Biography & Portfolio

Courtney Olson had the business of beauty born into her blood. The granddaughter of a hairstylist and salon owner, she continues the tradition of beauty professionals in her family. Starting her career in Los Angeles, she brings her West Coast style to Chicago, and blends it with a Midwestern flair. 2016 marked Courtney’s 16th year in the beauty industry. Fifteen of those years have been spent working professionally behind the chair. Courtney’s career started as a makeup artist at Victoria’s Secret Beauty and an on-location stylist for Hair Comes the Bride. Courtney began her career as a full time stylist at Texture Salon in Corona del Mar, California. She spent 9 years there refining her craft before moving to Chicago, Illinois. Since moving, she spent 4 1/2 years at acclaimed Red 7 Salon in the River North neighborhood. In October 2013, Courtney began her next venture by opening her own salon business, Boutique Noir. She spent a year building her brand in Schaumburg before expanding to a spot on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

Inspiration and continuing education has been a driving factor in honing and developing her skill set. Courtney has extensive education in cutting from the Vidal Sassoon Academy as well as having attended courses sponsored by top product lines like Wella, Redken, Kadus, Bumble & Bumble, Kevin Murphy and Schwarzkopf. She has also attended classes put on by acclaimed stylists Toni & Guy, Antje Kastner, Martin Parsons, and more over the years. Old Hollywood glamour has been a major source of inspiration throughout Courtney’s career. Head turning hair color, a custom cut exclusively designed for each client, and finishing each style with the look of vintage glamour or edgy modern is something Courtney strives for with each client that sits in her chair.

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