Milano Hair Design Studio





Mahir is a master. I will never go anywhere else. His balayage skills are superior and the entire staff go above and beyond to ensure your comfort during your style session. It's not a haircut or color, it's literally a styling session-he teaches me how to treat, style, and care for my hair. Love you Mahir!!! -Sophia H.

I loved that Mikal listened to me and provided his expert opinion. He was confident in his abilities and that made me feel very comfortable. Best haircut I've had in years! -Tracey G.

Michael is the best in town. Period. I tell everyone I meet to go see him. -Marianna R.

Incredibly personable staff, amazing haircut! Love, Love, LOVE! Thank you, Michael!! - Lauren P.

Love my cut and color as always! Over 10 years of dedication to Mahir and his team! You are in great hands here! -Anela B.

My experience at Milano salon has always exceeded my expectations! From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave you feel like you are their only client. My hair color and cut have always been amazing! Never a complaint. Thanks to Michael and the entire team !!! I love Milano!! -Dawn B. 

Excellent as always--Best color and cut in Chicago by Michael!!l He is celebrity all the way--world-renowned hair designers in New York City rave about my haircuts and color. Also uses and sells best hair products!! -Gloria E.

Good haircut. Great conversation about Mad Max and genital warts. -Eric M. 

Matthew is amazing. He is always coming up with new ideas that are subtle changes (which is exactly what I can handle) that look amazing. He has a great eye for color and travels nationwide teaching classes on color. The salon is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and easy to work with. Will definitely keep coming back.

-Bianca B. 

I went to Matthew on a referral and he did not dissapoint. My hair is just as fierce as I wanted without looking too crazy. The next day someone stopped me on the street to compliment me on my hair and ask if I am loyal to my stylist. I am now! Couldn't be happier. -Nichole L

I love Matthew, he is amazing. I trust him 100% with my hair cuts and products. I am sad to be moving and wish I could take him with me!! Everyone there is awesome and friendly. -Aide O.

Matt Blaschka is my guy. Matt has been cutting my hair for years and does an excellent job. I've referred him new clients including my wife... and everyone loves his work. He takes his craft seriously and it comes through with every visit. Not only is he cranking out cutting edge styles at Salon Milano, he's sharing his expertise by teaching others around the country. The Bucktown location is stellar and the mood is always right with some beats playing in the background. You'll love Michael (the owner) and the entire staff! -Mike K. 


I've been going to Matthew for 7 years and he is super awesome! I wouldn't trust anyone else with my long locks. Not only is he a talented stylist, but he makes me laugh every time I sit in his chair! The rest of the guys that work there are so friendly and cool, I couldn't imagine going anywhere else :)) -Kristi C. 





Caty is so talented! She listens, provides suggestions, AND I enjoy my time with her. I love the atmosphere in the salon as well, it's comfortable and easy. Love Milano and LOVE Caty! -Brittany M. 

After years of visiting of the same stylist elsewhere and not getting anywhere with requests for an updated look, I came to Milano and met Caitlin. After two visits with her, I know that I have found my new stylist. She listened to my ideas of a fresh look, made suggestions, and I am so happy with the results. Everyone at the salon is friendly and the whole vibe of the salon is relaxed and hip without being pretentious. Leaving my last salon after so many years was somewhat of a daunting experience because there are so many salons in Chicago that I was worried I would also end up unhappy at a new place, but I really lucked out with Milano Studio and Caitlin. I couldn't be happier with them. -Anonymous

I love coming in to see Caitlyn. She encourages me to try a slightly new style but always reflects how I want to look. I always leave feeling confident, which is so important. No wonder I keep going back.   - Anonymous

This was my first time at Milano. I had tried another neighborhood salon and was extremely disappointed. Caitlin was awesome. She listened to what I needed and made sure we were both on the same page before she continued. I work for a conservative company so naturally I'm nervous with trying anything new. Caitlin totally understood. She gave me a new, stylish cut -- exactly what I wanted. I'l be back to Milano soon! Relieved that I finally found a stylist that knows all aspects of her job very well! - Anonymous

Caitlyn was awesome! She advised my daughter to have a less dramatic change in hairstyle and color. With apprehension, she agreed and was extremely happy with her results. - Anonymous

Courtney is awesome! Not only does she do a wonderful job with her work, but she is such a fun person to talk to while I'm getting my brows done! I love her and will only go to her!!  -Julie H

Courtney is great! I love my eyebrows and scheduled my next appointment before leaving - I don't think I've ever done that before.  - Anonymous

This studio has a great vibe, and Courtney is AMAZING!!  -Melissa J. 


Courtney is brow magician!! She listened and gave me exactly what I wanted. bonus: she's fast! -Jess H.

I love my new eyebrows! Courtney is a genius.  -Michelle K. 

I had the best eye brows at the wedding last night thanks to Courtney! I love everyone there! ALWAYS accommodating!  -Suzie D. 





I love this place. I got a haircut and balayage last fall, and it grew out beautifully. This weekend, I went back and had the same thing done, and I'm ridiculously happy with how it turned out. Charissa is possibly the best stylist I've ever been to--she is easy to talk to, funny, a good listener and very talented. I am unreasonably protective of my hair (like, once I went a year without getting it cut because I don't trust anyone to touch it) and Charissa is the first stylist I've found in the city who I have full faith in. As long as I live in Chicago, this is where I'll go.
The salon as a whole is a very pleasant place to spend a Saturday morning. It's a bright, attractive space and everyone is very friendly. The jellybeans at the counter are a nice touch, too. :-)

-Kelly S. 

It's always a pleasure visiting the salon. There are few things i truly enjoy more than my 'me' time at Milano Hair Design Studio.    -Stephanie G.

The only reason I won't recommend to my friends it is because I want always be the one looking the best. (Just kidding)-                       - Anonymous