CHICAGO -- Born and raised in Bari, Italy Frank la Fronza was just a child when he started working in salons.
By 18 cutting hair was his career.
He moved to Chicago, built a generous client roster and opened his first salon in 1975.
Today, inside Spa Dilafronza in the Hyatt Regency East Tower, Frank’s famous friends smile out from under frames. The likes of Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra and celebrity clients like Steve Guttenberg, John Ratzenberger, Jack Brickhouse and Harry Caray have all sat in his chair.
It was Harry Caray himself who turned the barber into a lifelong Cubs fan.
Frank says Harry liked to joke, sip vodka and orange juice, and was very specific about his appearance.
“He was so fussy about his hair,” he says. “He didn’t have much hair but I make it look like thick on the sides.”
Frank works six days a week with one day reserved to restock the spa. Frank says he wouldn’t have it any other way and will stay here until the day he dies.
The only break this experienced barber plans to take is if our beloved Cubbies make it to the World Series.
“I’m going to take my day off if we make it.”
151 E Wacker Dr.
Hyatt Regency East Tower
Bronze Concourse level