fashion we love – award-winning fashion

February 2015

We tuned into the Oscars expecting fashion surprises, and we were not disappointed! Year after year, the red carpet serves as a runway for upcoming trends.

This year, the overwhelming majority of stars wore soft and pretty gowns that reminded us of warmer weather. We also got an eyeful of the “naked dress” that seems to be ubiquitous in Hollywood (hopefully not Chicago!)

Bring on the beige!

Bring on the beige!

Zoe Saldana was timeless in her blush, custom-made dress by Atelier Versace. The color was gorgeous on her, and her loose chignon and soft makeup complimented the ensemble well. Also in a custom-made gown, Julianne Moore got mixed reviews with her beaded Chanel creation. The embellishment and color contrast were spot-on, but the drop waist and high neckline were ultimately unflattering. Jennifer Aniston jumped on the beige bandwagon in another beautiful gown by Atelier Versace. The sheer panel and sweetheart neckline made the choice both modern and classic– we applaud Aniston’s departure from the typical sexy black dress. Her versatile and wearable blowout was the perfect choice for her soft and pretty look. If you’re looking to achieve the same look, check out the blowout from our Stylebar.

Best dressed, hands down!

Best dressed, hands down!

Our vote for best dressed was Emma Stone, who was radiant in a chartreuse embellished Elie Saab gown. The color was fresh and springy, and paired perfectly with her red hair and fair complexion. Stone’s hair and makeup was incredibly on-trend, and we cannot wait to wear the updated finger wave hairstyle this spring and summer.

The "un-dress" trend was out in full force.

The “un-dress” trend was out in full force.

The dresses that most surprised us were the racy, sheer-paneled “un-dresses” modeled by Irina Shayk, Gigi Hadid and Rita Ora. Though these gowns made their debut at the Vanity Fair after-party and not at the actual Oscars, the risk of a wardrobe-malfunction was still high. Shayk and Hadid’s Versace gowns had us fondly remembering Elizabeth Hurley’s Safety Pin Dress, which made headlines in 1994.

Overall, the Oscars were exactly what we hoped for– gorgeous gowns, fantastic hair and makeup, and just enough scandal to keep things interesting!

Our Reviews


COVID SAFETY is our number one priority.
As the Delta variant becomes the dominant strain in Chicago, we encourage the wearing of masks. However, our current policy is, if you have proof of vaccination you can have a maskless service if you prefer. We will continue to update our policy as things develop.

At Sine Qua Non, we know things happen. In order to ensure that we can accommodate all of our guests needs, we require that you give us at least 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

We are unable to hold any appointment without a valid credit card on file. If you cancel without 24 hours notice or no show for your appointment, a charge equal to 50% of your service and will be charged to your card.

Our goal is complete happiness with your fresh cut and color. If you need an adjustment service, they are free within 2 weeks from your original appointment, preferably with your original stylist. If a refund is requested, our policy is: Call and schedule an assessment with management within 2 weeks of your service. You must come into the salon, so we can see the problem in person. If you received an adjustment at a different salon or cannot stop by so we can see your hair, we will not refund your services.

It is important to us that you are totally happy with your purchase. Product returns must happen within 30 days of purchase, be accompanied by a store receipt (and we can view in your client file) and the product must be nearly full. If you paid by credit card, you may receive a credit on your card. We are a completely cashless business.

We are committed to giving you the best one-on-one service available. If you are more than 15 minutes late, and we are unable to give you the attention you deserve, we ask that you reschedule your appointment for another day or with an available stylist.

Welcome to your

Stylist match quiz!

Find the perfect
Siné hairstylist for you!