About

I am a highly skilled master hair colorist and texture specialist with 20+ years of experience. I started my career at TRIO Salon in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago and was fortunate to learn from some of the top colorists/scientists in the industry. After 11 years with TRIO Salon, I worked at Beauty and Balance Salon in Kenilworth, IL for 6 years. I'm excited for this next step in my career as a studio salon owner in order to have one-on-one quality time with my guests and provide a completely personalized service!

I view hair as a canvas on which to paint a customized palette. My favorite thing to do with hair color is to create a natural look, whether covering grey, highlighting, or balayage. I prefer that others not be able to recognize that my guests have had their hair colored!  My goal is to elevate my guests inside and out. Inner beauty is your job; I do the rest!

"High-end hair without the high-end attitude."

How to arrive for your appointment:

 

ALL OVER HAIR COLOR; SINGLE PROCESS

Please arrive with clean dry hair washed within the last 2 days with minimal styling products. For best results, I also recommend using a clarifying shampoo such as Unite Weekender to remove any product buildup that would affect your hair’s ability to receive the hair color. Please do not shampoo within 12 hours of your appointment in order to lessen scalp sensitivity. FOR OPTIMAL GREY COVERAGE, PLEASE ARRIVE AT YOUR APPOINTMENT WITH ANY ROOT COVER/CONCEALER WASHED OFF OF YOUR HAIR. The time required to clean your hair before coloring it is not built into the service timing. 

 

HIGHLIGHTING or BALAYAGE

Please arrive with clean dry hair washed within the last 2 days with minimal styling products. Also, for the most customized highlight placement, it is best for me to see your hair as you normally style it. I prefer that you arrive with your hair styled and not in a ponytail. 

 

KERATIN or BRAZILIAN BLOWOUT

These services will begin with me shampooing your hair; there is nothing you need to do to prepare your hair.

 

*Please wear a shirt without a collar to your hair color appointment!

 

Late Fee & No Show Policy

 

When you reserve an appointment with me, you are agreeing to the minimum service price for that appointment, with the understanding that pricing is on an “and up” basis. If your late arrival prevents me from performing the full service in the time allotted for your appointment, I reserve the right to charge you in full for the service, reschedule you with a late arrival fee, or charge you a no show fee.  In the event that you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you will need to be rescheduled and you will be charged a late fee of half the price of the service. 

No shows are unacceptable and cause me to lose money. If you no show your appointment, you will be charged the full price of the service, as I would be unable to fill that appointment slot. My no show terms are non-negotiable and at my discretion. 

 

Cancellation Policy

 

Please read my cancellation policy carefully. By booking, you care accepting these terms. I require 24 hour notice when cancelling or rescheduling an appointment. Cancelling or rescheduling after that time frame will result in a cancellation fee of half the cost of the appointment. 

 

No Kids Policy

 

As I don’t have a dedicated safe space for children in my salon, it can be dangerous for them because of the hot tools and chemicals within reach. Having kids in the salon while you’re receiving a service is not only a safety risk to them, but also a liability issue with my business, so it isn’t allowed under any circumstances.

 

After your appointment

 

After your service is completed, if you feel that you need an adjustment or that something isn’t quite right, please contact me via email or text within 7 days of the service. Please remember, especially with grey coverage, that regrowth will appear within a week or two, as hair grows on average about 1/2 an inch per month.

 

 

Products
  • Unite
  • Keratin Complex
  • Brazilian Blowout
Testimonials Leave Testimonial
Barbara is a pleasure. She is skilled and kind and the best colorist I’ve ever met. I will follow her to the moon and back. Thanks for helping me look my best, Barbara!
Margalit T.
Barbara is an outstanding colorist! She is extremely talented, professional, and devoted to her clients. Conscientious, concerned and creative, Barbara is THE BEST! ~Erin M.
Erin M.