Aug 23 2015 seen-spotted-cody-bralts

Seen & Spotted: Chicago Influencer Cody Bralts

Cody Bralts is August’s Seen & Spotted Artist Named one of the 17 Best Chicago Instagram accounts by TimeOut Chicago this month, Cody Bralts has an eye for minimalism. Taking to the Chicago streets, Cody has spotted what the everyday Chicagoan may perceive as normal and has turned it into art. The Sine Qua Non’s […]

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Sine Qua Non Salon Celebrates 22 Years in the Hair Industry

Chicago’s Best Hair Salon Turns 22 Years Young Sine Qua Non Hair Salon, founded and owned by Laura Boton, was introduced to Chicago on August 18th, 1993 in a tiny storefront on Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. Laura set out to create a flexible, positive and creative environment where stylists could go above and beyond […]

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Why Sine Qua Non is the Best Hair Salon In Chicago

“Highlights” from Some of the Leading Fashion & Beauty Publications Sine Qua Non Salon celebrates 22 years of salon success this year in their favorite city — Chicago. Owner and lifelong Chicagoan, Laura Boton opened Sine Qua Non Salon in 1993.  Her mission: to create a haven for the Chicago creative community to get unique and individualized […]

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SEEN AND SPOTTED – AUGUST

Seen and Spotted this month is a glimpse into the glorious Instagram of Chicago actor and model, Jonathan London (@londonthelion). With almost 28,000 followers, Jonathan is putting Chicago on the map. See what he’s been up to this summer in this edition of Seen and Spotted by Sine Qua Non. Clockwise from top left: our lovely […]

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MUSIC WE LOVE – LOLLAPALOOZA

Lollapalooza has always been one of the jewels in Chicago’s crown, but this year was extra special. Headliners for each night of the three-day festival covered every possible music lover’s tastes, from Paul McCartney to Metallica to Florence and the Machine. This Music We Love is dedicated to the good, bad and ugly of this legendary […]

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THEATRE WE LOVE – WALKABOUT

With the sunshine of summer officially upon us, there’s no better time to embrace all things natural: heat, happiness, and yes, hair! We here at Sine Qua Non are big fans of authentic beauty, and love the work that our Chicago theatre community has been doing to celebrate that special axiom this summer. Towards the […]

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Jul 31 2015

FASHION WE LOVE – THE FUTURE OF FASHION

The future of fashion is here, thanks to innovative young designers like Danit Peleg. A recent graduate of Israel’s Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Peleg created an entire fashion line using a 3D printer. Her designs are imaginative, cutting-edge, and most importantly they are gorgeous. 3D printing has been heralded as the future of […]

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MUSIC WE LOVE – TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE

As a street festival with a mission, Taste of Lincoln Avenue left no stone unturned at this years TOLA. Between the craft fair, the food and the kids fair, this was the place to be for families! TOLA is a fundraiser for the Wellington Community, hence the suggested $10 donation at the gate. Proceeds go […]

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STYLE ICON – SERGE GAINSBOURG

Serge Gainsbourg was a poet of the French new wave, an infamous scoundrel, a pop music pioneer, and one our style icons at Sine Qua Non. He was not conventionally attractive, but his disheveled hair and tired eyes made it seem like he had just gotten out of bed after being out all night– probably having […]

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SEEN AND SPOTTED AT SINE QUA NON – JULY

July has been full of plenty of inspiring Seen and Spotted moments, from music festivals to fireworks to tropical animals! Read our descriptions and get #inspired. Clockwise from top left: mannequins at Wicker Park’s “Wigs N Plus”, a braid by SQN’s Dahlia at our braid booth at new music festival Mamby on the Beach, SQN […]

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MUSIC WE LOVE – PITCHFORK FESTIVAL

This year’s Pitchfork was extra special, as it marked the tenth year of the festival’s residency in Union Park. When Pitchfork Media started the fest (then called Intonation Festival), only a few thousand attendees showed up to watch a mostly local lineup. In the intervening decade Pitchfork’s acts have become more prestigious, and passes for […]

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