Gia Wendt has known the power of a good cut from a young age. Before stepping foot into New York fashion week and working with some of the most renowned hair stylists in Chicago and L.A., Gia spent her time admiring her mother’s cut and style work from the basement of her childhood home. With professional training from Paul Mitchell the School and apprenticeships from masters in the field such as Marianne Strokirk to celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel, Gia has built a wide repertoire of experience that has led her to work as a free-lancing style and cutting specialist in Chicago’s River West neighborhood. As a cutting specialist, Gia’s ultimate goal is to help her clients feel empowered from the moment they sit in her chair, to the moment they look in the mirror. She backs her approach with expertise in diverse hair types and cutting techniques to help clients reach their healthiest head of hair. With a commitment to caring for her client’s health and well-being, Gia continues to challenge her technique by engaging with the top cutting specialists and editorial stylists. From wig masterclasses in Beverly Hills with Adir Abergel and Pablo Kuemin, to men’s grooming courses, and technique-training to cut curly hair at The Hive Salon in Minnesota, clients can trust that Gia uses the most up-to-date techniques in the industry. While Gia aims to provide the best cutting and styling experience to people who sit in her chair, Gia holds the same value in educating her clients on how to follow through with their hair care routine. As a brand ambassador and educator for Virtue Labs, a brand focused on hair repair treatments and restoration, she understands the power of offering clients quality products to achieve their desired look even after their appointment. When she’s not behind the chair at the SPACE, you can also find Gia volunteering to provide professional cut and styling for underserved families in her local community and continuing education as a certified meditation teacher. With a deep love and passion for her labor, she aims to bring together the power of mindfulness to her business ventures and ultimately creating the most relaxing and transformative experience for those she meets.