the HAIR LOFT ltd opened on June 7th 1980 and would go on to become one of Chicago's most beloved, talented, and longstanding salon businessess. Located at 14 E. Pearson st. in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood, Richard and Debi Johnson wanted to create a salon with a warm and friendly environment.



After quick initial success, the HAIR LOFT ltd expanded its service offerings and added a Nail Department, Massage Programs, Waxing, and even Esthetics. Even though these new services expanded from hair, the name recognition had already begun so the HAIR LOFT ltd name remained. That year also saw a partnership with Paul Mithcell that would last the following 35 years.


After 28 years on Pearson, the HAIR LOFT ltd moved to River North on December 2nd, 2008 with a new style and more systematic approach to success. This renewed vision for the salon would become the basis for future sucesses and created a committment around the mission statement of "Enhance people's lives. By building people's confidence, they're able to have better, more successful lifestyles."


To celebrate the HAIR LOFT ltd 35th anniversary and because of the need to expand to accommodate of the team's success, the HAIR LOFT ltd opened a second location on November 17th 2015. The West Loop became home to the HAIR LOFT ltd's largest location and training facility for current and future team members.