Ailie (pronounced Eye-LEE) is the owner of Aim & Ailie Hair Boutique. After earning a degree in sculpture from the University of Illinois, Ailie pursued her lifelong passion of becoming a stylist by completing her training at Pivot Point. Ailie honed her skills under the previous salon owner, Amy G. She also received instruction from Vidal Sassoon Creative Director Mark Hays, Kevin Murphy guru Kevin Murphy, and became certified at the Devachon Salon (NYC) to perform DevaCuts. Read More
Ailie endeavors to give her clients styles that fit their busy lives: “If my client can’t style their hair in under 15 minutes, I’m not doing my job.” Her favorite styling products include the Deva line for curly hair and Kevin Murphy Full Again thickening cream. Her favorite part of her job is positively impacting people’s lives—specifically when she convinces clients that every hair texture is the best hair texture when cut, shaped and treated correctly.
Fun Fact About Ailie: She won the Chicago Golden Gloves Boxing Championship in 2012.
Aim is Ailie’s wife and the co-owner of Aim & Ailie Hair Boutique. She takes some credit for the precision and superior technique that Ailie offers her clients as Ailie perfected her skills taming Aim’s thick, cowlick-riddled locks. As a woman who refuses to spend more than 10 minutes per day on her hair, Aim understands the power of a brilliant haircut and excellent styling products. She is devoted to Deva products—especially One Condition and Styling Cream. Read More
When not at the salon, Aim is chasing a master’s degree in New Media Studies at DePaul University.
Fun Fact About Aim: She played in a Chicago rock band for almost 10 years.
With over a decade of experience, Megan’s favorite thing about being a stylist is finding a unique look to suit each client’s individuality. After developing her skills on a devoted set of clients—her Barbies—Megan formalized her training at the Aveda Institute in Milwaukee. She has also received advanced training in Hairdreams Extentions. Read More
Hannah received her formal training at Pivot Point. After graduating, she perfected her skills studying under Amy G and Ailie. Hannah believes in giving clients exactly what they want. One of her favorite challenges is saving the styles of new clients who have had bad experiences elsewhere: “There is nothing like nursing an ailing hairstyle back to health and putting a smile on a client’s face.” Read More
Hannah’s favorite styling products include Kevin Murphy’s Easy Rider and ColorProof’s FiberBlast. When she’s not working, Hannah loves spending time with her son.
Fun Fact About Hannah: Hannah is a talented singer who occasionally lends her voice to friends in the recording studio.
Layne is the lead-receptionist. Her professionalism, intelligence and love for Northwest Evanston make her the perfect liaison between clients and stylists. Her time away from the salon is spent pursuing her teaching degree at Northwestern, reading, traveling, going to concerts and knowing way too much about Star Wars. Read More
Fun Fact About Layne: She performs monthly as a cast member of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Tatiana trained at Tricoci University and currently studies under Ailie. Her favorite aspect of styling involves envisioning and executing a completely new look for a client. She loves the power of great style to make people feel strong and confident. Tatiana’s go-to products include Kevin Murphy’s Body Builder and a cocktail of ColorProof’s CrazySmooth and PlushLocks. Read More
When not at work, Tatiana enjoys spending time with her family and getting mani-pedis with her daughter.
Fun Fact About Tatiana: She has 15 brothers.
Meredith knew she wanted to be a stylist when she taught herself to French braid the hair of her American Girl doll. She received her formal training at the Aveda Institute in Chicago. Helping clients to look and feel their best is what motivates Meredith. To that end, she recommends all Kevin Murphy products. Her time away from the salon is spent chasing after her new daughter. Read More
Fun Fact About Meredith: She is an aspiring Transcendentalist—contemplating moving to the Vermont woods to live simply.