Owners Terry & Tami Abraham and business partner Anthony Tuzzolino have combined their years of salon and business experience to create I Design Salon & Blowdry Bar. Created with the philosophy that the most important part of a client’s visit to a salon is the full service experience and outstanding customer service. They have created that atmosphere in a space that is upbeat, glamourous and full of talented stylists that support this culture and experience.
Terry Abraham is a third generation stylist mentored by his father Charles, uncle Dean, and grandparent’s Braham & Mabeline. Terry’s family have been innovators in the hair industry for over 80 years, lecturing throughout the world and bringing human hair wigs to the United States in the 60’s. Terry began his career as a hairstylist in his family’s hair salon in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His career later brought him to the Naperville area in 1990 when Tami accepted a corporate management promotion with Bristol Myers. Terry was quickly connected with Zano Salons and soon joined the company. In his 10 year career, he was instrumental in the growth of Zano Salons as the company vice president, working closely with salon innovators Denise & Ron Provenzano. Passionate about the salon industry, Terry perused his salon vision with the opening of I Design Salon in 2000.
Hi I’m ANTHONY… Stylist/Master Colorist
I bring to you almost 30 years of hair experience and I am as passionate today is the day I started. I am an expert Schwarzkopf hair colorist. I believe that when you’re LEARNING you’re LIVING –so I am continually evolving my technical and creative skill-set by attending industry educational events nationwide. I love haircutting as well as hair color and I believe that the marriage of the CUT and COLOR is one of the most important elements when creating the ideal look for my guests. I am a graduate of Bumble and Bumble University, which specializes in razor cutting and styling. My passion today lives in French hair cutting and Balayage (hair painting). I have had the privilege of attending the Academy at Jamison Shaw and training under Candy Shaw as well as her team of top educators and stylists. I have developed long-term relationships and continually cultivate them with my guests and I am proud to say that many of these relationships are going on 30 years!! There is beauty in everyone and I strive to bring that beauty out with each look that I design and create for my wonderful guests!! I always welcome new clients and referrals to experience the I Design difference and culture that we embrace here as a creative team and family. Please check out some of our creative work on our Instagram: @idesignsalonhinsdale. See you soon!!
I have a true passion for hair and many years of experience to back it up. I graduated Cannella Beauty School in 1998 and went on to strengthen my skills in haircutting and styling at Charles Ifergen Salon-Chicago. I later expanded my haircolor skills at Siren Salon in Chicago. A few years after meeting my husband Anthony, (I Design Salon business partner) I joined the I Design Salon team where I could use my entire hairdressing skill set. I have been a member of the I Design Salon creative team since 2006. I currently continue my education through Bumble and bumble, Moroccan Oil, Sunlights Balayage, and Schwarzkopf Professional. I desire nothing more than learning new techniques and getting amazing results for our clients. I am skilled in the areas of color correction, balayage, haircutting and formal styling. I am certified in Hot Heads tape in hair extensions and Keratin Smoothing Treatments by Coppola. I adore my clients and I am totally dedicated to making them happy and beautiful. In addition to my passion for hair, I love being a new mother to our sons Anthony and Sonny.
I joined the styling team at I Design in 2010 bringing 15 plus years of style and experience to I Design Salon. I began my hairdressing career styling the likes of Chicago’s Gold Coast; quickly becoming one of Oak Street’s most sought after stylists. I bring my own unique edge, specializing in the latest haircuts and styles for men and women. I look forward to creating your personalized look!
It all started when I was just 5, I asked my mom if I could do my OWN hair from now on. I had lots of ideas! My lifelong passion for hair influenced me to choose this as my career. I received my formal education at Mario Tricoci University and earned my cosmetology license in 2007. Upon completion, I joined a top Chicago salon where I received intense training in haircutting, blow drying, and formal styling. I am fortunate to have joined the I Design Salon Team in 2015 where I can continue to apply my skills and grow as a successful hairstylist. When I’m not at the salon, I enjoy spending time with my two beautiful daughters, a son and my family.
Hi, I’m NIKKI… Stylist/ Colorist/ Hair Extension Expert
I’ve been somewhat obsessed with the beauty industry since before I can remember. I got my professional start at the age of 15 shampooing, cleaning and answering phones in a salon. It was then that I realized it was the best job in the world-I could make people happy AND earn a living! I have been at I Design since 2008 and it quickly became my “home”. Here I’m the resident hair extension specialist, certified by Great Lengths as well as Hot Heads. I’m also well versed in the wonderful world of hair color with continued education and training from Schwarzkopf Professionals and Sunlights Balayage. I have also received extensive French Haircutting training from the Jamison Shaw Academy. I also pride myself as a self-learner by following and studying my celebrity hair colorist idols, practicing and replicating their techniques, then putting my own spin on it. My goal is to always have a new fun way to achieve our guests’ wishes. Outside of the salon, I am part of the Sunlights Artisan Team, which is responsible for bringing Balayage education throughout the Chicagoland area. In my free time I enjoy travelling, fitness, cooking and of course reading hair and fashion blogs. I look forward to meeting you and forming a lasting bond with you and your hair! Take a look at my Instagram portfolio: @hairbynikkilayne
I have been part of the I Design Salon Team for 9 years. I truly love what I do and where I work! Every day I get to help people look their best. I love the wide range of services I can provide-from hair cutting, to color, to formal styling for an evening out or a blow dry that lasts for several days. One of my favorite services is the Keratin Smoothing Treatment. It is an amazing treatment that reduces frizz and leaves hair silky and shiny. It’s so great for our humid weather! I’ve received advanced training from Schwarzkopf, Moroccan Oil and traveled to New York City for training from Bumble and bumble. I am certified in Great Lengths hair extensions and love the results and transformations extensions can make! I believe in continued education to keep myself on the leading edge of hairdressing and providing clients with the most current and suitable look for them and their lifestyle.
I knew at a fairly early age that my career would be in hairstyling. I took advantage of a program through my high school and College of DuPage that allowed me to attend cosmetology school as an elective high school credit. I wanted to get a real jump start to my career! I worked as a shampoo assistant at a salon throughout cosmetology school while also attending advanced education. I joined the I Design family in early 2010. I furthered my education by working hands on with the rest of the I Design Team and attending classes by Schwarzkopf, Bumble and bumble, Keratin Complex, and Moroccan Oil. I am certified in Great lengths Hair Extension’s. I also love to stay current on new trends and techniques by following acclaimed celebrity stylists and colorists via various social media platforms. I specialize in hair coloring and am constantly inspired to better my craft. I love being able to create transformations not only on my client’s appearance, but also how it transforms their confidence. In my free time, I love reading, going to concerts, spending time with my family, dogs, and of course, shopping!
Hi I’m JEVON…Stylist/ Colorist
I have been a stylist at I Design Salon for 13 years and have enjoyed working in the industry for over 22 years. What I love most about my career is that it is forever changing. Every hour of every day is different because ever client is unique. I listen to my clients and create a personalized look for their hair and lifestyle. I have been to advanced training with color by Schwarzkopf, and cutting and styling with Moroccan Oil, Bumble and Bumble in NYC, as well as Crew. I consider myself a master barber, specializing in men’s hairstyling. I believe in continuing my education to stay current on the latest trends and realize how important it is to a successful career and happy clients! My weekends are enjoyed by mountain biking, camping, snowboarding, and anything active I can fill my time with.
Hi I’m DENISE… Stylist/ Colorist
I have been a hairstylist long enough to see many trends go full circle. I started my career with British Educators teaching women to give up their rollers for a blow dryer! It was an exciting time for women of all ages to feel liberated. My passion is working with my longtime clients to create individual styles to meet their needs. I place high value on listing to my clients and building relationships with them. I am trained with cutting techniques of Vidal Sassoon, Tony and Guy and more. My creative side at home is through gardening and cooking.
Hi! I’m Nina…Stylist/Colorist
Hair is literally my life! I grew up in my own personal salon; meaning my grandma, aunt, and cousins’ houses. Every time my mom would go to visit my family, I would watch them do hair for hours in their kitchens, even though my mom would ask me to go play with my younger cousins. After high school, it was an obvious choice to go to beauty school. I attended Pivot Point Academy in Bloomingdale and graduated top of my class. After graduation, I studied abroad in Paris learning haircutting techniques. I then joined one of the top salons in Chicago. I went through almost 3 years of extensive apprenticeship training. I joined I Design Salon in 2016. I love working here and being part of a fantastic team of stylists! I think it is very important to stay up to date with new trends. Therefore, I continue to attend local classes because you can never have too much knowledge. Making women not only look, but feel beautiful is my passion in life!
Hi I’m HONORE… Salon Coordinator
I have been a part of the Beauty Industry for over 10 years. I began as a receptionist at a small salon in Joliet advancing to assistant manager. After 6 years, I became Operations Director of a large salon. Missing the intimacy of a smaller independent salon, I joined the team at I Design in 2012. I’m so glad I did! The guest experience is so important to me and it is the heart of I Design Salon. I am a very active and outgoing person so being in the front of I Design is perfect for me! I love managing the flow of the salon and making sure all our guests get the appointments and premier customer service we are proud to offer! It’s amazing how hair can transform any look. Your hair can be your security, your signature, or even an accessory to your favorite outfit! My mom always said “hair is always a work in progress!” It’s the one thing you can always change, and at I Design, that’s what we do best! Call me, let’s talk….