Having great style and hair that you love is all about having a great stylist, knowing what you like, and stepping outside the box! Explore new trends, learn more about hair treatments, and other beauty topics on the Pepper Annex blog!

The Pepper Annex Hair Salon & Dry Bar is your premier hair salon for great looking, healthy hair. At the same time, we also are extremely conscious about our impact on the environment — recycling nearly 95 percent of all daily waste.

Learn more about hair care, trends, essential tips and tricks and more when you check out our blog! Learn more about us and book an appointment today!

  1. Why You Need a Blowout for the Holidays

    Welcome back to the Pepper Annex blog! As soon as October rolls around, it’s easy to start thinking about the holidays — and why wouldn’t we? It is one of the most wonderful times of the year! However, it can be one of the busiest and most hectic as well. During such a busy time, it is paramou…Read More

  2. What is a Dry Bar?

    Welcome to the Pepper Annex blog! One of the questions that we get asked a lot is “what is a dry bar?” Today, on the blog we are going to answer your question, and tell you everything you need to know to get the most out of the services we offer at our local hair salon in Crystal Lake. Instead o…Read More

  3. What is a Thermal Haircut?

    If you have checked out our service menu, you may have seen that we offer a thermal hair cut and that it is slightly more than a regular haircut. Though our traditional haircuts will still give you a style that you will love, a thermal haircut is an excellent way to take your hair care up a notch. K…Read More

  4. Hairstyles to Beat the Heat

    Let’s just be honest, it’s hot outside! We love that the heat is here to let us enjoy all those cute dresses and rompers, and to show off our new swimsuits at the lake. However, the heat isn’t always kind to our locks or our beauty goals. Despite the rising temperatures, we can still look on f…Read More

  5. 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Blonde Hair Color

    It’s finally summertime and we are excited to bring the heat with summer hairstyles and our favorite shorts, rompers, and skirts. It is typical for many to embrace highlights or lighter hair colors to celebrate the warm summer days. However, what is a blonde girl to do if she wants to spice up her…Read More

  6. 5 Things Your Hair Stylist Wish You Knew

    Welcome back to the Pepper Annex blog — your one stop shop for all your style advice! Do you ever wonder what your stylist wish you knew? Today, we are breaking our silence! Keep reading to learn more and be sure to book your appointment at our hair salon in Crystal Lake! Use Better Products We un…Read More

  7. Ready For A Big Change? Let’s Talk About It First

    Welcome back to the Pepper Annex blog! In our last post, we talked about this season’s eyebrows goals. However, today we want to switch it up a bit and talk about changing your hair. Summer is the perfect time of year to change your style. Many clients simply want to lighten their shade, cut a few…Read More

  8. This Season’s Eyebrow Goals

    If you got the lowdown on hair colors to try this summer, you may have also started to think about what you need to do with your eyebrows — do you need to change them to “match” your hair? If you are wondering what to do with your eyebrows this summer, today’s blog is for you. Why Are Your E…Read More

  9. The Lowdown on Hair Colors For Summer

    Either you love spring in Crystal Lake because it’s finally getting warmer or you hate it because it’s still not hot enough. Either way, most of us are ready to ditch our sweaters and boots for flip flops and our favorite summer dresses. With changing wardrobes, we are also thinking about how to…Read More

  10. It’s Cold Out There, But It’s So Hot In Here

    Welcome to the Pepper Annex blog — your one-stop for personal style tips! Are you tired of winter and dreaming about warmer days? So are we! We might not be able to change the weather, but we can start thinking about the styles that will be popular this spring. Today on the Pepper Annex blog, we…Read More