1897 — Robert's great grandfather Nunzio Sanzi immigrated to the USA from Pantone, Catanzara Italy with his young wife Carmelia on his naturalization documents he listed Barber as his profession. Hence leaving Robert an Official United States Document that he is indeed a 4th Generation Hairstylist.
They had 5 children one of these was Robert's grandfather Nick Sanzi, he also
chose barber as his profession, seeing an opportunity to expand business he
went back to school to get his cosmetology license. At that time men and
women were segregated and men went to the barber shop and women the beauty salon. His grandfather was the first in his county to be licensed in both Barbering and Cosmetology subsequently he could then work on both men and women in the
the same salon.
1940's — The Sanzi name was synonymous as the premier hair salon in a bustling county seat during the coal/coke boom in Western Pennsylvania. Nick unfortunately suffered a massive heart attack and passed. Ann his wife
(Robert's grandmother) had 3 young boys at home to take care of, she moved
swiftly to put them into boarding school and she went to beauty school to
become a licensed manicurist to keep the family business thriving which she
continued until her passing in 1999.
2 of Ann's 3 sons went on to have lifetime careers as hairstylists, Ron had
several salons and multiple beauty schools where many of his children went to
learn the craft and work. Ray the youngest son also went on to a long and
successful salon and platform education career. His 3 sons were also hair
1960 - 1980's — Fran Sanzi (Robert's Mom) is finally convinced and begins working for Ann Sanzi as a prestigious hair stylist who was working at the time in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pa It was here at Sanzi Hair
Fashions that Richard (Robert's dad) was home on break from the Air Force
and met Fran, they fell in Love had 2 boys and opened up their own salon
called Fran and Marci's (Robert's Aunt).
1988 — Robert withdraws from engineering classes @ the University of Pittsburgh and is convinced by his father and cousins to give his uncle's beauty school a try. Catching on quickly he soon begins to win haircutting
awards and wins the Pennsylvania State cosmetology Grand Champion Award 3 years in a row in Male and Female hair cutting. During this time he is a
platform educator for Paul Mitchell and Abba products and managing a very
1989 — Fran Sanzi opens Expressions in Hair and convinces Robert that West Virginia needs his skill set, he is still working here to this day....
Robert is also a 3rd generation hairstylist on his Mom's side.
1992 — Fran Sanzi is diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoes extensive surgeries and treatments for several months. It is at this time that Robert begins to research healthier safer alternative hair care and body products
for use in his salon for a safer environment for both staff and clients. He
soon found out he was at the forefront of a new movement in the beauty industry....
2007 — Robin Sanzi (Robert's Wife) convinces Robert that with all this family history and knowledge he has it's time to begin our own product line and use the family name. Robert knows this is no easy task but begins the
process, after several failed attempts, he fires the first lab and moves on
to a very successful formula (color true shampoo) the first high lather
sulfate and paraben free formula on the market. Sanzi Performance Organics
is Born.... Robin and Robert begin to evolve the product line into using
Organic Ingredients, ensuring Cruelty Free ingredients for a Vegan Formula
and the staple of the brand still to this day - High Performance Sulfate-Paraben-Gluten-Free Organic Vegan formulas - so everyone can have a great hair
day! Sanzi Performance Organics is, an exclusive line of hair + body
products co-created by Robert + Robin Sanzi. Robin Sanzi is a well respected Aesthetician with an eye for beauty and co-creating hair + body products. Sanzi Performance Organics has products your audience will absolutely love and share the same important message: to keep our Earth clean and safe, to use products that are organic and healthy, and who are concerned about providing non-toxic, high performance products for themselves and their families.