special announcement


I’m excited to announce that I will now be working at the Anthony Cristiano Salon in the Trump Hotel Chicago. Please call 312.268.2440 to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your continued support, I am blessed to have so many great friends and clients!

Love, JB

beautiful warrior



Stylish Chicagoans celebrated eDrop-Off‘s 10th Anniversary in collaboration with the pop-up shop launch party for Silhouette, a fragrance by Christian Siriano, hosted by the designer and eDrop-Off founder Corri McFadden at Chicago’s famed Waldorf Astoria.  Along with fragrance and clothing sales, the event featured models wearing gowns by Siriano, a quick-change into looks from The Collection by eDrop-Off, the newly launched retail concept by the designer consignment store, and hair designed by yours truly.

The inspiration behind the hair was to create a strong, but feminine, look to offset the couture gowns that the models were wearing the first half of the evening.  The mohawk silhouette accentuated the models’ features, while the braids maintained a air of softness to ultimately create the ‘warrior princess’ look that you see below.


The second half of the event, the models changed into ready-to-wear looks from The Collection by eDrop-Off, and I switched up the hair by incorporating wigs of bobs in varying lengths to give the looks a more street style appeal.



 Hair by: Joseph Bartucci

Models: 10MGMT

spa week daily feature by ChiCityFashion

This week I was featured on Spa Week Daily courtesy of  Jena offers a slew of spa recommendations around Chicago, and was nice enough to mention my blow dry at Salon Buzz as “one that will change your life!”  Thanks Jena!