Compagnia della Bellezza Chicago

The Italian way from our heart.


Discover the latest styles of Compagnia della Bellezza »

Compagnia della Bellezza Chicago

The Italian way from our heart.


Discover the latest styles of Compagnia della Bellezza »

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The name may be a mouthful for some…pronounced “Com-pon-EE-ya-DAY-la-BAY-LET-za,” Compagnia della Bellezza translates into “Company of the Beautiful” in Italian.

Maria Paonessa

Owner Maria Paonessa has created an elegant escape where she combines serious hair care with extensive training and professionalism. Incorporating her team of stylists and junior stylists, her menu offers clients the best of cuts, colors, highlights, corrective coloring, and even texturing techniques. This Mecca for design and creativity is an experience not to be missed.

While Maria’s roots are firmly planted in Italy, Compagnia della Bellezza Chicago is located in the heart of Old Town neighborhood in a building called Believe It Or Not! All the businesses in the building have been cherry-picked by Maria (she owns the building), and almost all are focused on beauty, from esthetics to electrolysis and nails to facials. Maria stays current with trends by frequently traveling to Italy to discover and learn new techniques. While there’s a select number of Compagnia della Bellezza salons in the U.S., it is a huge trend in Italy with more than 200 salons.

Paolo Bivona

Owner Paolo Bivona has been on the Chicago beauty scene for more than 20 years along with their associates and provides customized service based on each client’s unique hair, facial structure and features.

Our team is passionate about beauty, fashion and tying them together to create a distinctive style – your style. That’s why we call ourselves image consultants. Rather than simply giving you a cookie-cutter haircut or color, we focus on enhancing your total image. Creating a look that successfully reflects your personality and lifestyle is a matter or combining what we learn about you in our in-depth image profile with our artistic intuition and technical expertise. It’s about capturing your true beauty with a look that is distinctively you and always fashion-forward.

Gianna Samargis

Originally from Italy as well, Gianna has been a member of the Chicago salon team since 1997. She has created hairstyles for dance magazines and modeling agencies for more than 30 years. She chose to work with CDB for their trendy European styles and professional environment.

Compagnia della Bellezza Chicago

1500 North Wells Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610
312-944-6747

Parking

Validated discount parking at Carriage Parking next to Boston Market.

Hours

Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm

Our Concept

Our team is passionate about beauty, fashion and tying them together to create a distinctive style – your style. That's why we call ourselves image consultants. Rather than simply giving you a cookie cutter haircut or color, we focus on enhancing your total image, creating a look that is distinctively you and always fashion-forward.

As part of an internationally renowned salon group in Italy, we have a unique edge. Our team works backstage at major fashion shows, creates looks for editorial pages of leading fashion magazines and educates stylists all over the world. We use this inspiration and collective expertise to create our own seasonal collections and develop cutting edge techniques in cutting, color and styling. It fuels our creativity, our work and truly sets us apart.

We are committed to the care and health of our clients and stylists; therefore, our smoothing treatment is 100% formaldehyde-free. See for more information.

How to Get the Perfect Cut

  1. Contrary to popular wisdom, don’t bring a picture.
  2. Avoid sticker shock.
  3. Go to a salon that schedules extra time for first-timers.
  4. Know if you can handle a change.
  5. Be specific about what you want.

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Media

As part of an internationally renowned salon group in Italy, we have a unique edge. Our team works backstage at major fashion shows, creates looks for editorial pages of leading fashion magazines and educates stylists all over the world. We use this imagination and collective expertise to create our own seasonal collections and develop cutting-edge techniques in cutting, color and styling. It fuels our creativity, our work and truly sets us apart.

Maria e Paolo visit ABC 7 News Chicago

Maria e Paolo visit Karon Gibson on “Outspoken”



Video streaming by Ustream

Paolo Bivona on WGN

  • Regular on Outspoken with Karon Gibson television show
  • 2008 Hairdresser of the Year by Fashion & Beauty
  • ABC News Monday Makeovers
  • Ambush Makeovers TV Show
  • Today’s Chicago Woman magazine
  • Cosmoprof USA Show
  • Donna Karen Fashion Show
  • Elle Italy Magazine
  • Versace Fashion Show
  • Vogue Italia Magazine
  • WGN News
  • Jenny Jones Show

Contact

To make an appointment, please call our salon at 312-944-6747. We’d love to hear from you!

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Other Locations

Italy
Germany
Paris
Peru
Spain
Switzerland

Hours

Sunday - Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 11am - 7pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm