After a full year of ‘wooing’ (and maybe some begging), we could not have been more excited when Aquiles joined the Joseph Michael’s family. When we first learned that he would be closing his esteemed Gold Coast salon Molina Molina after 15 years to focus more on his true passions, his family and his art, we saw our chance to claim yet another true Chicago talent. It is a combination of his remarkable resume along with his passion, talent and truly one of the kindest spirits you may ever meet that make Aquiles an intricate part of the already award-winning Joseph Michael’s stylist team.
Born in Santiago, Chile and with over 30 years experience as a stylist and salon owner; Aquiles resume reads like a Who’s Who in our industry. Aquiles credits include 4 years as Creative Artist and trainer for Gembly International and as a sought-after educator in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago. His work has been featured in Modern Salon and Vogue magazine and in-house on the runway with Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Marshall Fields and with the Joseph Michael’s team at Macy’s Glamorama fashion show. Even with all of his editorial and fashion work, Aquiles truly loves being in the salon. He loves all facets of hairstyling. He excels with clients that have thick hair – long and short – and all areas of coloring. He is a master at Balayage and hair painting! He fully rounds out his repertoire with straightening, relaxing and wave or curl perms. “My passion for this industry and attention to detail keep my clients delighted with the services I provide them. That’s how I keep them coming back to my chair again and again.”
Aquiles is also a family man, with a beautiful wife, who is also a hairstylist, and two wonderful sons that make him proud. With his resume, his heart, his humor and his talent we know that you will be as impressed and taken with him as we are!
Aquiles’ men’s haircuts are $65 and women’s are $100, colors start at $87 and highlights from $140.
“Never be Royals” Photo Shoot, with Dave Ouano Photography October 2014
Before & After Photo Shoot, Joseph Michael’s Salon and Spa 2014
“Hunger Games” Photo Shoot, Dave Ouano Photography 2013