About Lira Guzi Salon
Chicago has been my home for the past thirteen years. I was born in the heart of the Mediterranean in beautiful Albania! I grew up in a big, loving, artistic, hardworking family. We have always been very passionate about fashion in every way. I was inspired early in life by my older sister who created a very successful career at a young age as a fashion designer and has been a real inspiration for me. Working with her at a very young age molded me into a very strong and independent woman. It inspired me to pursue my dreams and passion in the fashion and beauty industry. Those years of experience helped me learn so much about textures, styles and colors.
At age 19 I opened my own salon and mentored my staff. In 2001, I came to the United States and my dreams and passion for the industry became even bigger. As I continued my education I was trained by highly regarded international leaders of the beauty industry (Leo Passage and Martin Parsons). In the 2008 HairWorld Competition I placed first out of all the US entrants. I am attentive, loving and kind to my clients. I strive to help my brides become the most beautiful versions of themselves for their special day. I really listen and customize my approach to the unique needs of each client. I take pride in creating looks that match my client's personality and lifestyle. I have always been creative and driven by my dreams, while continuing to keep up with the latest styles and techniques.
Lira just did my hair for my wedding day on April 29th (along with 7 bridesmaids and the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom!) and was truly AMAZING. She did an absolutely OUTSTANDING job and everyone's hair turned out beautifully. She is a true professional and extremely talented - I would recommend her to any bride for their wedding hair - she listens and pays attention to what you want and like and really works to make your vision happen. I am so happy with how my hair turned out on such an important day. You will not be disappointed! Thank you, Lira!!
Amazing colorist, Wondeful and Sincere Woman
Lira does exactly what you ask for. She listens to my ideas for what I want color and cut and executes flawlessly. Lira is also an incredibly kind and wonderful woman. Highly, highly recommend.
Lira is such an expert,patient and an absolute perfectionist
I went to Lira for the first time, having never colored my hair before. She was such an expert and was so patient while she worked to make sure everything was absolutely perfect and that I was 100% happy. She even took the time to check up on me a few days later to make sure I was still comfortable with the change! Lira truly is everything you want in a hairstylist and certainly lives up to all of the great reviews she has. I highly recommend her to everyone and anyone!
Always amazing work.
I have been going to Lira for 7 years and she has always been amazing. She did my hair for my wedding along with all of my bridal party and she did not disappoint. I was extremely pleased... Every time she does my hair I get so many compliments on the work she's done. She truely is an artist of hair!!!
Great work and professional
I came across Lira's work on IG and I was blown away by all the intricate details of her updos! Once we met for my trial I didn't quite know what would look good on me. I just had a bunch of photos I showed her and she was able to customize and tweak the styles to my likings. And I am the pickiest of person which doesn't help much as well as I also know a lot about hair styling my self. She was patient and offered multiple styles to choose from. The day of my wedding I decided I wanted a style different from what we already tried. She stayed calm and collective and just kept the flow doing until I said Yes to my hairstyle. I'd work with her again!!! Thank you Lira for the beautiful work you did!!!
Love my hair!
I've been to a few hair dressers in the city and Lira hands down as been the best I've been too! Both the color and cuts are always exactly what I'm looking for! I've recommended her to many of my fiends
Love my haircut every time!!!
Lira always gives me a wonderful updated haircut that is easy to maintain. I wear my hair short and people are constantly complimenting my hairstyle. Lira has a great eye for what hairstyle works on different face shapes and hair texture. I find lira to be professional yet fun and spirited. Scheduling appointments is never a problem, she always seems to make it work. I recommend Lira to all my friends as does my adult daughter. We both love Lira.
Her talent is of the charts!
This was not only my first visit to Chicago, but my first appointment with Lira. She spent time with me suggesting a color and cut that would accent the shape of my face and skin tone. She did not disappoint. She did an amazing job selecting both cut and color. Most of all, I felt like a part of her family when I left. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and her talent is off the charts!
OUTSTANDING RESULTS and TOP NOTCH CUSTOMER SERVICE
I needed an appt. for haircut and color, Lira responded and booked me immediately. I was apprehensive at first, but after consulting with Lira, I felt that I was in very competent hands. She was very professional, discussed with me my options, presented ideas she felt would fit my lifestyle, face shape and complexion. She took her time with my consultation and made me feel as though I was a long time friend and gained my confidence with her warm demeanor. I love my new haircut and color, and so does my boyfriend, I will be a returning client for a long time to come. I would recommend Lira to anyone. Thank you Lira!!!
Talent like no other
Lira has a talent like no other! I've been following Lira for about 10 years because she deserves it. She is very precise with her cuts, leaving your hair style refreshed and bouncy until your next appointment. You can always tell how good or bad you cut was once it starts growing out. I trust her 100% and never fear if I ask for something new. She gets to know your hair and its quirks (yours as well) and uses only the highest quality products and hair color which makes a huge difference in the long run. If I could put her in my pocket and carry her around I would never have a bad hair day!
For style, amazing cut and color and a wonderful person!
Lira is amazing!!! I have been going to her for over five years and she completely changed my hair from dry and dull to healthy and shiny. She has excellent cutting, coloring and styling skills as well as a cutting edge knowledge of all the latest products, styles and trends. I frequently send friends to Lira, and they are always thrilled with her skills. She did my sister's hair for her wedding, and all of the bridesmaids. Very professional, kind, flexible with scheduling and takes a great interest in making sure my hair is healthy. I know my hair is in great hands with her.
Excellent and talented stylist
I've been with Lira for close to 10 years and have followed her from salon to salon as her career progressed. Over the years we grow to being good friends as well. She takes care of most of my family (sister, brother-in-law, daughters, niece and nephew). Cutting hair is not a job to her but rather her passion. I highly recommend Lira. You'll be very pleased with her!!!
Hair Extensions and Blonde Highlights
Lira is a gifted stylist who I would recommend without hesitation for a variety of services. She has been styling and highlighting my hair for about 4.5 years, now. She has also given me wonderful up-dos for various occasions. I have naturally curly hair which is not the easiest to tame, but Lira's patience and attention to detail always leave me looking and feeling good. October of last year, I told Lira I wanted to change my look and sport longer locks. We decided to go with tape in extensions to give my natural hair a break from being constantly exposed to heat. She was always able to match my hair color to the extension and blend them to achieve that natural look. People are usually shocked when I admit that my hair isn't all mine, which is a true testament to Lira's talent. With the help of these extensions, my natural hair is healthy and achieving length quicker than ever. Lira is a joy to be around and is a safe bet if you want a wonderful salon experience.
Amazing work and professional.
My hair, as well as my Mom's, my maid of honor and sister in law's hair looked amazing for my wedding! Thank you, Lira!
Professional and very talented
Lira, thank you for doing such an incredible job on my hair as well as my bridesmaid's, my mom's, and my mother-in-law's for my wedding! Everyone looked gorgeous because of you. I'm so thankful you were there to fix the hair dos done by the other stylists I hired. All night long guests at the wedding were commenting on how beautiful everyone's hair was. I cannot thank you enough for all you did. You are truly an amazing hairstylist.
Great service and professional!
Lira and her work is amazing! I cannot thank her enough for all of her impeccable work on my wedding day. I highly recommend Lira!
Completely impressed every time!! I always walk out feeling so happy with my cut and color. She listens to me and delivers every time. Plus she's a doll and makes me laugh!
Quality and personality!!
I have been going to see Lira for years now. She is extremely talented and consistently gives me a great haircut. The salon conveniently located in River North and parking is a breeze. If you are new to the area or looking for a change, I highly recommend you giving Lira a try...you won't be disappointed.
I trust my hair to Lira
Some stylists know how to cut, others are better with color and a rare few are gifted enough to do both brilliantly. Lira is one of those stylists. I came to her several years ago after growing out a bad cut from another stylist. Lira really understands my hair type and has taught me how to work with it. Since then she's completely transformed my hair, given me a whole new look and I couldn't be happier! Plus, she is a joy to work with. I highly recommend her!
Love! Love! Love!
Lira is wonderful. Always exceeding my expectations and never short on in-style ideas.
Great haircuts, highlights, and updos
Lira has given me great haircuts and highlights for years. I walk out looking/feeling like a million bucks every time. I've followed her to a few different locations because she is worth it. She is also great for special occasions. I am very picky about updos and Lira did my favorite updo of all time when I was a bridesmaid a few years ago. If you tell her what you want, she will make it happen. In addition to being great at her job, Lira is also a kindhearted delightful person. I recommend Lira to all of my friends and co-workers (and now to all of you out there on the Internet).
Being a stylist is her calling
I look Fabulous! I'd like to claim it's all genetics, but in reality I didn't look nearly as good a couple of hours ago. Lira has a talent for color, and cuts my hair to have more swing than Tom Cruise's in MI2. Lira has a warm personality and her positive vibe enters the room 2 feet in front of her. She listens thoughtfully, which is important for those of us that never want exactly the same thing twice. Probably equally important to those who do! Her clients are loyal for a reason - we don't fit with in pretentious nature of so many of the salons in River North, and their equally aloof stylists. Lira is highly skilled, without the price tag to match. And she doesn't push products at all! If you want to know what she used, you need to ask. I like that. Lira is both skilled and talented, and a good fit with any age. I highly recommend her.
Wedding Day Hair by Lira
Lira did my hair for not only my wedding day, but for my engagement pictures as well. I have never felt more beautiful than I did on either of those two days - especially my wedding day! Lira takes great care to listen to what you want, but also uses her expertise to create an amazing, unique updo. I have pretty wavy hair and I was concerned the rain that morning would create a lot of frizz - I didn't need to worry at all! My hair had TONS of volume, and stayed in place the entire day - even though it was insanely windy that day. It held through everything from getting ready, to pictures outside all around Chicago, and through our outdoor ceremony - all the way through the reception. Lira also did my bridesmaids hair, and everyone LOVED their styles. I would definitely work with her again!!
I have been using Lira's services for 10 years. I have long hair and she is an expert in layering. She has also been "coloring" my roots for the last 5 years. I am used to receiving compliments on my hair. I credit Lira. Highly recommend her services and a total joy!!
High quality. Elegant. Sustains style and beauty over time. Products used leave hair sift and managable.
I receive multiple compliments every single time I have seen Lira, which is now over five years, once a week! I value her opinion and recommend her very highly. You will be a very soul satisfied customer over and over and over. Anna L. (Chicago)
Simply the Best
I can't tell you how many years Lira has been cutting and coloring my hair because I've lost track. I wouldn't go to anyone else. Not only is she a wizard with haircuts, but her color skill is outstanding. I get loads of compliments every time I walk out her door. I give her the highest possible recommendation.
Highest Level Of Excellence
Lira has been my stylist for over five years and that's primarily because she never settles for anything less than the highest level of excellence. That excellence comes from her truthfulness, her skills as an outstanding colorist, and her precision cutting. I appreciate the extra efforts that Lira has made over the years -- accommodating when scheduling issues have come up and even willing to work with me when I was sick and stuck in the hospital wanting nothing more than to have my hair look decent as a way to boost my spirits. Thank you Lira for being so talented and great at what you do. Looooove what you did last nite and see you very soon. Loren
Lira Guzi is your path to great healthy hair!
I have been following Lira for 4 years now. Lira has an excellent work ethic & has many years of experience, and her talent shows, whether it is the need for fast, great results, consultation of hair needs, quality work, and attention to detail for color, cut and style, Lira offers the best care for my needs. She offers advice, even when you don't ask for it, which shows she cares about how her Clients look. Highly recommend changing to Lira for your Hair Stylist/Consultant.
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