Rex has been coloring hair for 19 years. He is meticulous, patient, disciplined and a good listener. He has attended advanced training in London, New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles. He specializes in natural, believable color such as balayage (a soft gradient form of highlighting that fools the eye into believing it's real), as well as color choice for clients who want to maintain a sense of personal style as they mature. He also has a very special love for all that is blonde from strawberry, to gold, to California bleach blonde. This obsession of his makes Rex an absolute virtuoso in not only balayage but all other blonding techniques including highlighting, double process and ombré.
Rex has served on the artistic technical team for L'Oreal Professionnel, and has also spent much of his career training apprentices how to color hair. He knows the science of hair color technology like the back of his hand and is a great resource when deciding what direction to go with, or what color product to choose for your hair. Rex is very passionate about our ammonia free color brands and lighteners.
Rex is the creator of our Balaywave technique, a perm that adds gradient curl and a disheveled texture to layered haircuts.
In his spare time Rex enjoys Vinyasa Yoga, Photography, healthy living and exploring the city.
Blog posts featuring Rex Jimieson
I was in Chicago about a week ago for business and decided to get my hair colored. I had no knowledge of any good colorist but just did a google search for the "best colorists in Chicago" and Maxine's popped. I ended up making an appointment and was given Rex as the colorist. He understood exactly what I was looking for (brown low lites with blonde highlights and the outcome was amazing!! It is truly the best co lour anyone has done for my hair!! It looks natural, healthy and the co lour is amazing!! He really is quite talented!! Now all I have to do is figure out how I get him to move to Toronto so I can see him on a regular basis...or I just have to fly to Chicago more often!! Thanks Rex!!! I'm quite happy with my hair! I has never looked better! Adele from Toronto
Yes! Yes, yes, yes! After a major hair crisis and 4 hours spent at another salon less than a month ago, I could no longer bear my ugly, drab "mousy" color so I called on a Friday night at 6:09 pm (they closed at 6:00) and low and behold, someone (friendly!) answered! She also said she could get me an appointment for the next day! I was beside myself with glee, and showed up early. Rex consulted with me about my mousy color and then got to work. We didn't chat much, but I was ok with that and got to relaxin'. He suggested either a treatment or a cut/trim as I had just had color and full highlights less than a month earlier. He found someone to cut my hair after he was done with his magic wand and then Cheryl gave me a trim, teased me about how long my hair was (she was just jealous!) and made me laugh the whole time. She also recommended products and treatments that would keep my long, lustrous hair in tip-top shape. They both gave me their business cards as I checked out, and then I emptied my bank account and went on my merry way, delighted with the results!