Chopped or trimmed, colored or styled, a new hairdo can make you feel like a rockstar. But, pick the wrong place and you could end up hiding indoors with a bad hairdo. Or worse, you’ll have to spend a good amount of money to fix a bad cut, color or style. Thankfully we’ve got a list of some of the best hair salons in Chicago with reviews to guide you. These salons have expert stylists, the only spots we can trust when it comes to our tresses.
1. Anthony Cristiano Salon
Address: Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago, 401 N Wabash Ave, Level 1M Suite B, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
This salon is incredible! Darrian has been cutting my hair and he is absolutely amazing!!!! I get a hair cut every four months. That is how wonderful his hair cuts are. He is very professional and incredible at what he does! This salon is one of the best hair salons in Chicago, totally worth every penny spent.
2. Art + Science Salon
Address: 1554 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago
Art + Science is the second salon I tried after moving to Chicago in 2015. I have found my spot and it’s everything a quality salon should be. After scouring Yelp reviews and checking out websites, I decided to give Art + Science a try as it is considered as one of the best hair salons in Chicago. It is evident from their thoughtfully designed website, hip and trendy photos and Yelp reviews that a high level of service and professionalism could be expected. I was not disappointed!
3. Penny Lane Salon
Address: 2693 Preston Rd, Frisco, TX 75034, United States
Christine, one of two founders of Penny Lane Salon, gave me a style performance which has moved me. Having had 3 bad cuts in the last few years and never being able to achieve my “look”, all it took was few minutes in a chair at Penny Lane Salon to finally achieve a look which best expresses my personal style. I truly am impressed with Christine, Penny Lane Salon is truly one of the best hair salons in Chicago, and the price point was perfect. I have paid and not received this level of service at other salons, but now my hair, my personal style, has found a new home.
4. Asha Salonspa Bucktown
Address: 1808 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
I have had multiple facials and cleanings before and my skin never felt and looked better than after having a facial with Allison at Asha Salon Spa. From the moment I stepped in for the consultation, she was so personable and set an amazing relaxing mood. The process was amazing and she was really detail oriented. I loved the mini face massage that she did , her hands are heavenly when it came to extractions it was the just perfect, to the point that I thought she was using a tool and was surprised to know it was her hands. I am so pleased with my experience that I plan on booking an appointment at this salon spa monthly as this is one of the best hair salons in Chicago and I’m excited to see what other services she does.
5. Lumination Salon
Address: 3355 N Lincoln Ave Suite 2 Chicago
Phone: (773) 456-4415
Industry veteran Adam Bogucki’s Lumination Salon brings a new concept to Chicago’s beauty scene and probably is one of the best hair salons in Chicago . Adam has been cutting and coloring my hair since 2010. He does amazing work. I appreciate that he takes extra time to educate me about products and techniques to recreate the same look on my own. I love Adam’s new space at Lumination. It’s private, relaxing, and upscale but unpretentious.
6. The Bird’s Nest Salon
Address: 3131 W Logan Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647, United States
The Bird’s Nest Salon is one of the best hair salons in Chicago It has everything from the decor and the Logan Monument park as a nice backdrop. For someone that is impatient when it comes to sitting in a chair for hours on end getting foils, Chelsea was amazing and it was a quick and painless process.
7. Smith and Davis Salon
Address: 735 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
Smith & Davis is the best hair salon in Chicago – hands down. Stevie helped me make a major change but was realistic about the outcome compared to my expectations. Not many stylists will walk you through a process like she will with total honesty and concern for the integrity of your hair.
8. George the Salon
Address: 3rd fl., 945 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
George Gonzalez had many celebrity clients such as Oprah and Cindy Crawford, just to give you an idea, so it’s no surprise his posh, award-winning salon is one of the best hair salons in Chicago. Aside from a full menu of cutting, coloring, and styling offerings, the salon has also expanded its service menu to offer facials and waxing.
9. Delle Amiche Salon
Address: 980 N Michigan Ave #250, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Delle Amiche is the best hair salons in Chicago. They have a wonderful staff & each person specializes in something unique! Curly haircuts, chemical straightening, eyelash extensions, “natural blonde” color, hair extensions! Something for everyone!
10. Pixie Salon
Address: 1645 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, United States
I love Pixie Salon! There’s no doubt about it and I am positive that all of the stylists are excellent. Kim Freyermuth is the best, I have been a client of hers for about 17 years, following her from Hair Cuttery on Clark to Hair Cuttery on Milwaukee (where she was the manager), to all of the other salons she has worked at. I get so many compliments on my style and my color all thanks to Kim Freyermuth. Pixie Salon has excellent services and friendly environment, all the stylists here are very talented and according to me is one of the best hair salons in Chicago
11. Chicago Avenue Salon
Address: 1941 W Chicago Ave #4, Chicago, IL 60622, United States
The Chicago Avenue Salon is one of the best hair salons in Chicago I’ve ever been to. Everyone was so nice!!! I had the keratin treatment done to my hair by Aaron and I’m so incredibly happy with how it turned out! He was very patient (it was about a 2-hour process) and made sure he got every strand. He was so kind and I was so confident that my hair was in great hands. It used to take hours to get my huge frizzy hair styled but now all I have to do is wash it and it’ll air dry into a perfect wave.
12. Salon 1800
Address: 1133 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
My first attempt to find a new salon in the city and I nailed it with Salon 1800. Their awesome customer service speaks for itself as soon as you call to make an appointment. The staff is always very friendly, helpful and accommodating. They always give you a courtesy call a day or two days prior to your appointment to make sure you are still able to make it. You can also sign up to receive text message reminders of your appointment. Salon 1800 is probably one of the best hair salons in Chicago.
13. Lavender Park Salon
Address: 2537 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, United States
One of the best hair salons in Chicago hands down. The way I heard about Lavender Park is a bit random, but it all started when I spotted a girl with a great short haircut and stopped her to ask about her salon. She said she went to Lavender Park and I immediately made an appointment for a color and short cut with the owner: Jane. She listened to my initial thoughts before mixing up colors and providing recommendations on styling. Fully trusting in her paid off, as she did a beautiful, natural Balayage and a sleek cut. To this day one of the best colors and styles I’ve ever had.
14. Maxine Salon
Address: 712 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Amazing experience from start to finish, I have found my ‘forever hair home’. This is one of the best hair salons in Chicago I’ve ever been to. Reservations: I was warmly greeted by a gentlemen when I called to schedule my first appointment. I explained what I was looking to have done, he NEVER rushed me and scheduled my services. It was refreshing to speak to a salon that was kind and accommodating vs pretentious and rude. He booked me with Josh (color) Sanda (cut) based on my needs. I’m so Fing glad he did… They are hair Gods.
13. Michael & Michael Salon
Address: 365 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
Felt like a celeb walking out of this place. Amazing service, friendly stylists, and super chic modern layout/decor. Comfortable, serves drinks and really convenient location. I’ve gotten at least 10 compliments on my hair since I got back and have been telling all of my colleagues to go see Joseph 🙂 he listened and gave good advice, and recommendations for what I’ve been trying to accomplish!