iLLustria® Hair Salon in Milwaukee Reviews


Illustria Salon in Milwaukee will always be one of my all-time favorites.  From the fun atmosphere Karla has created to all of her awesome employees.  The color techniques and new cutting trends are all up to date and I couldn’t be happier with the result.  I’ve had almost everyone there style, cut or color my hair and all of the girls do fabulous work!  Keep it up ladies :)
 -- Brianna I. Elm Grove, WI


Illustria Salon/Karla the owner provides me with excellent service, world class knowledge of her craft and products and an outstanding value for a downtown area hair salon! I found out about Illustria and Karla from two of my friends who have been coming to her for years. Both of their hair always looked fabulous and beautiful and honestly I was jealous. I wanted hair like them. So I asked them where they went and they both raved on and on about Karla's eye for giving people the perfect color highlights and precision cutting. I decided to give her a try and have never turned back. Karla gave me her undivided attention and expertly analyzed my hair which honestly was over-processed, dry and brittle. She showed me how to take care of my dry and brittle hair and within months my hair is healthy and glossy. Additionally, she gave me the correct color highlights which complimented and brightened up my skin tone. And I haven't had this fantastic of a haircut in years. Friends and family have noticed the change.

I highly recommend Karla the owner to anyone who isn't happy with their current cut and color. She is very personable, professional,  honest and fits my budget. You will feel very welcome in her salon. Thank you Karla!!!!!
-- Ann Rachel R., Milwaukee, WI

Wow!  I love my haircut and color.  Made the appointment with a master stylist and when I arrived, I met Karla.  She introduced herself as the owner of the salon.  Right then I knew I would be in good hands.  She changed my style and color.   Couldn’t have picked a better hair salon.  The salon has a unique decor and has some great products...I left with L’oreal products and I must say my hair is in better condition now.  Looking forward to my next appointment in June.
-- Schnookie S.,  Theinsville, WI


After a nightmare experience with Neroli, and a great reco from a cocktail waitress at Palms, I headed to Illustria. My mom had a wonderful experience with a haircut and style, while Karla and Heide chatted with me about my upcoming wedding, the salon, life, etc. I can't wait for them to style my entire wedding party and have nothing but confidence after meeting with them. Thank you Illustria!!!!
-- Heather F., Chicago IL

Went to see Niki here for my extensions/color and had a greatttt experience!  She was very knowledgeable and listened to my wishes unlike some places. It was well worth the drive time and very affordable. I’m not the easiest client but I have no complaints at all. Would return and have my next appointment booked=]
-- Brooke Z.,  Brookfield, WI


Started coming to Illustria Hair Salon a few months ago and I couldn't be happier with the service I receive. Catherine is my stylist and listens to what I I'm asking for and so far has exceeded my expectations every time. Illustria helped me correct my color, removing the gold/orange from my hair and get it to the light blonde I asked for. Highly recommend this hair salon.
-- Kristin R., Waterford WI


I've been a client for over 6 years and I highly recommend their services. They are talented, professional and MOST important - genuinely nice people! My master stylist, Heide, lifts my spirits every time she says "I'm going to beautify you."
-- Lori W., South Milwaukee WI

Karla and her staff at ILLustria Salon provide a top quality, professional service making each client feel welcome and given the ultimate attention.  They specialize in individual styling.  They are world class.
-- Merrill B., Milwaukee WI


An Absolute great place!!! I am always taken care of here and the prices are great and won’t break the bank! Stylist Niki is especially amazing!! I definitely recommend her!
-- Shyla B., Milwaukee WI

Stephanie M.,Oak Creek, WI
I have been a client at Illustria for about 8 years now. I can't say enough wonderful things about the hair salon and staff. Karla's true talent for cutting and color keeps me coming back faithfully. I value Karla's opinion and honesty. Although I stick with Karla for all my hair services, her girls are great too! Tiffany, Brooklyn and Nicki frequently take care of me for other services such as waxing and pedi's. The salon is comfortable and welcoming every time. Check it out!
-- Stephanie M., Oak Creek WI


Karla has given me the best haircuts and haircolor I've ever had!  She is truly a color expert.  She also does my daughter's hair, which is extremely curly and difficult to work with.  Everyone in the hair salon makes you feel welcome and relaxed.  I have coming to Illustria with my daughter for almost 7 years My only regret is that I didn't find her sooner.....
You won't be disappointed.
-- Jane G., New Berlin, WI

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1200 South 1st Street | Milwaukee, WI 53204 | (414) 831-HAIR -or- (414) 831-4247