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. The two became official business partners in 1988 and have blended their families and careers successfully since. Fast forward to today, over 37 years later, and see together they’ve grown that 5-chair studio to 3 salon & spa locations with over 40 employees and new business partners including Evonne’s daughter, Gina Rutz-Sowa, who owns & operates C’zar Wheaton. 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.
We are committed to sustainable and cruelty-free, vegan beauty. As proud long-time members of the exclusive network of Aveda and Davines salons, both certified B-Corp™ brands, our guests and team alike can feel good about the products we use and the buying decisions we make.