L'Incroable Blow Dry


L'Incroyable Blowdry

Creat endless looks with the first of its kind Couture Styling Inovation. This Blowdry lotion is formulated to revamp your hair even after two days of wear. 

This prodcut is extremely repositional, has shape memory, 96 hour Extreme Anti-Frizz Control, and up to 450 degree Thermo-Protection.  
How To: Apply 2 pumps of L'Incroyable blowdry into hands, apply to towel-dried hair, Blowdry for desired look, then restyle or change the look easily with the use of heat tools. No Product reapplication Necessary! 

L'Incroyable Blowdry contains a miracle heat-sensitive microwax technology to set and reset your hair as desired.

*Heat Sensitive Micro-waxes change your look when reheated and styled.
*Xylose is a unique thermo-protectant that sheilds each hair fiber.

Exclusively At Salon Envy Chicago

New From Kérastase


New From Kérastase,

Discipline Curl Idéal 

This newly formulated line is dedicated to perfectly discipline natural curls by creating shape, definition, and softness day after day.
At its core is the breakthrough association of Pro-Kératine with Hydrolyzed Elastin, its unique properties perfectly tame curls while providing extreme fiber elasticity. Perfect for glamourous, sensual, or vivacious curls. No matter what your curl type, New Discipline Curl Idéal has your perfect solution.

The Discipline Curl Idéal Line

Cleansing Conditioner: Sulfate and Silicon free Cleansing conditioner that nourishes curl definition with natural bounce and smooth finish.  Low lather technology removes the impurities while the cream texture immerses each fiber in a protective layer of cream to smooth hair.
                     -         Apply to wet hair, work into scalp with circular massages to remove all impurities. 
                     -          Add a bit of water and distribute along the lengths and tips to optimize care along each strand.
                     -          Leave in for 3-5minutes  to maximize conditioning penetration.
                     -          Emulsify generously and rinse thoroughly.

Masque Curl Idéal: Shape-in-motion masque for overly voluminous curly hair. This nourishing masque, for tight thick curls, tames volume at the root and promotes all day frizz control.
                                  -          Apply to damp, cleansed hair from roots to ends
                                  -          Massage into hair fiber and spread on the scalp for greater root control
                                  -          Leave in for 5 minutes
                                  -          Rinse thoroughly and follow with appropriate primers.

Mousse Curl Idéal: Defining mousse that enhances curl shape, promoting bounce with a soft anti frizz finish.

                                  -          Apply to cleansed and treated damp hair
                                  -          Spread along the length of hair with a scrunching gesture
                                  -          Leave in and style as desired.

New Oléo-Curl: Defining cream that promotes relaxed, frizz-free curls with hydration and shine. Enhances curl shape and definition without rigidity, giving curls a relaxed supple shape and touch with frizz control and hydration. 

                                On Towel Dried hair:
                                 -          Spread downwards on lengths and ends, using fingers to gently relax curls.
                                 -          Leave in and style as desired

                                On Dry hair after styling or as second day touch-up:
                                 -          Smooth over lengths and ends, pushing curls up to reshape
                                 -          Leave in and style as desired. 

                                            Medium S patter curls                                         
Large Loose Curls
Tight Cork-Screw Curls

Winter Hair Styles


Achieve this look for yourself with Kerastase. First apply Nectar Thermique to damp hair from mid-shaft to ends. Next, focus Mousse Bouffante at the scalp and comb throug ends. Rough dry hair until about 75% dry, finish drying with a round brush to add volume and keep strands smooth. Then curl, using your favorite curling iron or wand. To finish apply V.I.P Spray for texture and seperation. For added smoothness and shine, apply a small amount of Touche Perfection to the ends.


To Achieve this sleek look, start by applying Nectar Thermique mid-shaft to ends for heat protection. For hair that is naturally more course or textured apply Oleo-Relax from scalp to ends to help smooth hair with ease. Next, apply Forme Fatale to the root area for extra hold and volume. Then blow-dry hair with a large round brush or flat brush, with natural boar bristles, which creates tension for a smoother style that lasts longer. Finish with your favorite finishing spray depending on the hold strength you prefer, we recomend Laque Coture for a medium flexible hold. 


Take Care of your Hair this Winter

‘Tis the season for being dried out and plagued by static, but don’t let that keep you or your hair down. 

Dry Scalp: The only flakes this season should be made of snow! Prevent a dry scalp by showering in warm, not hot water. Also brushing your hair really well before hopping in the shower can help by distributing the oils and breaking up any build up from the scalp.  If your buildup is caused by products you need a clarifying shampoo like Bumble’s Sunday shampoo, or if it is just dry scalp we recommend Kérastase’s Bain Exfoliant Hydratant. Bumble & bumble’s Tonic Lotion is also a great product for your scalp and hair, with natural tea tree oil, vitamins, and herbs it soothes your scalp and detangles.

Treatments/Conditioning: Treat yourself with a hair masque or in salon treatment which can help keep both your scalp and hair healthy. There are many great take home masques by Kérastase, ask your stylist which one is right for you to treat your hair in the best way possible. It goes deep into your hair for added nourishment, and don’t forget to always use a conditioner at home. If you don’t have time to do it yourself, add a treatment on to your in salon blow-dry/style.

Heat: Easing up on the styling tools can help keep your hair healthy and prevent damage. However, as the temperature drops it may be too cold to forgo the blow dry. Always make sure you use a heat protectant. Not only will it help protect your hair from styling tools it prevents it from drying out and frizzing up. Any of the Kérastase Thermique’s are perfect for protecting your hair based on its needs, or the blow dry styling balms from Bumble that are formulated for each look you’re trying to achieve.

Oils: Kérastase also has the Elixer collection; these oils are formulated to be everything you need to add the extra boost for your hair. It offers more shine, deep conditioning nourishment, anti-humidity protection, faster drying time, and reduces breakage.
Plus it it’s versatile:
  • Pre-Cleanse: Apply to brushed hair and rinse out before applying shampoo to remove impurities
  • Pre-Blow Dry: Apply to towel-dried hair and blow dry as normal for additional protection
  • Finishing: Work into the ends of the hair to control frizz, smooth and style
  • Touch-up: Apply throughout the day to add a touch of shine as needed.

Kerastase In Salon Ritual The BEST Hair Conditioning Treatments


Introducting the newly-formulated Kerastase In Salon Rituals. In Salon Rituals are hair conditioning treatments that are professionally prescribed to meet every need of your hair. They are concentrated and in the purest form to target your hair problems. They will improve damaged and weak hair, colored hair, dry hair, frizzy hair, dull hair, life-stressed hair that lacks density, and so much more.  

There are 20 unique combinations that can be formulated to give you the utmost personalized hair care. The BEST part about Kerastases In Salon Treatments is that they are a permanent fix. The more you use them, the better your hair will become. Its not a temporary bandage for bad hair, they are instantly PERMANENTLY transforming your hair. 




  ✓  Strengthens hair and prolongs hair color results between coloring appointments
  ✓  As a pre-color treatment: Prepares hair for optimal color absorption to help nourish, reconstruct and prime hair
  ✓  As a post-color treatment: Locks-in color at the roots to help maintain hair highlights, or at mid-lengths and ends for ombre hair and Balayage hair 

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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. 

Uptown Cool Downtown Chic

Meet the New Styling products from Kérastase!

Matérialiste:  All-Over Thickening Spray gel for Volume Up!  Great for medium to fine Hair, this product gives you the extra boost you’re looking for. Instantly expands every hair fiber so hair looks and feels thicker giving you an added airy bounce. This gives you flexible hold that is weightless and non-sticky.


Créme De La Créme: Controlling Blowdry Cream for Volume Down! Great for Medium to Coarse Hair, this blowdry cream gives you control and smoothness. Has a medium hold with shape memory, thermo-protection, and anti- frizz to keep hair tamed for longer. This product can be used alone or with your favorite Kérastase Thermique to boost it to the next level of control. 

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. 

Kerastase Featured in Marie Claire Magazine 2014


Initialiste by Kerastase was featured in Marie Claire magazine... This is by far one of our best treatment products sold by Kerastase.

Initialiste has many benefits. It is made to transform your hair in 7 days. It is Kerastases' 1st skincare-inspired super serum that acts on the four attributes of total hair beauty:
1. Strength
2. Shine
3. Softness
4. Substance
  • 9 out of 10 women* saw a visible difference in their hair texture after one week. 

    With continued usage, your hair stays healthier from root to tip allowing it to grow longer† with 93% less breakage.** The new Must-Have for all hair types.

    Maximize the potential length of your hair. Keep it longer and stronger as it grows.

    †89% agreed that their hair is SHINIER
    87% felt that their hair is thicker with MORE SUBSTANCE
    86% felt that their hair is STRONGER and SOFTER to the touch

    *Consumer use test over 7 days **In a brushing test compared to a non-conditioning shampoo
    †Reduces breakage so hair can grow longer

    Lightweight, silky texture Absorbs instantly without residue Fresh and delicate fragrance

Click here to read some reviews posted on lookfantastic.com.
Of course it recieved a full 5-STAR rating!!!

What Are the Best Products for Dry Hair?


Dry hair? A Tangley Mess?
The best shampoo and conditioner for dry, tangled hair is Kerastase Nutritive Shampoo and Mask. We also now offer the PRE-treatment!

Kerastase Salon Chicago Introduces New Reformulated Nutritive Products


The newest re-formulation by Kerastase is exclusively offered at Kerastase Salons including our own, Salon Envy Chicago.

Kerastase developed a 4 step process to help treat dry hair. Kerastases philosophy is not only to make hair look & feel beautiful, but to ctually treat the hair to heal it and make the hair beautiful.

1. Pre-Treat. Immersion Nutritive. This is a pre-shampoo treatment for very dry hair. This provides moisture & smoothness onto your dry hair before you cleanse.
2. Cleanse. Bain Satin 1 & 2. Both shampoos are made for dry, sensitized hair. Sensitized hair could mean damaged from hot tools, broken, or just fried.

3.Treat. Lait Vital. This is an incredibly light, moisturizing conditioning treatment.
4. Texturize. Touche Perfection. This is the newest product offered by Kerastase. It is the first instant nourishing touch up treatment balm for dry, sensitized hair. It will instantly give you moisture without an greasy appearance or feel.

How do I get the most volume in my hair?

Lets face it, the higher the hair, the closer to Heaven :) Just kidding.

Whether your hair is fine, medium, or coarse, there are a few IMPORTANT details that you'll need to achieve the MOST out of your hair. "Most" meaning volume, height, thickness, voluptousness, BIG, bulk, mass, victorias secret hair... you get the point...

Simple and easy. Make sure you use a deep cleansing shampoo such as Bumble & Bumble Sunday shampoo to remove excess BUILD UP and products that may be left on your hair and cause greasy ness and heaviness. Also, use the clarifying shampoo along with a daily volumizing shampoo such as Kerastase Bain Volumifique with Kerastase Gelee Volumifique or L'Oreal Professional Paris Volumetry Shampoo and Conditioner.

This goes along with No. 1, it all starts in the shower what you are washing and condiitoning with. Next, is your base products. They need to be light, have good control (hold) for your style, and also be the RIGHT type for your hair. Some of our favorite volumizing products here at Salon Envy are by Kerastases Couture Styling Line.

Kerastase Mousse Bouffant.
  • -Buildable volume and body
  • -Adds fullness and structure without weight
  • -Not stiff, flexible movement
  • -UV and heat protection
  • Kerastase Volumifique Mousse (for fine hair)
  • -Ampliflies and volumizes hair
    • -Gives more body while adding strength and substance 
    • -Provides flexible hold with a soft touch 
    • -Hair has added strength and substance, with blow-dry protection 
    • -Protects style with an anti-static effect 

Kerastase Lift Vertige

    • -Provides volume and lift at roots
      • -Long-lasting root support

        • -Adds shine
        • -UV and heat protection
        • Bumble & Bumble Thickening HairSpray
        • -Begins styling lift-off for any hair type
        • -(thick, thin or otherwise)
        • -moderate hold.
  • Bumble & Bumble Dry Spun Finish
  • -Translucent dry spray creates instant fullness
  • and texture to spin hair into an airy silhouette.
There are many more we offer but there are our favorites! Be sure to ask your stylist for the best recommendations for your hair type and texture.

3. The Blow-Dry
After you get the products in, next the most important step is your blow dry. Don't let your hair air dry and let gravity get the best of you. Blow Dry your hair right away and either blow dry the opposite way of your hair growth (upside down) or keep the blow dryer pointed up to get the MOST volume at your roots!

4. Set your hair with the round brush, velcro rollers, or hot rollers.
Another very important step is the way you roll your rollers, curling irons, or brushes. This goes back to the basics we learn in beauty school. Make sure it is ON BASE. BY that I mean look at the picture blow to show what it is to roll on base and off base. This will make a dramatic difference as to how much volume you'll get it in your hair!

The first picture the hair is pulled STRAIGHT up and rolled down. This will create much VOLUME and lift at your root.

As you can see in the picture below, the root area of the maniquins hair is flat. The hair in the red rollers was pulled to the side then rolled, this will leave your hair will less volume.

5. Back-combing, Teasing, Ratting, Whatever you like to call it!
This is a simple easy step, too! You take your comb and comb the hair BACKWARDS, hence the name, Back-Combing. Here is a picture to show how to do it! This will create volume and help hold your volume throughout your day. I like to back-comb and then hairspray to make sure I get the maxium hold from the back-combed area.

Thats all! Happy Blow Drying!

Hair Color Fading Problems. Why does my hair color fade? How to prevent hair color from fading! FADING FADING FADING!!!!

Well if you color your hair, you most likely suffer from hair color fading. Its normal! Even with permanent hair color, the color still fades over a period of time.

The 5 most common reasons why hair color fades...........

1.) The sun can cause hair color to fade.

2.) Many enviromental factors and pollutants can cause hair color to fade.

3.) Your shampoo and conditioners can cause hair color to fade.

4.) The minerals from the water can cause hair color to fade.

5.) The temperature of water can cause hair color to fade.

Over the years I have learned that there are a few things that help your hair color from fading:

After your color application be sure to add on a treatment to help preserve your color and protect your hair. Salon Envy recommends by Kerastase the in-salon fusio dose treatments or Bumble and Bumbles Color Minded Treatment. Both are in-salon treatments that are inexpensive and will help prolong your hair color from fading.



Color care shampoo and conditioner recommended by your stylist. If you buy store bought shampoos and conditioners they have cheaper chemicals in them (which is why they are cheaper) which will strip your hair and do the exact opposite of what you want!

~Bumble & Bumple color minded shampoo and conditioner is a great line for color fading and also Kerastase Chroma Riche and Chroma Captive sulfate free shampoo and rinse out.

Wash your hair in milder temperatures and rinse in cool water to close the cuticle and seal your color in. Make sure if possible to wait at least 24- even better 48 hours after your color application to wash your hair.

Limit your hair to sun exposure by wearing a bandana, hat, or scarf. Almost everytime clients come back from a sunny vacation their hair color is faded dramatically. The sun literally bleaches hair. Even if it doesnt feel strong or if it is cloudy, believe me, the rays are bleaching that hair!


Protect your hair with a leave in product. When your hair is exposed to high heat from your blow dryer or iron tools the cuticle is damaged and the hair becomes more porous. When your hair is more porous it will likely fade because the cuticle is more open and the color slides out faster! To protect your hair color from fading try Kerastase Chroma Thermique (a wonderful thermal protector and shine enhancing moisturizer. For you sun exposed clients out there try Kerastase Huile Celeste. Huile Celeste protects your hair from the sun, sea, and chlorine.

kerastase thermique


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?

Introducing: Kérastase's new Couture Styling Collection!


Just when we thought Kérastase couldn't get any better... they did. We are SO excited to announce the release of Kérastase's new styling collection! There are two lines and you should be educated about them so you can find the products best suited for you. The green and purple lines each have their own purpose; the green is meant for construction - meaning that you put it on towel dried hair as a base. The purple is for styling and finishing. Did I tell you the best part? Each product from the purple line has anti-humectant (the stuff that combats humidity!) How great is that?!

The biggest thing to know about the new styling collection is that you can MIX them! Each product is meant to be cocktailed with others. Experiment and figure out what's best for you! Here are a few tips about each product for those who like to play by the rules!

The complete Kérastase regimen consists of four steps : 1) Cleanse 2) Treat 3) Prime and 4) Style

Once you have shampooed (cleansed) and then treated (with your favorite masque or conditioner), prime your hair with your favorite Kérastase priming product. We love the elixirs shown above! Then it's time for the green line to step in.

One of our favorite's from this line is the Spray å Porter Beach Texture Spray. This has a medium and flexible hold and creates beachy waves or great second day hair.

Application: Apply on towel-dried hair/dry hair from roots to ends. Air dry using fingers to scrunch or style as usual with heat tools.

The Lift Vertige Root Uplifting Gel is another great product from the green line. It provides volume and lift at the roots and adds shine to your hair without weighing it down.

Application: Distribute evenly at the roots on towel-dried hair and lift upwards with your fingers. Apply heat directly at the root and then style as usual.

One product that we are so excited for Kérastase to reveal from their purple line is the Powder Bluff - their first texturizing dry shampoo. This product creates buildable texture and body and is an instant style refresher while helping to absorb oils for lasting blow dries. It is light and flexible and can be used on all styles!

Application: Hold can 10-12 inches from hair. Spray onto dry hair using an even, all-around circular motion. Let it dry before styling.

If you're looking for a classic hairspray, look no further! Kérastase has their Laque Dentelle - flexible hold hairspray and Laque Couture - strong hold hairspray. Both have amazing frizz control and can be used to set all styles in place. The flexible hold has more of a buildable hold and the strong hold sets and locks styles. Note: these hairsprays are the same as Kérastase's current hairsprays, but just have new packaging - so if you've always loved them, don't worry, they're still here! And if you've never tried them, now is a perfect time!

Application: Hold can 10-12 inches from hair. Spray onto dry hair using an even, all-around circular motion. Re-apply throughout the day as needed.

Phew! This is a lot to catch up on! Please note that we did not highlight all of Kérastase's new products, but just SOME of our favorites! For the full product line visit their website or stop in the salon to check it out! The stylists will be more than happy to help you and find the best products for you!

Here is a little cheat sheet to find out more about all of the products!

Have you tried Kérastase's new Couture Styling Collection? What's your favorite product?
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