HIP Special: Buy $100 Gift Card, Get $15 Gift Card

Think HIP this holiday season.

Now until Dec. 23, we are having a fabulous deal! Buy a $100 gift card, and you will receive a $15 gift card. Our gift cards are good for services or products.

Give the gift of colour or style this holiday season — at HIP!

Give a HIP Present this Holiday Season

By Yesenia Velasco
HIP Manager

We have some great holiday gift sets that will be a hit with our clients, their family members, their co-workers and their friends. Some are great for grab bag gifts too.

And don’t forget many of our products make fun stocking stuffers. We also have brushes, makeup and styling tools.

Or why not give your loved one a complete makeover? Our front desk staff can help you select a gift card for the services you’d like to give.

Stay HIP this holiday season!

Artizen Holiday Giftset

It comes with two irons!

Hydro-Ionic 5700 Dolphin: The original flat iron that curls. The surround heating makes it easy to create any style from spirals, waves, updos to sleek straight hair. The ceramic ionic plates and infrared heat allows healthy styling no matter the hair type.

Mystyler Iron: The original mid-size iron is a hair must-have. The 5/8-inch titanium plates make it easy to create any style from spirals, waves, updos to sleek straight hair. Includes a heat-proof mat and pouch for easy use and storage. Retail price $185

Spoiled Silly Set

Six sumptuous oils from Bumble and Bumble will make hair merry and bright. Includes:

  • Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo (2 oz)
  • Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner (2 oz)
  • Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil (3.4 oz)

A blend of six featherlight oils helps soften, silken, tame, de-frizz, detangle, and protect against breakage — without weighing hair down. Retail Value $39

The Very Merry Volume Set

The bigger, the better! Another great Bumble and Bumble set. Includes:

  • Thickening Shampoo (2 oz)
  • Thickening Conditioner (2 oz)
  • Thickening Dryspun Finish (4 oz)

This lightweight shampoo instantly preps hair for airy, voluminous styles. This lightweight conditioner instantly moisturizes, and helps separate strands for voluminous, full-bodied styles. Retail Value $29

HIP Botox Days 2017

RSVP for upcoming HIP Botox Days!

Friday, Dec. 8
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
HIP Salon, 174 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg
Reserve your slot today!

About HIP Botox Day

Besides our regular line-up of hair and makeup services, HIP Salon is offering a selection of spa treatments through a partnership with Magnificent Dermatology.

Master injector Theresa Camberis (Turok), RN, will be on site to provide these specialty services and products:

  • BOTOX® treatments (HIP/Magnificent special price: $11 per unit)
  • Dermal Filler (HIP/Magnificent special discount: $25 off each syringe of filler)
  • SkinPen treatment to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, improve texture and brighten your skin
  • Kybella treatments to tighten skin on your neck

Every participating customer will receive a bag of hair and skin product samples.

Not sure if BOTOX, fillers or treatments are right for you? Ask about a free consultation.

Call 847-882-4474 to reserve a spot at our Botox Days.

Sal Turco: How I Became a Hair Stylist

It’s in my DNA

By Salvatore Turco
HIP Senior Stylist

Coming from a long line of barbers, hair stylists and beauticians, I was always around hair and fashion.

I can remember my Dad bringing me to his barbershop in Lincoln Park as a kid. He worked in what looked like a cockpit — a chair with a bowl on one side for washing the clients’ hair, and the rest was his station where he kept all of his tools, clippers and razors. Don’t forget the leather strap on the side of the chair to sharpen his razor. How cool was that!

You know how some people wake up in the morning to the smell of coffee? Well in my house growing up, I woke up on Saturday mornings to the smell of perm solution. My mom did some of the neighbor women’s hair, especially perms! So, of course, I was helping her and seeing how it was done. I learned how each different-sized rod would create unique curls.

Several years later, I was a senior in high school and I knew I needed to do something with my life! I was never a good test-taker, but I decided to try community college to be a police correctional officer. Six months into it, i knew it wasn’t my calling.

My cousin Amedeo (my childhood hero) saw I wasn’t happy and asked me to visit him at the salon where he worked. I talked about it with my parents and they were all for it.

So I took him up on the offer. He showed me around the place. There were lots of fun people everywhere, talking, smiling, laughing, and styling it up.

Then, like the movie “The Blues Brothers,” when John Belushi is in church and suddenly sees the light, it hit me! Being a stylist was my calling! I felt at home in the salon. I felt energized, alive!

BAM! The next thing I knew I was enrolling at Pivot Point Beauty School. I had a blast for nine months and then graduated. After school, I went to work from my cousin, who now was the manager at that salon.

It was surreal, I was interacting with people, learning new hairstyles, learning the life of a STYLIST!!

A few years later it was time to move on. I applied at a place with a really great reputation — Heidi’s Salon in Woodfield Mall. I went in for an interview and got the job the same day. They put me in an advanced hair-cutting program. For two years, I learned from some of the most well-known artistic educators in the business.

The day finally came and I graduated the advanced cutting class. I now was called a Heidi’s stylist and I had my own station. I was so excited everyday to go into work, have fun and meet new people! We did hair shows and fashion shows. We went to different beauty schools to talk about our salon and tell them about departmentalized salons, meaning either you do haircuts/styling/up-dos or your do color/straighteners.

We also showed the students what to expect at a high-end salon, We tried to recruit beauty school girls and guys to work as assistants while they enrolled in our advanced cutting or coloring programs.
That’s when I decided to become an educator and inspire new hairstylists straight out of beauty school. (I had so much fun teaching that I’m still doing it today.)

When Heidi’s general management asked me to become the salon’s manager, I jumped at the chance! It was a challenge and I had a lot to learn about running a franchise. After two years as manager, things started getting complicated with general management. I was beginning to get worried, when one day, during the holidays, we got a letter stating the salon would close at the end of the year. My heart was crushed!

Not long after, Debra Hanaway, the lead educator and artistic director at Heidi’s in Woodfield, asked me to join her at a salon she and Vince Otero, colour director, were opening in Schaumburg. Even though I was her boss at Heidi’s, she was my mentor and friend, and I respected her. I told her I couldn’t be happier to come work for her. I helped her get the new location ready.

We were so excited to get out of Woodfield — it was like working in a place with no windows.

On Feb.10 2005, Hair Innovation Professionals (HIP Salon) opened, and a new chapter in my life started.

We have been doing some exciting stuff: hair fashion photo shoots for magazines, Hair Wars (a competition with other high-end salons), and continuing education classes in New York — which in this business is a must.

Almost 12 years later we are voted the #1 Hair Salon in Schaumburg and still going strong.

I am surrounded by lots of talented and artistic stylists and colourists. I am so proud to be part of an amazing team!! I can finally call

HIP Salon my home, my friends and, of course, my FAMIGLIA!!

I’m constantly learning and trying to find new ways to make my clients/friends happy with their hair.

I’m still an educator and I still love to learn from beginners to senior stylists.

All in all, I’ve been doing this amazing career for 23½ years and I’ve NEVER worked a day in my life because, as they say, IF YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO, IT DOESN’T FEEL LIKE YOU’RE WORKING!!

I am so blessed to do the thing I was called to do as my career. And it’s you, my clients, that give me this awesome, exciting, creative career. I wouldn’t be where I am without you my friends!!

Remember: GET HIP and STAY HIP!!

Bring on the Warm Weather

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Is the WARM weather here to stay? My HIP News Warm Weather 2017 newsletter is ready for sunshine and heat!

We have 12 pages of HIP professionals exploring topics such as festival hair, workout hair, and an update on our new products and product lines.

Plus, learn more about HIP Colourist Nick Matthews, if BOTOX is right for you, and 5 fun facts about new stylist Sara Johnston.

In this issue, you’ll find: