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SALON TOUR: Boss Hair Group in River North, Chicago

by ST Staff | November 8, 2018
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Award winning Chicago colorist, John Blue, recently launched BOSS HAIR GROUP in the upbeat bustle of River North (842 N. Orleans Street). The unique and intimate lounge-like salon boasts an eccentric vibe of '80s glam rock, Studio 54 fashion, and '90s supermodel chic.

Blue personally curated an iconic team of artistic stylists with specialized skill sets and creative techniques. Additionally, BOSS HAIR GROUP is a leading eco-friendly salon with an emphasis on utilizing sustainable solutions by reducing their footprint and attracting green-minded clients while using products that share the same values.

What sets BOSS HAIR GROUP apart from its contemporaries is its commitment to the environment and its partnership with Green Cycle Salons (GCS). The BOSS Team is equipped to operate sustainable business practices by using products that are biodynamic, vegan, and 100% cruelty free, such as OWAY, Cezanne, and REF of Sweden. The team also implements various tactics to directly combat excess waste, including recycling 95% of wasted materials such as foil and color tubes and diverting excess hair chemicals from being rinsed down the drain. The brand has also installed ECHOHEAD shower heads, saving 6,695 gallons of water per month. To continue their membership with GSC, a $2 “Eco fee” will be added to each service ticket to help aid in their contribution of helping the salon environment stay green and sustainable.

From a luxurious extension stylist to a highly proficient barber, Blue’s handpicked team of industry allstars seek to introduce their clients to their best selves through customized, artistically driven styles. “Every member of the BOSS HAIR GROUP team has well over a decade of experience within their specialized skills and are considered at the pinnacle of their careers,” said Blue of his team.

Stylists include:

  • Anna Jackson, Style + Extension Boss: Also a former Maxine Salon stylist, Ana specialized in cutting, styling, and everything hair-extensions.
  • Aaron David, Cut + Barber Boss: The go-to hairdresser and barber to go to for men’s barbering and women’s short cuts.
  • Alison Lewis, Color Boss: With 25 years of experience she is noted for her perfect technique that has made her dimensional highlights, bleach applications and creative colors celebrated.

With over 18 years of experience, multiple awards, including Chicago Magazine’s Best Colorist, Blue has worked tirelessly to create the opportunity to go off on his own as one of the most sought after colorists in the city. His accolades include being featured in Elle, Urb, Modern Salon as well as on MTV, TLC, and WGN. Prior to launching Boss Hair Group, Blue was top hair color specialist at Maxine Salon in the Gold Coast.

Click here to learn more about BOSS HAIR GROUP.

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