BRIDES Chicago: 8 Local Salons for Wedding-Ready Hair

Chicago, Hair & Beauty, Local

In a city with no shortage of beauty experts, these eight top our list for trimming and treating tresses with an extra dose of care for the bride.

Anthony Cristiano
With two decades of experience and resume highlights including Vogue, Marie Claire, Demi Moore and Mariah Carey, Anthony Cristiano is undoubtedly a talented stylist. And for his flagship salon, he's compiled a team that will completely exceed your expectations for bridal hair — with not a tacky updo or matchy bridesmaid style in sight. Read real brides' reviews here!

Tony Odisho
Looking to extend the pre-wedding pampering window? Treat yourself to Tony Odisho's Keratin Fusion Extensions, which last up to five months. Each strand of ethically sourced human hair from India is applied individually for a seamless finish. And as the source of the volume and bounce flaunted by the ladies on Dancing With the Stars, Tony knows a thing or two about sexy, gorgeous hair.

George the Salon
George Gonzalez is all-in-one calm, positive and authentic while also being wildly talented (Oprah didn't hire just anyone to work at her on-site spa, after all). Plus, he dedicates much of his time and services to benefit victims of domestic violence. He's truly one of the good guys — kinda like the one you're getting all dolled up for.

Maxine Salon
The color bar at Maxine Salon is the answer to your grey hair-inducing wedding stress. A team of experts is well-trained in techniques like balayage and ombré coloring, and the salon exclusively uses L'Oréal Professionnel hair color, so you'll leave with natural-looking color and a fabulous blowout.

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Waking up to an expert stylist in the comfort of a hotel suite while lounging in a robe with a mimosa in hand sounds like a dream come true to us. And with Rachel Zoe at the helm, DreamDry prides itself on delivering impeccably styled hair. We love the range of bridal offerings, which are ideal for primping you and your wedding party.

Robyn Tornabeni
Robyn is a pro at those glamorous, romantic hairstyles that are fit for a ballgown bride looking to complete her Cinderella moment, and she's practically a miracle worker when it comes to making both a bride's vision come to life as well as transforming a large crew of bridesmaids in the brief hours before the ceremony. There's a reason her loyal following keeps her booked solid during wedding season.

Mario Tricoci
The seasoned stylists at Mario Tricoci are well-versed in bridal expectations. In fact, they even offer a six-month "countdown to the wedding" timeline to ensure color, length and style are absolutely perfect on your big day (and all the celebratory events leading up to it). The only problem is, you might just find yourself addicted to those regular pampering sessions, but we think that's totally acceptable. Read real brides' reviews here!

If the thought of a trial run before the wedding seems like an utter waste of time to you — of course you know exactly how your hair should look — then you might consider saying "yes" to a blow dry salon. Drybar's extensive menu of blowout hairstyles and classic updos comes complete with pictures, so it's as simple as pick and point.

Haven't found your perfect wedding 'do yet? Browse through even more bridal hairstylists here!

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