Welcome to Fringe

Welcome to Fringe / A Salon Inc. Our team is comprised of experienced hair stylists, nail technicians and estheticians who are truly passionate about crafting the perfect salon experience. We strive to celebrate the unique beauty and individuality of every guest and delight at the opportunity to exceed your expectations.

Our salon strongly believes in the pursuit of continuing education, so that we may better serve you. The Fringe team stays up to date with the latest trends in hair, nail design, skin treatments and use of the most cutting-edge professional products. We foster an environment that is truly unique – one where we carefully listen to your needs, unleash our talents to realize your very best look and deliver unparalleled customer service. Allow us to provide an amazing salon experience for you.

Our Services

Here is an introduction to some of our most-requested services. Click through the menu for even more of what we have to offer!

Hair

Long Haircut 56+ / Short Haircut 44+

Color

Single Process Color 84+ / Full Highlight 127+ / Balayage 160+ / Platinum Blonde 157+

Eyebrow Tint 25 / Eyelash Tint 25

Nails

Manicure 18+ / Pedicure 38+ / No-Chip Gel Manicure 38+

Skin

Glo Facial Treatment 97

Waxing

Eyebrow Shaping 22 / Bikini 37 / Leg 87 / Brazilian 70

Fringe Team

We understand the feeling of your first visit with a new stylist.  That’s exactly why we offer our exclusive Meet Your Stylist survey!  Take a few moments to try it for yourself, and see which of our fabulous stylists is going to be the best fit for you!

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Elyse

Stylist

Elyse

Stylist

Elyse grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and moved to Chicago to attend beauty school in 2012. Since then she has been on a quest for knowledge, taking classes at every opportunity. From sun kissed balayage to vivid rainbow colors, and a pristine haircut too, she is excited to create a masterpiece! When she isn’t pursuing her dreams in the salon, Elyse enjoys spending time with her dogs and drinking wine with her friends.

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Dawn Bublitz

Owner/Stylist

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Dawn Bublitz

Owner/Stylist

A stylist since 1985, Dawn moved to Chicago from mid-Michigan in 1990. She completed a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. As the owner of Fringe / A Salon, Dawn works endlessly to balance the business and her work behind the chair. Being very proud of the team at Fringe / A Salon, Dawn continually pursues advanced education and brings it back into the salon through training, coaching, and mentoring. A loyal Schwarzkopf colorist, Dawn had the opportunity and honor of traveling to Hamburg, Germany in 2000 to meet the Schwarzkopf family and team.

Michael Mullen

Stylist

Michael Mullen

Stylist

Michael is a 25-year veteran of the beauty industry and has been a Fringe team member since the very beginning. He hails from Louisville, KY and got his start while working on his own hair and makeup while performing as a female impersonator in Chicago. Michael has been a well-rounded and accomplished stylist since 1989, when he was awarded First Place in a state competition while still a student at the School of Hair Design. He has been featured in Modern Salon and Self magazines for his exceptional ability with blended highlighting, color correction, and gray coverage. Michael also specializes in gray blending, the Rusk anti-curl system, and customized permanent waves.

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Tami Lux

Stylist

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Tami Lux

Stylist

Tami is a typical California girl. She moved to Chicago in September 2011 from the San Francisco Bay Area. Having worked in salons since high school, she decided to pursue a career in the atmosphere she loved after receiving a college degree in communications. Tami completed beauty school and has been styling hair since 2007. She enjoys taking classes and learning about new creative ways to cut and color hair. She also attended the Vidal Sassoon academy for advanced training in classic and contemporary hair cuts and color. Tami is a people person and enjoys giving her clients a suitable hair style for everyday life.

Stephanie Byxbe

Stylist

Stephanie Byxbe

Stylist

A Michigan native, Stephanie grew up in the Salon Industry and was inspired by hairstylist father. She is an avid artist enjoying painting, drawing and quilting. Her philosophy as an artist is to work with each guest’s personal style and a build a relationship so you will have your dream hair every day. She is also an adventurous traveler and Mother.

Molly Schuman

Stylist

Molly Schuman

Stylist

Molly completed her advanced training here at Fringe. Styling hair and everything Beauty is in her nature! She is one of the Platinum Blonding experts at Fringe and has worked with numerous clients to achieve a total hair color transformation while preserving the health of the hair

Dineen Gossart

Stylist

Dineen Gossart

Stylist

Dineen’s passion for hairdressing and innate desire to learn has contributed to her successful 30-year career in Chicago. Her creative vision and eye for detail allows her to produce a professional and concise haircut for every client who sits in her chair. Dineen has received advanced training internationally at Aveda Academy in London and Toronto in addition to Bumble & Bumble and Redken academy in New York City. Specifically Dineen is known for her razor cutting and color work.

Alyssa Cavanaugh

Stylist

Alyssa Cavanaugh

Stylist

Alyssa is from Tucson, Arizona, where she began her hairstyling career in 2011. She has continued her education by attending advanced training in Las Vegas, London, New Orleans and most recently New York. She finds her city life in Chicago to be full of inspiration. Her passion is Hair Color and she has honed her skill as a Balayage expert.

Sarah Ann Wakama

Stylist

Sarah Ann Wakama

Stylist

Sarah-Ann began her career in the beauty industry in 2012 in Chicago.  She loves the craft of beauty and is inspired to continue to grow with each happy client that leaves her chair.   Known for gorgeous voluminous smooth blowouts, she is also skilled at relaxers, Keratins, and enhancing “Natural”. Her goal is to ensure you love your hair.   She is always looking for every opportunity to grow her skill and craft in cut, color and styling bringing out your inner Victoria Secret Angel.  When not in the salon you’ll find her at various board game nights, open mics or arcades around the neighborhood, getting her nerd on.

Tori Dodson

Stylist

Tori Dodson

Stylist

Tori is a native of Columbus, Ohio who grew up watching her mother work as a stylist. She became a stylist in 2011 and adventuresome spirit brought her to Chicago 2015. Tori loves doing makeover styles, especially with blondes and Balayage. In the rare times she isn’t in the salon or continuing her education you can find her riding her scooter, crafting, and trying new restaurants!

Maggie Campbell

Stylist

Maggie Campbell

Stylist

Maggie has been in the industry for many years, beginning her career in 2006. In that time, she has trained in countless classes and attended many special events and shows to help advance her education and hone her talents. Maggie has a thirst to constantly learn and grow with all new trends and techniques. She has perfected the art of balayage and ombre, giving your hair that beautiful sun kissed look, great for any season. She takes time to consult and make sure you both reach a level of comfort and understanding for your new style. From cuts to color, Maggie is never afraid of a challenge and she would love to help you transition into that style you’ve always wanted.

Amy Hudson

Stylist

Amy Hudson

Stylist

Amy began her career as a stylist in 2007 graduating from Douglas J. Aveda in Ann Arbor, MI. She then ventured to Chicago continuing her education through any class available to her. She frequents New York City for intensive training at the Redken Exchange. Amy strives to educate her guests on the necessary tools and tips to recreate their new style at home. She enjoys creating “lived-in” looks utilizing balayage techniques, natural highlighting, and enhancing natural texture. She also takes pride in styling creative cuts, designing fantasy hair, and executing color correction. In her free time, she enjoys baking vegan treats, going to the movies, and hanging with her two cats Pickles & O.G.

Nicole Krzyminski

Stylist

Nicole Krzyminski

Stylist

Nicole’s passion for hair began at very young age when she would spend weekends at the salon watching her aunt work. A love of things bright and vibrant has led Nicole to specialize in hair colors ranging from silky blondes to radiant reds. Nearly a decade behind the chair, industry trainings, and certifications has shaped and molded Nicole’s talent into what it is today.

Margaret Abromovicz

Nail Technician

Margaret Abromovicz

Nail Technician

Margaret has been a natural nail technician since 1991. She joined Fringe 2010 and prides herself on providing the best service for every one of her guests, as well as the lasting friendships she has formed with each guest over the years. She focuses on revealing the natural beauty of your hands and feet with her personalized techniques and treatments for skin and nails. In 2011, Margaret was at the top of The Huffington Post’s list of Chicago’s Best Pedicures. She loves art and music and in her spare time she can be found working out or enjoying the outdoors.

Irene Gamboa

Nail Technician

Irene Gamboa

Nail Technician

Irene has loved the Beauty Industry since her days a Chanel Make Up Artists. Licensed as a Nail Tech since 2004, Irene is a veteran of Sole Nail Lounge. She spent a decade as the Senior Nail Tech at Mojo Spa here in Wicker Park. Now at Fringe, Irene specializes in Natural Nail Care, providing flawless Manicures and Pedicures with a focus on Therapeutic Hand and Foot Massage integrated in each service. As a natural artist, she also does Nail Art along with her No Chip Manicures.

Danielle Banks

Esthetician

Danielle Banks

Esthetician

Bio coming soon.

Amelia Hamilton

Stylist

Amelia Hamilton

Stylist

Bio coming soon.

Susan DeChant

Esthetician

Susan DeChant

Esthetician

An Esthetician since 1998, Susan is an expert in skin care and waxing. Susan’s approach is about consultation and information. Once she has discussed your issues and desires, she customizes a treatment to suit your specific needs. She offers a full range of facial services including microdermabrasion, glycolic and lactic acid peels.

Known for her quick waxing hand, she has saved many clients from traumatic waxing experiences. Susan has a passion for skin care and wants you to know there is nothing like a great facial, so come see her! You’ll leave relaxed with your skin glowing and refreshed.

Juliana Martinez

Manicurist

Juliana Martinez

Manicurist

Bio coming soon.

Products

We use only the finest products in the salon—the same products we trust enough to put on our retail shelves.

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