Ever since moving to Chicago I have been talking more and more about the importance of self care! Self care can be as easy as treating yourself to a cup of coffee in the morning, or a full blown spa day. Last Sunday I got to spend my #selfcare day at Fringe Salon in Wicker Park, Chicago. The beautiful staff treated me to a volcano pedicure and a full balayage and a hair cut, as well as countless cups of coffee 🙂
The Volcano Spa Pedicure is a new product offered by Fringe Salon! It starts by adding detox volcano crystals to the spa water, along with a detox volcano activator. The activator immediately causes a fun bubble explosion and fills the room with a beautiful fragrance. This luxury experience is so much fun to watch! I am very easily entertained, but that experience topped my Sunday. This pedicure detoxifies impurities from feet, stimulates and invigorates circulation and at the end I got a collagen massage for ultimate smoothness.
The hair cut was probably the biggest step for me that day! New year new hair? How about new city new hair? It took a lot of opinions and advice from friends, but I finally went for it and got bangs! They are very wispy, light, and are easy to hide! I am loving them though! Julia Stegner was my inso and my hairstylist Nicole did an outstanding job! And the balayage was absolutely amazing! I have been getting so many compliments on my hair from everyone!
Check out Fringe Salon in Wicker park and if you are a new customer, you will get 20% off your service!
And I am already planning what I am going to do with my hair for my Europe trip! Let me tell you, my imagination is running wild already! And it’s not even April yet!
Is it spring yet? My theory is that if I just keep painting my nails bright colors and wearing my sandals around the house, it will eventually be spring. So far it’s not working because it’s snowing outside, but you can’t say I’m not trying.
For my birthday I treated myself to a Groupon to get a mani and my eyebrows dyed for only $32 at Fringe Salon in Chicago. I had a lovely experience and was planning on returning when Fringe kindly reached out and asked if I wanted to try one of their two new pedicures. Since my winter feet were looking rough, I was extremely grateful! During spring and summer I normally get two to three pedicures at a salon, especially for the first foot reveal of the season. In between maintenance at home is great, but after seven months in socks, some things need professional help.
Aside from their standard pedicure, Fringe is now offering a moisturizing jelly pedicure and a detoxifying volcano pedicure. I opted for the volcano, which smelled absolutely incredible. Everything was citrus scented and very invigorating.
I normally exclusively wear Cajun Shrimp on my toes but changed things up a bit and went for Mod About You. Cajun Shrimp and Mod About You are by far my two favorite nail polishes. I love them so much because they are universally flattering, which is hard to come by in a nail polish. Some nail polishes have undertones that don’t work with every skin tone, which is why some nudes may make your hands look dead and some corals can make you look like you have jaundice. Not these two.
While I was there, I saw Danielle who had waxed and dyed my eyebrows during my last visit. Below is a picture of my eyebrows the night that I had them dyed. They were a little dark at first but once I had makeup on, I really enjoyed how they looked. They lightened a little after two days and now after 2.5 weeks they’re starting to look back to normal. It was absolute bliss not having to fill in my brows in the morning. Now I’m still only filling in the tail, the front is still pretty strong.
The eyebrow tint dyes the hairs as well as the skin slightly underneath. I would say this service is ideal for special occasions and vacation.