The XEX Blog

Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Eye Society!

February 15, 2018

Congratulations to Christine DeMaio on winning our 185th High Five Giveaway and thank you to all who entered! Our next giveaway is for a $50 gift certificate to Eye Society. About Eye Society Ensuring your optical health and vision needs are Eye Society’s foremost priority. Using state-of-the-art computerized testing, pre-testing by medical assistants and thorough… Read More

Pucker Up!

February 13, 2018

Your Valentine’s guide for perfect lips Valentine’s Day is around the corner and whether you have a date in mind or you’re treating yourself to some love this year, it’s never a bad time to perfect your pout. Cracked lips and smeary lipstick no more. It’s time to start learning about how to get your… Read More

dark to light hair

From Dark to Light and Everywhere in Between

February 1, 2018

It’s not uncommon to want to brighten up in time for spring. Many of us opt for darker hair in the colder months and then brighten up for the summer. However, depending on how drastically lighter you’re planning to go, it can take a major toll on the integrity of your hair. The best way… Read More

Win a $40 Gift Certificate to Robert Daniels Florist!

January 15, 2018

Congratulations to Deborah Ward on winning our 184th High Five Giveaway and thank you to all who entered. Our next giveaway is for a $40 gift certificate to Robert Daniels Florist. About Robert Daniels Florist Arranging fresh flowers is done by dozens of florists. But creating fresh, unusual, and stunning flower arrangements to match the… Read More

Dry Cracked Hands

Say Goodbye to Dry, Cracked Hands

January 11, 2018

Happy New Year! It’s finally 2018 and we’re off to a rather chilly beginning. Well, okay, maybe it’s more than just a little chilly. Whether you’re braving the bomb cyclone on the East Coast or putting up with the blistery winds of the Windy City, we all have a few more months of low temperatures…. Read More

To our XEX family:

With COVID-19 devastating small businesses in Illinois and around the globe, XEX is no exception. In order to protect our community, we've made the difficult decision to temporarily close our doors as of Friday, March 20th, 2020. We hope to reopen on April 6th, 2020, though that date is tentative.  We will keep you updated with any changes that might affect our return date.

While the decision to temporarily close our doors is heartbreaking and difficult, we know that it's the right thing to do for our community. In doing what we know to be socially responsible, our hearts go out to our staff and the entire service industry.

We are a unique industry in that we don't receive a paycheck when we don't work. Our staff is definitely feeling the weight of their financial commitments, as the length of this crisis remains uncertain.

In an effort to help our staff as best we can, we’re offering our gift cards online and distributing half of all proceeds to our staff so that they can cover some of their expenses during this immensely difficult time. We’d be so grateful if you participated by purchasing a gift card in any denomination from our website here.

David will still be answering the phone (312-372-9211) and booking future appointments, as well as helping facilitate orders for gift certificates.  Please don't hesitate to reach out, as he'd love to hear from you.

We are closely following the guidance of global health experts at the World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are following the advice of Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker in their recommendations to ensure the health and safety of our stylists, our clients and our community.  

Prior to the plea for social distancing, we allowed our staff to remain home without having it impact their sick leave if they were in any way uncomfortable with going out and being in the salon. We are so proud of our team, who inspire us to work as hard as we can to remain hopeful and to look forward to the future when we will emerge stronger than ever.

Thank you in advance for your kindness and love.  We value you and appreciate you.  It's during these stressful and uncertain times that we realize all the things we've taken for granted and will miss during this difficult time.  We will miss greeting you after a long day, shaking your hand, giving you a hug, hearing about the kids, etc.  The list goes on and on.  We will look forward to seeing you all again soon and we'll have so much to celebrate.

Thinking of you and looking forward to seeing you soon.
XEX Salon