Jules Daoud
Photo: Courtesy of Jules Daoud

“My parents are from Jordan, and both have full heads of hair. Long hair was always my thing, but I went through a quarter-life crisis in December 2016 and chopped it off to my chin. I had these awful bangs. I met Alex Brown (alexbrownhair.com; 14 N. Sangamon St.) right about then, and she made me feel comfortable about getting extensions. She works so fast. I was probably in the chair for 90 minutes while she taped 32 real-hair extensions ($800) at the root and styled my hair. She’s so young, she can relate to everything — boys, life, blogging. Her dog Bruno is in the studio — he’s always a joy — and Alex plays amazing music. It feels like going to a friend’s gorgeous studio apartment and hanging out. And my hair looks natural.”