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 o 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 most recently with the Joseph Michael’s team at this years Macy’s Glamorama fashion show. Even with all of his editorial and fashion work, Aquiles true love is being right here in the salon. He loves all facets of hair, but if made to narrow down his specialties he truly shines with thick hair (long and short), coloring and color corrections and has a true gift with relaxing and straightening treatments. Okay, okay…he loves it all! And believe us; he excels in it all, too!
While Aquiles first and foremost love is, and will always be his family with fellow hairstylist Mary and their two beautiful boys, it is his second love, hair, which made him such an incredible catch! We are honored to finally be able to welcome Aquiles to the Joseph Michael’s family and introduce him to you. 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!
Aquile’s 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