I have been getting my nails done by Lisa for 16 years. Have been all over the near North side for manicures, and no one can come close to Lisa. I have never left with a rough nail, smudge, or tiny imperfection. My daughter has come with me since she was 3 (she is now 12) and has been treated like family, never an inconvenience. Parking can be tough. If you live in the area, walking (as I do) is easy, also is in between 2 Red Line stops. I also get blow outs (as well a hi-lights) by Paul and Gabi: both are fantastic stylists! You really can’t go wrong here.
I have been going to see Paul Mirza at Colin of London for over 10 years. There are many reasons why this wonderful establishment has retained my business. First and foremost is that Paul is a very good listener and excellent hair stylist. When I tell him what I am thinking about wanting done to my hair, he asks me questions to verify that he understands my request and he makes suggestions when I am not sure exactly what kind of look I am after. I love this! He understands when I come in and tell him “I need a change” and we talk it through. He was the first person to color my hair which I was very anxious about and he did a great job and he has been coloring my hair ever since. Aside from walking out the door with a great cut and color every time, I enjoy going to Colin of London because everyone is always in an upbeat and happy mood. The music they play is fun and relaxing at the same time. Lisa always welcomes me when I come in for my appointment. This is not a spa so please set your expectations accordingly, but a very lovely environment to get your hair done. The last thing that Paul says to me after every visit is “you look great Michelle” and that is how I always feel after going to Colin of London and having Paul do my hair. For those that are visiting Chicago, you are so close to the Magnificent Mile and so many great places to visit and dine. I would highly recommend Colin of London.
A friend of mine referred me to Gabriela for highlights. She did exactly what I asked for and I was so pleased. The salon has a friendly atmosphere and it seems as if most of the clients have been coming there for years. Later I found out they have been on Oak St for 40 years!