Chicago Magazine, August 2012

Best colorist
Maxine Salon

712 N. Rush St., 312-751-1511

Those who highlight know they face a losing battle against the dreaded line of demarcation. To which we say, put down the foil and see a master of balayage, the French highlighting technique. Using a palette and a brush, He literally paints on color in what appear to be acts of artistic inspiration but are actually precise applications based on hair movement and growth. The sun-kissed color is so natural-looking, even as hair grows out, that the longer stretches between appointments more than make up for the hefty price tag (partial balayage starts at $170).

Reader's Choice Awards
Best Hair Salon

[ 3. ] Maxine Salon