This year stress levels are high and people are greatly in need of some serious self-care. Tis’ the season of giving—giving presents, giving your time, and even giving of yourself to the extended family! It’s no surprise that during the holidays you might feel zapped and depleted. So make sure you set a reminder NOT to forget yourself during this crazy season of cheer! Pick a day on the holiday calendar and schedule that much needed appointment for a massage or relaxing pedicure.

We also understand that holiday shopping might not be high on your priority list right now (like you need any more holiday balls to juggle!). That’s why we’ve put together a collection of must have, last-minute salon and spa holiday gifts that are sure to make everyone on your list happy, healthy, and a little less stressed. The bonus is: you can be done with your shopping in just a few clicks or while you are getting your fabulous new hairstyle for the holidays!

Looking to give the ultimate gift of indulgence? Forbici Gift Packages allow you to select services and bundle them! Choose from rejuvenating Spa Services including Massage, Wraps, Facials, and Complete Manicure and Pedicure Services featuring the award-winning Forbici Pedicure. Best of all Gift Cards are wrapped and ready to give! Forbici Gift Cards are available at our Arlington Heights storefront for all services.

Perhaps you wish to let the recipient choose their service? Our Instant gift certificates allow you to select a design, customize and print out your certificate today!

Coming in December, Forbici will be adding the luxury brand Kérastase Paris. World-renowned as the leaders in professional haircare, Kérastase Paris combines innovative technologies with the ultimate salon experience. Pop in and grab one of these products or any of our other incredible hair and skin offerings. Who doesn’t love yummy luxury products?!

We all know that it's essential to have high-quality hair products and tools to keep our locks looking healthy, which is why we spend so much time on our haircare routines. We need to pay close attention to the heat tools we use. After all, if we're applying heat to our hair on a daily basis, we don’t want to damage our or weaken our strands. A good blow dryer will also increase shine, decrease fly aways and won't make your arm tired in the process. If you are looking for professional dryers, flat irons or curling irons we have you covered this holiday season!

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When a guest walks through our salon doors, we want that first impression to be favorable and we want it to continue until that guest walks out the door. Details that might seem minor can have a make-or-break effect on client retention. At Forbici Salon and Spa, creating a high-quality client experience is our top priority and now, our guests will be able to see that for themselves!

Phase one of our salon renovation is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to our guest experience. Our higher level workspace includes all new flooring and custom interchangeable stylist stations (an overall design concept requested by the owner, Jackie Lewis). These stations are now identical and portable. The carts look and feel more like furniture. The new open concept provides a much lighter and brighter guest experience. Clients will find the new treatment lounge (backbar station) one of the the most relaxing parts of their salon visit. This area will be more private overall. To further enhance the comfort aspect, we have created a vestibule area prior to check in. No bursts of cold air on damp hair. The look and feel when you walk in will be “farmhouse chic.”

We are truly excited and proud of the new space and cannot wait for our guests old and new to share in the experience. We value a work environment that brings a sense of pride to our staff for they are the smiling extensions (no pun intended) of our brand!

We Look forward to finalizing all the ongoing details for our beautiful new space! Check out our website for all the great renovation images coming soon!

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Updated: Sep 28

As we all get excited for our pumpkin spice lattes to return, we are often changing up our hair color routines as well. Fall hair color ideas can be low-maintenance but high-impact, and we've got plenty of gorgeous options for blonds, brunettes, redheads, and more!

Summer elements (chlorine, salt, and UV rays) can do the worst kind of damage. Your hair is crying for a fresh start and there are many treatments that can revive your look. First and foremost schedule your cut or trim!

A lot of people will be going short this Fall! Short layered haircuts will always create more shape and volume. Adding blended layers on short hair brings texture, fullness, and dimension, which is a bonus for women with fine hair.

Looking for a little color inspiration? Blondes can replace chunky bleached highlights with thinner more natural ones to add a soft dimension. Try a glaze with some golds to warm up your ends. Amber or chestnut hues can create a rich look if warmer tones are your vibe.

For brunettes who want to go darker, perhaps enhancing your depth with lowlights? For reds you can achieve this with adding color a level darker at the root. Top it off with a gloss to add richness and shine. Auburn hair is typically a rich red-brown, but depending on the intensity of the red, it can look like a brunette with hints of red undertones or look like a dark deep reflective red.

2021 has been the year to go big and there is plenty of time left to opt for bolder cut and color choices!

Fall is the perfect time for deep conditioning your hair. Forbici offers many deep conditioning treatments, masks and a chemistry system intensive treatment. Contact us to learn which treatment is right for you.

“Fall focus is on shine and gloss. If the hair looks healthy and well-conditioned, it’s on-trend, whatever the color. Well-conditioned hair is everything this season, linking into hair health as a symbol of our overall well-being.”

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