at 712 N Rush St, Chicago, 60611 United States
Professional Hair Stylist & Barber in the downtown Chicago area specializing in cutting, styling and men's hair.
A ten-year veteran stylist known for his polished and precise looks, Aaron David joined the Maxine team in 2010 after eight years of experience as an educator and senior stylist. Most clients would be surprised to learn Aaron actually began his career as an auto technician, transitioning from wrench to shears after discovering his passion for art and creativity at Columbia College. Aaron specializes in precision cutting, wet and dry. Aaron's attention to detail brings creativity and innovation when it comes to his cuts. From long hair to short sassy cuts and men's barbering, he is always emphasizing versatility that his clients can recreate at home. Whether you wear it organically or blow it out - it's always going to look good and grow out great! A tireless perfectionist, Aaron says he's only as good as his last cut. Aaron's passion for his clients is what makes his cuts special. "I don't want my clients to struggle at home and have to spend too much time on their hair, suitability is key," Aaron says. Aaron can show you some tricks of the trade which will help you style with ease with minimal product. Ask for Aaron's hands-on blow dry class ($75.00). Aaron's haircuts are $100.00 Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide Blog March 22, 2013 InStyle Magazine October 2011 Today's Chicago Woman August 2011 Racked Chicago May 10th, 2011 Client's Reviews I always leave the salon feeling good I have been going to Aaron for about a year now and I am always happy with the haircuts he gives me. I have short hair and I'm middle aged. There is a fine line between a cute, fun and fresh haircut and a very o.k. haircut. I always leave the salon feeling good about my haircut and I get lots of compliments on my hair. I live in a suburb of Chicago and Maxine isn't very close to me, but now I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. I appreciate that Aaron really takes his time cutting my hair--first wet and then dry--and makes sure I'm happy with it before I leave the salon. The salon itself is clean and bright and the staff is very pleasant. Some of the shampoo people are better than some of the others, but the cut is what is most important to me. I would suggest that when you go Aaron, you follow his suggestions and advice--he sometimes takes me a little "outside of my box," but always in a good way. But if you're like my sister, who tells Aaron exactly how she wants her hair, he'll do that too and she's also always happy with his haircuts. Posted on 01/27/2013 by Arden B. 5.0 STARS I promise, you will love your hair everyday! I want to begin by saying I have been to just about every salon on the north shore. I live in downtown Evanston, and have hit all the places north to Highland Park down to Michigan Ave, but Aaron (David) is by far the best there is! I got lucky with really great hair. It does exactly what you want it to do. However, I have A LOT of hair and it grows really fast. It also gets very heavy and bulky. Not only does Aaron understand my hair and how it grows . . . it's the cut that stops people on the street asking me where I get my hair cut. Aaron takes his time and is meticulous in every way. More importantly he knows hair - what will work and what won't. The best thing about my hair is that I don't have to fight with it after 10 days of leaving the salon. It grows out perfectly so that my hair always looks great whether it's its 2 weeks into the cut or 7 weeks later .. . . he hits it right every time! Make an appointment with Aaron, and I promise, you will love your hair everyday! I can't think of going anywhere else. Posted on 01/22/2013 by Jan K. 5.0 STARS I finally found a salon I can be loyal to I finally found a salon I can be loyal to after years of salon hopping in Chicago. I've been going to Maxine Salon for about a year and a half and love Aaron's haircuts. I would say I have a lot of hair, but it's fine, so the wrong hair cut can leave my long hair looking dull and flat. Aaron does a really nice job with my long layers. My hair always looks playful and thick. And it grows out really nicely, so I can wait a little longer before getting my next hair cut...saving me some $$$ which is always nice. Posted on 01/17/2013 by Erin N. 5.0 STARS I feel like I hit the hair lotto 5 stars and MORE! I feel like I have hit the hair lotto with not one, but two phenomenal stylists. Anyone that knows me knows that I am guilty of being VERY particular with my hair. I met Aaron about 3 1/2 years ago at another salon and have been hooked on him since! He listens carefully to what you want to achieve and delivers each and every time. I have faithfully followed him to Maxine and thank goodness because every time I come for an appointment I feel spoiled! Through Aaron I got hit twice by the hair gods and met Brittany. She is equally as amazing. Like clockwork, I go every few months for my keratin smoothing treatment. Brittany spends time working on my hair and makes sure I leave with shiny, smooth hair - I am addicted to her treatments! I truly appreciate how both Aaron and Brittany take pride in their work and ensure that you leave feeling and looking fabulous! Thank you, thank you, thank you Maxine! Posted on 09/13/2012 by Susan G. 5.0 STARS Aaron has repeatedly impressed me Aaron David. That's who you should go to if you want a true professional working on your hair--even moreso if you have (or want) a short/pixie/asymmetrical hair style. (I do, so that's the perspective I'm writing from.) I ended up at Maxine because I followed my previous stylist (Reese) there from another salon, but when Reese moved out of state, he gave Aaron a very high recommendation. I'd been seeing Reese for years and trusted his opinion, so I gave Aaron a shot and I could not be happier. The rest of the staff at Maxine is awesome too; I like the atmosphere and the staff is upbeat and friendly. I don't like to give much direction (I'm not the professional, they are), so I usually just tell Aaron to do whatever he wants to my hair. That's when he does his best work and I have never once been disappointed; in fact, my hair keeps getting cooler every time I go to him, and people on the street comment on it constantly. Aaron does take direction well, though, if you have specific preferences (I certainly wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to those who have something specific in mind). I hear he also does great men's cuts, which wouldn't surprise me at all. Aaron has repeatedly impressed me with his work and he deserves all the credit for all the compliments I get. Go to him. Tell him I sent you. (Haha.) Posted on 02/11/2012 by Jacqui C. 5.0 STARS Aaron did an amazing job I went to see Aaron based on the review in InStyle magazine from this fall. I have medium length hair and wanted him to fix layers I received in a previous cut from another salon. He did an amazing job with layering my hair! He put more layers in to blend it. I absolutely love the layers! He cut my hair so that I can wear it with any part and it won't look lop-sided. Posted on 01/18/2012 by Eliz G. 5.0 STARS Aaron David is an Exceptional Stylist I've been going to Aaron David for years and followed him when he moved to Maxine. He's an exceptional sytlist--chic, bold, elegant, contemporary and consistent. Aaron never rushes and is always meticulous with every detail. I can't say enough positives, make an appointment and find out for yourself! Posted on 12/01/2011 by Italo S. 5.0 STARS I don't know how Aaron did it Had an appointment with Aaron David after reading a recommendation in Instyle Magazine. Drove 150 miles for the appointment, treated myself on the 1st anniversary of my retirement! I arrived about 30 minutes early & took advantage of salon's valet parking service. I was greeted immediately & escorted to waiting area & offered refreshment. I only waited @ 3 minutes & Aaron introduced himself & escorted me to his station. I gave him carte blanche with my hair. About 75 minutes later I was finished with a very stylish layered cut. I don't know how Aaron did it but my family said my hair actually looked longer! If you aren't satisfied with your current hairdo, I suggest you call & schedule a cut & style with Aaron. You won't regret it. It was a tad pricey but really ladies, aren't you worth it? Posted on 11/06/2011 by Deb M. 5.0 STARS John Blue is an amazing colorist! John Blue is an amazing colorist! I moved back to the Chicago area from NY and am so happy I was able to locate him here at Maxine because I used to go to him at Trio. He has great ideas and chooses the perfect color blends for your skin type. Aaron David is a top stylist there that just cut my husband's hair and he's very happy with the results. I'm looking forward to booking an appt with him to work on my long tresses. =) Posted on 10/22/2011 by Dana S. 5.0 STARS Aaron is consistently awesome I've been getting my hair cut by Aaron David for over 5 years. He's a perfectionist. He recently moved to Maxine and I followed him without a second thought. The staff at Maxine are friendly, the salon is modern and clean, and most importantly, Aaron is consistently awesome. Posted on 10/19/2011 by Chad H. 5.0 STARS Aaron at Maxine game me the best haircut I've lived in Chicago almost 4 years now and have been trying salon after salon to find a place that really gets it right. I have long, fine, straight hair and it's very easy for it to look super flat and lfieless. I usually end up leaving a salon feeling like I didn't get what I wanted or asked for. I usually feel like I'm talked into something I don't want or told it's not possible to do what I'm asking for. Aaron at Maxine gave me the best hair cut I've had in my 3+ years in Chicago and I'm due for another cut. I'm going back and asking for him. I finally feel confident in a stylist. Katie :) Posted on 09/26/2011 by Kathleen E. 5.0 STARS Aaron is so great at cutting my short hair I've been getting my hair cut by Aaron for four years now and I have never been disappointed. I followed him to Maxine's and love the salon. It is very modern and clean, everyone there is always very helpful and friendly. Aaron is so great at cutting my short hair. It's always feminine and cute. I had to start carrying his card to give out to people who would ask me where I got my hair cut. I pretty much sit down in the chair and tell him to do what he wants to my hair and I am always so pleased with the results. Posted on 09/05/2011 by Amanda G. 5.0 STARS I had a really good experience at Maxine I had a really good experience at Maxine a few weeks back. I scheduled an appointment to get a single process and hair cut. I ended up getting a full head balyage, instead of a single process. I'm very happy with the color done by Stacie. I brought in a few pictures of the style of coloring that I wanted and she did it. It's not easy working with dark brown hair without making it look very fake and streaky blond! My hair was cut by Aaron. Again, I brought in a few pictures of what I wanted and he was able to take what I wanted and make it work the best way possible with my hair. If I ever desire a very short hair style, I'm going to trust him with the scissors! He didn't mind going back in and snipping wherever I thought it needed it to make it look the way I wanted. I felt no rush to get out of the chair and be hurried along because the cut was essentially completed. That, in my books, is a good indicator of going back for future cuts or styles :) Posted on 08/17/2011 by E.K. 5.0 STARS Go see Aaron! Maxine is lovely. I have been twice now, and I enjoy the decor and the folks at registration are very welcoming. But, this review is all about Aaron! I followed Aaron David from his previous salon. I've been seeing Aaron for around five years now and he is truly awesome. My hair is just curly enough to be a real pain in the a**, and I have always ALWAYS worn it very long. Aaron has consistently given me updated excellent cuts that made styling my hair a breeze (which is great because I have gotten consistently lazier with the styling since becoming a mother a couple of years ago.) He listens to my requests to not cut certain areas because of my weird quirks (Hey, I don't like my ears, ok?). And, now thanks to Aaron's top notch abilities, he has converted my hair from long and layered to a great shattered bob. I cannot tell you the number of complements I get on a daily basis!! If you are looking for a stylist that is meticulous, that really listens, and that will just make you look great -- go see Aaron! Posted on 08/03/2011 by Amy T. 5.0 STARS Blue and Aaron are hands down the best Blue and Aaron are hands down the best colorist and stylist in Chicago. I've been a loyal follower for over 5 years and am very excited about their new home at Maxine! The salon is chic and everyone is very friendly. Blue is always ahead of the curve when it comes to coloring and I always take his suggestions and am never disappointed. He is beyond amazing and has such an incredible personality - I always look forward to my visits with him! Aaron is incredibly talented as well. He always gives the best haircuts and provides me with great suggestions for maintaining and styling my hair after I leave the salon. He also provides me with excellent recommendations to update my hair style and I have never been disappointed. Blue and Aaron are truly amazing! Posted on 06/30/2011 by Katie B. 5.0 STARS A Short-haired Girl Found her Match - Aaron David A Short-haired Girl Found Her Match - Aaron David If you want a fantastic short cut with edge and style, Aaron is the man. He cuts with finesse and verve - and is a true perfectionist. People stop me on the street all the time to compliment my hair. Aaron can make angles and lines feminine and sexy - which is a real achievement. Posted on 05/07/2011 by Suzanne M. 5.0 STARS I highly recommend Aaron David @ Maxine Salon I highly recommend Aaron David @ Maxine Salon. He's been my stylist for approx 7-8 yrs & has never dissapointed. Aaron listens to what you want, always takes his time & makes sure you're happy in the end. I receive compliments often on my cuts. He is also one of the nicest people ever. Just had my first visit w/ Aaron since he started at Maxine & was impressed w/ the salon/service. Posted on 05/02/2011 by Stephanie B. 5.0 STARS I followed my amazing colorist I followed my amazing colorist, (John) Blue, to Maxine just recently and was pleased to find some of my other stylist faves, Reese and Aaron, there as well. Blue's been my colorist for the past 6 years and has taken me from spur of the moment home-died brown to red to (my natural) blonde to my current (and possibly best) strawberry blonde, via all manner of processing - single process, gloss, foils, balayage. My color always looks great - compliments from strangers great - and the one time we changed color products and something bad happened he fit me in same day to fix it. He's extremely talented and understands my hair and more importantly understands how important my hair is to me. He's able to do things like "the same as before but with the red four washes less than last time". Plus, he's incredibly personal. I always enjoy catching up whilst my hair gets glam. Aaron does amazing things with hair, too, although I've only personally experienced blow-outs. But I've had plenty of time to observe - he's got serious skills. As for the salon, I had no trouble transitioning and Maxine, the owner, personally introduced herself to me and thanked me for following my beloved colorist. Price-wise, Blue's right where he was at before, but I can't speak to the other service charges. I'm looking forward to getting to know the place and the other staff. And to enjoying a cocktail; next time I'll book my appointment accordingly! Posted on 04/25/2011 by Heather K. 5.0 STARS Aaron is AMAZING! Aaron is AMAZING! He listens to what you want and does it. I have been to a plethora or stylists any many have their own agenda when it comes to your hair or they don't listen and do the exact opposite of what you want to have done. I really appreciate that Aaron takes the time to listen...he has a true commitment to making people look amazing. He has cut my hair for years and even though I no longer reside in Chicago I still come back to the city to see Aaron. Posted on 04/23/2011 by Nazaneen s. 5.0 STARS I just got the BEST haircut from Aaron David at Maxine!!! I just got the BEST haircut from Aaron David at Maxine!!! Its true a haircut can be life changing :) I had LONG LONG hair and I was ready for a change but was also scared to get a major haircut. After meeting with Aaron he calmed my nerves and assured me a bob would be perfect. Did I mention my hair is SO thick, he was able to texturize it and give it a style (something I have been missing for many years with long hair) Aaron was right, I love my new bob. I would highly recommend seeing Aaron, he is the best ! Posted on 04/21/2011 by Ashley S.
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