Voted Best Brazilian Wax in Chicago: Salon Envy Waxing
All about waxing your SWEET spot.
Brazillian Wax (most popular):
A Brazillian Wax removes ALL of the hair down there. We are talking every single bit. Bare. Fresh and so smooth. A Brazilian Wax appointment usually is done with your panties off, so the aesthetcian can remove all hair front to back. This is is our most popular BODY WAX we offer at Salon Envy Chicago because our two aestheticians are known for doing them FAST & EFFICIENT. A full Brazilian Wax is booked as a 30 minute appointment, but we would say majority of the time these appointments finish alot quicker.
French Bikini Wax:
A French Bikini Wax is similar to a Brazilian Wax, but the is usually left around your bum. A French Bikini Wax also usually has a "landing strip" left. This landing strip can be as thin as you would like, but typically is about 3 fingers width.
A Basic Bikini Wax:
A Basic Bikini Wax is where the hair that you would see if you had underwear on is removed. So, bascially if you were to wear a bathing suit there would be no visible hair around the inner thigh region. You can keep your panties on for this appoitment and it is super fast. The appointment time is 15 minutes or less.
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Posted: Saturday, February 04, 2017
How to create the perfect curls with Orbie.
Curl Gloss Hydration & Hold
Curl without crunch. This lightweight glossing gel shapes and shines for ultra-hydrating control. A blend of Brazilian extracts, including passion flower, jicama and cupuacu fight humidity and deeply condition for soft yet defined curls that hold all day. Curl without crunch. This lightweight glossing gel shapes and shines for ultra-hydrating control. A blend of Brazilian extracts, including passion flower, jicama and cupuacu fight humidity and deeply condition for soft yet defined curls that hold all day.
Apply to DAMP curls. Diffuse or Air-Dry.
Posted: Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Blonde Problems: Restore The Integrity Of Over-Processed, Dull, Broken Hair
Prevent And Repair Breakage
Keep Those Unwanted Brassy Tones At Bay
If you're like most blondes, you know that keeping your hair healthy and luminous can be a challenge. Regardless of which lightener you use, it is inevitable that you're hair is going to suffer much more than if you didn't color it at all, but us ladies would rather maintain our general fabulousness than think twice about pushing the limits on the strength of our hair. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent and help restore the breakage that comes with being a blonde.
Using salon grade products only when you're in salon is the first mistake you're making. Just because once every month or two when you get your hair done and use top of the line products at that time, doesn't mean that you can go to your local drug store and pick up whatever shampoo and conditioner is on sale once you leave. There is a reason why great salons carry great hair care lines, and it's not to force you to buy something that you don't need. (it's the opposite!)
YOUR HAIRSTYLIST CARES ABOUT THE HEALTH OF YOUR HAIR (maybe even more than you do!)
As hairstylists, we work hard to make you look amazing and the right home-care products are one of the most important parts of keeping you looking just as great as you did when you left the salon!
Option #1 Home-Care recommendations for blondes who need repair and prevent breakage and aren't concerned about brassiness
Oribe Gold Lust Shampoo
Oribe Gold Lust Conditioner
Orbie Gold Lust Masque
Oribe Gold Lust Balm d'Or
This is our go-to repairing collection! (P.S. you don't have to be blonde to use these products, they work for everyone with damaged hair!)
A great shampoo and conditioner are the BARE MINIMUM of products you should have at home!
Gold Lust Shampoo and Conditioner Key Points:
-Reinforces the inner strength of each hair strand while restoring moisture without weighing it down
-Reverses damage by sealing in moisture to streghthen hair
-Helps reduce split ends and protects against future damage
A few key ingredients:
-Oribe Signature Complex (Watermelon, Lychee and Edelweiss Flower Extracts) defends hair from oxidative stress, photoaging and the deterioration of natural Keratin, all while protecting from the drying, damaging and color-depleting effects of the elements.
-Argan Oil adds healthy shine, repairs damage and controls frizz.
-Bio-Restorative Complex, including Plant Collagen, Caffeine, Biotin and Niacinamide, repairs damage by penetrating the root to fortify, deeply nourish and streghthen the cuticle from the inside out while also stimulating the scalp circulation and rejuvenating hair follicles.
Use this shampoo and conditioner as part of your everyday routine to ensure that your hair has the bare minimum amount of protection from previous color, heat styling and natural effects of the elements!
The next step in your hair care routine is an amazing weekly hair masque. Masques give your hair extra moisture and protection against previous and future hair stressers including heat styling and coloring. This is a great product to use once weekly, as needed (ladies with a ton of hair can use this as a daily conditioner) or before going to the salon to have your hair colored!
Gold Lust Transformative Masque Key Points:
-Provides intense nourishment and conditioning
-Strengthens the cuticle and fills in weak spots
-Improves elasticity for ageless hair
The last step for your daily repairing essentials is a great heat protectant. This is an essential product to protect your hair from blowdrying and heat styling. You use this product everytime after you shampoo, condition, rinse and towel dry to ensure the maximum heat protection.
Gold Lust Balm d'Or Heat Styling Shield Key Points:
-Shields fragile and weak hair strands from thermal damage
-Leaves hair looking ultra-sleek and shiny
-Fights frizz and flyaways
-Makes hair easier to style and manage
Option #2 - Home-Care recommendations for blondes who need to repair and prevent breakage and also want to dimish brassy tones
Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo
Oribe Bright Blonde Conditioner
Oribe Bright Blonde Radiance and Repair Treatment
This collection is amazing for repairing hair while keeping brassy tones at bay!
REMEMBER: A great shampoo and conditioner are the BARE MINIMUM of products you should have at home!
Bright Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner Key Points:
-Contains optimal level of violet pigments to brighten and eliminate brassiness
-Rich, indulgent and lightweight formula
-Easily detangles and prevents breakage
A few key ingredients:
-Pure Violet Pigment and Reflective Pearl corrects brassiness, tones highlights and imparts luminescent brightness and shine
-Purple Orchid Extract, known as the flower of longevity, repairs damaged hair, conditions and prevents moisture loss
-Brightening Complex (Lemon, Ginger Root and Chamomile Extracts) optimizes shade, tonality and luminosity
Bright Blonde shampoo and conditioner are safe for everyday use or can be used as your toner fades and you need some extra help keeping the brassy tones out!
For blondes with extremely porus, damaged hair, this spray treatment is a great once weekly deep conditioning treatment to help repair and rebuild the integrity of your hair.
Bright Blonde Radiance & Repair Treatment Key Points:
-Repairs damaged, porous blonde hair
-Instantly brightens and tones brassiness
-Immediately increases elasticity and softens dry, brittle strands
-Seals split ends
A few key ingredients:
-Proteomic Restoration Protein mimics the hair structure to target damage and repair split ends for healthier looking hair
-Pea Extract restores softness and elasticity for hair that is visibly less damaged, porous and brittle
-Pure Violet Pigment removes brassiness and yellow tones from blonde and highlighted hair
All of these are great options that you can mix and match for home use based on your stylist's recommendations. At the end of the day, your stylist knows your hair and knows what will work best based on your hair type, needs and level of damage. So next time you're at the salon getting your hair done, ask your stylist questions and listen to their recommendations, they are there to answer all of your questions and ensure the health of your hair!
Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2017
Why Does My Hair Color Fade?
Hair Color Fading Probs: 101
How to STOP Hair Color From Fading.
Top 5 Tips to Prevent Hair Color Fading.
1. Wait a minute! Take some time after your hair color service to wash your hair color out. We recommend MINIMUM 24 hours to wash and condition your hair, but the longer you wait, the better!
2. Turn down the heat! The warmer the water, the more the hair cuticle opens and the color molecule can slip out. Try washing your hair in room temperature water to prevent the cuticle from opening and keeping your hair color true to tone.
3. What you use DOES matter! Yes, it does matter what shampoo and conditioner you use. Now some products are very similar so it doesnt matter exactly which one, but read your ingredients. Stay away from the top "hair color fading" chemicals such as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfates) and also high PH levels open the cuticle and cause the hair colot molecules to slip out just like hot water. We recommend Kevin Murphys Angel Wash & Rinse. Kevin Murphys Angel Wash & Rinse both will moisturize your hair without weighing it down, protects the hair & scalp, has a high concentration of natural ingredients, paraben free, & color safe.
4. Limit Heat use! Heat use will fade hair color. Hot blow dryers and hot irons. Turn the temperature down if possible on both and protect your hair with a thermal heat protector.
5. Protect your hair from the sun & the pools! Yes chlorine and the sun are the BIGGEST factors in hair color fading. Wear a hat when you can and use a spray leave-in treatment to protect the UVA/UVB rays from your hair color.