In 2005, he opened HALO [FOR MEN], a salon that caters exclusively to men. An instant success in the city, Robert Patrizi quickly expanded the business. Currently, Mr. Patrizi owns and manages six HALO [FOR MEN] locations throughout the Chicago area. Each location features a sophisticated environment designed specifically to appeal to urban men. Services include haircuts and styling, shampoo and conditioning, scalp massage, hot towel with facial toner, hand massage, beard trimming, and hair coloring. All services are competitively priced and performed with a high level of professionalism and care. Robert Patrizi earned a Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International in September 2009. HALO [FOR MEN] has achieved wide recognition from leading media sources, including Chicago Magazine, Men's Health Magazine, Playboy Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, ESPN, and Fox News Chicago.
Native to Chicago, Robert Patrizi attended Northern Illinois University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Retail Merchandising in 1999. His early career included a corporate position with James Hardie Building Products, Inc. After making up his mind to pursue his entrepreneurial interest in the salon industry, Robert Patrizi performed research by traveling to select salons in destinations including Los Angeles, New York City, Dallas, and London.
In his personal life, Robert Patrizi contributes to charitable causes. He particularly works to support awareness and treatment for prostate cancer. Mr. Patrizi also enjoys spending time with his family, reading, drinking coffee, boating, and living in Chicago.