The 5 Best Hair Salons in Chicago—Hands Down

Good hair in the Windy City.

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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, Chicago offers top-notch spas and salons for your transformation. 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 blonde? 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 NonSalons? Whichever look you plan to try, 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.

Dennis Bartolomei Salon

Katie Niemiec from Lincoln Lane Co. is convinced 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 the salon is rather popular among blondes thanks to stylist Jordan Heidenwith, who is especially talented at painting platinum hues. Single process color starts at $70 and highlights ranging from $90-$350. But trust us, it's worth the investment.

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

Sine Qua Non Salons

"If you live in Chicago, you have little reason to go anywhere else than Sine Qua Non Salons," 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 Salons 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 Salons - West Chicago
2038 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 252-4700

Sine Qua Non Salons - Lakeview
3417 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 404-8789

Sine Qua Non Salons - Andersonville
5057 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 649-0101


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.

Tracy Adduci Salon

Tracy Adduci Salon in River North can be described as a laid-back salon that delivers stellar haircuts. Stylist Valerie 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

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.
33 N. Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 243-5050

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