Long-haired clients love stylist Sanda Petrut's precision cutting and respect for structure. She pays great attention to shape and balance. "I like styles that have texture, move freely but keep their shape for a long time and are easy to maintain," she says. A stylist of 20 years, Sanda excels at Japanese thermal straightening. Clients also love her elegant updos. Sanda is obsessed with the looks from the sixties and transforms them into something modern. Her look is updated “Mad Men.” With an approach that is sexy and flirtatious, she loves to create Marilyn Monroe waves. Sanda has studied with the Redken Academy in New York. She developed the Sliding Bangs technique for Maxine. She enjoys travel, theater, cooking and gardening.
Sanda's haircuts are $105.00
Blog posts featuring Sanda Petrut
- Who wants Kate's hair? More than 8 of you do.
See Sanda's comments on instyle.com about Kate Gosselin's hair.
Tina and Robert are the best colorists in Chicago! My hair is very fine and dries out and breaks really easily with processing and I have allergic reactions to chemicals. But between them the team has kept my hair healthy and shiny and the color and highlights natural looking! And Sanda and Becca are fabulous cutters. I can even get away with air drying my hair in the summer because the cut is so good! Maxine is friendly, fun and personal. The staff stays there for years. Always a good sign when turnover is low and people enjoy their work and environment. And you feel that quality as a customer.
Posted on 07/20/2012 by Nina G.
This is specifically for bridal/bridesmaid hair so not terribly useful, but we had such a wonderful experience here I had to rave. Sanda did my hair for my wedding and really knows her stuff. She created the most beautiful hairstyle that didn't budge all night. My hair was the only thing I was worried about all day, and the minute she finished I knew I had nothing to worry about. I got so many compliments on it all night and I'm so grateful to her for really listening to me and taking the time to make it right. Additionally, we had about 13 other chairs occupied with everyone from my 11-year-old flowergirl to my 75-year-old grandmother, and every single woman looked exceptional. My bridesmaids' updos were lovely and stayed put all night, and all the blowouts were on point. I'm so glad we went to Maxine on a friend's recommendation - if I lived in Chicago it would be my go-to salon!
I have been going to this salon since 2004 and am in love with Sanda as my stylist. She is the best and I always walk out feeling and looking like a million bucks. Really fantastic!!!! Robert has been my colorist for many years as well and he works wonders with Blondes. I am at the point where I barely give them direction and let them do their thing....and i am always happy. Yes Maxine is pricey, but in the very rare times I have strayed to try and find a more budget friendly stylist, I am never happy and end up back at Maxines. I believe you get what you pay for, and this place is worth every penny. The staff is amazing, love them all :). Rick and Carlos rock!
On the recommendation of a friend, I visited Maxine's for a much-needed cut and color. I don't mind spending money on my hair to have it done right. Every staff member was friendly and professional. Robert took me first to consult with Sanda about my cut; and then he consulted with me about my color. He listened to what I wanted and made suggestions, and I ended up getting lowlights as well as highlights and color. My color has never looked this rich, and also very natural. In fact, after my cut and dry, when I went back to show Robert the results, the client he had in his chair ended up asking him to do the same to her! Robert also told me what to ask for when I come back for maintenance, so I don't have to spend as much next time. Sanda also listened carefully to me, and made suggestions. Before she started cutting she went over it again to make sure we were on the same page. She knew exactly what she was doing and gave me a beautiful cut, then styled it and showed me how to keep some body in it. I walked out looking and feeling like a rock star! I'll definitely be back. Maxine's is pricey, but to me it's worth the money.
I moved to Chicago this past summer. I am EXTREMELY picky about my hair. The first time I went to Maxine I had a decent cut...nothing amazing. However, when I asked my colorist a rec. for a stylist she suggested Sanda. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sanda. I recently went short and she did an amazing job. I have never had so many compliments on my hair before. As a struggling teacher the cut is expensive....but well worth the money. I still need to find a good colorist...everytime I get my haircolored it turns out more red than I want....I just want a natural brown. For my stylist Sanda...I give her 5 stars!!!