Rev. Billy's Chop Shop

★★★★☆
Quality services and products at affordable prices! We pride ourselves on keeping you funky and fun at affordable prices! =AGE 13 & UP ONLY=
  • 4314 N. Lincoln Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60618

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  • 773-248-2887

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Big Hair is a unique salon where freedom of expression is the norm. Its always a friendly environment, but do not expect the typical posh stylist to greet you. Expect to see pink hair, tatoos, and an alternative atmosphere with a unique environment. I have always gotten excellent hair cuts there with great conversation from the staff.

If you do prefer a certain stylist, sometimes it can be a longer wait since they typically go by "first come first serve" with the next available stylist open to take you, but even with that, they are all good.

Enter if you are looking for something different with your hair cut experience. You wont be dissapointed!

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★★★★☆

Big Hair is a unique salon where freedom of expression is the norm. Its always a friendly environment, but do not expect the typical posh stylist to greet you. Expect to see pink hair, tatoos, and an alternative atmosphere with a unique environment. I have always gotten excellent hair cuts there with great conversation from the staff.

If you do prefer a certain stylist, sometimes it can be a longer wait since they typically go by "first come first serve" with the next available stylist open to take you, but even with that, they are all good.

Enter if you are looking for something different with your hair cut experience. You wont be dissapointed!

Pros: Simple walk-in appointments

Cons: If busy its first come first serve

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I don't remember who I had but she was a sweetheart. Everyone in there was really nice. I went with my roommate for a walk-in and neither of us were too happy with our haircuts. My roommate has short straight hair and I have long big frizzy curly hair. The girl kept my hair long like I asked but the top layer was WAY too short and the whole cut was just kind of awkward. Maybe it'll work better for other people. Wasn't terrible... and the price was incredible

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★★★☆☆

I don't remember who I had but she was a sweetheart. Everyone in there was really nice. I went with my roommate for a walk-in and neither of us were too happy with our haircuts. My roommate has short straight hair and I have long big frizzy curly hair. The girl kept my hair long like I asked but the top layer was WAY too short and the whole cut was just kind of awkward. Maybe it'll work better for other people. Wasn't terrible... and the price was incredible

Pros: Price, staff, atmosphere

Cons: mediocre haircut.

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This place is a DUMP! It looks like a teenager threw-up in it! Yes it has been around for over 20 years and it hasn't been clean for almost 20yrs as well. Here's what you can expect...majority of stylists who know what they are doing but don't have the tools or products to meet your needs. The owner not only believes that everyone and anyone is stealing from her she is always completely understocked and the stylists have to "make do" with what's available. They mix color in hopes of achieving the results you are looking for--mostly a "wing and a prayer" Not only is the salon constantly understocked the owner waters down EVERYTHING from processing solutions, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap to even the hand lotion in the bathroom. She buys all her products from thrift stores, Sally's or Beauty Alliance and only when they are on sale and close to expiration date then doubles or triples the price to sell to her customers. To say this place is a "dump" would be an understatement and truly is a disgrace to the Roscoe Village community. If you dare to go then be sure to give your tip directly to your stylists as the owner routinely cheats her employees out of their due pay.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a DUMP! It looks like a teenager threw-up in it! Yes it has been around for over 20 years and it hasn't been clean for almost 20yrs as well. Here's what you can expect...majority of stylists who know what they are doing but don't have the tools or products to meet your needs. The owner not only believes that everyone and anyone is stealing from her she is always completely understocked and the stylists have to "make do" with what's available. They mix color in hopes of achieving the results you are looking for--mostly a "wing and a prayer" Not only is the salon constantly understocked the owner waters down EVERYTHING from processing solutions, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap to even the hand lotion in the bathroom. She buys all her products from thrift stores, Sally's or Beauty Alliance and only when they are on sale and close to expiration date then doubles or triples the price to sell to her customers. To say this place is a "dump" would be an understatement and truly is a disgrace to the Roscoe Village community. If you dare to go then be sure to give your tip directly to your stylists as the owner routinely cheats her employees out of their due pay.

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"This place is a DUMP! It looks like a teenager threw-up in it! Yes it has been around for over 20 years and it hasn't been clean for almost 20yrs as well. Here's what you can expect...majority of stylists who know what they are doing but don't have the tools or products to meet your needs. The owner not only believes that everyone and anyone is stealing from her she is always completely understocked and the stylists have to "make do" with what's available. They mix color in hopes of achieving the results you are looking for--mostly a "wing and a prayer" Not only is the salon constantly understocked the owner waters down EVERYTHING from processing solutions, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap to even the hand lotion in the bathroom. She buys all her products from thrift stores, Sally's or Beauty Alliance and only when they are on sale and close to expiration date then doubles or triples the price to sell to her customers. To say this place is a "dump" would be an understatement and truly is a disgrace to the Roscoe Village community. If you dare to go then be sure to give your tip directly to your stylists as the owner routinely cheats her employees out of their due pay."

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★☆☆☆☆

"This place is a DUMP! It looks like a teenager threw-up in it! Yes it has been around for over 20 years and it hasn't been clean for almost 20yrs as well. Here's what you can expect...majority of stylists who know what they are doing but don't have the tools or products to meet your needs. The owner not only believes that everyone and anyone is stealing from her she is always completely understocked and the stylists have to "make do" with what's available. They mix color in hopes of achieving the results you are looking for--mostly a "wing and a prayer" Not only is the salon constantly understocked the owner waters down EVERYTHING from processing solutions, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap to even the hand lotion in the bathroom. She buys all her products from thrift stores, Sally's or Beauty Alliance and only when they are on sale and close to expiration date then doubles or triples the price to sell to her customers. To say this place is a "dump" would be an understatement and truly is a disgrace to the Roscoe Village community. If you dare to go then be sure to give your tip directly to your stylists as the owner routinely cheats her employees out of their due pay."

Pros: this salon is lucky to the stylists it does compared to what they have to live with

Cons: dirty, dirty,dirty and watered down products

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I am that picky girl..the type that knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid to go back if it's not right..on the other hand I am the first person to compliment a job 'well done'..that's why I need to mention Queenie. I have to admit when I walked into Big Hair that I was a little intimidated by the atmosphere..I normally tend to lean towards a salon environment, but TIME CONSTRAINTS and FUNDS the other weekend forced me to grasp at straws and go completely out of the box on a referral from a friend...I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!!! Queenie was awesome-she listened to exactly what I wanted and did it perfectly-keeping me entertained the whole time!! I felt like I knew her forever and didn't feel uncomfortable expressing how I wanted the color to look..The cut is great and my color looks so natural-I have gotten so many compliments and I still can't believe how inexpensive everything was..Big Hair has def got a return customer!

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★★★★★

I am that picky girl..the type that knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid to go back if it's not right..on the other hand I am the first person to compliment a job 'well done'..that's why I need to mention Queenie. I have to admit when I walked into Big Hair that I was a little intimidated by the atmosphere..I normally tend to lean towards a salon environment, but TIME CONSTRAINTS and FUNDS the other weekend forced me to grasp at straws and go completely out of the box on a referral from a friend...I WAS PLEASANTLY SURPRISED!!! Queenie was awesome-she listened to exactly what I wanted and did it perfectly-keeping me entertained the whole time!! I felt like I knew her forever and didn't feel uncomfortable expressing how I wanted the color to look..The cut is great and my color looks so natural-I have gotten so many compliments and I still can't believe how inexpensive everything was..Big Hair has def got a return customer!

Pros: Queenie and COST!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: Unfortunately I don't live close <--but worth the trip!!

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I had a fabulous stylist but heard that she left big hair , so I decided to try someone new. First of all, the last time I was there I guess I was too talkative to realize how dirty the place is.. the jars that the combs are kept in are hideous and have things floating in them, not to mention that there is dusty clutter everywhere and I don't even want to start on the bathroom. Second, the stylist I had was on the phone most of the time she was cutting my hair and had no concern for my comfort . If that wasn't enough, her children were at work with her, tugging at her arm and whining while she was actively cutting my hair! I have never been so insulted! She didn't listen to what I wanted at all, but seemed very attentive when it was time to pay.. This place just isn't what it used to be.. they have no right charging people $20 for such unsanitary and unprofessional business practices.. Id pay $5 at the most. Whoever owns this place should sell it to someone who knows how to run a business. Its in a great area, but I'm sure it is the embarrassment of the neighborhood.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had a fabulous stylist but heard that she left big hair , so I decided to try someone new. First of all, the last time I was there I guess I was too talkative to realize how dirty the place is.. the jars that the combs are kept in are hideous and have things floating in them, not to mention that there is dusty clutter everywhere and I don't even want to start on the bathroom. Second, the stylist I had was on the phone most of the time she was cutting my hair and had no concern for my comfort . If that wasn't enough, her children were at work with her, tugging at her arm and whining while she was actively cutting my hair! I have never been so insulted! She didn't listen to what I wanted at all, but seemed very attentive when it was time to pay.. This place just isn't what it used to be.. they have no right charging people $20 for such unsanitary and unprofessional business practices.. Id pay $5 at the most. Whoever owns this place should sell it to someone who knows how to run a business. Its in a great area, but I'm sure it is the embarrassment of the neighborhood.

Pros: none

Cons: TERRIBLE SERVICE, bad haircut

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I got married last weekend and couldn't afford the $200 or higher price tag every other salon was trying to pin on me for hair and makeup. I love Big Hair for my regular hair needs, so I thought I'd just "settle" for a normal hair-do at Big Hair for my big day. Amber did my hair and make-up and I must say that my hair turned out GORGEOUS, and my make-up did, too! I have never felt so beautiful and glamorous and every one of my guests raved about how beautiful I looked, asking for the name of my stylist. Amber and the folks at Big Hair went above and beyond and I couldn't be happier. My mom (who paid) was thrilled, too, that it less was than half the price of everywhere else. Go to Big Hair!

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★★★★★

I got married last weekend and couldn't afford the $200 or higher price tag every other salon was trying to pin on me for hair and makeup. I love Big Hair for my regular hair needs, so I thought I'd just "settle" for a normal hair-do at Big Hair for my big day. Amber did my hair and make-up and I must say that my hair turned out GORGEOUS, and my make-up did, too! I have never felt so beautiful and glamorous and every one of my guests raved about how beautiful I looked, asking for the name of my stylist. Amber and the folks at Big Hair went above and beyond and I couldn't be happier. My mom (who paid) was thrilled, too, that it less was than half the price of everywhere else. Go to Big Hair!

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I got married last weekend and couldn't afford the $200 or higher price tag every other salon was trying to pin on me for hair and makeup. I love Big Hair for my regular hair needs, so I thought I'd just "settle" for a normal hair-do at Big Hair for my big day. Amber did my hair and make-up and I must say that my hair turned out GORGEOUS, and my make-up did, too! I have never felt so beautiful and glamorous and every one of my guests raved about how beautiful I looked, asking for the name of my stylist. Amber and the folks at Big Hair went above and beyond and I couldn't be happier. My mom (who paid) was thrilled, too, that it less was than half the price of everywhere else. Go to Big Hair!

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★★★★★

I got married last weekend and couldn't afford the $200 or higher price tag every other salon was trying to pin on me for hair and makeup. I love Big Hair for my regular hair needs, so I thought I'd just "settle" for a normal hair-do at Big Hair for my big day. Amber did my hair and make-up and I must say that my hair turned out GORGEOUS, and my make-up did, too! I have never felt so beautiful and glamorous and every one of my guests raved about how beautiful I looked, asking for the name of my stylist. Amber and the folks at Big Hair went above and beyond and I couldn't be happier. My mom (who paid) was thrilled, too, that it less was than half the price of everywhere else. Go to Big Hair!

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I went in wanting to completely change my hair color. I walked in with black hair and red strands in the front. I showed Megan (the stylist) pictures of the haircut I wanted it and told her that I wanted to change the color to a brown with bleached strands. I told her about my little hair defects, like a colic I have on the top back part of my head. She cut my hair exactly how I wanted it (even better) and cut in a way that the colic worked with my haircut... now the hair standing up naturally looks like it was done on purpose. I've rarely walked out of a salon being 100% satisfied with the whole experience. The color looks great as well... I definitely recommend BIG HAIR... especially MEGAN!!!

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★★★★★

I went in wanting to completely change my hair color. I walked in with black hair and red strands in the front. I showed Megan (the stylist) pictures of the haircut I wanted it and told her that I wanted to change the color to a brown with bleached strands. I told her about my little hair defects, like a colic I have on the top back part of my head. She cut my hair exactly how I wanted it (even better) and cut in a way that the colic worked with my haircut... now the hair standing up naturally looks like it was done on purpose. I've rarely walked out of a salon being 100% satisfied with the whole experience. The color looks great as well... I definitely recommend BIG HAIR... especially MEGAN!!!

Pros: Megan is great, the prices are great,

Cons: Parking is bad and there aren't any train stations near by...It's a little far for me but I'm definitely going back

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I've tried over the past 6 months to visit a specific stylist for a walk-in hair appointment. Since only color can be made by appointment, haircuts must be walkins. On several occassions, I have tried to walkin for a haircut and request a specific stylist, I either had had to wait 2+ hours, or in one case was asked to come back another day. I do not live in the area and have been extremely disappointed with the system they have in place. I'd rather pay a little more for a haircut than waste $$ in gas and time wasted sitting in the waiting area.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've tried over the past 6 months to visit a specific stylist for a walk-in hair appointment. Since only color can be made by appointment, haircuts must be walkins. On several occassions, I have tried to walkin for a haircut and request a specific stylist, I either had had to wait 2+ hours, or in one case was asked to come back another day. I do not live in the area and have been extremely disappointed with the system they have in place. I'd rather pay a little more for a haircut than waste $$ in gas and time wasted sitting in the waiting area.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Long waits

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I firmly believe that you shouldn't have to mortgage you house to get a great cut and color in Chicago.......apparently this shop believes the same thing. I was getting my hair cut at Big Hair a few years ago but tried someone new when my stylist left. The new shop was okay and reasonable?.but every couple cuts, the person who was doing my hair was gone and I was starting over. When it happened again, I decided to try Big Hair again. When I looked up the number I read a couple of the comments here on City Search. Some of the comments below are tacky and frankly self serving. When I called I specifically asked for Queenie because of some negative comments below?I was pretty sure the comments were out of line. I was right!! I didn?t get exactly what I explained to Queenie?.I got BETTER! Finally I got the top layered exactly the way I wanted. The rest of the cut was just what I wanted?..lots of style and sass. The color turned out much closer to my real ash blonde and Queenie suggested a few highlights that really made it look perfectly natural. I was a little disappointed that the prices have gone up slightly..(thanks idiot who ever you are that said you get what you pay for)..I had always found in the past the quality of hair care given was a lot more then the cost was, it?s still a reasonable price for great hair. If you are looking for a posh salon with rude people that have their noses out of joint this may not be your thing?but if you are looking for a great fun place to get your hair cut, colored or both?.CALL BIG HAIR!!.

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★★★★★

I firmly believe that you shouldn't have to mortgage you house to get a great cut and color in Chicago.......apparently this shop believes the same thing. I was getting my hair cut at Big Hair a few years ago but tried someone new when my stylist left. The new shop was okay and reasonable?.but every couple cuts, the person who was doing my hair was gone and I was starting over. When it happened again, I decided to try Big Hair again. When I looked up the number I read a couple of the comments here on City Search. Some of the comments below are tacky and frankly self serving. When I called I specifically asked for Queenie because of some negative comments below?I was pretty sure the comments were out of line. I was right!! I didn?t get exactly what I explained to Queenie?.I got BETTER! Finally I got the top layered exactly the way I wanted. The rest of the cut was just what I wanted?..lots of style and sass. The color turned out much closer to my real ash blonde and Queenie suggested a few highlights that really made it look perfectly natural. I was a little disappointed that the prices have gone up slightly..(thanks idiot who ever you are that said you get what you pay for)..I had always found in the past the quality of hair care given was a lot more then the cost was, it?s still a reasonable price for great hair. If you are looking for a posh salon with rude people that have their noses out of joint this may not be your thing?but if you are looking for a great fun place to get your hair cut, colored or both?.CALL BIG HAIR!!.

Pros: geat fun place for cut and color

Cons: none I can think of

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I was helping a friend run a vintage retail buisiness a few blocks down Roscoe, when the owner of the store came in with a great hair cut!! He told me it was only $5.00. So I ran down the street during my break and became fast friends with Patti who owend and opened the shop. she colored and cut my hair and I only paid $5.00 so I tipped her $15.00, everytime I get to town I try to hook up with her and have her do something wild an fun!

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★★★★★

I was helping a friend run a vintage retail buisiness a few blocks down Roscoe, when the owner of the store came in with a great hair cut!! He told me it was only $5.00. So I ran down the street during my break and became fast friends with Patti who owend and opened the shop. she colored and cut my hair and I only paid $5.00 so I tipped her $15.00, everytime I get to town I try to hook up with her and have her do something wild an fun!

Pros: Great funky ambieance, freindly people, always great bargin!

Cons: N/A

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i went in and said "I don't need a haircut, but i have a wedding and a job interview next week, can you just trim it up a bit." She then went and cut off all my hair. I'm not kidding, she took off over an inch and now my hair stands straight up. the place is cheap and the people are nice, but if you want someone to listen to you then pay a little more and go get your hair cut by a pro.

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★☆☆☆☆

i went in and said "I don't need a haircut, but i have a wedding and a job interview next week, can you just trim it up a bit." She then went and cut off all my hair. I'm not kidding, she took off over an inch and now my hair stands straight up. the place is cheap and the people are nice, but if you want someone to listen to you then pay a little more and go get your hair cut by a pro.

Pros: cheap, convenient

Cons: not a very skilled staff, didn't listen to what i asked for, ruined my hair

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After reading numerous mixed reviews about Big Hair I decided to give it a try; Anila was my stylist. I'm glad I decided to go and judge the experience on my own. The staff was very friendly. Anila listened to my comments and offered her recommendations. The result was fabulous! Anila turned a haircut into an art work with great precision and style. I would not suggest for you to go there if you want to stick with your traditional dull routine haircut. Trust me- I was one of those people. I think a hairstyle makes or breaks the appearance of a person. Thanks to Anila, I'm a Big Hair customer for life!!

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★★★★★

After reading numerous mixed reviews about Big Hair I decided to give it a try; Anila was my stylist. I'm glad I decided to go and judge the experience on my own. The staff was very friendly. Anila listened to my comments and offered her recommendations. The result was fabulous! Anila turned a haircut into an art work with great precision and style. I would not suggest for you to go there if you want to stick with your traditional dull routine haircut. Trust me- I was one of those people. I think a hairstyle makes or breaks the appearance of a person. Thanks to Anila, I'm a Big Hair customer for life!!

Pros: Anila was terrific

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I went here for the first time 9/1/07. I had the best experience here. Parki was great she really listened and got my hair cut and color the exact way i envisioned it. I will go nowhere else.

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★★★★★

I went here for the first time 9/1/07. I had the best experience here. Parki was great she really listened and got my hair cut and color the exact way i envisioned it. I will go nowhere else.

Pros: A staff that listens, funky great atmosphere, $$

Cons: parking

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I have gone to Anila twice now for my blonde hightlights, and I have never gotten more compliments on my hair in my life! I have been getting my hair highlighted blonde for over 10 years, and Anila is the best find in the city for sun kissed beach blonde locks! I actually feel like a "natural blonde" when I walk out of Big Hair. Which Anila and I both know is not the case (I have really dark brown hair). Thanks Anila for making me feel like a millon bucks after getting my highlights done by you. I am going to look fabulous next year for my wedding, thanks to Anila!!!

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★★★★★

I have gone to Anila twice now for my blonde hightlights, and I have never gotten more compliments on my hair in my life! I have been getting my hair highlighted blonde for over 10 years, and Anila is the best find in the city for sun kissed beach blonde locks! I actually feel like a "natural blonde" when I walk out of Big Hair. Which Anila and I both know is not the case (I have really dark brown hair). Thanks Anila for making me feel like a millon bucks after getting my highlights done by you. I am going to look fabulous next year for my wedding, thanks to Anila!!!

Pros: Anila is a pro at blonde highlights. If you have dark hair and want the perfect beachy blonde look, go to Anila!

Cons: None...I look forward to my touch up in two months!!

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I came here for a basic all over color and a trim. My stylist was rude and sloppy..I had hair dye all over my forehead and the back of my neck. My basic trim on the other hand turned out three different lengths. I suggest if you want a good service go somewhere else...you would be better off going to a cosmetology school on the first day the students get their scissors. Awful.

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★☆☆☆☆

I came here for a basic all over color and a trim. My stylist was rude and sloppy..I had hair dye all over my forehead and the back of my neck. My basic trim on the other hand turned out three different lengths. I suggest if you want a good service go somewhere else...you would be better off going to a cosmetology school on the first day the students get their scissors. Awful.

Pros: I live in the neighborhood? thats all I can think of.

Cons: rude, unprofessional, cant even do a basic trim?

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Sounds like a lot of people are wondering where Amber, Angela, Anna, and Alise went? Like a client below I had a similar experience when I went in and asked for one of the ladies...rude response. Well, the girls opened their own salon, Twisted Scissors at 2001 N. Point (on Armitage between Western and California), 773-227-1077. I've been a client of Anna and Angela for years and they have never done me wrong. The services are still CHEAP and better than ever. And as an added bonus, air conditioning and free beer. Also, my husband got a cut from one of the ladies and he looks hot! Make your appointment in advance because they are booked like 3 weeks ahead of time, but well worth the wait. Sorry Big Hair, but this place is awesome. Maybe if you weren't so rude you could have kept a couple clients.

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Sounds like a lot of people are wondering where Amber, Angela, Anna, and Alise went? Like a client below I had a similar experience when I went in and asked for one of the ladies...rude response. Well, the girls opened their own salon, Twisted Scissors at 2001 N. Point (on Armitage between Western and California), 773-227-1077. I've been a client of Anna and Angela for years and they have never done me wrong. The services are still CHEAP and better than ever. And as an added bonus, air conditioning and free beer. Also, my husband got a cut from one of the ladies and he looks hot! Make your appointment in advance because they are booked like 3 weeks ahead of time, but well worth the wait. Sorry Big Hair, but this place is awesome. Maybe if you weren't so rude you could have kept a couple clients.

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Once a month I take little trip to Chicago. While I'm there I visit a friend of mine who has been cutting my hair ever since i met her. Her name is Qweenie. She used to cut my hair in St. Louis and now I drive all the way to the Chi-Town. Thanks Qweenie you rock.

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★★★★★

Once a month I take little trip to Chicago. While I'm there I visit a friend of mine who has been cutting my hair ever since i met her. Her name is Qweenie. She used to cut my hair in St. Louis and now I drive all the way to the Chi-Town. Thanks Qweenie you rock.

Pros: Friendly Experience

Cons: N/a

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Big Hair is the place to go, if you want an upbeat atmosphere with a staff that really knows what their doing. I go their every month to get my hair cut by Queenie, and then colored by scotty. Nobody can beat Queenie's cuts along with Scottie's color techniques. I'm a musician and I have both of them do up my hair before a photo shoot, show or promotional event. I'm going to be sticking with Big Hair as long as I'm living in the city!

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★★★★★

Big Hair is the place to go, if you want an upbeat atmosphere with a staff that really knows what their doing. I go their every month to get my hair cut by Queenie, and then colored by scotty. Nobody can beat Queenie's cuts along with Scottie's color techniques. I'm a musician and I have both of them do up my hair before a photo shoot, show or promotional event. I'm going to be sticking with Big Hair as long as I'm living in the city!

Pros: great staff and friendly enviornment

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User: vorozin. Hi Its me, Qweenie. I would like to clear up any misunderstandings as far as any alleged services that you were unhappy with. I don't use razors, I haven't since I was in beauty school. So the probability of you receiving a razor cut from me is impossible. The information that you are posting is false if It is directed towards me. I have a very happy and satisfied clientel. The staff at big hair would appreciate it if you didnt use an illegal way of reviewing the salon. (defamation of character, slander) and as propaganda for your salon.(twisted scissors) Citysearch should be used only by clients who are using the site to review businesses, not as a free way to slander other businesses because yours isn't doing well. If anyone would like to come in and get a great haircut from me (Qweenie) mention Citysearch and Ill give you the first one free of charge! I have an extensive portfolio of haircuts I have done that you can choose from and certification as a specialist in cutting as result of extensive training programs and further education that I pay for out of my own pocket, to make sure that my clients get the best service possible. So come on in and see why "Qweenie is awesome" (as written below)

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★★★★★

User: vorozin. Hi Its me, Qweenie. I would like to clear up any misunderstandings as far as any alleged services that you were unhappy with. I don't use razors, I haven't since I was in beauty school. So the probability of you receiving a razor cut from me is impossible. The information that you are posting is false if It is directed towards me. I have a very happy and satisfied clientel. The staff at big hair would appreciate it if you didnt use an illegal way of reviewing the salon. (defamation of character, slander) and as propaganda for your salon.(twisted scissors) Citysearch should be used only by clients who are using the site to review businesses, not as a free way to slander other businesses because yours isn't doing well. If anyone would like to come in and get a great haircut from me (Qweenie) mention Citysearch and Ill give you the first one free of charge! I have an extensive portfolio of haircuts I have done that you can choose from and certification as a specialist in cutting as result of extensive training programs and further education that I pay for out of my own pocket, to make sure that my clients get the best service possible. So come on in and see why "Qweenie is awesome" (as written below)

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I didn't think Big Hair was the salon for me, but I was wrong. I'm a "soccer mom" who gets my hair cut at a funky, cool salon, by a funky, cool stylist :Queenie! I even get compliments from teenagers!! It's a great feeling to have strangers stop you and ask you "who does your hair, it looks great". I take my children there too, and with the same results!! So ATTENTION :SOCCER MOMS, Not feeling cool anymore? Take my word for it , get your hair done at Big Hair, by Queenie.( or any of their other stylist ) You'll be in good hands, and you just might feel a little of that "cool" you felt when you were younger return.

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I didn't think Big Hair was the salon for me, but I was wrong. I'm a "soccer mom" who gets my hair cut at a funky, cool salon, by a funky, cool stylist :Queenie! I even get compliments from teenagers!! It's a great feeling to have strangers stop you and ask you "who does your hair, it looks great". I take my children there too, and with the same results!! So ATTENTION :SOCCER MOMS, Not feeling cool anymore? Take my word for it , get your hair done at Big Hair, by Queenie.( or any of their other stylist ) You'll be in good hands, and you just might feel a little of that "cool" you felt when you were younger return.

Pros: Fun atmosphere, funky, talented stylists, great prices !!!

Cons: Reduced feelings of dorkiness.

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I've been going to Big Hair for a few years, until recently. In August I had a horrible experience (twice) with the same stylist named Queenie. She was fired a month later because all the other stylists had to fix her messes. In February, the top three stylists from Big Hair opened their own salon called Twisted Scissors (highly recommended). When they left, Queenie was rehired. BEWARE OF QUEENIE. Do not let her cut your hair. When she cut my hair - I showed her a picture of what I DIDN'T want and she gave me that exact hair cut. She gets razor happy and will razor cut your hair until you have none. BEWARE!!

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★★☆☆☆

I've been going to Big Hair for a few years, until recently. In August I had a horrible experience (twice) with the same stylist named Queenie. She was fired a month later because all the other stylists had to fix her messes. In February, the top three stylists from Big Hair opened their own salon called Twisted Scissors (highly recommended). When they left, Queenie was rehired. BEWARE OF QUEENIE. Do not let her cut your hair. When she cut my hair - I showed her a picture of what I DIDN'T want and she gave me that exact hair cut. She gets razor happy and will razor cut your hair until you have none. BEWARE!!

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This place is so fun! Queenie is the best! She listened to what I wanted, and did it perfectly, and even talked me into bangs (which I never would have thought looked good on me) and It looks great! The whole staff is very colorful and entertaining. Everyone is so nice. This is my new favorite place!

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★★★★★

This place is so fun! Queenie is the best! She listened to what I wanted, and did it perfectly, and even talked me into bangs (which I never would have thought looked good on me) and It looks great! The whole staff is very colorful and entertaining. Everyone is so nice. This is my new favorite place!

Pros: cool people, cool music, great atmosphere, GREAT prices.

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I've gone to Big Hair twice now. I will be going for the third time today. It is best to go on a weekday or get there first thing when they open on the weekends. The wait can be long. However, I love the friendliness. They remember their customers and really listen to what you want for your hair. The price is $20 for a woman's cut. This is a great deal in the city! Go there!

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★★★★☆

I've gone to Big Hair twice now. I will be going for the third time today. It is best to go on a weekday or get there first thing when they open on the weekends. The wait can be long. However, I love the friendliness. They remember their customers and really listen to what you want for your hair. The price is $20 for a woman's cut. This is a great deal in the city! Go there!

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I have been going to Big Hair for a while. I have always had good experiences. I would usually go to Anna or Angela. I tried to make an appointment with one of them and was treated very rudely. They refused to tell me any information on them and hung up on me. I am assuming that they don't work there anymore. I will definitely not go there after they treated me like this. If they refuse to tell me where my favorite hairsylists went and hang up on me, that wont make me want to go to them. I am really disappointed, not only because I can't find Anna or Angela, but that they are so rude about it. Now I have to find a new place to go. Definitely, not Big Hair.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been going to Big Hair for a while. I have always had good experiences. I would usually go to Anna or Angela. I tried to make an appointment with one of them and was treated very rudely. They refused to tell me any information on them and hung up on me. I am assuming that they don't work there anymore. I will definitely not go there after they treated me like this. If they refuse to tell me where my favorite hairsylists went and hang up on me, that wont make me want to go to them. I am really disappointed, not only because I can't find Anna or Angela, but that they are so rude about it. Now I have to find a new place to go. Definitely, not Big Hair.

Pros: I don't think so

Cons: very rude,immature

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Ayla is awesome, she gave me these beautiful highlights that I absolutely love! She is fun and nice and gives you her best. She takes the time to listen to you and makes you feel comfortable. Thanks Ayla.

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★★★★★

Ayla is awesome, she gave me these beautiful highlights that I absolutely love! She is fun and nice and gives you her best. She takes the time to listen to you and makes you feel comfortable. Thanks Ayla.

Pros: Good value, great hair stylists

Cons: Parking, Wait times

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I move here to the city last April and I was afraid to have my hair cut done... I live in Roscoe and I saw this place before and seams so weird (punk style) to me.. then I saw all this reviews and I got a chance to try.... I like it a lot!!!!!, they really understands me what I was looking for my long curly hair... for sure I will go back again and is no expensive at all......half price from other places I ask... Give you a chance you will like for sure. Thanks Big Hair
Mike Schulz is great stylist!!! Next time I will tip him more!!!

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★★★★★

I move here to the city last April and I was afraid to have my hair cut done... I live in Roscoe and I saw this place before and seams so weird (punk style) to me.. then I saw all this reviews and I got a chance to try.... I like it a lot!!!!!, they really understands me what I was looking for my long curly hair... for sure I will go back again and is no expensive at all......half price from other places I ask... Give you a chance you will like for sure. Thanks Big Hair
Mike Schulz is great stylist!!! Next time I will tip him more!!!

Pros: good price, good job, good location

Cons: Weird place.

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I recently had my first visit to Big Hair salon where I saw Ayla for highlights/lowlights and a cut. She did a fantastic job and listened to what I wanted. The color was exactly what I asked for. I am very happy with the results(even a customer sitting in the next chair remarked about how great the color looked). The cut and highlights were $95. I wouldn't have any hesitation in going back again.

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★★★★☆

I recently had my first visit to Big Hair salon where I saw Ayla for highlights/lowlights and a cut. She did a fantastic job and listened to what I wanted. The color was exactly what I asked for. I am very happy with the results(even a customer sitting in the next chair remarked about how great the color looked). The cut and highlights were $95. I wouldn't have any hesitation in going back again.

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I recently got a cut and highlight from Angela. I love it! I have long hair and I got a great hair cut and color for $85. I'm use to paying twice as much. Never again. Thanks Big Hair.

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★★★★★

I recently got a cut and highlight from Angela. I love it! I have long hair and I got a great hair cut and color for $85. I'm use to paying twice as much. Never again. Thanks Big Hair.

Pros: Cost, Parking, Atomosphere.

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A friend recomended Big Hair, so I went and got the best haircut Ive ever had! I went on a saturday, the wait was pretty long, but it was worth it.The haircut was only $15! I felt very welcome. I will be coming back to see Queeny for my next haircut for sure.

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★★★★☆

A friend recomended Big Hair, so I went and got the best haircut Ive ever had! I went on a saturday, the wait was pretty long, but it was worth it.The haircut was only $15! I felt very welcome. I will be coming back to see Queeny for my next haircut for sure.

Pros: good atmosphere

Cons: long wait, parking

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I went in and asked for red with a few little highlights, and specifically said 'not blond.' My hair came out with a light blond color all over that makes it look like I'm graying - and there's no red in site. The haircut was good, but I had go back and get the color redone.

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I went in and asked for red with a few little highlights, and specifically said 'not blond.' My hair came out with a light blond color all over that makes it look like I'm graying - and there's no red in site. The haircut was good, but I had go back and get the color redone.

Pros: Ambience, Cost

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I love Big Hair. Patty, the owner started cutting my son's hair about a year ago. Patty, Angela and Amber have all cut my son's hair and they all rock!!! Amber now cuts my hair and my son and daughter's hair. I have paid $45.00 in the past for a cut at other high end salons and have left being disappointed. I have been incredibly happy with my haircuts and my hair color and the great modern mohawk style that my son wears. People ask me all the time who cuts and colors my hair. I tell them, "YOu have to check it out! It is so funky with the ugliest artwork on the planet, and the best hairstylists I have ever encountered. Amber is amazing!!!

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★★★★☆

I love Big Hair. Patty, the owner started cutting my son's hair about a year ago. Patty, Angela and Amber have all cut my son's hair and they all rock!!! Amber now cuts my hair and my son and daughter's hair. I have paid $45.00 in the past for a cut at other high end salons and have left being disappointed. I have been incredibly happy with my haircuts and my hair color and the great modern mohawk style that my son wears. People ask me all the time who cuts and colors my hair. I tell them, "YOu have to check it out! It is so funky with the ugliest artwork on the planet, and the best hairstylists I have ever encountered. Amber is amazing!!!

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You can't beat a great haircut for $12. Angela & Alise are both awesome and I can't imagine going anywhere else to get my hair done! Love it!

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★★★★★

You can't beat a great haircut for $12. Angela & Alise are both awesome and I can't imagine going anywhere else to get my hair done! Love it!

Pros: Great Cut, Cheap

Cons: Long wait on weekends, No late weekday hours

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I came here because I had heard nothing but good things and I was still just blown away. The staff was incredibly nice, creative, and laid-back. I paid a fraction of what I used to pay at other salons. I'm almost hesitant to recommend this place because I don't want to let everyone else in on the secret, but these ladies deserve to gain a ton of business for the VERY valuable service they provide.

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★★★★★

I came here because I had heard nothing but good things and I was still just blown away. The staff was incredibly nice, creative, and laid-back. I paid a fraction of what I used to pay at other salons. I'm almost hesitant to recommend this place because I don't want to let everyone else in on the secret, but these ladies deserve to gain a ton of business for the VERY valuable service they provide.

Pros: great staff, cool environment, good location

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Small fortunes are not required for a great cut and color in Chicago. I found Big Hair through City Search and gave it a try. Appointments are available when having a cut AND color. The stylist I was paired with was great and helpful in determining the type of cut I was looking for. She also suggested some color options I had not thought about and it looked great. The atmosphere is nice and laid back, imagine hanging out with your friends while getting a haircut and listening to great music...THIS IS BIG HAIR!! This is definately a hidden gem of Chicago, only shining brighter by the tremendous value.......hard to find in the city!

I have since been back and will be back again!

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★★★★★

Small fortunes are not required for a great cut and color in Chicago. I found Big Hair through City Search and gave it a try. Appointments are available when having a cut AND color. The stylist I was paired with was great and helpful in determining the type of cut I was looking for. She also suggested some color options I had not thought about and it looked great. The atmosphere is nice and laid back, imagine hanging out with your friends while getting a haircut and listening to great music...THIS IS BIG HAIR!! This is definately a hidden gem of Chicago, only shining brighter by the tremendous value.......hard to find in the city!

I have since been back and will be back again!

Pros: Cost, Results, Atmosphere

Cons: Hours of Operation

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If you want a great haircut and/or color, Anna is the person to go to. I've been to many other salons, all over the country, and I'm continually pleased with Anna and the professionalism and talent she exudes. She's been cutting and coloring my hair for over a year and I've never, ever been disappointed. She works with you to best suit your needs and she really, really listens to you. She's an excellent hair stylist and I recommend her and Big Hair without reservation. This girl knows her stuff (and she's fun, besides!).

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★★★★★

If you want a great haircut and/or color, Anna is the person to go to. I've been to many other salons, all over the country, and I'm continually pleased with Anna and the professionalism and talent she exudes. She's been cutting and coloring my hair for over a year and I've never, ever been disappointed. She works with you to best suit your needs and she really, really listens to you. She's an excellent hair stylist and I recommend her and Big Hair without reservation. This girl knows her stuff (and she's fun, besides!).

Pros: Great atmosphere, Fun staff, Low cost/professional

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Walked in and got very lucky to have Anna be my stylist - excellent colorist, good cut! I highly recommend Big Hair and refer you to let Anna be the creative and talented stylist she is! I will be back!

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★★★★☆

Walked in and got very lucky to have Anna be my stylist - excellent colorist, good cut! I highly recommend Big Hair and refer you to let Anna be the creative and talented stylist she is! I will be back!

Pros: Great Price!, Creative!, Fun Place!

Cons: Location, Small Place

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I am so happy with my color! I am new to the city and a friend recommended Anna. She said she's the best! I am definitely going back to Anna. She gave me a great cut too. It's so reasonable. Great Hair!!

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★★★★★

I am so happy with my color! I am new to the city and a friend recommended Anna. She said she's the best! I am definitely going back to Anna. She gave me a great cut too. It's so reasonable. Great Hair!!

Pros: great color, great cut, great price

Cons: books up fast, no late hours

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I LOVE Big Hair. It took me almost a year to find this salon after I moved here. I'd been looking for a place that was reasonable and stylish, and Big Hair is it. I've never had a bad cut or trim from any of the stylists, but Angela is who I go to for color. She is the best colorist I've ever been to. And she's really nice and friendly. The prices are amazing -- she could easily charge twice what she does. If you don't want to wait for a cut, just make an appt for color -- then you don't have to worry about it. Great salon, no pretense, and Angela is fabulous.

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★★★★★

I LOVE Big Hair. It took me almost a year to find this salon after I moved here. I'd been looking for a place that was reasonable and stylish, and Big Hair is it. I've never had a bad cut or trim from any of the stylists, but Angela is who I go to for color. She is the best colorist I've ever been to. And she's really nice and friendly. The prices are amazing -- she could easily charge twice what she does. If you don't want to wait for a cut, just make an appt for color -- then you don't have to worry about it. Great salon, no pretense, and Angela is fabulous.

Pros: expert color, great prices, trendy and cool

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I never had a haircut that took longer than 15 minutes at Big Hair. Big Hair is the perfect solution for urban dwellers who want to look good, but not spend a lot on hair. The environment is casual, fun, and funky; if you ask nicely, the staff will tell you where to find the best vintage shops in Roscoe Village. Now that I'm more into precision cuts, I've decided to go to a slightly more upscale place, but for shaggy, funky, and cheap, forget Fantastic Sam's, head here.

PROS: CHEAP! Fun!
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★★★★☆

I never had a haircut that took longer than 15 minutes at Big Hair. Big Hair is the perfect solution for urban dwellers who want to look good, but not spend a lot on hair. The environment is casual, fun, and funky; if you ask nicely, the staff will tell you where to find the best vintage shops in Roscoe Village. Now that I'm more into precision cuts, I've decided to go to a slightly more upscale place, but for shaggy, funky, and cheap, forget Fantastic Sam's, head here.

PROS: CHEAP! Fun!
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Heard from my roommate that this was the place to get a cut. Not only were my cut and highlight cheap ($55), it was one of the best cuts and colors i've ever gotten. Amber was great and listened to exactly what i wanted and made great suggestions. my color looks great and really natural.
While they take walk-ins for cuts, i'd recommend an appointment if youre going to get any color put in.

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★★★★★

Heard from my roommate that this was the place to get a cut. Not only were my cut and highlight cheap ($55), it was one of the best cuts and colors i've ever gotten. Amber was great and listened to exactly what i wanted and made great suggestions. my color looks great and really natural.
While they take walk-ins for cuts, i'd recommend an appointment if youre going to get any color put in.

Pros: staff

Cons: close at six

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I have curly long hair had an awful haircut almost 2 years ago I have been growing out the insedious layers my previous hairstylist inflicted upon me($125). I read the reviews of Big Hair and I decided to give it a try. Amber cut my hair and it is one of the best haircuts I've ever had.I grew up going to Mario Tricocci when he had one tiny salon. I have been everywhere and this experience was great. I was in and out no fuss. Amber is a sweetheart, great job. Glitzy? No. Is it the glitz you are in search for or are you interested in finding someone/place to go to that will have you leaving with a haircut that works for you, if that is what you are looking for then what are you waiting for? Thank you everyone for leaving feedback as I found it very helpful.

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★★★★★

I have curly long hair had an awful haircut almost 2 years ago I have been growing out the insedious layers my previous hairstylist inflicted upon me($125). I read the reviews of Big Hair and I decided to give it a try. Amber cut my hair and it is one of the best haircuts I've ever had.I grew up going to Mario Tricocci when he had one tiny salon. I have been everywhere and this experience was great. I was in and out no fuss. Amber is a sweetheart, great job. Glitzy? No. Is it the glitz you are in search for or are you interested in finding someone/place to go to that will have you leaving with a haircut that works for you, if that is what you are looking for then what are you waiting for? Thank you everyone for leaving feedback as I found it very helpful.

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This place is awesome! They only give the best haircuts I've ever seen. Lots of my friends go here, they have drastically different looking hair and they all look fantastic! Parking is not too terrible in this area, but there is always the Damen bus that will take you within steps of their front door!

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★★★★★

This place is awesome! They only give the best haircuts I've ever seen. Lots of my friends go here, they have drastically different looking hair and they all look fantastic! Parking is not too terrible in this area, but there is always the Damen bus that will take you within steps of their front door!

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I called Big Hair after my roommate came home with a great cut/color for $50!!! I made an apointment with Angie and she gave me the best cut I've EVER had! The color is exactly what I've been wanting and no one has ever gotten in right. Great atmosphere, amazing prices; can't beat it!

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★★★★★

I called Big Hair after my roommate came home with a great cut/color for $50!!! I made an apointment with Angie and she gave me the best cut I've EVER had! The color is exactly what I've been wanting and no one has ever gotten in right. Great atmosphere, amazing prices; can't beat it!

Pros: price, staff, ability

Cons: none

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They take hair seriously here. Though tattooed and rock star glammed up, the hair dressers are fantastic. They listen to what you want and really make an effort to make you happy. They don't push haircuts or expensive products. For $65 I've had the best highlights yet.

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★★★★★

They take hair seriously here. Though tattooed and rock star glammed up, the hair dressers are fantastic. They listen to what you want and really make an effort to make you happy. They don't push haircuts or expensive products. For $65 I've had the best highlights yet.

Pros: Cheap, Friendly

Cons: Loud

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This place is like something out of a movie. It is absolutely packed to the gills with vintage hair dryers, wigs, and kitsch. It also has more hair magazines with possible hair styles than I have seen absolutely anywhere, and a black and white coffee table that someone must have painted freehand.
The haircut prices are incredible though - only thirteen dollars for women, even long hair. At that price, if you don't like the cut you get you can come back the next week and get something else.

PROS: Cheap haircuts
CONS: Roscoe Village can be quite a busy area any time

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★★★★★

This place is like something out of a movie. It is absolutely packed to the gills with vintage hair dryers, wigs, and kitsch. It also has more hair magazines with possible hair styles than I have seen absolutely anywhere, and a black and white coffee table that someone must have painted freehand.
The haircut prices are incredible though - only thirteen dollars for women, even long hair. At that price, if you don't like the cut you get you can come back the next week and get something else.

PROS: Cheap haircuts
CONS: Roscoe Village can be quite a busy area any time

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Don't let the storefront/atmosphere scare you you into thinking you'll be out of place by not coming in for a blaze orange hair coloring. I'm an average joe and I've been coming here for 5 years to get a normal business acceptable cut for 12 bucks + tip. (used to be 10) All of the stylists do a good job and I'm normally a walk in Saturday customer. I wait in line for about 20 min but it's worth it. I've paid the 35 bucks it takes to get your hair cut down town and have been disappointed many times at several different places. They really do a good job here... I came in on a Thursday with no wait and got a good clean trim for my wedding... My wife was impressed with the results; now she goes there.

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★★★★★

Don't let the storefront/atmosphere scare you you into thinking you'll be out of place by not coming in for a blaze orange hair coloring. I'm an average joe and I've been coming here for 5 years to get a normal business acceptable cut for 12 bucks + tip. (used to be 10) All of the stylists do a good job and I'm normally a walk in Saturday customer. I wait in line for about 20 min but it's worth it. I've paid the 35 bucks it takes to get your hair cut down town and have been disappointed many times at several different places. They really do a good job here... I came in on a Thursday with no wait and got a good clean trim for my wedding... My wife was impressed with the results; now she goes there.

Pros: Quality haircut, Unbeatable Prices

Cons: Occational wait (Sat)

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After moving to Chicago, I was looking for a hair cuttery that would not break the bank, and after an exhaustive search, I finally found Big Hair, and I will never go anywhere else! Big Hair is a very funky hairstylist out in Roscoe Village. They do not accept reservations, so you just have to go and wait in their old barber chairs and view all the local art that decorates the walls. The staff is all very friendly, and they listen to what you want. There is no pretension, fuss, or big bills here. A haircut is $12, and a wash is $3 -- can't beat it!

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★★★★☆

After moving to Chicago, I was looking for a hair cuttery that would not break the bank, and after an exhaustive search, I finally found Big Hair, and I will never go anywhere else! Big Hair is a very funky hairstylist out in Roscoe Village. They do not accept reservations, so you just have to go and wait in their old barber chairs and view all the local art that decorates the walls. The staff is all very friendly, and they listen to what you want. There is no pretension, fuss, or big bills here. A haircut is $12, and a wash is $3 -- can't beat it!

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