Marshall Violante, Colorist
Known for natural, sun kissed blonding, Marshall has been an expert in color for eight years. After starting his education at the Aveda Institute in Chicago, Marshall completed the Sassoon color training program before teaching at the Sassoon Academy here in Chicago, training color assistants. If you’re looking for hair color with natural hues and beautiful undertones that compliment your complexion, Marshall is the colorist for you! Throughout his career, Marshall has always looked to Maxine Salon as a leader in the industry, and is happy to be working alongside the best in Chicago
Who is your dream client? Any of Bravo’s Real Housewives.
What is your favorite hair product for colored hair? Kérastase Chroma Riche Masque. You can see a noticeable difference after just one use!
Favorite restaurant in Chicago? Kai Zan for sushi and Bavettes for steak.
What movie character is most like you? Balou from The Jungle Book.
What new color trends are you seeing? Instead of a traditional, bright blonde tone, I’ve been seeing champagne or beige colored highlights. And who doesn’t love champagne?
What was the best decade for hair and why? 1970’s hippie style hair is my favorite. This decade is when color really started to get added to the mix. The overall vibe was bohemian with loose waves and natural textures.
Who are your style icons? Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Alessandro Michele.
What neighborhood do you live in? West Loop
Where might someone find you on a Saturday? Hanging out at Soho House, especially on a summer day. I love spending time in my neighborhood, the West Loop, supporting local shops and restaurants.
I just followed my colorist, Marshall Violante, from his previous salon and couldn't be happier. Marshall is a color God - his judgement and technique are impeccable. Always natural looking and my hair is always healthy and in great shape. He's also super pleasant and very professional. Color work is time consuming so if you have to sit in a chair that long to look great, Marshall is the person you want to chat with. His recommendations on everything current are always spot on. Also the new salon is amazing. Lively and fun and very stylish.