Yvette, Master 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, Master Stylist, Make-up Artist, Hair Extension Specialist, & Educator
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 & Naperville)
Rachel, Master Stylist & Educator
Rachel joined the Czar family in August 2009. Formerly a color specialist, Rachel's expertise lies in color, cutting, and Up-do's for special occasions. Rachel's passion and one-of-a-kind creativity has led her to New York Fashion Week, where she created looks behind celebrity hair stylist Jon Reyman.
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!
(Bolingbrook & Naperville)
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)
Stephanie, Senior Stylist & Makeup Artist
Hi, I'm Stephanie and I joined the C'zar family back in 2007. After completing our training program, I advanced my education further at the Sassoon Academy in Chicago as well as in New York City where I attended and completed two styling trends courses and one editorial makeup course 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 five 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. In my free time I enjoy golfing, going to concerts & traveling. Please visit my personal web page on facebook: All Things Beautiful by SL (Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Ofelia, Senior Stylist & Makeup Artist
Jordan, Senior Stylist
Jordan earned a Bachelor of Arts in photography, sculpture and graphic design from Michigan State University and a cosmetology degree from the Douglas J Aveda Institute in East Lansing, Michigan. He has 15 years of experience in the Aveda network of Salons and Institutes as a hairdresser, colorist and educator. Prior to joining the C’zar Salon team, Jordan served as the Art Director for hair color at the Douglas J Salon and Spa in Okemos, Michigan. He has participated backstage at New York Fashion Week and in contemporary classic and team competitions for the North American Hairstyling Awards. Jordan is passionate about the beauty and fashion industry, and is committed to providing an exceptional, customized experience for every guest.
Annie, Senior Stylist
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! (Naperville)
Gina Marie, Stylist & Hair Extension Specialist
I have been with the C'zar team for 5 years and a working stylist since 2008. Because of my passion for this industry, I continue to take education courses, absorbing the knowledge and respect for the industry I thrive in. Within the past few years I have become: a Certified DreamCatcher Extension Specialist, completed a 5 day Vidal Sassoon Course, and have been working with the curl reduction and hair smoothing Kera-Luxe Keratin product. It is my goal, that when you leave my chair that you feel grounded and refreshed. Horst Rechelbacher, Austrian founder of Aveda, once said, "It's important to let go, calm down, and get grounded. We need to listen to ourselves. When one becomes aware that our present-moment thoughts are not productive, one should simply let them go. Change a negative thought to a positive one."
Jessica, Stylist & 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)
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. I thrive on keeping up with trends and am always intrigued by a challenge. My upbeat personality always keeps a smile on my clients' faces.
(Bolingbrook & Naperville)
Casey, Junior Stylist, Lash & Hair Extension Specialist
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
Hi, I'm Kyra and you can find me at C'zar's Naperville location! I have been doing nails for 28 years, 11 of which with C'zar. My zero-gravity pedicures will make you want to fall asleep, but just about every service with me is comfort & luxury at its best. You can also see me for all your manicure needs - acrylic or shellac no-chip. My outgoing personality & sense of humor ensure all my guests fun, comfortable conversation. When I'm not at work I love to bowl, work in my yard, and play with my dogs. (Naperville)
Laura, Massage, Esthetician, & Spray Tan Technician
My life has been full of activities that demand a healthy body which led me to a degree in Nutrition as well as a career in massage therapy and skin care. My specialty is massages that balance the muscular strengths and weaknesses while engaging the mind which can be as soothing or as therapeutic as your needs request. With skincare, my facials renew the skin while relaxing the body and my waxing techniques are said to be gentle and efficient. I am fulfilled when I am able to help people connect to their inner selves for an overall positive well-being. My lifestyle still includes trying new activities as well as running, hiking, sewing, cooking, and a mindful yoga practice. I do wish to help and inspire others, like you, to be more active and healthy too! (Naperville & Bolingbrook)
Chona, Massage Therapist & Acupuncturist
I am Chona (pronounced Chaw-na), a Nationally certified and IL Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist, as well as a Board certified Chinese Medicine Herbalist. I received my Masters of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Chicago. I have been practicing for over 7 years. I have found that combining massage with acupuncture, along with any herbal and dietary remedies, can create a happy balance for each and every client.My goal is to promote and restore the balance of Qi, the flow of energy throughout the body, which will benefit a wide variety of conditions ranging from aches and pains, digestive disorders to chronic degenerative diseases and infertility. Regular visits are suggested as preventative complementary treatments to decrease stress, improve energy and boost immunity.
Nicole, Massage Therapist
Hi, I’m Nicole, one of the newest members of the C’zar family. Having been in practice as a licensed massage therapist for six years, my specialty is a combination massage incorporating the long, relaxing strokes of Hawaiian Style and Swedish, while paying extra attention to problem areas that require relief. My training has included: Hawaiian Style, Aromatherapy,
Pre-Natal, Indian Scalp, Foot, & Hand Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Hot Stone, Sports, Reflexology, Swedish, & Deep Tissue Massage. As a frequent recipient of massage myself, I understand the unique physical and emotional benefits of massage therapy. I hold a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a master’s degree in art education. When I’m not at work as an art teacher or massage therapist, I can be found travelling, taking classes, or reading. (Bolingbrook)
Julie, Massage Therapist
Mimi, Esthetician, Waxing Specialist & Spray Tan Technician
Skincare has always been my passion, and I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to share it with you. If you’re looking for an experienced esthetician, I’m your person. Whether it is a personalized Aveda or Bioline facial, or a brow wax with calming eye massage, I hope to provide each guest the ultimate in feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Do you have a special event coming up? A wedding, class reunion, or vacation? Then come see me! I can give you that special sun kissed glow with a professional spray tan that will leave others wondering if you just returned from the beach. Safe and extremely natural looking, this is a healthy alternative to tanning beds or hours spent exposing your skin to the dangerous and harmful rays of the sun. Whatever the service, my goal will always be the same; to provide you with a comfortable, relaxing, and nurturing spa experience at each and every appointment. (Naperville)
Jackie, Esthetician, Waxing Specialist, Make-up Artist, & Spray Tan Technician
Hi, I'm Jackie and have been a member of the C'zar family since 2010. My guests often fall asleep during my facials and they always leave armed with an improved skin care routine and glowing skin. If you like your brows full, I'm your girl! I can correct even the most over-tweezed and misshapen brows. I also specialize in Brazilian waxes and work quickly to help minimize any discomfort. When I'm not at work, I'm hanging out with my husband and son, cooking, and practicing yoga. (Bolingbrook)