15 Black-Owned Hair Salons & Stylists Open in Chicago Right Now

Looking for someone in Chicago to do a great job on braids? Or someone who can do amazing work with wigs and weaves? These black-owned hair salons & stylists in Chicago are ready to get their hands on your beautiful hair and create the perfect style for your day-to-day life.

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Conay Control

Courtney “Conay” Elzy specializes in braids and protective styling, and is currently scheduling and taking appointments at her home hair salon in Chicago while practicing COVID-19 safety protocols.

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Terrilashae Studios

2320 W 95th St Suite 10, Chicago, IL 60643

Working in the Beverly neighborhood, Terrilashae McBride provides services for natural hair care and braiding.

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KeyStylist Salon

1530 W 99th St, Chicago, IL 60643

KeyStylist is a black-owned hair salon in Chicago that is staffed by five experts in different areas of cosmetology. The owner of the salon, celebrity stylist Kesha Levy, is following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Only one client is allowed to receive service at a time. Provide services such as styling, hair cutting, perming and hair extensions.

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Braids by Nikki

A stylist in the Auburn Gresham area, Nikki Thigpen has over 20 years of experience working with a variety of hair types. Her Instagram profile is full of photos of happy clients!

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Huetiful Salon

Located inside Sola Studios @ 1614 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615


Huetiful operates with a focus on “women with natural or processed hair, wavy, curly, or kinky-curly type and textures,” according to their website. This black-owned hair salon in Chicago was established in 2010 by Procter & Gamble’s Beauty Care Division’s former brand manager, Ken Burkeen.

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Nandi Cierra

11614 S Western Ave


Nandi Cierra takes clients by appointment only, Tuesday-Saturday. She provides a number of services including lace closure, sewins, and more.


Asia specializes in extensions and silk-presses, and she wants to get you started on a healthy hair regimen as soon as possible!

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Pure Jaunty

Licensed cosmetologist PJ excels in braiding and providing quality haircare overall— she strives to provide her clients with a wide variety of options for their hairstyling. The phrase “pure jaunty” is described on her website as being “untainted self-confidence,” which is her ultimate goal with every client.


8100 S Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, IL 60617

Cece is a cosmetologist who, in addition to offering wig installs, coloring, and cuts, also provides a number of services meant to maintain healthier scalp and hair.

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2551 N Clark St (ground floor), Chicago, IL 60614

EssenceVIP is a hair salon in the Chicago area that specializes in the care and maintenance of multi-texture hair. The lead stylist, Teresa “Terez” Zeigler, and other staff members evaluate the condition of clients’ hair and work hard to provide styling that works best for them.

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Davia, the brains behind BraidsfromTheGO, conducts business in the Beverly area, where she focuses on braiding and protective styling services.


527 E 71st St, Chicago, IL 60619

The self-described “PonyTail Slayyer” specializes in a truly impressive array of ponytail styles, as well as quickweaves, all available for booking now.

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Young Queens by Ally

Experience “The Ally Effect” and book an appointment for a quickweave, sewin, or other high-quality service experience.


At an appointment with Destiny, you can get styling, installation, and maintenance of wigs, as well as plenty of services for natural hair.

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L.Michelle Hair

1447 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

Working out of Conceited Collection Hair Salon, LaShawnda Michelle Linnear specializes in maintaining healthy hair, styling braids, and extensions; you can book these services with her right now!


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