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ABOUT US

Born from the minds of two industry experts, Chrome Salon is nothing you expect-and everything you want; relaxed, laid back, and hip, and right in the heart of the suburbs. Best of all, it's friendly enough and low-key enough for the whole family. Trained as educators for professional haircare manufacturers like Goldwell, Matrix, Redken and Paul Mitchell, owners Johnny and Becky Chambers, have a combined two decades of experience in the salon industry - current, relevant, experience - that translates into them bringing the latest on-trend haircutting and coloring techniques right to you and your family, and the best selection of up-to-the-minute professional products for maintaining your gorgeous styles at home. Want hair that's full of volume, yet soft and sexy? Gorgeous color that stands out or instead packs a subtle punch? Allow the Chambers duo and their team to take your cool factor to the next level. Want your kids to be excited about getting their hair cut? Chrome's laid back atmosphere will have them asking to go to the salon more often. Appointments with these two industry mavericks are hard to come by with clients checking in regularly to keep their names at the top of the cancellation list, so if you want a personal consultation, be sure to call right away, or schedule a consultation with one of their talented stylists.

Our Team

Owners: Johnny and Becky

Johnny

Johnny is the co-owner and operations leader at Chrome Salon. He has been involved in the beauty industry for that last 10 years. Since opening his first salon, Johnny has continued to educated himself by attending business building and beauty workshops and schedules the classes, workshops, and education for our stylists to attend and grow. His true passion is color. He has been trained and worked with several product lines including Paul Mitchell, Wella, Goldwell and Redken. In addition to handling the business end of the salon, he loves hair coloring. His eye to detail and love for formulating shows in his work. Johnny spends most of his time at our Cosmetology School, The Chrome Institute of Cosmetology, in Boothwyn. He is available by appointment only. 

What made you choose the salon industry?

I was always a visual and creative person! I chose this industry because I can express that creativity and appreciate the visual results.

What is a typical day like for you?

John is the Director of our Cosmetology, he is mainly found working there with our students. 

What do you love most about the salon industry?

By far color! I love achieving color that people say is not achievable!

What inspires you?

Money! :-) But seriously, the look on a clients face when we exceed their expectations.

Area of expertise?

Color/Foiling

What is a tool you cannot live without? 

My Goldwell Tint Brush and Bowl that I got way back in cosmetology school as well as my Avalon Foiling Comb given to me by my wife.

Favorite product or products?

Chrome Flex Paste, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam, Redken All Soft Conditioner. 

 


Becky

Hairstylist and co-owner at Chrome Salon. Becky provides clients with more than 16 years of behind the chair experience and knowledge. Combined with her artistic talents and attention to detail, she strives to make sure each client loves their hair—every time! 

Herself and her husband John have built Chrome from the ground up. She’s handpicked her team to make sure all the work done at Chrome reflects their philosophy of exceptional craftsmanship, and customer service. 

Learning early on in her career that she was severely allergic to all chemicals (hair color and perms) she’s spent her career specializing in precision haircutting. She’s your girl for mini fades, beautiful women’s long haircuts, short textured styles and is amazing with cutting kids’ hair too.

What made you choose the salon industry?

I wanted a career that would allow me to be creative, social and to do something that would make people feel amazing! Mission accomplished!

What is a typical day like for you?

I start my day with coffee and then I am behind the chair with clients all day or working on future plans for our salon with the Chrome team. 

What do you love most about the salon industry?

I love that it’s always changing. I love that it’s a fun and hip business that I never get tired of. I’m always excited to learn new techniques and experiment with different looks with my clients.

What inspires you?

My clients! I honestly love seeing people love their new look or just feel better about themselves. Knowing that my clients depend on me is awesome and keeps me motivated to always go the extra mile to do my best.

Area of expertise? 

I’m 100% allergic to all chemicals so I’ve spent my entire career specializing in precision haircutting. I love men’s cuts fades, women’s haircuts, short textured looks, and long layered bobs. I provide haircare for the entire family, great with children of all ages.

What is a tool you can’t live without?

My scissors and clippers; I’m obsessed with my blowdryer and big curling iron. 

Favorite product or products?

I absolutely would not be able to live without dry shampoo; Redken Pillow Proof is amazing. I love everything from Paul Mitchell to Redken and everything in between. The Chrome Signature Line is also a favorite too! We’ve put together our own line of 12 fabulous products. All the products are sulfur free and parabin free.

 

Salon Manager: Carla

My name is Carla O'Donnell, I'm the salon Manager. I worked behind the chair since I was 18 years old. After my babies I decided it was best to stay at home and take care of them! After being out of the salon for almost 3 years, I'm back! But as a different roll! My main goal here is to make everyone's job easier and the clients happy! I enjoy working with such fun and talented girls and I love the clientele! Chrome is a great place to work!! 

Stylist: Christina

What made you choose the salon industry?

I grew up around the salon industry, my mother and aunt both did hair and instilled a lot of the techniques in my head at a young age.

What is a typical day like for you?

I usually open the salon so first thing first, I make coffee! Then I answer the phone, schedule appointments, maybe take a few clients, do inventory, and try to keep everyone running on time for the next client.

What do you love most about the salon industry?

Hands down, the clients. I absolutely love all of our clients, and getting to know new clients. It’s great to be apart of their life and be with them through all the good and bad in their life and changing their hairstyle based on what’s happening in their life.

What inspires you?

My family inspires me. Seeing how far they have come and how much they have accomplished makes me want to better myself. I am also very inspired by classes and addition education.

Area of expertise?
I feel like I mostly do men’s cuts, but I love doing women’s color and cuts as well.

What is a tool you can’t live without?
I couldn’t live without my clippers, Andis BGRC’s, texturizing shears, the v2 blow drier or the wet brush!

Favorite product or products?

I LOVE “It’s a 10.” I also love the Chrome line’s Everyday Miracle Treatment for leave in conditioners. My favorite hairspray is Redken Fashion Work 12 and my favorite men’s product is Disheveled by Redken.

Stylist: Taylor

What made you choose the salon industry?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always loved everything about hair and beauty. It interested me in all aspects. I was 5 years old working a curling iron and putting lipstick on. I knew since I was a little girl a cosmetologist was my dream job!

What is a typical day like for you?
Coffee, hair, eat, sleep, repeat

What do you love most about the salon industry?
I love making people feel beautiful and confident. It is so fun to meet new people and build a friendship while doing their hair.

What inspires you?
Cosmetology classes and shows always inspire me. I enjoy learning new techniques and staying up to date with the latest trends.

Area of expertise?
Balayage, corrective color, updos, makeup, haircuts for men and women.

What is a tool you can’t live without?
Blowdryer, shears, curling wand

Favorite product or products?
Moroccan Oil, pillow proof style extender, Kenra dry texture spray, Redken disheveled

Stylist:Mag

What made you choose the salon industry?

It started with me going to salons as a kid with my mom every Saturday and looked forward to it. I enjoyed the art in it and I knew that I wanted and would love to make people happy.

What is a typical day like for you?
Starts with coffee! Then busy all day with my amazing clients.

What do you love most about the salon industry?
The constant change and learning and education.

What inspires you?
First of all my family and second of all my clients.

Area of expertise?
Color and foils.

What is a tool you can’t live without?
Paddle Brush, big round brushes, teasing comb, roof life, flat iron and my variety of scissors.

Favorite product or products?
Matrix Oil Wonders, Moroccan Oil, Redken Pink Diamond Oil, Redken #23 or #32 Hairspray, Redken Pillow Proof.

Stylist: Sherri M.

What made you choose the salon industry?

I chose the salon industry because I was a natural at cutting hair. I had a clientele list long before I ever became a hairdresser. I was cutting hair in grade school and all throughout high school so I made a career out of it.

What is a typical day like for you?
A typical day is waking up and looking at my book seeing what lies ahead for me and getting prepped for the day.

What do you love most about the salon industry?

What I love most about the salon industry is the fact that I can change someone’s day instantly! A visit to the salon is so relaxing and uplifting to my clientele which makes it very rewarding for me as a stylist.

What inspires you?
This forever changing industry inspires me, there are always new and exciting techniques to learn. Happy clients with gorgeous results inspire me.

Area of expertise?
My areas of expertise are cutting and coloring.

What is a tool you can’t live without?
All of my tools are an absolute necessity, I suppose the one tool i couldn’t live without would be the texturizing shears.

Favorite product or products?
A few of my favorites are “It’s a 10” Miracle Serum, Curls Rock and Shape Factor 22

Stylist: Sherri O.

What made you choose the salon industry?
I really started cosmetology for self-improvement. I always loved makeup and looking nice, to make other people look and feel better about themselves is the best gift!

What is a typical day like for you?
Mornings can be very stressful getting my son to school. But once I arrive at the salon the stress disappears! This is seriously the most friendly environment possible. From my coworkers, friends and my clients, it’s a wonderful job!

What do you love most about the salon industry?
Things change constantly, some people like the same and some people like to modernize, no two people are the same!

What inspires you?
My clients are the best gift ever! Most of them make me feel like a million bucks! I like to make them look and feel better.

Area of expertise?
I love to cut men’s hair! I was intensely trained by a barber and I communicate well with them!I also like color and cutting women’s hair, I do give a great perm although a lot of women went to the straight trend!

What is a tool you can’t live without?
My clippers, shears, 44/20 blending shears!

Favorite product or products?
I love the Chrome Volumizing foam, mixed with a dab of Chrome flex paste! Dab not a lot. Redken 28 or 32; I’m a big spray chick.

Stylist: Jaimie

What made you choose the salon industry?

I’ve always had a love for hair and beauty. I was that kid cutting my dolls hair then experimenting haircuts, styles and color on myself and friends. For me, a career as a hairstylist was an obvious choice.

What is a typical day like for you?

I spend my days with my two amazing children or with my amazing clients.

What do you love most about the salon industry?

Work is fun! Everyday I look forward to meeting new clients and reconnecting with returning clients while creating gorgeous looks for them. I also love and thrive while working in a creative atmosphere alongside other talented people.

What inspires you?

My clients inspire me to perform at my best. I want to provide great results and a memorable experience. I also find creative color and continuing education inspiring. 

Area of expertise?

Haircutting, curly hair, fine hair, long hair, men’s cuts and fades, highlights/lowlights, Keratin Treatments and beautiful long lasting blow dry's.

What is a tool you can’t live without?

My scissors, blow dryer and round brush.

Favorite product or products?

Kendra Blow-Dry Spray

It’s a 10 Leave-in Conditioner

Redken Pink Diamond Oil

Aveda Smoothing Fluid

Stylist: Shannon

What made you choose the salon industry?

I always loved doing hair as a kid, and when I went to vo-tech I knew cosmetology was for me. 

What is a typical day like for you?

My typical day starts with coffee and working behind the chair with my clients! 

What do you love most about the salon industry?

What I love most about the salon industry is making people feel good. I love putting a smile on people's faces. 

What inspires you?

I am inspired by other stylists in the field of cosmetology that want to teach and make other stylists better. 

Area of expertise?

I try to be very well-rounded when it comes to color, haircuts or balayage, but my personal favorite is color. I love seeing people's facial features pop from a new hair color.  

What is a tool you can’t live without?

My favorite tool is my curling iron. I'm always teaching my clients easy quick ways to curl their hair in the morning. 

Favorite product or products?

My favorite products are from the Redken All Soft line. I use this daily at home because it makes my hair soft and shiny. 

Assistant: Abbie

What made you choose the salon industry?
I grew up in the salon industry and loved seeing all the creativity and possibilities. I became very passionate about hair.

What is a typical day like for you?
Assisting the stylists at the salon, learning different techniques from them which will help to obtain my goal of becoming a stylist very soon.

What do you love most about the salon industry?
Making people feel beautiful.

What inspires you?
The happiness on someone's face when they love their new look.

What is a tool you can’t live without?
I love my wand because it helps me achieve a polished style very quickly.

Favorite product or products?
Moroccan Oil, It’s a 10 Leave-In, Chrome Line Everyday Miracle Treatment

What is your goal in this industry?

My goal is to grow and become an amazing stylist with great clientele.

Assistant: Joey

What made you choose the salon industry?

My brother Johnny and his wife Becky opened Chrome Salon in 2012. Every since then I have continued to enhance my knowledge of the salon world.

What is a typical day like for you?
I spend my days as the Director of Admissions at our Cosmetology school, However I do occasionally still fill in and assist at the salon when needed! 

What do you love most about the salon industry?
I love how you can do anything; go anywhere; the business is endless. You have so many different ways to go in this business.

What inspires you?
Being creative inspires me, being able to make someone’s day just by changing their hair color. Making people happy is what it’s all about.

What is a tool you can’t live without?
Marcel Curling iron. I love what it does to the hair. I couldn’t live without it.

Favorite product or products?
Chrome Flex Paste. I love the way it allows me to style my hair.

What is your goal in this industry?
My Goal is to continue to provide students a great education at our school. 

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