Brittany Brudzinski, Stylist

Brittany Brudzinski, Stylist, Maxine Salon Chicago

Brittany does it all: haircuts, blowouts, braids, updos and hair-transforming Keratin treatments. Brittany, who started at Maxine in 2007, has studied with Scott Cole and Linda Yodice of Paul Mitchell, Martin Parsons for updo classes, American Crew’s Master Class for men’s styling and most recently, the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Luxe Gallery in Dallas. 

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Fremont, Ohio, but I moved around quite a bit. I went to college in Charleston, South Carolina. I had an internship in Berlin, Germany. I also lived in Fort Lauderdale and Atlanta before settling in Chicago.

What is the best thing about working at Maxine? We keep up with the current trends and techniques, so clients are never getting outdated styles. Also, this is a high-end salon with amazing talent, but there is not a pompous employee in the place. When you walk in everyone greets you warmly and you never feel judged.

Any celebrity clients? Any notable past gigs? Kendra Wilkenson, Ina Garten, Emily Griffin, Lisa Lampanelli and Julie Hagerty.

What is your hair specialty? I love to create pretty, soft hair- whether it’s long or short. I also love to create detailed shapes, such as intricate bobs or detailed updos.

What hair product can you not live without? Hairspray. I have fine wimpy hair— without hairspray my hair couldn't hold a style. Every day, I wash, apply heat protectant and volume product, dry, curl with tapered barrel curling iron, apply a lot of hairspray.

What is your favorite cut, style and/or color to do? My favorite cut right now is the long bob (LOB) with just a little layering. I like to style this look with undone loose waves. I love this cut because it truly looks good on everyone.

What is your favorite thing to do on a free Sunday? Relax and watch movies with my husband.

Who is your style icon? Gwen Stefani. She is the perfect mix of rocker chick and classic beauty.

Brittany's haircuts are $95.00

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5.0 Stars

I feel like I hit the hair lotto

5 stars and MORE! I feel like I have hit the hair lotto with not one, but two phenomenal stylists. Anyone that knows me knows that I am guilty of being VERY particular with my hair. I met Aaron about 3 1/2 years ago at another salon and have been hooked on him since! He listens carefully to what you want to achieve and delivers each and every time. I have faithfully followed him to Maxine and thank goodness because every time I come for an appointment I feel spoiled! Through Aaron I got hit twice by the hair gods and met Brittany. She is equally as amazing. Like clockwork, I go every few months for my keratin smoothing treatment. Brittany spends time working on my hair and makes sure I leave with shiny, smooth hair - I am addicted to her treatments! I truly appreciate how both Aaron and Brittany take pride in their work and ensure that you leave feeling and looking fabulous! Thank you, thank you, thank you Maxine!

Yelp Posted on 09/13/2012 by Susan G.

4.0 Stars

That was until I discovered Maxine...

would have NEVER considered cheating on my hairstylist even when I lived half way across the country for her....that was until I discovered Maxine. I've always been the type of person who hated my hair when I walked out of the salon and only liked it the next day when I styled it myself...which I always felt shouldnt be the case. BUT when I met Stacie & Brittany at Maxine, I knew I was right, it shouldnt be the case and now I learned to LOVE my hair the second it was finished! For Blondes - you'd be stupid not to go to Stacie, She's literally a blond whisperer.

Yelp Posted on 08/31/2012 by Carly H.

4.0 Stars

Fellow Yelpers you did not disappoint...

I wanted to have my hair done for my Chicago elopement, and I chose this salon because of the rave reviews. Fellow yelpers, you did not disappoint. I had no trouble making an appointment for Thursday morning with only a week's notice. The plan was for my groom and me to go all over the city and take pictures after the city hall ceremony, so I needed something that could withstand the 100+ degree heat. Brittany gave me a beautiful up-do that withstood the heat and wind through more than 4 hours of photos, a dress change, dinner, and drinks. Brittany was friendly and professional. My hair looked soft and elegant, and had some serious staying power! It was as beautiful at 11pm as it was at 11am. I would definitely make another appointment at Maxine.

Yelp Posted on 07/01/2012 by Emily C.