There are several high-end hair salons in Chicago, but there are a couple of celebrity hairstylists in the city that really stand out. I’m sharing a list of hair stylists who have cut the hair of Victoria Secret models, movie stars, Chicago television personalities -- even President Obama!
Whether you want to try something new like pink hair or a blunt bob -- or you just want to freshen up your current look, you will feel red-carpet ready with these Chicago-based celebrity hairstylists.
Celebrity Hairstylists in Chicago --Tested & Approved
Paul Rehder Salon
70 E Walton St.
Price of a haircut: $200 for first-time clients then $120 for females and $65 for males
From politicians to athletes and movie stars, Jillian Seely has a lengthy list of celebrity clients. She has cut hair for President Barack Obama, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and even Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Jillian has decades of industry experience and a reputation as one of Chicago’s top hairdressers.
I had a great experience with Jillian! She refreshed my look with long layers and added a long bang which gave me an updated style. I loved learning about her background and her new product line, Hair Health, which is expected to launch in 2019.
You can find her at Paul Rehder Salon, which fits perfectly among the luxury shops of Walton Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.
Anthony Cristiano Salon
401 N. Wabash Ave.
Price of a haircut: $375 for female; $200 for male
The Chicagoland native has more than 20 years of high fashion experience. This includes being published in Vogue and styling celebrities like supermodel GiGi Hadid, actress Demi Moore and singer Mariah Carey. Hairstylists fly from all over to learn from this master hair stylist. If you can’t afford a cut or color with Anthony Cristiano, you can request another stylist at his salon whom he trained.
At first I was skeptical that a haircut could truly be worth $375 -- but my long-layered haircut with Anthony was beyond expectations. Anthony had a calming nature about him, and watching him meticulously cut my hair felt like witnessing a true artist at work. I left his salon feeling like a million bucks! (You can read more about the technique for my haircut with Anthony Cristiano here.)
Anthony’s salon is 3,400 square-feet with a minimalist, sleek design and huge windows overlooking the Chicago River. With such sweeping views, it has to be one of the most stunning salons in the country.
300 N Elizabeth St #210C
Price of a haircut: $100 for female; $60 for male
This up-and-coming hairstylist is making a name for herself in the Windy City. Amy Geister's celebrity client list includes NBC’s Chicago Med star, Yaya DaCosta; MLB Player, Kerry Wood; NBC 5 Meteorologist Kalee Dionne, and many more. She even did actor Adam DeVine’s hair while he was in Chicago to promote the Hollywood hit, Pitch Perfect! Amy is also a master colorist with an impressive knack for balayage and blonde hair.
Amy has cut and colored my hair multiple times, and I always leave feeling fantastic! She even did balayage for my wedding and styled an elegant updo for my bridal portraits (read that post for three reasons you need bridal portraits!).
Not only is Amy a rockstar hairstylist, she is such a sweetheart and also the co-owner of SalonDJ in the West Loop. Be sure to check out my full post about Salon DJ which includes videos showcasing this innovative salon which offers headshot photography services in house.
Treat yourself to a celeb-worthy haircut!
You should definitely consider any of these stylists if you are looking for an impeccable cut or color! All of these Chicago-based hairstylists do an amazing job. But don't take my word for it! There is a whole list of celebs who trust their locks in the hands of these talented Chicago hairstylists.
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