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Meet Lisa Lee of Salon Texture in Evanston

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Lee.

Lisa, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
U of I grad, Ex corporate department store buyer in women’s fashion burnt out of corporate world, tired of travelling for work & meeting. Got into hair industry. Tried launching a fashion knit wear Yuki by Lisa Lee, former painter at the Flatiron building. Worked for industries top leader like Charles Ifergan trained by the best Martin Parson, Wayne Grund, Michael o’Rourke, Ouidad, Wella & Redken, became a hair Guru. Voted 2yrs in a row when I was in Oak St. Opened Salon Texture in 2007. Happy as I am running a one woman show displaying my art, knitwear, doing hair, travelling monthly for my happiness & sanity. 4 days off every month, Sat night to Thursday afternoon actually *2days Tuesday & Wed off mostly Europe. Creating amazing hair & travel stories with my clients.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Thank God for my business degree and no it was not a smooth ride. Love people but so much headache & fun connecting with humans. Need a monthly break to replenish. I am my best cheerleader. My clients are my best advisors. Learned so much over the years. It’s a lonely world. We just need to connect & share. It’s more than a chair doing hair. Lost a few to cancer. They wished they travelled with their loved ones. Almost lost my mom on a car accident 3 years ago. Realized tom may not be there. Do it now or never.

Salon texture – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I specialize in curly hair, born with Curly Asian hair. Didn’t understand why my hair was not smooth & straight. Learned to love my curls due to Ouidad. Due to my corporate upbringing, I’m all about solving hair problems & issues. Got thin fine hair. I do root cutting thanks to Michael o’Rourke. Too much thick hair? Razor cutting by Wayne Grund. Hair Color? I keep it up with monthly classes on trends, techniques from salon centric & hair shows all over the world. I solve hair problems. It’s all about internal texture & color, wet & dry cutting, wash and go hair, balance so haircut & low maintenance color.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Being voted best stylist 2 yrs. in a row at Oak St. Launching a fashion knit wear being featured on Chicago Magazine & ABC over 20 shows, my “art” world at the flat iron building, travelling to 52 countries and of course having Salon Texture for 10 years. My home sweet home, where I display my personality, hair, art, fashion, souvenirs and my woresume collection.


  • Hair Cut $65 to 110+
  • Haircolor $80 to 185+
  • Kids $30 to 70
  • Men’s $42 to 70
  • Painting & Knitwear $250 to 1500

Contact Info:

  • Address: 520 Davis St., Evanston,
  • Website:
  • Phone: 847-864-5654
  • Email:
  • Instagram: Salontexture
  • Facebook: Salontexture1
  • Twitter: Salontexture1

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