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Cinderella had a fairy godmother. (Okay, and some kick-ass shoes.) But did she also have the lashes and a perfectly even tan? Whether you’re headed to a charity ball, a wedding or a rooftop soiree--and sure, the Wrigley rooftops count--here’s how to get glam for any event this summer. No magic wand required.

George the Salon

Get an Elegant Up-do at: George the Salon

Hair twisted up just so looks incredibly classy. But let’s face it: the real perk of an up-do is keeping hair off your face the summer heat. That way, you’ll stay cool enough to kick your heels off and dance all night. At this Gold Coast salon, stylists are ace at formal styles.

945 N. Rush St., 3rd Floor; 312-923-9444 or

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Get Fluttery Lashes at: Amazing Lash Studio

Brand new to Lincoln Park, the studio provides lash extensions that will give you length and volume you could have never imagined before. (Look, mascara will only go so far.) The lashes look natural in person and killer in photos.

1845 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-248-5274 or

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Have Your Makeup Done at: Dorothy & Delora

This studio is a total hidden gem. Tucked into the Phenix Salon Suites, it’s a cozy space where you’ll get one-on-one attention from a makeup pro. The artists specialize in makeup for weddings and special occasions, and they also offer airbrushing with a very light hand. You know what that means: your makeup will look natural, but will stay in place all night. (Even if you shed a tear during the maid-of-honor speech.)

100 E. Walton St.; 312-982-1080 or


Get a Perfect Tan at: Glowout

The pros at this West Loop salon would never dream of making you orange. (Seriously, they are incapable.) In the homey space that also offers hairstyling, you’ll step into a private booth and walk out with an even tan about 15 minutes later.

160 N. Halsted St.; 312-605-0905 or


Get a Summery Mani/Pedi at: Salon Duo 1400

This Gold Coast salon is really a one-stop shop, offering everything from hair extensions to microdermabrasion facials. But it also has our vote for best place to get our nails all gussied up--perhaps that’s because a reflexology pedicure is on the menu? (Hey, being a bridesmaid can be nerve-wracking.)

1400 N. Lake Shore Drive; 312-664-8710 or 

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