Jul 27 2015 10403533_717308558306724_6153359030886779911_n

MUSIC WE LOVE – TASTE OF LINCOLN AVENUE

As a street festival with a mission, Taste of Lincoln Avenue left no stone unturned at this years TOLA. Between the craft fair, the food and the kids fair, this was the place to be for families! TOLA is a fundraiser for the Wellington Community, hence the suggested $10 donation at the gate. Proceeds go […]

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Jul 25 2015 French singer Serge Gainsbourg during recording session c. 1987. (Photo by RDA/Getty Images)

STYLE ICON – SERGE GAINSBOURG

Serge Gainsbourg was a poet of the French new wave, an infamous scoundrel, a pop music pioneer, and one our style icons at Sine Qua Non. He was not conventionally attractive, but his disheveled hair and tired eyes made it seem like he had just gotten out of bed after being out all night– probably having […]

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SEEN AND SPOTTED AT SINE QUA NON – JULY

July has been full of plenty of inspiring Seen and Spotted moments, from music festivals to fireworks to tropical animals! Read our descriptions and get #inspired. Clockwise from top left: mannequins at Wicker Park’s “Wigs N Plus”, a braid by SQN’s Dahlia at our braid booth at new music festival Mamby on the Beach, SQN […]

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MUSIC WE LOVE – PITCHFORK FESTIVAL

This year’s Pitchfork was extra special, as it marked the tenth year of the festival’s residency in Union Park. When Pitchfork Media started the fest (then called Intonation Festival), only a few thousand attendees showed up to watch a mostly local lineup. In the intervening decade Pitchfork’s acts have become more prestigious, and passes for […]

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Jul 13 2015 Braids are better with friends!

MUSIC WE LOVE – MAMBY ON THE BEACH

Chicago is home to the Chicago hot dog, amazing architecture and house music! Yes, Chicago is the birth place of the soundtrack of all the best summer parties. This weekend we celebrated house music in the motherland at Mamby on the Beach, Chicago’s newest house music festival. The festival took place at the brand new […]

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Jul 6 2015 jYuTBi

MUSIC WE LOVE – WEST FEST

We love having a salon in the West Town Neighborhood, one of the most vibrant and rapidly expanding areas of Chicago. West Town is also host to West Fest, one of the biggest street festivals of the summer. Kicking off next Saturday July 11th, West Fest organizers expect 60,000 visitors this year. 2015 marks the fest’s […]

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FASHION WE LOVE – 4th OF JULY EDITION

    We at Sine Qua Non draw hair and fashion inspiration from many different sources. With the 4th of July holiday coming this weekend, we are all about dressing to show our American Pride! We put together an Americana photo board to inspire you too!Clockwise from top left: Suzy from Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, A$asp Rocky […]

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Jun 27 2015 confused-woman

Hair Myths: Ask Us Anything!

Many of our clients come to us with hair questions, so our team of experts chose some of the most frequently asked questions to answer. Our mission is to make great hair possible for everyone! read on to see if we debunked any your hair myths…

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