Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Why did I want to be a Hairstylist?

I have been reminiscing lately of why I chose my profession. 

Memories have been flooding in, I remember at age nine I use to go with my mom to her beautician. Yes, back then hairstylists were called beauticians. 

She would tell me to sit in this funny looking chair with a large round dome hanging over my head. I used to sit on my knees and talk into the dome, I loved to hear the echo of my voice. Yep you guessed it. It was a hairdryer, I watched the ladies sitting under them with rollers in their hair. Then to see them getting their hair teased and the completion of  their hairstyle was as I thought was "COOL".

Then in high school I took a class in archaeology I LOVED Egyptology! Learning about how they wore their hair and ornamentations they used in their hair and of course the Egyptian cosmetics.

They used green paint made of malachite, a copper carbonate pigment, and black kohl made of a substance called galena, a dark grey ore of lead. A big difference  from today's cosmetics!

Being involved with the hair and makeup crew in plays at my high school really allowed me to bring out artistry in me that I didn't know I had.

After high school I told my parents I wanted to go to beauty school and as great parents as they were the encouraged me.
Being a hairstylist in the eighties was a blast BIG HAIR, MAKEUP GALORE

Over the years I have evolved to the hairstylist that I am today. I appreciate every memory and moment in my career. I am looking forward to many more years to come!

See you at the Salon!


Hair & Makeup Guru
27 S. Northwest Hwy #6
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Friday, January 13, 2017

                                                    My Nightly Rituals!

After a busy day at Hair & Makeup Guru I get to come home to my husband and my precious Maltese pups.

 After watching a little TV, I start my nightly rituals checking my  emails and texts with my occasional glass of Cabernet. Then seeing what is the latest things happening in the hair and fashion industry on the Internet and Facebook.

I get to the part of my evening that is my R&R. My tranquil time is prepping my face for the night. Add some candles and soft back round music.

 One of my favorite things I bought myself is my Clarisonic facial machine. I think it is a great benefit to use morning and night erasing makeup and residue off my skin. The face creams I use are a good cleanser, serum lift, eye cream & eye lift gel and daily & night cream.  They are a must even when I don't feel up to using them all.

After my nightly skin ritual I feel relaxed. Ready for bed and for tomorrows busy day at Hair & Makeup Guru.



Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year, What's New for Hair & Makeup Guru

                                         Ringing in 2017! 

    Looking forward to NEW things with Hair & Makeup Guru

              2017 brings new ideas to our hair salon. 

We launched a new website www.hairmakeupguru.com it allows our valued clients to keep up with Hair & Makeup Guru's events and latest services and products. It also allows you to view our gallery to get a glance of what Linda Russo offers at the salon.

We are happy to bring to you our newest service: Luxury Blowouts!
Choose from one of our multiple luxury styles, get relax and refreshed, leaving Gorgeous.

                        We named them after ideas in Chicago:

                                     The Buckingham
                                     The Chicago Chic
                                     The Michigan Wave
                                     The Milenninum
                                     The Wrigley Wiggly

We also have a monthly Luxury Membership you could join with bonus benefits.

Check out these services and many others that are offered at Hair & Makeup Guru featured on our website www.hairmakeupguru.com

Online booking is easy at:
https://hairandmakeupguru.meevo.com/onlinebooking you could search which service you would like to get or view your history. We like to make it as easy as possible for your convenience.

                           Looking forward to seeing you soon!

                                           Linda Russo

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Hair and Makeup Guru Has a NEW Blog!!

Here it is HairandMakeupGuru.blogspot.com is up and running. I want to share with you things that are in the beauty industry or things that might peek your interest.

It's been a year that I'm in my salon studio - Hair & Makeup Guru located in Park Ridge. A lot of new things have happened in my life, I can't wait to tell you about them.

Let's talk about today, a special day for all!

Today the beauty I saw was at the Park Ridge Memorial Day Parade. It was truly Americana! So many Businesses and Non- Profits getting together enjoying the day with crowds of people, fully understanding the reason of the day. I watched so many including myself saying "Thank You" to the men and women that have served our country. Many were mature men and women, it brought tears to my eyes just saying thank you and watching others doing the same. Seeing the military men and women saying "You're Welcome" to us made my heart warm.

 The beauty of today was all Americans coming together as ONE!

"Thank You!"
Hair & Makeup Guru