If Mario Tricoci let his coif go wild, he could pass for a mad scientist — and it would be a fairly apt description. The expert stylist and founder of Mario Tricoci Salons & Day Spas likes to take hair care and boil it down to its chemical components, determined to find the holy grail of the industry: hair rejuvenation. “People want to have thicker hair without surgery,” Tricoci says. “There’s two products we’ve come across that do this.” As of this month, he’ll stock at-home regimens of both DS Laboratories and Nioxin shampoos at his thriving salon’s 16 Illinois locations. DS Labs shampoo is designed to restore hair lost within the last ten years, while Nioxin focuses on thickening existing hair.
At 24, Jonathan Toews has already accomplished most things that other athletes only dream of doing. He won a Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks and was awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP. He scored a gold medal as part of team Canada. He’s an all-star and has been captain of the Hawks since he was 20 years old, making him one of the youngest captains in NHL history.
Splash stopped by Little Market Brasserie for lunch with Jill Katz and Lara Shiffman from JKLS PR, where we snacked on chef Ryan Poli’s deviled eggs, mac and cheese, pork belly sandwiches and a plate of gravy-topped poutine. We left totally stuffed but dreaming of the delicious desserts.
On Mar. 2, Stephen Colbert hosted the 2013 Lookingglass gglassquerade, which attracted more than 500 guests including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Schwimmer, Rick Bayless, Gigi Pritzker Pucker, Chaz Ebert, Richard Dent, and Shawn Donnelley, among others.
Chicago’s leading ladies are going sunny-side up in one of spring’s hottest trends, rocking every shade of yellow from golden honey to lemon meringue. Feel flirty by pairing the color with soft pinks or greens, or stay slick with a high-contrast yellow/black combo. A word of caution: Every skin tone looks different in yellow, so find the tint that lets you glow rather than fade. With the right hue and a bright smile, you’ll instantly be Little Miss Sunshine.
Late Chicago business leader James Tyree was known for his philanthropic spirit, and on Feb. 28, more than 500 family members, friends and business associates honored his legacy by giving back at the first annual cocktail reception and fundraiser for the James Tyree Foundation. The event was held at the River North headquarters of Mesirow Financial to honor Tyree, who was the company’s chairman and CEO — and the owner of the Sun-Times — until his death in 2011.
More than 600 guests followed their hearts to The Walnut Room at Macy’s (111 N. State) on March 1, donning red and dining in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. A partner of the cause since its inception, Macy’s provided each attendee with a gift card upon arrival and helped them perfect their pouts with a free lipstick at an Estee Lauder lipstick station. The luncheon marked the 10th anniversary of the Go Red Campaign, which has spent the last decade raising funds in support of further research on and faster action against heart disease, the leading cause of death in women worldwide.