Ryan Wenick, Stylist

Ryan Wenick, Stylist, Maxine Salon Chicago

Ryan’s favorite thing about being a stylist is the artistry of creating a silhouette custom to his client’s face and body. Throughout his career, Ryan has mastered the “what and why” on marrying styles with face shapes and continues to build this expertise through Vidal Sassoon cutting classes. Though best known for crafting texture through layered cuts and bespoke blowouts, he loves working with all hair types almost as much as he loves making his clients laugh. Ryan is also classically trained in men’s grooming, skilled in fades, tapered styles and longer gentlemen’s haircuts. Ryan started his career at a salon in St. Louis before moving to Chicago to further expand his expertise in the industry. At Maxine Salon, Ryan values the trust that clients have in their stylists, allowing for the opportunity to build a custom look at each appointment.

Haircare product you can’t live without? Densimorphose by Kerastase, it’s addicting! This treatment mousse is super light while adding thickness from root to end. It is the perfect addition to your hair regimen.

Do you have a style icon? A like to think of my personal style as a hybrid of Kanye West & James Dean.

What do you never leave home without? My headphones. I listen to a lot of music. My heart has always belonged to rock & blues, but I am a bit of a hip hop connoisseur.

What do you do in your free time? I like to make music (I play the guitar), work out, and go longboarding. I’m a bit of a daredevil!

Best decade for hair? I really like the 50’s for men and the 70’s for women.

Worst decade for Hair? 80’s. All around.

What’s your favorite part about working for Maxine? The buzz. On any given day there’s a lot going on!

Ryan’s haircuts start at $100.00

5.0 Stars

I would definitely go back

I just walked in off the Street to come in for a blow out. I was fit in with in 40 minutes. Ryan was my stylist and did a wonderful job. It was busy at 9:30am so I just might have had some good luck with getting in. I would definitely go back.

Yelp Posted on 10/27/2018 by Oenophile X.

5.0 Stars

What an amazing salon!

What an amazing salon! Came here today desperately needing a change after having a baby two months ago. From the front desk to the assistants to both of the stylists that I saw, Maxine Really knows how to wow their clientele Lauren was my colorist and she was absolutely amazing. She took her time and really perfected my color. Coming in, my hair was damaged and brassy but leaving Lauren's chair my hair felt brightened and healthy with the exact color and tone I requested. Ryan cut my hair and I absolutely love It! One of the best cuts I have ever received Both stylists took their time and really perfected everything. I will definitely be returning!

Yelp Posted on 11/11/2017 by Katie H.

5.0 Stars

One of the best haircuts I've ever had!

I highly recommend Ryan if you're looking for a great cut! I recently moved to Chicago and was in search of a good hairstylist, as I had went to the same person for years prior. I'm pretty picky about my cuts and it's always hard to find someone that does exactly what I'm hoping for. I went to three different salons before I went to Maxine's and I'm so happy I finally found someone I like. Ryan cut my hair and it honestly may have been one of the best haircuts I've ever had! And I do not say that often. He's great with long hair (which I have) and listens to what you want. I've seen some of his work on other lengths in addition to men's cuts and they look amazing.

Yelp Posted on 09/05/2017 by Antonia R.

5.0 Stars

Great at what he does!

Ryan has been cutting my hair for almost five years now - I highly recommend him! In addition to always leaving the salon feeling like I've had the best haircut of my life, he is very good at understanding what I want, even when I can't articulate what I am looking for. Ryan is precise every step of the way: from the clean cut to the voluminous blowouts. He is truly great at what he does! In addition, the salon itself is very modern, clean and inviting. The staff is extremely welcoming and friendly. This salon is definitely a gem!

Yelp Posted on 8/21/2017 by Lisa D.

5.0 Stars

It was amazing!

Got my hair cut with Ryan the other day and it was amazing! I'm really picky about my hair, who touches it; ryan totally nailed it! He's super meticulous and wasn't satisfied until everything was perfect. I typically rock an undercut, ryan updated a shaggier look to something much more clean and timeless with crisp lines, it was the best cut I've ever had! I highly recommend working with him if you're a guy who cares a lot about a quality cut and the smaller details! He's a magician, not to mention, great conversation and a fun person too!

Yelp Posted on 07/14/2017 by Tom S.

5.0 Stars

Ryan Wenick is a Genius!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new haircut and style! Ryan Wenick is a GENIUS! I had a hair emergency and was beginning to think it was hopeless but lucky for me Ryan transformed my hair and I'm eternally grateful! He is super talented and skilled, personable, and knows how to give you that "wow" look!

Yelp Posted on 06/26/2017 by Valentina F.