the HAIR LOFT ltd opened its doors on June 7th, 1980 at 14 E. Pearson St. in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. Originally opened by husband and wife duo Richard and Debi Johnson, the HAIR LOFT ltd was a quick success, expanding in 1982 to offer massage programs, the nail department, waxing, and makeup services.

In 2008, the HAIR LOFT ltd moved to River North and expanded to the West Loop in 2015 to celebrate the salon's 35th anniversary.

Today, the HAIR LOFT ltd is led by Richard and Debi's son, Benjamin Jay, who is not only a stylist but also the founder of his own salon education company FORM + FUNCTION Salon Education. F+F is responsible for growing the HAIR LOFT ltd's Team as well as hosting workshops for stylists and salons all over the country. 

This strong technical background, along with a passion and dedication to a purpose of enhancing people's lives, is what makes the HAIR LOFT ltd such a special place.

“Never bet against passion, because passion builds potential into reality.” - Benjamin Jay


the HAIR LOFT ltd purpose is to enhance people's lives. To our guests by building their confidence, to our team by giving them the tools they need to be successful, and to our industry by being a prime example of a professional salon.


the HAIR LOFT ltd is successful because of a focus on systems that are designed to help the team accomplish their goals as well as provide an amazing salon experience for our guests.


the HAIR LOFT ltd's commitment to our guests is to stay current and educated in order to continue to provide a personalized salon service and confidence building styles.

email and submit your resume to BEN@THEHAIRLOFTLTD.COM