The Miracle Worker: How One Salon Owner Built a Hair Extension Empire

In the posh River North neighborhood of Chicago, salon owner Ursula Sienko sat down with MODERN SALON to showcase her unique approach to her thriving extension business.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: The Inside Scoop on America's Beauty Show 2020

If you're going to America's Beauty Show--see you there! And if you're not, here's why you should.

Chicago Says No More: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Training for Cosmetologists

In many communities, salons are at the center of connection, communication and coming together after disaster and heartbreak.  Salon professionals also hear stories from their clients--who open up and share in the chair--that alert the stylists to situations of violence and abuse. But then what?

Bed Head by Tigi Hosts Lollapalooza Bed Head Hotel

During the weekend on August 3rd and 4th, Bed Head by TIGI took over the Freehand Hotel in Chicago in celebration of Lollapalooza — transforming it into a destination for concert goers before and after the music festival. The entire hotel was shrink-wrapped and decked out as the Bed Head Hotel.

SALON TOUR: Platinum 34

This stunning salon in Chicago's Gold Coast uses natural light and a nearly all-white decor to redefine elegance.

Mario Tricoci Buys Back Salon, Spa Chain

Originally from Italy, Tricoci and his wife Cheryl launched the first of their famed salons and spas in the 1970s.

Ulta Beauty's Debut on Chicago's Magnificent Mile

On June 21, Ulta Beauty proudly opened the doors of its brand-new downtown Chicago store for a sneak peek celebration of its 999th location. The grand opening on the Magnificent Mile showcases Ulta Beauty’s new look.

Industry Mourns Jerry Gordon: salon owner, business leader, educator

On November 26, 2015, the industry lost one of its great contributors. Jerry Gordon, co-owner with his wife Karen, of J. Gordon Designs in Chicago’s Lincoln Park, past president of Cosmetologists Chicago, past vice-president of ...

A Gathering of Multi-Location Market Leaders

Market leaders of multi-location salons gather in Chicago for networking, education and brainstorming at the 2 to 10 Leadership Conference.

SOTY 2013: Exsalonce Salon & Day Spa

Take a visual tour of the 2013 SALONS OF THE YEAR honoree Exsalonce Salon & Day Spa of Chicago, Illinois

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