'Tis the season for holiday parties—which means you'll be front and center on all of your friends' social media. Make sure your ‘do is Instagram-ready by setting up an appointment at one of these Chicago salons.
Drybar offers customers hairstyles with cocktail-inspired names like The Cosmo and The Mai Tai.
The clever, cocktail-inspired names are almost enough to book an appointment at Drybar—but the results are even more compelling. Head in on your own or book a party with your friends to get some Manhattans, Cosmos, or the newest addition, The Dirty Martini, done to your hair before you get them in your glass. 1611 N. Sheffield Ave., 312-288-3087
Bring your girlfriends to goldplaited for a hair-centric holiday party and take advantage of the finishing salon’s many “trendstyles”—part of goldplaited’s Trendbar program which makes Pinterest-inspired updos and red carpet-ready blowouts a reality. Whether you’re looking for a braid crown, fishtail, or a chic chignon, goldplaited’s got you covered. 2803 N. Sheffield Ave., 773-880-9180
Get beautiful at a salon with serious experience. Joseph Michael’s has been helping Chicagoans get Instagram-ready hair for the last 25 years—way before there was Instagram. The salon and spa, tucked away in the Gold Coast, has a full staff of stylists ready to get your hair in the holiday spirit. 1313 N. Ritchie Court, 312-482-9800
With seven chic styles to choose from, like the Sleek & Straight or the Blowout & Half Braid, you’re bound to get a ‘do you love at this River North salon. Before you book your appointment, consider this: Blowout Junkie offers a monthly package that includes three blowouts, one deep-condition treatment, and exclusive prices on hair products so you can always have the salon look. 445 W. Huron, 312-929-2291
Give the gift of great hair with Blowtique’s Blowout Survival Kit; it includes a terry-lined shower cap, a mini Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, alligator clips, and a blowout gift certificate. Grab one for yourself, too, and you'll both have party-ready hair with a little something extra on the side. 1 E. Huron St, 312-280-2400; 520 N. Michigan Ave. Level 3, 312-494-3389
Hair prep doesn't stop at your locks this season. Just in time for holiday photo ops, Mario Tricoci launches its Wax & Brow Bar at its Michigan Avenue flagship. The team is specially trained to create the most flattering brows for every face shape, and it doesn't stop there: They're also on hand for eyelash extensions, men's facial grooming, and more. 900 N. Michigan Ave, 847-202-1900
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF DRYBAR , GOLDPLAITED; LAURA BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY (JOSEPH MICHAEL’S SALON); TIM TOOMEY (BLOWOUT JUNKIE); FACEBOOK.COM/BLOWTIQUE; MARIO TRICOCI