News & Awards

2017 NATVA Gold winner and ten-time nominee and 2008 winner of NAHA, Shirley Gordon is a magnet for leading hair and fashion publications, including Modern Salon, American Salon, Salon Sense, Essense, In Style, Allure. Her work has also appeared in major ad campaigns for Clairol and Wella. Most recently, Shirley was the recipient of the 2013 Wella Trend Vision Gold Award for Color. These prestigious accomplishments and awards solidify her name as one of the top influences in the hair industry.

Summer Salon Specials

Strands Salon Specials! June 1 – September 1 HAND PAINTING (highlights): $350 Includes highlights & toner. Permanent Color, Shampoo & Style (single process): $0 TOUCH UP, Rinse & Cut: $200 All three services required. Keratin Treatment: $250 Weave: $450 Includes weave installment only.  Other services will be an additional cost. Client must bring their own hair. Call (301) 942-1780 to … Continue reading

Strands Education: Handpainted Hair with Wella Freelights

Shirley Gordon taught a course on the bayalage hand painted hair color technique using Freelights by Wella Hair at Progressions Salon in Rockville, MD. 60 stylists were in attendance from the Washington DC Metro Area, Richmond, and Philadelphia.      

Wig Launch Party

In July 2016, Shirley Gordon celebrated the launch of her Wig Collection with a fabulous runway show and soiree held at Blind Whino in Washington, DC. Learn more at! Photo courtesy of

Shirley G Wig Collection on Fox 5 News
Shirley G on Fox 5

Shirley Gordon was recently featured on Fox 5 News in the morning in Washington, DC. She showcased her favorite wigs and gave style and care advice. Watch the feature online!

Continuing Education: Shirley at Sassoon Academy

Shirley prides herself in continuing her education!  This provides her with fresh new ideas and allows her to present different techniques to her clients.  Most recently, she participated in a class at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Barbara.  The class facilitator was Mark Hayes – International Creative Director for Sassoon and one of Shirley’s favorite industry icons.  The class was … Continue reading