How To Grow Healthy Hair


How To Grow Healthy Hair

1. Limit the color. Bleach opens the cuticle of your hair, which makes the compromised, dry, and vulnerable to breakage. The more you limit hair color, the healthier your hair will be and the longer it will grow.

2. Limit the tools. Curling irons, blow dryers, and flat irons are the second biggest cause of damage to hair. If you want your hair to be healthy, leave these tools to rest. The heat weakens the hair shaft and cause breakage. 

3. Take care of your health. This is imperative to grow healthy hair. Make sure to drink enough water throughout the day, eat enough fruits & vegetables, and PROTEIN. Very often when we have clients with dietary deficiencies, we notice thin, brittle hair. Stay healthy and it will show in your hair.

3 Ways to Protect and Repair Damaged Hair


At Salon Envy, we frequently get distressed phone calls from new customers asking about how to fix their damaged hair. Sometimes box dyes did the damage or too much heat styling or too many bleaches. Regardless of the cause, though, it's a common complaint. That's why we put together this list of 3 ways to protect or repair damaged hair.

Get Frequent Trims

One of the most important things to do when you have damaged hair is to trim your split ends. We know how hard it is to lose even a small amount of your hair's length, but we can promise you that it helps. When you get regular haircuts, your hair gets healthier faster and isn't weighed down by dead ends. Plus, it's easy to stay on a schedule at Salon Envy. After your first haircut with us, you get a discount for every haircut that you pre-book and keep! It's a great way to stay committed to keeping your hair healthy.

Use Deep Conditioning Treatments

Deep conditioning treatments are a great way to nourish and protect damaged hair. They help lock in moisture and keep your hair looking shiny and smooth. We offer a number of deep conditioning treatments at Salon Envy, including Continuum and Olaplex. Though the in-house versions of these treatments, which are applied by our talented stylists, are more effective you can also purchase at-home versions of them right here at Salon Envy in Lincoln Park. These are great for keeping your hair healthy in between services. 

Minimize Heat Styling and Dying

Heat styling and over-dying already damaged hair can often make it more brittle and course. We recommend you give your hair a break from all that punishment and let it grow. You can also use a number of effective heat protectant products, such as the Soft Lacquer Heat Styling Spray from Oribe or the Leave-In.Protection from Kevin.Murphy. Our stylists swear by these amazing products! If you use products like these when you heat style your hair and you continue to get trims and deep condition it, it will get back to normal way faster. In the meantime, it may be beneficial to learn some new ways to style your hair. You can always ask your stylist at Salon Envy for tips and tricks to style damaged hair!

Ultimately, the best way to help damaged hair is time. But these tips should keep you happier with your hair along the way! Book your deep conditioning treatment or trim at Salon Envy today to start your journey toward healthier, happier hair.

5 Hairstyles to Keep You Looking Fresh in the Summer Heat


Summer in Chicago is an exciting time, filled with baseball games and festivals. So how do you keep your hair looking fresh in this sweltering heat? We have a few summer hairstyles that will help you beat the heat!


Classic Ponytail


Yes, it seems obvious, but the ponytail is a classic for a reason. It’s a great way to keep your hair off your neck during a festival or summer night cookout. Plus you can always dress it up with a cute headband to add a pop of color.


Messy Bun


The messy bun is another classic, but it can be hard to master. The key is to avoid making it so messy that it looks like you just rolled out of bed. When done right, this hairstyle is the perfect combination between casual and classy and can be worn on the beach or at a patio party.


French Braid


The French braid is the perfect hairstyle for those who want their hair completely out of their faces while still looking chic and professional. It is ideal for those who work in offices since it can be business casual but also be worn to happy hour after work.


Get a Bob


Don’t stop reading yet! We know how it is to be attached to your beautiful, long hair, but maybe it’s time for you to try a bob. It’s an iconic summer look that’s easy to style and maintain in the Chicago summer heat. Don’t knock it right off the bat!


Try a Pixie Cut


Okay if you’re willing to read this last tip, we’re proud of you. You’re bold and daring, willing to go to any lengths (even short ones) to keep your neck dry and your hair fly this summer. The real question is: why not try a pixie cut? It can be chic or casual and keep you feeling fresh all summer long!


Bonus Tip: Get a Blowout


This isn’t technically a hairstyle, but it’s a great tip to keep your hair looking gorgeous in the summer. If you feel like it’s falling flat or if you’ve used dry shampoo far too much, maybe just schedule a blowout at Salon Envy. Our skilled hair stylists will get your ’do looking fab in no time.


Why Balayage Highlights Are Taking the Hair Industry By Storm


If you haven’t heard about balayage highlights, then it’s time to pull yourself out from that rock you’ve been living under! Balayage is the technique used to create highlights by painting them directly onto the hair; and Salon Envy is truly the best place to get them.


Unlike traditional foils, balayage highlights allow for more creativity, leading to endless unique looks. No longer is your stylist limited to creating exact recreations of hairstyles. Now he or she has the ability to design more natural looks and even use it for more creative colors.


Perhaps this is why balayage highlights in Chicago are so popular. They truly are taking the hair industry by storm. It's hard to beat their versatility and more natural appearance.


If you're looking to jump onto this hot new trend, then you're in luck! Salon Envy offers the best balayage in Chicago. Whether you're looking for full or partial coverage, Salon Envy is the place to go for gorgeous balayage highlights in Chicago. So stop in or call us today to book your hair transformation

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