Chicago December 2005

Maxine Salon's Amy Abramite featured in Chicago Magazine December 2005Chicago

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Hairs Apparent

Amy Abramite, straightening guru and creative director. Maxine (712 N. rush St.; 312-751-1511)

Price: $600 to $1000 for Japanese thermal reconditioning, depending on hair type.

"I try to take as many classes as I can get my hands on," says Amy Abramite, 30, the educational director for hairstylists at Maxine, the high-end salon where she's worked for her seven-year career.  The petite Carol Steam native with the rock-'n'-roll wardrobe is also the salon's straightening guru, using Japanese thermal reconditioning, the results of which last an average of eight to ten months. "I treat hair in all three categories-noncolored, virgin hair; color-treated hair; and heaveily highlighted, blond hair," she says.  "Most places only work with two categories." Abramite says she can get hair 70-90 percent straighter, cutting down on styling time by at least half. "you'll be out of the shower, ready to walk out the door in 20 minutes," she says.

Click here to see online article in Chicago Magazine