February 6, 2015


Today our spotlight is on stylist Holly Emling, who hails from St. Louis and is an expert colorist at Sine Qua Non. She started 14 years ago when Sine just had one location in Lincoln Park, as one of 8 stylists. Read all about our favorite Blonde Whisperer!

SQN: Who is your current style icon, inspiration or time period that is influencing your personal style?
Holly: Isabel Marant, as she is the epitome of Parisian style, which is my biggest fashion & hair influence.

SQN: What is your favorite haircolor trend that your clients have been requesting this season?
Holly: Winter is almost over, so I love that it’s the time of year when everyone is lightening their hair back up. Blondes are my favorite to work with and everyone is going blonder!

SQN: What is one haircolor trend you are glad is gone?
Holly: I am happy to see the dramatic ombre go, being replaced by the more natural, wearable version.

SQN: What products do you recommend?
Holly: I’m in love with R+Co’s Aircraft for adding texture to the hair. Hairdresser’s Oil for anyone who is experiencing the harsh winter effects (or has dry, coarse hair), and Death Valley Dry Shampoo for anyone and everyone.

SQN: What is your favorite part about your job as a stylist at Sine Qua Non?
Holly: Building long-lasting relationships with my clients, and making people feel great about themselves– along with being creative.

SQN: What is your idea of a perfect day?
Holly: Watching live tennis in a foreign land.

SQN:What are you currently listening to?
Holly: Father John Misty. I’m waiting patiently for his new record to come out!

SQN: Where is your favorite place to shop local?
Holly: Barney’s!

SQN: Tell us one restaurant you would just NEED to take a friend from out of town to.
Holly: I love Maude’s Liquor Bar. The atmosphere, the food, and drinks are always delicious.

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