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In the Salon

Melissa(aka- Mel)


Having a background as an Aveda In Salon Educator, she has taught the latest color trends and styles. With over 20 years of experience with Aveda, Mel is known for her red/auburn tones, blonde highlighting, subtle ombres, lived in color and creative color.  She also specializes in many cutting styles.  She specializes in fine hair cutting and coloring.  And many cuts, from sleek bobs to long, natural layers, curly hair, fun pixie cuts and bridal updos.


Melissa has done hair and makeup for model portfolios, bands, TV, web, film and magazines --both everyday looks and avant-garde as seen in Modern Salon, Lucky, Cosmo Girl and Time Out Chicago magazine. Mel has done makeup at NY Fashion week more than once.   And worked with the likes of Nick Arrojo. 


She has taken extensive hours of advanced education with Aveda, Goldwell, Kuene, Vidal Sassoon, and MAC in coloring, cutting, makeup, editorial styling and bridal design.

Andreas Hogue Salon,

Willow Festival Shopping Center
840 Willow Rd, Suite K
Northbrook, IL 60062 (yelp for salon is above).  

Call (847) 272-1616

Ask for 'Mel'.


Monday:      12pm-8pm

Wednesday 12pm-8pm

Friday:          10am-6pm (select Fridays)

Saturdays:   10am-5pm 

Sundays:     9:30am-3pm(select Sundays)


*Vidal Sassoon ABC training in cutting, and extensive training in Hair Color. Graduated from the Aveda Institute Chicago, 2003.

Book Now!

Haircut(1 hour, includes blow-dry style):      $104

•Single Color(Single Process Color), All Overcolor on root only: starting at                    $100

*($35 extra if more color is needed or to color the ends)

•Single Color(Single Process Color on root) and few Foils/Faceframe and a single color): starting at   $184

Partial Traditional Highlights to root(sides, top and a bit of the back): starting at         $135


•Partial Balayage/Foilayage(ribbons of blonde/color painted on, in foil or open air, trend highlights, allows for better transition and longer time frames in between highlighting services).           $152

•Full Highlight: starting at $155

•Full Balayage/Foilayage: $175

•Toner/Glaze/Root Smudge:  starting at $52

*Refer to Book Now link above for more pricing. 

*Only haircuts come with a complimentary blow-dry. If you get a color service, the blow-dry is $60 or you can blowdry your own hair, at the blow-dry stations.  You will have your choices of products, brushes and blow dryers. 

Blow out with curling irons or flat irons, $85





On Set/Special Occasion


 Melissa Messer is a Chicago Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist available for Bridal Hair & Makeup Design,  with over 20 years of experience. She is very experienced for photoshoot work, runway, boudior, commercial and engagement hair and makeup. 


Please contact her for rates or available dates for freelance work.  


Services Offered:
Hair Styling(special occasion, editorial, retro-pin up, boudoir)
Makeup application(special occasion, editorial, retro-pin up, boudoir)
Bridal Events
Retro Looks
Test Shoots
Makeup Lessons

Aveda Institute Cosmetology 2003
Aveda Advanced Classes - Hair  Styling, Runway & photoshoot work and makeup application classes
MAC-Advanced  Makeup Classes
University of Texas at El Paso, TX 1990-1994




Time Out Chicago
Modern Salon Magazine
Chicago Scene
Ink Magazine
MAMi Magazine
Vicious Magazine
Gothic Beauty Magazine
DC Magazine

ABC Channel 7 Morning Show Chicago
Makeup for Fashion Segment

"The Return of Joe Rich"

NYC Fashion Week 2013. 2014
Nick Arrojo Expo 2013 Fashion Show

Designers Look Books/Web Marketing
Lily & Migs, Chicago, IL
Narcisse Designs, Chicago, IL
Gina Michele, NYC



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