ABOUT JILLIAN

Jillian's passion for hair and making people look and feel beautiful has made her one of the most respected hair stylists in the industry. She is recognized as one of Chicago's leading beauty experts and has been featured in Michigan Avenue Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Chicago Social, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times, and Modern Salon and was chosen as Allure Magazine's "Best of the Best in Beauty." Jillian was a guest on In the Loop with iVillage on NBC, and in 2010 she was recognized in Chicago Magazine's Hair Awards.

One of her signature techniques is Balayage - a paint-on highlighting process that doesn't use foils. Why Balayage? According to Jillian: The color blends more naturally and the outgrowth is better. Jillian wants her clients to keep their color long after they leave the salon. It's this kind of attention to detail and care that keeps Jillian top-of-mind at Paul Rehder Salon in Chicago's Gold Coast.

Chicago Magazine once quoted her as saying: "I want to make people feel and look sexy. I start with the Sassoon style of cutting, which is very regimented and meticulous; then I do the rest freehand - I sculpt hair to fit the face and head shape - and I don't let people walk out of here looking ordinary."

No One is Ordinary. You got that right.

 

Jillian Seely

Hair Stylist and Colorist

 

ALLURE MAGAZINE - 2014 BEST IN BEAUTY 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE – 2010 HAIR AWARDS

ALLURE MAGAZINE – 2007 MASTER OF MAKEOVERS 

ALLURE MAGAZINE – 2006 BEST OF THE BEST IN BEAUTY 

CHICAGO MAGAZINE – 2005 TOP PICK HAIRDRESSER​​

RESUME

CELEBRITY CLIENTS
  • President Barack Obama

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel

  • Sandra Bernhardt

  • Chris Farley

  • Paula Marshall

  • Katherine Graham

  • Kevin Spacey

  • Christie Hefner

  • Wolfgang Puck

  • Thora Birch

  • Sela Ward

  • LeBron James

  • Magic Johnson

  • Lady Margaret Thatcher

  • Jamie Gertz

  • Paloma Picasso

  • Jeremy Piven

  • Kitty Kelly

  • Gloria Vanderbilt

  • Nicollette Sheridan

  • Alan Thicke

  • Rosanna Arquette

  • Jeffrey Samms

  • Wes Bentley

  • Joe Namath

  • Carmello Anthony

  • Tipper Gore

  • Manu Ginobili

  • Ethel Kennedy

  • Jean Claude Van Damme

  • Playmate Keri Stevenson

  • Playboy’s Kendra Wilkinson

  • Playmate Brande Rodericke

  • ​Playboy’s Bridget Marquardt

  • Billie Jean King

  • Mrs. Jack Lemmon

  • Monica Seles

  • Kimberly Conrad Hefner

  • Rita Wilson

  • Anne Rice

  • Aida Turturro

  • Mena Survari

  • Julia Child

  • Fred Willard

  • Larry Bird

  • Mary Steenbergen

  • Michael Gross

  • Jean Kennedy Smith

  • Nicole Miller

  • Joe Namath

  • ​Jamie Lee Curtis

TELEVISION
  • Lead Stylist ABC Series “Cupid”

  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

  • Larry King Live

  • Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards

  • Jenny Jones

  • CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and WGN News

  • ESPN

  • iVillage “In the Loop”

FILM
  • “Dreamers” 2000

  • “High Fidelity” 1999

  • “Escape” 1998

  • “Beverly Hills Ninja” promotional tour, 1997

  • “The Kick Inside” 1996

TELEVISION COMMERCIALS/COMMERCIAL PRINT
  • Gatorade

  • McDonald’s

  • Northwestern Hospital

  • Suave

  • Chicago Marathon

  • Kohl’s

  • Alberto VO5 Tropicana Duraclean

  • TCBY Yogurt

  • Midway Games

  • Carson Pirie Scott

  • Ragstock Clothing

  • Marlboro

EDITORIAL PRINT
  • Chicago Social

  • US Weekly

  • Today’s Chicago Woman

  • Allure

  • Playboy

  • Details

  • Modern Salon

  • Chicago Tribune

  • Chicago Magazine

  • O Magazine

  • Scene Magazine

  • Florida International

  • Velocity

  • Rolling Stone

RUNWAY
  • Escada

  • J. Crew

  • Nordstrom

  • Marshall Field’s

  • J. Lo

  • Isaac Mizrahi

  • Diane Von Furstenberg

  • Ralph Lauren

EXPERIENCE

PAUL REHDER SALON
Hairdresser 
Chicago, Il 

 

FORD MODEL MANAGEMENT 
Hair & Make-up Artist 
Chicago, Il 

 

MEDIA MAKE-UP ARTISTRY II (Columbia College) 
Professor 
Chicago, Il 

 

BUMBLE & BUMBLE PRODUCTS 
Midwest Educator
New York, New York 

EDUCATION

London School of Make-up, Toronto, 1995 
Vidal Sasoon Assistant Program, 1991

PRESS

  • Three time winner Best of the Best in Beauty for Allure Magazine

  • Three time pick favorite hair dresser for Chicago Magazine

 

CONTACT

Paul Rehder Salon

70 E Walton St.

Chicago

312.943.7404

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