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Since the COVID-19 pandemic has broken out, most non-essential businesses across the country have had to close, including salons and spas. That doesn’t mean that you have to forgo your beauty treatments entirely, however. We’ve put together a list of some spa treatments that you can do at home in Palatine, IL—and we’ll look forward to seeing you back at Claude Thomas Salon & Spa when the pandemic is over! DIY spa treatments in Palatine, IL Missing the spa? Here are some treatments you can try at home to get you through the pandemic: Deep condition your hair: Deep conditioning... View Article

It’s a sad fact of life that not all of us were born with eyelashes like a Disney princess—but there are plenty of ways to fake it. It’s not just mascara and falsies these days, either. Eyelash extensions and eyelash perming are growing in popularity in Palatine, IL, but do you know the difference between them? Here’s our guide to these two procedures, so you can decide which one is right for you. Eyelash extensions Eyelash extensions involve individually gluing eyelashes to your existing lashes. They last about two to three weeks, at which point you’ll go back to the... View Article

With spring here, many of us are longing for a brand-new look to reflect the sunnier days and brighter colors of the season. Balayage is a great choice no matter your hair type and color—the painted-on highlights can be as subtle or as bold as you want them to be. They’re also low maintenance, since your roots will remain relatively untouched. Read on to find out why balayage hair coloring is so popular in Palatine, IL. What is balayage? The word “balayage” comes from the French for “to paint” or “to sweep,” and refers to the way the highlights are... View Article

There are three kinds of people when it comes to hair. Either you’re the type of person who has maintained the same hair style for years, you’re someone who tries a new look on a regular basis or you really don’t care what your hair looks like. No matter which category you fall into, your hairstyle should be manageable and able to hold through your busiest days. Sometimes, though, a change can be good—especially when going through a major life change. Find an experienced, patient hairstylist you can trust, and bring them photos of styles you like. If you’re not... View Article

When you hear the word “perm,” the first thing that pops into most older adults’ minds is those tight poodle curls, like some hairstyle from the 1980s. This style was in for a time, and at one point it was a popular one not just for women, but even for some men as well. Salon-quality and DIY perms are still in today, although the methods and results aren’t quite the same. Today’s hair perms include more than tight curls. You can ask your hairstylist for a classic perm, or for subtly wavy or texturized locks. That said, “hair retexturizing” is... View Article