About

Where Hair and Nails Dominate Since 2001!

At Studio Ritz, we believe an investment in yourself is priceless!

Whether you are visiting our private, cozy salon studio for the 1st time or you are one of our loyal guests, our goal is to make you feel like our only guest! Your experience begins with a personalized consultation among professionals who are passionate about beauty and committed to providing the ultimate guest experience. We have been in business since 2001. Our hair services are performed by a Celebrity Stylist/Educator who also works behind the stage at Hollywood celebrity award shows! We offer over 30 years of combined experience traveling the country as educators, training and teaching other nail and hair stylist in our trade. We are a team that loves to educate our guests with their nail and hair care then send them home feeling confident to flaunt their new look! It is……impossible not to LOVE being here! If you are searching for some one on one “beauty magic” you should definitely head on over! THE ARTISTS AWAIT YOUR TRANSFORMATION!


Meet the Team

Ritzie Gonzalez

Ritzie Gonzalez

Salon Owner & Nail Professional/Nail Educator
Ritzie masters her skills as a Nail Technician and Nail Educator traveling throughout the United States teaching and training other nail techs in our beauty industry.  She has owned her salon since 2001 and has dedicated over 20 years of experience to her craft to become the professionally skilled nail artist and nail educator she is today.  As a nail educator Ritzie’s passion doesn’t end in the class room.  Her established clientele benefit from her continuous growth as she regularly participates in continuing education and seminars throughout the country making sure she keeps up with the latest trends, sanitation and
Lynda Gorecki

Lynda Gorecki

Celebrity Hairstylist / International Hair Platform Artist
As a celebrity stylist whose resume is filled with Hollywood greats, Lynda holds numerous professional certifications which have established her as a featured “International Hair Platform Artist” and “Global Hair Salon Educator” in the U.S. and abroad. With over 39 years in the trade, Lynda continues her genuine passion to her craft at “Studio Ritz Salon” from Avant-Garde Hair Coloring, Luxurious Seamless Hair Extensions, and Custom Designed Hairstyles. Your hair is Lynda’s canvas. Experience how she unveils a NEW YOU!

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Testimonials

See some of the most recent testimonials written by some of our new & returning customers…

I’ve been coming to Studio Ritz for no chip manicures on my lunch break for over 2 years, and never wrote a review!  For shame!  Ritzie is a rock star nail expert! She uses the Gelish brand which in my experience is the best!  The salon is an adorable little hidden gem on the lower level of the Drake Building on York and 22nd. I work across the street and as a working mom of a toddler, it is so nice to be able to schedule a quick mid-day pampering. Ritzie is quick while being a perfectionist.    Highly recommend…

Michelle A. Chicago, IL

I live Downtown and drove all the way to Studio Ritz Salon after being referred. I moved from Las Vegas to Chicago and was in desperate need of finding  a  new hairdresser who was an expert in hair extensions. My consultation with Lynda was very informative and I was very excited to get them. Now… my hair looks AMAZING! and are so natural looking like it’s my own hair except better! If you are thinking about getting hair extensions Lynda is your gal! I am a forever client.

Mandy N. Chicago, IL

Studio Ritz is your one stop shop for beauty services! I love Lynda ave Ritzie!!! They both do exceptional jobs and offer a full list of services.  You won’t be disappointed! I have been with them for years and won’t leave them until I HAVE to! ‍

Kerry L. North Charleston, SC

If I could give Studio Ritz “10+ stars” I would…one for ever year I have been a client!  She gave the best, long-lasting, traditional manicure back then and the absolute best no-chip now…extremely beautiful and long-lasting!  Having worked in Oak Brook, getting nail services at lunch was convenient and when I started working in the city, following negative no-chip and traditional mani experiences, I did whatever I could to book in advance at Studio Ritz. Ritzie’s knowledge-based approach to nail care made me a “no-chip convert” and there is NO COMPARISON to a typical strip mall salon that accepts “walk-ins”.…

Gina M. Chicago, IL

I was recommended to go to Studio Ritz to see Lynda after I had a really bad hair color experience from another salon. I could not get an appointment right away because it was explained the salon is generally booked several weeks in advance so… when I took the first ava spot I couldn’t be more anxious to get there. Lynda is a “International Platform Artist” which isn’t a walk in the park you can tell that it’s not just hair for her it’s her passion.! To find a stylist is easy, to find a talented stylist is not!!! I found mine and…

Natalie C. Chicago, IL

If you looking for that special one on one service then Studio Ritz Salon is for you!  You will love the services from both Ritzie or Lynda be it the hottest cut and color, or nails that will wow you for weeks; give these gals a try it’s more than just a studio salon it’s a unique one of a kind “experience”. You will love them both before you leave and walk out feeling beautiful!

Karen W. Lemont, IL

I was lucky enough to experience the magic of Ritzie this week. After reading testimonials on her website, I knew I needed to try her for a no-chip manicure. I scheduled online, (which is very easy!) and was welcomed by Ritzie herself and she already knew my name. We had a lovely conversation and after telling her about my sparse eyebrows (due to the ravages of chemotherapy), she told me she could help me! Ritzie shaped what was left of my eyebrows and then instructed me how to use a product she sells. ($28 only, lots cheaper than Anastasia products!)…

Eileen C. Oak Brook, IL

Studio Ritz is a hidden gem. The location is a little hard to find, but it is worthwhile to venture in the basement of the Drake Oak Brook Office Complex to find them. Ritzy is awesome! I have used her for waxing services. She makes your eyebrows look flawless and her technique is the most pain free I have ever had… and I have been waxing my brows for a long time. I can’t wait to book a pedi! UPDATE… Have booked several haircuts now with Lynda Gorecki and couldn’t be happier. Lynda is very experienced and knowledgeable due to…

Kristin S. Chicago, IL

I have struggled with my frizzy hair all my life, and have had every possible straightening service on it. I researched on line salons that do not use FORMALDEHYDE in their products, and discovered Studio Ritz Salon offers a “softening treatment” which is formaldehyde free! Happy me, happy hair!  It has been a hair miracle to have healthy frizz free hair. I can’t express enough how amazing this salon is, and there beauty knowledge will blow you away!

Angie B. Elmhurst, IL

I finally found a salon I can stick with! I have gone to other salons that charge a lot of money for mediocre work in comparison to what Lynda my stylist can do I refer people over there all the time! It’s tucked away in the Drake Oak Brook office building  with plenty of parking. I found this salon on Yelp and it was one of the few salons that had the full 5 out of 5 stars with all positive reviews that convinced me to give them a call. I also discovered more of the salon reviews in the FILTERED AREA on “yelp”.…

Connie C. Hinsdale, IL

Lynda knows how to work with the shape of your face and design a haircut & color which flatters your features. She takes the time to show you how to style your hair at home, and which products will work best for your hair. I like that the salon is not some snooty place but an intimate and welcoming salon and I love being there. I treasure the relationship I’ve developed with Lynda and trust her immensely. I highly recommend Studio Ritz Salon & Lynda – I’ve never been happier with my hair!

Jen P. Glen Ellyn, IL

I found Studio Ritz Salon on “Yelp” read the reviews and have become a forever client! For the 1st time I can honestly say that my hair has NEVER looked better! If you plan on making an appointment at the salon don’t be disappointed if you can’t get in right away, the salon is generally booked 1 month in advance but believe me it’s worth the wait. Lynda is soooo amazing! I am so happy that I found Studio Ritz Salon and a business that truly cares about you.

Pam H. Oak Brook, IL