What a great find!!! My 8 year old daughter wanted her hair done for a formal event she was attending in Barrington. We do not live in the Barrington area and I had no idea where to go. I just happened to find Salon Shea on the internet and gave them a call. They were great on the phone and were able to squeeze us in with 48 hours notice. We were happy to find such a beautiful salon with a homey, relaxed feel. Trevor styled my daughter's hair. He not only did an amazing job, but he was so personable and sweet to my daughter. Her hair looked very elegant, just like the photos she had brought in as examples. When I asked her if she liked having her hair done and if she'd ever want to have it done again she said, "Sure, as long as Trevor can do it." He is an absolute doll with amazing talent and patience. We will definitely visit Salon Shea again if we are out in the Barrington area in the future. Thank you Trevor!!!
* Perfect Highlights* Keratin Treatments* Great Hair Cuts * Cute Boutique *
I found Salon Shea on Yelp over two years ago when researching keratin treatments. I have to be honest, I had not been loyal to a salon for quite some time. I don't like to talk too much about my past relationships but it seems like so many salons are great the first few times, then the honeymoon phase is over.. Not at Salon Shea!
If you have been considering a Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment, let me tell you it is worth it!
Of course I am "naturally blonde," lol, but my color and highlights are done with such care, I have not had my hair get over-processed or dry.
The best part of the salon experience is browsing in the salon's super-cute boutique for unique gifts, jewelry, & products! If you aren't convinced, stop in and take a look. It's ridiculously hard not to find something you'll love.
I am always happy with my highlights and cut from Tammy. I have recommended Tammy and Salon Shea to many friends and each one of them have walked away a happy new client of the salon.
It took me almost two years and three different salons after moving here but I finally found one that I am happy with, yeah!
Sharon L. Round Lake, IL 04/04/12
As a new client a few weeks ago I had my faded red hair colored and cut by Ashley Johnson. I just wated to let her and the salon owner know how happy I am with the results! I have fine hair which is difficult to cut and Ashley did a fabulous job. I will certainly be coming back for future cuts and color. I also felt the pricing for services was very reasonable and during this troubled economy any break is appreciated. GO SALON SHEA!
I was in desperate need of a color repair the first time I went to see Tammy at Salon Shea. She was booked, but found the time to squeeze me in so I didn't have to go on vacation with crazy color hair. She worked her magic and I was hooked. I'm a loyal Salon Shea customer now. She is a miracle worker with color, and I love all the hair cuts. I tend to try to do "home hair care" and I attempted to straighten my own hair with a perm solution. BAD IDEA. It fried my hair and Tammy worked for months to get my hair back into shape. Now it's been getting shorter and shorter because I trust her so much. I never would have let anyone else cut so much of my hair. She has done beautiful high lights for me, the keratin smoothing treatment (awesome) and now that it's cold out, I opted for all over color with some red undertones. She nailed the color! The new salon is beautiful and I love how laid back it is. I hate those fussy salons with huge price tags that make you feel frumpy just walking in because all the 20 somethings working there are all made up and wearing 5 inch heels. At Salon Shea, its like you are going to visit family that happen to make your hair ROCK too! :-) Check it out! You won't be sorry. Love you Tammy!
Julie L. Lake in the Hills, IL 1/19/2012
I love Salon Shea! It's a new, beautiful salon in downtown Barrington. I've been going to Tammy for about 2 years now and have never once been disappointed. I have long hair with highlights and she cuts it as well. She is very talented, easy going and patient. I usually just let her do her thing because I love what she does to my hair and know I'm in good hands. I've received so many compliments on my hair, since I've been going to Tammy.
There is also a very unique gift shop at Salon Shea full of wonderful goodies. From scented candles and home decor, to scarves and trendy jewelry. I love browsing each time I'm there for an appointment and usually end up buying something fun.
Here is a link to for a sampling of the items typically available at the gift shop:
Sarah S. Fox River Grove, ILUpdated - 1/18/2012
Tammy has been doing my highlights for a years now - I'm glad she's out on her own, so I can quit following her from salon to salon! I'm blonde and her highlights do last a long time, because she uses about a million foils. She also uses three shades (at least on my hair), working in nice color along and lowlights along with the highlights. The result is really pretty and natural looking. She does a fantastic job. Her prices are also very, very reasonable - less than half of what I used to pay in Chicago. I should also add that the new location is absolutely gorgeous, with lots of parking and convenient to the Barrington Metra station. I actually did some Christmas shopping there - they have really pretty accessories (for both you and your home.) I'm a big fan!
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- 10/26/2009 Tammy has been doing my highlights for a couple years now - I'm glad she's out on her own, so I can quit following her from salon to salon! I'm blonde and her highlights do last a long time, because she uses about a million foils. She also uses three shades (at least on my hair), working in nice color along and lowlights along with the highlights. The result is really pretty and natural looking. She does a fantastic job. Her prices are also very, very reasonable - less than half of what I used to pay in Chicago. Love her.
Love this place! Salon Shea in Barrington is probably the most charming salon I've been to. Both the store/boutique and salon are decorated in a shabby chic design with a touch of French inspiration. The quaintness of Salon Shea offers a comforting intimate feel as well as a lovely view of Barrington's Main Street.
I have been to Jamie Dinella three times and each time I have felt that she has given me her undivided attention. In the past I have had to deal with hairdressers overbooking and having to split up their time between clients. She is very professional as well as personable. She does an excellent job of listening to her clients and creating the look that they envision. She always knows how to meet or exceed my expectations and making sure that I am completely satisfied. I feel very confident in Jamie's hands and trust her judgement when it comes to color and/or cut. Jamie is an experienced stylist and it shows in her phenomenal work. I would highly recommend Jamie and Salon Shea to anyone looking for a new stylist/colorist.
JAMIE has been doing my hair care since she left beauty school. I receive a lot of complements on my hair from friends. I am also very pleased with the results. Antoinette D.
M W. Barrington, IL9/3/2011
Make an appointment with Jamie. You will not be disappointed. I have been a client of hers for years. She is always on time. She is a consummate professional. Jamie is honest, her techniques are current, and she has a keen eye for the styles that work for each individual.
Yay! Found a new salon!!
After years of having a family member do my hair at her house, i was ready for the salon experience again!! The decor in this place is gorg. Plus they also have a little shop with super cute jewelery and scarves. I could get myself in trouble here.
Tammy was absolutely fantastic!! I wanted highlights but was kind of nervous about them. But they turned out wonderfully. As did my cut. My hair feels so light!
I will definitely be coming back! And ive already recommended her to a few friends!
Tammy is the best! I cant say enough how grateful I am to her. I gave her a challenge to change my hair color from black to blond. Mario Tricoci's let me down but, Tammy saved me! She knows how to color & cut hair!!! I am extremely happy with my hair now thanks to her! Not only that I really appreciate all of the attention and so much time that was needed to make my hair blond. I give my recommendations to her. It's so nice to get great service when your paying for it unlike Mario's where your paying big bucks for them to get you in and out of their chair as fast as they can. Tammy's cost for services are worth it!
I was referred to Tammy over a year ago, after my original salon had done quite a bit of damage. Now, it wasn't just that she rescued my hair that day, but she she sent me home with a care package. Tammy put together all these little travel containers marked & labeled with 'how to' instructions for my hair's next week of extreme TLC!
I now have the exact highlights I originally wanted and sportin' a keritan treatment that makes my frizzy, unruley hair feel like buttah! My hair hasn't been this healthy since I was 12.
Tammy is incredibly talented and did a fantastic job on my hair! I have been looking for someone closer to my home and I finally found her! She takes the time to listen to what you want and knows exactly what she is doing when it comes to coloring and cutting your hair. She made my hair look amazing. Tammy does a wonderful job!
03Sarah S.Fox River Grove, IL 10/26/2009
Tammy has been doing my highlights for a couple years now - I'm glad she's out on her own, so I can quit following her from salon to salon! I'm blonde and her highlights do last a long time, because she uses about a million foils. She also uses three shades (at least on my hair), working in nice color along and lowlights along with the highlights. The result is really pretty and natural looking. She does a fantastic job. Her prices are also very, very reasonable - less than half of what I used to pay in Chicago. Love her.
I got my Keratin treatment done by Tammy. It was awesome. Even after nearly a month,my hair has great shine and is frizz free.
Tammy pays attention to details and ensure that you are comfortable. I love the results.
Colorists after colorist (3 in total) I was nearing on giving up. I couldn't figure out why no one could get my hair right...Until I found Tammy! She is my "hair angel"! I have VERY high maintenance hair. I require someone who is through and who KNOWS color! I have a double process-highlights and all over color, plus a brief toning. All in all, I spend a lot of time with Tammy. She always gives me full attention. I am always excited to get my hair colored because I feel comfortable that it will look fabulous. I have recommended several people to her and they are all happy. If you are looking for someone to provide quality time with you, knows the in's and out's of color and is dedicated to perfection, then Tammy is your girl!
She is my "Velcro" & I am attached forever! She knows that too! :)
Jamie is fabulous. Not only is she kind and wonderful soul, she is a wonderful stylist. I always have people on the street ask me who does my hair...I tell them Jamie!
Jamie is an amazing stylist. I trust her completely and am always more than happy when I leave the salon. I would recommend her to anyone she has great ideas, many times I have come in not knowing what I want at all and I end up leaving with a fabulous cut. I have gone to her for many many years and will continue.
I have followed Jamie since cosmetology school, and wherever she goes, I go! From pixie short to funky, long layers, over thirteen years I have trusted Jamie to style my hair. She understands the style I am trying to relate, and always makes sure my hair is unique and chic. Watching her perform her art is a testament to how well she knows her craft, and how much she loves it.
My entire family have been clients of Jamie for years. She is a fantastic and gifted stylist. She is easy to communicate with about your style, color and cut. She has a wonderful talent for color (especially for blonde, like me!) and is extremely gifted with her haircuts. My husband and children see her for their haircuts and she is always very patient, and fun to sit and gab with during this process. I highly recommend going to Shea Salon and seeing Jamie for your color and cut!
I have been a client of Jamie's for 7 years. Jamie is a fabulous stylist. I will not let anyone else cut or style my hair. Jamie always has fresh ideas and I have never been disappointed by her services. I have also had 2 keratin treatments done. Both treatments have transformed my frizzy/curly hair into straight and frizz-free.