Lived-In Color & Style at Salon Envy


Lived-In Color & Style at Salon Envy

a.k.a. The after-math of ombre. Created by Ramirez and his entire team in Beverly Hills, California that specialize in "lived-in color" - a subtle, enturing way of highlighting your hair that he insists is neither balayage nor ombre. "Lived-in Color" is also known as the 6 month color.

Its about as low maintenance as you can get with hair color, but as cutting edge as hair color can be.. We love this technique and are thrilled about the new opportunity to go to Beverly Hills and take classes from Ramirez-Tran Salon hopefully in the next year.

In the mean time, follow Ramirez on instagram and continue to gawk at his work. We specialize in balayage in at Salon Envy and LOVE to incorporate some of his color techinques into our salon.

Photo: Johnny Ramirez

Photo: Johnny Ramirez

Photo: Johnny Ramirez

Kevin Murphy Luxury Wash and Rinse

We LOVE Kevin Murphys Luxury Wash & Rinse.

It is true luxury in a bottle.
The natural aroma when cleansing will whisk you away to somewhere in complete serenity.
Making you feel as if you are on some perfect, remote beach...
The natural oils and 3 different types of butters will moisturize, hydrate and give your hair that SMOOTH, SHINY LUSTRE. Here are the 'deets'......

Specifically suited for the needs of thick, coarse hair. This shampoo is designed to give the hair more flexibility and to make the hair that is normally coarse be more supple and manageable. This shampoo is especially good for curly hair as it has the right hydro lipid balance that suits the needs of curly hair.

Sulphate free, Paraben free. Smoothing shampoo, For thick or coarse, coloured hair, Adds weight and moisture to hair, Color safe, Provides elasticity & shine. With a pH of 6.3 - 7.0.


Specifically suited for the needs of thick, coarse hair. This conditioner has the ability to make the hair more supple and improves flexibility on hair that is naturally coarse. Especially good for curly hair as it has the right hydro lipid balance that suits the needs of curly hair, too much moisture can result in fly-aways and frizz on naturally curly hair.

Paraben free, Smoothing shampoo, For thick or coarse, coloured hair, Colour safe, Adds weight and moisture to hair, Provides elasticity & shine, A balance of pH 4.5 - 5.5.

Kukui Nut Oil
Has proven its effects in treating damaged hair due to chemical dehydration
Buriti Nut Oil
A natural source of Vitamin A. Gives hair elasticity and shine
Vitamin A
An antioxidant and cellular renewal ingredient that smoothes the appearance of the hair shaft and increases elasticity derived from palm oil.
Murumuru Butter
Provides hydro-lipid balance that improves hydration and lustre
Shea Butter & Mango Butter
Delivers moisture to dry or damaged hair from the roots to the very tips, repairing and protecting against weather damage, dryness and brittleness. It also absorbs quickly and completely into the hair and scalp to rehydrate without clogging the cuticle. It is particularly beneficial for processed and heat-treated hair. It restores luster to damaged hair.

Top Salons in Chicago for Balayage. Chicago Balayage Salons

Top Salons in Chicago for Balayage.
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What is Balayage Hair Color?

Balayge is ultra-customized, minimal maintence, soft hair color that creates dimension and a sun-kissed look... Balayage is by far the most requested in salon hair color service we offer here at Salon Envy.

Salon Envy Chicago is known as "Top Salons in Chicago". With cutting edge techniques such as "lived-in hair color", "balayage", "hair painting", "American Tailoring", "foilyage", "Sombre", "ombre", precision hair cutting and much more.

If you have been thinking of trying some balayage hair color and are ready to UPDATE your hair color,  here is a good read to understand balayage before your service..

Balayage is a coloring technique used to create sun-kissed, natural-looking highlights. Used as an alternative to foil highlighting, hair color or lightener is swept or painted onto the individual hair strand to create depth, lightness and dimension.  The method originated in France in the 1970s. The word “Balayage” actually comes from the French word “to sweep.”

Balayage hair painting is less expensive to maintain than traditional highlights. Many can go 3-4 months between appointments since your natural hair color will blend in with the natural-looking, painted highlights as it grows.

Balayage hair painting isn’t just for blondes or one type of haircut. It is also perfect for brunettes and redheads that want a subtle, sun-kissed look. Balayage can enhance almost any haircut, length or texture. You can customize your cut by adding dimension with Balayage to show off the shape.

Balayage is the in-salon color service choice among celebrities, models and fashionistas – those that demand hair color to be designed exclusively for them. Balayage allows your colorist to utilize their creativity and artistic talent to personalize the placement of each highlight for a customized result.

Why is my Hair Falling OUT???? The Truth About Thinning Hair


Why is my Hair Falling OUT????

The Truth About Thinning Hair.

Hair loss can come at any time of life; whether your hair is gradually thinning or your hair is rapidly falling out, there are many reasons WHY hair starts to thin.

The TOP 4 reasons are as follows:

Stress. We all face stress at some point in our lives, but stress and what it does to our body can affect everyone differently. Stress has a huge impact on our hair! We have seen stress cause bald spots from “stress-induced” Alopecia, or temporary hair loss. Often times when clients tell me they’ve been losing hair and before I recommend them going to the doctor, I ask if they are stressed. 9/10 times my clients will say yes and that they are STRESSED out more than they have ever been. The solution for stress isn’t the same for everyone. Sometimes even if we aren’t FEELING the stress, our bodies are. Our bodies take the grunt of life stressors and issues like hair loss happen out of our control. Its quite the paradox, stress can cause you to start to lose your hair, and then it stresses us out even more! Eat healthy, drink a lot of water, exercise, and do something for yourself is typical advice for stress. It sounds simple, but so many people I know do not take the time for themselves to de-stress. Whether you take up a hobby in yoga or painting, whatever it may be, try to minimize stress.

Physical Condition. Other than stress, this is the reason why 30+ million people are experiencing some sort of hair loss or thinning hair. Your hair is growing from your largest organ in your body, your skin. If you experience a problem with your hair (a.k.a. thinning hair or balding hair), there is a big chance something could be going wrong inside your body. It can be the thyroid, hormones, lupus, and/or many other physical conditions that cause hair loss. If you're experiencing any sudden/ sort of hair loss, or noticed over a long period of time your hair is thinning- make an appointment with your doctor ASAP. Get a physical and get all of your vitamin levels checked! You never know. Your health is the most important factor to get squared away before exploring other avenues such as hair loss pills, creams, or treatments.
(Pregnancy). Pregnancy falls under a physical condition, sort of, because physically you put your body through the trauma of delivering a baby. 50% or more women experience significant amount of hair loss after having a baby. The good part about this one, is that most likely it will all fill in after a year or two. The bad part is, well, it is very hard to see your hair falling out in chunks, while being sleep deprived, and after everything you just went through. It is very common and I have seen many clients go through this after having their children.

Genetics. There is no fighting this one. Its either in your genetics or it isn’t. Studies show that you get the “balding gene” from your mothers side, but recent research has shown that when your father has thinning hair, you are more likely to have thinning hair, too! There are ways that you can slow down the process of thinning through hormones and other forms of medications, but thinning hair is inevitable if it runs in your genes. I recommend to my clients that its in their genetics to do everything possible to prevent it happening, if it bothers them. When it starts to get more noticeable there are cosmetic procedures to truly fix the issue, too.
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