Best Hair Salons in Chicago

Why These Hair Salons?

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

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Chicago Male

Chicago Male is a locally operated hair salon that services male and female clients in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Its team of hair experts has 45 years of combined experience in executing hair cuts and styles that are either classic or contemporary. Their cutting services include beard and mustache trims, ear and neckline cleanups, and precision cuts and styles. In addition, the team at Chicago Male offers hair color and treatment services.

3418 North Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60657

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Hairlab Chicago

For over 45 years, Hairlab Chicago has been providing tailored options of natural hair care and rejuvenation services throughout Chicago. Debbie and Chanel formed Hairlab Chicago in response to their personal experience with the effects of hair loss to help others who are suffering from the same symptoms. The salon provides treatment solutions for hair loss, thinning hair, restoration, and replacement. Hairlab Chicago also offers hair integration systems, wigs, and treatment services for scalps.

281 North Waukegan Road
Northfield, IL 60093

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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.

Chicago, IL 60647


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.

Chicago, IL 60614


Salon Hex

Salon Hex is a Chicago-based hair salon dedicated to helping customers become even more beautiful in their special events and everyday life. Salon Hex offers a wide range of hairstyling services such as standard hair cuts, single process colorings, highlighting, blowouts, and bridal hair styling. The salon is also known for its balayage and ombre technique and color correction process which provides customers with more freedom in styling their hair.

1821 West Hubbard Street
Chicago, IL 60622

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