There is a good reason Sine Qua Non has four Chicago locations—it's simply one of the best. If the beautiful, immaculate salon locations, warm and skilled staff, and choice of complimentary fruit-infused water, wine or PBR don't sell you, the reasonable prices will. (Basic women's cuts start at $50!) You can also stop by to get a festival-ready braid ($36), or take advantage of a slew of other services, like brow waxing, shaping, lash tinting, threading, makeup application and more.
After a year in pandemic, it's time to start caring about your hair again. Since, you k'now, people can see you again. And because looking fly feels amazing. Hair salons in Chicago number in the thousands, but we know the best ones offer head-turning haircuts, color and blowouts. Here's the best of what we find Chicago has to offer, from everything across the spectrum of price. You can kiss the days of botched bobs and devastating dye jobs goodbye when you bookmark this list. Many even offer spa treatments, are combined with top nail salons, and offer plenty of beer and wine.