With the huge selection of salons in Chicago, it can be a daunting task to find one that fits your style and budget. Following a plan to help you evaluate each salon will go a long way towards picking the best salon for you.
A good first step is to ask your family and friends- especially those friend whose hair always looks great. You can also research salons online, paying close attention to what customers write in their reviews. Pictures posted by the salons and their customers can help you learn about the styles they can do and how well they can do them. Calling the salons beforehand, or dropping by if possible, will give you an idea of whether the staff is friendly and if the salon is clean and up to date. If you like what you see, book a consultation to talk to a stylist so you can get an idea of their skills and aesthetics.
Once you've narrowed down your options, remember to be realistic with your expectations, and understand what can and can't reasonably be done with your hair type. Choosing practically from the salons in Lakeview East will help you find something you're sure to be satisfied with.