Milano Hair Design Studio
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reviews & raves

I have been seeing Michael for over 5 years now, and he has provided the best haircuts of my life. I can’t say for certain but I believe his awesome haircuts and the confidence it instills has helped me land my last 2 jobs in this time.

The entire staff is friendly and accommodating, and I recommend them to everyone I know including my now Wife who sees Charissa, and my younger sister who also sees Charissa.
— David P.
Matthew is my man. He gets me in the chair and can work wonders with my hair. He’s a color expert and travels all over the country for L’Oreal. If you’re even remotely interested in doing the color thing (whether to give yourself a new look or to color those oh so lovely grays) he’s the one you should see.

The salon itself is great. It has huge picture windows that look out onto North Avenue (yes, you’ll feel like you’re on display but it’s just as much fun to people watch), there’s always mini chocolates for the snacking, and Kamir up front will text you a reminder for your appointment/if someone’s running late.

Ladies and Gentleman if you’re looking to make a change or give your hair a boost, head to Milano!
— Robyn T.
Michael is amazing! I’ve been going to him for more than a year now and followed their salon from Chicago Ave to North Ave. I am always happy with my haircut and he does exactly what I ask. He really seems to understand what flatters your face and features- Love!
— Larissa B.
I have been going to Milano Hair Design for several years now. When my previous stylist moved out of state, I started seeing Michael, the owner, for my hair color (balayage) and cut services. Prior to Michael I was getting traditional foil highlights. And now I can say I will never go back- he is awesome at balayage. I’ve never left unhappy and would recommend this salon to all my friends and family. I have also recently starting going there to get my brows done with Courtney. I’m please all around!
— Stephanie B.
After seeing my boyfriend come home with a fantastic hair cut eat time I asked him to check if Michael did color. To my delight he sure does and what a fantastic job he does. He did my hair for the first time right before my baby shower and did a wonderful job. I have been going ever since and always get a great color. Like the other reviews he is also very engaging and great to talk to.
— Laurel H.
Once you find a great stylist, you’ll do anything to stick with him. I have been seeing Matthew for nearly 4 years. He’s so great that I followed him to this location after he left a salon near my place a few years ago. Yes, it’s worth the two buses from where I live to get out there!

The salon is small and personal yet upscale. Even though the owner isn’t my personal stylist, he knows my name and chats with me whenever I come. They’re also not afraid to uncork a bottle of wine for the clients if the mood strikes. :)

Yes, you’re going to pay more here than you would at a Supercuts. I promise though that it’s well worth the investment. I don’t know how I managed to walk around with my old hairstyle before I started coming here....that’s the difference.
— Heather N.
If I could give 10 Stars I would :-) AMAZING. I have been a loyal customer to Milano for the past 4 years... and wouldn’t dare step foot anywhere else. I am obsessed with Michael (Mahir) and his salon. He is honestly the most talented hair artist ever. I am not an easy one to please, and this man does it every time.

Their new studio is super chic, to die for style, just like Michael and his staff. Michael, Kabir, Matthew and Kelly are all fantastic and so much fun to be around.

If you are looking for locks that rock and a fresh new look (every time you come, even 4 years later) this is the place to get it.
5 stars doesn’t do this place justice.
It’s my home away from home :-)
— Jillian L.
If Michael ever leaves Chicago, I just might have to follow him! I have been going to Michael for about 2 years for my cuts and color. He always listens to what I say and makes great suggestions too. His cuts are just perfect - I basically just blow dry my hair everyday and it falls into place becuase my haircut is so good. The shop is very nice, and Michael is always accomodating. His brother Kabir (the receptionist) is so friendly and makes awesome movie recommendations free of charge :-) The 66 bus runs right past the shop, and there is lots of street parking. I honestly will never go anywhere else in Chicago.
— Katie G.
Michael has been beautifully designing my hair for well over a decade. I first went to Michael when both of us worked in Chicago. Now I work in Mount Prospect and he has moved to Wicker Park, and I will drive the hour to hour and a half to get a cut and color from him. He is the best stylist I have ever had, and over the 24 years I have lived in Chicago I have been to several of the “best” salons. In addition to being highly skilled, Michael is kind, smart, funny and a great conversationalist! The salon is a lovely, clean modern design and offers great products for sale. There is easy parking right in front and the bus stops right there too. Make an appointment - you won’t regret it!
— Joanna C.
I have been a fan of Mahir’s since he was working at Anna George almost ten years ago. I followed him over to Salon Milano on Chicago Avenue and now to the new location on North Avenue. Mahir is wonderful at what he does. More importantly he provides a great experience and is a wonderful conversationalist. Matthew and Kelly now cut my hair because Mahir is quite busy. However, they are both extremely talented. I visit Matthew quite a bit because he is great at what he does and knows the exact style that fits me. Kelly is relatively new to the organization but brings a certain flair that is increasing her client list. Last but not least, Kabir is excellent at taking appointment and providing insight into many topics which makes the time fly by as I get my hair cut. The entire team is excellent at handling clients of both genders. I highly recommend trying them out; You will be thoroughly impressed.
— Ed R.
Michael has been cutting my hair for years and always does a great job! This guy is a pro and so is his team of stylists. His new salon on North Ave. is really nicely decorated, and always clean. The product he carries is top notch too.
— John J.
Matthew will do wonders to your hair. He is awesome at color and does the best balayage! He gives a great haircut too. By far the best stylist that i have seen. if you go to him, you will never want to go to anyone else and your hair will look wonderful!
— Heather M.
Not sure what took me so long to post!!! This place is top notch. Great service, fabulous people. I have known Mike (owner and lead stylist) since he came to the States in the late 90’s. Great story, by the way....fled a war torn country.... became a naturalized citizen, the way you should, and is living the American Dream! He prides himself in his work, provides nothing less than the highest quality of care, and I would never go anywhere again! He realizes what it takes to be at the top of a very competitive service industry. He only hires the best as well, so if you are looking for a change, go with Milano! You won’t ever have to go to another stylist again-
— Patrick F.
First time here after Michael came very highly recommended. I’m in love! No one will be able to touch my hair again! Such great talent and service here!!!
— Sara R.
Milano provides a top notch haircut at reasonable salon prices. Matthew had previously guided one of my former stylists on some new techniques, as he consults for L’Oreal. I loved the cut I got at that time, so I decided to go straight to the source, and I’m so happy that I did.

Wanting a change in style, Matthew was great in talking with me about a few options. During the cut he kept letting me know what he was doing, and why, and how I could achieve the finished styling- which is normally impossible after the second day, right?

Bzzt- Wrong! Thanks to those styling tips (and a great cut to start with), I’m still able to look like I just stepped out of Milano’s new stylish digs on North Avenue!
— Kyle H.
I’ve been going to Michael for the past three years after receiving a recommendation from my previous manager. He used to work in a salon on Michigan Ave before opening up his own place. While it is a little bit out of the way for me (I live in Lakeview), it’s definitely worth it to have my hair cut by him. I’m very particular about my hair and Michael is the only one in the city that I trust. Take a cab or the Chicago Ave bus and get over there ASAP!
— Eliabeth S.