My Favorite Salons to Get Pretty in Chicago

My Favorite Salons to Get Pretty in Chicago This post is in no way sponsored – I just wanted to share my favorite spots for beauty services in Chicago. I always feel beautiful and refreshed after a little bit of pampering. And, now that spring is officially here, it’s the perfect time for a little beauty update. Maybe fresh highlights or a bright colored pedicure so you can rock your favorite open-toed shoes again. Here are my favorite salons in Chicago:

My Favorite Salons to Get Pretty in ChicagoHair: 

I get my hair cut and colored by Jay at Dennis Bartolomei Salon. It really is the “best salon in Chicago.” I had gone to a bunch of different places before, but none of them come close to the top notch service here. Mention my name if you book an appointment! My Favorite Salons to Get Pretty in Chicago


I get eyelash extensions every few weeks because they really make my eyes pop and I feel as though I don’t need to wear a lot of additional makeup. Amazing Lash Studio in Lincoln Park gives me that ‘woke up like this’ look. Mention my name for $10 off your first service.


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I’m addicted to no-chip manicures and get them religiously every two weeks. Every now and again, I get a pedicure too. I love having pretty hands and not having to worry about fixing chipped nails every few days.

I use PrettyQuick to book most of my nail appointments. I think this is the best new app since Uber. It lets you book beauty services ahead of time at local salons. You can even check for discounts during slow hours of the day. The best part is that all payment, including tip takes place automatically in the app. I suck at calculating tips in my head. Use the code allie78 to get $15 off your first appointment – that’s like a free manicure!

I had my American flag nails in the photo above done at Nail Art Studio in River North (booked on PrettyQuick). They do all kinds of fun nail designs.

  • Yag Dalal

    I have an urge to do a makeover in spring time every year. It’s truly the season of renewal and change. I am a huge fan of your haircut <3

  • Min

    I’ve been thinking about getting eyelash extensions! I’ll have to try Amazing Lash Studio!

    xo, Min

  • Lexi Holden

    your lashes are fab!! amazing lashes Chicago does a fantastic job!! great to get them for events as well!

  • Lizzy

    Those nails are super cool!