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OUR STORY

 
 

ABOUT US

AFTER YEARS OF WORKING FOR A GROWING NATIONAL BRAND BASED ON THE WEST COAST, DIANA, DANI AND TAYA REALIZED THAT IT WAS TIME TO LISTEN TO THEIR HEARTS AND SHARE A VISION THAT HAD BEEN CULTIVATING WITHIN THEM FOR YEARS. 

WITH AN ITCH FOR MORE, A THREE DAY SELF-DEVELOPMENT COURSE AND A TWO WEEK TRIP EXPLORING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD, THE STARS ALIGNED OVER A BOTTLE (OR 3) OF WINE AND THE IDEA OF THE MERAKI ROOM WAS CONCEIVED. 

THE WORD "MERAKI" MEANING "THE SOULCREATIVITY OR LOVE THAT IS PUT INTO SOMETHING, OR THE ESSENCE OF YOURSELF PUT INTO YOUR WORK", FIT THEIR VISION FOR THE BRAND PERFECTLY. AND SO WITH A LEAP OF FAITH BASED ON MUTUAL RESPECT FOR EACH OTHER AND YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THEM, DIANA, DANI AND TAYA MADE THE DECISION TO BE BOLD AND MERAKI ROOM CHICAGO WAS BORN.

THE VISION FOR AND VIBE OF THE SALON IS SIMPLE. IT'S A PLACE WHERE THE HEARTS, SOULS AND CREATIVITY OF THOSE INVESTED WILL SHINE THROUGH ON A DAILY BASIS. DRIVEN BY THE PERSONAL PASSION FOR THE HAIR AND FASHION INDUSTRY OF ALL THREE PARTNERS; EDUCATION WILL BE A TOP PRIORITY FOR THE TEAM. THE SALON'S CULTURE WILL HIGHLIGHT THEIR FOCUS ON BEING EVER-EVOLVING TO OFFER THE MOST CURRENT STYLES AS WELL AS BEST TECHNIQUES TO CARE FOR THE GUESTS' NEEDS.  ASIDE FROM THE FOCUS ON EMPOWERMENT OF MERAKI ROOM TEAM MEMBERS TO SKY ROCKET IN GROWTH IN THEIR PERSONAL CAREERS, THERE'S ALSO AN UNDENIABLE CONNECTION TO AND CARE FOR THE PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES OF CHICAGO.

BECAUSE AT MERAKI ROOM, IT'S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY, ON THE INSIDE AND OUT. 

A KEY PART IN THE VISION OF MERAKI ROOM IS THE UNDERSTANDING AND PASSION FOR USING ONE'S PERSONAL POWER AND INFLUENCE TO MAKE THE  COMMUNITY A BETTER PLACE. LOCAL VOLUNTEER WORK AS WELL AS USING THEIR  GIFTS AND TALENTS TO CONTRIBUTE TO OTHER LOCAL BUSINESSES AND CHARITIES IS SO IMPORTANT TO ALL THREE PARTNERS (ESPECIALLY WWW.HEPHZIBAHHOME.ORG <-- SHAMELESS PLUG FOR DIANA'S FAVORITE CHARITY SHE IS CO-PRESIDENT ON THE CHICAGO BOARD FOR ;)). 

PRODUCTS

AFTER EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AND TESTING (AS WELL AS DRILLING ALL OF THEIR HAIR DRESSER FRIENDS AROUND THE COUNTRY ON THE BEST PRODUCT LINES OUT THERE), MERAKI ROOM IS PROUDLY PARTNERING WITH DAVINES AS THEIR MAIN HAIR CARE LINE. DAVINES IS AN ARTISAN CRAFTED PRODUCT MADE IN PARMA, ITALY AND FITS MERAKI ROOM'S VISION PERFECTLY. THE QUALITY OF THE PRODUCTS WILL SURELY GET THE BEST RESULTS FOR MERAKI ROOM GUESTS. (AND THE FACT THAT THEY ARE GREEN SAVVY WITH SUPER CUTE PACKAGING DOESN'T HURT EITHER!)