Chicago >Beauty > Firefly Salon
1227 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061441.932454 -87.659713
Neighborhoods: DePaul, North Side
another good cut – just got another cut from ellen @ firefly. awesome! thanks again. you all should go!
Simply the best – I have known Ellen for about 18 years..while when I first met her, I was only 8 years old and it didn't really make sense for me to get my hair cut by Ellen at that age..it was definitely a treat when I was allowed to. Now that I make my own money and my own decisions, I go to Ellen, and ONLY Ellen, to cut my hair. Even when I went to school in Ohio, I drove back to Chicago to get my hair cut by her! I have thick hair that's very difficult to manage..but she does it somehow!
Tired of Mega-Salon BS? – A new client, I had the rare experience of intimacy in a salon environment at Firefly. Warmed by an inviting smile and personal, yet not overbearing attention, Ellen settled me right in and made me feel familiar right away. Rather than dishing me off to an understudy to wash my hair, she did it herself and asked questions in an effort to get to know me better. I suspect this informs her intuitive approach to arriving at the right cut for my lifestyle. In contrast to SuperCuts, arguably the puppy mill of salons, I was convinced that my being happy with the experience and the end result throughout. In a way, it was an oasis to my day, again quite different than one finds at the Mega-Salons like Mario Triccosi, whose authenticity matches that of a nightclub. Sorry, no thanks...not when I'm getting my hair cut. I'll put my hard-earned down at Firefly instead, knowing that my cut will likely last longer than the ones I've received from the low-budget joints. How did the grift of a stockbroker churning commissions find its way to the salon business? Well, Ellen's Firefly offers a welcome respite from the typical hustle one finds elsewhere.
Wouldn't go anywhere else! – I, too, have been seeing Ellen for years, and I wouldn't trust anyone else with my cut and color. If you come in with an idea of what you want, or a new style in mind, she will work to give you what you want, while being honest and open about what she thinks will and won't work--always with great results, in my experience. And if you have no idea what you want, or are looking for suggestions, Ellen has a great stylistic sensiblity and can be trusted to just work her magic.
I have followed Ellen through two moves into different salon spaces, and her current (self-owned) shop is by far my favorite. It's very tasteful, low-key, and easy-going, just like Ellen! I look forward to my Friday night girls' night at Firefly with my best friend and mom every 8 weeks. She juggles the three of us as only a true professional can, and we all leave feeling fabulous and looking it!
I travel from the suburbs for the best! – I have been driving into Chicago for the past 2 years because I have FINALLY found a stylist, Ellen Dunn, who is an artist when it comes to color and style!
Great place, great stylist – I've been seeing Ellen Dunn (or "the goddess of hair," as she is known in my house) for cuts and color for over 10 years. She is incredibly talented and down to earth, and someone you can really trust to give you great hair! She will work with you to achieve a particular style you're going for, in a way that will be flattering and appropriate for your hair. I've never had a bad haircut from Ellen, and they also grow out beautifully. I can't recommend her enough.
I've followed her to different salons, and now that she's opened her own, it really reflects her style. The Firefly Salon is elegant and chic, but at the same time comfortable and relaxed. I love coming here!
Firefly is a perfect for my needs first and foremost because of Ellen Dunn's many talents. My span of experience with Ellen is 18 years which speaks volumes. Her ability to color hair continues to amaze me. I have watched Ellen's talent grow over the years long after she became a Master Colorist.
Firefly is an especially enjoyable atmosphere. I prefer a salon where people do not take attendance to see who may be there. The conversation is interesting and fun or can be quiet if you prefer. There are also other services which Firefly offers such as manicures etc. It's a one stop shop!
Firefly Salon – Firefly is an overall enjoyable experience. I am not one who enjoys going to a salon to see who is wearing what or taking attendance to who is there. Firefly is as lay back as Ellen is. Yet one can always strike up an interesting conversations if you wish.
Ellen's talents have continued to grow over the 18 years that I have gone to her. Her ability to do color is a gift and well worth the price.
the only salon in chicago if you want great results – As a man I always hesitiated to go to a "salon" to get a hair cut. However, over ten years ago I discovered Ellen at another salon and she has been doing my hair ever since. As I got older, and my hair grayer she convinced me to gradually work some color in. She is so skillful at coloring my hair no one knows I have it colored and it looks absolutly natural.
I would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of salon services.
Thanks for a great haircut and color! – Ellen is truly terrific. She took difficult thick unruly hair and created an easy hassle free cut. Thanks again!
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