When it comes to doing my own hair, I have mastered the round brush blowout (thank you, Ashley!) and can use old fashioned hot rollers like it’s no one’s business (thank you, Mom!). But when it comes to curling my hair with a curling iron, I am completely hopeless. It’s always been disappointing because I love the various looks you can achieve with a curling iron, which you can’t quite get with round brushes or even hot rollers.
So, when my sister got a curling wand and said that it was really easy to use, I got excited because she too is inexperienced with curling irons. I began thinking that this could be my hope for achieving glam waves or loose curls at home!
As I do with any hair conundrum I have, I turned to my trusty hair stylist, Ashley Young. Ashley invited me into Salon Buzz last week to show me how to use my sister’s curling wand (because I wanted to try it out before buying my own) to achieve glamorous waves for Valentine’s Day. Read on for simple steps and tips for achieving the look! Continue Reading →
This Valentine’s Day, let beauty knock on your door with Stylisted! Stylisted is an online platform that allows you to book in-home hair styling and makeup appointments from a network of vetted beauty professionals in Chicago, New York and LA. And, for the month of February, Stylisted is offering a special 14% discount for Chicago CatWalk readers only! All you have to do is use the promotion code CATWALK14 when you check out and it will be applied to your final balance.
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I just booked hair and makeup services using their mobile app and it was super easy! All I had to do was select the date and time, choose a service, find a stylist, enter my contact and billing info (along with my promo code: CATWALK14) and submit my request! Continue Reading →
Recently featured on WGN for her expertise in creating perfect brows, Beauty Babe by Sabrina can help you achieve a younger look and the perfect arch with her notable “Eye Brow Lift” and sculpting techniques.
Sabrina claims that the key to achieving perfect brows is “a steady hand and a great pair of tweezers…and most of all, a professional such as myself! I can show you what should and shouldn’t be done to your brows. With guidance and restrain, I can (in most cases) regrow brows or simply reshape them. After that, maintaining is a breeze with touchups every few weeks or months.” Continue Reading →
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and there is so much to do! Make dinner reservations, book spa appointments, plan the perfect date night outfit and kick-up your beauty routine. For the last task, I turned to Beauty Babe by Sabrina.
Sabrina is a leading makeup artist and eyebrow extraordinaire in Chicago. Her professional career took off in 1998 at the well-known Chicago-based salon, Kiva, and after six years, Sabrina took her dedication and will to learn more about the industry by traveling throughout Europe in 2004. After gaining experience in advanced techniques and tending to hundreds of entertainment clients while abroad, her return to Chicago in 2005 led her to being noted as one of the leading makeup artists in the Windy City.
Inspiration for Sabrina’s work usually comes from speaking with the person she’s working on and getting to know them. “I use this as a reference for what I should do and how I see them. Their guidance helps me bring out their natural beauty and radiance.” Continue Reading →
Merry Christmas Eve! I am so excited to be sharing my first beauty post today and I’m even more excited that it’s a festive New Year’s Eve ponytail hair how to!
My trusty hairstylist of many years, Ashley Young, recently showed me a formal way to wear my hair in a ponytail for New Year’s Eve! The only ponytail I knew how to do before this tutorial was a gym-appropriate ponytail. Not quite fancy enough for ringing in the New Year!
I hope you enjoy the following NYE ponytail hair how to. If you try it out, I would love to hear about it and see some of your pictures of the look!! Continue Reading →