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By admin - December 04 - Comments (0)

RED 7 SALON is officially CLOSED. We thank you for the many great years of business.

Journeys begin. Journeys end. We’ve had a fantastic ride with RED 7 SALON through the past 15 years, but have now come to our final transition point…the end. We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our dear clients. Your support and encouragement has been such a blessing to us both – in the good times and the not so good. Your friendship and laughter has been a respite against the dreariness that the world can sometimes bring to us all. We deeply thank you.

We’d also like to thank the many we have employed @R7S since 2002. Small business is tough. Our policies, practices, and perceptions have never been perfect, but our intentions were. We tried our best to welcome staff into a space that was a unique place of education, purpose, and respect. Our only hope is that you look back at your memories @R7S with a fondness, reflecting on the fantastic team that you met and worked with – all hired out of a desire to be true to one’s self and to create a work utopia;)

We are proud of the major accomplishments achieved, the awards received, and the recognition earned in our industry. RED 7 SALON was our playground, our workshop, our art studio…a safe place…for many. We have witnessed life-changing moments happen inside our doors; a battered woman regaining confidence again because of her hair make-over, an elderly person who finally felt seen/heard, a trans individual who was accepted and valued from the “get go”, and even a wedded couple who met under our employment. What special gifts we were a part of…what an honor.

We apologize to those who are upset by this news. We know change can be difficult. We would encourage you, instead, to focus on the future possibilities this could bring. After all, life is supposed to be good.

David Kafer & Jason Hall (Co-founders/Owners, best friends, and a married couple who believes in finding their joy).

#red7changemakers / #favoritechicagosalon / #red7salon / #hairbetterment


By admin - November 17 - Comments (0)

Join R7S this Wednesday, 11/22, as we will be celebrating how THANKFUL we are for everything! This year, we will be working with Common Pantry, a supportive not-for-profit organization that addresses food insecurity & poverty in our community. For every $1 that you donate, they feed 4 people! Wow…amazing. For every dollar we collect to give to Common Pantry on your behalf, R7S will match it!

Also, we will have some special CLIENT APPRECIATION moments too…! Stop by to feel all the surprises:) Thank you for another great season. At R7S, you are so much more than a haircut, a haircolor – you are a RELATIONSHIP that we treasure. We hope you know and see that.

David & Jason (R7S Co-Owners/Founders) | #thankful | #favoritechicagosalon

NOTE: The salon will be CLOSED on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (11/23, 11/24, & 11/25) in order to enjoy the holiday! We will reopen on Tuesday, 11/28 @ 10AM (all emails/voicemails will be returned at that time). Thanks.

By admin - October 28 - Comments (0)
We are so excited to be carrying ANTIDOTE Chocolate for the holidays! A wonderful small business, out of Brooklyn, that handcrafts super yummy chocolate bars. Most are dark varieties with some milk options as well. Here are the flavors we will be retailing…
Hybris (mango + juniper), Kakia (coffee + cardamom), Gaia (vanilla + nibs), Aletheia (ginger + panela), Hebe (rose salt + lemon), Magician (strawberry milk chocolate), & Explorer (milk chocolate). Incredibly affordable for the exceptional quality – 2.3oz is $9. Check them all out while @ #favoritechicagosalon Limited supply…great stocking stuffers!
By admin - October 18 - Comments (0)

Ever wonder who makes the Further Lotion (used for all our complimentary hand massages) and Further Hand Soap (used in our restrooms)? Well, here is Megan & Marshall (in L.A.) hard at work making it all happen…! We LOVE small business and have carried their products and supported their wonderful brand for 5 years now:)

What’s makes Further different? All products are derived from locally sourced depleted vegetable oil, refined into biofuel and then artfully converted into exceptional glycerin soap, glycerin lotion, and soy candles. Their biofuel distillation process drives their cars, and the pure glycerin byproduct drives Further. Fragrant oils of bergamot, olive and bergamot are combined to create products that are at once fresh, sustainable, and pleasingly aromatic. Groovy, right?

CLICK HERE to learn more about FURTHER.


By admin - October 13 - Comments (0)

We were so excited to find out from Salon Today Magazine that we were honored in 2017’s S.T.A.M.P.’s Marketing Awards again! This time in 2 different categories – “Television Program” AND “Mission Statement”.

Our specialized video , highlighting David Kafer’s (R7S Master Stylist) 25th year anniversary in the salon industry, was featured on a local Chicago TV (WBEZ) special featuring successful business owners and their stories. Our mission statement, which we’ve had for the last 15 years, was highlighted in a different way…as a graphic on our station mirrors…making sure that clients continue to know what we’ve always stood for.

A big KUDOS to Jason Hall (R7S’s Managing Director) for always pushing different ideas on how the R7S brand can be one step further and developing these, and many other, projects. Congrats!

By admin - September 23 - Comments (0)

DAVID (R7S’s Master Stylist/Co-Owner) and ANNA (R7S’s General Manager) had their mother, JAN KAFER, pass away @ her home in Kenosha, WI on Monday, August 21, 2017 at the age of 78. This was a huge loss for them, but also for our entire company. Jan was such an amazing fan/supporter of RED 7 SALON throughout the years! She helped to cater one of the very first fashion shows (back in 2003), made huge pots of chili for one of our very first “Fall Festival” staff parties (2007) and has visited the salon many times since the beginnings. She was a special spark of energy (kind/witty/giving) to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed.

In lieu of flowers, Jan requested that all memorials be donated to Women & Children’s Horizons of Kenosha, a wonderful organization advocating for the victims of domestic and sexual violence. This final gesture, alone, should tell you a lot about her…that’s why we will ALWAYS be a true “JANFAN”!

By admin - September 14 - Comments (0)

To celebrate the first official day of AUTUMN (on September 22nd), we will be…

  • * serving spiced Apple Cider (virgin and spiked;)
  • * crunching on Atomic Cinnamon Fireballs
  • * dressing in our best layers w/flannel
  • * listening to Simon and Garfunkel (“Leaves that are green turn to brown” kinda says it all, no?)

So, you gotta make an appointment and stop by R7S…it’s gonna be a true fall fest!

By admin - August 28 - Comments (0)

We are proud to welcome two new Bumble and bumble products to our product offerings @ R7S! “Save The Day” Protective Repair Fluid (2 sizes, $25/$45) and “While You Sleep” Overnight Damage Repair Masque ($49). They both have Camellia Oil in them and are great for reviving damaged hair from heat styling. They are best for clients who frequently color, over-style, spend a lot of time in the sun, or live in a metro area w/heavy pollutants ( like Chicago:). Talk to your R7S Stylist/Colorist today to get advice on these newbies.

By admin - August 03 - Comments (0)

During AUGUST, we will hold a raffle each week. To enter the raffle and earn tickets, here are the options:
* Check-in (while @R7S) on Facebook = 1 Ticket
* Purchase 1 product (any size) = 1 Ticket
* Pre-book 1 future appointment = 1 Ticket
* Follow us on Instagram (while @R7S) = 1 Ticket
* Donate $1 toward our recycling efforts with G2Revolution = 1 Ticket
NOTE: There are no limits on the number of tickets you may earn during the month. More tickets…more chances to WIN!

* Week 1: 1 Winner of any 8OZ sized Shampoo & Conditioner
* Week 2: 1 Winner of any Liter sized Shampoo & Conditioner
* Week 3: 1 Winner of FREE Haircut (w/your Stylist)
* Week 4: 1 Winner of FREE Haircolor (w/your Colorist)
NOTE: Each week’s winner will be announced in the following week.


By admin - July 20 - Comments (0)

Check out this amazing BEFORE & AFTER Creative Color Correction on R7S client, Brooke! Are you looking for a hair transformation? Schedule a time w/us today:)