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It’s time for a trim. But don’t stop at lopping off those split ends. This summer, Chicago hairstylists are primed to treat clients to celebrity-inspired looks ranging from icy blonde shades to hair brooches. (Oohsparkles.) Here's what three local salons are serving up this summer. 

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1930s-Inspired Styling

For summer style inspiration, look no further than Old Hollywood. Soft, loose curls that look like finger waves are back. Need a celebrity muse? Charlize Theron rocks this look exceptionally well.

Try it at: Michael & Michael: 365 W. Chicago Ave.; 312-951-0779 or

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Done/Undone Hair

For coloring, try the look that goes from darker (at the top) to lighter (at the ends.) This technique also has lighter pieces framing the face. If you need advice, call up Mary-Kate or Ashley.


Try it at: Michael & Michael

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The Disconnected Undercut

This style combines short hair on the sides with long hair on top. It became popular in the 1940s--on men. But these days, its poster children are Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and Pink. That’s right. This look says edge.

Try it at: Michael & Michael

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Crown Braids

To keep hair off your face in the heat of summer, take a cue from Chrissy Teigen, Olivia Wilde or Emma Roberts. All have rocked a bohemian-style crown braid that wraps around their heads, and Chicago salons are getting ready for a season full of plaiting.

Try it at: Jooj Blow Dry mobile salon  

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Icy Shades of Blonde

Blonde hair is always an option. But this summer, locals will be asking for the cooler and icier shades. Go ahead: Blame Taylor Swift.

Try it atLumination Salon, 3355 N. Lincoln Ave. Suite 2; 773-456-4415 or

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Bangs are Back

Hello, Ciara at the Billboard Music Awards. From grown-out to face-framing to baby bangs and fringe, the look is all the rage.

Try it at: Lumination Salon

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Hair Accessories

Sparkling tiaras were a hit at YSL’s SS16 runway show, and hair baubles are also having a moment here in Chicago. So don’t be afraid to do it up. Hit summer festivals with barrettes, ribbons, floral clips, brooches and--of course--crowns.

Try it at: Lumination Salon

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