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Roots Hair Salon - 18 Reviews - 1140 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL - Beauty Salons Reviews - Phone (312) 666-6466

Roots Hair Salon

1140 W Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(312) 666-6466
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I've been going to Roots now for 5 years - it is a wonderful salon. When my previous stylist moved, she recommended Allen Addington. I couldn't be more thrilled with what he doe...


When I arrived, my stylist's work area was a mess, including hair all over the chair. She apologized about the floor but I had to brush the chair off myself. She did a decent jo...

Wonderful experience 2/2/2010

I've been going to Roots now for 5 years - it is a wonderful salon. When my previous stylist moved, she recommended Allen Addington. I couldn't be more thrilled with what he does with my hair. He is an artist and it shows - his attention to detail, keen eye for what works best for your face shape and coloring, and quality work is why I keep coming back. You will not leave disappointed after a session with Allen. And the fact that he is so genuine and likeable, added bonus! Pros: Warm environment, excellent service more

hair 4/17/2009

I came here to get a hair cut and i thought the place was very nice and clean. the service was also great and i loved how they cut my hair. i recommend them. more

Allen Addington Returns to His Roots 4/2/2009

After a few months away, I am happy to be back! Pros: relaxed and unpretentious work enviroment more

Thanks Roots Salon 12/15/2008

I highly recommend it to any stylist looking for a green,ethical salon to work for. more

roots hair salon 11/16/2008

The service was great and the atmosphere was awesome. My hair was flawless. They were knowledgeable and pleasant. I would definitely recommend them to everyone. more

It's the staff! and Allen is a great addition 9/2/2008

Like the atmosphere in this west of the Kennedy location. Of course your experience here depends on the stylist, and happily I found Allen Addington. OK, maybe it is more than Allen's background in fine art, but you will find that he is a guy who pays painstaking attention to getting your cut and color just right. He takes the time and asks the right questions. Early on he asked what color my hair was when I was a young girl so he could advise on the best color for me. I love his hair cuts too--short hair that grows out beautifully, which is how you know you got a great cut. Pros: ambience, Aveda products, Allen Cons: parking can be a challenge some days/times more

Great massages now too! 8/21/2008

Just added on a new massage therapist Erica. Got a massage yesterday and it was great. She got all the right spots, and there was relaxing music, hot towels and everything. Very nice and very professional. Will book one again soon cause it was super affordable. more

Congrats Roots on the Spiritual Slam Dunk aka Wes and Ryan from Ruby Room! 7/24/2008

Wes and Ryan have done wonderful things to my troublesome hair over the past year. They are exceptional and talented individuals. Pros: Wes, Ryan, Welcoming and Attentive Staff more

I've been reunited with Chicago's best stylist! 7/16/2008

Allen is fantastic. He was my stylist many years ago and then I moved away from Chicago. After being away for nearly 10 years, I was THILLED to have found him back! His cuts are flawless. His color choices and techniques will have strangers stopping you on the street telling you how fantastic your hair looks! He truly is an artist in every sense. I'm a "lifer" with Allen and will never let anyone else touch my hair! more

Not so much 7/13/2008

The type of salon that tends to "overthink" things, tries/wants to be original, when maybe you just want what you're comfortable with and what you want, but they try to make you think they can make you look so much better, and their technique is superb to whatever you had before. Not to my liking. more

I always get a great haircut from Allen... 5/27/2008

My experience with Allen has been nothing short of fantastic, every single time. He never rushes me, I feel like he almost cuts each strand of hair individually. It's his meticulous approach to cutting and styling that brings me back. His professional, yet easy going attitude allows for me to come in, unwind and relax. more

Allen Addington=The Best Artistic Hair Stylist! 5/2/2008

I'm so glad I found Allen to do my hair again! He's very patient and actually listens to your ideas for cuts and color. And if you don't have any ideas that day, he really puts thought into making your hair a work of wearable art and makes you your stylish best! He's got tons of experience and has studied Vidal Sassoon, Toni and Guy (you know, the Bedhead people!), Wella, Rusk, etc. Pros: Allen Addington-stylist. Cons: Kinda far from my neighborhood. more

Had to style my own hair afterwards 11/24/2007

When I arrived, my stylist's work area was a mess, including hair all over the chair. She apologized about the floor but I had to brush the chair off myself. She did a decent job with the color but didn't really have any creative suggestions. She gave me a very relaxing shampoo. When it came to the cut, she disagreed with me quite a bit about what I was asking for. I've worn my hair that way before, and I didn't think it looked that bad (who knows, maybe I looked hideous) but what happened to "the customer is always right"? After the cut, she dried my hair, put a little hairspray in, and said, "okay, what do you think?" I have straight, fine hair that requires some handiwork and styling products to achieve an acceptable amount of volume. After I told her this, she said, "well that's what you're going to have to do." Basically, she did not style my hair at all. I had to go home and wash it again so that I could style it myself. Thank goodness I didn't have plans immediately after my appointment. Fortunately, the cut turned out OK, but for $60+ a cut, I should look better than I would if I did my own hair. more

Great cut and great conversation! 8/24/2007

Bria at Roots is fantastic. She is totally the kind of hair stylist who makes you feel good about your hair, your life, and who you are as a person. And my cut is exactly what I wanted! I brought in some pictures to give her an idea of what I wanted, and she looked at them and talked to me about what was good, what wasn't, and what would work well on me. It's great when stylists take time like that--it results a goo hair cut. The salon itself is nice, too--calming environment and everyone is friendly. Not at ALL pretentious! It's on the expensive side - $60 for a cut, but absolutely worth it! Highly recommended. Pros: Great hair cut, nice people, relaxing environment Cons: Somewhat expensive more

beautiful and a little different 10/24/2006

i went here on the recommendation of a friend and loved my experience. i loved my hair and the salon was relaxing and fun. i had two different stylists, once was for a cut and the other was for a color and both of them did a great job. i have sent several of my friends there and they also enjoyed the atmosphere. highly recommended! more

Great everything 6/12/2006

Highly recommend this place - the staff is friendly and talented, the atmosphere very relaxing. Went on the recommendation of a friend and will not go anywhere else now. Jessika did my hair - she's great. Did awesome color and cut - my hair has never looked so good and even looks good as it's growing out. No sales pressure, just great service. more

the best 8/14/2005

I have been all over looking for someone who could get my haircolor right and I was overly impressed. I not only was happy with my color but my haircut was also amazing. I went to Jackie and she really listened to my needs and that made me feel very comfortable. The atmosphere was relaxing and not snobby. I tell all my friends and they have now gone there and they all look great. more

User review by aimeebroderick 3/23/2005

i felt very comfortable and at home. roots has a great down to earth staff. good music, fun people, and great service more
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Owner Message

  • Experience beauty from the inside out at Chicago's Roots Hair Salon. This warm and welcoming Chicago hair salon offers a friendly atmosphere to be pampered. Our professional stylists at Roots Hair Salon use the best organic hair products to create stylish looks for each of our clients.

    Since opening in 2001, this Aveda concept salon has been committed to green practices through using organic products - sourced and produced eco-friendly and cruelty-free.

    Roots Hair Salon services include the following: Retexturing
    Men's hair cut
    Special occasion hair

    Spa services include:
    Full Body Waxing
    Professional make-up
    Bridal services

    Call and ask about the customer referral program.


  • A full-service hair salon that uses Aveda products and offers hair removal and make-up services as well.

  • 10/23/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Tue, Wed, Thu 12pm-9pm Fri 12pm-8pm Sat 10am-5pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa, Cash
  • Neighborhoods:

    Goose Island, West Side