Haircuts for All.

Looking for the best haircut in Chicago? At Sine Qua Non Salons, we have been perfecting the art of Hairdressing and styling for over 29 years. Our salons located in Lakeview, Andersonville and West Town have received numerous accolades and online praise as well as being voted “Best of Chicago” many times.

“My haircut is amazing! The whole experience was great from the ambiance of the salon (modern but not pretentious), to the amazing head massage during my shampoo!” – Sarah S.

What to expect from your haircut at Sine Qua Non Salons

Our mission is to provide personalized service and inspired innovative hairstyles, in our warm and artistic atmosphere.  A Sine hair cut will leave you knowing that you have the perfect look for your lifestyle and hair texture, creating a versatile style that exudes confidence. We believe in easy, wearable hair that can be air dried or blow dried to perfection. After we add the perfect styling product to enhance your shape, we will show you how to style at home so you are ready for anything. We know that not every day is a good hair day, and you may not always have time to prep before work.  That is why getting a cut at Sine Qua Non Salons stands out from the rest. No matter how much time you have to style it, your hair will have the perfect shape and look good without the fuss.

Mens Haircut – Chicago Salon Since 1993

Mens haircuts are not always easy. The difference is in the details. Whether you are looking for a stylized pompadour or a classic fade, Sine Qua Non is the salon to get the modern men’s barber cut, clean business look, or long indie rock-hair you’ve been looking for. Using clippers, scissor or razor techniques taught by the leading hairdressers in the industry, our mens barber haircuts, and hipster hair cuts are sought after by Chicago artists, musicians and businessmen alike. Your hair is one of the first thing someone recognizes about you – make it stand out and be totally you.

Womens Haircut – Best Hair Salon in Chicago

The perfect Bang or Fringe, expertly shaped Curly Hair, fun and versatile Short Hair, meticulously shaped Long Hair, perfectly weightless Thick Hair, voluminous fine or Thin Hair – you name it, we are experts at it. The perfect women’s haircut is our specialty. We study every new shape and technique, perfecting it with love. That’s what we do here at Sine Qua Non Salons. Our hair stylist training and education program hones in on what makes a good women’s haircut great, based on your texture, length, face shape, color and more. Complimenting a good haircut with hair coloring can also be life changing, adding volume and dimension and bringing out the best in every head of hair. What are you waiting for?

We’d love to have the opportunity show you how we do it better, at Sine Qua Non Salons.

It’s not everyday that you meet your match, your perfect hairdresser – we’ve had clients who shopped around for years before finding Sine Qua Non Salon and people that have been faithful to us for 29 years. We nurture our clientele with product and styling tips, customer appreciation nights,  complimentary bang trims and blowouts that shine above the rest. Come in, Get Comfortable, Get Styled.

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COVID SAFETY is our number one priority.
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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