As Maxine's creative and educational director since 2004, Amy Abramite runs the cutting and styling program and keeps the staff current on trends. She was part of the Kérastase T.E.C.H. and Shu Uemura Artistic Teams as an educator for 5 years. A stylist of 16 years, she specializes in everything, whether it's cutting hair, styling with flat irons and curling irons, blow-outs, bang-taming, special occasion updos, and Japanese thermal straightening. Clients who want to update their look know they are in the right chair. They appreciate her cutting-edge styling as much as her endless energy. Amy has been featured in W, Glamour, Marie Claire, O the Oprah Magazine, Lucky, Self, Fitness, Shape, Sophisticate's Hairstyling Guide, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, Michigan Avenue, and at Behindthechair.com, Refinery29.com and StyleList.com. She was also featured in Charla Krupp's book How Not To Look Old in the "Getting Gorgeous City by City" chapter, and on a segment of television show "Ambush Makeover."
Amy's training is extensive and includes multiple sessions with Orlando Pita through Kérastase in New York, as well as a decade of educational trips with L'Oreal Professionnel's World Tour program. She's studied in London, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Melbourne, and Vienna, with the artistic teams of Angelo Seminara, Trevor Sorbie, Charles Worthington, Jacques Dessange, Caterina DiBiase, and Bertram K. As part of the Kérastase T.E.C.H. Artist Team, Amy has worked back stage at several New York Fashion Weeks under the guidance of the world famous Odile Gilbert. There she styled hair for designers such as The Row, Rachel Zoe, Rodarte, Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Theyskens Theory, Thakoon, and Phillip Lim. She also styled hair for Project Runways' Mondo Guerra for a Maxine in-house photo shoot featuring his clothing line. In her spare time, Amy is passionate about rock and roll, travel, Chicago Blackhawks hockey and David Lynch films.
Amy's haircuts are $120.00