Leigh Hardges, Stylist

Leigh Hardges, Stylist, Maxine Salon Chicago

Leigh Hardges is a stylist with over 15 years of professional experience, but is has been a stylist at heart since birth. A self-proclaimed product junkie and beauty blogger.  Her style mantra is, "effortlessly chic and classic with a edge."

She studied cosmetology in Chicago, Illinois at Pivot Point International.  She has also been trained in hair-cutting at Vidal Sasoon Academy.  Her clients rave about her creative interpretation and attention to the needs of her clients while forecasting style trends.  Her work has been featured on Good Day Chicago Fox 32, several webcasts and Chicago Social Magazine.

After navigating the beauty and fashion industry for over a decade working with luxury cosmetic brands as an educator and stylist; Leigh is elated to bring her talents to Maxine Salon. 

What is the best thing about working at Maxine Salon? All the luxury and guest services of the Gold Coast minus the pretention.

What do you do in your free time? I’m a big foodie!  I enjoy reading cookbooks and trying out challenging recipes.

Who is your style icon? Vidal Sassoon.  He revolutionized the beauty industry with just a pair of shears.

What is the best decade for hair and why? The 1970’s haircuts were strong shapes, like the wedge, shag and afro.

What is the hair care product you cannot live without? Oribe Royal Blowout.


Leigh's haircuts are $110.00

5.0 Stars

Lauren is a master for color!

Lauren is a master for color! She has an amazing way of balancing your desired look with keeping the health of your hair in focus. If you are seeking a killer blowout, make sure to see Leigh Hardges! Best styling I have ever had and such a pleasure to talk to.

Yelp Posted on 03/14/2020 by Catherine G.