Donna Lowe Salon is a full-service hair salon located in the Northwestern Suburbs. Our Team provides exceptional customer service, healthy hair care, and our location is convenient.


About Us

Donna Lowe Salon

Our Story


Donna Lowe Salon is a full-service hair salon located in the Northwestern Suburbs. Our Team provides exceptional customer service, healthy hair care, and our location is convenient. We aspire to create an environment where people from every culture feels welcome and comfortable, upon walking through our doors.

Donna Lowe Salon offers numerous trend-setting services, such as: Braids, Color, Crochet Styles, Cuts, Barbering Services, Natural Styles, Protective Styles, Relaxers,Silk-press Blowouts & Sew-in Extensions, for all hair textures.

Your time is important to us, so we deliver top-quality results in a timely manner. With each visit you not only leave looking and feeling brand new, but our experience Team will also educate you about the care and maintenance of your hair.

About The Owner

Donna opened the salon in, March of 2016. At the time, it was unique in McHenry County as the only Multi-Cultural salon and barbershop, specializing in natural ethnic hairstyling and care. Her conviction was that no child in the county should be without such a fundamental service as quality haircare. Donna’s goal was to be a bridge builder in the community while providing the highest level of professional care and service in the industry.

Donna is committed to the empowerment and enrichment of the community members. The Salon has been continually active in that regard. She regularly hosts special events at the salon which promotes group discussions on a variety of topics. In Donna Lowe Salon, she has created a safe place in the community for the area’s youth to be encouraged to celebrate their cultural uniqueness, and cultivate their inner beauty, as well.

Hair Care Education

Our salon provides instruction on the care styling of natural hair textures for all ethnicities. These courses are open to the public, and especially helpful to parents with culturally blended families, particularly those with foster and/or adopted children.

Young Women Empowerment Workshops

Through our Bi-monthly Girls Empowerment workshops, our salon offers young ladies an opportunity for mentorship and encouraging open discussions on varying topics including self-image, bullying, education, and social media. The program is available for young ladies in Middle School through college.

Cut it Out Training

Owner, Donna Armstrong-Lowe, is a Cut It Out Domestic Violence Trainer. Through her involvement in the program, she visits schools, salon and other approved locations to conduct one-hour seminars. These seminars provide domestice violence information and trains other salon professionals on how to respond to someone who may be a victim.

Meet Algonquin’s Best Hair Stylists

Derrika G

My grandma used to say “Your hair is your crown and glory!” If anyone would have told me that in about 20 years hair would be my passion I wouldn’t have believed it. Not many get a chance do what they love every day!!! Let me beautify your crown!! –Derrika Gise Having recently moved from Chicago, Derrika is eager to use her skills as a Stylist locally as she develops new relationships. Derrika is a graduate of Pivot Point academy and is dedicated to upholding high hair care standards. She is continuously learning new trends and techniques to ensure client satisfaction. Derrika is experienced in caring for all textures and hair types. This knowledge has cultivated her into the multi-faceted stylist she is today. Derrika specializes (sew-ins) in extensions and natural hair care services such as silkening, crochets, locks braids and twist.

Richard T

A licensed barber now, tailoring haircuts professionally for the past 3 years. His skillful clipper over comb techniques for cutting little boys to wave cuts, graphics, shadow fade, or burst fade for the teenagers, to that classic work-look tapered for the grown men with that laser-sharp line up. The females for that big chops after life happens to that feminine short cut top off with a twist sponge, and razor eye brows shaping. His hair care tips and the attention to details transform clients, embracing whatever stage in life you’re at. Richard graduated from Cosmetology and Spa Academy in Crystal Lake, Illinois. His continued commitment to learning and improving his skills is marked by his certificates in Advanced Graphic Techniques from Prodigy Hair & Beauty Education Inc, Custom Hair Unit from Wade The Barber, Man Weave Unit from Millionaire Barber. To safeguard the health & safety standards of customers, he has a Covid-19 certification from Barbicide. Richard Yo

Myle Kea

Walking in the salon and getting your hair done should be more than just a hair appointment! This is the place where you can come and know that you will not walk out feeling the same! Here we teach, we bond, and we also cater to you hair. My name is Myle Kea, I’m one of the stylist, I specialize in ( Braids, Locs, Extensions and etc). I thrive on making sure you have healthy hair, your scalp feels good, and also for you to feel Beautiful.

Katie M

I was adopted at 4 days old, into a white family, and even though my adoptive mother tried her best to take care of my hair, going as far as learning to we still had to rely on the expertise of others, most of the time resulting in unhealthily relaxed and broken hair. To similar families I say, I feel for you and I will offer not only an excellent service, but the utmost knowledge and grace that I can possibly extend. When I graduated from beauty school in 2008, it dawned on me, that I couldn’t even remember what my natural hair looked like. That night I chopped my hair off a began my natural hair journey. I worked in the areas of Streamwood and Sleepy Hallow. I dedicated 8 years growing my skills, but I felt detached from MY community, the universe knew this, and I was lead to Donna Lowe Salon. My areas of expertise are: Cuts, Color, Highlighting, Color Correction, Olaplex, Keratin, Clipper Cuts, Blow outs & Perms.


Joanne loves all things BEAUTY; Fashion, Hair and Skin! Joanne has over 20 years in the Cosmetology Industry. While attending Pivot Point International, her educator requested her to continue her education and become an instructor, and she did. She has been trained in multi cultural hair, skin and nails and also taught others how to perfect their craft in the same while exhibiting great customer service and people skills. Joanne won 2nd place, as the only female competitor, in the Chicago Proud Lady Beauty Show Barbering Competition. She has also competed in various hair show competitions for Bridal Updo’s and Color Treatments. She has traveled as a Platform Artist to teach at trade shows, one being The International Beauty Show in Atlanta. Barbering became her niche, which wasn’t hard to do having three sons whom have never stepped foot into a Barber shop. She’s also able to provide Barber Facials for her customers wanting the full service experience.