Hi Gino, here is my update to my 1st posting. Yesterday I actually had my hair AND eyebrows done by Gino for the 1st time. He claims not to be a miracle worker, but I can attest to the fact that what he did for me yesterday was a miracle. Besides bringing my hair back to life he also did my eyebrows and got me over the fear of getting them waxed. My hair has a long way to go to where we want to get it, but with Gino, I trust him with ANYTHING! The compliments from people who have just seen me from last night to today are amazing. My husband was thrilled to see a sexy woman! I am a client for life! Gino, I thank you from the bottom of my heart – Hugs and Kisses! See you in a few weeks!

Stacey, Libertyville, IL

“I went to see Gino for the 1st time for a consultation yesterday after a couple of bad experiences elsewhere. He gave me homework to do of what I feel I would like to see my hair. But told me that we need babysteps. We can’t go backwards only forwards. I have scheduled my next appointment. He claims not to be a miracle worker, but after seeing him yesterday and hearing his ideas and what our goals are going to be, I can’t wait for my appointment. Thank you Gino, see you soon! :)”

Stacey, Libertyville, IL

Hello Gino! It’s Lynsey from a week ago! I wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE my new short and unique hair, and that so does everybody at school. People constantly ask me if they can touch it. Much love, and best wishes.

Lynsey P., Grayslake, IL

I am a Cancer patient undergoing chemo, causing me to lose my hair. I contacted Gino to set up an appointment to cut and style my wig. He was very accommodating and scheduled the appointment just a few days later. Needless, to say I was very nervous about the appointment. When I arrived Gino’s son, Nick, a very personable young man, greeted me and immediately put me at ease. Gino did a wonderful job of cutting and styling the wig. I left the salon that day wearing my wig and feeling so much better about my appearance. Thank you so much Gino and Nick.

Janet C., Gurnee, IL

I had my hair colored, cut, and restored from it’s damaged, product built-up state to a whole new soft, silky, gorgeous style. I have never had an experience like this one, I have had so many compliments on “the new me”. Thank you so much- I will be back =)

Dori S., Oak Park, IL

I had the most pleasant experience today. As a chemo patient, I was losing my hair completely and, although I had gotten two wigs, just couldn’t feel comfortable in them. When I came into Bavaro’s, I was met by Nick and we had a pleasant conversation about my wigs and what I wanted done. Then his father came in and miracles began. First he styled what was left of my old hair and – surprise – I looked good. Then he styled each of the two wigs and I kept looking better and better. More importantly, I was feeling better & better. The man is a magician with hair and with personalities. Thank you, Gino!

Bonnie C., Lake Forest, IL

Want to make a testimonial regarding my longstanding color and cuts from Gino. He is spot on; he claims he makes me younger looking each and every time he performs his artistry on my hair. And he does not lie; I always am pleased and sometimes pleasantly surprised

Kathy C.

Amazing experience! Gino is a true artist! I went to the salon for the first time and I am truly amazed!! Gino was so friendly, and had an awesome idea and it really turned out awesome!!!!! I am so happy! I have already booked my next appointment, I am definitely sold on Bavaro’s!!!!

Rebekah S.

I had never been to Bavaro Hair before, and had in mind a pretty drastic cut in mind. Let me tell you I had an amazing experience! The staff is wonderful and fun, and my hair looks absolutely unbelievable! I went from boring to beautiful and will forever be a client of this amazing salon!!!!

Laura M.

My experience here was amazing!!! I love the costumer service and their courtesy!! They are very welcoming and they were very polite! Nick did a great job and I love my new look!!! I appreciate their hospitality and their kindness! Thank you so much! I would recommend their services to ANYONE and EVERYONE! Best haircut of my life!! I literally can’t stop looking in the mirror =) I LOVE my new look !!!!

Angela L.

Gino and his family are true artists! They work together to create, inspire, and make magic happen. It was such a joy to be part of their fall fashion show…to experience their immense creativity and stunning work, all for a great cause! Thank you, Gino for my FABULOUS new look! You brought new life to my hair and a new sparkle to my eye.

Katie S., Wauconda, IL

AMAZING experience!!! True artists in cut and color!!! I have been a long time customer who strayed due to a move
and can say my hair has not looked good since. I am back and will not go to another salon again. My hair looks amazing and I really missed the warm friendly and professional treatment from start to finish. If you have never been to Bavaro Hair…TREAT yourself to the best experience ever and you will LOVE the new you!

Pam W., Woodstock, IL

Thank you Gino and Nick for making me look fun, flirty, and blonde! You guys are the best and I thank you for taking such good care of me and my hair! I’ll definitely be back! Mwah!

Therese G., Lake Zurich, IL

Keratin treatment is the Best thing since Chocolate!! You are fabulous… You knew just what I needed. Your staff was so NICE too; can’t wait until my next visit. Gino you are the Best ( truly a master at your craft) Thank you!

Christine W.

Gino and the whole cast at Bavaro salon I LOVE my new hair you saved it and gave it life i love the keratin treatment its the bomb xoxo.

Haley W.

Gino and his team are truly artists and create beautiful aesthetic work. I did not really know what kind of cut I wanted, but vaguely described what I wanted, and they gave me the perfect cut and colors (and I have gotten so many compliments!) Best salon in the ‘burbs.

Kelly M.

A BIG thank you to Gino and Co. for such a wonderful experience getting my hair styled and being part of your fall fashion show! It was a day I’ll always remember! 🙂

Maura M., Mundelein, IL

Gino’s hair designs are innovative, fun, youthful, and SOOOO easy to manage. The name on his shop should be
Bavaro ‘The Artist’

And oh yeah, the color and highlighting that Nick applies to my hair is always kick ass!

Joyce K., Wauconda, IL

Gino and Nick warmly welcomed me when I arrived to have my wig shaped–in preparation for upcoming chemo treatments.They couldn’t have been more sensitive and supportive.I don’t know how Gino managed it, but my wig was transformed from “mop” to a natural, attractive look.It was a wonderful experience.

Triana S., Lake Forest, IL

Ok, I was skeptical about Keratin. Gino, I probably drove you crazy with all my concerns. But you’ll be happy to know I LOVE it! My hair looks amazing today, and if this lasts 3-5 months it will be well worth the investment of time and money. Wow! Thank you for taking the to give me the hair I’ve always wanted: shiny, bouncy, smooth and straight! I hardly needed a flat iron at all. I appreciate your artistry, patience and knowledge. Ciao!

Lori M., Buffalo Grove, IL

Following radiation treatment for cancer, I lost all of my hair. Gino styled my wig, modifying it from a standard hairpiece into one that beautifully accentuates my facial features. It doesn’t even look like a wig anymore. I want to sincerely thank Gino for helping me to regain my confidence. He’s a true artist, with a big heart, rather than a big ego.

Mae K., Lincoinshire, IL

I love my hair cut and color. I get compliments on it all the time, and frequently have strangers ask me who did my hair. It’s easy, fun, and complimentary to my personality. I participated as a model in the fashion show for Bavaro Hair, and had an amazing time. I met a lot of cool people and unleashed my inner diva. Bavaro Hair is awesome!!!


I came into the salon with my hair shoulder length. I wanted a lighter, fun look. Gino worked his magic and now I have a very fun, energetic cute look! I just love it! He colored my hair as well. He was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. He offered wine and I gladly accepted. I have never had such an awesome salon experience, I will be sure to come back!

Stephanie, Lake Bluff, IL

Hi, Gino and Sarah. I just had to write to let you know I LOVE my hair — the color and cut are fabulous!
Thank you so much for doing another wonderful job. Enjoy your day. I’m heading to New England tomorrow.
Thanks for making me look gorgeous!

Fran L., Long Grove, IL

Gino and family are serious artists. Affordable, world-class professionals. This isn’t a Supercuts – these guys are hair sculptors. I’m particularly impressed with their mastery of coloring technique. Gino’s vision is to work with each client collaboratively to discover a fresh look that will create new energy while retaining the client’s individuality and swagger.

James D., Des Plaines, IL

I want to thank you again for the color and cut. I have received many compliments and I feel great both inside and out!

Cheryl P.

Thank you so much for the awesome cut and color. I appreciate the services you provide at such
an affordable price. I’ve gotten so many compliments and was told I look ten years younger.

Mary Ann D.

Thanks so much for making my birthday party so special. My hair was just beautiful that night,
everyone raved about it!

Cindy C.

You saved my hair! And my image upon my return to Beverly Hills.
Thank you!

Colleen L.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with my hair
and your suggestion turned out great. Thank you!

Sam V., Mundelein, IL

Bavaro Team, Thanks for having me as a model. Cesar, the color is awesome!!
Gino, the cut is sexy! Thanks guys for transforming me into a sexy mamacita!

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