About Founders

Debbie and Chanel at Hairlab Chicago

Master colorist Debbie Ansay-Martinez and
Master stylist Chanel Kwak have partnered to launch Hairlab Chicago.

Debbie and Chanel, educators and industry leaders, have been serving their Northshore clientele for over 20 years. They are well known in the business for their passion for the beauty industry, embracing continuing education and devotion to exceptional guest service and experience.

Debbie and Chanel have both experienced the devastating effects of hair loss. Battling the physical and emotional trauma of alopecia.

Alopecia occurs when the immune system attacks the hair follicles resulting in hair loss.

Searching for help, Debbie and Chanel realized the lack of quality options available. Through their symptoms, they also began noticing changes with their clients and realized hair loss was a growing issue in every age category.

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As an answer to these issues, and their personal challenges, they founded Hairlab Chicago, a place where they can exercise their passion for helping others struggling with the physical and debilitating emotional effects of hair loss.

Whether you are experiencing the initial stages of hair loss, looking for preventative measures or dealing with total hair loss, Hairlab Chicago is your solution.

Debbie and Chanel help clients suffering from medical illness, alopecia, trichotillomania, hereditary baldness, or thinning hair, by working closely with guests to find the best solution.

With over 45 years of combined experience, Hairlab Chicago offers customized options for the most natural hair rejuvenation experience.