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Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Mary Atherton | July 10, 2011 | 6:20 PM

Taking spring at her word, Salon Blue, one of Chicago's top color salons, recently created a bouquet of looks to benefit the city's famed Garfield Park Conservatory.

The staff of the two-location Salon Blue (in upscale Lakeview and edgy Bucktown) worked with a cadre of florists to weave together hair, hats and headdresses in "Fleurotica," a fashion/flower runway show.

The hair designers, led by co-owners Mary Kay King and Katrina Lippe, matched tress tones to blossoms, created styled effects to match the lushness of the flowers, and then completed the looks with complementary make-up.

(Photos by Janice Hosick Photography, [email protected])

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Salon Blue's Analicia creates a down look for Fleurotica. The team used iron styling to mirror the fluidity of petals and leaves.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Stylist Anna-Marie behind the scenes.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Yolanda expands texture to provide a base for draped flowers.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

To complement flower-decked hair, make-up was natural with a single hit of unexpected color.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Salon Blue co-owner Mary Kay opted for lit-from-within tones for the face.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Dazzled by daisies.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

A headdress with tulle as the updo.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Ladylike hair for a headband and floral cape.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

A texture mix.

Blooming Beauty: Color Salon Inspired by Spring's Flowers

Pretty curls and dimensional color echo blossoms.

 

 

 

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