You’ve no doubt heard the news of our newest salon location in Evanston. The salon is a welcome addition to Gordon Salon. We want to spotlight Margaret, a Master level stylist, from the Evanston stylist team!
While she has only been with Gordon Salon for almost a year, Margaret has had her hands in hair for over 15 years. For as long as she can remember, she has wanted to be a stylist; no other path made sense while she was doing her neighborhood friends’ hair and even her mother’s. Her plan was to attend beauty school right after high school, but her parents encouraged going to college before her time at Capri Beauty College in Oak Forest, IL.
“I am so grateful they said that to me because I was able to grow as a person and become more confident in myself.”
Outside of the salon, she enjoys time with her husband of five years, Jeff. Traveling together has led to some amazing destinations and experiences: Jamaica, Mexico, Amsterdam, Rome & living in some crazy “vintage” Chicago apartments. Along with their two cats, Stanlee and Stella, they are looking forward to expanding their little family.
At the beginning of her career, Margaret loved learning and working with color. She found joy in the self-growth that came from starting a career and continuing her education. Her favorite part of doing hair has now morphed to blonding and the challenge of color corrections, broadening her skill set and learning more about herself. Something Margaret quotes as inspiration in her endeavors is our Evanston salon manager, Ashley.
“After huddling at the start of the day with Ashley, I know I am going to do amazing things and WILL make someone’s day that much better! I feel I can do anything and overcome any obstacle. I just get inspired by her.”
While no one can promise every day will be a good or easy day, Margaret thinks back to advice from when she started as a stylist. “I was taught that we, as stylists, leave our bad day at the door and be present for our guests because you never know what kind of day they had.” The idea of making your own day better by giving positivity to someone else is something Margaret holds true to, especially on those hard days.
Welcoming Margaret into the Gordon Salon team has been a true joy, from all of us. She is an incredible teammate, sharing her knowledge and lifting up everyone around her, guests included! If you are looking to book with Margaret in Evanston, give us a call at 847.266.7777. She is available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday.