Friday, September 30, 2011

New Video Alert!

This week’s video will go through the steps on how to pin your hair half up/half down. This is an easy, chic way to style your hair and works for just about any occasion. Try this after you poof your hair (click here for video) for best results!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Think Pink!

October starts breast cancer awareness month!!!

Unfortunately in this day and age it seems that everyone knows someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Cancer does not discriminate against age, race, creed, or gender. Our mothers, sisters, cousins, friends, grandmothers, aunts, and children are affected and its time we fight for a cure!

For the month of October Glamhairus will be selling pink semi-permanent hair extensions as a way to raise money for breast cancer and raise awareness. You can purchase 1 strand for $20, 2 for $35, or 3 for $50. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

Call Gina at 312-646-0781 to make your appointment today!

Did you know …
·       Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide.
·       In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the US!
·       About 1 in 8 women in the United States (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
·       About 70-80% of breast cancers occur in women who have no family history of breast cancer. These occur due to genetic abnormalities that happen as a result of the aging process and life in general, rather than inherited mutations.

For more information on Breast Cancer and how you can help, please visit…

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Day in the Life of a Hairstylist. Part I

Every week I have SO many different clients that I e-mail, text, facebook, see, and talk to. Each one of them is unique and each one has a different story to tell. That is the reason I love my job! Sometimes you never know how much you mean to a person or how much they mean to you, until they are gone. Today that feeling was validated.

And this is how I felt about my client Joan...

Joan was like a cat with 9 lives. You name it, she had it. Even though she was constantly battling some form of illness her attitude was never affected. She had great energy about her. She was vivacious, amusing, funny, and an overall good spirit. Joan meant so much to me. The last time I saw her I went to the rehabilitation center she was staying. She said she felt like a celebrity because her stylist came to cut her hair. Unfortunately, you never know when someone will be taken away from you. That is why it’s so important to spend time with the people you care about. Even through losing someone is difficult, it allows you to appreciate the time you have spent with him or her and others around you that you truly care about. I loved Joan; I will take so much from her. I am thankful that I was able to make her feel good about herself. This is the reason I started and continue to do hair.

Every client is very important to me, which is why I try to make sure I'm not distracted and on my game when with them. This way I can focus all my energy on my clients. I truly enjoy them, listening to their stories, laughing, and trying to help. I want to be there for my clients because I deeply care about all of them!

Thank you Joan for allowing me to be part of your life!

In Loving Memory

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall = Pashmina/Scarf Season!

Fall is quickly creeping upon us, which means one thing… time to bust out the scarves! Scarves are a great way to change up a look and they go with just about everything. And it doesn’t have to stop at the scarves, pashminas are PERFECT for this weather. Throw on a couple basic pieces with a pashmina and BAM, you’re ready to go. You can dress up and dress down your outfit by adding a solid or detailed scarf or pashmina. Check out the new items that have been added to my fall collection.
I can get these in a number of other colors, so please let me know if you want something you don’t see here…

PS. Coming soon… How to video on all the different ways to wear scarves!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Get a Poof Better Than Snooki!

Everyone is familiar with the Snooki poof- but what a hot mess!

Watch my How To video on the proper way to poof your hair. Once you poof your hair you can wear it a number of different ways… in a pony, down, curled, half up/half down, in a bun, etc. The possibilities are endless. This look can easily be accomplished with the Wonder Comb, hairspray, and a clip (to help put your hair up while you tease).

Snooki Banana clip not included! J

Monday, September 19, 2011

Hunny would you mind if I kept my last name?

I had a client in the other day who told me she decided to keep her last name when she got married. I was so shocked about this and asked if her husband minded. I was even more shocked when she said, “No”. In the middle of the haircut I said, “I’m sorry I have to stop right now and give you a high five!” How amazing is this?

This conversation lead me to question why I felt so uncomfortable with the fact that I may have to give up my last name one day. I started wondering how do other women feel? Do they want to give up their last names? Why do women decide to go with the status quo and do what everyone else is telling them or what the norm is? Do they change their names because their husbands, fathers, mothers, friends, are telling them they have to… or just because that’s what everyone does?

After laughing over the high five she suggested, in a somewhat joking matter, that I should ask the next guy I go on date with how he feels about a woman changing her name when she gets married. Then I’ll know right from the start if I should go out with him again.

What do you think? Should a woman change her name when she gets married? Do you think it’s romantic or is it just a silly tradition? What do you think your boyfriend would say if you told him you weren’t going to change your last name? Or for the married gals, what would your husband say if you decided to change your name back like Kris Jenner from the Kardashians?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Learn how to curl your hair like a Kardashian!

For years my clients have asked me how to curl their hair in big sexy waves. With the rise of the Kardashian's empire, clients now more than ever want to know how to style their hair just like Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe. Don’t fret ladies! This style is easy and quick; just follow my directions in the video below.

-Gina <3

Monday, September 12, 2011

Scarves: Starring Chicago Ladies

I love neighborhood events where streets are blocked off and vendors come with a variety of goodies from near and far. The arts, the wine, the food, and most of all… the people. I was originally going to do this week’s blog on stars who wear scarves. Then I went to the Old Town Wine Festival and was inspired by the fabulous girls of Chicago. Why showcase stars when I can show off real women?!

And my favorite...