BEST SELLING HAIR CARE PRODUCTS

The list is in – here are our five best-selling hair products from 2019! These tried-and-true haircare products give you that salon-quality look between visits. Take a peek at what our stylists and clients have been loving for their hair this past year.
R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste
This dry shampoo is great for both adding texture to your style, and for absorbing oil on that second-day hair. It’s an effective and light-weight dry shampoo, and also a styling paste that provides texture and hold. Use on damp hair with a blow dryer to add volume, or work into your roots for oil-absorbing texture. This versatility of this product makes it an everyday stylist and client favorite.
Moroccanoil Treatment Original
There was no surprise this product made the list – we don’t know anyone who doesn’t love it! The Moroccan Oil
Original Treatment can be used on wet, damp, or dry hair for a deep condition that smooths and shines. The iconic formula is infused with argan oil, vitamins, and minerals that will leave your hair silky, shiny and healthy.
R+Co Television Perfect Hair Shampoo & Conditioner
We love this shampoo and conditioner combo, it’s a great all-in-one line that gives you the perfect camera-ready hair – hence the name! R+Co’s Television products provide weightless moisture with perfect body, shine, and strength and has an amazing juniper scent.
R+Co High Dive Moisture + Shine Créme
This leave-in conditioner is great for dry, damaged hair that could use a bit of a recharge. Perfect for these dry winter months, this product can bring dry and dull hair ba
ck to life with a rich moisturizing and detangling boost. Dive deep into an every-day product that will moisturize and drown out frizz
Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo
This dry shampoo comes in two different formulas, one specially formulated for dark hair and another for lighter hair. Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Hair Tones leaves brunette hair clean and refreshed while keeping your color rich without the dull reside. The Light Hair Tones fomula has subtle violet undertones to combats the brassiness in blonde hair. Both formulas absorbs oil, buildup, and odor which makes it perfect for second day hair.

 

 

NEW! Brow Henna

Are you sick of penciling in your eyebrows each morning and mindful to not place harmful chemicals on your skin? Have you wanted to try microblading but been intimidated by the permanence? Brow Henna, the new trend in eyebrow tinting, is an 100% plant based, vegan and cruelty free formula. Unlike traditional eyebrow tints there is not ammonia, lead or hydrogen peroxide in henna products. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How it works?

When you book a Brow Henna appointment one of our estheticians will walk you through the process. After a brief consultation we will mix a shade that will match you your skin tone and hair color. The henna palette comes in 7 different colors which allows us to create a customized brow color suitable for all skin tones. After the Henna is applied to your brows you will sit back, relax and let the henna do its thing. Once dried completely we will remove the henna from your bras and TA DA you will have perfect easy to maintain brows.

 

 

 

 

 

Benefits

Henna coats the hair cuticle making each individual strain or your eyebrow appear thicker and softer. It  also helps strengthen and restore hair growth. This treatment is perfect for those with sparse of over plucked eyebrows. 

Keep Your Skin Hydrated This Season

Has the cool, crispy fall weather got your skin feeling dry and tight? With the change of seasons from summer to winter now is the ideal time to freshen up your skin. With summer behind us and winter lurking around the corner, your skin is asking for an extra dose of hydration.

So what exactly is a Hydration facial?

When you enter the treatment room, one of our highly trained estheticians will have a thorough consultation to better understand your skincare needs and to assess the best ‘plan of action’ for your facial service. This will consist of a pre-cleanse to remove makeup, built up debris and oils on the skin, followed by a cleanser best suited for you. After cleansing we will look at your skin more closely under a magnifying light to determine how dry (lack of oil) and/or dehydrated (lack of water) your skin is. From there, you’ll have either a physical exfoliation (something that feels grainy) or a chemical exfoliation (most likely an enzyme or AHA based product). After sloughing off all that old dead skin you’ll be treated to a facial massage to increase circulation and overall relaxation before receiving a customized hydrating mask. Your service will end with a combination of serums, eye creams, lip balm, and moisturizer specially chosen for you.

This is the perfect way to jump start your winter skincare routine. Just as we put away our flip flops and dust off our snow boots, this is the time to put away those oil-free moisturizers and stock up on creamy cleansers and hydrating serums (hyaluronic will be your new best friend, trust us).
Can’t wait to see you in the treatment room!
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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Fall is officially here, and we are starting to see pumpkin everything, everywhere we go. This time of year you can’t escape the pumpkin trend! But lets be honest, why would you want to? From pumpkin-flavored coffee and pastries, to pumpkin-scented candles, it’s no surprise fall beauty trends follow suit. Pumpkins are everywhere, and we are here for it. Find a list of pumpkin services, perks, and trends below

Pumpkin Nail Trends:

Don’t miss out on the warm and rich orange hues this season. We are also offering 20% off all nail services on Sundays Mondays and Tuesdays this season. Call or book any service online

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pumpkin Hair Trends:

Looking to spruce up your look this season? Fall leads us to deeper darker hair tones – even blondes transition to warmer and richer shades that won’t wash out their skin tones. For something a little more bold, you can’t go wrong with the stunning coppers and vibrant reds that simply shout: Fall!

Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub:

Fall is the perfect time to start refocusing on our skin’s health. Summer fun in the sun can leave your skin damaged, and the drop in humidity may have you feeling dry and itchy this time of year. We recommend transitioning to a richer moisturizer that will help hydrate and repair your skin, and keep you glowing as that tan fades. AND for all you pumpkin lovers out there – try the Glo Skin Beauty’s Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub. The soft yet effective exfoliation is the perfect fall addition to any skin service

Pumpkin Spice Coffee:

Next time you’re in the salon have a pumpkin spice coffee on us. Ask your stylist for details.

R+Co Concentrates: What they are & Why we Love them

At some point or another everyone reaches a place in their hair care routine when they are in need of a major pick-me-up. Reboot your look with these three new R+Co Concentrates: Gemstone, Dallas and Atlantis. Whether you’re looking to lock in color, add some volume to your look or repair your damaged hair R+Co has a concentrate for you. This in salon treatment improves the overall condition of your hair while each individual formula one targets a different obstacle. 

 

 

 

GEMSTONE: Color Locking Concentrate

 This color locking formula is the perfect add on to any color service. It leaves your hair strong and shiny like a, dare we say it, gemstone. The clinically proven concentrate will leave your color visibly more vibrant for up to 23 washes. 

 

 

 

 

DALLAS: Thickening Concentrate

This formula lends its name from Texas-style big hair and it will do just that for your locks. One  treatment repairs damaged hair and increases visual fullness by 2x. This treatment is perfect for those with fine or thinning hair. The lightweight formula helps blow up your do with our weighing it down for the perfect “bigger is better” look. 

 

 

 

 

ATLANTIS: Moisturizing Concentrate

Thirsty? Atlantis is the cold drink of water your hair has been waiting for. Brown Algae extract hydrates  your hair and scalp leaving your hair manageable smooth and soft. One treatment increases moisture levels, repairs hair and combats frizz for up to 4 weeks.

Sun Protection that Loves you Back

Memorial Day is behind us, and Summer is officially here. With summer comes beach days, BBQ’s, and patio parties. Our schedules will get busier as we jam-pack our summer full of vacations and pool parties. While enjoying all the outdoor activities, protecting your skin should always be on the top of your to-do list.

These days there are so many different sunscreens on the market, how do you choose a sunscreen that gives you the right protection, but is also right for your skin type? This year, we recommend glo Skin Beauty for the best in sun protection and skincare.

WHY WE LOVE GLO

Glo Skin Beauty is a cruelty-free, PETA approved skin care and make-up brand. Their products are an extension of your daily skin care routine, and each product compliments the next. They know your skin is as unique as you are, and focus on making products for all skin types that that allow you to create personalized skin care solutions. They also believe that what is not in their products is just as important as what is in their products, and all of their products are free of harmful chemicals and parabens. Here are two of our favorites:

SOLAR SHADE

This is a light-weight mineral-based sunscreen with SPF 50 that is designed for delicate and sensitive skin – we recommend this sunscreen for people with sensitive or oily skin. This is a great addition to your skincare routine for photoaging protection.

MOISTURIZER TINT

With oil free hydration, and a hint of color, this sun protection is perfect for everyday use. It offers UVA/UVB protection that doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky or greasy and has an SPF of 30. The sheer tint of color helps reduce redness and even out skin tones to keep you looking your best while protecting against the aging effects of the sun.

Spring 2019 Nail Trends

As this seemingly never ending Chicago winter slowly fades into spring the sun is starting to make an appearance. People are starting to trade their layers in for sundresses and their boots in for sandals and we are starting to see a shift in all fashion trends. Nail trends are no exception. Here are our top Spring Nail Trends of 2019

 

Rainbow Pastels

 

 

 

 

 

When we think spring those pastels shades start to saturate our mind. This trend takes those shades one step further in a rather playful way. At Fringe we are featuring Zoya’s Innocence collection. Which is a 10 free formula. If you aren’t familiar with 10 free, it is formulated without the top 10 chemicals found in most nail polish. With shades like Birch, a gentle lavender and Agnes, a muted blush these colors are sure to brighten any spring day. With colors this good why choose just one, when you can have them all?

 

Neutrals

Neutrals have continued to make an appearance. Even celebrities like Meghan Markle are fully embracing the trend (If you didn’t catch her press conference this week- people couldn’t get enough of her stunning neutral manicure). This seasons neutrals are coming in many different colors not just the boring shades of beige we have seen in the past. At Fringe we are bringing in OPI’s Always Bare Collection which features sheer shades of peach, tan, lilac and grey. As well as Zoya’s Bridal Bliss collection that comes in stunning soft neutrals like Grace, a milky baby pink.

 

Two Tone

The classic French Manicure is a trend we are seeing on the up and up again, but why not take it one step further with these two tone nails. Mix two different polish colors on one nail in various different styles and shapes. Try this trend with two different colors of the same family like two different shades of purple seen above or if you want to go with a bolder look try this this trend in two contrasting colors.

 

Rounded Natural

You can’t go wrong with these rounded natural nails. They are simple and highlight your nail health. Whatever look is your favorite, well maintained, healthy nails should be the goal of any manicure and that is one our main focuses at Fringe.

Hair To Stay…. Cancer Treatment does not have to cause Hair Loss!

     Fringe has partnered with HairToStay, a not-for-profit that provides financial assistance to Cancer patients undergoing treatment. HairToStay covers the cost of scalp cooling caps for patients undergoing chemotherapy. The scalp cooling caps are a new technology that has been proven to prevent hair loss during chemotherapy, but the cost is not covered by insurance. For every $1000 raised, HairToStay is able to provide one patient with this breakthrough treatment.
     Please consider joining us in donating to HairToStay in honor of Mother’s Day, today through May 31st.
     As a Stylist for 30 plus years, I have been there to help clients through this tragic and stressful part of treatment. Thanks to advances in technology, hair loss in no longer a necessary side effect of cancer treatment. I chose to hold this fundraiser as a way to help others, but also as a way to educate our clients that this technology is an option.
    Fringe will also hold an event on Friday May 31st, 2019 at 5:30pm, to provide on site information about HairToStay. Our client, and past scalp cooling cap user Annette Sollars, from Eyepothecary, will be on hand with the scalp cooling caps and to answer any questions.
Thank you, and Happy Mother’s Day!
Dawn Bublitz
Owner, Fringe/ A Salon

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Locations with Dignia Scalp Cooling Cap

Advocate Illinois Masonic Creticos Cancer Center

Cancer Treatment Centers of America | Midwestern Regional Medical Center

Illinois Cancer Specialists | Arlington Heights

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital

Oncology Specialists | Advocate Health

Locations of Paxman Scalp Cooling

Rush University Cancer Center

Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center

Loyola University Medical Center

Loyola Cancer Care & Research 

at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park

Loyola Center for Cancer Care & Research

Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge

Northshore Kellogg Cancer Center – Evanston

Northshore Kellogg Cancer Center – Highland Park

Northshore Kellogg Cancer Center – Glenbrook

All about our Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

‘Tis the season for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin facials, right? You bet! As the season changes from warm and humid to cool and dry the needs of our skin change too. Just as you change your closets over from summer to winter, you’ll need to change your skincare routine too.

Have no fear, our esthetics team is here to help. To get you in the fall spirit and get your skin refreshed we are introducing our Pumpkin Enzyme Peel. Sounds scary, right? No way! Peels have come a long way since the “Samantha on Sex and the City” days and this peel in particular is super gentle.

So what is a Pumpkin Enzyme Peel exactly?

This is a light, gentle peel intended to have an immediate effect on the top layer of your skin by eliminating dead skin cells and impurities. Pumpkin contains antioxidant Vitamin A and Vitamin C to help soften and soothe the skin and boost collagen production. You will leave with noticeably brighter, softer skin.

How does the ‘peel’ work and what do enzymes actually do?

Enzymes exfoliate only dead cells, which is a why enzyme peels are great for nearly all skin types. Pumpkin is a fruit enzyme which breaks down the dead proteins and leaves your skin smooth and bright (think of enzymes like pac man eating the dead skin cells!)

Who’s it good for?

Anyone and everyone! This formula is gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types in addition to anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin.

How long does it take?!

Just 45 minutes! We’ll first cleanse your skin, then apply the enzyme peel while simultaneously using steam to help intensify its results. While your Pumpkin Enzyme Peel is working its magic, we’ll treat you to a hand and arm massage. The service will end with a customized moisturizer that’s just right for you.

This is a seasonal service and we can’t wait to share it with you! Plus who doesn’t need an extra few minutes of relaxation during this busy time?

Now Trending: Color Drenching

By: Kat Prush

Summer is over, so before you start thinking about PUMPKIN E’RYTHAAAANG !!!!,  you may have been noticing your hair has been looking a little more lackluster than when you previously got it done at the end of spring before summer started.

(Balayages, I’m speaking directly to you!)

Your ends are probably much drier from summer fun at the pool or the beach, and although you may not readily admit this, you may be experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, or frustration with your hair. It’s something that I like to call “hair ennui,’’ and while it isn’t a serious condition, it affects the psychological well-being of millions of women throughout the major continents.

 

Hair Ennui: “a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement  hair that has fully lived its season, and has reached its expiration.’’

Don’t be ashamed; you’re not alone.

And we have a solution…

Color Drenching ! It is a super easy way to transition your hair into something richer for fall, with beautiful added dimension.

  • It is easy to maintain
  • It makes the hair look super glossy
  • It won’t take a gagillion hours

What is it exactly?

Depth is added to the base for the hint of a darker shadow, which mimicks the natural transition of hair from summer to fall, and alternating tones are strategically glossed throughout the head for color that never feels flat.

Which makes sense, right ? As the days grow shorter as winter approaches, your hair spends less time in the sun and tends to get a bit darker. It’s beautiful, it’s natural looking, and it is INSTA pretty.

Do yourself a favor and get rid of your hair ennui. Fringe Stylists are standing by.