We’re sure you’ve heard the news. The talk of our Evanston location has permeated throughout the last year, in all Gordon Salon locations. The opening date was postponed multiple times and the patience from our guests was incredibly appreciated. We are happy to report that just a few short months ago, on June 16th, 2021 our fifth salon located in the heart of downtown Evanston has officially opened and we couldn’t be more ecstatic!
Our Evanston salon is located at 2018 Central Street, across from Independence Park, in between Lush Wine Bar and Four Finches Flowers & Gifts. We are excited to have some really fun and interesting neighbors and businesses along Central Street. The space itself is over 100 years old. Prior to Gordon, you may remember it as the former Copenhagen Salon. The skeleton of a
great space was there, the interior just had to be restructured. The floors are swirled marble epoxy, the mirrors are attached to the walls, backlit with fluorescent lighting. The chairs are all black leather with silver accents to give the space a very modern and sleek look.
Did I mention the salon is massive?! I would say it’s our biggest location - salon floor wise - yet! The salon has 14 chairs and 2 different shampoo rooms. We also have a green or “living wall” that took about a whole day (and then some) to complete! Paired with the living wall are two original light fixtures from the original location of Gordon Salon in Ravinia!
Everyone worked very hard behind the scenes to ensure that clients are well taken care of and that our space is as perfect as possible. Setting up a whole salon doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes a dedicated and resourceful team to put everything together with love and care, combing through (pun intended) every detail until you are satisfied with the outcome. Then, you do it all over again.
With a new location, you’ve got a new team! You'll see some familiar faces & some new faces rounding out our team. We are ready to make waves together in Evanston!
From the Wilmette location, we have Marie, Margaret, and Ursa, all veterans in the hair world and Professional level stylists. Marie is a part of the Gordon Salon education team, helping to prep GEAs for the salon floor. Margaret was the color educator at her previous salon before Gordon so you can trust you are in great hands. Ursa is newer to our Gordon team, an exceptional and truly great well-rounded stylist.
Ronnie, a haircutting specialist, has joined our team as another Professional level stylist. She’s won NAHA (North American Hair Awards) awards and is really an expert at cutting. Those of you who’ve visited our Lakeshore East location will recognize Stacy, another veteran stylist who will frequent our neck of the woods on Sundays. She is a Professional level stylist and you will her chair feeling refreshed and as good as new!
Concluding our parade of Gordon team members is Ashley and myself (Lexa), both previously from the Glenview Gordon Salon team. Ashley is our salon manager, working with clients at the front desk while making sure the stylists’ days run smoothly behind the scenes. You won’t meet a happier and more uplifting person than Ashley. I, myself, am a Gordon Emerging Artist or GEA-A though I have been doing hair for about six years or so. (There’s three levels to GEA: C, B, then A before you become a Professional Stylist. So, I’m almost there!)
In conclusion, whether you need a trim or a whole color shift, the team at Gordon Salon is always there to provide the ultimate salon experience to all. The experienced salon staff at every location is well prepared to take care of everyone we see behind the chair or speak to over the phone. Come visit us at Evanston, where your hair dreams become a reality.