We canvassed friends and associates in search of Chicago’s top stylists and then sent anonymous “clients” of every hair type to test their skills. The stylists profiled here earned the best ratings. Review on hairstylist Fantashia Hauss
BY ANNE HALLIDAY WITH REBECCA LITTLE
"The tester: A 30-year-old style writer in search of a polished cut suitable for high-profile events."
"The experience:The tester expected the Oak Street salon to be “uptight and unwelcoming,” but Hauss made her feel comfortable. “Before she did anything, she made sure I was on board. I’ve had plenty of cuts in the past where the scissors start flying too soon. She gave me the exact cut that she described—that has never in my life happened before.” Helpful hint: Ask for styling tips. Hauss taught our tester how to properly straighten her hair."