KE Salon is named for the two owners, Kemal Kelesoglu and Elena Velgjini. Kemal and Elena met in 2004 at another salon in Lincoln Square. After working side by side for 5 years, they ventured out to start their own salon. After working for a year on their own in another neighborhood, they returned to the Lincoln Square area to open KE Salon. With over 15 years of combined experience, KE Salon's philosophy is to provide their customers with professional yet affordable hair styling.


Kemal began working with hair styling in Istanbul, Turkey. After apprenticing at a salon, he owned a salon for two years before moving to Chicago. Kemal specializes in men's haircuts, children's haircuts and short hair styles. He is also trained in a variety of service specialties, including razor cuts and threading. Clients of Kemal appreciate his personable nature and quick, efficient service. He lives in the Lincoln Square area.



Elena began her career in hair styling seven years ago when she moved to the Chicago area. She specializes in women's and men's haircuts, coloring, and highlighting. She is also trained in the application and removal of hair extensions. Elena will consult with new clients to ensure that her customers are happy with their look. In addition to hair services, Elena specializes in waxing and threading. She lives in the Lincoln Square area with her husband Dani and her son Mateo.