Best Hair Design, Styling, Cuts and Color at VP SALON in Boystown, Chicago


We moved from Michigan to Chicago in March of 2003 and of course, needed to find a great place to get our hair cut. 

One day that Spring, we were walking past VP SALON on Broadway and Salon Owner, Vincenzo Papasidero, greeted us as we walked by invited us to come in and see him for a haircut next time we needed one (think thick, sexy Italian accent and very easy on the eyes).  The Salon was still new and he was building his clientele.  We took his card and, of course, said “Sure, we’ll give you a try,” and the rest is history.


Almost 8 years later, we are still just as elated with Vincenzo’s every hair cut as we were that first visit. 

We call Vincenzo “Edward Scissorhands” because it is as though the scissors and comb are attached as extensions of his arms and hands! 

He is truly an artist and expert when it comes to cutting and styling hair.  He makes it look so effortless with unparralled precision and attention to detail specific to your head of hair ~ simply amazing to watch!


VP SALON ‘s focus is simple:  “Making Your Hair Look Great!” 

Don’t expect of wide array of additional services, like waxing or nails, VP SALON simply specializes in superior hair design – and it shows. 

The VP professional team has been hand-selected and trained by Vincenzo to compliment his positive vision and energetic style in the salon. 

They view themselves as consultants, and have the knowledge and ability to create individualized looks for any type of lifestyle.

Together with the VP professional team, you can both re-energize the way you look and the way you feel about yourself.


Vincenzo (center left) says “I began my career in hairstyling at the ripe old age of eleven years old.

Yes, like the most talented hairdresser on the planet, at eleven years old. Then, while in my teens, I moved away from my family to live on my own and very independently.

It was then that I took up residence in one of the most beautiful places in Italy – Sanremo – the Italian Riveria. It was here that I thrived and began to discover what life was about.

You can only imagine what my life was like, a very young hairdresser, trying to survive on my own, stay off the streets and succeed, it was there that I found my calling.

So, I remained calm, spiritual and ever trusting of life – and was able to discover that the art of cutting hair was already inside me.

I believe that using scissors on dry hair creates greater precision than any other styling technique—a unique approach that requires years of training, energy, precision, focus, and a desire to create art.

With dry hair, I can organically feel the natural texture of the hair and transform it into a shape that truly flatters clients of all ethnicities and with every type of hair: curly, fine, thick, course, wavy, dry and/or damaged. 

Benefits of cutting hair dry are to give volume and body when needed, or take out unwanted bulk, dryness, and/or frizziness.”

VP SALON is located at 3321 N. Broadway between W. Roscoe and W. Aldine. 

The Salon is open Mondays 2-8 PM, Tuesday thru Friday Noon to 9 PM
and Saturdays 10 AM – 6 PM,  (773) 929 – 7909, info @

“Getting a great haircut should be a stimulating experience.  If I could summarize my passion and life so far – I would say that I have evolved, grown and now thrive happily within the creative world, helping enrich my clients’ lives by bringing out each person’s natural beauty from within.  I look forward to treating you!”  Vincenzo Papasidero 

See for yourself why Best Gay Chicago votes Vincenzo and his team of professionals at VP SALON – Best Hair Design in Boystown!