Our Story


Nestled amongst world class restaurants and designer shops, Salon DJ is Chicago’s first all-inclusive beauty destination to offer a comprehensive glamour solution - Hairtography,– a full service hair, makeup and photography experience.

The first of its kind, Salon DJ was born out of owner Daniel Janicek’s
desire to create an innovative, high-end beauty destination that addressed a true consumer need – streamlined headshot styling and photography services in one location.

Daniel’s hand-picked team of top-notch industry professionals
boast a combination of 40+ years of experience in the city’s most respected salons and modeling agencies.

With specialized training in – cutting, coloring,
styling, texturizing services, makeup application, brow services, &
headshot photography – Salon DJ delivers high quality, 
on-trend looks that reflect each clients’ unique personality.

Spacious, bright, and luxurious -- the salon space itself provides a
relaxing yet stimulating environment perfect for winding down, or getting ready for a night out. Whatever the occasion, clients leave refreshed, rejuvenated, and most importantly, looking their best.

Client Testimonials 

“No one does a better job than Daniel! He is a perfectionist and always a pleasure to be around. I’ve been seeing him for over ten years and many more to come!”
— Jessica Terhorst

“I’m thrilled that Valerie is part of the Salon DJ team; I would follow her anywhere! Valerie has always been my stylist, although for my recent visit she did my color as well. I love it! Valerie is personable, always positive and fun, plus she came in on her day off to accommodate my schedule. She is an incredible stylist! Thank you, Valerie”
— Alyssa Burns

“I used to work in the business, so I know what makes someone good at this career. Daniel has been my stylist for over 14 years, and I’d never go to anyone one else. He is the truly the best!”
— Aubrey Lynn

“Daniel Janicek is hands down the BEST in a city full of amazing stylists. I have never had anyone do better than Daniel and I would never go anywhere else!”
— Anna Saavedra