Profile : Shirley Gordon


SHIRLEY GORDON Trend Setting Innovator “True Passion Never Dies….. It Lives to Breed Success” is the quote behind the power of Shirley G. 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 symbolic to the highest level of vision and style. Edgy and sassy, with a distinct quality sums up the caliber of work created and designed by Shirley. Top celebrities crave her innovative styling, so she confidently gives them “The Art of Shirley G”. She has had the pleasure of creating coiffures for celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, Chaka Khan, Venus & Serena Williams, Robin Givens, Diana Ross, Selena Ebanks, Robinne Lee, Nicole Ari Parker, Robin Thicke. Most recently, for the 2016 VMAs Shirley had the pleasure of styling Chloe and Halle – Beyonce protégés. In addition to these celebrities, Shirley is frequently called on to style the hair of well-known names in the political and media arena. These include Valerie Jarrett, Mellody Hobson, Mayor Muriel Bowser, and Cathy Hughes. In 2015, Shirley had the joy of styling hair for Fashion Week in New York. She styled for well-known fashion designers Philip Lim, Prabal Gurung, Michael Costello. For 2016, she will be styling hair for fashion designers Rodarte and Jeremy Scott. As an award-winning artist, Shirley is passionate about learning from the top icons in the industry. These icons include, the great Vidal Sassoon, Trevor Sorbie, Vivienne MacKinder, ORIBE, Patrick Cameron, Sonya & Christopher Dove. Twenty plus years of training under these educators, has given Shirley the opportunity to broaden her craft, as well as expand to a multicultural clientele. A thirteen time nominee and 2008 winner of NAHA, she is a magnet for leading hair and fashion publications, including Modern Salon, American Salon, Salon Sense, Canadian Hairdressers, H-Trends, Hairdressers Journal, Essense, In Style, Allure. Shirley has been a Wella Trend Vision Winner since 2008. In 2011 and 2013 Shirley was the North American Wella Trend Vision Gold Winner. With her 2013 win, she went on to represent Wella as a Finalist in the International Trend Vision Awards – Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to her NAHA and Trend Vision honors, Shirley received the Bronner Bros. 2013 Icon Award naming her Trailblazer of the Year, and the 2014 Hair-N-Motion Trendsetter of the Year award. Most recently, she was the 2014 North America Wella Trend Vision Bronze Winner. These prestigious accomplishments and awards solidfy her name as one of the top influences in the hair industry. Shirley has graced the stages of many of the hair industries most prominent shows and has travelled internationally to display her talent. When she is not dedicating her time creating a range of designs at Strands Hair Studio, her Wheaton, Maryland Salon, she welcomes every chance to broaden her education. Being a Top Stylist for Wella, Shirley stays at the top of her game when it comes to their Training & Education. Most recently she has added ORIBE and Sharon Blain education to her training. Shirley is not only a member of Intercoiffure America, the most prestigious organization in today’s hair industry, but she is also on their “Artistic Team”, and was recently selected to be a member of the Intercoiffure New Membership Committee. She embraces this membership and recognizes the importance of surrounding herself with successful people. In addition to her “Artistic Team” affiliation with Intercoiffure America, Shirley also proudly represents The Beauty Underground as a member of their “Artistic Team”, and Ebony Underground as their Artistic Director. July of 2016 was the launch of Shirleys amazing wig collection: Shirley G. In addition to her wig line keeping her very busy, Shirley is also planning to introduce a product line for all hair types; and anticipates designing hair for TV and film. She is currently the top stylist for the Real Housewives of Potomac, which airs on Bravo. In her spare time, she is dedicated to her husband and family, and delights in gourmet cooking.

Speciality Services :


Customs Wigs. Consultation by appointment only. Pricing will be discussed during consultation.

$800 60 mins

Shirley specializes in most types of hair extensions. Consultation is by appointment only. Pricing expand

$1800 120mins
Photoshoot/TV/Commercial Hair

Shirley is an expert in styling hair for Editorial/TV/Film

$250 60mins

Our Services :

Hair coloring $150
Natural hair $80
Keratin Treatments $450
Hair cuts $95
Relaxers/Straighteners $95
Blow outs $55
Hair treatments $25
Wedding hair $150

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Monday 1 am to 3 am
Tuesday 5 am to 12 am
Wednesday 8 am to 7 pm
Thursday 8 am to 7 pm
Friday 8 am to 7 pm
Saturday 5 am to 12 am

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