We are very excited to share with you some exciting news from the House of Bumble. Bumble and Bumble’s new Global Artistic Director is now Laurent Phillipon, artist, stylist, visionary and author of Hair: Fashion and Fantasy (you might recognize it from the coffee tables at all three A+S locations).

Last week, Bumble celebrated his inauguration with an unprecedented event and workshop in downtown Chicago. Salons from all over the Midwest and East Coast were invited to share learn just a few of the looks from Phillipon’s new book as well as get a view into what is next for Bumble as a company.

Art + Science has been a part of the Bumble family since 2009 and as a company they have never ceased to amaze. Over two days, Art + Science’s management team took seminars with Bumble’s President Peter Lichtenthal while our educators and stylists had a chance to work with Phillipon himself. Check out some of the pictures from the event here. 

Stay tuned for more news from Bumble. They have a very exciting year lined up for us all, we promise.

30 July
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WE WON! Thank you to everyone who voted Art + Science BEST HAIR SALON IN CHICAGO for 2014! We are so incredibly grateful to you all. We love what we do and we are thankful that you love us too! 2013-2014 has been a massive year for us, what with Art + Soul at Park West and two completely refurbished salons. We couldn’t be more excited by this honor. Here’s to winning 2015 too!

27 June
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We would like to extend a massive thank you to everybody who came out to our Evanston Grand Opening Open House on Friday June 13th! The night was a rousing success, allowing us to show off our new digs and, of course, party late into the night. With the help of donated raffle baskets from Bumble and BumbleShu Uemura Art of HairAmerican Crew and ColorProof, we managed raise over$1500 for Connections for the Homeless, a local nonprofit benefiting the less fortunate on the North Shore and in Evanston. Congratulations our winners:

Nico Matouschek
Kenley Pelzer
Teresa Blaurock
Tammy Koniecko

Amazing food and wine was donated by La Macchina Cafe, our neighbor across the street on Orrington Ave., as well as beer from Metropolitan Brewing. For more photos (courtesy of Wicker Park’s Lead Front Desk Coordinator Madeline Northway), please check out our gallery and our Facebook page!

Thank you for welcoming us into our new home on Orrington Ave. Here’s the 25 years more!

18 June
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We would like to cordially invite you to our Grand Opening Open House that are hosting at our new location at 1629 Orrington Ave. Friday June 13th from 6pm - 8pm.
Please come and help us celebrate our new home. We will have passed hors d’oeuvres and wine from our neighbor La Macchina Cafe and beer from Metropolitan Brewing Co.  Sweets from Sweet Mandy B as well.
Since we have found our new home, in keeping with our efforts to support the community, we are holding a raffle to benefit Connections for the Homeless, a foundation dedicated to helping the homeless in Evanston and the North Shore. Prizes will include product packages from Bumble and Bumble, Shu Uemura, American Crew and free services for an entire year in our salon and barbershop!  
All products purchased the night of will be discounted and for every pre-booked appointment booked the week of the event $5.00 will be donated to Connections. 
We look forward to seeing you and we look forward to another 25 years here in Evanston!
03 June
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To all of our lovely and giving clients. We have a very exciting new opportunity for us and for you launching early next week. Giving back to the community and to charity is an essential part of Art + Science and so we have decided to partner with the brand new website “SELFLESS" to reward all of you who give to charity on a regular basis. For $9 a month, 80% of that will go to the charity of your choice and you automatically receive perks at local Chicago businesses. Because giving is one of the core beliefs at Art + Science, we are offering a permanent 15% off all products to any client who subscribes to Selfless as well as 20% to all new clients with a Selfless card. We will have more information next week, so please stay tuned!

To all of our lovely and giving clients. We have a very exciting new opportunity for us and for you launching early next week. Giving back to the community and to charity is an essential part of Art + Science and so we have decided to partner with the brand new website “SELFLESS" to reward all of you who give to charity on a regular basis. For $9 a month, 80% of that will go to the charity of your choice and you automatically receive perks at local Chicago businesses. Because giving is one of the core beliefs at Art + Science, we are offering a permanent 15% off all products to any client who subscribes to Selfless as well as 20% to all new clients with a Selfless card. We will have more information next week, so please stay tuned!

14 February
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2013 saw the launch of Art + Science’s Artist Studio with its inaugural project titled Urban Bohemian. The Artist Studio is a way for younger stylists to experience the step by step process of a fashion photo shoot from storyboard to model, wardrobe, location selection and finally picking images for Photoshop and production. Photographer Madeline Northway teamed with the Artist Studio (under the creative direction of Alice Salazar, an artistic director stylist at our Evanston location) along with Una Mae’s and Penelope’s of Wicker Park to create the looks you see below. 
The Artist Studio includes styling and make up from: Alice Salazar (Evanston), Amy Whittaker, Hannah Wiitala (Wicker Park), Jessica Werch (Wicker Park) and Denise Karyadakis (Assistant) - Models: Kimberly Bucki, Haley Yates and Lisa Brand. - Photography by Madeline Northway.
16 January
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As the year winds down, we find ourselves extremely grateful for everything our clients and our guests have given to us and our cause. Please check out this excellent article from SPLASH (our Art + Soul media sponsor) if you missed any of the excitement from the event this last November.


28 December
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As 2013 draws to a close, we have so much to be thankful for. And topping the list is the incredibly successful Art and Soul event we hosted in November.

The purpose of this year’s event was to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, in honor of our colorist Erica and her beautiful son, Jameson, who was diagnosed with the disease this year. And we could not be happier to share that we were able to raise nearly $20,000!

We are proud and humbled at the same time and have so many people to thank for helping us. Thank you to each and every one of you who came out to the event and made the night so meaningful. And thank you to all the artists, sponsors and media partners who so generously gave of their time, talent, products and profits. We owe this great success to all of you!

Here are a few pictures of the highlights of the night. We’re guessing it will be easy to see why we all had such a great time.

10 December
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With Art and Soul only 10 days away, we are proud to announce that WILD BELLE will be headlining the show! Wild Belle, Elliot Bergman and sister Natalie Bergman, are one of Chicago’s newest and most talented indie-rock duos. They have been featured in Vogue Magazine, on BBC Radio 1 and have also headlined at both SXSW and Lollapalooza. After finishing their US tour at Metro last Saturday, they will be joining us to help raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research.
Joining them at Art and Soul will be Chicago’s own Purple Apple, 5th House Ensemble and DJ Jesse Hoz. Please join us next Friday, November 8th, from 8pm to midnight for the party of the year at Park West. Every ticket and donation goes towards fighting Cystic Fibrosis and finding a cure. We have a fashion show with hair by Art + Science’s own stylists, Client for Life Raffles, silent auction, open bar and open food from Real Urban BBQ, Hot Chocolate and J&L Catering.
Tickets are available at http://jamusa.com/events/art-soul/ or at any Art + Science location.
If you cannot attend but would like to donate to the cause, please visit http://www.cff.org/LWC/ArtcienceSalon to donate directly to the CF Foundation or visit www.32auctions.com/artandsoul2013
to bid on our silent auction.
See you November 8th!
30 October
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As Art + Soul gets closer, we wanted to share the story of Erica and her son Jameson. Please join us on November 8th for an amazing night of food, drink, music, fashion and hair. The deadline for the Pre-Sale discount ends this Monday September 30th. We also have VIP tables available and Client for Life raffle tickets available at all A+S locations. Be sure to buy your tickets for the show today at any A+S location or online at:
A Letter from Erica:

Four months ago, Sam and I gave birth to our son Jameson. Finding out he has Cystic Fibrosis (CF) was one of the most difficult things we have ever dealt with. We can only hope that over the next few years advancements in treatments for this life-threatening disease will be made - and maybe even a cure!
CF is caused by a defective gene in the body. This gene creates a thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs, leading to infections and ultimately lung failure. It also obstructs the pancreas and stops natural enzymes from breaking down and absorbing food. Every case is different, but everyone with CF has a life long struggle.
Jameson takes many medications and endures daily breathing treatments in hopes of prolonging his life. We are closer than ever to finding a cure, but funding is needed to progress clinical trials for medications such as Kalydeco. We are thrilled to raise money for a cause so close to our hearts. Let’s help make CF stand for ‘Cure Found’!
Erica Netter
Art + Science
04 October
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Greetings Friends, Clients and Community,
It’s that time again! The Art + Science Salon ART + SOUL Evening of Fashion and Music is fast approaching. November 8th, 2013 from 8pm-12am at Chicago’s iconic Park West in Lincoln Park, to be exact! Every year we partner with a different organization whose focus is raising money for worthy causes. This year we have selected the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and for good reason. A few months ago, our very own colorist extraordinaire, Erica Netter, and her husband, Sam, gave birth to an amazing little boy named Jameson, who was born with CF. It is with all of our heART and SOUL that we dedicate this year’s fundraising campaign to help Jameson and thousands of others afflicted with Cystic Fibrosis.
We will raise as much money as possible for the research division of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and in order to succeed, we need your help. Please come out to this awesome evening of fashion and music, featuring the incredible talents of our stylists and the band Purple Apple, along with a special guest performer that was a headliner at this year’s Lollapalooza. Big money donations come by way of big ticket auction items…we’re not shy to ask…if you can donate goods or services that would help our cause - airline tickets, time at a vacation home, computers, iPhones, iPads, iAnything, cars, PLEASE be generous and take the time to donate.
Donation forms are available at any Art + Science location or you can email Andrew at am@artandsciencesalon.com for more information if you need it.
Pre-sale on both general admission and VIP tickets are available until October 1st. You save $25 per ticket - after October 1st, Regular Tickets will be $85 and VIP will be $160. Tickets can be purchased in salon or by visiting Park West’s website:
The best seats in the house are in the table/booth area of Park West - best views of the stage. These tables sell out very quickly so if you are at all interested, book now.Table packages include VIP tickets for everyone and champagne bottle service. A 4-top is $800 and a 6-top is $1300.
Everyone’s favorite raffle is back! Tickets are $25. Buy as many as you like. $75 gets you 4 tickets and $125 gets you 8. If you win, you get free services for life…need we say more? The drawing will be held at the event but you DON’T HAVE TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. Anyone can enter! Tickets are available at any Art + Science location.
Join at the Park West on November 8th, it will be the party of the year. Help a worthy cause just by being there.
Paul Wilson
Chief Creative Officer and Owner
02 October
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Once again, Art + Science is honored to be featured in American Salon Magazine and Salon Today, this time showcasing our new remodel at Wicker Park. If you haven’t had a chance to come and check out the new space, please do. Our architect and owners worked hard to create a fresh, modern, yet roughly edged aesthetic. A few months later, our work has paid off. We recently received a “Salon of Distinction” award in Salon Today’s “Salon of the Year 2013 with a special mention of our new mens-grooming dedicated Barbershop! We couldn’t be happier with the commendation. Try a straight razor shave with Christina or buy a gift certificate for a $60 cut + shave package for father’s day. 

08 June
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Colour Photoshoot


The Art + Science Creative Team, and more specifically the color team, got back to our mission of creating the perfect image. What a better way to started off the spring and summer than with a color statement? The inspiration for this shoot came from the reflection of light, its saturation, and how it alters the tone…with a modern twist. Our editorial team found varied, strong texture to accentuate each individual look. You, our clients, were at the center of this collection, both as inspiration and as a way to broaden the relevance of our work and our color story. Be on the look out for these images as we debut them in each location soon. 

07 May
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Every day in the salon can bring something new. While our stylists and colorists stay inspired and up-to-date with world-class education from Bumble & bumble or Vidal Sassoon, we know we can always count on our clients to be excited about trying new trends, too. It’s what keeps the energy alive at Art+Science Salon, and that feeling isn’t limited to working on the floor. 

Our team continues to prove themselves in photoshoots, national education opportunities and with each of you, and some of our team even make their way to Fashion Week events! Our stylist and in-salon educator Jason recently had the opportunity to bring his amazing skills to New York Fashion Week and came away from each show he worked on with even more styling ideas as well as the unique advantage to fully experience and interpret the latest styles that have designers and stylists going wild.

Jason’s Fashion Week Diary gives us all the details of the energy and excitement backstage, and the intensely creative, endlessly innovative ideas and people that are there during these shows. We’re proud of the work that got him there, and we’re excited he gets to share his knowledge with everyone now that he’s back in the salon. Thanks for documenting the trip, experience with Kerastase and Shu Uemura, and for your backstage shots, Jason! Here’s the trip in his own words: 

The Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week with Kerastase and Shu Uemura has been a time to remember. I had the great opportunity to work with Odile Gilbert, who has the amazing ability to effortlessly create great styles for the shows. Many of the looks created tapped into the trend of the middle part, which is fun to do at Fashion Week because its amazing to work with people who can get so detailed oriented about the middle part.  The Row (Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line) used the middle part with effortless voluminous waves leading to straight ends… very cool. For Theory, which was extra special for me as I really picked up some new tricks at this show, we had done a middle part and  pulled the front back into a low pony underneath the natural fall of the hair in the back. It was quite stunning, really. The Rachel Zoe show was entertaining. The look had a middle part and loosely gathered the hair in the back at the nape into a simple pony. The model I was working on had just cut her hair into a cute bob, and this look proved to be quite a challenge for her. With the use of many extensions and many pins and bungees, we ended up finally achieving our way to this great style. Marchesa, stunning! The look was a side part with a casual, messy bun. Here again I learned a new trick to put up my sleeve. The look had the form of an up-do, but moved elegantly as the dresses walked the runway. This awesome opportunity to work with Kerastase and Shu Uemura New York Fashion Week is something I will remember every minute of, from the styles executed, people I met, places I saw… it was amazing!

28 February
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Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the Art of the Barber event last Friday! The launch of our new barbershop was a huge success, and we can’t wait to keep bringing fresh style and ideas to our clients and friends.

A big thank you goes out to Goddess and Grocer, Metropolis Brewing Company and Logan, Burning Leaf Cigars, Shannon Rodriguez for the great music, and especially Jasmin Shah for her great shots of the whole evening!

22 February
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