Hands Down, These Are the Best Hair Salons in Chicago

Updated 05/17/17

As far as we're concerned, the changing of the seasons is our cue to mix it up in the hair department. If you're looking to do just that, the best hair salons in Chicago have got you covered. To figure out just where to get your seasonal makeover, we asked a few of Chicago's finest fashion and beauty bloggers to reveal the salons they count on time and time again for the perfect cut, color, or balayage.

Looking to go blond? Dennis Bartolomei Salon is known for creating gorgeously golden tresses. Want an asymmetrical bob à la Selena Gomez? Might we suggest The Hair Loft Ltd. Why not get a balayage-and-cut combo at Sine Qua Non? Whichever look you plan to try this summer, if you find yourself in the Chicago area, one of these salons can surely make it happen.

For the best hair salons in Chicago, keep on reading.

1. Dennis Bartolomei Salon

Laurie Leopold from 312 Beauty and Katie Niemiec from Little Black Blog agree that Dennis Bartolomei Salon is the place to go for hair color in Chicago. It's known for creating natural-looking color on all hair types, and Leopold says the salon is rather popular among blondes thanks to stylist Jordan Heidenwith, who is especially talented at painting platinum hues.

Dennis Bartolomei Salon
15 East Pearson Street #2, Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-7778

2. Civello Salon and Spa

"If you're looking to have the best scalp massage and most relaxing hair experience ever, Civello Salon and Spa is your place," says Niemiec. The salon delivers chic, editorial-like cuts and colors, and, Niemiec says, the essential oil head massage and complimentary cup of tea make for one luxurious experience.

Civello Salon and Spa
1001 West North Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 649-0707

3. Sine Qua Non Salon

"If you live in Chicago, you have little reason to go anywhere else than Sine Qua Non Salon," says Jess Keys from The Golden Girl blog. Upscale but not fussy, the salon also offers a top-notch cut for just $56, Keys says. And yes, that includes a complimentary glass of wine or PBR. Plus, according to Keys, Sine Qua Non sells their very own line of products that are completely vegan as well as sulfate- and paraben-free, so you know your hair is in good hands.

Sine Qua Non Salon
2038 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-4700

4. Blohaute

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If you're in need of a last-minute blow-dry or standout braid, Niemiec recommends getting the app Blohaute. While not technically a salon, this Chicago-based service delivers professional hairstyles via an on-demand stylist who comes straight to your door.

5. Tracy Adduci Salon

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Tracy Adduci Salon in River North can be described as a laid-back salon that delivers stellar haircuts. And while Leopold can only speak on behalf of stylist Valerie Meyers, she says that Meyers delivers cuts that tend to grow out well, meaning you only need about one to two trims a year.

Tracy Adduci Salon
408 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 595-3000

6. The Hair Loft Ltd

The Hair Loft Ltd. is a favorite among Niemiec's friends and co-workers, many of whom are loyal to the salon and have been getting their cuts and colors done there for several years, says Niemiec. And that's likely for good reason, as The Hair Loft Ltd. is known for its asymmetrical cuts and expertly painted colors of various hues.

The Hair Loft Ltd.
217 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 943-5435

The Hair Loft Ltd.
217 West Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 943-5435

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