Crystal grew up in a charming small town in northern Wisconsin. Her ambitions to travel took her to Minneapolis to do hair and study business. Her next journey brought her to Chicago where she has spent the last 10 years growing and pursuing her dreams. Crystal loves life and thrives from the energy and opportunity the city offers. Her salon vision is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere that feels like home.
Crystal has over 15 years experience in the beauty industry and also a business degree from Rasmussen College in Minneapolis. Crystal has always dreamed of owning her own salon where she could do what she loves in a warm and creative atmosphere. Crystal opened Sogna di Vita (Life's Dream) in February 2014. Crystal received her balayage certification through L'Oreal Professionel in New York City. Crystal's drive for perfection has helped in becoming a well rounded hair artist. She loves color, cutting and bridal hair.
Robyn Bilek is a Chicago native and graduated from Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School with honors. She then intensively trained under one of the best in the business (owner & stylist Crystal Gretzinger) and is now Sogna di Vita's newest stylist. Robyn is extremely excited to begin her career in the beauty industry, and determined to be the best she can possibly be. She loves being able to be artistic with cutting and coloring as well as building relationships with clients and making them feel - and look their best. Next time you see her please help us giver her a warm welcome to the team!
At Paul Mitchell the School Chicago Robyn particpated on different teams and honors programs, which gave her an edge on becoming well rounded in all things hair. Along with Crystal, Robyn is constantly looking for outside education and taking classes to stay on top of the latest trends. Robyn truly has a love for hair especially creative color, balayage, styling, and extensions. She loves being able to combine the craft of hairdressing while bringing out the natural beauty in every client.