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Fusion Hair Studio

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(67 Reviews)

1632 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

(773) 296-1700

Today: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tomorrow: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Lakeview, North Side
Hair Stylists, Beauty Salons, Barbers


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Fusion just keeps getting better!

Aimee has been cutting and coloring my hair since I moved back to Chicago six years ago. I will not allow anyone else to touch my hair, the one time I did was a HUGE mistake. Despite recently moving out of town again, I schedule trips back to Chi just to see Aimee. I am loyal and devoted and will never let anyone else touch my hair. I started asking about the Brazilian Blowout last year, Aimee was sure I would love it given my major hair complaints and how well she knows my hair type and, as ALWAYS, she was right. It was seriously life changing. My hair is finally wash and go and it looks amazing! The time it takes to blow-dry my hair, it is still too cold to go out with wet hair, was more than cut in half which leaves so much more time in the morning for important things like walking my dog an extra few blocks or getting to work on time. THANK YOU, Aimee!
Please note: As much as Aimee was convinced I would love the Brazilian Blowout, I never once felt pressured to get it done, that just is not how Fusion operates. Aimee answered all my questions but never pushed it on me like some salons do.

Gordon Sindelar


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Honest review for an honestly good experience

I am a 36 year old professional male that went to Melissa at Fusion based on the reviews here and at Yelp. I am extraordinarily particular about my hair and who cuts it. I can verify that the reviews are accurate.

I would give both Melissa and Fusion my highest recommendation. She gave me one of, if not the, best haircuts I've ever had. And I've been to many highly rated places in the city as well as Dallas and Austin.

It's a cliche, but the people there are truly down to earth, which I believe is very hard to find with this level of talent. Melissa gives a sh@t about you, your lifestyle, and how your hair style fits into who you are and what you do.



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I have been a devoted customer of Aimee's for years now and would never trust anyone else to do my hair.



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Wow A+++

I went to Fusion for the first time last month. All I have to say is WOW. I had Sahara who is fabulous. She gave me great high & lowlights and a cut that still looks great 5 weeks later.

Everyone there is so welcoming and genuine. They actually called me a couple of days later to make sure I was still happy with my cut/color. Talk about customer service.

I moved to Chicago almost 2 years ago and I hadn't found a good hairstylist that could get my color and cut perfect. My search is over!

Linda Dawson


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Talent Abounds

I moved to Chicago three years ago and found Fusion through City Search. Melissa Rapey had great reviews so I went to her. She is talented all around, but her haircuts and highlighting are the best I've ever had. And now she's added Brazilian Blowouts to her menu - fabulous! Aimee has put together a great team, nice environment, and everyone loves Dale - a real pro at making the whole place click. Don't hesitate to go to Fusion!

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Longest haircut relationship I've ever had

I never thought I would celebrate a 10 year anniversary with anyone--let alone my salon/stylist, whatever a guy calls the girl who cuts his hair, I am doing just that. No, not a wedding anniversary, a haircut relationship anniversary. Aimee's the best I've ever had at fixing what goes wrong on my head. And, I've never had such a welcoming experience. So, indeed--run, don't walk. That's a good description!



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Sahara has best skills+personality I've ever experienced

All my friends had raved about Fusion and their stylist, Sahara. But, I must admit, it took me a while to even consider a different stylist. But OMG, I'm so upset at myself for not trying Sahara sooner!! Everyone at Fusion has a friendly vibe. Walking in, I was immediately greeted by the front desk manager, Dale. He is SO friendly, cute and funny and makes you feel right at home. The owner, Amy, always remembers everyone's name; don't know how she does it! Then, when I began talking to Sahara about my hair, I felt like she took the time to completely understand and I was completely happy! She's the best at Brazilian Blowouts, oh AND she wax's my brows every 2 weeks... Sahara is great at what she does and she has an awesome personality! Let's face it, I wouldn't have writen this review if I really didn't feel this way :-)



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Amazing Hair Studio!

When I moved to Chicago, I needed to find a new hair studio. I finally found Fusion, and Sahara has been highlighting and cutting my hair ever since! I feel like she's the first artist to actually color and style my hair right. I swear my this salon and Sahara. So many of my friends have started going here for their services and love it! I would recommend it to anyone, including men!!



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Great do's for dudes!

I've been going here for years! Even if you don't know what you want, they will help you find the right cut for you. I especially like that Dale is so friendly when you first walk in, and Aimee remembers how you like your style. The attention paid to their clientele is unmatched by any stylist i have ever been to. As a guy, I know how hard it is to find a place that is as comfortable as a barber shop, yet has the know-how of a salon. Fusion brings these elements together seamlessly. After one visit, you won't want to go anywhere else.



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Melissa for Hair President!

Melissa Rapey is amazing! I have very long hair and have tested out many stylists throughout the city. I wanted to keep the length but have volume and shape (Victoria Secret Style). Everytime I would leave the salon, my hair just looked the same but now it was more choppy, still flat on the crown and with a few more whisps around my face..boring. Then I was referred to MELISSA and after she cut my hair, I fell in love! I don't know what she does but she gave me the most amazing seamless cut where it is still long, full of body yet very simple to maintain and remains sexy as it grows out. I get asked all the time where I get my hair cut and I am excited to tell them Fusion Salon. Ask for Melissa.. hands down the best stylist ever!



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My hair experts

I was in need of a haircut and I had just came back from town! I had seen the Fusion hair salon walking along Clark so convenient being next to the CTA stop . As I walked in I was confronted by a young man who was behind a desk and asked if I had a hair apt, I didn't he looked over his schedule book and replied we can fit u in and that the owner Aimee was gonna cut my hair. I was happy they were able to take me in let alone with great hospitality asking if I needed water or any other beverage! I only waited 10 minutes for Aimee. Aimee was great with her hospitality and was very specific with my needs in a haircut even with the fact I am very picky when it comes to my hair! So she washed and dried my hair and I was done with my haircut in less than 15min! I was very impressed with my new look for Aimee is a professional stylist and I will suggest all my friends to go to Fusion it is a wonderful place! Thanks Aimee!



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AMAZING cut & color!

I just moved to the city a little over a month ago and was hesitant to look for a hairstylist, knowing there'd be so many options. Based on these reviews, I took a leap of faith and made an appointment with Aimee for a cut and color--BEST decision ever! I had been highlighted blonde a while ago, and it was time to try something new. Aimee had noted that my blonde was uneven all over the place, and assured me that she would fix it. She did just that ...and more! She was so attentive to what I wanted, and it's almost as if she knew exactly what I was picturing in my head. My hair looks better than it ever has in terms of color. She also gave me a wonderful cut. I really couldn't have asked for anything more! Not only were the services excellent, the experience in general was great; everyone was very friendly, and the atmosphere within the studio is fun yet calm. I recommend this place to anyone and everyone. I'm definitely going back!!!

parinoid android


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Melissa, Melissa, Melissa.

The best stylist i've found in this city. Been going to her for 6 years now and she always finds a way to keep things new for me, which is not easy to do with short hair on a guy.

She isn't one of those people that wants to get you in and out as fast as possible, she listens and has ideas. And she is super fun.



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Amazing Color and Stylist!!!

After moving to Chicago more than 4 years ago, I was on the hunt for the perfect salon and stylist. I got a recommendation from a local girl in the neighborhood to go see Melissa and Fusion Hair Studio. And, boy, am I ever glad I did!!!

I wanted a fun and funky hair color and style. Melissa pretty much read my mind and did exactly what I was looking for! She is a perfectionist and it really showed in my hair. I've never gotten more compliments than when she did my hair. She always takes the time to ask how I've been and catch up on life. She is really attentive and really pleasant to be around. I recommend her to people every chance I get!

Now that I've moved to LA and am on the hunt for the perfect stylist here...I still want to go back every couple of months to have Melissa do my hair!



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It took me FIVE LONG YEARS to find a GREAT Stylist!!!

I have been bouncing from salon to salon--some of the most highly rated in the north shore suburbs to the gold coast. And each and every time I get blonder...and blonder...and blonder. About once a year I fly back to St. Louis to my trusted colorist who laughs out loud when he sees my face. Well. No more. What can I say. Right off the bat Aimee said that I was way too blonde. Agreed. I trusted her to do her thing. As I was processing I showed her a picture of my ""fixed"" color. She smiled and said that was where we were going. Not only was the color perfect--but she gave me an AMAZING cut. Despite the fact that I need to get creative with parking--I will brave the treck from the Northshore. I highly recommend!!



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What a great feeling!

I went in to Fusion and got a blowout from Aimee. My hair has never looked better. I was traveling through town and decided that I wanted a blowout and I came upon Aimee. MY blowout lasted for days, it really even looked good 3 days later. So now whenever I come into Chicago I make conscious effort to go and see Aimee. You should too, you won't be disappointed!



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Beast Salon in town!

Fusion is the BEST salon I've been to in LONG time! The staff is great. Very knowledgeable and up to date on all the new trends! I'm ALWAYS excited to get my hair done cause I know I'm ALWAYS going to leave looking fabulous! Thanks you so much to all the girls that work there. Keep up the great work you're doing. I will spread the word to everyone I know (besides the half of my friends who already go there!) :)



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It's all about Melissa

I don't mind the drive at all to have my hair cut and styled by Melissa Rapey, who is without a doubt the most talented stylist in Chicago. She listens to you, hears what you'd like to do with your hair and then makes it turn out even better than you had imagined (Richard Gere, move over, buddy). If you're looking to make a move or new in town looking for a studio, head to Fusion and ask for Melissa (I'm sure the other stylists are good, too).

Heather O


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its the best!

its a great salon with a lot of great people! you feel at ease and away from the outside world...and the work is always the best!

john Dickens


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Great place to get it done

I have had my haircut in many places . Fusion is the best by far . Aimee makes you feel like a million dollars. Her technique of doing it is the most relaxing in the world. I would recommend it for the best hair studio in Chicago.
Dr. John Dickens

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