After moving to Chicago in 2005 and searching for close to 2yrs for a stylist, I was about to give up. I have very coarse and wavy hair and it's very difficult to manage. My husband came home and spoke of Monti who owns Marquin and that a coworker and his wife have being going to Monti for awhile and only had great things to say of the salon. It's a one man show, but let me tell you folks, this guy is beyond wonderful and his prices for color and cut are unbeliveable for the results you get. I recently had to move back to Texas and flew back in to have him color and cut my hair. He'll have me as a client for life! Please, do yourself a favor, give Monti a try. All I can say is wow! I myself use to be a hair dresser and give him total thumbs up. Look foward to seeing him again, worth the plane ticket! Thank you Monti for such great service and great conversation. By the way, you can also get facials and eyebrow waxing there too with Shelly! Fantastic!!