Posh Salon and Color Bar
I just came out from Posh. My curls have never been this good before. Best thing is they teach you right and use minimum product and most importantly teach you how to embrace your curls. Unlike other salons they did not bundle me up with products and kept it extremely simple. I just love it and would recommend to any curly hair girl dealing with curly hair problems. Go to curly hair Godmother( Annette) she will transform you with what you have.
Reviewed on 06.18.19
I saw amazing DevaCut transformations on Posh's Instagram and Facebook pages and figured that since the salon only does DevaCuts/cares for curly hair my teen daughter and I would be in excellent hands with our 3b-4a hair. We've been going to another salon for DevaCuts for 2 years and figures we'd try out a new place. We both completely trusted Annette and let her do her thing. When I sat in the chair and she started pulling my curls to elongate them and I knew we were off to a bad start. I figured she knew what she was doing so I trusted her and let her do the DevaCut. She said she wanted to give me bangs and shape up my current DevaCut. Okay, I've never had bangs before so I thought a change was a good thing.....WRONG! Since my curls were stretched my bangs are too short and so are the "layers" she gave me. I honestly look like I have a mullet. Annette said getting Pintura highlights would make my curls pop but the thought of paying $90ish more for that when I wasn't so sure about the haircut wasn't appealing to me. Getting my hair washed wasn't much better. Too much conditioner was left in and after I was done in the dryer and they told me to shake out my hair there was a bunch of residue falling on the floor. My hair just felt like it had way too much product in it. My daughter got her haircut when I was getting my hair washed so I didn't see what was going on. She ended up with bangs too and she HATES them. The layers in her hair look very obvious almost to the point of looking like an upside down Christmas tree (if that makes any sense). She also had too much conditioner left in after her wash. She never wore a ponytail and now that's all she'll wear because she said her hair looks like she's from the 1980s. After we were done neither one of us was happy but I didn't want to be rude because I was hoping that when I got home I would be able make our hair look better. I paid the $300 for the cuts and a $60 tip. When we got home we rinsed out some of the conditioner and tried to style our hair the way Annette did and the way we normally so and nothing we did could make our haircuts better. I was really hoping we'd walk out with incredible haircuts but we ended up with absolute disappointment and a complete waste of $360. When we were there I saw the work she does and all of the women had beautiful haircuts. I'm not sure what happened with my daughter and me. Unfortunately, our experience guaranteed that we won't be back and I just can't recommend this salon. Maybe you'll have a better result than we did if you choose to go. From now on we're going back to Jen at Fringe in Lombard.
Reviewed on 02.23.19
Annette was super nice. She's a level 3 Deva stylist and has been with the Deva system since 2009.I love the cut. She maintained the length and fixed the shelf I had. The cut was $150, so admittedly that is expensive BUT you'd only need a cut once or twice a year.
Reviewed on 07.08.17
I’ve been searching for a Deva stylist for a couple of weeks, and the only thing holding me back was the price. The area that I live in seems to be super expensive, without actually going into the city, which I don’t have time for. I originally opted for a stylist who worked from home that was recommended to me from my friend. She totally butchered my curls and went crazy with the thinning shears without my permission or me knowing about it before she started. I emailed Posh Salon and Color Bar to ask about the Deva cut. I mentioned my gluten sensitivity and Annette was willing to work with me, without doing the whole styling ordeal with the Deva product since the majority of them contain wheat. I was scared to death of what I might walk into after having been butchered just days before. She made me feel very comfortable, and I could tell right away that it was going to be a great visit! She took the time to ask me lots of questions about what I don’t like, and what my ultimate hair goal is. She knew the steps to take to get there, and that’s exactly what I need. I trusted her right away and could tell she knew what she was doing right off the bat. By the end of my visit, I felt like I had known her for a while, and left a happy camper! As for the actual cut – I went in looking completely damaged and torn up, and I left looking like I had a whole new head of hair! She was unsure of whether or not she should cut anything, but we both agreed that it would be beneficial to give me a small cut and let me leave at least feeling a little bit better about my hair. I couldn’t believe the transformation, she is an excellent stylist who knows curly hair. I feel like I have found my soul mate stylist. Annette is completely amazing and I highly recommend her! Trust me when I say it is better to pay for an expensive GOOD haircut, than pay to get butchered and then have it fixed after the fact. I can’t stress this enough, I learned the hard way.
Reviewed on 10.15.13
I’ve been searching for a Deva stylist for a couple of weeks, and the only thing holding me back was the price. The area that I live in seems to be super expensive, without actually going into the city, which I don’t have time for. I opted for a stylist who worked from home that was recommended to me from my friend. She totally butchered my curls and went crazy with the thinning shears without my permission or me knowing about it before she started. I emailed Posh Salon and Color Bar to ask about the Deva cut. I mentioned my gluten sensitivity and Annette was willing to work with me, without doing the whole styling ordeal with the Deva product since the majority of them contain wheat. I was scared to death of what I might walk into after having been butchered just days before. She made me feel very comfortable, and I could tell right away that it was going to be a great visit! She took the time to ask me lots of questions about what I don’t like, and what my ultimate hair goal is. She knew the steps to take to get there, and that’s exactly what I need. I trusted her right away. By the end of my visit, I felt like I had known her for a while. As for the actual cut – I went in looking completely damaged and torn up, and I left looking like I had a whole new head of hair! She was unsure of whether or not she should cut anything, but we both agreed that it would be beneficial to give me a small cut and let me leave at least feeling a little bit better about my hair. I couldn’t believe the transformation, she is an excellent stylist who knows curly hair. I feel like I have found my soul mate stylist. Annette is completely amazing and I highly recommend her! Trust me when I say it is better to pay for an expensive GOOD haircut, than pay to get butchered and then have it fixed after the fact. I can’t stress this enough, I learned the hard way.
Reviewed on 10.10.13
I first read Curly Girl back in 2002 and have used portions of the techniques over the years. I actually first heard of Deva Curl products from my dental hygenist and decided to give them a try in August. From day one I've been impressed with the changes the products were having on my hair. I decided it was time to have a Deva cut. I found Posh Salon and Color Bar on this site and on mydevacurly.com. When I look into it further they described their service "Devacurl Experience" and decided that for my first Deva cut it should be an experience. An Experience it was and a wonderful one! Dawn was my stylist and was very knowledgable about Deva Curl products and techniques. I also had the pleasure of discussing the products and Deva techniques with Annette. I learned a lot and when Dawn was completed my hair...! It is amazing!! I walked out of the salon with hair that people envy. Heck hair that I envy!! Even though it is two hours from my home I will definately continue to use Posh Salon and Color Bar for my Deva maintenance. Curly Girls in the area: You MUST have your own "Devacurl Experience"
Reviewed on 11.06.12
Just had my first dry cut ever with Lisa and I loved it! Lisa was great, very personable, enthusiastic, and wanted to make sure I understood the deva curl techniques. The cut was definitely interesting - am used to piles of wet hair being cut, so when I looked down and saw minimal hair on the floor, I was afraid that I wasn't going to see a difference. But then Lisa washed and styled my hair and I could instantly see the difference. My hair now had a shape that was perfect instead of being bulky and lopsided on one side. This was the first time I walked out of a salon with my curls looking great! Finally someone who understands not only how to cut curly hair, but also how to style it. I will definitely be back and recommend Lisa to anyone who is looking to learn to love their curls!!!
Reviewed on 06.16.12
I was highly impressed with everything and everybody at Posh! Lisa did a wonderful job with my hair and everybody in there was very welcoming. I have never had a dry cut before and I am sorry I waited this long. It is definitely worth the money. I have been told to stay away from hair products with protein, so I never tried DevaCurl. Lisa explained that if used wrong, protein based products would make my hair feel like straw. She taught me the correct way to use it and I have not had a single day of straw hair. I am now hooked on both Posh Salon & DevaCurl. Thank you everybody at Posh for making my visit a great one. I will definitely be coming back!!
Reviewed on 08.16.11
As a prematurely gray 3A with some tighter curls mixed in, it's been hard to find the right balance of products and even harder to find a stylist who consistently listens, works with my hair as it is, and stays with the Curly Girl method. I looked for a salon in my area and found a couple, and one day just walked into Posh to check it out and see how it felt. Annette was there and graciously agreed to sit down and talk with me about my hair, its history, what I liked about it and what I didn't, and what I wanted to do next. She was attentive and engaged, and together we made a plan for a Deva Experience for a couple of weeks later. I was excited and very nervous at the same time. I was also somewhat taken aback by the request for a $50 deposit that would be applied to my $150 cut, but I needed some shaping and a good trim so badly that I just bit the bullet. I had just spent 8 long months growing out the undesired "bangs" I got from my last haircut. I was also a little apprehensive because Annette is not a curly girl herself, but she did seem very knowledgable about the moods and vicissitudes of a curlie's curls. When the day came, Annette was just as eager as I was to begin, but she took the time to review with me what I wanted and to make some suggestions about conditioning, even giving me what's turned out to be GREAT advice: to put my gel on in the shower, while my hair is sopping wet, and to gently scrunch it afterwards! I had told her the Deva Curl products were too heavy for my hair, but let her try them again, with much better results than I've ever had before. The cut was EXACTLY what I had wanted for a long time, and I left with a big smile and a round of compliments from everyone at the salon. I waited a couple of days before writing this review to get a sense of how my hair would behave once we were on our own, and I've continued to be very pleased with its shape and condition. Curly girls in the western suburbs, save up your pennies and go see Annette at Posh : )
Reviewed on 06.21.11
This was my first professional hair cut in a little over a year as both my hair cutter and I moved away in opposite directions. My previous stylist introduced me to a dry cut about 5 years ago and i was very happy with her. However, when she and I moved our separate ways, i was extraordinarily nervous to see anyone else. After doing a lot of homework, making many phone calls, as well as speaking with several stylists, I spoke with Lisa and she immediately put my mind to ease. She understood my apprehensions, concerns, and cuts hair dry. I wish i had found her sooner as my hair definitely needed it. The hair cut was amazing and I would recommend Lisa to anyone with curly hair, especially corkscrew curls.
Reviewed on 05.03.11
I had my first Devacut today at Posh Salon with Annette and I absolutely love it! My curls are back!! :) At first I was a little concerned about having my hair cut dry, but after talking it over with Annette it makes perfect sense! Curly hair should ONLY be cut dry! Annette was wonderful explaining the steps needed to care for and style my curly hair. She took her time and listened to my concerns and answered all of my questions. Although it is not cheap, it is worth every penny- my hair has never looked or felt this good! Plus the expense will balance out over the months, as you do not have to get it cut as often. I love the Devacurl product line too! It smells wonderful and it is made with all natural ingredients. No sulfates or harsh detergents! If you are a curly girl, do not hesitate to go to Posh Salon and get a Devacut! You will not be disappointed! ;)
Reviewed on 02.18.11
I have never really had a haircut that I was happy with until I got my first devacut from Lisa. I was really nurvous about spending that amount of money on a haircut that I may not like but I love it and it was worth every penny! I've had a bunch of complements on my hair and I feel so much better about my curls. No one else will ever cut my hair again. I love LISA!
Reviewed on 12.14.10
Annettee has done a great job managing my curly hair for years. She has now added DevaCurl products and DevaCurl cut which are amazing and have added manageability, softness and a great look for my hair! This is a terrific salon!
Reviewed on 11.02.10