About Us


We are Erin Ahern  (cutting and bridal expert) and Caitlin Carnahan (colorist extraordinaire) and together we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome you to City and Shore studios! After 24 and 21 years in the business, respectively, we know a thing or two about what we do and also what you as our clients need. We have worked along side each other for 17 years and trust what we bring to our clients. We are friends, moms, artists, and now co-creators of City and Shore Studios.

City and shore studios offers you the convenience of two locations. One in the heart of downtown Winnetka, and the other in the vibrant and ever growing West Town. We’ve created intimate spaces to enjoy your time while being placed in the best hands in the business, and environments where other artists can come to take care of their clients with ease and feel at home.

Spend time with your stylist away from the mayhem and escape the hustle and bustle. Intimate, private, by appointment only studios where we really get a chance to hone in on what your hair needs so we can meet and exceed  expectations every single time.  Can’t wait to see you!!

– Caitlin and Erin