Allure July 2015


July 2015



Hair Color

Maxine Salon

Stacie Magana
712 N. Rush St., 312-751-1511

The place:A well-lit blur of glass, steel, and techno music creates a nightclub vibe inside this sprawling three floor, 9,000-square-foot salon, one of Chicago's biggest and busiest.
The experience:We had several requests: lighten our espresso-brown hair, cover our roots, correct our brassy ends, and add dimension. Magana seemed undaunted by the task but advised that it might take two appointments to get the exact result we wanted. She applied a permanent dye to our roots and an allover gloss and then rinsed our hair with the salon's blue-tinted shampoo to take the yellow out of our ends. The lighter-brown shade was pretty, if on-dimensional-we couldn't wait to go back for round two, which resulted in a glossy caramel color. $80 and up (our bill: $160 for two appointments).