Hair Extension Tips

Winter Haircare Tips

Has your hair taken a beating from Old Man Winter? Use these Winter Hair Care Tips to combat dryness and try our Original Mineral products to give your locks the tall drink of water it’s been craving!

During the winter season, your hair needs external hydration because the dry weather robs it of all moisture and oils. Conditioners and masques help to soften the hair, add shine, reduce static, improve texture, and they act as a coating to keep the hair protected.

If you’ve been to the salon lately you already know that we’ve been loving the Original Mineral line. They’ve left out harmful everyday chemicals found in many cosmetics such as PHTHALATES, SULFATES, PARABENS, PROPYLENE, GLYCOL, M.I.T. and TRICIOSAN. O&M has replaced these toxic chemicals with natural native actives from Australia that deliver many benefits while nourishing and protecting the hair.

Here are some tips for using this amazing line to keep your stressed out strands looking their best during the season’s frigid temps:

  • A 20 minute hot shower might feel great on a freezing cold day, but try to avoid submerging your hair while the heat is turned up. Long exposure to hot water can strip moisture from hair and skin. Stick to lukewarm or cool water for those parched strands. Cool water closes the hair’s cuticle and locks in moisture so turn down the heat – even if it’s only in the last 2-3 minutes as you’re rinsing conditioner from your hair.

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For a dose of hydration next time you wash, try the O&M HYDRATE & CONQUER formula.

Give dry, damaged or colored hair some TLC with nutrient-rich Tasmanian Sea Kelp, containing Vitamins A, B, C & E and 13 amino acids to strengthen hair and stimulate growth.

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Once a week try a deep conditioner like THE POWER BASE Protein Masque

This intense dual action treatment works to restore your mane from within. Wheat Protein reconstructs weakened hair to bind broken strands while Apricot Kernel Oil and Sweet Almond moisturizes and nourishes the hair’s exterior.

  • Washing your hair too much can strip away healthy oils and lead to dry, damaged ends. Keep shampooing to only 2-3 times a week and extending the time in between washing by using a dry shampoo at the roots. This will help keep your mid shaft and ends hydrated by the natural oils from your skin and scalp, and will maintain volume at the roots.
  • A great way to combat static from dryness in the air is to use a protective heat styling product.

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Try Project Sukuroi Gold Smoothing Balm from O&M

This is hands down one of our fave products that delivers a smooth and featherlike softness to the hair that your sure to love. It can be used on damp hair prior to heat styling, or on dry hair to restyle or tame frizz and flyaways. Project Sukuroi will help reconstruct even the most damaged hair, it has a unique smoothness that will make hair feel like it’s virgin state.   

  • Regular trims are a great way to keep your hair in good health during the winter months as well. Every six to eight weeks, make sure to schedule a light dusting of the ends to help reduce the chance of dry, splitting ends. Our newest talent, Laura Kevil, is offering special pricing on cuts for a limited time: $20 for Men and Kids, $25 for Teens and $35 for Women. At this incredible intro pricing, there’s no excuse for prolonging your family’s salon visits. Visit our Yelp page to read the rave reviews Laura has been getting, then click here to book your appointment with her today!

Buy a Salon Gift Certificate in Elmhurst


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Don’t let holiday shopping get you down… now you can buy a salon Gift Certificate in Elmhurst! 

The giving season is officially here and we have a Win-Win Deal for you and all the lucky ladies on your shopping list:

For every Gift Certificate you purchase now through December 15th, we’ll *Gift You* with a $10 credit to use toward any service or product during January and February 2016.

Our Gift Certificates are elegantly designed and are sure to impress even the most discerning women in your life. They can be purchased for a specific service or package of services, or in whole dollar amounts. Because we’re all about keeping your experience with us stress free and convenient, you don’t even have to leave the house to shop! Simply email a list of your lucky recipients to Info@AlterEgoHairDesign.Com along with the desired gift amounts and delivery addresses and we’ll mail them out for you. Make sure to include your credit card billing info or your best daytime phone number so we can take your payment by phone.

We’re excited to pamper the special ladies you’ll be buying for, and look forward to a continued relationship with YOU!

Have a festive season, and we’ll see you in the salon soon! 

Have you used O&M yet? We’re loving their gentle formulas and divine fragrances!

A shift in the seasons can leave hair stressed out and looking dull. Our new favorite haircare line will help eliminate dryness with yummy oils of Macadamia Seed, Australian River Mint, Apricot Kernel, Peppermint and Sweet Almond… just to name a few. We look forward to introducing you to the nourishing power of O&M next time you’re in :)

There are only three weeks (YIKES!) left until Thanksgiving! Secure your holiday appointments TODAY to avoid stress on you and your hair during the hectic social season.

As the gifting season is upon us, consider the Gift of Beauty for the lucky ladies on your shopping list! We sell Gift Certificates either for a particular service you’d like to gift, or in whole dollar amounts. Call us for details!

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Get your pink hair extensions here!

Go PINK this October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month! A portion of the proceeds from every pink easiLengths hair extensions purchased goes to Look Good Feel Better, a free nationwide program helping women with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatments.

A small weft of easiLengths tape-in pink hair extensions takes just a few minutes to apply or remove, is chemical and damage free, are reusable for up to 4 months and pricing starts at just $35!

BOOK ONLINE TODAY or call 630.617.0056.

How have you been touched by cancer?

Show you care and wear pink hair extensions!

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and tag us in your pink hair pics!

Oh, Hey There! Have We Met?

We’re Caitlin Curiale and Erin Kelly Haines and we just relocated from LaGrange to your neck of the woods. We’ve found our new forever home here at Alter Ego Hair Design, and we’re pumped to meet YOU!

We’re anxious to know: What do you love most about Elmhurst? Hopefully your Love List will soon include beautification sessions with us here at our unique, boutique salon space :-)

Wondering what were all about? You can read our Professional Bios here. Yeah, yeah… we know – that stuff’s all boring and actually pretty stuffy. Here’s the real lowdown:

We both grew up in Roselle

Went to Lake Park High School

Have been married for a collective 17 years to our high school heartthrobs

Have 5 young boys between us (ages 10, 6, 5, 3 and 2)

Both of our hubbies are entrepreneurs

We love traveling with our families, even if it’s a weekend road trip to Wisconsin

We’re true BFF’s and have worked together for close to 15 years

We’re OBSESSED with fashion and LOVE the work we do!

So that’s enough about us for now… come visit us for some expert styling services so we can get to know YOU!

Try the best hair extensions for thin hair today!

We have the best hair extensions for thin hair in Chicago!

Not only do we use the safest methods, we use the best brands! Some tape-in extension brands are known for their limited color selections, poor quality hair, excessive shedding, sticky residues and slipping wefts. We’ve had the misfortune of dealing with inferior brands in the past. Our go-to favorite tape-in brand is by easihair pro. Thier easiLengths product has a proprietary medical grade adhesive tape, which when applied by a certified easihair pro stylist ensures no slippage and almost no residue when removed. The hair is such amazing quality that it can be retaped several times in some cases. The weight of their panels are specifically calculated to ensure equal weight distribution and support over the sections of natural hair that they’re attached to. Our first priority is always the integrity of your natural strands, and easiLengths poses no threat of damage to hair that may already be fine or thinning.  

We know your time is precious, so we offer extensions services that can be done in minutes instead of the kind that take hours. The easiLengths tape-in hair extension system provides a new way to quickly add volume, length and color making your time in the salon shorter than ever before.

 

best hair extensions for thin hair in Chicago

Our Full Volume tape-in hair extension service is a popular option for clients looking to add just a few inches or to maintain their natural length and primarily add fullness. You can work with Lindsay Mills-Steffe, one of the top Hair Extension Specialists in Chicago, to get the best extensions for thin hair. Schedule your consultation today, and have the hair of your dreams tomorrow!

What Are The Best Hair Extensions in Chicago?

We love hair extensions because our preferred brands are the best hair extensions in Chicago. They’re seamlessly integrated with your natural locks and they look so natural your friends won’t know the difference!

Thin hair becomes luscious and thicker, limp hair gains body and volume, and short hair gets added length. Plus, with our favorite methods there is no damage to your natural hair. We use the safest hair extension methods on the market, so with proper at home care and maintenance the integrity of your natural strands  What could be better than a red carpet hair style achieved in a few short hours in the chair?

The biggest reason we love extensions is because they give us the ability to make our client’s hair fantasies come true! Everyday women just like you can have the celebrity hair style you’ve always wanted. For us, that’s what the beauty biz is all about!

To get the best hair extensions, it’s important to choose a salon that has been certified to do them, like us! With our years of experience comes expertise, and we only use the finest quality human hair brands and the safest hair extension methods available.

With unlimited color combinations and textures to choose from, we can easily match the extensions to your own natural hair. What does your dream hair look like? You don’t have to wait another day! If you’re looking for the best hair extensions in Chicago, CONTACT US  today and we’ll make your dreams a reality.

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Makeovers Using Klix Hair Extensions

Thinking about getting hair extensions in Chicago? Take a look at these before/after pics from my most recent hair makeover. I went from using a full package of Klix in an ultra light color and ultra long length, to a half package of Klix in a dark blonde ombré color more suited to the dreary winter months in a length that’s more manageable day-to-day. There were just a few changes made to my natural hair – a slightly darker base and a few lowlights through the crown.

Klix are very affordable hair extensions, starting at just $450 for a half pack. Klix are the safest hair extension method on the professional market today because it’s applied without heat or adhesive, but instead using silicone lined micro beads that are attached to the weft of hair. Almost anyone is a candidate for this type of application.

Schedule an Appointment to secure your free hair extension consultation today.

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The safest hair extension method on the market today!

Klix Hair Extensions are made from the finest quality 100% Remy Human Hair and are one of the safest hair extension methods on the market today. They were awarded a US Patent for their ingenuity and originality as the only movable and reusable permanent hair extension system on the professional market.

Klix Hair Extensions are skin-like wefts of hair that are attached to a client’s natural strands using silicone lined micro links that protect the hair. Because the sections of Klix are applied flat to the head, they look undeniably natural and are virtually undetectable. You are free to style your hair as usual and wearing Klix will not keep you from maintaining an active lifestyle.

The Klix Hair Extension application requires no heat, no glue, and no tape. The removal process chemical free, safe, easy and painless, and leaves the client’s hair in it’s original, pre-Klix condition. They truly are the safest hair extensions around!  Click the “Schedule an Appointment” link to the right to secure your free hair extension consultation today. You can have the hair of your dreams tomorrow!

Check out my dramatic before/after pics below:

Before/After Klix

 

We’re doing an October Deal on Brazilian Blowout!

With the weather cooling down this fall, it’s downright hazardous to your health to leave the house with wet hair in the frigid morning air. Wouldn’t you love to have effortlessly manageable locks and the freedom to blow dry your hair smooth in a fraction of the time you currently spend? Make your mornings hassle free just in time for the busy holiday season with a Brazilian Blowout!

This is the ONLY professional smoothing treatment that improves the health of the hair with No Damage! and No harsh chemicals! Through the use of a Brazilian Super Nutrient Complex and a proprietary polymer system, the Brazilian Blowout actually improves the condition of the hair by creating a protective protein layer around the hair shaft to eliminate frizz and smooth the cuticle. The end result is smooth, healthy, frizz-free hair with radiant shine! 

Results of the treatment are immediate and last 14 or more weeks on average hair when maintained at home using the proper cleansing and hydrating products. Take advantage of our October Deal and you can get those products for FREE! This special offer is an $80 value and will ensure the longevity of your amazing new style.

This deal is only valid for appointments that are booked through 10/31/2012, so call or go online to schedule your treatment TODAY, and put an end to bad hair days!