The Star Treatment: Where to get your Icon-Inspired Look!
Trying to look like some of the most iconic beauties of the century seems like something unachievable. Until now! We have compiled a list of the most fabulous beauty icons, their signature looks and the best places in Chicago to find your very own last-minute luxury! Now, this is not about copying the looks from head to toe (unless you are going to a costume party) it’s about being inspired and highlighting our best features like they did!
Marilyn Monroe: Gold Locks and Cherry Lips
Regardless of what she was wearing (cigarette pants, classic white dress, or just Chanel N°5), Marilyn’s beauty is the original blonde bombshell. Her hair, her makeup, and her personality always had a fresh youthful quality to it. How to best channel your inner Marilyn? Flaunt your golden locks! If you are thinking of going blonde or just want to make sure your blonde mane is looking its best there is but one stop for you: Paul Rehder. Located in the Gold Coast (appropriate, huh?) Paul Rehder has been noted by Allure for noted for its haircolor expertise in “buttery blondes”!
Audrey Hepburn: Elegant Up-styles and Pampering
Audrey is to date one of the most prominent fashion icons and our favorite urbanite in Breakfast at Tiffany’s! If you find yourself running around the city a la “Roman Holiday’ the perfect stop for you is Fuga Centro where you can be as adventurous as you want in the safe and expert hands of Italian Master Stylist Antonio Favaro. Go for a shorter polished look or get an elegant Audrey up-style for a special occasion… all while you sip on a delicious cappuccino. And while we love Audrey for her incredible style we admire her far more because she was always an advocate for self- love and what better way to show that than with a little pampering? Drive your Vespa to the Loop’s Spa Space a luxury spa where you’ll be able to treat your self to a relaxing massage or a fabulous mani-pedi!
Brigitte Bardot: Sexy Waves and Sun Kissed Glow
Bardot was always a trendsetter. She is the French connection who inspired women everywhere to don the risque bikini. To complete her beachy look, she topped it off luscious wavy locks. Go to Lincoln Park’s Salon 1800 to mimic Bardot’s full mane and while you’re there get that sun kissed look with a custom airbrush tan (our editor Nicole Pearl loves Salon 1800’s detail oriented technicians). After that, you will only need to wait the Chicago weather to warm up enough for you to hit the beach to pay tribute to the bodacious French babe.
Twiggy: Pixie Cuts & Fabulous Lashes!
Twiggy is known for revolutionizing the model and beauty industry. Why not embody her vibe with a cut and style from Wicker Park’s Fringe salon. The Fringe master, Christina Crosthwaite, will give you the hip and edgy look you have always wanted but were too afraid to try. You can trust your locks in her hands and leave the salon with a hip short cut that revel Twiggy would be proud to flaunt. If you are not yet ready to chop it all off, channel your inner Twiggy with a pair of luscious lash extensions! Try the fabulous Lashe Spot conveniently on Armintage St. in Lincoln Park!