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June 16, 2016updated Dec 20, 2023

The Review: Anthony Cristiano Salon

By Chris Boyle

Anthony Cristano Salon

By: Tenley Satre

Whether you live in Chicago or are just visiting, you can trust your locks in the hands of Anthony Cristiano.  One of the industry’s leading hairstylists, Anthony has worked with the likes of Adriana Lima, Demi Moore and Uma Thurman to name a few.  His styling has also been seen on the runways of New York and Paris Fashion Weeks, and featured in editorial shoots for Vogue, Vanity Fair and more.  Anthony credits these experiences with keeping him fresh, but says that his true passion is connecting with his clients and making sure that they feel beautiful, and effortlessly chic, once they leave his chair.

When Anthony is in Chicago, you can find him in his flagship salon from open until close, and after one visit, you will want to spend just as much time there. The moment you walk through the glass doors of the Anthony Cristiano Salon on the mezzanine level of the Trump Tower, you are met with a luxurious and welcoming  space.  You will find lacquered white stations topped with frameless mirrors that are strategically placed so each seat captures a stunning view of the Chicago river just outside of the floor to ceiling windows. If you are not able to make an appointment with Anthony, rest assured that you are in good hands; half of the technicians have worked with him for over 20 years and the other half have gone through an extensive 2 year apprenticeship program.  And it is not just the staff that Anthony collaborates with, but also the products.  After using Phyto’s high quality plant-based haircare for over 30 years, Anthony was named the first Global Artistic Director for the Parisian brand.  You can expect to find the latest in botanical hair products and services.

We recommend trying the salon’s signature steam hair treatment.  It was invented by Phyto’s founder Patrick Alès to nourish your hair and scalp.  The treatment starts with a detoxifying oil which is massaged into your scalp, followed by a Phyto elixir which is brushed on by section from the midshift to end.  After the application is complete, you sit under a steamer for 30 minutes to lock in the benefits.  It is a relaxing experience as the aroma of essential oils swirls around, and you leave with beautifully restored hair.  Each treatment is tailored to your needs, options include a protein treatment to repair and a hydration treatment to rejuvenate.

Insider tip: Schedule a late afternoon appointment so you can enjoy the sunset as it reflects off the river.  With beautiful hair, and the perfect warm lighting in the salon, you will feel like one of the celebrities that Anthony often styles.

Haircut with Anthony $350
Customized steam hair treatments with blow dry start at $120

Anthony Cristiano Salon

Trump International Hotel & Tower, 401 N Wabash Ave, Level 1M

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