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Hello everyone!  My name is Cyndi Hyams and I have been a master stylist for over 25 years at an upscale salon in Evanston.  I began my hair journey at Pivot Point in Chicago and throughout the years, have continued to study with some of the best artists in the industry:  Vidal Sassoon, Vivienne MacKinder, Bumble & Bumble, Jet Rhys, American Crew, Arrojo Razor...to name a few.  I also had the privilege of teaching for the international cutting/styling team of MOP (Modern Organic Product) for 7 years and worked at New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week.

The best part of what I do is making my guests feel special in my chair and creating wonderful relationships by tailoring your experience based on your needs

When I'm not at CJ Studios I love to hang out with my son (when he is home from college), play my guitar, ride my bike, read, ride horses, work out and I LOVE to cook and love to share recipes.



 Perks of Highland Park:


-Only 12 miles from Evanston

-Free 2-hr parking on street

-Free 3-hr parking in small lot across the street

-1 block from Metra

Referral colorists: Barbara Bodily and Judith Perez (I have worked with both of these fine colorists and they have their own salon loft space in my building)


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I have been following Cyndi from her various salons for more years than I can remember. She is a fabulous stylist (thus the following) and an incredibly warm and inviting person. She has followed my hair journey from short to long, from straight to curly, from red to whatever color my hair seems to be right now, and she never misses a beat. She also cuts my husband’s hair (very picky) and two of my 20 something girls. They always get compliments on their cuts and get asked who cuts them. I love her new place, especially in Covid times. It feels clean, safe and a welcome respite from a noisy salon environment. Book a service with Cyndi. You will thank me. Lisa
Lisa L.
Just got another great haircut from Cyndi at her new Highland Park location. Great location in downtown HP with lots of free parking. Immaculately clean salon that follows all the Covid safety measures for distancing and sanitizing. Cyndi’s space is cool and stylish, just like her. She’s been cutting my hair for about 25 years and always figures out how to make my weird wavy/curly hair look terrific. If she moved to Mars, I’d still go to Cyndi!
Kim M.
Walking into Cyndi's Space at Salon Lofts is liking stepping into a very good friend's home. You are greeted with enthusiasm and calm at the same time. You are the sole focus of Cyndi in her space and it is a wonderful change from a hectic and loud salon. Getting to the hair part! I'll follow Cyndi wherever she goes. She is that good. She listens, is patient when I want to make changes (which is often ;0) ) and gently explains why something may or may not be in my best interest. I trust her and am always very happy
Catherine B.
Jumping on the bandwagon of testimonials here - I came for Cyndi a dozen years ago for her talent for managing my challenging hair and stayed for her charm! Can't imagine going to anyone else, love the new place and the stress-free parking is icing on the cake.
Katsy J.
Have followed Cyndi around the Northshore for years and am thrilled with her new space! It’s sleek and stylish and I couldn’t have felt more comfortable. I love the more personal touch of being the only one in the space and being able to chat while Cyndi works her magic. Run don’t walk to her fab new space!!!!
Barbara S.
Cyndi has been cutting and styling my hair for about 15 years. I will follow her anywhere. She truly is a magician when it comes to cutting hair. Mine is complicated. I have a lot of it and it tends to grow out as opposed to down. She has mastered the beast! Many years ago I had a total train wreck of a haircut for a movie I shot. I showed up the next day to Cyndi and she fixed it. Boom. And on top of all of that--she is kind and funny and lovely. Her new salon is inviting and clean and beautiful. I'm grateful for her!
Heidi K.
Cyndi is incredible at what she does and I trust her implicitly with my hair. We have been together for years and have forged a friendship along the way. I can not recommend her enough to my friends and people who inquire where I get my haircut.
Dori B.
Nobody cuts bangs like Cyndi! Her cuts are always stylish while easy to manage - and they grow out beautifully. Somehow she manages to take a suggestion and turn it into a masterpiece. Her new space is completely COVID secure and is welcoming for anyone. Parking is a breeze (and free). I'm so glad that she is doing what she loves in the most welcoming of settings. I can't wait for my next visit!"
Peggy A.