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Top Ten Chicago Natural Hair Salons and Stylists

By September 4, 2009hair + beauty

  Let’s face it, it is not always easy to find a salon that specializes in natural hair. Often times salon visits end in heat damage, extra charges for styling natural hair, and the constant urge of your stylist to, ‘“Please just let me relax it.” We’ve all been through it before. If you are in the Chicagoland area, we’ve collected our top ten favorite salons, that specialize in caring for natural hair. These salons are all unique and all cater to the overall maintenance, styling, and growth of natural hair.   1. Huetiful Hair Salon team If you have ever used a huetiful hair steamer, then you are in for an even bigger treat when you visit the salon! The huetiful salon, in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood is all about healthy hair! Huetiful uses all of the latest products of their hair care line, and also utilizes their steamers for a variety of cleaning and deep conditioning options for clients. Huetiful salon also offers the convenience of booking appointments online.  With services ranging in price from $25-$175 you are sure to find something you love. Dying to know more? Check them out on their website below. 3428 S. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
866.708.7015   2. Toss the Hair Salon and Spa     models Located in the heart of the south loop, Toss is sure to turn heads. Focusing on analyzing the hair, to get it to its optimal healthy state, the stylist at Toss take their time to ensure each clients needs are met. Not only do they offer phenomenal natural hair care but also nail care, and spa services. You can contact Toss Salon to schedule an appointment via phone. Find out more below.

60 E 13th St Chicago, Il  60605 (312) 986-8677
3.Maxine Salon

Beautiful, innovative, and futuristic are a few words to describe Maxine Salon. Located right off Michigan Avenue, Maxine has a diverse group of stylists who are able to work with many different hair textures. Maxine also focuses on education, with stylists who have been educated globally. To top it all off, you can enjoy a glass of champagne while getting your blowout! You can book an appointment directly through the website or give them a call! MAXINE SALON 712 NORTH RUSH STREET CHICAGO, IL 60611 4. Afros and Baby Hair    c953458c3c68_1459852_720x540   Stylist Alecia, also known as Afros and Baby hair, started off doing research of natural hair, natural hair blogs and YouTube. Alecia has taken her knowledge from researching natural hair, to every salon she has worked in.  Currently working in Thrive Beauty Bar, Alecia educates her clients on the importance of natural hair and maintenance. Alecia offers consultations via Skype for her out of town clients, as well as in person. Her menu ranges from deep conditioning, to coloring and styling, and just about everything in between. Check her out below on her styleseat.

9222 S Stony Island

Chicago, IL 60617

at 92nd Pl in Calumet Heights

(312) 544-9311

  5. Glo On fa05fb_a66aaace608f4740bb586f1585e7a4f8.jpg_srz_323_418_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz Glo On is a  natural hair salon that specializes in cornrows, twist and loc maintenance, and many other amazing natural hair styles. In addition to their expertise in  natural hair , they also offer a discount program and workshops. Stylists have been featured in Ebony magazine and Black Enterprise. If you are looking to add length to your hair you can also purchase extensions on their website. This salon is by appointment only. You can learn more by checking out their website listed below. Tuesday – Friday 9AM-5PM
Saturday  7AM-7PM
Call (773) 910-3035 9AM – 4PM
email 24hrs: 6. HairLoveArt Studio   HairLoveArt Studio, a natural hair salon as creative and diverse as its name, is truly a gem of Chicago. If you are transitioning and ready to make the leap in to getting a big chop, HairloveArt actually has a “Big Chop Experience” listed on their menu. The big chop experience includes chop, detox cleanse, steam hydration, finishing shape, and a curl care lesson. In addition to the big chop experience, curl maintenance, styling, cutting and color is also listed on their style menu. If you are looking to learn more outside of the styling chair you can also attend a workshop, or view a video demonstration, on their website. 3032 W. Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622 773-417-6918   7. The Harriet Experiment Unknown-1 The Harriet Experiment, is truly a unique experience. With focus on natural healing, you are in for a real surprise. Aromatherapy and natural oils are used in hair treatments, to maintain an all around natural take on natural hair care. Stylist Emon Fowler, gives each new client a consultation to ensure they receive the best results. Appointments can be made online below. 820 East 44th Street, ChicagoIL 60653 708) 441-1696 8. Darya’s Natural Haircare     Darya2-bantuknots_920x380_scaled_cropp Darya’s Natural Hair salon, located in the heart of Chicago is one to look out for!  Darya’s salon menu includes loc starting, loc maintenance, sew in’s perfect for protective styling, spiral rod sets for natural hair, braids and trimming, along with many other trendy hair styles that are perfect for the natural diva on the go! Darya also has natural hair workshops that she facilitates herself, aimed at teaching women the ends and outs of natural hair care. You can schedule an appointment online,  or by calling.

2043 w Grand Ave

Chicago, IL


9. Twisted Roots Salon l   Twisted Roots, is an innovative natural hair salon located on Chicago’s east side. The salon has an extensive menu that offers haircuts for men, women, and children, as well as locs, braids, loc extensions, repair, and maintenance. Services also include eyebrow waxing, manicures and pedicures, as well as natural hair styling including, hair extensions and hair styling. If you are looking for all around maintenance, be sure to check them out! 701 east 75th st Chicago, IL 773-895-4968

10. Darrell “razerrell” J


Head instructor and manager at Ultimate Touch Barber College, and head barber at Yehia and Co Hair Salon, Darrell has been making moves in Chicago. When he is not traveling out of town to cater to his celebrity clients, he is competing in hair competitions, teaching up and coming barbers the ins and outs of barber artistry, and servicing his Chicago clients. Darrell has a natural knack for cutting men and women’s natural hair of all textures, Rell is definitely a barber to check out in Chicago. For pictures of his work and more info visit his instagram


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Ashley Renee is a licensed esthetician, Mac makeup artist, natural hair enthusiast, writer and poet from Chicago, follow her on Instagram @Ashleyvsrenee!