Meet

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Gordon Family

4th & 5th Generation Hairstylists

As a fourth generation hair stylist, the beauty industry is truly in Tony Gordon’s blood. A former Aveda Purefessional & an Intercoiffure member for over 10 years, working NYFW and working with large fashion house names like Versace. He is passionate about growing hairstylists into haircutting & coloring masters.

Tony's great-grandmother was a wig maker for the Chicago Lyric Opera. His grandmother was a principal of the American Beauty Academy in Chicago, founded Elizabeth Gordon Hair Designs in Hyde Park, and was considered to be one of the top colorists of her time.

 

His father, Jerry Gordon, was a legacy in the Chicago land hair industry. Jerry owned one of the first Aveda Salons in the United States, J. Gordon Designs, and was recognized as the 1990 Hair Salon Owner of the Year. Tony's sister, Katherine Gordon, is a hairdresser in New York and Los Angeles and has worked with numerous celebrities on films and television. 

 

Pamela is also a multi-generational hairstylist and started in the hair industry with Tony. She has worked on the floor in every location Gordon Salons has opened, being the first Senior Master Stylist at Gordon Salon and continuing to provide her award winning team with the leadership and guidance necessary to build a successful career in the beauty industry by providing above and beyond services for her guests.

Tony and Pam's two children, Jessica and Michael Gordon are 5th generation hair stylists and have been working with the Gordon Salon teams on the floor and front desk for over 20 collective years. Both are business graduates as well as passionate hair designers. They have done hair on stage with industry legends, competed for Intercoiffure Nouveau & won next generation leadership awards 2 years running by the 2-to-10 Conference. Currently, Jessica is a stylist and the Director of Human Resources For Gordon Salon and Michael is the Director of Marketing and a Finance assistant.

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We at Gordon Salon believe that continuing education beyond beauty school is crucial to the overall success and longevity of any hairdresser's career.
 

Every stylist on our team has extensive knowledge of their field. Our rigorous training program ensures that all Gordon Salon hair designers receive expert education, specializing them in both cut and color. 

Additionally, we firmly believe that your overall wellness is sacred. We proudly use only Aveda’s naturally-derived products. By tapping into the essences of plants and flowers, we ensure only the healthiest ingredients touch your skin and hair while conserving the planets resources.

OUR HISTORY

1999

Gordon In Ravinia

465 Roger 

Williams Ave.

Highland Park, IL

Tony and Pam Gordon founded Gordon Salon in 1999. Upon opening their first location, Gordon in Ravinia, they sought out to solve a prevalent problem that most salons were facing at that time.

"As Salon owners, one thing that we knew was that the salon industry lacked advanced, consistent training available to stylists after they graduate beauty school. Because of this, we saw a lot of hair dressers becoming burnt out and switching careers after a few short years. It saddened us that so many people failed to accomplish their dreams of becoming successful stylists. So, we created a training program that addressed those issues." states Tony.

2003

Gordon In Lakeview

3336 N Clark St.

Chicago, IL 

The second location was opened a few blocks down from Wrigley Field in North Lakeview in a 100 year old historic brownstone. The Salon was expanded to 2 levels with a full Spa & education center in 2005. From 2003 until 2017 we saw over 5,000 clients and did most of our early education training in our education center on the spa floor. The historic building was eminently domained in 2017 by the City of Chicago for the planned Red & Purple line CTA expansion which knocked down 21 buildings along N. Clark Street. At the time it was the largest CTA expansion project in Chicago history, but luckily allowed us to easily transition our stylists and staff to our new Lakeshore East location, opened in 2017. 

2007 

Gordon In

Highland Park

653 Central Avenue

Highland Park, IL

In 2007, Pam and Tony relocated their Ravina salon to Central Ave in Downtown Highland Park. As residents of Highland Park themselves, Tony and Pam love being able to interact with the members of their community on a regular basis. This salon is conveniently located next to amazing restaurants and shopping for those looking to spend an entire afternoon downtown. 

2009

Gordon In Wilmette

3232 Lake Ave.  Suite #160

Wilmette, IL

Gordon Salon in Wilmette emanates beauty and wellness. Located right off of the Eden's Expressway, it is located in the perfect place for guests who may be coming from different suburbs of Lake or Cook County. Wilmette is also where Pam Gordon can be found working her magic on the floor on Tuesdays and Saturdays! Our Wilmette Salon is a cozy environment and home to our largest Gordon Salon team, currently with 16 Gordon Salon stylists in total. 

2014 

Gordon In Glenview

1992 Tower Dr.

Glenview, IL

Enjoy all the natural light and beauty of the Glenview Town Center at Gordon Salon. Located in a gorgeously rehabilitated airplane hanger from the 1950's, our Glenview locations soaring ceilings and prominent corner location is a beautiful sight to be seen. Relax and rejuvenate your look at this conveniently located salon around historic modern artwork. This two story space is home to a large portion of the Gordon Emerging Artist program. The Town Center is filled with things to do such as see a movie or take a pilates class. Plus there are tons of places to eat and shop, making this location a perfect spot for your regular hair appointments. 

2017 

Gordon In

Lakeshore East

333 E Benton Pl. Suite #106

Chicago, IL

Nestled in the hidden gem of downtown Chicago is Gordon Salon in Lakeshore East. Tucked away behind the Blue Cross & Blue Shield building on East Randolph is a picturesque park filled with restaurants, shops, a Mariano's grocery store and now Gordon Salon. The team of the former Gordon in Lakeview relocated to this space at the the end of 2017.

 

We are able to validate parking in the Marianos parking garage for up to 3 hours for $4. If parking is an issue, public transit to Lakeshore East is available via the CTA Bus Route #60.

2020

Gordon In

Evanston

2018 Central St.

Evanston, IL

Currently under construction, Gordon Salon is located at 2018-2020 Central Street in downtown Evanston in a 101-year-old historic brownstone, just a few short blocks from Northwestern University's campus. The biggest space yet, we are thrilled to open this location up later this year! 

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