We are honored and thrilled to introduce Jill, the newest member of our salon family. Jill brings a plethora of talent and experience to our team. She has spent the last 20 years developing her artistry since graduating from the world-renowned Pivot Point international Cosmetology School. Pivot Point is considered to be the premiere and global leader in hair and beauty education Jill continued on to attend John Roberts Powers to receive her certification as a makeup artist. She has used her talent in formal hair design and make-up to create many beautiful and happy brides.
Being an inherently creative person Jill has explored and developed multiple talents in most every area of the industry throughout the span of her career. The experience and advanced training she’s received working in several salons throughout the city; including an exclusive all men's salon, has enabled her to provide an expansive repertoire of services. As well as her artistry in bridal and special occasion hair and make up, (including airbrush make up and false eyelashes), she excels in both long and short women's haircuts, including trend cuts, razor cuts and invisible layers.
In addition to traditional color, her color skills include corrective color, highlights/lowlights, Ombré and Balayage. She has advanced training and experience in men's haircutting with an emphasis on fades and trend cuts. Jill prides herself on having the ability to perform any service a client should request with confidence and continues to stay current with educational courses to learn the latest trends.
Jill grew up on the southwest side of Chicago and moved to the western suburbs after marrying her long time love, Dave, a well-revered firefighter/paramedic in a neighboring community. They share their home with a handsome Persian fur baby they call Jack. Another one of Jill’s passions is in the kitchen.. Already talented she’s honed her culinary skills at Kendall College in Chicago...we are all looking forward to some samples in the near future!
Jill can best be described as being genuine, having a laid back nature and as someone who loves to laugh. She can carry on a conversation no matter what the topic!
Jill is currently available on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Stop on in to Main Street Hair Company and give her the opportunity to work some magic on you...
The Undercut has been a staple hair trend in men’s runway and fashion editorial looks. This haircut is common amongst many celebrities and has maintained a long-lasting popularity with younger generations eager to seize the trend. There are several reasons for this. Firstly it’s youthful and can work incredibly well with all hair types… curly, straight or wavy. The other great thing about the undercut is that it can be interpreted in many ways. From the classic interpretations to the more modern adaptations and everything in between, consider this your ultimate guide for the top undercut hairstyles you should try today.
1. The Classic Undercut
For the more conservative, go for a classic cut maintaining trimmed sides, but leaving the top a little long…but not too long. The classic undercut is recommended for those who may be a little apprehensive about this haircut because isn’t too extreme. Styling the classic undercut is simple, and a bit of hair product will keep it clean and polished. A wet look mousse or gel offers this cut a 40’s/50’s look.
2. Layered Undercut
A layered undercut offers something a bit different. This version is advised for those who want to add fullness and depth to their hair. Adding layers, will add volume to visually amplify your hair.
3. Slicked Back Undercut
The key to pulling off this undercut is to ensure your hair is long enough to style it back. You’ll want to keep your hair longer, and to use a great quality hair product to tame the longer proportions up top like American Crew Pomade. For a more modern take on this cut opt for a matt finish product to keep things relatively textured. Brush or finger style your hair for maximum volume using a hair dryer.
For a more old school adaptation of the trend, a gel like AC’s firm hold gel will ensure the cut looks more structured while maintaining a relaxed reference to the past.
4. Side Swept Undercut
The side-swept undercut can be best described as a side swept pompadour. The first step to harnessing a side swept undercut is to ensure you have longer proportions up top so the slicking of the hair works well with the shorter sides of your haircut. Make sure that you are parting your hair the right way. This differs for everyone, so make sure that you are choosing the best part for your face. Generally, this is determined by which way your hair naturally falls...so go with the flow.
5. Puffy Undercut
You will need a lot of volume and texture to pull off the puffy undercut. Typically, this works best for guys with curly hair. You will find this styling easier to recreate, particularly when it comes to applying product to your hair to enhance your natural waves. For men with straighter hair types, creating more texture with the layering will aid when it comes to styling this cut. Keep in mind that matte hair product works nicely with this version. We recommend American Crew texture Cream.
6. Disconnected Undercut
The disconnected undercut relies on a severe contrast between the hair on top adjoining the shaved sides of your hair, distinguished with a line. They way to interpret this look comes down to styling. This version is inspired by the 40’s look keeping a side part and using hair products which make your hair look more sleek to develop the retro aspects of your styling.
7. Long Undercut
If you’re looking to make a statement with your hairstyle, the longer-haired undercut offers just that. The combination of short sides with long, unbridled hair on top makes for a striking pairing. This cut brings a sense of style to a long-haired look that might otherwise present itself to be unkempt or scruffy. Have your stylist take some of the weight out of your hair when having it cut; this will ensure your mane will flow and keep the contrast looking distinct.
8. THE UNDERCUT BUN AKA THE TOP KNOT
The undercut bun or as others would call it, a top knot is a hybrid of two of the trendiest hairstyles…the man bun and the undercut.
It’s a way to keep your long hair with an undercut but in a more controlled, modern context. A top knot is a great option for hair in that awkward transitioning length, bringing an edgy, but controlled look to your longer hair.
This look is a modern version of the 50’s pompadour ...Think Elvis...with a twist. It works best with longer locks and brings a stylish and slick look to your length. Think along the lines of the slicked back version but bigger and bolder. You’ll want to use a wet-look, product like gel and comb for the most authentic interpretation of the ‘50s look.
10. Forward-Swept Undercut
The forward-swept hair brings a modern take on this haircut, and could regenerate the fringe’s rebirth in 2016. This cut offers a neat rendition that works best with shorter hair. Opt for consistent length across the top. It’s best to use a matt product to get this look and to add some interesting texture.