We have a true passion for hair.
Our award-winning hair stylists and colorists are recognized as top creative talents in the styling and hairdressing industries. With backgrounds in runway and editorial styling, along with a combined 45 years behind the chair, each member of our team has been handpicked for their unique experiences and abilities. Whether your look is classic, cutting edge or somewhere in between, we’ll bring your vision to life.
Lake Alen | Owner
Owner Lake Alen has built his career in business marketing and is now applying that acumen to the thrilling venture of salon ownership. Lake is an inspired, versatile individual who holds down the fort at Chicago Male, whether he’s corralling the guest coordinators or fixing the sinks. He’s passionate about his team as well as his neighborhood, and strives to make Chicago Male the employer and salon of choice for the Boystown community.
Jason | Master Stylist/Barber
If you’re after a fade, hard part, shag, business or classic look, Jason is your man. This experienced stylist has been drawing inspiration from his guests every day for the past decade and loves nothing more than to make them laugh. He’s also a beer and wine enthusiast who’s happy to point you in the right direction for Lakeview’s best post haircut beverages.
Ric | Master Stylist/Colorist
A team member since day one, you’ll probably recognize Ric from our Bravo TV appearance back in 2009. He’s a versatile stylist with a keen eye for the details that transform a regular haircut into a dead set look. Most recently he’s delved into skin care, and he enjoys working on color overhauls as well. Ric studied at the Aveda Institute and has more than 20 years of styling experience in salons across the country.
Nate | Master Stylist/Colorist
Nate is bold and unique like a unicorn. Over the past five years, he’s found his niche in major color transformations and nontraditional cuts. A social butterfly with his hands in all the pies, Nate can also be booked for freelance event and editorial makeup, formal styling and photoshoot/runway styling.
Dony | Senior Stylist/Colorist
Upbeat Dony finds inspiration everywhere he goes. This stylist enjoys working with guests who aren’t afraid to take risks with edgy, avant garde styles. He’s “obsessed” with hair color and will make all your wildest rainbow dreams come true.
Jesse | Senior Stylist/Colorist
Jesse may be the newest stylist at Chicago Male but he definitely isn't new to the hair game. Having over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, from national clothing campaigns, magazine covers and fashion weeks, this east coast boy is ready to take your image to the next level. Whether your looking to have a GQ cover style, pamper your precious face or dare to go bare(hairless that is), Jesse is your man!
Sam | Lead Guest Coordinator
Sam wants to make your visit to Chicago Male as fun and as comfortable as possible. He’s your go-to for any questions you may have before and after your reservation, and he also knows a ton about Chicago’s art scene. Fun fact: Sam writes music.
AJ | Guest Coordinator
Be warned: AJ’s laugh is infectious. This front desk team member prides himself in creating a pleasant, clean salon atmosphere for all of our guests. If you’re new in town, this networking fiend will get you set up.
Cole | Guest Coordinator
Cole joins us from the east coast with over three years’ of salon experience. Cole is an Acting major at Columbia College, and when he isn’t behind the desk at Chicago Male you can catch him in the dance studio. If you need help finding a show to see around town, or your perfect stylist, Cole is the one to ask.