“True Passion Never Dies….. It Lives to Breed Success”
As a top stylist for Wella, and with decades of training and experience under her wing, Shirley Gordon is a trend-setting force in the hair industry whose name is represents the highest level of vision, style, edge and innovation.
An eleven-time nominee and 2008 winner of NAHA, she is a magnet for leading hair and fashion publications, including Modern Salon, American Salon, Salon Sense, Essence, In Style, Allure. Her work has also appeared in major ad campaigns for Clairol and Wella. Shirley is the recipient of the 2013 & 2011 North American Wella Trend Vision Award. These prestigious accomplishments and awards solidify her name as one of the top influences in the hair industry.
Shirley is on the official stylist team of Intercoiffure America, the most prestigious organization in today’s hair industry. She embraces this membership and recognizes the importance of surrounding herself with successful people. She appreciates the opportunity to network with Intercoiffure businesses and train under the directorship of mentors like Vivienne MacKinder.
Shirley has had the pleasure coiffing celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, Chaka Khan, Venus & Serena Williams, Robin Givens, Diana Ross, Selena Ebanks, Robinne Lee and political and media influencers including Valerie Jarrett and Mellody Hobson. Shirley was also the on set stylist for Black Entertainment Television’s Rip the Runway and BET Awards.
LEARN FROM THE BEST: EDUCATE WITH SHIRLEY
Strengthening Knowledge….Enhancing Creativity….Inspiring Imagination
Staying educated is the key to success. Shirley Gordon devotes time to train under some of the top icons in today’s hair industry and holds many professional certifications. Shirley shares her knowledge as a Wella Professionals representative and teaches classes to stylists at her salon, Strands Hair Studio in Washington, DC, and globally.
“Through my own personal experiences, I have learned the importance of enhancing my creativity and increasing my range of knowledge. My journey continues as I balance teaching the fundamentals and expressing the importance of having the freedom to imagine. Having talent of such magnitude and the power to educate others presents opportunities of great success, not just for me, but for those aspiring stylist under my guidance. I have immense gratitude for this gift that I willingly share with others.” – Shirley Gordon
JOURNEY TO GOLD
This behind-the-scene short documentary follows Shirley Gordon’s journey as she becomes the 2013 Wella TrendVision Gold Award Winner.