Patrick Ryan, recognized by InStyle (Oct. 11), Michigan Ave Mag (May 12) , VOGUE (Best Of Edition 2010) and Allure (Dec. 09) has been a top Chicago hair colorist since 1999.

Patrick is the proud founder of Painted By Patrick, the renowned hair painting technique. The natural-looking, sun-kissed hair coloring process has caused a surge of interest in the beautiful balayage technique.

Working at some of Chicago's Top Salons, he's proud of where he comes from, joyful for where he is and excited about what the future holds. He's traveled the world honing his craft and intensifying his passion for supplying only the best hair color to his clients.

Beauty abounds, from the everyday to the couture, his journeys continue to be a true inspiration to Patrick, motivating him to continually strive to be the best hair colorist he can be.Education is key, always keeping up on the latest trends and techniques.

With help from some of the top colorists and educators from around the world, along with his own fervency, Patrick has truly honed his craft.

-Balayage Symposium with Nancy Braun

-L'Oreal Academy London

-Bumble and Bumble Color NYC

-L'Oreal Academy SoHo New York

-Balayage Training with Nancy Braun

-Wella Institute Santa Monica

-Vidal Sassoon Academy Los Angeles

Get to know him better... Get Painted by Patrick. He specializes in all color services; single process, highlights and creative work. Balayage is strongly entrenched in Patrick's portfolio. He is energized by the client's overall satisfaction with the process.


Head Colorist

"so happy that my search for a fabulous Chicago salon is over! Patrick and Michelle are truly amazing at what they do. From the moment I walked in, the overall experience was five-star. Thanks Mixed!" ~Rachel

"Thank you Patrick for the best color ever! Go to this salon you won't be dissappointed! My hair has never looked better!" ~Julie

"You always make me feel so comfortable while I'm there and I leave feeling relaxed and confident. I have recommend Patrick's Baliage to all my friends and colleagues." ~Kathleen

​"My mom, my sister, my friends, myself all go to Patrick for balayage. We're hooked. We've faithfully followed him for years, from Maxine's to Mixed Co. Salon! I wouldn't trust another person with my color. Coworkers constantly compliment my locks." ~Suzanne

"I have been to see Patrick three times for his balayage color technique and I am totally hooked.  For years I have endured stripey highlights thinking that was the norm.  What Patrick does is actually custom color your hair and it looks so natural.  When you get foils you never really know what the end result may be.  This technique ensures your hair doesn't get over processed as Patrick hand selects the pieces of hair to be colored. " ~Erin

"For color, I went to Patrick who first consulted with me and began his balayage.  The color turned out beautiful and added a natural-looking dimension of beautiful highlights to my hair." ~Denise