five stylist favorites at sine qua non salon

September 2015

Today we’re honoring our favorite five stylist favorites from the past week at Sine Qua Non Salon. These styles are great examples of the creative, individualized looks we give each guest. Our stylists are artists, and hair is their medium!

Mischa gave this beauty a brunette balyage!

Mischa gave this beauty a brunette balyage!

Here is the lovely Grace, who’s brunette balayage was perfected by Mischa at our West Town location. Mischa used Wella color to create a blended, “zero-maintenance” look that’s both put-together and effortless. This lived-in color is great for growing hair out, as it is naturally darkest at the root, and fades to a golden, reddish brown at the ends. To achieve the messy, natural finish, Mischa used R&Co‘s Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste, which gives a lived-in feel with incredible volume. Badlands can also be used to refresh and style second-day hair. Grace left with a great balance of texture and hold, with a modern hair color that will last for months.

We do a lot of men’s hair at Sine and we love it! Tom, a client of Sarah‘s in Lakeview, underwent a transformation resulting in an utterly fresh man-bob.

Tom's man-bob was done by Sarah in Lakeview!

Tom’s man-bob was done by Sarah in Lakeview!

This medium-length cut is perfect for men who seek a trendy and versatile yet professional look. Sarah used a razor to create this soft, wearable cut, and added R&Co’s Mannequin styling paste, which helps give a piece-y, matte finish. Paired with the chin scruff, Tom is positively dapper.

We are in love with R&Co's Mannequin!

We are in love with R&Co’s Mannequin!

Meanwhile, back in Lincoln Park, stylist Ava created a beautiful, natural look on her client Sarah! This color was achieved by doing a full blonde balyage with highlights, giving Sarah that lovely honey color – perfect for the end of summer.

Sarah's blonde balyage is gorgeous! Created by Ava in Lincoln Park.

Sarah’s blonde balyage is gorgeous! Created by Ava in Lincoln Park.

Ava kept Sarah’s color more natural at the roots, making the upkeep on this hairdo a breeze. To style, Ava incorporated Bumble and bumble‘s invisible Hairdresser’s Oil to protect before blow-drying, which gave Sarah’s hair a feather-soft texture and buffer from heat damage. She then used R&Co’s Chiffon Styling Mousse for volume, fullness, and hold, and finished with R&Co’s Foil Hairspray. Heavenly!

At Sine Qua Non, we get super excited when our newest stylists wow us with their work on the floor. This week the talented Libby proved her skill by giving her model Jennifer a gorgeous haircut in our Monday advanced training lab.

Before and after of Libby's fun summer cut!

Before and after of Libby’s fun summer cut!

Libby trimmed Jennifer’s perimeter, then delivered side-swept bangs that flowed into a soft face frame. Jennifer’s bangs evolved into piece-y, radial layering. The look is fresh, fun, and very summery. New talent for the win!

Last but not least, we have an intense color transformation done by stylist Jessi at Sine Qua Non West Town. Jessi‘s client, Diana, had previously colored hair, which is no small feat to control when trying to change a look! Diana had naturally brown hair which had been dyed lavender with Pravana several weeks ago. While the ends had faded to a blondish tone, the purple pigment had grabbed at the nape of Diana’s neck, making something of a rainbow for Jessi to work with! Jessi filled Diana’s  hair with a pigment about two shades lighter than her natural color, making sure it was a rich, golden tone. This did the trick to cancel out the purple pigment and create a chocolatey brown color. One reapplication and two washes later, Diana’s natural color was restored, with the ends left out to create a trendy ombre effect. Well done, Jessi!

Before and after of Jessi's miracle color in West Town!

Before and after of Jessi’s miracle color in West Town!

Have any questions? Want an exquisite look of your own? Come see us at Sine Qua Non in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Andersonville, or West Town and be part of the Five Favorites magic!

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!