In 1983, a pregnant Debbie Nachreiner & her husband, Rob, began the build-out of C’zar Hair Design & Day Spa in the quaint riverfront neighborhood of Naperville, IL. It was a 5-chair boutique salon positioned on the second floor of a vintage walk-up studio. Meanwhile, Evonne Rutz had been working as a licensed cosmetologist and barber in both Illinois and in Northern California for several years. At their first meeting, Debbie and Evonne became the best of friends and seemed to be kindred spirits. They often joke their souls have been connected in a past life together. The two became official business partners in 1988 and have blended their families and careers successfully since. Fast forward to today, over 30 years later, and see that they’ve grown that 5-chair studio to multiple locations with over 60 employees and new business partners including Gina Rutz-Sowa of C’zar Wheaton and Eric Sowa of C’zar Male. They credit their success to employing only NICE people who are humble and driven to creating excellence in their work. As C’zar continues to grow long into the future, their priority will continue to be always looking to improve the guest experience by making them feel welcome and valued.
At C’zar we strive to obtain a culture that elevates everyone who enters our space. We believe in a team that is professional, creative and passionate about our industry. Kindness is at our core. We take responsibility to care for the world that we live in and the people that we touch.
Our goal is to enhance your mind, body & soul.
If there is one thing you do for yourself this year, book an appointment at C’zar Male Barber Lounge! You will leave looking good, feeling good, and have had a GREAT experience... at the very least!! I wish there was a way I could prove this via post - but if you are reading this, I never post, they deserve it and I promise you will go right back!!!
I love Czar!! Caitlyn does such a good job. She really listens to what you want and helps you achieve what is best for your hair. I never feel hurried there and they always make me feel like a valued customer. So thankful to have found such a wonderful place! Give them a try!
Never had someone cut hair with more passion. Been going to different barbers and salons my whole life and am happy to say I’ve finally found one with stylists and barbers who continue to build their craft. You can sense the passion for hair. Such a chill fun environment and everyone is so friendly. Would recommend to anyone.
When I came in, I have to tell you, I was nervous. Having not done much of anything very public since March, I wasn't sure what an in-salon expereince would feel like. In these challenging times, it’s easy to have missteps in communication, but Czar really nailed it. There were emails, texts, and calls that confirmed clearly what the protocols are and how they are managed. The staff is impeccably professional. There aren’t enough words to say how spectacular Gina Marie is as a stylist. With all the new protocol, going into any establishment can make me feel like I’m a burden; that by my being there, I’m making more work for the shop/store/salon that I visit. But not here. Her careful consideration of my needs through thoughtful questioning made me feel like a welcomed guest, a friend who just happened to be wearing a mask. Gina Marie goes out of her way to be not only the best kind of professional who takes her education and craft seriously, she is also a really terrific person with varied interests and insights that make conversation easy and fun. This was like a mini vacation in a sea of Covid protocol and stopgaps. Thank you for the relaxing break and the wonderful service. I can't wait to come back!
C’zar is a well-known hair salon/spa 💇🏻♀️ icon in downtown Naperville as well as a few other choice locations in the western suburbs. It is clear to me that the management thoroughly trains their staff to be professional, customer oriented and well versed in their services offered as well as their knowledge of the hair and skin products that C’zar endorses. I highly recommend treating yourself to spend some time at C’zar getting pampered.