John Vaillancourt

After moving to Chicago in 2000 with a successful career in New York City, John opened a color -focused salon on Oak St. Six years later outgrowing his small atelier; John moved JV Color Salon to a spacious loft in Chicago's West Town neighborhood. Only available here in Chicago are John's skills in the art of Pintura highliting. He works his magical color expertise on discerning clientele, creating natural looking color that earns rave reviews and keeps clients returning for many years.


John Vaillancourt's expertise was featured in Chicago Magazine's Best Tressed  in the Fall of 2006 and several cover stories of Modern Salon Magazine during his twelve years in Chicago. In his many years of business experience, John encourages you to remember past experiences that did not work for your hair. We look forward to hearing from you.


I've been getting my hair cut  and colored by John for over 20 years and he does an incredible job, especially with color. He is also very flexible and accommodating when I need a last minute appointment. Hip new location on Milwaukee is very conveniently located with 2 reserved parking spots!

Lucy G. from Chicago, IL

I cannot say enough about how happy I have been with my experience.  I have bounced around from salon to salon never fully happy with my cuts.  I first came to JV Color Salon for a keratin treatment.  My hair looked amazing, silky and smooth.  Because I was so impressed with my treatment as well as the friendliness of everyone in the salon, I decided to return for highlights and a cut.  Once again, I was not disappointed!  I have finally found a keeper! I have recommended JV Color Salon to all my friends and family!

Kari K. from Libertyville, IL


Was more than pleased with my experience at the salon.  My co-worker graciously gifted me a living social for a Keratin treatment.  Making the appointment was really easy and they were more than friendly and explained the treatment.  The salon itself is in a very convenient location and cute.  My hair turned out fantastic and I ended up getting it cut after realizing just how awesome the salon was.  I will definitely be back.

Les G. from Chicago, IL


I've been going to John for cuts and color for more than 7 years. He does amazing work with color, and I always get comments on how good my hair looksミeven from strangers! He is really great at putting together very natural highlights, and the color is always just right. I recently had my first Keratin treatment, and it is fantastic. There was no unpleasant chemical odor during the treatment, and my hair is holding up beautifully in the 100 degree heat. Itユs extremely easy to handle and blow dry, too. It always looks like I just walked out of the salon!


John has always been extremely kind, warm and friendly during all the years I have been going to him. His new location on Milwaukee Ave (between Chicago and Grand) is very spacious, light and airy, plus there is free parking (try finding that on Oak St.). In all, itユs a comfortable space, and easy  to get to. John always offers coffee, tea, soda, water, etc., which is really nice, too. 5 stars for John!

M M. from Chicago, IL

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