Chicago >Beauty > Salon de Vive
2137 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061841.939450 -87.682204
Neighborhoods: Roscoe Village, North Side
GREAT – I love Stephanie at Salon De Vive. She is the best with color! My color was really messed up from me doing it (badly) myself. She fixed it and it looks great! She also does great cuts and awesome updos. And she's SO sweet. Highly recommend!
The most relaxing experience with Emmett – I have also been going to Emmett for years and will never go anywhere else. He is so knowledgable on cuts and style. I know that I am in good hands when I go and am able to fully focus on the entertainment gossip magazines. Guilty pleasure, but that is all part of the experience.
Recently, I had some health problems that affected my hair and I knew he would be able to address what I should do with my hair and style.
Going to Emmett is much more than a good haricut or die, it is a relaxing experience that is quite enjoyable.
Emmett Hodge is a 10! – I have been going to Salon de Vive for years and Emmett Hodge is my hairdresser. We is fantastic! He is knowledgeable in color, cuts, styling, and makeup. He is also honest. If I present an idea for my hair, he is always honest about how he thinks it will look. I really appreciate that. He is also very personable as is everyone who works at this salon. I always feel comfortable coming into the salon. I recommend this salon, and especially Emmett!
MY BEST COLOR EVER – Emmet is an absolute genius! I have never before been able to say that I LOVE MY HAIR. My color is perfect. Can't wait to go back.
Completely worth it – I've wanted to go lighter for a long time but had not found the right stylist to do it. I have very dark hair naturally and I've dyed it many times with reds and browns. Went to Carlo, he's amazing. He took the time to make sure he knew what I wanted and what I'd done previously with color. Results completely exceeded my expectations (I was only 80% sure I could pull off the lighter look).
In sum, very talented staff, willing to take the extra time, and great atmosphere. Will definitely return to Carlo.
Love this Salon! – I am a working mom, so I don't have alot of time to take out for myself anymore but when I do, Salon de Vive is where I go for "Me" time...
I go to Stefanie to cut my hair so I always get a great hair cut and she's the best for eyebrow wax as well. I not only enjoy talking to my stylist but socializing with the other stylists is part of the fun experience too. I always leave with a good laugh and a great hair cut!
Amazing Color and Creative Cuts – After moving from LA, I was having a very difficult time finding a salon to meet my standards for color and creative cuts. After trying a dozen salons in the Chicago area, I read the reviews on Salon de Vive and decided to give this salon a whirl. During my initial meeting with Vi, she took her time in asking me a lot of questions about my hair, previous cuts, and the over all look I was going for. She was confident in giving her opinion and ideas when I asked. I asked her to cut my very long red hair off and to take it back to a vibrant blonde. WOW!!! I walked out of there feeling like a million bucks-which is the feeling that I was used to having with my old salon in LA. What a relief to find her! My haircut was like artwork and I am once again getting compliments from random people on the streets...asking where I get my hair done. The color is vibrant and lasts months....it never dulls and when the cut grows out, it still has an amazing shape. I drive 1 1/2 hours in traffic to get my hair done now, but it is so worth the time and money to have it done right the first time! The only drawback is the lack of parking.
Thank you so much for a great review .It is always a pleasure to work with you. I just wanted to mention that we now offer free parking in the rear of the building for our clients convience. See you soon.
THE BEST!! – I have been going to Vi for more years than I can remember. She is an absolute artist with color. Really listens, understands your "issues" and always has great suggestions. The salon is beautiful and very comfortable. All of the staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend to everyone. Enjoy!
Best hair cut in the city – Violica is the best. Always smiling and happy. Puts you in a good mood. Great atmosphere and pleasant employees. I've been to other cutters(out of necessity) and no one cuts like Violica. Keep up the good work.
Emmett rules – On my list of things to do once in my life was have the courage to wear a pixie cut. That was no small feat considering that in 43 years I never had my hair above my chin and, at the time of my cut, my ponytail alone was 13" long. I approached it like I do most tasks - researched first. Found photos and read articles about facial features and short hair. After reading reviews for many stylists I wandered in to Salon de Vive. I had walked out of at least one salon where no enthusiasm for the task at hand was shown. Not so in Salon de Vive.
Emmett warmly greeted me and sat me down to talk. It was immediately clear to me that he knew his stuff. I know my hair, which is thick and curly but also dries straight very well. Emmett seemed instinctively to know my hair as well. But more, he cared about why I was doing it, who I was, whether I was sure, and if the style would suit my head and face. That day he gave me a fabulous cut AND took time to explain how to work it.
A couple days later when I had concerns over a color I applied myself (calling in a panic) he took the time to call me back and talk me down. I am having immense fun with my re-invented look, due, in no small part, to Emmett. And the price - you wont find better in Chicago for what you get.
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