Meet Dana
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Dana has been practicing the art of hairdressing for over 11 years and has been trained and influenced by some of the most world renowned icons in the industry. She was an integral part of the creative team for the Mario Tricoci salons for six years, where she received extensive technical training and educated future professionals on the fundamental skills required to be successful in today’s salon industry. She was also a creative director for a trendy boutique salon located in the heart of the Chicago called XEX. Dana has now decided to branch out and widen her horizons as a freelance artist to offer her clients world class styling across the creative and diverse Chicago land area.


Dana absolutely loves working in the wedding industry and has a passion and knack for bridal hair and updos. Which brings us to Pin Me Up Chicago. Founded in 2010, with partner, makeup artist/eyelash extentionist, Brittani Sylvester, Pin Me Up Chicago is a one-stop picturesque beauty agency that staffs freelancers for onsite bridal and special occasion services. Along with doing alot of the onsite special occasion work herself, she also personally educates and trains the staffed freelancers. She enjoys participating in education, shows, trend releases, photoshoots, special events and going mobile. She is also the national artistic director for a boutique, high performance product line called Shuga from New York.


Dana excels at being attentive to her clients needs and believes strongly in clear communication resulting in a great, all-around, hair experience each and every time. Her exceptional range of talents includes men’s and women’s haircutting, special occasion hair, extensions, wig styling, and custom hair pieces. She is also a skilled expert in textured, curly, and ethnic hair. Dana prides herself on being very classic yet creative and thorough. She is very active in today’s salon industry staying current with trends continuing education, and cutting edge products and services. She is able to deliver current, creative and functional personalized hair services always keeping the integrity and heath of your hair as her number one priority!


Pin Me Up Chicago

One stop beauty shop


Dana is knowledgeable on style trends, techniques, procedures and business practices. She is available to consult with businesses, brands, schools and individuals on current methods and practices as well as taking an overall look at how a business is run.


Dana’s exceptional range of talents includes men’s and women’s haircutting, special occasion hair, extensions, color and keratin services, wig styling, and custom hair pieces. She is also a skilled expert in textured, curly, and ethnic hair.


From working behind the chair as well as running several businesses, Dana is available to work with businesses and schools to educate students and professionals on tricks of the trade. She specializes in updo and special occasion styling classes. She is also the national artistic director for Shuga hair care.


Dana is available as speaker at events, schools and businesses on topics such as: being a business owner, understanding client needs, motivation and modern business practices.



  • Full head
  • Partial head
  • by Strand
  • Custom clip-ins
  • Personal styling
  • Eyelash extensions
  • Touch ups


  • Womens Haircut
  • Mens Haircut
  • Hot towel
  • Blow dry/Style
  • Deep Conditioner
  • Special Occasion
  • Make-up
  • Bridal up-do


  • Single process
  • Double process
  • Partial foil
  • Full foil
  • Corrective color
  • Global Keratin
  • Soothing treatment

Bridal Packages

Brides these days are very trend conscious and have a wide range of freedom when it comes to planning their day! We love that brides are more cutting edge and inspired by all of the different eras as we grow with the times. We wanted to create a company to focus on customizing your total look for your special day no matter what that day may be. Pin Me Up Chicago will come to you and make you feel like royalty on your wedding day, a diva for prom or homecoming, your 12 year old princess and her 10 friends on her birthday, or even a surprise makeover for your too-busy-for-herself boss. You name it. We’ll do it!

From choosing the perfect hair and makeup to helping you accessorize and obtain whatever look you are going for. Pin Me Up Chicago has a remarkable team of hand picked technicians that share the same passion for flawless total look packages. Please check out for more information. And if you are interested in booking a wedding or a party with us just contact me with any questions you may have! It is our mission to assure that your total look is the way you had always dreamed it would be!


Dana did my extensions for my wedding, and I had a fantastic experience. It was my first time ever getting extensions, and after getting a quote from another place for $1200 – and saying hell no – I was thrilled with Dana’s pricing. More importantly though, she did an awesome job with them! I’ve received

Elizabeth S., Client

On top of the fact that she is very friendly and laid back, she does amazing work. I have been getting traditional “sew in” extensions for years. she introduced me to a new way, and it looks so much more natural. i am extremely happy with her work. i also really appreciate her approach to

Ebony B., Client

It’s probably worth a mention that I’ve been seeing Dana since she did my hair for my wedding.  I’ve never stuck it out with a stylist for 3 years before.  I love that I can email her for an appointment, and the location near the el is super easy to get to.  She’s done both

Kim J., Client

I’ve been getting my hair cut from Dana for several months now, and I’ve been happy with both the service and the results.  My cuts are easy compared to other folks, but if you want a nice style, Dana has what you need.

Garret S., Client

A girl’s confidence is everything, and because of Dana, I feel hotter than ever.

Maria Z., Client

I can’t say enough good things about Dana.  She’s really attentive to what kind of haircut you want, but is also superbly talented if you tell her “well, you’re the expert, just do what you do and make it look good.”  Hot damn, it’ll look good.

Catherine K., Client

The thing about Dana is that she listens. She listens to what you want and she achieves. It is difficult to find a stylist who does that. For bridal hair/makeup, she is one of the best. For everyday trims/haircuts, she is also one of the best!

Erica K., Client


If you have a project you’d like to discuss, or would like to make an appointment, get in touch with me.

62648_10200468506228191_1150699091_n 111 N Wabash
Suite 1417 and 1002
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 532 8200


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