If you are seriously thinking about hair extensions, don't think about seeing anyone else except Spyros! With decades of experience, he is a mastermind, a genius at matching color and applying extensions to make them look completely natural.
I've wanted extensions for years and I finally decided to do it. I couldn't be happier with the finished product. It is even more amazing than I envisioned!
I first consulted with Spyros after considering extensions for years due to my hair being too thin to ever grow past a certain length. After the first time I got them done, I was hooked! Spyros goes to great lengths [literally!] to apply the extentions properly in order to NOT damage my natural hair.. he is meticulous and truly wants to do a perfect job when applying them. Even when he takes them out, my hair is never damaged and in fact, has actually improved in quality since I've been getting extensions done [4 times now]. They really are unnoticeable, as my biggest fear was that people would detect that it was not all my real hair.. but nobody has yet. I can't imagine going without them, as it has become part of my look and made me so much more comfortable with my appearance. Not only that, I can't imagine trusting anyone else but Spyros with the task of working with my extensions - he is amazing!
-Not only is Eileen beautiful and stunning when you meet her but she has such a sweet personality and does amazing color!
She knew exactly what I wanted and I could not be happier, thank you Eileen for my beautiful hair!!
-Spyros got me in right away after just one phone call, completely catered to me and made my first hair extension experience wonderful! I can't believe I've waited this long to try great lengths but to find Spyros was worth the wait. Not only is he a master at his craft, he is such a great person, I can not say enough good things about Spyros.
The colors and the length that he chose was exactly what I wanted and I can not believe how beautiful my hair is.
I could not be happier..... I'm ready to get married next week with my new beautiful hair.....thank you Spyros!!
This had to be one of the best experiences I have had getting my hair done in Chicago (and I have been all over)! This is also my first review on this site and I felt this experience was worth mentioning.
I went to Ashley, who was the best as she REALLY listened to me, gave me the most gorgeous blond highlights and repaired my damaged tresses with great conditioning and cut. It can be nerve wracking to go to someone new and to get the perfect blond, not brassy or stripey highlights and she was such a pro. Ashley is truly talented artist who really cares about her craft!
It was so relaxing too, everyone was incredibly nice, and the location is great. Can't say enough great things about this place! I will definitely go back and recommend Joseph Micheals to all of my friends.
It is so relaxing every time I come here. I feel ten years younger after every visit!\r
I definitely recommend visiting this location and trying it out for yourself.
From the moment you step into this beautiful salon there is not only a sense of arrival...there is an immediate calm that envelops you.
I have enjoyed and been amazed at the excellence of the spa features such as facials and mani pedis and hit the jackpot when I was referred to Shelly for my hair. I have short, colored hair, and love change. Could be platinum for the summer and auburn for the winter....One wonders how much change can come to short hair?!?!? Shelly always has a new idea, a tweaking that could change the look, a product that may totally change the style. Changing color, changing style I have found the the best of both worlds. Shelly listens, Shelly will be honest on behalf of your best interests and most importantly she is a precision cutter and great colorist. Did I mention her sense of humor? Be prepared.....Always a great experience with impressive results.
This was totally one of the best experiences I have had in the area. I am a spa junkie now! I love this place! My girlfriends and I go here all the time. Definitely try it out!
Oh my! I loved this spa experience! I've had a lot of facials in my time, but this treatment was to die for! Thank you very much! I am a spa junky and would recommend this spa to everyone!
I have been researching hair extensions for about 5 years and was pretty set on getting Great Lengths. I just was nervous about actually making the decision to get them and was not sure where to go. I found excellent reviews for Spyros and finally bit the bullet and called him last week. He had me come in for a free consultation that Saturday and I was so impressed. He is personable and friendly and was so patient with me (I asked alot of questions!). I decided I wanted to go ahead and book an appointment, figuring it would be a few weeks. To my surprise and delight he said he supposed I wanted them before the holidays and managed to get me in before Christmas. I had them done today and am absolutely thrilled. I only wanted volume (not length) and that is exactly what I got! He matched my haircolor perfectly and I could not be happier. After he was finished, Eileen cut them and blended them and I feel like a new person. For the first time in years, I have nice hair. I brought a book along so I would not be bored, but I never even opened it. Spyros and I talked and got to know each other and the time flew. I will definitely be going back . I NEVER go on line and write reviews, but I want everyone to know how fantasitc he is!
It's almost as if I never knew what a haircut was until I started making trips to Ashley's chair. It doesn't matter if you want to look totally business professional for your potentially life-changing interview tomorrow or completely crazy one-of-a-kind for the photo shoot you have with one of those super eccentric artists. I've had the pleasure of being her canvas on numerous occasions as well as witnessing the results of many other successful cuts by way of the many photo shoots and television spots her clients have done. Ashley is as creative as she is meticulous; and believe me, she is VERY meticulous. Not one hair out of place. If you want the best results with some great conversation to boot, I would recommend you sit in Ashley's chair and become a walking work of art.
I don't have easy hair to work with, but when he blows out my hair it always looks and feels like silk. I can take a picture to him for a haircut and he cuts my hair exactly like the picture, that is unless he feels it doesn't suit my face shape then he suggests modifications to the haircut that will suit me better. He always takes his time to make sure my haircut comes out perfect. My hair always looks amazing. Also, he consulted me about the best color and highlights for my skin tone, and the color came out perfect. He is very friendly and professional, and he makes sure I feel comfortable and relaxed. Edwin is awesome and Joseph Michael's has the best talent around.
Ashley is fantastic. She has gone to excellent schools. I met her at the completion of her Advanced Training Program at Joseph Michael, over two years ago. At that time, I had been in search of a new salon for over a year. Ashley and Amy were so laid back. Ashley is very artistic and when she performs her work it's like a craft. She is very meticulous. My full head of blond highlights, and low-lights are always beautiful. She also fixed these ""pre-Ashley"", wacky layers, which are now ""long"" gone. The best aspect of Joseph Michael Salon, in addition to Ashley, is the ultra professional knowledge of haircare mixed in a relaxed environment. It's also extremely clean. Paul and Alison are also favorites.
Ashley has never let me down with her creativity and knowledge of what cut would be best and yet still trendy for me. She knows what I want and gives practical tips on how to style it. She is truly a gem and I have traveled from another state simply to have her cut my hair!
I have been going to Amy for my cut and color for about 15 years. Although I now live in the suburbs, I wouldn't have anyone else touch my hair but her. I get my hair colored and cut every 5 weeks. She has the ability to color and cut my hair so that no one else would ever know that I needed a touch up. My cuts grow out beautifully and naturally.
I won't let anyone else style or color my hair but Stacie. I have had stylists in the past, but I never found one that was able to fit the style to my face and personality. She listens to what is important to me, takes her time to make sure it is done to perfection, and is such a delight to talk to. She cares, not only about my hair, but who I am too. Even though I don't live close to the salon, I will wait until I can get Stacie to style & color my hair. What is great though, is the cut, no matter how long my hair gets, the cut is so good that it lays perfectly and always looks great. I get compliments on my hair all the time.\r
If you are looking for a stylist that you will love - book with Stacie - she is amazing.\r
The salon is very upscale looking, the staff is very friendly and they make you feel so special. It's a treat to be there.\r
On all aspects - Joseph Michael's is the best.
I used to live in Chicago and went to Joseph Michael's at the old location. When I was visiting Chicago for the Bon Jovi concert I booked a mani/pedi for my sister and I. \r
Best manicure and pedicure, hands down, that I've had in years. Neung is amazing. My nails looked beautiful and the polish stayed on my hands without a chip for over a week which is very very unusual as I'm on the computer all day long. My pedicure was just the best thing.\r
While there on a Friday, I saw Ronnie who I knew from another salon, long ago and far away. He was doing an amazing cut on this woman...in fact all the cuts I saw when I was there on Friday were beautiful. Some were edgy, some were not, but they fit the client perfectly. That's how I judge a good salon; not all the clients coming out have the same cut and the cut and color fit the person.\r
I asked Ronnie if he could cut my hair and they scheduled me and my sister for Saturday morning. \r
The salon is very upscale, yet you feel wonderfully comfortable there. Some upscale, high-end salons have the rudest staff, but not at Joseph Michael. Everyone I dealt with was smiling, kind, and accomodating. \r
My cut ROCKED. It was fresh and new and brightened up my whole look. I love Ronnie.\r
I booked another appointment in October with him. He knows his stuff and he's fun. \r
Thanks everyone. I love coming up to the salon from Tulsa. See you in October!
Shelly has always been a superb stylist, her skill is unmatched. Recently I discovered what a fab colorist she is too, Shelly changed my sister from a rich chochlate brown to a sexy blonde leaving her hair in the healthiest condition.not an easy task. My sister is a new woman!!! I always knew she had a vision for shape now I know what a keen eye she has for color too.Joseph Michael's Salon is a beautiful salon. Chic and comfortable at the same time. The perfect salon for Shelly.
I have had my nails and toes done a couple times by Samantha. She is great! I love my nails and they lastest a long time. (and trust me i am hard on my hands and feet) She was extremely sweet and the salon was beautiful and everyone was friendly. I will definitely be back!
Go to this place on Ritchie and as for Shelly A. She gave me a complimentry consult on a keratin treatment and I'm so glad I had it done. It's worth every penny and my hair never looked so great. It's smooth, shiny and so easy to manage. It's cut back on the dry time and improved the appearance . It is a lifesaver! Best invention/product EVER!!!!!!! Plus Shelly knows how to apply it correctly.
Shelly is very very good. What I like most is she listens to me. I have had a great deal of experiences where stylist will just do what ""they"" want with my hair. Also she will ask me before she whips out the loads of product or uses a flat iron on me. I am a big client on receiving my hair blown out with a round brush. Believe me, there is a skill to it. Most don't know how to do it. Shelly does. ( Seperate and blow out each section until its smooth and completely dry) I know its not hard, but for some IT IS!!!!!!! Give Shelly a try you will love her. She's a great therapist too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shelly has been my hair stylist of choice for years now, and I don't know what I would do without her. She always knows the latest techniques and styles, and keeps me looking contemporary, without going too edgy. Best, though, is her ""bedside manner"". She knows how to make you feel welcome and comfortable. I always walk out of the salon feeling pretty and confident. It's how she cuts and how she makes you feel ....
Love Love Love Miss Shelly! She is extremely creative & really makes me feel like a new woman. I always go in wanting a style that is just a little different & she takes the time to listen & give me what I need. She understands my lifestyle & knows how to incorporate that into hairstyle. Always a refreshing experience & an instant mood lift:)
Thank you Shelly for your TLC! Don't know what I would do without you!
I just got this wonderful review from a client who asked me to post it for her. Thanks, Denise! I will see you soon.\r
""I have recently moved to Chicago and was looking for someone to do my hair extensions. After looking for quite a while I found Spyros. It was the best experience I have ever had. I alway felt pain when people were removing my extensions but not with him and he has me as a client forever. I love my hair!!""\r
I've finally found my stylist in Ronnie! \r
I recently went to Joseph Michaels after reading and hearing great things online. I was scheduled with Ronnie for my highlights and a haircut and could not have been happier. His detail oriented, creative eye is just what my hair was looking for. I love the highlights and cut he gave me, and I have had so many compliments. Never before has someone made my hair this good, and I have been to some of the more talked about salons out there. I loved it so much I made my next appointment, and decided to see him for my Keratin treatment. \r
Pros: relaxing atmosphere, in a stressfree neighborhood
I have been searching for a great hair stylist since I moved to Chicago over a year ago, with no luck despite spending a fortune. I was at a happy hour recently with a woman with great hair. I asked her where she got it done and she referred me to Stacie. She couldn't remember her contact information so she turned to her friend who also had beautiful hair and also went to Stacie. I loved their cuts so much I called and made an appointment despite having gotten a cut about a month ago.
I had my hair done yesterday and I absolutely love it. It's exactly what I've been wanting for several years but could never get quite right. I can't say enough about Stacie's technical mastery, listening and communication skills, and overall talent. She gave me the exact look I wanted tailored to my face shape, hair type and existing cut, and to my current lifestyle. Stacie is every good thing you could hope for in a stylist.
Pros: Gorgeous cut, overall talent, excellent communication
Cons: That I didn't find her sooner
I've been going to Shelly for years so when she told me she was going to the suburbs I was devastated to say the least! now she is back at the fabulous joseph michael's salon and me and my lifeless hair couldn't be happier!
I have long thick hair and shelly knows exactly how to cut it so it lays light and pretty. When I walk out of an appointment with shelly i feel like a million bucks (and the feeling lasts for weeks!)
i would definitely recommend shelly if you want someone who is professional, listens to what you want but also gives expert input and advice!
love you shell, so glad you're back where you belong!
I was so excited when I've read that Shelley is back in the town! Shelley is the best- experienced, creative, and a great listener! She will make sure to hear your ideas but also give her suggestions. Welcome back Shelley :)
I have been going to see Gregory for many years now. I hate to give up my best kept secret, but he deserves the recognition! Gregory is AMAZING. I have curly, coarse hair that I have always struggled with. I have never been able to find someone that could cut my hair the way I wanted let along make it look good!! My hair is extremely difficult. Gregory is like a magician. My Mom (who loves him as well) has the same hair troubles and he is able to straighten our hair and give us a cut that most people would die for- straight or culry hair) I am so loyal that last time he moved I swear I didnt get my haircut for over a year...I literally was about to book a flight to Miami and luckily he came home. PHEW! If you can get an appt with Gregory- whether your hair is curly and difficult or straight and easy- MAKE IT. Anyone that I have ever recommened to him is a lifer as well. Just don't steal my appts:)
Once I found Margaret, I would never go anywhere else. I have tried Elizabeth Arden (my face HURT after that place), Michael Anthony - (never found the ""right"" person that did everything the way I like it), that place in Bloomingdales mall (So un-memorable I don't recall the spa name) and countless others...... Margaret is phenomenal. My face is CLEAN, clear, not irritated and I am totally relaxed when I leave. Friendly, will talk if you want to or be quiet if you just want silence... you won't be disspointed.
Pros: Non-Irritating, Thorough, Cleansing - PERFECT
Cons: Wish I lived closer! I'd be there once a week.
Shelly is the most talented hair dresser ever! She took a long time to meticulously craft the perfect color to help with my dry, dead and tri-color hair mistakes. She didn't settle for the ordinary, out of the box color. Instead, she mixed different colors to get the perfect blend. After fixing the ""root"" of the matter and the ends, making them a luscious warm red, she quickly and carefully chopped my overgrown hair into a sculpted and edgy bob. I love love love her. Walking home I actually had two women stop me and tell me that they loved my hair cut and color. Thank you Shelly. I will, of course, be back.
Pros: Extremely talented, Meticulous and Gifted
Joseph Michael's Salon is LUCKY to have Shelley Aguirre!\r
I started commuting from the suburbs to the Gold Coast to see my favorite stylist Shelly Aguirre who has recently moved to Joseph Michael's Salon - how lucky are they! Shelley is an awesome stylist. She gives you a in-depth consult, with her input, to make sure you receive exactly what you want. Not a week goes by without a compliment about my hair. She's great to work with and just super nice. f you are looking for someone new to try, Shelly is your girl!
Pros: Everything about Shelly!
--FALL 2010 UPDATE-- An f.y.i. for customers of Gregory: He is now working at Salon Fuga (3853 N. Southport Ave; 773-880-1280).
Gregory Dickinson is an AWESOME hair stylist. I've lived in Chicago, L.A. & NYC and his work far surpasses that of other stylists I've been to throughout the years. Gregory is tremendously thorough about his work, making sure you walk out feeling happy with the end result & looking beautiful with a sleek, cutting-edge style. I always get compliments when Gregory does my hair.
So every girl knows just how traumatic experience having to find a new colorist and stylist can be. Well, I found him and his name is J-D. I can't believe I thought I was even somewhat pleased at the other salon's I've frequented of late while still keeping my options open so to say. On the advise of a few friends and having met J-D I thought what the heck I'll give him a try and boy was I happy I did. Mine is not an easy process to sit through either having color and highlights and cut and style but overall it was such a very pleasant exerience and I am beyond happy with the results. I've had so many compliments on how natural my color looks. Another plus is I start and finish with J-D I never did like having to go from one person for color and the other for styling. He is simply the best. Not to slight the salon itself it is a beautiful location and the overall atmosphere is great - very comfortable cozy waiting area. Seriously I have nothing negative to say about it.
Pros: J-D, great atmosphere, comfortable chairs.
Cons: none that I can think of
One of the best salons in the city in terms of talent pool and service. The staff is VERY knowledgeable and easy to get along with, usually most people end up talking to the stylists for about an hour if the clientelle doesn't have anywhere to be (there's usually stuff to drink and much on while you're there which makes it more enjoyable). Haircuts, nails, and spa treatments are always performed with precision.\r
As far as the bad, and this is ONLY due to their new location so this review may be subject to change. The place is hard to get to, Ritchie is an impossible street to find! Also, the actual physical space they have is very bleh. The ceilings are very low, coupled with they have exposed piping like a loft, it ends up feeling cramped. The lighting is horrendous, the light from the windows is all blocked by partitions.\r
Hopefully many of these problems can be rectified in the coming months. However! As mentioned before, if you want to make sure what you need to get done is performed correctly and in a professional manner, look nowhere else in the city.
Pros: Excellent Service, Friendly Staff, Pleasant experience
Cons: Hard to get to, cramped space
Just learned that my favorite stylist has moved to Joseph Michael's Salon - how lucky are they! Shelley Aguirre is an awesome stylist, master hair cutter. Not a week goes by without a compliment about my hair. The fact that she's great to work with and just really, really nice is a plus! I say RUN, DON'T WALK to Shelley Aguirre at Joseph Michael's Salon!
Pros: This new stylist - Shelley Aguirre!
Cons: Not a one!
Gregory Dickenson is by far the best stylist in Chicago. After convincing me to allow him to color and cut my curly, frizzy hair I could no longer even conceive the thought of having some else do it. He had worked his magic and I came away with the best cut and color I have ever had. When he moved away to Miami a couple of years ago, I was heartbroken and had no idea who was going to understand what someone with natural curly hair goes through. I'm really glad he's back!
I don't live in chicago and I drive 80 miles to see him, and also flown to Miami. And every trip is worth it.
Pros: so much attention to detail
Spyro is one of the best extension hair dressers. I have had extensions from the same people who have done Paris Hilton's and Britney Spears (when they were great), and Spyro's technique is detailed, he is a perfectionist and he will give you the best advice for your hair. As long as YOU take care of them, they can last as long as 6 months. Finally a place in the Midwest you can count on.
Pros: They follow up with you, they are on time
Cons: They are expensive, but worth it (they last for 5 months)
Love Joseph Michael's Salon and Spa! One visit and you will ask yourself why you ever went to the nail salons in strip malls.... The staff create a relaxing space while providing high quality nail care! No drills, no razors and, no offense, but no one speaking in another language like you arent even there. The prices are very reasonable. I just close my eyes and get a pleasant surprise every time!
Pros: Very reasonable prices
Cons: The staff create a relaxing space
I've been so lucky to have found Gregory Dickenson at Joseph Michael Salon. He has seriously changed my life. I have the curliest hair and he just knows exactly how to handle it. Most people don't understand how to deal with really curly hair, yet, he works his magic. I HIGHLY suggest you check him out!!!
Pros: Relaxed and comfortable atmosphere!
Chicago has been graced with so many unique and incredible opportunities in business, entertainment, culinary delights, and the list goes on. It would only go to say that in keeping with Chicagos lists of great fortune they would now be the benefactors of one of the best hair stylists in the world. And of course in keeping with Chicago tradition, at a fraction of the price we have paid for the privilege in Miami, and New York City.\r
Gregory Dickinson recently moved from our little slice of paradise here in South Beach to be closer to his family and friends in Chicago, leaving behind a clientele wishing it wasnt so. Many of us, me included have scrambled our staff and schedules to create business opportunities in Chicago to justify a flight to the windy city for a visit to Gregorys new home Joseph Michaels Salon in the Gold Coast.\r
How good is this guy? I am a 43 year old business executive who has lived in more than 14 states and a dozen countries over the years. Finding a good stylist is always a challenge and not an enjoyable process of trial and error. Even when you patronize the best salons with the best reputations, its hard to find the right stylist. Gregory is quite simply the best at what he does!! He is a humble guy so he wont tell you but he was the Aveda stylist of the year a few years back A BIG DEAL as well as the head stylist at some big name salons in NYC. Hes done fashion shows for top designers, photo shoots for International fashion magazines and was a marquis stylist at Ric Pipinos salon in the Shore Club on SOBE. For those not familiar with Pipino, he is regarded as one of the best if not best stylists in modern times and his client list is a celebrity whos who, and only surrounds himself with top talent. \r
The bottom line is this, Gregory Dickinsons client capacity will fill up very quickly and this opportunity will be hard to come by again. While he was here in Miami you would have to wait until someone moved away to become a client. Many people believe a haircut is a haircut and in many cases they are right, but they havent had Gregory perform his artistic magic on them. As for me I just returned from Chicago a few days ago and am happy to say Im still in his book.\r
Satisfied Client for 4 years\r
Pros: Gregory Dickinson at 1/2 the price
Gregory Dickison is exactly what Chicago needs for those that want to keep ahead of the trends. Whether you desire the ""classic"" Chicagoan look or want to remain ahead of the fashion world, Gregory's top of the line experience at some of the best salons in New York, Los Angeles, and South Beach will serve you well. Whether you're a girl getting ready for a night on the town or a getaway to Vegas, or guy looking to change up his look Gregory is the one you want! He is my new stylist and hope he becomes yours too!
Pros: Trendy, Edgy, Amazing National Resume and Experience
So I use to see Gregory a couple of years ago in Chicago and then he went off to Miami to work with the stars. He's back in Chicago and I'm back to getting compliments on my hair. He does awesome color and incredible haircuts. My limp, lifeless hair is now funky, spikey and oh so easy to do. People stop me on the streets to ask who does my hair. Run don't walk if you want to work with a really talented and creative stylist.
Pros: great salon, friendly people
Margaret's facials and massages are truly the best. She is the sweetest and kindest person there and makes you feel at ease.
Pros: the salon itself, the service, Margaret's facials & massages
First time in the salon. I was nervous and was immediately put at ease with the smiling faces. Amy was the stylist and I must say did a fantastic job with my hair. It is so wonderful that it takes me a few minutes to blow dry and go. I have had 8 people ask where I got my hair cut and it has only been a week. Excellent job Amy! I will keep coming back.
Pros: ten minutes to have my hair as when I walked out
While Aquiles is new to the salon, he's been doing my hair for 10+ years and has always done a superb job on my color/ hi-lites/cut! A perfectionist who takes pride in his work and truly has a passion for hair... will never change!
Pros: Too many too list!
I currently drive 2 hours (one way) for an ""Amy cut,"" and would never think of changing. She takes time to listen and is so skilled at creating the best look for any type of hair. Whether you are looking for a trim or a total change, Amy is the best!
My hair had been seriously damaged by getting over-treated by another local salon. It was breaking off and falling out at an alarming rate. My color wasn't what I wanted, but the colorist at Mario Tricoci would not respond to my concerns.\r
I went to JM and met with Edwin and he saved my hair. He was able (over time) to get all the dead and over-processed hair dealt with and my hair feels great and looks great for the first time in a long time. He listened to what I wanted to do with my color and responded in a big way.\r
I trust my look to Edwin and Joseph Michaels.
Pros: Great cut, great color, listens to me
I moved to Chicago from Denver after getting my hair highlighted for the first time ever in Denver I wanted to get my hair done by someone who would get what I wanted. Stacie is amazing and has been doing my color and styling ever since I moved here. She is awesome!
I've gone to Ashley Jensen, currently of Joseph Michael's Salon and Spa, for years for haircuts and eyebrow help, as well as ocassionally for highlights, and I've never had a more satisfying experience. She's friendly, she asks questions to find out what you want, and she does exactly what you're asking for, but it turns out even better than what you thought it would! I would recommend her to anyone looking to be completely satisfied and confident about the way they look after having gone to her.
Pros: best haircut in town
Cons: gotta be in the Chicago area to take advantage of