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Steven Papageorge Salons

Evanston, Illinois

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Steven Papageorge Salons

Evanston, Illinois


Reviews (116)

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Ariana Marisela Nufio

7 October 2019

From balayage, to reverse balayage taking me from light to dark, to haircuts and blowouts, Steven Papageorge Salon never fails to amaze me! I would definitely recommend them as the best salon and balayage in Evanston and the NorthShore. Not to mention Analie’s expertise and Ellie’s attentiveness- they are the best! More...


Kate O.

25 September 2019

Get Tasos to cut you hair. He literally trims each hair. What a professional and he listens, too. Not a prima donna, though he could get away with it. He's that good. End of story.


Jacqueline G.

23 September 2019

I have had my hair cut and colored in the city for 15 years from some of the top name salons.   Now I am in Evanston full-time.  I thought I would give Steven Papageorge a try.   I chose my stylist carefully and couldn't have been more pleased!!   Elise did a fabulous job with my color.  I like chocolate brown with subtle highlights.  Often, even at the best salons in the city, I end-up with harsh blond highlights, ick!!!  Elise totally nailed the color.  Then suggested I go shorter with my hair.  I admit, I was nervous.  But her cut probably took 5 years off my face.  My friends, family all commented on how cute I look.  She also didn't try to oversell products, which I appreciate.I'm a customer for life thanks to Elise!! More...


Mark L.

19 September 2019

Oook, so it does sound a bit like a pizza shop but... Let Me Tell You the only sauce here is the magic they do to your hair. I love the balayage technique Analie does especially because I have fine hair and not a lot of hair. The foil highlights I use to get were often stripy looking and not very natural at all. Also, other salons would get my color wrong frequently! Saying Oh! Wow! Your hair really lightens quickly! Even after I've reminded them. And they have me sitting there waiting forever while they do someone else's hair!! I love that I can just say tonAnalie, "whatever you think will look good is fine with me" and my hair always looks great when finished. My hair is long and very straight. I usually just get a trim but sometime soon I'm going short! and can comment with more detail on the cut at that point. Either way, long/short or curly/ straight, I'd trust these people to do a beautiful job with my hair. As an aside, there is only metered street parking but there is an app you can download for ease of paying and the parking fee is minimal and totally with it! More...


Katherine Thomas

14 September 2019

Best Balayage Ever! I’ve come up twice from Cincinnati just to get my hair done here. The staff and service is above and beyond.


Magda D.

8 September 2019

This is my go to salon in Evanston. I have very fine hair and have kept it very short over the past 20 years. Tasso does an amazing job. He listened and understood exactly how I like it. And he cuts it every time with the same expertise. More...


Matt Agin

24 August 2019

Steven Papageorge hair salon is great for men’s cuts! If you’re a guy that wants a good, stylish haircut this is without a doubt the best place to go! I come in from the city which is pretty simple. I take the UPN metra train from Ogilvy to Evanston - Davis street which only takes 25 minutes! More...


Eliza A.

23 August 2019

I never knew my hair could look this good! Such a wonderful hair salon in downtown Evanston with the friendliest staff around. I've never seen a more beautiful balayage and would recommend this salon to anyone near or far! Would be worth another trip to Chicago just to visit Steven Papageorge! More...



22 August 2019

Most amazing hair cut and color I could imagine! Not only are they amazing stylists but everyone at Steven Papageorge is so kind and welcoming! Would recommend this salon to EVERYONE! More...


ASM Printmaking

8 August 2019

This was my first experience at S. P. I walked in off the street and a stylist could see me right away! The receptionist was polite and offered me a drink. Nicole took very good care of me. I have thinning hair and a VERY sensitive scalp. She took her time, was extremely gentle, and checked in with me often. I really appreciated how much time and care she took, despite the fact that I walked in towards the end of the day. I will absolutely recommend her and S. P. to friends and family. More...


Angela LoCicero

1 August 2019

Super easy to book appointments online. Go to Alina, she's fantastic!


Angie D.

28 July 2019

This review is long overdue. I had a wonderful experience with Taso. He balayaged my hair and trimmed it as well. He was very kind, professional, and did exactly what I wanted. I was very specific about the amount of warmth I wanted in the blonde, and he delivered. Can't wait to go back! More...


Jordan H.

25 July 2019

I am new to the area and was having trouble finding someone I trusted to cut my hair until I found this place and UGH I can't rave enough about amazing Elise is!!! She gave me the most adorable lob and some beautiful balayage highlights and I am looving it. Plus she is just super sweet and easy to talk to. 10/10, absolutely love it here! So glad to have found Elise and will 100% be a regular of hers. More...


Leah P.

13 July 2019

The absolute best place to get your hair done. Analie is amazing and perfects my color and cut every time. I have recommended so many people here and they are always thrilled with the outcome. The service is exceptional and you're always greeted warmly, and it is clear everyone there is like a family. I would truly never go anywhere else and am so happy to be a client here. More...


Dawn S.

5 July 2019

Great find! Very responsible prices for the quality. I've gotten both a haircut and highlights. Your hair is your crown and treat it as such. This place is a definite gem! Clean, welcoming, top quality service. More...


Shi A.

30 June 2019

I often end up avoiding having to go get my hair done professionally just because it's tough finding a place. I randomly decided to try out Steven Papageorge after checking out the reviews and made an appointment online. The entire process was super easy and everyone was extremely nice. When I showed up I was asked if I wanted anything to drink and didn't wait too long until Tasos came to greet me. Him and I talked about what I wanted to do to my hair and we agreed that a subtle balayage would be best since I have brown hair. I also mentioned I wanted to get rid of my split ends and to frame my face a bit more. He talked me through the entire process and was very nice and patient the entire time. I really enjoyed the end result and he even gave me tips on how to maintain my hair. I really appreciated the tips as I often find it hard to figure out what works best with my hair. Would for sure recommend and return :) Thanks Tasos! More...


Leanne K.

26 June 2019

I highly recommend Annalie at Steven Papageorge salon! I've been a dark/dirty blonde my entire life and was really looking for a change. I was nervous, however,  because I wasn't sure I'd actually like how I'd look with darker hair. After a consultation with Annalie and badly describing what I wanted, she assured me she knew what would look good on me and achieve the look I was going for. The color came out PERFECT. Such a warm, rich brown, which was the upgrade my dry ashy hair needed. Not only was the color fantastic and exactly how I'd imagined, Annalie gave me the best blowout of my life. My hair came out so soft, bouncy, voluminous, and shiny! My hair looked much fuller and (maybe my mind was just playing tricks) longer too! Overall I'd rate Steven Papageorge salon 11/10. Not only is my hair amazing, the customer service was too. Well worth the trip from the city! More...


Leanne Lila Koveleski

26 June 2019

I highly recommend Annalie at Steven Papageorge salon! I’ve been a dark/dirty blonde my entire life and was really looking for a change. I was nervous, however, because I wasn’t sure I’d actually like how I’d look with darker hair. After a consultation with Annalie and badly describing what I wanted, she assured me she knew what would look good on me and achieve the look I was going for. The color came out PERFECT. Such a warm, rich brown, which was the upgrade my dry ashy hair needed. Not only was the color fantastic and exactly how I’d imagined, Annalie gave me the best blowout of my life. My hair came out so soft, bouncy, voluminous, and shiny! My hair looked much fuller and (maybe my mind was just playing tricks) longer too! Overall I’d rate Steven Papageorge salon 11/10. Not only is my hair amazing, the customer service was too. Well worth the trip from the city! More...


jacob raphaeli

29 April 2019

Best hair cut I’ve ever received. Annile Papageorge is the best hair dresser I’ve ever had. Truly made the experience amazing. Will be going there for ever hair cut for now on. Would recommend to anyone who needs to find a hair dresser. Best in the business!!! More...


Kimberly A C.

22 April 2019

I had an amazing experience for my first appointment with Elise. Not only did she listen super carefully to the description of what I was looking for in terms of style and color, she also incorporated her own input/expertise with respect to what she thought would look best with my face shape and skin tone (which I was very open to and appreciated).  My most recent cut and color were super grown out, so she had a "fresh canvas" to work with, and I didn't show her any photos of what my former stylist's work looked like (which I was 95% happy with and only stopped going to her due to the commute distance) because I wanted to see what she'd come up with on her own. The end result was PERFECT and I absolutely love it!!!  (Elise is also a great conversationalist and fun to talk to, which was the cherry on top!) More...


Anna N.

3 March 2019

Splurged and in addition to Analie's phenomenal single process color and gloss, treated my self to a Dyson blowout and curl. Delivered tons of volume to my thinning and fine hair. Styling lasted not only into the evening but into the following whole day of skiing with virtually no product! Incredible! More...


Ally Kent

3 March 2019

Papageorge Salon is the best! Analie and Alina did my hair for my wedding and did an AMAZING job! My husband and I continue to visit their salon in Evanston and recommend it to all of our friends. Ellie at the front desk is the sweetest- she is always so accommodating when booking our appointments. Highly recommend! More...


Ele Hagermoser

2 March 2019

I LOVE Steven Papageorge. I get balayage done at SP, and my blonde is always perfect while keeping my hair happy and healthy! Could not recommend more!


Sevil A.

24 February 2019

I called this salon and they were able to take me in right away given how busy they were. It was my first time there and the staff was very accommodating. Elise was my stylist who from a picture I had on my phone was able to create the exact style I wanted (blow out with curls, but very subtle beach wave type). She was very friendly, got to know me, and made recommendations which was very kind. She was super nice and great stylist to talk to and learn from. I will definitely be going back! More...


Andrea D.

19 February 2019

I absolutely love this hair salon. This is one of the best salons I've ever been to and the services provided to customers are top notch. I have gotten my haircut here a few times now and have never been disappointed. The owner cut my hair the first time, and it was honestly the first time I ever LOVED my haircut. I used to be a Supercuts and Great Clips kinda person (not that there's anything wrong with that!), but this woman revolutionized the way I saw my hair and myself. She was incredibly kind and made sure I was happy with my hair every step of the way. I went again more recently and had Tasos cut my hair and I was just as impressed. I have straight Asian hair and it can be difficult to not make me look like an Asian with an awkward bowl cut, but he did a spectacular job. I had gotten a really terrible Pixy cut one year before (from a different salon down in Chicago) and was feeling anxious about ever getting my hair cut again. Tasos left me feeling very happy and beautiful and was happy to make any adjustments I asked for. He gave me advice on hair and engaged in great conversation. For these reasons and more, I love this place and couldn't recommend it more! More...


Jonathan Gerrard

29 January 2019

I had a fabulous experience. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, and really cared about the end result. They took the time to get to know me and what I wanted out of my time there. Would highly recommend anyone in the area come for a visit! More...


Ariana Nufio

29 January 2019

Steven Papageorge Salon has THE best balayage in the north shore. There are many hair salons closer to where I live, but it’s definitely worth the trek from Glenview. I get my hair done by Analie and she does a phenomenal job- plus she’s extremely friendly, extremely honest, and extremely attentive to what the customer wants. After coming here for the first time a few years ago, I refuse to go anywhere else as this is the best service I have received!! I 100% recommend this salon!! More...


Ed Shamon

29 January 2019

Steven Papageorge salon is the place where you can find highly skilled staff in haircare and beauty services. I recommend it.


Kelly Miller

29 January 2019

I found Tasos at SP 4 years ago and I haven't gone anywhere else since. He has a great eye for how to cut and color my hair. He is great at baylage, cuts and highlights. I have very thick hair but he's always meticulous and does a beautiful job. I highly recommend Tasos and SP! More...


Kelsey M.

18 January 2019

Love going to Tasos! He has given me great cuts and styles and a beautiful balayage! He always listens to what I want and is a perfectionist, and I am picky as I have thick, difficult hair. Great quality salon!


Ele H.

9 January 2019

I LOVE Steven Papageorge. If you're a newer Northwestern student or just looking for a new a salon, I couldn't recommend SP more. They got my blonde right on the first try, after other (more expensive lol) Evanston salons failed. My balayage turns out perfectly and they always keep my hair healthy. I also get blowouts for special occasions (THE place to go for sorority recruitment, formals, job interviews, etc).I'm graduating soon, but I'll make the trek back to Evanston to keep my hair looking this good! 10/10 do recommend!! More...


Kris Rumzis

5 December 2018

Analie and staff did our daughters wedding hair. Everyone in the party looked stunning. Their hair held up all day long in very humid conditions. When our other daughter got engaged she was the first we called and booked. So professional and kind. Highly recommend! More...


Manoj Mehta

30 November 2018

OK, for the last 50 years, I have gone to the cheapest haircut place around. As a guy, I never saw the difference between a $5 dollar or $15 haircut, which was my range over the years. I happened to go over to the salon when my usual place was completely booked up and I didn’t feel like waiting. All I can say is, wow, was I wrong about spending money on my hair. From the moment that Elie graciously and personally checks me in, through the soothing shampoo (where I almost fall asleep every time), to the superb cut that Elise gives me, all I can say is it’s a terrific experience. My hair looks great, behaves perfectly, and I take more pride in my appearance as a result. Do yourself a favor, and have Elise cut your hair! More...


Maria Valencia

30 November 2018

They did an amazing job with my balayage! The staff is great - everyone is very friendly an highly skilled. I also get the best blowouts here!


Susan Jeter Hutson

25 October 2018

There is a very professional, yet fun atmosphere in the heart of a young and vibrant community. These professionals are artists!


Ken B.

16 October 2018

Never felt better! Elise is great! Didn't say too much but freakishly figured out what would look best for me...true artistry! Guys, if your not sure what you want, don't worry, Elise got u covered! More...


Maria V.

8 October 2018

This is my go-to salon! I went in for a balayage recently and I absolutely LOVE how it turned out -- I got exactly what I wanted. Never going anywhere else for a balayage. I also get amazing blowouts here all the time! Great atmosphere, and really friendly staff which you can definitely trust. NU students, this is the best salon for you to go to! More...


Tim Drozd

18 August 2018

Gary is awesome - perfect haircut every time - highly recommend!!


Anna Gates

15 August 2018

Love my hair !!! Thank you!!


Ellie Papageorge

15 August 2018

I honestly always get the absolute best compliments on my hair, and I owe them all to this place! I see Analie Papageorge, and she always makes me nothing short of beautiful. Her balayage highlighting technique is beautiful, and I always have her do it. She also knows just how to cut and style my hair to suit my face and lifestyle. I love her, and I love the salon!! More...


Alexandra M.

3 August 2018

I am thrilled I have found Tasos at Steven Papageorge Salon.  He is AMAZING with color.  I have thick, long, blonde hair (with increasingly more gray).  He is a master painter with balayage giving me gorgeous blonde highlights that cover just enough of the gray to look natural and it grows out beautifully. I found him through a friend who has shorter brown hair and he does an equally beautiful job on her hair too.  He is also personable and very professional.  The salon is well run and appointments scheduled in a way where I have never had to wait. Great place! More...


Julia Ringler

29 May 2018

I have been going to SPG salon for three years and it is always a great experience!! My color lasts for months, and my hair always feels fresh and healthy post blowout. Especially with my very curly and thick hair, SPG stylists always do a great job. More...


Lanie Shalek

29 May 2018

Amazing salon and service! Whenever I go for a specific event that stylist always give me an amazing hair do


Matt Agin

29 May 2018

I have shopped around at several different salons in Evanston, but my search ended when I found Steven Papageorge Salon! My hair has been cut by a few stylists at SP and each time I left with a great cut! The staff is extremely nice and the salon has a very comfortable atmosphere. Overall amazing salon with top quality work. 100% recommend. More...


Anne D.

12 May 2018

Analie and Nicole have both cut my hair and done an absolutely fabulous job. They are both so kind, meticulous, careful, and thorough. I would consider SP my first "adult haircut". My first haircut with them (several years ago) was actually free, and Analie cut my hair. SP very generously agreed to be a part of a hair donation event through NU and cut a ton of people's hair for free to donate. Even though it was free, Analie made sure to do a really really good job. And now I've never gone anywhere else but here. It was the shortest haircut I'd  ever had (a short chin length bob) and I absolutely loved it. Both Analie and Nicole have cut my hair in such a way that when I shower, I don't even necessarily have to dry my hair and it still sits very nicely. And as it grows out, by some miracle it still looks really nice. They really make an effort on your hair so you don't have to make an effort but still look very nice. I've never loved my hair as much as I do now that I get it cut with them. Most recently, I got my hair cut, and then after going home and washing/drying it, I noticed a small front piece of my hair was tickling my chin and neck. I called SP and Analie quickly made an opening for me to come in so she could help me. I don't know exactly what she did, but my hair still looks great and isn't tickling me at all! She was so kind and understanding and made sure I left with a haircut I loved. Yes, the price may seem a little expensive, but it is worth it. It's worth having the peace of mind, the kind and thorough service, and the ease of care after. Do keep in mind that depending on which stylist you get, the price may be more expensive if they're more experienced. ($60 or $75 is what I usually pay). I love SP and plan on going to them for haircuts as long as I live in Evanston. More...


Abby G.

1 May 2018

Analie was amazing. She listened to exactly what I wanted and gave me the exact balayage style I was looking for. Would highly recommend!


Cristian R.

25 March 2018

I absolutely love my stylist, Elise. She is very talented and I always leave satisfied and pleased with my haircut. Just a very friendly and refined salon. Will be booking appointments with Elise for more to come! More...


Jessica C.

15 March 2018

Coming from the City and spending four years visiting one of the top salons in Chicago, you can imagine I was shell shocked and frantic when it was time to find a new hair stylist near my new home on the North Shore. After two failed experiences at a salon in Winnetka, I took a recommendation from my husband's colleague and decided to make an appointment at Steven Papageorge Salon for a cut, color and gloss. Analie and I spent about 25 minutes talking about my hair and what was not working, what was working. I have never met a hair stylist/professional who is more knowledgeable and who actually took the time to understand my wants and my hair. From a personality standpoint, Analie is a great conversationalist and I enjoyed the time we spent talking about our families. Overall, I was extremely pleased with the results of my hair and the experience. Fair to say this salon won a long-term, faithful client. More...


Lynn B.

18 February 2018

Ming did a better job coloring my hair than anyone ever had. I'd been going to Art + Science for years thinking that I was getting the best because I was paying a lot. The color I got from Ming at Steven Pappageorge Salon is just better at the hairline from day one, stays better, and didn't take as long in the salon. I credit Ming. She is some kind of genius/specialist. Never going anywhere else. Also Marlene does great work on eyebrows and that room of hers is super relaxing. ---------------------------------------Writing this a couple years later. If I could use more superlatives about Ming and Steven Papageorge Salon, I would. Amazing, personal care. Ming was a magician with my adult daughter's curly, unruly hair. She came home from the salon looking with her hair looking exactly as she wanted it to. It's a new years miracle. More...


Arturo Octavio Buendia Godinez

14 February 2018

Bonitos cortes de cabello para hombres y mujeres te felicito lastima que estas muy lejos saludos desde México


Johnny V.

4 January 2018

Without a doubt, the best place to get your haircut in Evanston. This is, in my opinion, one of the best men's haircuts you can get. After my first trip, I have since refused to go anywhere else! For a straightforward cut, very reasonably priced. Also, the staff is beyond friendly and are charming conversationalists.  In particular, Tasos and Jenny are both outstanding. Come here for your next haircut! You won't regret it. More...


Leah P.

18 December 2017

Would never get my hair done anywhere else! Amazing service and highly skilled hair stylists. I got my cut and hair color with Analie Papageorge and absolutely love it. She does amazing balayage that looks so seamless, I get compliments on it all the time. As someone who was  a little nervous to get hair color for the first time, I'm so happy with the result!! More...


Olivia K.

29 November 2017

I get my hair and done by Ming and she is worth every single penny and then some! It's pricey for a student budget but I save for it a couple times a year. My hair gets a ton of compliments and she's great at following what I want and also adding her own expertise. She's also a very sweet, kind woman who gives me great life advice and makes a haircut fun. Cannot recommend her and this salon enough. More...


Sarah F.

18 November 2017

This is a great hair salon and the people working there are all so nice! I just got my hair colored by Ming, who did a fantastic job! Could not be more happy with the results More...


Paige G.

17 October 2017

Steven Papageorge salon is amazing!! Such high quality and experienced professionals that really know what they're doing. I have been going for a year & could not be more satisfied! Analie is wonderful & the rest of the staff is very friendly. I received so many compliments on my latest color & it lasted so well. Best salon in the Chicago area! More...


Michelle L.

12 September 2017

Analie did such a great job listening to exactly the color and style I wanted. The balayage came out perfectly. I was really worried when I found out my former stylist quit from the salon I went to previously, but Analie is now my go-to!


Leonida F.

23 August 2017

I had my wedding in July and I was looking for a stylist to do my hair. My friend recommended me Alina Spiac. I contacted her, we discussed details and I decided to come for a trial. I liked her a lot since I met her. She's an amazing person, she listens to you and to your ideas and make them to become true! I left after trial knowing that she's the one I want to do my hair for my Wedding day! Then, on my Big Day, she was wonderful and very professional! She styled my hair very good , it stayed intact all day and night,( And I have to tell you that I danced lot!!) Alina also styled my sister and my mom's hair. Both loved the results! I totally recommend her! She is very professional and knowledgeable! More...


Larissa C.

5 August 2017

Alina did a great job doing my hair she was very patient and dedicated to do a good job. I was very happy with the results.I definitely recommend going to her! More...


Nancy L.

16 July 2017

I trust Elise with my life now. Highly recommend!!!! I made this Yelp just so I could write this review. My hair has never looked so good!


Melissa P.

29 March 2017

I had an amazing experience here and they can count me in as a new loyal client. I have dark highlighted hair that needed some love: a gloss and a trim. I called and they set me up with Ming. Right off the bat we clicked--she is extremely personable and man does she know her stuff! Not only did she take the time to get to know me, but she explained why and what she was doing so I really understood and respected the process. My hair looked absolutely amazing when we were finished!! Thank you Ming!!The salon is clean and modern and everyone seemed really nice. Wide range of products/lines to choose from. More...


Stephanie S.

28 March 2017

It has been a long time since if found a stylist I excitedly want to keep going back to. I finally found one in Tasos! I came in with my hair looking a complete mess and he fixed the color  and created a hand painted work of art. I came back a week later to get a haircut and it's amazing. It has been years since I've felt this great about my hair. He's very professional and personable and makes you feel a part of the salon family. He takes his time to create what you envision and makes sure you don't leave without feeling a complete rockstar status. Thank you, Tasos, and I'll see you in 8 weeks!!! More...


Sara M.

24 March 2017

Tasos is a master of hair! I have really thick and curly hair that is challenging to cut. He has been cutting my hair for 5 years and I have never been disappointed. He always takes the time to do a awesome job and the price is very reasonable. He will blow out my hair absolutely straight if that's what I want or use low heat to bring out the curls if I want the beachy look. More...


Poe S.

14 March 2017

I am a 48-year-old Mom and after years of doing the same old highlights to my hair, I felt ready for something new. A friend (whose hair is fabulous) recommended Tasos at Stephen Papageorge. I put myself in his hands & I feel like a kid again! The method he used is different from the usual color & highlights ... he patiently explained what he wanted to do so I felt completely calm & confident. Then he hand-painted my hair like an artist & I have never seen it look so natural and fresh. And it did not cost more than a regular process! I am over the mooN! More...


Alexandra K.

6 January 2017

This is my first time writing a yelp review and I created an account just so I could review this salon...First of all, Tasos is THE BEST! I have been going to him to get my hair cut for 2 years now. I started going to him when I decided to grow out my pixie cut, and he helped me through all the awkward stages (a challenge in-itself). I always trust him to know what is going to look good with my hair type and face shape. ***Tasos is also VERY knowledgeable. Every time we talk about my hair cut, he walks me through the details behind how he is going to style it and why. I have learned a lot from him, and I appreciate that he isn't afraid to be honest with me. If he doesn't think one of my ideas will look good on me, he will tell me - and suggest and alternative. I must admit, he knows his stuff.By the way, Tasos does great men's cuts too. He cut my husband's hair right before our wedding and he looked like a Ralph Lauren model in our wedding pictures. This past week, I decided to dye my hair for the first time. I decided to try balayage because I wanted a more natural, sun-kissed look. Tasos walked me through the whole thing. He described his technique and when I asked, he even explained how the coloring process worked in a way that I could understand. He talked about post-treatment care and gave me suggestions for less damaging shampoos (all of this was new to me). When I felt my hair was too blonde on top, he didn't hesitate to go back-in and touch it up for me. I am extremely happy with how my hair turned out! The blonde he incorporated looks very natural and fades smoothly into my brunette hair. It's exactly what I wanted.Long story short, you are in VERY good hands with Tasos, and I would recommend him to all of my friends! More...


Emily Bramer

2 December 2016

I always have a fantastic time and the services are better than i have had in regular salons :) Everyone is so wonderful. My favorite spot for all my hair needs and wants ;)


Grace Choi

5 October 2016

Analie was so wonderful, considerate and thoughtful from the get-go. Her attention to detail showed me how sincerely she cared about making sure I got the best service and color EVER. I went from bleach blonde with black roots to a beautiful creamy caramel color and I'M OBSESSED More...


Stefanie K.

1 October 2016

Seriously Elise is awesome. She took the time to look at the shape of my face and give me options as far as length and the style of cut. All throught out the haircut, she was giving me styling tips and explaining products to me as well as showing me how to blow dry and curl my hair. Really informative and I ended up with an awesome hair cut! More...


Jay D.

25 April 2016

I love how Ria colors and styles my hair. She is great!  She always listens to what I want and she always delivers. I highly recommend her. I have been going to Ria for about two years now and always walk out of the salon loving my hair. More...


Pilar Pouchet

9 January 2016

Jenny my hair dresser is so amazing. She really works hard on giving me exactly what I want and she's super sweet. #1 salon in Evanston.


Yawer A.

10 July 2015

Tassos is the man! Hes been cutting my hair for over two years and I've never been dissapointed. He's been able to give me a couple different styles and taught me a lot about how to care for my hair. Papageorge is one the better salons in Evanston, you should try it. More...


Andrea K.

1 June 2015

Elise is amazing! She knows what works best with my hair type and face shape, and what type of styles I like. I walk in with a mess, and 15 pictures of completely different styles, and she tells me what we should do - and she's right-- every time! I am always ALWAYS ecstatic with the outcome. She does a great job for my short hair and I wouldn't trust anyone else! Thank you Elise! More...


Ana G.

5 January 2015

Got my hair done by Analie and I couldn't be happier. The best salon in the Chicagoland area is right here in Evanston! I'm so pleased with the balayage hair coloring and the cut is phenomenal. It was a great experience from the moment I walked in the door. I was greeted by a friendly and welcoming staff and I left feeling rejuvenated and beautiful! I am recommending Steven Papageorge Salon to everybody! More...


Ashley S.

30 December 2014

Let me start off by saying, I HATE getting my hair cut! I've had horrible experiences in the past with other salons that have left me in tears and with a phobia of the people with scissors deviously hacking away at my lovely locks. That was NOT at all my experience here at Steven Papageorge. I went in there a nervous wreck ready to have an anxiety attack as I watch my long-waited long hair all be hacked off, but I was pleasantly surprised. I walked in to a warm welcome and a nice consultation with Elise, the lady who cut my hair. I discussed different things I'd like to try with my hair and she gave me her honest opinion (which I greatly appreciate!) and told me what I had in mind would not look right with my face shape. Thank you for not letting me walk around looking like an idiot with a haircut I hate! She gave me advice on what would look better and did an absolutely fabulous job! I have never EVER walked out of a salon so happy with my hair before. I absolutely love my haircut that she gave me and will definitely be going back to see Elise again! She's fabulous guys. And if you have anxiety about your hair getting botched like I did, see Elise at Steven Papageorge. She'll make you look and feel beautiful! :) More...


Emon D.

9 December 2014

I'm in love with my hair-stylist, Jenny's work. I come in once a month for a haircut and she does an amazing job at making my hair look its best till my next appointment. As for setting up an appointment, I can get in the same day which is even better. I've had great service every step of the way and I'm hoping (being only 2 visits in) that this level of service is the norm. Any new potential customers- Just remember to bring cash with you if you want to tip your stylist. There isn't a way to add tip to your credit card receipt. More...


Chris L.

10 November 2014

Finding a new hairdresser when you go to college in a different state is scary. I went to 5 different salons and barbershops in Evanston, but I wasn't satisfied with my hair until I went to Steven Papageorge. I've been seeing Ming for the past year and a half, and she's amazing. She always looks my hair look good, gives great styling tips, and we have great conversations too. Men's haircuts are a little expensive for a college student ($35), but it's well worth it for me! More...


Georgia H.

28 October 2014

Love this place! Analie rocks the hair, Elizabeth is an artist with the makeup, and Marlene is a fabulous esthetician. I drive from Chicago to go there -- totally worth the trip! GM Hurst


Susan H.

6 September 2014

If I were reviewing my stylist Elise, this would be five stars for sure! She does an amazing job with my hair -- I always get compliments, and my hair looks wonderful even when I let it grow out a bit. I almost never use product and I only get my hair cut a few times a year, but I never feel judged for that and Elise is great about making sure I have a low-maintenance cut. She's also super warm and friendly.The atmosphere in the salon isn't my favorite. A few years ago, they started playing harder dance music instead of light pop favorites and it doesn't make the experience as relaxing. Also, if there are a few employees not with clients, they often congregate at the front desk and talk -- again, not exactly a soothing spa environment. But I would let Elise cut my hair in an alley so this place is still well worth your money. More...


Briana Rhodes

2 April 2014

Not only do they do literally everything I want (even when I don't know what I want! Haha) but they remember my life to a tee haha. And Analie is a gem :)


Kristina W.

12 February 2014

This is officially my first non-restaurant review, but it had to be written!  This past Saturday, I had my hair and makeup done because I was emceeing a Northwestern event that night. Although pricey ($150 originally - $135 after the student discount), everything was done perfectly. If you come, expect to pay a lot, but also expect to be super pleased with the results!I called for a hair appointment around 1pm the day of, and they were able to schedule me in at 3:30. I believe my hairstylist was named Nicole. I showed her a picture of my dress (a one-shouldered black gown) and told her that I wanted some sort of hairstyle with my hair gathered on one side. She took into consideration all my requests and created a beautiful curled, low, side ponytail. With lots of hairspray and bobby pins, it was able to stay in place from 4pm to 5am. I was actually planning to do my own makeup, but after seeing how great my hair turned out, I asked if their makeup artist (Elizabeth) was available -- fortunately, she was! It was $60 (including fake lashes) and took about 45 minutes. The lashes she used were separated, with 5-6 on each eye, instead of the long strip that I usually use (I'm not sure if I'm just really inexperienced with makeup, but I found them really cool). Also, she asked to see what kind of jewelry I would be wearing, and purposely made my eye makeup lighter to bring attention to my necklace and dress. The only tiny thing I could possibly complain about is that she made my skin tone extremely light in comparison to my normal skin tone; although it looked amazing in person, my face looked scarily pale in flash photos.Overall, HAIR- 5 STARS and MAKEUP- 4.5 STARS. I'm just going to round up to 5 stars because they were super professional and courteous (offered me tea), had a student discount, and really made sure the hair/makeup fit with my dress/jewelry. I'd definitely come back again if I needed to be prettied up for a fancy event! More...


Rachel S.

10 January 2014

I should have written a review for this salon years ago! I've been getting my hair cut at Steven's for three years now.  I'm very particular about my haircuts as I occasionally work as a hair model.  Steven's salon is the ONLY place in evanston that I trust with my hair.  His prices are competitive and the staff is so friendly.  Steven cuts hair with the precision of a surgeon.  He speaks you through each step and explains why he cuts your hair the way he does.  This may mean that your haircut lasts a bit longer than it would take at another salon-- trust me-- it's worth it. Additionally the staff will recommend products that would benefit your hair type, although you'll never feel pressured to make a purchase. Thank you Steven Papageorge for your wonderful service these past years! More...


Elizabeth Vlahandrea

20 December 2013

Great place to work and even greater place to get your hair done!


Maggie Szejda Noonan

21 November 2013

I love this place. the owner is incredibly nice and my stylist? Jenifer is amazing. and so patient with me after going through chemo. I love her !!!!!


Danielle V.

16 October 2013

Marlene is literally a GODDESS when it comes to eyebrows. I've been getting my eyebrows waxed regularly since I was in 4th grade, and never in my life has anyone been as good as Marlene. Now that I've experienced her talent, I can't trust anyone else with my eyebrows. I literally would drive an hour for how perfect her eyebrow waxes are. She even brings the huge mirror estheticians use over your eyebrows for precise plucking.Also - for hair, Elise is the BEST!! Recently, my usual hair colorist made my highlights a bit too ashy blonde, and Elise fixed it with some toner wonderfully! Sad I moved away from the location because Elise is a great stylist/colorist and those are hard to find!! More...


G H.

6 September 2013

I've been going to Analie for years - I live in Chicago but DRIVE 35 minutes to Evanston to have her do my hair because she always rocks the cut and color -she's the Picasso of balayage! The staff is highly professional,  and accommodating - Elizabeth does amazing makeup and blowouts and Marlene "gives great eyebrows!" Highly recommend it! Georgia Hurstihavelynchsyndrome.com More...


Tony B.

26 July 2013

I look forward to getting my hair cut here!  Jenny and Elise are both awesome hair stylist and they are super fun to chat with.  I would highly recommend this salon! More...


Jake F.

25 March 2013

I wandered into Steven Papageorge Hair Salon after a coworker of mine recommended it to me. I had the same style hair for about 8yrs and my friends finally convinced me to change it. I had no idea what to do with it but I wanted a mature but fun haircut so I told this to the stylist. Once the haircut was over I was astonished with how it looked. It was exactly what I didn't know I wanted and perfectly fit my personality and style. The stylists truly know what they are doing and how to cut hair to fit each person perfectly. I will be a lifelong customer. More...


Rick F.

22 January 2013

I need to try a new place for getting a haircut after moving near the area for work, but after scheduling for Jenny  I would reccomend this place to anyone. She was the nicest stylist I have ever had, she was talkative in a good way, bubbly, and full of energy. Her work was top-notch and well worth it, as quick as it was with my appointment. If you need a cut or a style make sure you ask for Jenny! More...


Ellie R.

2 January 2013

I really like this place - so much that even though I no longer live in Evanston, I still come back to have my hair cut by Elise. Grain of salt: this is the first even remotely fancy place I've had my hair cut - everything before this was either the Hair Cuttery, those $5 gamble beauty school haircuts, or my mom's small town high school classmate who looks like she used the flux capacitor to bring her hair back from 1986.  That being said, I LOVE my hair now - I get a lot of compliments, and not just immediately after I get my hair cut.  This is another thing I love - the stylist cut my hair so that it still looked good even as it grew out, which is hugely important to me because I am too cheap to shell out money for a haircut every 6-8 weeks (try more like 16-18 weeks).   While the stylists do make suggestions about buying their overly expensive hair goop (does anyone actually ever do that?), they're not pushy like I have experienced at cheaper salons.  All in all, I think it's a good middle-of-the-road haircut option.  For me, it's definitely worth the money and I always feel good after I leave. More...


Kelli B.

19 November 2012

Marlene is the ZEN MASTER of eyebrows!She is so good, I used to drive in from DeKalb *just* to get my eyebrows waxed by her. True story.I discovered this place when I went to grad school back in 2006 & she's still the best esthetician I've ever found.  She spends like 25 minutes crafting my eyebrows (so it feels like a spa experience for $17). Most importantly, she does a FANTASTIC  job shaping eyebrows perfectly--properly shaped for each face.  She uses a little wax (I always request the wax for sensitive skin) and then takes her time plucking.  She's very thorough without over tweezing.  She brushes & brushes them (which is a little sensitive after the skin is waxed), but she gets them perfect every time!Ladies--your eyebrowns frame your face like your high heels frame your booty.. So spend the $17 and go see Marlene.  She is AMAZING! More...


April J.

10 November 2012

Elise has been cutting my hair for a couple of years and she rocks! You name it, I have had long hair, edgy bob, and now a super sweet short style. She is hip and does a great job with all hair styles and trends. She is great! More...


Christina P.

27 August 2012

I have been getting my hair cut here for many years by Maria and she is wonderful. I had my up- do for prom done by Nicole many years ago and I loved it! When it was time to choose where to go for my wedding up-do, it was an obvious choice. However, I was paired with Elise for my trial. She did not listen to any of my ideas about what I wanted my wedding hair to look like, she was rude and condescending in her attitude towards me. I brought in a lot of pictures of how I've had my hair styled before to give her an idea of the type of look I was going for, looser, more flowy, mostly down but styled. She refused to do anything like it and instead insisted on doing my hair in a knot on the back of my head completely sleeked back. She also had no idea how to work with curly hair and immediately began combing it out with a fine tooth comb insisting that she could fix the frizz later (which she did not). She made me cry while sitting in her chair and then told me that maybe I should just do my own wedding hair. Essentially it was a nightmare! Luckily, everyone else was very nice to me and immediately allowed me to switch back to Nicole. Unfortunately I had to pay for another hair trial as well as my wedding day. It was an expensive lesson, but I will never ever work with Elise again and I advise that no one else go through that either. Overall, I like the establishment as long as you know who your appointment is with! Most staff are very friendly. More...


L T.

15 July 2012

I just love Jenny. She is the sweetest person and really listens to you when you ask for something. I have recommended numerous people to her and everyone has enjoyed her work as well as her personality. highly recommend. I also posted a picture of one of the haircuts she's given me. she also does an amazing job blowdrying! More...


Sybil R.

3 March 2012

Just had a hair cut with Donna. It is lovely. She was very professional, listened to what I wanted (even though I wasn't very clear or sure, myself) and gave me a nice modern cut that fits my personal and business life. She also showed me how to use products to tame issues I have had with my hair for years.A very good experience I will certainly return. More...


Rebecca M.

4 October 2011

Oddly enough, even though I spent a long time sobbing after my cut at Salon Papageorge, I'm still giving it 4 stars because my haircut does actually look nice (as everyone keeps assuring me). The only problem is that it's about 3 INCHES shorter than I asked for and wanted. Ok, no big deal, it'll grow back, right? yeah - in about 9 months (I have super slow growing curly hair). I'm willing to take some of the blame for not speaking up when she made the first cut but I also don't think the stylist was listening. Like AT ALL. She literally misheard or misunderstood half of the things I said, which made for pretty awkward conversation. Example- Me: "my fiance is working in Des Moines, Iowa for the next year." stylist: "Oh, does she live with you?" (some key points: I'd already told her I live in Chicago, I'm very clearly a girl, my fiance is a boy, and I otherwise gave no indication that I'm gay.) It was weird. The atmosphere was OK. A strange mish-mashed combo of a barbershop & a more upscale place. Lots of older clientele & a general lack of chit chat between stylist and client (a pattern, perhaps?).So yeah, I'm ambivalent about going back. On the one hand, I assume I'll leave with a good haircut again but on the other hand, I feel like the decision about the style and length won't be up to me. Kind of a risky crapshoot, I guess. More...


Rachel G.

11 June 2011

MING IS AMAZING!!  She does an amazing job with color/highlights.  Make sure you ask for her.


Amy W.

6 April 2011

Consistently the best place I've ever had my hair cut. Not cheap but not outrageously expensive either. I have ridiculous, difficult curly hair and Elyse is absolutely terrific!


John S.

9 March 2011

I am visiting from L.A. ( I visit often) and thought I'd check out Papageorge Salon. My stylist was Jenny.  Well she was just as sweeet as can be. She's got great personality and did a awesome job on my hair. Not only did she do a great job but she was helping me with business questions which was going way beyond the call of duty. I will for sure be back. You don't find stylists who know what they're doing AND also have such a great personality very often. It's usually one or the other. More...


Kristine O.

8 August 2010

Joanna rocks!  I took a chance on her for color and cut based on other Yelp reviews.  She was terrific.  Picked the correct color and delivered a perfectly suited cut for my lifestyle.  The salon could use a spruce up but otherwise the experience was very good.  Highly recommend it.  Great value for the price. More...


Taryn T.

14 July 2010

I've only been here once, but the experience was exactly what I wanted: an unpretentious atmosphere, a stylist who listened to me rather than her "inner creative voice" when cutting my hair, and a Northwestern student discount, which they applied without scowling or skimping on service.The full-length windows on busy Sherman Ave also make this a great place to people-watch while you're getting your hair cut!Since this was my first time there, they gave me a 20% off coupon for my next haircut, which, as an unabashed coupon whore, I gladly took.Side note: a lot of men come here to get their hair styled and cut! I was pretty surprised to find that I was outnumbered 3:1 when I was there. More...


Gracie K.

25 April 2010

I started going here about a year ago.  I read about Elise on Yelp, she sounded nice, AND SHE IS.  She is super cute and trendy, and I just let her decide what to do with my hair, because she is obviously more fashionable than I am.  She is a great conversationalist and a great stylist.  What more could you want?SP is worth the spendiness, Elise takes her time with my hair and I am always happy with the outcome. More...


V J.

20 January 2010

I'll be honest, this isn't the "hippest" looking salon and although I had walked past it several times, I was hesitant to go in. However, after trying 2 other hip and overpriced salons in the Chicago area that simply didn't deliver, I figured I've give this place a try. I'm happy to say that I've found my new stylist and salon!Elise is not only friendly and creative, but she listens to what you want. She took her time to make sure that my new cut was exactly what I wanted and it looks great! She also had lots of great ideas for color that I'll be going back to have her do in the near future.Overall, looks can be deceiving! Everyone's very nice and non-pretentious, but most importantly you can leave with a great hairstyle if you see Elise! Also, they have lots of great quality products for sale. Talk about variety!I'll definitely be heading back to see Elise!  :-) More...


J K.

20 July 2009

I've gotten two very good cuts here, one from Jenny (I think) and one from Maria.  They listened carefully and made suggestions before they started doing anything new.  I found the atmosphere nice and peaceful, not wildly upscale but definitely nice.  I've never gotten anything but a layered cut (I have long hair), so can't speak for other services. More...


Johanna F.

26 June 2009

I've been getting my hair cut by Gary since I was 9, and am 36 now.  I've followed him from salons and when he joined Steven Papageorge, I have become familiar with the other staff.  Everyone is very friendly, my mom, brother aunt, and 6 year old daughter gets their hair cut by Gary.  The staff is always professional, and Gary listens to what I want, or don't want, and does a great job.  He also will tell me what will look good and what won't based on my head shape, which I appreciate, since he's the professional! More...


Kathy G.

9 June 2009

Gary is the best! I have been seeing him for years. Unbelievable color and great cuts every time. Wicked sense of humor and great conversationalist.


Melanie K.

13 October 2008

I have to admit...I am not an every 6 weeks type of girl.Double it...and add a few more and I will consider maintenance. Horrible - I know. My stylist - Jaime - is the perfect solution. He does a great standard cut, is pleasant to talk to and gives me excellent recommendations for minimal maintenance. Give him a try! More...


Laura P.

21 August 2008

Went there today for the first time and had all my hair chopped off by Jenny. She did a wonderful job and was really genuine and sweet. I'll be back even though I'm a great clips kind of girl. This was an important hair cut for me and she made it a lot easier. I was told to ask for a 20% off coupon for first time customers and they looked like they didn't know what I was talking about. Make sure you have cash though for a tip. I felt terrible I only had 5 dollars on me. They would not let me charge a tip. They take appointments but I made mine 30 minutes before I got my hair cut More...


Kim C.

21 July 2008

Went there for a trim and my stylist, Elyse, talked me into getting a bob. Since I trusted her opinion (and also because I'm pretty impulsive..) I let her chop off my chest-length hair. It's been 3 months and I'm still getting compliments on my cut! I really loved Elyse because she listened to what I wanted and delivered. Too bad I moved away and will have to hunt for a new stylist! Note: Search online for 20% off coupons for first time customers! I believe they have it on their website. More...


Sarah F.

30 May 2008

i feel incredibly guilty writing this review. i'm a big fan of urban lift, but i've had trouble (due to my lack of planning) getting an appointment with my beloved melle. this morning the honey and i both looked at each other and said "we need haircuts." since we were in evanston, i checked out yelp, and called on the off chance that there were openings. and there were!! jenny is great. one of those perfect temperaments to for stylists--friendly, but not annoying. she didn't push a ton of products, she really listened to what we asked for and i'm thrilled with both my style and the honey's. in fact, i liked the cut so much, that i came back later in the day to get colour done. it's beautiful--looks natural, highlights my own colouring. i'm really happy. all this and very reasonable prices. the honey says i shouldn't post this review because too many people will read it and discover the greatness of jenny...but i'm willing to risk it to let you know! More...


Chris W.

10 April 2008

First of all, ask for the discount since you found them on Yelp, if you just get a wash/dry/cut with your hair it's going to be like 45 dollars (at least for a woman) and they cut off a decent chunk of the price for first timers. If you're new to the Salon and you pretty much don't have anything to fear. I got cut by Jenny, who is one of those chicks who you feel like you know as one of your distant buddies you haven't talked to in a while kind of girls. She thought I was hilarious though as I was horrified to get a huge portion of my hair chopped off though and I was tweaking out, so her likableness factor went up since she was genuine. But as horrified as I was about that,s he basically gave me one of my best haircuts I've ever had. I've heard just through yelp even that everyone there cuts hair well, and if you're way lucky Steven Papageorge himself may even be in and cut your hair, that would be incredibly badass if he was, I'd totally jump at that... More...


Amy C.

28 March 2008

Going to SP for me is like taking your best friend to prom. It's not the *dream* date, but hell, you still had a good time. It's the comfortable go-to when the hot drummer you love decides to ask out the preppy blonde chick instead.I've never had a haircut here that I've been in love with. (See my review of Urban Lift for that.) But I also have never had a bad or mediocre haircut, either. They've been good. 4-star good. I've had Gary, Jenny, and some woman who doesn't work there any more, and I've all made my hair look good.It's a great place for a trim. I know, why spend $50 on a trim? Because if you're like me, you spend $15 on a trim and then $60 fixing it. So since I only get my hair cut about every 3 or 4 months, I try to alternate between here for trims and Urban Lift for big changes. (UL is farther away from my house and work.) More...


Lee C.

26 March 2008

Five stars because I had one of the best-looking haircuts I've ever had here.  Elise was my stylist.  Maybe I should go back sometime?


John C.

24 March 2008

Quiet afternoon. Suburban location. Very sllllllooooooooowwwww day. Jenny cut my hair and did a very, very nice job. Quick and efficient, she asked a ton of questions up front and listened carefully.  It was very easy to trust her judgement because of the  Q&A.Jenny is also friendly and does a good job balancing between talking too much and being silent.  I like that happy medium and she seems to 'get' it instinctively or is a very conscious individual.I'd recommend S.P. as a great place with very reasonable prices. More...


Maggie E.

17 October 2007

Giving Yelp users a discount deserves 5 stars in my book any day, but $10 off aside - you'll get a great haircut here.  It's tough being at school and not really having my usual haircut person, every time I used to get my haircut I'd keep a watchful semi-terrified eye on the mirror to make sure the hair cutter didn't accidentally shave off half my hair or give me bangs or something.  I didn't have to worry at Steven Papageorge.  Maria was great.  She pretty much duplicated the cut I had from home.  I'd recommend the place.  I think it's about $46 regularly ($36 with the discount, give or take $2).  FYI - they don't accept out of state checks, but credit and debit are fine. More...


J C.

25 March 2007

Ohhhh, if only I could remember the name of the woman who gave me awesome eyebrows... and if only she could have followed me back to San Francisco... She struck the right balance between conversation and creating a relaxing atmosphere, and I got TONS of compliments on how good my eyebrows looked. I went back a year later, hoping to strike luck again, but I got another lady who, while nice and still did a good job, it just wasn't the same. (it was something like $12-15 for the brows, btw). Also had two haircuts from Peter who is probably best known as being HOTT. Yes, HOTT. While he wasn't the friendliest, he gave me a great haircut both times, and a blowout that lasted two showers (only now am I realizing how rare it is to find that)... Oh, and did I mention he's HOTT?I took advantage of the $25 first-time special and NU student discounts, but if I was still in the area, I'd probably return with their regular prices. More...


Madeleine E.

1 November 2006

Nicole does great hair!If you are looking for a cheap haircut this is not the place to go (tho they are not outrageously priced), but if you are looking for a great haircut - get in here quick.


Drennen M.

9 March 2006

This place isn't terribly cheap, but you get what you pay for.  Waxing turns into a relaxing experience, haircuts are even and well done, and the various foreign accents of the stylists makes for endless conversations on origins.

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