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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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