Hair Extensions Salon

We are a boutique hair extension salon specializing in the best hair extension methods, precision haircutscolor correction and Brazilian Blowout, and are located in upscale downtown Elmhurst, just outside of Chicago.  Having come from large, corporate salon atmospheres, our aim was to take things down a notch and create more of a relaxed place for clients to come and be pampered. Our unique, customer-focused salon space is private and feels more like a retreat than a circus.

You’ll always get one-on-one attention from a duo of passionate hair designers with over 30 combined years experience in creating art from behind-the-chair. Our Co-Owners, Caitlin Curiale and Erin Kelly Haines, are eager to use their breadth of knowledge to address your particular needs and help you attain the hair of your dreams. Using the latest innovations in salon hair care we can revitalize your look with a chic, updated style that is tailored to your unique personality and awakens your Alter Ego.

A New You With Hair Extensions

Let us develop a personalized beauty solution for your needs with a new haircut, fresh color or a whole new head of hair using the safest human hair extension methods.

Your service at Alter Ego Hair Design will always begin with a consultation to determine your best features and how to accent each one. Every client is special here, and it’s our job to show you how to bring out the best of who you are. During your service, your stylist will teach you how to recreate your hair salon look at home using your favorite styling products. Our commitment to ongoing, advanced education ensures that the advice we give our clients never becomes stale or out-of-date.

Choose from our services menu today… hasn’t your Alter Ego waited long enough?

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Try the best hair extensions for thin hair today!

We have the best hair extensions for thin hair in Chicago! Not only do we use the safest methods, we use the best brands! Some tape-in extension brands are known for their limited color selections, poor quality hair, excessive shedding, sticky residues and slipping wefts. We’ve had the misfortune of dealing with inferior brands in the […]

What Are The Best Hair Extensions in Chicago?

We love hair extensions because our preferred brands are the best hair extensions in Chicago. They’re seamlessly integrated with your natural locks and they look so natural your friends won’t know the difference! Thin hair becomes luscious and thicker, limp hair gains body and volume, and short hair gets added length. Plus, with our favorite methods […]

Makeovers Using Klix Hair Extensions

Thinking about getting hair extensions in Chicago? Take a look at these before/after pics from my most recent hair makeover. I went from using a full package of Klix in an ultra light color and ultra long length, to a half package of Klix in a dark blonde ombré color more suited to the dreary winter […]

The safest hair extension method on the market today!

Klix Hair Extensions are made from the finest quality 100% Remy Human Hair and are one of the safest hair extension methods on the market today. They were awarded a US Patent for their ingenuity and originality as the only movable and reusable permanent hair extension system on the professional market. Klix Hair Extensions are skin-like wefts of hair that […]