Lollapalooza 2014 Essentials

It’s that time of year again. Where cutoff denim shorts, heavily wristbanded youths and party goers descend upon Grant Park and surrounding venues for the 3 day music festival. Lollapalooza this year will feature headliners Eminem, Outkast, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris Skrillex & Lorde  but if you really want to enjoy yourself, make sure to take in some of these essentials. From hair, to clothes that will surely get you streetstyle snapped to the parties.

HAIR

We had Joe Rosengarden of Swerve Salon show us a few hairstyles that you can rock without fuss and no heat instruments used. For short hair he did a “miley bun” which would surely attract a streetstyle photog with the right outfit and also did a deep side part twist.
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For the long hair, we took inspiration from the look hair pro Guido Palau created for the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 show. Joe created 2 looks, one was pigtails which you can wear hanging or pinned(how to video to come). The other was a twist on the top knot bun with a fishtail braid wrap around
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Joe Rosengarden of Swerve Salon shows us how to achieve the top knot bun with a fish tail braid wrapped around it.

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CLOTHING

Dress for comfort is always key. Our festival guide for men HERE should give you gents dressing needs. If you find yourself needing last minute outfit and don’t really want to spend a lot, American Apparel, Nordstrom Rack or maybe if you can get an appointmnet for the blowout Citizen Stone sale HERE.
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EATS

If you will be attending the show, there are several food options that have been curated by Chef Graham Elliot in Chow Town.
Breakfast: Stans donut is a current obsession that will surely not dissapoint and it’s right off the blue line. If you’re in the area, pick up one or two. Having guests or attending with friends? They deliver for a small fee.
New restaurant River Roast is steps from the Hard Rock and less insane and it’s right on the river.

During the day, head away from the crowds and madness and tuck into a delicious and budget friendly sandwich at SRO in printers row.

Dinner: Pump room.

PARTIES:

Once again The Hard Rock Hotel will be lollapalooza after party central.
Highlights include DJ sets from DJWS, Joe Jonas, Mia Moretti
Just as in previous years, there is sure to be a line. If you’re looking to have fun but not wait in line, may we suggest Jimmy at the James? Library Bar at Public Hotel will be a hotspot as well but a fun party.
Saturday Gilt City Chicago will host Better Than Backstage with Betty Who performing
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If you don’t have a hookup already tightly lined up for Studio Paris for the weekend which will be Rolling Stone magazine’s spot as well as performances from Iggy Azalea, Calvin Harris & DJ Jazzy Jeff, don’t even try it. It was a mad house sh!t show last year and the line insane.
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Sunday cool off at the pool while enjoying beats from Hannah Bronfman and get the first look at Azeeza’s Noir collection.
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Lollapalooza 2014 essentials
Lollapalooza 2014 essentials
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