Cliff Freeman

Cliff Freeman, Stylist, Maxine Salon ChicagoA graduate of Maxine’s in-house training program, Cliff is extremely versatile with all lengths of hair. He enjoys the challenge that extremes bring to his work. Very short haircuts are fun and creative, requiring a distinct strategy; long hair can be transformed into sleek, sexy, runway hair. “When you can style your own hair every day to recreate your salon look, that’s the sign of a good haircut,” he says. Additionally, Cliff has spear-headed our exciting and new Braid Menu concept and has become the braiding specialist in Chicago. You see him in the salon practicing new braids constantly which immediately get translated onto his clients. Cliff sees every braid as unique and customizes his braids to fit the client and the occasion, Whether it is going to Lollapalooza, the gym or on a hot date, Cliff's braids will stylishly take you there. Away from the salon Cliff likes to indulge in his love of travel. Before coming to Maxine, he lived in Belgium for two years.

Cliff's haircuts are $80.00, his braids begin at $40



Dream Wedding: Spring Dream Wedding

After weeks of planning, the big day is finally here! Watch as Joe and Dolly tie the knot live on Windy City Live!


Spring Up-Do with Cliff

Stylist Cliff Freeman demonstrates a spring up-do.


Bow Braid How to

Stylist Cliff Freeman demonstrates the Bow Braid.


Maxine Salon Photo Shoot

Maxine Salon Creative Director, Amy Abramite, and team brilliantly orchestrate our Fall 2011 collection. See how we mimic the season's outrageously interesting and richly textured fabrics into our approach to hair and the process of producing it.


5.0 Stars

Love Cliff!

I am very particular about cutting my hair. Love Cliff! He understood exactly what I wanted. Was realistic about expectations (in process of growing out bangs). Love kerastase products, which salon uses. Left with shiny, healthy, and bouncy hair!

Yelp Posted on 07/12/2014 by Claudia L.

5.0 Stars

Super friendly

Super friendly. Nice And clean environment. Great haircuts! New fav salon. Robert for color and Cliff for cut. Friends and I travel from Milwaukee to treat our hair and scalp to fabulousity!

Yelp Posted on 03/26/2013 by Count T.

5.0 Stars

My new fav hair salon!

My new fav hair salon! I found Maxine when I visited for a Birchbox + Kerastase braid event in June and Cliff gave me the most fantastic crown braid I've ever seen-seriously, it was damn good. I also got to meet Maxine that night and she was just too cute, I knew I had to return! From the event I received 25% off my next service so I scheduled an appointment right away for a blow-out/style for my engagement pictures. I came back on a Saturday afternoon and the salon was packed-so much going on, I loved it! Right in the heart of the Gold Coast/River North, Maxine is just the perfect location to make you feel like you're right in the middle of everything going on in the city. The salon is white, bright, and modern and you're greeted by a wall of Kerastase and Shu Umera products and incredibly friendly and helpful staff. They have water, coffee, beer, and champagne to sip on while you wait (or while you're being pampered). In short, I'm pretty much in love with the salon! As if a fab salon wasn't enough-Cliff made my hair look so fantastic I told him I needed him to just live in my bathroom so he can give me blow outs everyday! He is super friendly and even explained what he was doing so I could try and replicate it at home (which will never, ever happen-he's too good). My hair lasted through engagement pictures that day and through my engagement party that night and everyone gave me compliments on how great it looked. I can't say enough good things about Cliff and the wonderful things he's done to my hair. With fabulous staff, luxurious products and treatments, and killer stylists-you'd have to search far and wide to find a salon that could top Maxine!

Yelp Posted on 07/02/2012 by Lauren V.

5.0 Stars

I highly recommend Cliff

I have always had long hair. That, however, was not practical when I moved to Chicago and the heat nearly killed me. It was time to get rid of em'. I went to Maxine and was so impressed. Everyone was friendly and my stylist, Cliff, was on time and so nice. Not only that, but the cut looks FANTASTIC. He took time with me, made sure everything was what I wanted every step of the way. I will definitely be going back and I highly recommend Cliff. Such a great guy and a fantastic stylist!

Yelp Posted on 07/22/2011 by Alex L.

5.0 Stars

I highly recommend him

I had a bad cut from Supercuts and so I went to a fancy $90/cut salon and had a bad cut there too!! I saw Maxine's on Rush St and on a whim walked in and saw a woman at the cashier sporting the cut I wanted, a straight precision cut on fine hair. I asked who cut her hair, "Cliff Freeman". He does a GREAT job for $50, he's cut my hair 2x's now, I even brought in a small synthetic hairpiece that I bought and he cut that too!! I highly recommend him, great cut and blow dry, all for $50! He does a great job!

Yelp Posted on 07/10/2011 by Lanae S.

5.0 Stars

I'm really pleased

I got my hair cut today by Cliff, a level one stylist, and I'm really pleased. I have long hair and wanted the most minimum trim possible, just to get rid of split ends and make my hair healthier. A lot of stylists will ignore your pleas to not chop off a lot of hair, but Cliff just took off the very ends. He also trimmed up my existing layers and gave them more life. I'm really happy with the way it came out and with how he did exactly what I asked (and did it well). I've had one other experience at Maxine, which was also very positive. I went to Stacy last summer to get a one-process color. I'd gotten blond highlights and wanted to go back to all-over dark brown, and Stacy gave me a great rich brown that has lasted all this time; the blonde has never come back out.

Yelp Posted on 04/13/2011 by A.B.