meet the team – new talent and stylists

June 2019

We’re SO proud of our New Talent Stylists! Read on to see what inspires our newest hair superstars, and why they have chosen Sine Qua Non as their hair home. 


Why did you want to work at Sine?

I really resonated with why Laura opened her own salon. I remember reading up on the salon, and reading that she opened Sine because she wasn’t happy with how the salons she worked for were run and managed, so she opened her own. I wasn’t happy with where I was working, and I wanted to work for a salon that was owned and run by a hairdresser, and who understands what it’s like being on the other end.

What is your favorite cut or color to do?

Since I’ve started my career, color has always been my true love. Lately, I love doing highlights and balayage. I am someone who likes repetition, so foil work is actually really fun and sort of relaxing for me. I always joke with my guests that my hair can’t handle going blonde, so I love getting to live vicariously through their hair. I really enjoy hair painting my balayage applications, I’ve never been great at drawing or painting, but always wanted to be. When I paint a beautiful balayage, it gives me the satisfaction that I felt like I couldn’t get before with drawing or painting.

What do you do for creative inspiration?

Listening and seeing live music, occasionally trying to pick up and learn a new instrument. I’m extremely empathetic and can get lost in the emotion of music and the lyrics. I also love being out in nature, or just outside in general exploring Chicago.

See Haylee’s work on Instagram and book with her here.



Why Sine Qua Non?

Sine Qua Non has amazing access to education. I never want to be a place in my career where I feel like I’m not learning. Also the people! The people who work here are not only very talented and multifaceted but also very kind and supportive. I feel truly blessed to be working here.

What is your favorite cut or color to do?

I love doing lived in cuts for us low maintenance types, I think right now I’m loving curly bobs. For color I love creating natural-looking sun-kissed blondes.

What do you do for creative inspiration?

I do my best to keep up on social media as well as educational platforms to see what other stylists are doing. I also love to do mannequin work at home to experiment and try new techniques out.

See Heather’s work on Instagram and book with her here.



Why Sine Qua Non?

Sine is extremely inclusive and organic in terms of hairstyling.

What is your favorite cut or color to do?

I’m really loving one-length bobs with layers.

What do you do for creative inspiration?

I observe the stylists around me for creative inspiration. Everyone is so talented, and they keep me inspired.

See Juju’s work on Instagram and book with her by calling 773-252-4700.



Why Sine Qua Non?

I wanted to work at a high quality salon that is friendly and personable and felt like home.

What is your favorite cut or color to do?

Any short cuts, a fun layered bob with movement.

What do you do for creative inspiration?

I creep on people on the EL, look on Instagram and read good books.

See Lisa’s work on Instagram and book with her here.



Why Sine Qua Non?

Without ever actually saying it, it’s actually a really punk-rock salon. We all hold ourselves to a high standard and care about our craft, but we also know how to have fun.

What is your favorite cut or color to do?

Right now I’m really loving bobs that have a natural swing and a really strong line with built-in texture. In terms of color I love it all, but lived-in blonding is what I feel like everyone wants, and is really artistically inclined.

What do you do for creative inspiration?

I definitely pay attention to trends and modern art because those play a role with the way we view society and the way we view hair.

See Owen’s work on Instagram and book with him here



Why Sine Qua Non?

Because I love the high quality of service and training, and I just really enjoy all of the other stylists and staff I get to work with.

What is your favorite cut or color to do?

I love doing all shade of coppery reds, and I love working with curly textured hair, especially in layered textured styles

What do you do for creative inspiration?

For creative inspiration I watch TV shows and movies, go to local drag shows and read fashion magazines and blogs.

See Zachary’s work on Instagram and book with him here.

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As the Delta variant becomes the dominant strain in Chicago, we encourage the wearing of masks. However, our current policy is, if you have proof of vaccination you can have a maskless service if you prefer. We will continue to update our policy as things develop.

At Sine Qua Non, we know things happen. In order to ensure that we can accommodate all of our guests needs, we require that you give us at least 24 hours notice to cancel or reschedule your appointment.

We are unable to hold any appointment without a valid credit card on file. If you cancel without 24 hours notice or no show for your appointment, a charge equal to 50% of your service and will be charged to your card.

Our goal is complete happiness with your fresh cut and color. If you need an adjustment service, they are free within 2 weeks from your original appointment, preferably with your original stylist. If a refund is requested, our policy is: Call and schedule an assessment with management within 2 weeks of your service. You must come into the salon, so we can see the problem in person. If you received an adjustment at a different salon or cannot stop by so we can see your hair, we will not refund your services.

It is important to us that you are totally happy with your purchase. Product returns must happen within 30 days of purchase, be accompanied by a store receipt (and we can view in your client file) and the product must be nearly full. If you paid by credit card, you may receive a credit on your card. We are a completely cashless business.

We are committed to giving you the best one-on-one service available. If you are more than 15 minutes late, and we are unable to give you the attention you deserve, we ask that you reschedule your appointment for another day or with an available stylist.

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