Founded in 1986, Thomas West Salon remains committed to their mission: to provide the highest level of service possible in a comfortable, friendly and relaxing environment. Located in the famous Merchandise Mart, Thomas West has become a premier hair salon of Chicago. From the moment you walk through our doors, our talented and highly trained staff will make every effort to ensure that your visit is the most pleasant and satisfying it can be.
At Thomas West, we believe that every individual has their own personal style. As image consultants, it is our mission to help enhance and complete your signature look. Our team is constantly being trained on the latest, most current styles in the industry, ensuring that your unique look never goes out of style.
We are located on the second floor of the Merchandise Mart in the River North area, easily accessible from the Brown and Purple lines.
"First of all - why can't I give more than 5 stars? My stylist deserves more stars! Last week was the third time I'd seen my stylist for cut and balayage. Once again, they did an amazing job. I get more compliments on my color than I've ever had before. And the color lasts a long time and grows out very nicely and naturally. Beside the fact that it's balayage rather than foil highlights, I don't know what it is that sets the color apart from other colorists I've had, but this is something absolutely incredible. I’m so happy I found Thomas West Salon."
"Excellent experience across the board. I received a friendly greeting when I walked in without an appointment. They were able to fit me in. I had a full hair cut and blow out. Amazing, wonderful stylist who does amazing, wonderful work. I felt like a super model, and strutted myself out of there in under an hour. This is my new regular spot."
"I received a cut and color my stylist was amazing!!! So sweet, and very friendly/fun to chat with. She listened to exactly what I wanted, and put her own twist on it. I walked out feeling like a bombshell!"
"Thomas West is one of the best salons I have been to. I started going there years ago when I moved to Chicago.If you want the best hair of your life you have to go see them. I don't trust anyone else with my cut or color. True artists of their craft and you will always leave with better hair than you even dreamed. Love!"
"Finding a good hairstylist is always SO HARD! Especially in Chicago when there are salons on every corner. But I am so happy that I found Thomas West. I am always very nervous about getting my hair done and trusting someone with my hair and hoping that person understands what I want. I got exactly what I want."
"I have lashes and brows that have a lot of blond in them, even though I have dark brown hair. So getting lash and brow tints it important to me. It makes my eyes stand out so much more. And for any of you that have ever done it, sometimes it's not a pleasant experience. Unless your esthetician knows what they are doing and mine at Thomas West definitely knows what she is doing. She makes me feel so comfortable and she makes sure that it is as painless as possible. She does an absolutely fantastic job. I will continue to go to her every 6 weeks from now on."
"I had an appointment today for a full highlight, cut, and style. She did a fabulous job, was very knowledgeable, and friendly. She really went above and beyond what any other stylist has done for me. I would recommend Thomas West Salon."
"I absolutely love this salon. My stylist did an awesome job with my color and really listened to what I wanted. It seems like she has a "plan" for my hair and knows what I want in the long run. I would 100% recommend this salon."