After 24 years of experience as a stylist, including work on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Danielle Mars has opened her own hair and makeup studio at 1044 Chicago Ave.

The transformed space has black-and-white inspired décor. The ‘by appointment’ salon offers relaxation and privacy along with a separate room in the back for hair treatments. The studio specializes in cutting, coloring, styling and makeup.

After graduating from Pivot Point Beauty School, Ms. Mars extended her training to a two-year program at Charles Ifergan Salon on the Gold Coast Chicago. “Creating fantastic hair styles, makeup looks and lasting relationships is not only my job, but also my passion,” says Ms. Mars.

“It’s amazing to see Evanston transform to what it is today from when I started working here 14 years ago,” says Ms. Mars. “The clientele really supports local businesses and everyone is like family here. I am looking forward to continue great service with my existing clients while serving new clients,” she added.