The Windy City is known for its vibrant city life, diverse culture, and amazing fashion that inspires people all over the world. Finding a natural hair salon can feel like looking for a needle in a haystack if you don’t know where to start when you live in the city, but we’ve got you covered. We’ve scoured the city of Chicago to find you Chicagoans the best salons to get your hair braided, cut, and help you achieve your best curls. Check out the top 15 natural hair salons in Chicago below.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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1. Hair Spa Chicago

Formerly known as “Salon Pressure”, Hair Spa Chicago offers an array of services ranging from colored bundles, blowouts, and texture based hair care. Their salon catalog spans a variety of styles for all hair types that include closures, weaves, and varying curl patterns. The salon also features curly care products to help clients learn more about their natural hair and keep it healthy at home.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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2. Huetiful Chicago

Huetiful has been a long standing natural hair salon in Chicago and was founded by Ken Burkeen in 2010. Ken introduces his clients to the “The 4 Healthy Hair Pillars” which is a science-based approach to textured hair care that has been adopted by salons all over the U.S. Huetiful focuses on health hair treatments, Devacuts, extensions/braids, loc maintenance and more!

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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3. Natural Beauty Couture

Rasheeda Bibbs is the stylist and owner of Natural Beauty Couture, a salon dedicated to helping naturalistas with protective styles, transitioning, or the big chop! Rasheeda offers a variety of styles for her clients such as two-strand twists, loc maintenance, scalp treatments, and other healthy hair services. As the “curl whisperer” she has dedicated her career to restoring natural hair with protective styles and teaching her clients to love their hair in all forms.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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4. Twisted Roots Salon Inc.

The art of the twist, loc, braid, and textured hair is all an art form for the stylists at Twisted Roots Salon Inc. They strive to meet the needs of their various clientele by making it a business motto and practice that is seenin the delicate care and time invested in each signature hairstyle. Twisted Roots specialized in a variety of loc services such as loc maintenance, extensions, stylings, interlocking, and twist styles. 

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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5. Glo On Natural Hair

Currently located in the South Loop of Chicago, Glo On Natural Hair is owned by Shavon Akhan who has been a natural hair stylist for the past 20 years. Shavon honors and reveres the “sacred cultural artform” of natural hair and desires to educate every one of her clients. The salon specializes in braiding and natural hair styling which offers a variety of options like weaves, cornrows, twists, locs, and intricate braiding like micro braids or tree braids.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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6. Curls and Company

Curls and Company isn’t composed of one specialized stylist, but prides itself on housing a collection of creative stylists who are devoted to the craft of hair styling. This salon specializes in dry curl cutting, deva cuts, color, and trains all their staff to tackle any hair texture for all genders. One of the signature services of this salon is conditioning and revitalizing treatments to help restore damaged hair and transition clients into healthy hair practices. 

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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7. Natural Hair Bar

Jacqueline Tarrant is the beauty expert, certified trichologist, and owner of Natural Hair Bar located on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. As the former Director of Education and Product Development Specialist for LOREAL she has developed a unique insight into hair care and product usage that she is able to share with her clients at Natural Hair Bar. She offers a variety of services that focus on hair education like hair loss analysis, hair growth sessions, protective hair styling, and more!

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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 8. Relax She’s Natural

Deanna Browley is a celebrity stylist and licensed trichologist whose passion for hair styling and education led to the creation of West Loop salon, Relax She’s Natural. This salon focuses on helping customers rediscover how to properly care and maintain healthy hair through styling sessions focusing on services like trichology to help revitalize the scalp and a variety of silk press options. These options give the customers the chance to find and define their wigs, weaves, or natural hair using rod sets, twist outs and microlink installs.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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9. Roe’s Natural Hair Care

Roe’s Natural Hair Care Salon features a range of services to meet the naturalista looking for braided styles, cuts, color, and more. Roe’s specializes in twisted styles and braids which range in length and size like knotless braids, box braids, ombrebox, and tribal braids. Regardless of gender or age, Roe’s Salon is a one stop shop for everyone to get their hair goals accomplished.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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10. Essence VIP

Essence VIP is located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago and features a variety of salon services like relaxers, press and curling, dreadlocks, weaves, and extensions. The team of amazing hair designers works with each client to help you achieve the best style for your lifestyle and personality. In addition to styling services, the designers are trained to help with scalp treatments to improve disorders like dandruff, eczema, cradle cap, and alopecia.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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11. The Healthy Hair Boutique 

The Healthy Hair Boutique is located in downtown Chicago and is known for its signature “Chicago Silk Press” that “moves in motion. The boutique specializes in several healthy hair styles for Black women such as sew-in weaves, relaxers, updo styles, and locs. Each customer will receive a 1-1 consultation for their individual beauty needs and can also purchase bundles, lashes, and extensions

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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12. The Curl Whisperer Chicago

The Curl Whisperer Chicago is a salon suite operated by Starresha Martin in the Lincoln Park Area of Chicago. She has been in the industry for over five years specializing in naturally curly hair care. Offering services such as Deva Cutting, Pintura Highlighting, Custom Coloring, Rod sets and Twist Outs. She focuses on client education and helping clients maintain and care for their crown. Naturals love this salon because it offers a more intimate experience. They love the setting, the energy and the location.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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13. Nu Bgin NS Natural Hair and Wellness Center

NubginsNs Natural Hair and Wellness team was founded by Tywanna who is a licensed cosmetologist who has been an industry leader for natural hair professionals. She teaches techniques with creative styles that she has made an integral part of NubginsNs team culture. Customers can select from services like braids, twists, locs, extensions and new stylists can attend natural hair workshops and braiding classes to improve their skills.

15 Natural Hair Salons in Chicago

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14. Chicago Curl Collective

Chicago Curl Collective is a Natural  and curly hair boutique salon that specializes in healthy hair care. The Chicago Collective specializes in bridal styling, Deva Cuts and amazing color. The Chicago Curl Collective strives to cater to any and all your hair care needs.

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15. Christian Fields Natural Hair Salon

Christian Fields Natural Hair Salon features an array of talented stylists and barbers ready to service all of your natural hair care needs and “stay on the cutting edge” of the latest hair trends.. This upscale salon features styling and cut options for any person looking to get their hair done. Styling services include loc styles, double strand twist, and color for anyone looking to add a little pop to their hair this summer.

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