My services


Working with head shape, density, and texture, I create shape and form unique and flattering to each individual. My work holds its shape and grows out graceful.


I preserve the integrity of your hair while achieving superior tone. Everyone has their own undertones that need to be controlled or enhanced and this is what makes color stunning. I recommend always booking a blow out with your color service to seal the cuticle for a few days and to show you the exact finished tone.


Using classic French styling techniques, my signature blow out will last and last. This is perfect for events, travels, photos and meetings. Save yourself time and stop traffic with beautiful hair!

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What else do I provide?

Hair loss solutions

I have helped clients with thinning hair prolong as well as prevent loss with the use of affordable bioengineered products and treatments that bridge beauty and medicine.


Receive a shear cut that grows out soft and styles easy. Run back to work after a warm towel that removes all the little hairs off your face. Did you just wake up and realize you needed a cut? Text or call me and let’s get you in for a trim.

Keratin treatments

Strengthen the fabric of your hair, smooth unruly frizz, have ease of styling and help your hair receive color evenly. The benefits of keratin treatments are a fresh start on stressed hair.

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Years in the beauty business
Customers serviced
Local and international celebrities styled and colored
Established clients' price for a haircut after each referral

What my clients say

Nicole’s work is so reliable and precise and perfect, that now I usually just come in and let her do whatever she wants with my hair! As a result, not only do I always look professional at work, but when I need to go out or perform in a rock band, Nicole can turn my hair into a fabulous piece of art for the evening. She is full of ideas, and full of energy, and strives to make you feel and look perfect every time.

So, come on in, and let Nicole bring out your inner queen!

Sonja P.

Nicole is conveniently located on Walton in the Gold Coast and always gives me a great cut for a reasonable cost. When I moved to Chicago, I tried a number of salons and stylists and she is the best!

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Jim V.

Nicole has done more than cut and color my hair – she has given me a unique look, a style that is my own. I am stopped regularly when I am out and about by people who compliment me on my hair. My hair not only looks good, but it makes me feel good. This is the result of Nicole’s hard work and high standards. She is professional, and does fabulous work at very reasonable prices. Thanks Nicole!

Laura C.

I meet with a lot of CEOs and executives during my work week, so I need to look sharp. Nicole always helps me set the right tone—professional but fun. She’s helped me get my hair in healthy shape, too. She does a great (and quick) cut and the color is always spot on. I’m no millionaire, but she does make me look like a million bucks!

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Shia Kapos Crain's Chicago Business

For years I dreaded going to the hairdresser. Before finding Nicole, I had tried out several salons in Chicago and was tired of paying for work that lacked quality in one way or another. Nicole has made getting my hair done a worthwhile and enjoyable experience again. From initial consultation through final styling, her work is a cut above the rest.

Julie E.

A friend recommended Nicole to me after I regrettably dyed my hair from blonde to red two years ago. I was in dire need of a color correction, and Nicole was able to take my hair from bad to beautiful. She has been my trusted stylist ever since.

She has a natural sense for bringing out the best in her clients with the shape of the cut and color. She always listens carefully to my vision for my hair and the outcome exceeds my expectations. My cut and color continues to get better with every visit.

Not only is she an awesome stylist, she is a pleasure to be around. She is thoughtful, kind and accommodating. Her passion for her work is palpable. Nicole is truly fabulous!

Lauren J.

I’ve been going to Nicole for 4 years & no one has made my hair look better! She takes her time, is incredibly professional, & is not happy with my hair until I am. Nicole truly loves what she does & it shows! I’ve never had a stylist that understood how to work with my hair like Nicole does. Whenever I want to try something new, she always has an amazing ability to know what will work for my personal style & my lifestyle!

Azeema A.

While I am a child psychologist in Cincinnati, I travel to Chicago frequently to visit my sister and enjoy the thriving metropolis that is Chicago. Last year, desperately needing a hair cut, I stumbled upon the Studio of Nicole Lanute. As is my custom, I put my head in the hands of an artist and asked her to do what she does best. Her studio is warm, inviting, and not the least bit intimidating. She is friendly, gracious, and as my grandmother would say “easy on the eyes”. In my 52 years, I’ve never been more satisfied with my hair. The cut was age-appropriate, but with a bit of fun and flair. My plan is to continue to visit Chicago every 6 to 8 weeks, and will continue to have Nicole work her magic.

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William H.

Nicole is THE best hair stylist around. She is a true professional and a perfectionist! She listens to your needs and wants and is a pleasure to be around. Thank you for the amazing work you do, Nicole!

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Jessica H.

Nicole is great. She is a true professional and knows what she is doing. She is also such a pleasure to be around. I love the location of her salon as well. It is right off Michigan Ave and so easy to get to.

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Teri B.

Nicole works wonders with the color, cut and styling of my fine hair. Love her Gold Coast location. Always look forward to appointments with her as she is so personable and strives to have you leave feeling your best.

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Carol V.


Meet Nicole

With over 15 years in the Beauty Industry Nicole styled and colored hair in salons, in television, print, and runway for thousands including local and international celebrities. She began her career after college as a makeup artist then specialized in cutting, styling and color to master all aspects of her trade.

Her favorite part about being a hairdresser is helping people feel good. The smile on a customer's face when they look in the mirror and love how they look is what brings her satisfaction. She takes into consideration lifestyle then glamour, making sure hair is healthy, functional and beyond fabulous.

"To be successful you have to have your heart in your business and your business in your heart." - Thomas Watson Sr.

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Can we talk about Jessica’s fabulous retro red lipstick? You can wear red lipstick day and night. It’s so hot! Wear it with several coats of mascara during the day and add a bold liner at night. That’s all you need to pair it with. The trick with bold shades in general is to work […]

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I have to talk about your scalp to save you heartache, money and time. So many clients asked me over the past month with this dry fall weather about flakes on their head. 9 times out of 10 it’s dry scalp. The LAST thing you want to use are harsh drying shampoos on your already […]

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