Travel Guide: Chicago

Travel Guide: Chicago

I am unbelievably lucky- I have two incredible cities that I get to call home: Los Angeles, which is my current home base, and Chicago, my native city. Making the decision to move to LA was not an easy one; As excited as I was about LA sunshine, I knew that I would miss the Windy City (and my amazing, beautiful, incredibly tight-knit family). Flash forward nearly a decade later and I find myself in the position as a Master Hair Colorist where I get to travel (and travel a lot) for work- I am on an airplane multiple times a month and one of my top destinations is always Chicago. A few days ago, as I was packing to fly back there once again, I thought of all of the awesome places I was looking forward to visiting once I landed, and it dawned on me that you might love to hear some of my recommendations. Below is a list of my Top Five Destinations in Chicago: Fitness: East Bank Club For me, the quality of the gym I go to really matters because it actually inspires me to work out. I can’t just go to a room with a bunch of fitness equipment, it simply won’t cut it. Enter the East Bank Club- this place is gorgeous and it offers the most extensive list of quality workout classes, there is something going on almost every single hour. There is also an array of options for dining, a juice bar, and a sun deck. It is pretty much a great place to hang out for the day! Hair Heaven: Bravco I am a Master Hair Colorist so no matter where you are I am going to be looking out for your hair. This small, family-owned shop off Oak Street has an extensive inventory of quality hair and beauty products- it’s like a beauty mecca! Shopping: Space519 This cute shop is a fashionista’s heaven; It carries a refined collection of clothing, home decor, and beauty products, and their setup is too cute for words. If you want to see for yourself, check out their adorable Instagram account (@space_519). Visit: Millennium Park This park definitely lives up to the hype. It was originally created to celebrate the millennium (hence the name), but ended up opening in 2004, three years behind schedule. You should add it to your list of places to check out when you visit Chicago. The Garfield Conservatory as well as the Wrigley Field should be sight-seeing priorities as well. Eat: Maple & Ash Gorgeous restaurant with food so good that I dare say its other-worldly. I am a huge fan of seafood, so I recommend the King Crab...

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The Master Colorist Experience: Art Basel Miami

The Master Colorist Experience: Art Basel Miami

This was my first time attending Art Basel in Miami. From the fantastic people watching to the exclusive lineup of events, it was enthralling and inspiring to be surrounded by so much culture. Oh yes, and of course, there was plenty of ART. Some consider the first week of December to be the most important week in Miami. The Art Basel Miami event is a whirlwind of color, emotion and expression of over 280 of the world’s leading galleries and over 4000 artists. The two cities, Miami and Miami Beach, are now home to more than 20 pop-up art festivals. As you might imagine, taking in all of the paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and films at Art Basel can feel slightly overwhelming. But the more you take in, the more moving and memorable the experience. I was really blown away by the video art. More and more art was 3 dimensional and responsive to touch. Here are a few of my favorite pieces from the show: “Since 1970, Art Basel’s goal has been to connect the world’s premier galleries and their patrons, as well serving as a meeting point for the international art world.” –Art Basel Can’t wait for the next one!   Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and tricks!  ...

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Holiday Color Inspo: Emerald Green

Holiday Color Inspo: Emerald Green

Turn heads this holiday season with show-stopping Emerald Green! Emerald is known for it’s invigorating, heart-opening qualities and for bringing freshness and vitality to the spirit. When Pantone named Emerald as color of the year in 2013, the color was described as “Lively. Radiant. Lush…a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” With the new year upon us, wearing this color of renewal, growth and rebirth is a wise idea! I created some enchanting emerald green hues in my model Vivka’s hair as pictured below, but from your makeup to your accessories, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this color into your holiday look! If you’re interested in exploring what Emerald Green can do for your holiday hair, contact me for a Color Consultation today! Here’s wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!     Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and...

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How To Find The Best Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair

How To Find The Best Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair

There are few things that will prompt you to use your sad face emoticon. Watching your beautiful color fade away because you’re using the wrong shampoo for your hair is one of them. Instead of shedding a tear over a beautiful color job that seems to be washing out by the minute [insert sad face emoticon here] , why not invest in the right shampoo for your color-treated hair? Celebrity Hair Colorist & Wella Educator Renee Taglia knows that there are a lot of brands and products to choose from when it comes to selecting the best shampoo for color-treated hair; and through her experience as a master colorist, she’s come to find the best shampoos on the market. Here’s the list of the best shampoos for color treated hair, Celebrity Hair Colorist Approved! Inphenom– After a dye job, your hair might appear dryer than usual. The Inphenom formula uses an essential amino acid to replenish moisture, leaving hair looking luminous and color more vibrant. Oribe – Part of the Oribe Beautiful Color Family, this ultra-hydrating shampoo gently cleanses without discoloring or fading. The sleep packaging also makes an elegant addition to your shower! Willowluxe by Milbon – This shampoo, designed for normal hair types, improves overall texture, leaving every strand feeling silky, smooth, and soft. Wella Elements- This amazing four-piece collection by Wella Elements renews and replenishes hair without parabens, sulfates or colorants. Strengthen and nourish your hair with the Renewing Shampoo and Daily Renewing Conditioner, and when you need some extra moisture, the Reconstructing Mask provides the perfect quench for your thirsty hair. Spray on Wella Elements dual-phase Leave In Conditioning Spray for extra protection before heat styling, and your hair will surely thank you! Renee Taglia is located in a Beverly Hills California. Contact her here for a consultation on how to discover (and keep) your perfect color. LIKE Renee Taglia Hair Color on Facebook for more tips and...

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