Lindsey- Senior Stylist & Educator
I am a senior stylist at both of our locations, and also one of the educators for our intern program here at C’zar. I have a strong passion for the work that I do and love that I can come to work every day not feeling as if it is “work.” I have been a stylist for 10 years, 5 ½ of those years I dedicated to teaching other aspiring stylists at the Aveda Institutes in Michigan and Chicago, and getting certified to teach salon professionals the ins and outs of our beautiful, artistic industry. I am always up for a challenge and I love working with all hair types. Thin, fine, thick, course, straight or curly, I enjoy working with it all while teaching my clients how to work with their hair instead of against it--simplifying life for them in the way I know best. I can not say that I prefer any one aspect of hair styling over another. Whether it is cutting, color, re-texturizing services, or special occasion hair styling, I enjoy each one as much as the next and prefer to have that variation day by day. Delivering the best service to my guest from beginning to end and helping you achieve your desires and goals is what I strive for. I am very personable, love to listen to anything you have to share, and truly care about my guests and their happiness. Come on in and let me make your day. (Naperville and Bolingbrook)
Yvette, Senior Stylist
As a senior stylist at C'zar and over 17 years in the industry, my passion for hair is stronger than ever. Working as a stylist for many years, my philosophies have matured to create hair styles that are not only current but easily managed as well. I will personalize each and every color and incorporate it with the right cut—enhancing your individual style and features. How hair looks as it grows out is vital, and I will style your hair with that essential principle. I find my strength resides highly in blow dry styling and I am able to create lasting results for every day wear, or for special occasions. My passion for hair has always thrived in cutting, and I believe my unique skills will ensure you the cut you have always desired. (Naperville)
Gina, Senior Stylist, Educator & Make-up Artist
I, Gina, have been part of the C’zar team since 2007. Prior to doing so, I graduated from the Aveda Institute Chicago and have worked with the Aveda Product line since 2004. In addition to my professional training, I am third generation in this business and credit both my mother and grandmother for years of inspiration. They taught me the “good stuff”…the information that just can’t be taught in school and the skills that will set you apart from the rest. I feel very blessed to be able to come to work every day and do what I love. In turn, my job very rarely feels like “work”. I always have been, and will continue to be extremely dedicated to my craft and advanced education is a constant priority to me. At C’zar, I wear many hats and am truly passionate about each one. My titles include:
-Senior Level Hair Stylist
-Makeup Artist (specializing in both airbrush & conventional techniques)
-Hair Extension Specialist
-Director of Education
It feels as though I am constantly being asked “Which service do you like to do best?” Truthfully, one doesn't stick out more than another. Variety is what keeps me inspired. I tend to look at the big picture and with each guest, use the opportunity to somehow make a difference in their life. If I can help them feel as beautiful on the inside as I make them look on the outside – then in my eyes, my job is complete! (Bolingbrook)
Liz, Senior Stylist
As a stylist at C’zar for over 5 years and a licensed cosmetologist since 2001, my knowledge for this industry is ever-growing. My true passion as a stylist is coloring; whether it is an all over color, or a full foil—I am up for the challenge. I place a high value on consulting with each new client, and ensure that through my consultation you will be comfortable with every service you receive. I will customize each client based on their specific needs and lifestyle, and provide education for each guest on how to maintain their fresh salon look at home. (Bolingbrook)
Rachel, Senior Stylist
Rachel joined the Czar family in August 2009. Formerly a color specialist, Rachel's expertise lies in color and Updo's for special occasions.
In addition to giving very thorough consultations, she makes sure you are not sitting in the chair for hours on end. Rachel's honesty and professionalism is sure to keep you coming back!
Stephanie, Stylist and Makeup Artist
I started my career at Douglas J. Aveda institute in 2006 where I graduated from their cosmetology program; from there I joined the C'zar family at our Naperville location. After completing our training program, I advanced my education further at the Sassoon Academy in Chicago where I completed their ABC and Men's cutting courses. I have also had the unique opportunity to travel to New York where I attended and completed two styling trends classes at the Aveda Advanced Academy. In addition to hair services, I have a passion for Makeup and have been an active makeup artist for the past two years. I have been trained and educated in our Temptu airbrush makeup system and am a part of our bridal team here at C'zar. From the very beginning of my career, I have remained very passionate about continuing education and use that knowledge to provide my guests with the best service possible from the beginning to the end. (Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Kendle, Senior Stylist and Makeup Artist
A professional stylist and esthetician for over 10 years, I use a fresh approach to draw out each client’s unique beauty in each style I create. Hair is my art and I love the process of transforming someone from start to finish. I understood from an early age that hair is not just an accessory; that great hair is the key to feeling beautiful. I am a seasoned stylist and have worked exclusively with Aveda product for over 7 years mastering skills in cutting, coloring and styling. After completing training in New York and becoming certified as an airbrush makeup artist, I now have been helping clients achieve a flawless look for many types of special occasions for over 3 years. I love being versatile in the beauty industry as I am able to provide a wide array of services to my clients in the salon/spa setting. (Bolingbrook)
Ofelia, Senior Stylist and Makeup Artist
In 2010, I kick started and completed my education as a hair stylist in Korea at the Beautiful People Academy. I continued to further my knowledge in 2011 through the Sassoon Academy located in London and successfully completed the Diploma Course. At Sassoon Academy, I was awarded for Best Student, Best Folder and Best Haircut. Prior to joining the C'zar team, I have had the pleasure of working at a reputable salon as a stylist and completed their training program in Naperville and Downtown Chicago.
My one goal is to ensure that my clients are genuinely happy and satisfied with my specialty in styling and the overall experience with me. To me, every day is a new learning experience and I wholeheartedly believe that I can learn from anything and anyone. Continuous education is extremely important in my career, and I will always strive to become better. I wake up feeling truly blessed and excited to be doing what I love daily, and I am looking forward to building long lasting relationships with my clients.
I have been in the salon industry since the age of fifteen and couldn't imagine myself doing anything else. I graduated from Hair Professionals Academy with a true passion for hair and art. I have been fortunate enough to train in New York amongst many talented and inspiring stylists. I believe hair is an important accessory that we wear every day and it should make you look and feel exceptional. I take pride in my craft and the relationships I have formed with my clients. I find my strength in short hair cutting, coloring, and styling as well as men's haircuts. I also really enjoy cutting children's hair, I love kids! It's important to me to be constantly educating myself in new hair trends, staying current in the industry is a must! I walk into work every day with a smile on my face and am so grateful to be doing what I love!
Gina Marie, Junior Stylist
As a Jr. Stylist since September 2010, and a working stylist since 2008, I, Gina Marie would love to be your stylist. I am a family oriented woman, and love to make my guests smile, feel comfortable, and happy. With my passion for this industry, I am consistently participating in continuing education; thriving on the newest trends and techniques. As your stylist, I will work to achieve and maintain the most comfortable and flattering style in both color and cutting services. As well, it is my ultimate goal to maintain the integrity of your hair; recommending and educating my clients on products for their specific hair needs and at home styling. (Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Jessica, Junior Stylist and Makeup Artist
After completing C’zar’s training program in 2012, I officially became a junior stylist. I have a great passion for this industry, and graduated from cosmetology school with honors in June 2011. I aspire to be a stylist focused on accentuating the natural beauty and individuality of my clientele through a variety of services. I am an innovative thinker and am always expanding upon my knowledge. I hope to provide all my guests with the most current and fashion forward styles by attending Aveda’s continuing education courses. Always smiling, my down to earth and easy going personality will keep you feeling comfortable and relaxed while enjoying your visit at C'zar. (Naperville and Bolingbrook)
Elle, Junior Stylist
In December of 2009, I graduated from Empire Beauty School in Lisle, Illinois. I joined the C'zar team in August 2011, and have completed the C'zar education program and many advanced Aveda classes through the Aveda Institute of Chicago. I am very passionate, energetic individual, and a very good listener. I am excited to work hard and grow in the industry here at C'zar. I enjoy a client with fine or thin hair because that has been a challenge that I have always had myself, and do well with that hair type. However, I also love to tame unruly hair with a wonderful blowout. I view your hair as your daily accessory so why not treat yourself and have it be your favorite piece. So come in and make your hair as beautiful as you are! (Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Amanda, Junior Stylist
Graduating at the top of my class in 2011, I received my National Cosmetology license from Capri College. While still in school, I competed in the first ever P&G student stylist competition where I placed in the top 6 student stylists out of the United States. Since school, I have been putting all of my effort into continuing my education through Czar's intern program. My upbeat personality and eye for trendy style is guaranteed to keep my clients fashion forward.
Britney, Junior Stylist
Ever since I can remember I’ve been around and loved hair. I discovered my passion for hair by growing up watching my mother do hair at our home and in salons. My mother was a professional cosmetologist who worked at high end salons in downtown Chicago. In 2010, I graduated from Capri Beauty College in New Lenox, Illinois. I graduated at the top of my class with high honors in every subject. Once obtaining my cosmetology license, I then moved on to an advanced cutting program where I learned all different techniques and haircuts. I joined the C'zar team in 2012 and I am currently in their training program and am eager to learn! I am always watching for up and coming trends in the beauty industry, keeping up with beauty websites and magazines, looking for what’s in but keeping in mind what suits you! My expertise is cutting but I also love color and the endless possibilities that come with it. I look forward to meeting you and making your experience here at C'zar a relaxing one where you'll have fun, feel comfortable and can't wait to come back!
Katherine, Junior Stylist
Graduating from Cosmetology school in 2011, I received my official Cosmetology License and an Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology. Joining C’zar in 2012, I am currently enrolled in our Intern Training Program and could not be any more excited for my future as a full time stylist. I truly take pride in being up to date on all the new trends and styles in the beauty industry. I have always had a passion for hair since I was young, and can’t wait to establish new clients and share that passion with them. My friendly attitude and close attention to detail will make your experience at C’zar unlike any other.
Riley, Intern Stylist
In 2011 I graduated from beauty school and began working in preferred Aveda salons. I have been part of the C'zar team for the past year and must admit I'm thrilled to be starting the Aveda Advanced Education and training and I am excited not only to move forward in my career, but to work alongside and learn from some of the best stylists at C'zar. I pride myself in keeping up with the latest trends and styles and how you look and feel is my highest priority. I love what I do and I want my guests to have the best experience when visiting the salon. My intention is to help you look your best and to give you the knowledge as to how you can achieve that look at home. As my guest your time with me is all about you!In 2011 I graduated from beauty school and began working in preferred Aveda salons. I have been part of the C'zar team for the past year and must admit I'm thrilled to be starting the Aveda Advanced Education and training and I am excited not only to move forward in my career, but to work alongside and learn from some of the best stylists at C'zar. I pride myself in keeping up with the latest trends and styles and how you look and feel is my highest priority. I love what I do and I want my guests to have the best experience when visiting the salon. My intention is to help you look your best and to give you the knowledge as to how you can achieve that look at home. As my guest your time with me is all about you!
Susana, Nail Specialist and Intern Stylist
Danielle, Intern Stylist
Although I am one of the newest members of the C'zar family, I Have been working with Aveda for over 4 years now and have become very passionate about not only their amazing products but also the healthy lifestyle they promote. I started my journey in the professional beauty industry in 2012 when I graduated from Regency Beauty Institute at the top of my class. I love to experiment with new color techniques and pair it with a trendy new cut and style, creating the perfect transformation for every guest. I enjoy putting all my knowledge and skill to the test and seeing what fun new ideas I can come up with. I'm very inspired by the world around me and things I see everyday whether it be in a magazine or on the street next to me. I like to stay very up to date with the latest trends and styles in all aspects of the hair and beauty world. As a stylist I feel it is very important to thoroughly educate every guest in my chair so that they can properly maintain the look they desire, in the easiest and healthiest way. It is my job to make sure every guest receives the best possible service while they're in my chair and I strive to ensure that I achieve that every single day. I believe there is really no greater feeling than making someone feel completely beautiful and confident in themselves, so come into C'zar and let me give you the treatment you deserve!
Tammy, Nail Specialist & Salon Manager
Joining the C'zar team in 2008, I have had the unique position of not only a nail technician but also as a salon manager to both our Naperville and Bolingbrook locations. I have been a practicing nail technician since 2005 and have a great passion for this industry. Working with Aveda for several years, I feel my skills and knowledge are greatly reflective of Aveda’s philosophies and natural approach to salon care. I truly believe all my guests will feel comfortable socializing, relaxing, and enjoying the pampering techniques of each and every one of my services.
(Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Amy, Nail Specialist
I have been a nail technician for over 15 years. I am trained and certified in the latest trends including our shellac “no-chip” manicure. The classic French finish is my specialty. My ultimate goal is to make each and every client feel pampered and relaxed with my massage techniques. I sincerely welcome new and past clients to come and experience Czar’s personable and relaxing atmosphere. I guarantee you will not forget my one of a kind hand and foot treatments. (Bolingbrook)
Kyra, Nail Specialist
I, Kyra, have been doing nails for 26 years and an employee at Czar for over 9 years. I am experienced in manicure services (as well as Shellac manicures), pedicures, and acrylic nails. My outgoing personality and sense of humor ensure all my guests fun, comfortable conversation. I make every effort to make certain my guests receive high quality services and enjoy a luxurious experience. Schedule your first appointment with me today. (Naperville)
Chona- Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist
Since 2009, I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Acupuncturist & Board Certified Herbalist. I received my Masters Degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. Following the holistic tradition of Oriental Medicine, my approach to health and wellness focuses on balancing the body, mind and spirit - often incorporating techniques such as cupping and acupressure. I believe that wellness is rooted not only in the condition of the body, but in the spirit as well. Therefore, it is essential that we become aware of the ways our bodies work so that we can learn how to take care of ourselves. (Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Laura, Massage, Esthetician & Spray Tan Technician
Close your eyes, take a deep inhale—expanding your chest, hold, and exhale—dropping your shoulders down, relaxing your jaw, ears, and eyes. Every person needs to take the time to focus on themselves. Here at C’zar, we all follow that thought; I especially, will help you to take a moment to slow yourself down, breathe, and heal yourself—body, mind, and soul. My massages balance your physical stresses and help stretch and strengthen your body to improve your overall health. By listening to your needs, along with my firm pressure and soothing touch, you achieve the vitality to feel your best. I bring the same massages in to my facial services, focusing on meditative healing. My background in athletics, and education in nutrition lead me to study massage therapy and skin care in 2000—with the goal of helping others find their natural balance. Since then, my full attention has been towards integrative mind and body health; nurturing each and every new client. (Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Mimi, Esthetician, Waxing Specialist & Spray Tan Technician
I have been an esthetician for over 17 years, and a member of C’zar for over 7 years. With my passion for fitness and nutrition, my goal as your esthetician is help each and every guest to maintain a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle—ensuring beautiful long-lasting skin care results. I continually strive to provide a relaxing and nurturing spa experience at each and every appointment. Whether it is a personalized Aveda facial, or a brow wax with a calming eye massage, I hope to provide each guest the opportunity to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Working with Aveda, I have the unique privilege to provide the most natural and relaxing body treatments catered to your specific needs and long-term goals. As well, I specialize in microdermabrasion to exfoliate and revitalize the skin. My goal will always be to gain friendship, comfort, and to diminish any stress you may carry. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. (Naperville)
Jackie, Esthetician, Waxing Specialist, Make-up Artist, & Spray Tan Technician
Working as an esthetician for over 4 years—my philosophy remains, a healthy mind, body and spirit, is essential for achieving and maintaining beautiful skin. My focus as your esthetician is to work with you as a complete person, not only focusing on your skin, but on the treatment of your entire body. Specializing in customizing home skin care, I believe I can tailor a regimen to provide you long lasting results. Not only is it my goal to transform and recondition the complexions of all my guests, but also to build lasting relationships with each and every C’zar customer. Honing in on my waxing skills for over 4 years, I truly love to achieve a full eyebrow and can correct even the most over-tweezed and misshapen brows. I also specialize in Brazilian waxes, making sure each guest feels as comfortable as possible; I work quickly and use techniques to help minimize any discomfort during any waxing service. My positivity and passion for this industry is truly contagious; rarely will you find me without a smile. (Naperville & Bolingbrook)