of course, if you really want to protect your hair, consider wearing a hat or scarf when in the sun for an extended time.
Regardless of how careful you are, by summer’s end your hair will undoubtedly need a boost. Many salons offer protein and keratin treatments that can significantly help restore depleted hair by infusing it with omega 3 fatty acids and other important nutrients to bring back bounce and shine. The overly cautious may even opt to receive these treatments periodically throughout the summer to keep hair healthy and looking good. Consult with your Colorist or Stylist for a plan that’s best for you.
-Michael Jacobson, Hairstylist & Partner - Michael & Michael Salon