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Salon Lofts - Lincoln Square

Loft 3


About

I've been fortunate to turn a longtime hobby of mine into a wonderful career.  I spent many years as an educator teaching cutting and styling on stages and in salons across the US. I specialize in razor cuts, curly hair, classic cuts for men and creative color. Outside of the salon I am known for editorial styles. I love contributing to the beauty industry. I would not trade my journey as a stylist for anything. All of the people I have met behind the chair and through collaborations is priceless. Check out my Instagram page @hairbydot, and click Book to set up an appointment with me!

Products
  • Keune
  • Verb
  • CHI Enviro
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Dottie is an intuitive stylist with a great sense of what is being asked. She takes care of your hair and makes it look great. Love talking with her too!
Mariann G.
I have been going to Dottie for over 12 years or so, and I have followed her through four different salons and I am thrilled that she has now started her own independent salon. I cannot recommend Dottie enough. I repeatedly receive compliments on my haircut, and the experience of working with Dottie is always enjoyable. I almost always schedule my appointments on Friday, and it is always a great start to my weekend. Aside from a great haircut, Dottie is also excellent at providing a warm, friendly atmosphere!
Brian J.
Dottie is a professional hairstylist that actually listens to what her clients want, she restored my damaged hair and gave me a gorgeous style. She is well educated on all current trends and is able to create beauty and bring joy to her clients. Thank you Dottie.
Toni S.
I’ve been seeing Dottie across four different salons over many years. She is so intuitive in her work and has helped guide me toward more hip looks while recognizing what I can handle in terms of maintenance. I can’t imagine seeing anyone else. I think she is especially skilled with curly hair and with color!
Katelyn M.
Book an appointment with Dottie right now! You will not regret it. I no longer live in Chicago and I seriously can’t tell you how much I miss her cut/color and her company. Dottie cut my hair for 4 years and she did such an amazing job that I asked her to style my hair for my wedding (my hair was so beautiful). When it came time for my son’s first hair cut, it was Dottie that we trusted. ~Talia
Talia T.
I was once a scrappy hooligan, kicked out of the shire for unkempt hair (from years of glued liberty spikes & kool-aid dye jobs that had not fully washed out). Although I am still a long shot to be considered even an underdog for GQ's "Hunk of the Year", my hair has evolved to earn its street cred and respect in the professional world. To this I owe all credit to Dottie and her artistry and talent with the nature of hair. She is honest, compassionate, and dedicated to making you look and feel your best. Moreover, she is patient and professional with her clients. I have never felt blue about a haircut in the 8 years that I have been under her scissors. I trust her craft enough to walk in and say, "surprise me!" I highly recommend Dottie for all your hair's needs and wants. Check out her work - it speaks for itself. -Michael
Michael O.
I highly recommend Dottie. She really listens and gives the right suggestions. I always feel great after a fresh cut and they always last and look good great even while growing out.
Regina W.
I've been coming to Dottie for over 10 years and have followed her from salon to salon. I'm so glad she's got her own place now and I recommend her to as many people as possible. I don't know where my hair would be without the beautiful haircuts I get from her! I don't color my hair, but my friends that get theirs colored by Dottie always look incredible.
Rachel H.
Dottie has been cutting and coloring my hair for several years now and she's the only stylist who really GETS my hair. Whenever I want to try a new style or color and tell her what I want to do, she triple-checks that we're on the same page before doing anything because she wants to make sure she gives her clients EXACTLY the look they're trying to attain. And she's always honest with me about what my hair can and can't do, and what would look best for me. I'm never going anywhere else!
Michelle E.
I am not young, and I am not a city girl, but this near suburbs 63 year old chick has followed Dottie through many of her transitions, as she has followed me through mine. She took me from an overcolored damaged dry mess to a healthier state of hair, then took me through an illness with hair loss, now taking me into the greys, all the while working with and affirming and accentuating the natural gifts I have and making me feel positive about myself. Dottie studies your hair and asks about your lifestyle, thus working with you to find a great look that makes sense for you. She's open to experimenting but never pushes out of your comfort zone. She is the most intuitive stylist I have ever met. She's amazing with curly hair, and she is so calm and takes so much time when you're in that it truly feels like a spa experience, not just a hair experience. Can't say enough about her, I'm grateful and wishing her all the best in this new spot. OF COURSE I'M FOLLOWING HER AGAIN!
Maureen C.