To me personally I grade a salon on three things plus some: professionalism, service, and of course atmosphere. 1) The fact that esther does a great job of cutting, texturing my hair, and is quick as most of my old barbers from madison, it is great. 2) The decor of art, cleanliness, and space is something most other salons, at least in the Hyde Park Bronzeville area lacks is space. 3) the professionalism of the receptionsit upon arrival, and when I asked how long the wait is, he was honest about timing and saw an opening and predicted when esther would be done with client and the time she would finish my hair was exactly at 22 minutes. they had time, she was quick but very good and wash was included plus she was interesting to talk to. they never turn customers away without calling them and giving the best time to come back to fit me in. plus, they had foaming cream available at the price of 17 I think. not bad for salon prices. 2nd haircut was better cuz esther knew what I needed. lol
The only barber I would allow to cut my hair in Chicago.
Have been here since opening several times. I have gone way up north, downtown, home stylists etc. But Vertigo ranks in the top salons for me. Although my original stylist moved on the other female stylists do a great job. Great customer service and are very friendly & attentive every time. They ask you questions during your service to make sure you are getting exactly what you want. My hair is a fuss to work with but they listen to exactly what I need and unlike other places don't try to argue about a style or cut for my hair texture. They do a great job with color also and children. Men, women, everyone leaves looking fabulous! Totally up to par with the hipster looks & colors. My last stylist had a punky black do with purple blue etc and she looked great. If your in the area give em a try. Some services might have limited availability (hence the -1 star) make sure you call ahead. Try VERTIGO!
This is the best barbershop in Chicago; the barber gives a great hair cut to persons of any nationality and is great with kids. I love going to this Barbershop because not only does every customer leave satisfied but his rates are very reasonable. This is the kind of barber that once you go, you will go for years and your children’s children will go as if it was a tradition that’s how great a hair cut you will receive. The barbershop is located in a safe environment with a friendly atmosphere, this guy is a professional not some kid that learned to cut hair through friends. Overall I give Model Barbershop on Irving Rd, 5 stars.... Believe me I did not have to leave a review because I have better things to do but I feel strongly about great consistent service at a great price.... P.S. He fixes 5 dollar hair cuts....