Vive Le Curl

Bumble and bumble’s New Curl Line has arrived at Salon Envy Chicago!
This new line will change every curly girl’s life!

Start with the Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner that are gentle on you curls. The Curl (care) Shampoo is a special blend Brazilian oils plus Bb’s Curl Optimizing HYDRA SCULPT BLEND™ which hydrates and de-frizzes thirsty curls. The Curl (care) custom Conditioner is a 3-in-1 formula. Leave it in as a treatment for added control and moisture; rinse it out like your normal conditioner, or use it as a co-wash. Co-wash is when you forgo the shampoo and wash your hair with the conditioner. It’s gentle on the hair without stripping or drying, but will not lather. Ask your Salon Envy stylist for more information on Co-washing.

Prime: Help detangle and define on day one with Bb. Curl Pre-style/Re-style. Spray on damp hair after you wash, rake through then style. Use it to re-style dry hair by misting it on to reshape and refresh your look.

Next: Find your Curl type and see what works best to achieve your look and amplify your natural texture.
Waves: Wide-set ripples with Straight Roots.
        What:  Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer + Bb. Curl defining cream.
        How: Start with Pre-style/Re-style Primer and rake through damp hair. Then use the curl defining cream on damp curls, rake through from roots to ends.
        Tip: Use the “Skip Rope” Technique by winding sections of your hair to find the natural bend, squeeze it and pin at the root. Then air dry or diffuse, and finger style.

Spirals: Round Curls with a loose, loopy bend.

        What: Bb. Curl Defining Cream + Bb. Curl Conditioning Mouse.
        How: Use the curl defining cream on damp curls and rake through from roots to ends. Follow it up with the Conditioning Mouse, from roots to ends, then defuse or air dry. 
        Tip: The Spiral Set for more uniform Curls. Starting at the front of your head, grab a small section of hair and wrap it around two fingers using a rolling motion. Pin at root and continue over entire head. Then diffuse, air-dry, or dry overnight till completely dry before removing pins. Shake out with fingers.


Ringlets: Springy curls that fall in an “S” pattern.

        What: Defining Crème
        How: After using the primer, use the curl defining cream on damp curls and rake through from roots to ends, air-dry or diffuse.
        Tip: Twist out Technique for movement, hold, and (tons of) Texture. Use a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute product, select a medium-sized front section of hair and separate into two pieces and twist together. Continue over entire head, diffuse, air-dry, or let dry overnight. Then, untwist sections from ends to root and rake fingers through hair to separate curls.
Coils: Straw-sized curls with volume.

        What: Defining Crème + Anit-Humidity Gel-oil.
        How: Apply Defining Crème evenly to damp hair and rake through hair to distribute. Follow with Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil by scrunching through hair and dry as desired.
        Tip: Ribboning Technique for Separation and Frizz reduction.  Separate hair into four sections, pinning each section at the root. Release one section and apply the Defining Crème followed by Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil. Within each section, pinch out strand of hair and smooth between fingers down the shaft. Then, Twirl ends around your finger. Repeat section by section, all over your head and diffuse or let dry overnight. Use a pick or your fingers to lift roots once dry.

Corkscrew: Tightly-wound Tresses that tend to shrink.
        What: Curl (care) Conditioner + Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer + Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil.
        How: Use Curl (care) Conditioner as a leave in treatment for very tight corkscrew curls. Then follow up with the Primer spray all over and use Anti-Humidity Gel-oil by scrunching through and letting it dry as desired.
        Tip: Bantu Knots Technique to Define and Unfurl Tight Curls. Divide Hair into four sections, two in front and two in back. Saturate the first section with Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer and Anti-Humidity Gel –Oil. Take a Subsection of the first section, separate into two pieces and twist the strands. Then, wind into small bun tucking the ends under. Repeat within in the section before moving on to the next. Diffuse or let air dry overnight, once dry, unravel buns and use a pick or your fingers to blend the curls.

Stop in and ask your Salon Envy Stylist which Curl products are right for you! 

NOW at Salon Envy Chicago! 

It's Never too Early to Save!

It’s never too early to save for the holidays! 

Indulge with the perfect giftset from your favorite brand, and get more for your money!


Brilliant Colour: Bain Chroma Captive, Fondant Chroma Captive, Nectar Thermique.  Perfect for highlighted and colour treated hair, the shampoo and conditioner protect from fading while moisturizing for added shine and softness. Nectar Thermique is perfect to help protect each strand from heat styling and protects against frizz.

Ultimate Restoration: Bain Force Architect, Ciment Anti-Usure, Ciment Thermique.For compromised hair that is weakened this combination of products provides structural reinforcement. The Pro-Keratin formula fills in the gaps to rebuild the hair fiber, healing and sealing each strand for added protection in and out of the shower.

Exceptional Nourishment: Bain Satin #2, Lait Vital, Nectar Thermique. For normal to dry, sensitized hair these products give your hair the nourishment it needs. The Irisome Complex gives each strand protein, and protects it from drying out. It leaves your hair soft, smooth, shiny, and healthy.

Bumble & Bumble

All the Trimmings: Prêt-à-Powder and Bb. Holiday hair tie.
For second day styles that last (and last). Use Prêt-à-powder to dry-style hair, add lift, and keep blow dries looking fresher longer.

Mini, but Miraculous: Hairdressers Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, and Primer. If you’ve been “naughty” to your hair, ‘tis the season to be extra nice with these three travel sized Hairdresser Oil products. Infused with 6 feather light oils to help soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle, and protect. These are perfect for going home for the holidays or as a stocking stuffer. 

Full of Cheer: Thickening Shampoo, Conditioner, and Dryspun Finish Spray. Create big, bold holiday styles with travel size Thickening shampoo and conditioner, plus Thickening Dryspun Finish. For an instantly festive look with airy weightless texture, spray Dryspun Finish wherever you want volume and ruffle with hands. 

Realize Your "Full Potential"


Want Fuller, Stronger hair?

Reduce Hair Loss by 46% in One Month!

Stop breakage in its tracks with The Bb. Full Potential Regimen! Perfect for anyone who wants full, healthy hair and for those with breakage prone or thinning hair. Infused with Bumble’s potent HAIR PRESERVE BLEND™; Full Potential Shampoo, Conditioner, and Booster Spray promote strength and elasticity. Instantly achieve the look of healthier, fuller hair and the reduction of hair loss due to breakage.

Step 1: The Bb Full Potential Shampoo invigorates, with menthol, and exfoliates for an optimal scalp environment. Cleanse to remove any product buildup to help “set the stage” for healthier looking hair. Can be used daily, message into the scalp and hair, lather well and rinse thoroughly.

Step 2: Hair Preserving Conditioner, instantly reinforces each strand to promote strength and elasticity. Nurturing and light weight so it won’t weigh you down. Work into hair after shampooing, let sit for a couple minutes, and rinse.

Step 3: Full Potential Hair Preserving Booster Spray, your full (styling) potential Realized! Highly potent and restorative Booster Spray acts like a liquid bandage that targets breakage hotspots. Achieve denser, more voluptuous hair when used after shampoo and conditioner. Spray twice daily onto wet or dry hair from roots to ends, comb through.

Realize your “Full Potential”, today at Salon Envy Chicago! Purchase any Bb. Full Potential Product, and receive a complimentary gift! {*While Supplies Last*}

Sumptuous Summer Stylers

Take a break from the summer heat by giving your blow dryer a rest, without compromising your style. Bumble and bumble’s Bb. Don’t blow it can help you achieve your best air dried hair. This first-of-its-kind crème enhances hairs natural texture and adds bounce. Specially formulate with prickly pear and cactus flower extracts to keep your hair soft and hydrated. It also contains UVA and UVB filters to protect your tresses from the harsh summer sun! It’s your hair with an added boost that vanishes into the strands without a trace of product. This new styler is exclusively at Salon Envy Chicago and is great for fine to medium hair types. Check out all the ways to use the new Bb. Don’t Blow it (H)air Styler in Salon and online!

You don’t have to live by the beach to achieve effortless beachy hair. Catch the newest wave with Bumble and bumble’s Surf Style. This line includes the foam wash shampoo and crème rinse conditioner to help set the foundation for your effortless waves, and now includes two stylers. Surf Spray is the original salt-infused spray for sexy windswept styles since 2001. It gives you texture with a matte natural finish.
The newest addition is the Surf Infusion, born on the beach where surfer girls and guys oil their hair before and after catching waves.  This spray contains a tropical mix of coconut, mango seed, passion fruit, and palm oils which conditions and softens hair. These fruit extracts along with algae extract and UV filters protects your hair as well as nourishes it. The special mineral and sea salt blend is what helps create waves and builds tousled, touchable texture and body. These products are available at Salon Envy Chicago, and are great for creating not only seabreezy texture and wind swept waves, but effortless updo’s as well.

Look VIP all day with Kérastase Volume In Powder to create either structured or tousled tresses with strong hold. This spray offers reshape-able hold which instantly provides volume and grip. Great for same day restyling without adding extra build up and protects against humidity. This invisible formula is also perfect for freshening up next day hair without oily or white residue. This versatile spray makes a great accessory for your beach bag or purse and is available in the perfect travel size. 

2013 Holiday Gifting Guide

Hair products are the best gift to give because everyone needs them. Who doesn't want healthy, shiney hair? I know I do!

This is your 2013 holiday gift guide from Salon Envy, were conviently located in Lincoln Park,  Chicago IL.

Once a year Kerastase comes out with a holiday set. It is the best deal they have, basically getting one product for free!

Also a great product to get someone is masquintense, for fine or thick hair. During winter months everyone experiences dryness. This mask can work for just about any hair type.

Know someone who needs volume? Root uplifting hair gel is a 2012 Allure winner! This is a unqiue gel texture for volume at at the roots. It also has UV and heat protection.

Bumble and Bumble is another great line Salon Envy carries. Tonic Lotion is such an amazing product that any hair type can use. It is a leave-in spray that hydates the hair. Another amazing thing about Bumble and Bumble's Tonic Lotion, which I just learned from a Bumble and Bumble rep with deter any re-infestations of lice with daily use due to the tea tree oil! I know I'm using daily for my daughters hair.

Need a product for a man in your life? Sumotech is a guy go-to! It has a matte finish with medium hold. It also can piece out a womens pixie cut.

Spray de mode hairspray is the best around! This is a great hairspray for anyone! It has a medium hold, with no flakes or crunch.

Salon Envy also carries accessories and Hobo International wallets. Shown below is the classic Hobo International Lauren Wallet. This is great for anyone on the go! We have them in all colors, great as a clutch as well!

Salon Envy also is having a holiday gift card special! 

Products to Keep Handy at the Office

Friz day

In this summer heat, there is no telling how our style will stay throughout the day. By the time you're off the train and walking into work, the cute curls you put in an hour earlier are now frizzed and falling out! With the right products in your desk at work, this can be easily fixed! Walking into your office with A/C from the humidity does nothing flattering for your precious locks! To maintain your style and combat the humidity and frizz, you need to be prepared with a few of our favorite products.

Kérastase Cristalliste Lumiere is an anti-humectant and smooths hair without weighing it down. It is PERFECT to add shine and combat the humidity!
Cristalliste Lumiere
Another great product to have on hand is Bumble & Bumble's Defrizz. It does exactly what it says - protects against frizz, acts as a barrier to humidity and leaves hair soft, silky and flyaway-free!
B&B Defrizz

Always keep these products by your side and during the summer, give yourself a little bit of extra time so that you have time to primp before work starts!

On the other end of the work day, whether you're going out for drinks with your friends or dinner with your boyfriend, you need to be able to switch your style from day to night in a flash! We've all been there - this is why we love the idea of keeping a drawerful of travel size hair products at your desk!

All of the stylists here at the salon LOVE Redken's Quick Tease. We like to call it our "backcomb in a can." You can fab up your look with some extra volume and texture in a pinch! Spray 10-12 inches away to add texture, or 4-6 inches away as a volumizer for the root. For extra volume, you can use your backcomb to tease it, otherwise the product works great on its own!

!Redken Quick Tease

Another go-to product for a quick hair fix is dry shampoo. Redken has a great one, and it comes in travel size - perfect to carry around in your purse or keep at work! Bumble also has a fabulous dry shampoo specified for each hair color - AND it comes in travel sizes, as well!
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If you're looking for another small product to keep at your desk, Bumble has Surf Spray which gives your hair perfect texture and beach waves.
Bumble Travel Sizes

Once you come prepared, you'll never have to stress again when you have a full day and don't have time to stop at home to do a hair check between obligations!
PS: Did we mention ALL of these products come in travel sizes? Stop by the salon to check them out!

What are your favorite "on-the-go" styling products?
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