Vacation Mood On

Get Your Glow On:  For this vacay-inspired, poolside look we took a no-makeup makeup approach.  (Let’s get real… all we want on vacation is the hot sun & a cold cocktail. Let’s skip the work here, ladies!)  ON THE LIPS: Too Faced Sweet Peach Creamy Peach Oil Lip Gloss in Peach Tease ON THE FACE: Milk […]

7 Braid Looks by Blown Away to try for Spring!

You’d never know it from our weather this week… but spring has sprung in Chicago! We’ve had a little spring fever in the salon and have been coming up with new braid looks that we’ll be rocking this season because we just. can’t. wait. I mean snow… in April? Distract yourself by falling in love […]

We are in LOVE with the LAVENDER

We are in LOVE with the LAVENDER  Who says trends can’t be wearable?  Here’s our take on this electric eye: we traded in the bold metallics for a light, lilac halo around the eye. The key is to sweep a soft shade over the lid and create a pop in the crease and under-eye!  TIP FOR WHEN […]

Swipe Up for Hair That’s FRESH AF : New @ Blown Away

We’re spilling the tea on the latest hair innovation from the one & only IGK…. “Swipe Up” Hair Wipes! We just got them in here at Blown Away & we’re #OBSESSED already.  They come in 2 different formulas because the struggle is real and we need all the help we can get, right dolls?  #GETLIT: No-Frizz […]

3 Inexpensive But Oh So Effective Beauty Finds!

  3 Inexpensive But Oh So Effective Beauty Finds … from the Blown Away Studio!  Everyone loves a little drugstore find! Here are a few of our faves!  #1 L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise WHY WE <3 IT:  -The wand on this one is great* for achieving that va-va voluminous look! -The price is great (you […]

Corina’s Color Wow Faves!

Here at Blown Away we’ve really been digging Color Wow lately — a solution-based line that works to keep your color on point!  We chatted with Corina, one of our stylists, about her top 3 must-haves! 

‘Tis the Season to be Fab: Holiday Makeup Tips with Breena!

Breena obsessing over one of the Morphe eyeshadow palettes! At work on a fabulous full face! “Always remember to be confident in your look!” – Breena’s favorite piece of makeup advice! ‘Tis the Season to Be Fabulous! It’s time to get in the holiday spirit, ladies! The season is upon us and our schedules are […]

Trying Out the Brazilian Blowout!

In this video, our stylist, Gabby, walks us through the basics of the Brazilian Blowout treatment. We just added them to Blown Away’s services and we could not be more thrilled!  Don’t miss out — call or book your appointment online today!

About Us

Blown Away is owned by Laura Alderson, a small business owner and entrepreneur. She was raised in San Francisco on the Presidio because her father was a military official, but her family’s roots are right here in Chicago, both in the Lakeview and Lincoln Park neighborhoods. Blown Away is a blow dry and beauty bar […]