I had the craziest dream last night: after chugging two morning coffees which allowed me to at least fake being human enough to field calls all morning, my stomach was imitating a whale’s mating call when I looked up from my computer and realized I had long missed lunch. So, in my green knit sweater, ripped jeans and leopard print flats, I waltzed outside, sans coat, ran an errand and grabbed food at the local Protein Bar just across the street from my work and ate outside.
Oh, wait. This wasn’t a dream. THIS HAPPENED TODAY. LIKE, I WALKED OUTSIDE WITH NO COAT, AND SMILED UPON THE FATE THAT IS 70 DEGREES IN MARCH. IN CHICAGO. DID I MENTION IN MARCH? DID I MENTION IN CHICAGO? A polar bear probably died today to bring Chiberia this weather, but I digress.
That was a long-winded way of saying SPRING IS COMING (Game of Thrones anyone?). And as stores are stocked with bright florals and pretty pastels, our tresses are equally desperate for a little brightening.
I tapped into my favorite salon, George the Salon, and picked their all-knowing brains about the trends that will be giving me major hair envy through the Summer Solstice. While it’s always easy to do an easy google search, I was beyond stoked to sit down and actually talk to their trained professionals, who receive an unprecedented amount of year-round training and continued education, and continuously apply it to client after client. They know their hair, and the best part is they know their talent. Last time I stopped by the salon, (it was my first time really coloring my hair and I was terrified, naturally) they listened intently to what I wanted, quadruple checked with me before taking action. The end result was everything I wanted… and then some. George the Salon is the perfect combination of applying their vision, and utilizing their talent to create precisely what their client asked for, but somehow even better.
I’m entrusting my locks yet again to GTS next Tuesday, so this blog post came at the perfect time- stay tuned for my new look next week! Until then though, below is what the all-stars recommended if you’re looking to navigate a new look for the onset of Spring:
All Over Highlights
A classic look that says you sat in the sun instead of in a salon chair
Tortoise Shell Highlights
When you’re still aiming for natural, but want something with a little more pop
Continuing with the natural theme, these cuts are an easy way to embrace and enhance natural texture (read: less time getting ready in the AM)
The bolder, the better
Yep, we’re still loving this trend
We don’t see this one going away anytime soon
You can’t go wrong with this classy twist on an edgy trend
Ronze is the bronde for brunettes/ red heads… and we’re obsessed with this perfect mixtures of copper red and bronze brown
Lastly, a trend that is always in, is giving back to charity. George the Salon is hosting a fundraiser benefiting On Your Feet Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for birth parents to help get “back on their feet.” OYFF assists birth mothers by providing the tools they need to build better lives including management and coaching, monetary grants, and providing them community and support. And the very best part for you? Your $115 ticket wouldn’t just go towards improving families’ lives, but also go towards a service of your choice from their insanely talented hairstylists, estheticians, or massage therapists. That’s a cut, color, facial or massage while sipping champagne and light bites all for the price of assisting women improve their lives. Tickets are a hot commodity around the Chicagoland area, so purchase yours today! You can buy them here– hopefully I’ll see you there on March 21st!