Philosophy

Apprenticeship has been the backbone of our company since its inception. Every stylist, colorist, and barber behind an Art + Science chair has completed our rigorous advanced apprenticeship before reaching the floor. To cut or color hair with us takes hard work, commitment, and—above all—passion. We are committed to thorough consultations and complete honesty about your hair. Above all, we want to build a strong, lasting relationship with everyone who walks through our door. We also know that we would be nothing without our community. In 2016, we established Hair Cares NFP, our not-for-profit that gives back to underserved people in our community through fashion shows, coat drives, raffles, and more.

Owners

David Raccuglia

is the original founder of Art + Science and has been an integral part of our vision since day one. In 1993 he created American Crew in the back room of our Evanston location as a way to welcome male clients into the salon. It has since grown into a global brand and David has been instrumental in the creation of numerous product lines such as MOP, MENSDEPT, and Reuzel. Beyond pioneering the men’s grooming industry, David has photographed cultural icons and luminaries such as Iggy Pop, the Dalai Lama, Yoko Ono, Gary Oldman, Ray Charles, Jack Nicholson and Rob Lowe. You can follow him on Instagram @david_raccuglia_photography to see just a sampling of his incredible work.

Paul Wilson

has been cutting hair with Art + Science since 1997, when he joined the American Crew All-Star team. He quickly became a managing partner as well as the Global Artistic Director for American Crew. Paul’s education comes from all over the globe—from Toni & Guy to Vidal Sassoon—and he puts it into action as a head educator for our cutting and barbering apprentices. His creative work has been on stages from Rio de Janeiro to Prague to Melbourne, and he has been featured in Salon Today, American Salon, and many other publications. Not only is Paul an incredible artist and master of his craft, his seemingly endless energy and drive set the tone across all four of our locations. Sit in his chair and experience it for yourself — book an appointment today.

Managing Partners

A salon is nothing without its leaders. Our managing partners are three stylist/colorists who have not only been with the salon through thick and thin but massively contribute to the daily life. George Accattato, Susan Hurley and Amy B. White have each been behind the chair with Art + Science for more than 20 years. All three are leaders of the highest caliber and know what makes Art + Science truly special. George and Amy are partners in our Evanston location while Susan Hurley is both our Education Director and partner of our West Loop and Wicker Park locations.

  • Amy B. White

    Artistic Director Stylist/Manager EV

  • George Accattato

    Artistic Director Stylist/Managing Partner

  • Susan Hurley

    Director Colorist/Education Director/Managing Partner

Managerial Staff

  • Amy B. White

    Artistic Director Stylist/Manager EV

  • Andrew Mooney

    Operations Director

  • Darcie Capretta

    Financial Director

  • Julia Bonucchi

    Director Stylist/Manager WL

  • Liz Weiden

    Client Relations Director

  • Matt Pigula

    Director Barber/Men's Educator

  • Paul Wilson

    Owner/Artistic Director Stylist/Educator

  • Susan Hurley

    Director Colorist/Education Director/Managing Partner

  • Tara Hulka

    Director Stylist/Women's Cutting Educator

Educators

In a salon where education is so essential, to become one of our educators is truly an honor and a responsibility. Every one of our educators has proven themselves through both technical and leadership skills as well as business savvy. All have been individually selected to help craft the new generation of Art + Science stylists, barbers and colorists. All of our educators work behind the chair, so they can walk the walk while also talking the talk.

Color

Woman's Cutting + Styling

Barbering

Social Impact

We are dedicated to giving back to the community. In 2016 we formed Hair Cares NFP—a 501(c)3 not-for-profit—to help us raise money for causes near and dear to our hearts. Our biggest annual event is the Art and Soul fundraiser, an evening of fashion, music and giving. For more information, contact Kelley Menighan, Community Outreach Coordinator here.

Learn More

Barbershops

Since the creation of American Crew, we have been dedicated to the art of men’s grooming, and in 2012 we created a barbershop space in each of our full service salons. In 2015, we founded our first standalone Barbershop in Logan Square. Our barbers have been trained by the best men’s specialists, from American Crew All-Stars to Schorem, the Scumbag Barbers of Rotterdam, Wahl and more. At each of our barbershops, both in-salon and standalone, we promise a relaxed environment and the best haircut of your life. Our haircuts are classic barber shapes, and all genders are welcome in our chair.

Learn More