Photos provided by Yvenetta Midge Welch

Hair Issues barber and beauty salon is widely known as the hub for Chicagoland’s best hairstylists and barbers. From entertainers to reality stars, Hair Issues is often patronized by Chicago’s elite. Owner Yvenetta “Midge” Welch is one savvy businesswoman with a heart of gold. Each year, Hair Issues gives away fully stocked bookbags, free haircuts, and hairstyles to local children at their annual back-to-school event. The salon also hosts annual food drives during the holidays.

Welch is opening a larger and lavish downtown Chicago location. She recently held a formal grand opening that brought out everyone from “Black Ink Crew Chicago’s” Ryan Henry to fellow well-known salon owners, longtime clients and more. While Welch slayed in custom-made attire, guests enjoyed a live band, red carpet photos, champagne fountains, and amazing food.

Hair Issues’ new location is in Chicago’s prime South Loop area at 68 East 21st St.

Check out pictures from the grand opening below. Photos provided by Yvenetta Midge Welch.

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