Hair and Wake Up
Combining her love for style with her passion for going green, Jamie Bushman opened The Circle Salon (2135 W. Division St.; 773-715-1026, thecirclesalon.com), a new environmentally friendly shop in Wicker Park. “We go through so much waste as an industry because of our packaging,” says Bushman, who has been a hair and makeup stylist for more than 10 years. “It’s really important to be conscious of that and to make whatever effort you can.” So, Bushman ensures that the Circle Salon features more than just eco-friendly hair products, such as Davines new Glorifying shampoos, conditioners, and color treatments ($27 to $39 each). For instance, the salon offers its complimentary drinks in glasses instead of plastic or paper cups, and, since flyers create more trash, the list of services is only available to clients via e-mail or the salon’s Web site. When it comes to items out of their control, like the plastic containers that hold the hair products, Bushman salvages all—even the hair clippings, which she donates to Matter of Trust, an organization that weaves hair fibers into oil spill hair mats used to clean up sites around the world. “We recycle so much here that we only pay for recycle removal,” Bushman says. “We only have a recycling bin outside.” Through June 30th guests who purchase $10 raffle tickets can win free haircuts for a year. Raffle proceeds go toward Woman Craft (womancraft.net), an eco-friendly group that creates jobs for women who face employment barriers. This week, 10 percent of all salon services—from haircuts ($60 and up for women, $35 and up for men) to signature treatments ($50 and up)—will also be donated to the organization. The Circle Salon’s grand opening party, featuring drinks, appetizers, and music, happens this Saturday, June 13th at 7 p.m.
Top Sales This Week
The Carson Pirie Scott in the Harlem-Irving Mall (4300 N. Harlem Ave., Norridge; 708-453-1053) helps launch the Claiborne by John Bartlett collection of men’s sportswear with complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres Thursday, June 11th at 6 p.m. The Father’s Day fashion event, hosted by Project Runway’s Tim Gunn and the line’s creative director, John Bartlett, features a “Building (a wardrobe) Workshop” and summer fashion show. The first 250 guests receive a complimentary Claiborne by John Bartlett T-shirt. Those who spend $100 or more on Claiborne by John Bartlett merchandise get a free duffle bag, book, and photo.
Jayson Home & Garden (1885 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-248-8180, jaysonhomeandgarden.com) holds its first vintage and antique tag sale with 20 percent off a wide selection of items from Argentina, Belgium, and the United States, June 12th through 21st.
The Best of the Rest
- Dandamudi’s Custom Cabinetry (2121 N. Clybourn Ave.; 773-525-8200, dandamudis.com) takes 20 percent off Snaidero and Plain & Fancy cabinet products through July 15th.
- For Father’s Day, Twinkle Twinkle Little One (3224 N. Damen Ave.; 773-472-3000, twinkletwinklelittleone.com) holds a Jules trunk show with 20 percent off all custom hand-stamped initial tags on Thursday, June 11th from 2 to 6 p.m.
- His Stuff (5314 N. Clark St., 773-989-9111; 3162 N. Broadway St., 773-281-6111; hisstuffchicago.com) takes 25 percent off its collection of underwear through June 14th.
- In conjunction with Navy Pier, the Affinia Hotel (166 E. Superior St.; 312-787-6000, affinia.com) offers "A Day of Fun in the Sun" package now through September 7th. Starting at $229 per night, the deal includes hotel stay; tickets to the Navy Pier’s IMAX Theater, ferris wheel, carousel, and Wave Swinger; a round of miniature golf for four, and a Navy Pier coupon book. Visit the Special Offers section at affinia.com for more details; the promotional code is “pier.”
- Plein Aire (2036 W. Division St.; 773-227-3772) hosts a K. Amato trunk show with 20 percent off summer merchandise and complimentary refreshments Thursday, June 11th from 6 to 8 p.m.
- In its 60th year, the Old Town Art Fair (312-337-1938, oldtownartfair.org) features 260 artists of photography, jewelry, metals, and more, Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A $7 donation is requested.
- Mali Jewelry (204 N. Michigan Ave.; 312-263-0326, malijewelry.com) takes 20 percent off all online merchandise throughout June. Enter code “20” at checkout.
- Bring an article of clothing to Hubba-Hubba (3309 N. Clark St.; 773-477-1414, hubbahubbachicago.com) and receive 30 percent off one coordinating item from Thursday, June 11th through Sunday, June 14th. The first five shoppers who match an item from their purchase at Hubba-Hubba’s party night also receive a free bottle of wine. All guests receive free snacks and wine throughout the event.
- The Chicago necktie design company Lee Allison (1820 W. Webster Ave.; 773-276-7172, leeallison.com) holds its annual Father’s Day open house with savings on neckties, bow ties, cummerbunds, and more, Saturday, June 13th and Sunday, June 14th.
- SoKo Fashion (1925 W. Chicago Ave.; 773-592-1089, sokofashion.com) hosts a “School’s Out!” party with free chardonnay and style services Thursday, June 11th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The event includes a Five Accessories (fiveaccessories.com) trunk show. Throughout the year, the boutique takes 15 percent off Chicago Public School employees’ purchases when they show I.D.
- On Wells Street between North Avenue and Division Street, the Wells Street Art Festival (773-584-6631) includes fine art from more than 250 artists, entertainment, and a silent auction, on Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $7, or $10 after 7 p.m.
- The James Hotel (55 E. Ontario St.; 312-337-1000, jameshotels.com) offers its guests free 35-minute training sessions with trainers from Jim Karas Personal Training, Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., through June 30th. In July and August, sessions will cost $30 per session. Guests must contact the front desk or concierge to schedule an appointment.
- As part of its “Green and Gorgeous” sale, Urban Spa Chic (1401 W. Hubbard St.; 312-492-8050, urbanspachic.com) discounts its eco-friendly spa services, including fresh fruit smoothie spa pedicures, Hungarian fruit smoothie facials, and mango enzyme body wraps, throughout June. All spa-goers also receive a complimentary “green” tote with the purchase of a service, while supplies last.
- CRAM Fashion (3331 N. Broadway St.; 773-477-1737) holds its grand opening celebration with 10 percent off all purchases and complimentary cocktails Thursday, June 11th at 7 p.m.
- Spex (1130 W. Madison St.; 312-226-7200, spexchicago.com) celebrates its new West Loop boutique with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music, and an opening reception for artist Heather Gentile, on Friday, June 12th from 5 to 8 p.m. Gentile’s works will be on display until July 24th.
- The Chicago White Sox player Carlos Quentin autographs a photo for customers who spend $75 or more in the men’s department at Macy’s (111 N. State St.; 312-781-1000, macys.com) on Tuesday, June 16th, starting at 11:30 a.m.
Closings and Relocations
Elizabeth Rose Design and Wear Art Studio (1167 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette; 847-322-6155) is now exclusively online at elizabethrosedesign.com.
Until it closes Sunday, June 14th, Grace (1917 N. Damen Ave.; 773-384-7223) holds its liquidation sale with up to 75 percent off shoes, handbags, and more. All sales are final.