Our Story

The original Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio was established nearly 40 years ago by top stylist Robert LaMorte, and it has continually evolved with the times. Today, Robert Jeffrey Hair Studio locations are run in partnership with Patrick Fuller, Rosa Viruet and Jeanette Kemble. This reflects Robert’s forward-thinking vision of partnering with the best of his staff to create a pathway for success.

At Robert Jeffrey, all of our staff members receive a top-notch beauty and grooming education. They go through a lengthy and renowned post-graduate training program that focuses on creating a completely customized look for every client. Stylists also attend monthly advanced-education classes with top educators, so they can always offer the latest in classic styles with an edge. This extensive training program has produced some of the most talented stylists in Chicago.

Our progressive, tiered-pricing approach allows our clients to enjoy the highest-quality work, superior customer service and personalized style options—all in a welcoming environment.

Robert Jeffrey Milestones

Women’s Causes

In 1995, Robert LaMorte received an Award of Distinction for his efforts in breast-cancer awareness-promotion from Y-Me, a national organization that promotes breast-cancer education and awareness. (Today, Y-Me is known as the Breast Cancer Network of Strength™.) Robert was also instrumental in creating Y-Me’s “Paint the Town Pink” program.

International Photo Shoots and Fashion Leadership

The Berlin Wall fell in November, 1989, and Robert was the first American salon owner to conduct a photo shoot at the Berlin Wall (February, 1990). His fashion-forward shoot was awarded the cover of American Salon magazine. Additionally, the salons’ work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazines.

Technological Advancement

In 2000, Robert Jeffrey was among the first salons to embrace online booking. Today, each location offers the most cutting-edge services and advanced hair care products, as well as the latest cutting and coloring techniques.

Global Efforts

Robert Jeffrey was the first salon to embrace the 2002 United Nations Foundation’s Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Robert LaMorte personally accompanied the vice-president of the UN Foundation’s Global Fund to Paris, where he introduced global beauty-industry leaders to the program.

Community Support

In 2005, Robert Jeffrey was among the first salons to hold a Disaster Relief Cut-A-Thon for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Today, all Robert Jeffrey locations are involved in local causes important to their communities, including showcasing local artists, fundraising for local grade schools and sponsoring a float at the Chicago Pride Parade.