A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The focus is on the relationships between the staff members -- many which are strained or difficult.
Positive Role Models
The staff members are a mix -- from hard working to fame seeking, but many just bicker and argue all the time.
Violence & Scariness
Arguments between the staff members, especially between the women, are frequent. Occasionally these escalate to screaming matches.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
References to looking sexy. One male staff-person flirts constantly with female clients.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for A.J.'s of Chicago. Contains references to designers like Vera Wang and Louis Vuitton. Fashion resellers like Luxe Life and high-profile blogs like Candace Jordan's Chicago Now are featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Champagne is served (and consumed) at the salon. Social events serve wine and cocktails, too.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the reality spin-off Chicagolicious features lots of bickering and jealous cat fighting between team members, though the language is generally mild. Alcohol consumptions is frequent, and references to high-end designers (Vera Wang, Louis Vuitton) and retailers like Luxe Life are common.
Is It Any Good?
While milder than its sister-series, Chicagolicious features all the antics that one comes to expect from beauty-salon themed reality series, including behind-the-scenes gossip and bickering between team members. But despite being as equally voyeuristic as the original, this salon and its team come across as more fashion-forward and sophisticated.
Its eclectic cast of characters make for some mildly entertaining moments, but a lot of the interaction between the staff feels scripted. Meanwhile, outside of the occasional ball player, few nationally well-known celebrities actually appear on the show. It's fun if you like this sort of thing, but overall all, this show offers more style than substance.
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