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About the Owner

Experience

Alessa De Mari graduated from Pivot Point International (A prestigious hair academy in Uptown Chicago) in 1981. Before opening De Mari Salon in 1988 she worked at Manny’s Creative Concept where she worked as Manny’s personal assistant. There she learned many valuable techniques and work ethics. From there she joined the team at the Mane Event in Dolton where she refined her skills in precision hair cutting and became head stylist building up a clientele that any stylist could hope for. Some of Alessa’s other cherished accomplishments include becoming a regional educator for Graham Webb International where she was recruited by a sales consultant who was looking for talent in his region. Alessa enjoyed that experience and received advanced training from the international team learning Graham Webb’s hair cutting philosophy. She was also active in the opening of friend and former employee George Gonzales’s salon named “George The Salon” in Chicago’s Gold Coast.

The staff at DeMari Salon have seen and done it all but their secret lies in understanding the influences that come from fashion, art, culture, and to turn them into hairstyles which has made them such a sought-after salon for so many years. They understand color and cutting techniques and are the perfect choice for somebody considering a complete makeover. There is nothing our stylist cannot do. Their knowledge of hair and the science of product ingredients is what they can offer to the clients . Our stylist have a passion and dedication to their work.

Nicole Cognati

“Love my color and cut. And I loved the staff. They felt like family. Very nice.”

Kim De Leon

“I come from out of state to get a good cut. Love the staff and they make you feel like family.”

Tammy Karpis

“I am so happy I found this salon. The owner and her mother made me feel so welcome. I couldn’t get an appointment at the time I needed one so I made an appointment at another place. Well, bad choice and my hair was a mess, I mean a mess. I called to let her know what happened and got an appointment with her. Let me tell everyone she went over and beyond. I love my hair. I will definitely be telling people about her. Thank you so much for making me smile walking out.”

Jan Z

“Very friendly and professional and the place is very clean.”

Tish Aguilar

“Owner is a true artist with hair, from basic to the most elaborate, you will get the best haircut and styling of your life at very reasonable prices.”

Jeanette Travino

“Love the friendly, warm atmosphere. Love how Alessa always gives me a great cut and style. So comfortable. So nice to come in, chat, have a cup of coffee, get a great cut and walk out feeling great.”

Susan Brady

“If I could give 10 stars I would. True professionals! Family atmosphere. The perfect cut every time!! Reasonable prices too! I won’t go anywhere else! “

Monica Celmer

“Great place! Always satisfied.”


Cut

Color

Alessa was born to cut hair! Her passion has been evident from when she was able to hold a pair of scissors. She is both meticulous and dedicated to creating beautiful work to suit each client’s individual style. De Mari Salon has become a favored destination for everyone who does not want a factory cut. The complete staff brings versatility to styling through a focus on the individual and a love for the craft of a good haircut.

Growing up in the 80s, Alessa honed her color skills by experimenting with highlights and bold, punky shades on her three willing sisters. Today, Alessa is known for her dedication to flawless technique and ability to consistently achieve healthy, natural-looking color that enhances each client’s unique skin tone and eye color. She and her staff are passionately absorbed in the art of creating perfect hair color and its power to transform the way we look. Our goal is to create a youthful color that instantly lifts away the years which is what we are known for.


Hair Treatments

Philosophy


Whether you are looking to add shine and volume, tame your distressed and over processed locks or relieve scalp dryness or thinning hair the staff at Demari Salon will whip up a specialty treatment to meet your needs and mend your tired tresses. Using the best products with only the finest and most naturally derived ingredients from the best professional suppliers indulging in one of these treatments is a great add-on to any service

It matters to us how our clients feel; walking in we want them to feel welcomed and comfortable and walking out we want them to feel beautiful and pleased with their overall experience. We will listen to your needs and offer advice for you to achieve the look you want. Here, the focus is on translating who you are on the inside to how you want to be perceived on the outside. Hair should be a glamorous extension of who you are.

Our stylist will give all clients the same thing: a clean, warm, modern look that melds glamour and grace with youth and vitality. It’s the perfect formula: one that allows every woman to express herself easily, naturally and beautifully.


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18103 Torrence Ave

Lansing, Illinois 60438

708-895-1615