Thor Nygren, Stylist

Thor Nygren, Stylist Maxine Salon Chicago

Thor has come full circle: Maxine first hired him at Vidal Sassoon in 1983. With years of experience as a stylist and manager throughout the Gold Coast, Thor brings his genius at precision cutting to Maxine clients. “I think of cutting hair as tailoring a suit,” says Thor. “I like to match the cut to each client’s personality, so it’s different every time. It looks like it was made for them.” Clients love his cuts and his relaxing head massage, which he administers during every appointment. 

Where did you start your career? In Merrillville, IN at Anthony’s Salon.

What is the best thing about working at Maxine? The talent and the professionalism. Maxine treats us like members of a team.

What is your hair specialty? Cutting and styling. 

Who is your dream client? Anyone who sits in my chair. 

What has been your career high? Taking care of Margaret Thatcher for five days. 

If there were a movie about your life, what would it be called? It’s a Wonderful Life 

What do you do in your free time? Hang out with my family.

What is the best decade for hair? The 80’s, because there was a hair revolution. Most of the techniques we use today came from that period. 

Thor's haircuts are $125.00

5.0 Stars

Both Artists are Very Special People

As many with curly hair, for years I would angst over how it looked. I went to tons of hairstylists and always left unfulfilled and dissatisfied. That is until I found Thor Nygren who helped me find my hair's true essence. I can honestly say I now feel real joy and appreciation for my locks. Actually my hair seems to make others happy as well, including my hubby and strangers I meet daily. Also at Maxine, Tracey Manger is my go to for color. She always creates a beautiful mix of highlights and lowlights while leaving my hair healthy. Both artists are very special people---talented, warm, caring and fun! You won't be disappointed!

Yelp Posted on 05/08/2015 by Marcia B.

5.0 Stars

First-class Establishment with Superior Customer Service

Maxine Salon is a first-class establishment with superior customer service. Josie is one of the best stylists in Chicago. Thor is also one of the best in the city. Space is beautiful with modern decor.

Yelp Posted on 01/27/2015 by Adam S.

5.0 Stars

Just got the best haircut ever

Just got the best haircut ever-- went yesterday and my long hair which used to lay pretty flat is now full of life and looks amazing. Thor is the sweetest man and such a great stylist-- I left myself in his hands and he brought my hair back to life. Could not be happier.

Yelp Posted on 01/29/2012 by Tracy K.

4.0 Stars

The staff is awesome

My first time through and had Thor create a new style for me. It is fun and easy which is great for me as i am just the wash and blow dry kind. I travel through here from time to time and will definitely be stopping in again on my next trips to Chicago. Thanks for a nice and comfortable experience. The staff is awesome.

Yelp Posted on 05/21/2011 by Linda L.