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Best Hair Salons
in Chicago

Why These Hair Salons?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored hair salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best hair salons in Chicago, IL.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks 585 357 17

Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa

Agnes O. Hair Design & Derma Spa provides hair care services in Chicago. The salon is known for its cutting-edge techniques as well as sophistication, glamour, and beauty. Clients have access to styling, color, straightening and smoothing treatments, and extensions as well as full waxing, facial and spa services, and makeup. Brides can also come in for hair and makeup or ask for on-site services.

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Arsova Salon

Arsova Salon is a Chicago-based boutique salon run by celebrity hair stylist and makeup artist Anita Arsova. Anita strives to provide a luxurious and inclusive salon experience to clients in and around the area with a fun and comfortable atmosphere. She and her team offer a wide range of hair and makeup services, specializing in hair extensions, balayage, and cut and color.

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B Square Salon

B Square Salon is a Chicago hair studio. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi, locker, and tea in the spacious salon while receiving cuts and finishes, coloring, perms, thermal reconditioning, deep conditioning, and special event updos and makeup. B Square always stays on top of European and Asian trends and is a specialty store for Milbon Japanese Straightening and Korea Ceramic Digital Perm.

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Cellar Door Salon & Studio

Cellar Door Salon & Studio is a hair salon serving Chicago residents. The team includes stylists who are trained by Kevin Murphy and as Keune educators and offers a full range of cuts, styling, multi-dimensional color, and balayage from junior stylists all the way up to specialists. Cellar Door follows eco-friendly practices, uses products that contain responsibly sourced ingredients from Kevin Murphy and Keune, and is a partner of Green Circle Salons.

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Joseph Michael’s Salon and Spa

Joseph Michael’s Salon and Spa is a Chicago hair salon. Stylists handle everything from cuts, styling, and color retouch to highlights, perms, relaxers, and updos. Keratin Express Treatment, Kérastase Luxury of Time Smoothing Treatment, and Kérastase Fusio Dose Treatment are also available. All clients receive a complementary consultation, and the spa provides nail care, makeup, and bridal services as well.

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Karen Marie Salon

Karen Marie Salon handles hair care services for Chicago residents. The sustainable shop features cuts, styling, deep conditioning, color, and makeup as well as Keratin Straightening treatment and hair extensions. Waxing services are also available, and brides have access to wedding updos, makeup, and an on-site stylist. Karen Marie Salon was featured as one of the top five salons for men by Chicago Magazine and as the Best Green Salon in 2015 from CS Chicago.

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Mr. Barber of Chicago

Mr. Barber of Chicago has been offering hair care in the Chicago area for over 15 years. Customers visit the shop for traditional haircuts for men and women as well as trendier styles, and all cuts come with a shampoo, hot lather neck shave for men, and a relaxing massage. Manicures and pedicures are also available for both men and women as well.

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Natural Elements Salon

Natural Elements Salon provides hair salon services in the Chicago area. Stylists are certified by the Board of American Certified Haircolorists and specialize in coloring as well as offer cutting and styling, texturizing, thermal relaxing, and updos. All hair services come with a shampoo and massage in the Shampoo Sanctuary. Special bridal services are also available along with facials, makeup, and waxing. Natural Elements has been featured in CS Chicago and Allure.

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Nomobo Salon

Nomobo Salon is a Chicago hair salon. The studio is known for staying on top of the latest trends, top-notch training, and attention to detail and offers cuts for men and women, bang trim, updos, curl or flat iron, color, highlights, gloss, ombre, and balayage. Clients can also come in for Keratin Express, Keratin Fringe, and conditioning treatment.

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Parto Naderi Creation de Beaute

Parto Naderi Creation de Beaute handles hair care services in Chicago. Guests have access to designer haircuts, cuts by Parto, extensions, partial and full highlights, color correction, perms, relaxers, Kérastase Treatments, Japanese Straightening System, and Keratin Treatments. Haircuts for men, children, and teens are also available as well as bridal services and other luxurious spa options for mind, body, and an enhanced self-image.

Chicago, IL 60654


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RED 7 SALON provides hair services in Chicago. The shop is known for its “Above and Beyond” service and handles cuts, styling, a wide range of color options, and extensions. Specialized treatments include Olaplex, KM TREAT.ME, and Natural Keratin Smoothing, and services by the co-owner and Master Stylist are also available. The salon has been widely featured in the media including in ELLE, Allure, Salon Today, Hair Wars, and on ABC.

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refleKTion Salon

refleKTion Salon is a sustainable hair salon serving the Chicago community. All clients first receive a free image consultation to discuss style, coloring, and budget, and offerings include cuts and styles, color touch-ups, gloss, and surface foil. The owner specializes in blondes, ombre and balayage, short textured cuts, and updos, and all stylists complete continuing education. refleKTion Salon is a certified Green Circle Salon and even recycles hair.

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Roots Hair Salon

Roots Hair Salon has been serving the Chicago area with hair care for 15 years. Customers can come in for haircuts and styling, special updos, a range of hair coloring options, and retexturizing services. The group is known for bringing out each client's natural beauty and for being green. The salon uses organic products, recycles trash, and recycles hair clippings through Matter of Trust. Additional services include makeup, massage, Reiki, waxing, and facials.

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Salon Blue

Salon Blue has been a Chicago hair salon since 1993. The shop is focused on the education and expertise of all stylists as well as on current trends and provides cuts, blowouts, styling, color, Keratin Smoothing Treatments, and makeup. Styling lessons, full waxing, and bridal services are also available, and Salon Blue's Express Menu allows for quick blowouts and makeup or a conditioning, lashes, or a brow shaping in just 15 minutes.

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Sine Qua Non Salon

Sine Qua Non Salon has been providing hair care services to the Chicago community since 1993. Clients frequent the salon for artistic haircuts, color jobs, hair styling, curly hair specialization, brow shaping, braiding, and skin care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. The studio has been featured in the media numerous times including as one of the Best Hair Salons by Chicago Magazine's Best of Chicago 2016.

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Strands & Trends Hair Salon

Strands & Trends Hair Salon has been serving Chicago residents with hair care since 2010. Patrons appreciate the cutting-edge styles as well as affordable prices and come to the shop for haircuts, styling, color and shine services, perms, smoothing, and ethnic hair services. Specialty treatments for hair and scalp are also available as well as children's and men's cuts, men's coloring, makeup, and facial waxing.

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Swerve Salon and Spa

Swerve Salon and Spa is a hair salon in Chicago. Services include bang trim, women's and men's cuts, children's cuts, conditioners, and extensions. Patrons also come in for Swerve's Red Carpet Ready service with special hair and makeup, Redken Color, Bridal services, and the Man Cave. Full waxing and lash extensions as well as skincare are also available.

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