News & Awards

2017 NATVA Gold winner, 2013 Wella Trend Vision Gold winner, 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. These prestigious accomplishments and awards solidify her name as one of the top influences in the hair industry.

Chic Look in Sheen Magazine

Pick up the September 2017 Issue of Sheen Magazine and look for this chic look, featuring hair styling by Shirley Gordon!

Wella Trendvision 2017 Optical Illustion by Shirley Gordon
Shirley Wins Gold at the Wella National TrendVision 2017 Awards

She did it! Shirley Gordon’s afrofuturist look won gold in the Creative Vision category of Wella National TrendVision Awards high fashion hair styling competition. This is the first time the United States … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Bangstyle Shows Shirley Supreme Love

Shirley’s grey and lavender updo was featured as one of the 2017 Supremes on, the ultimate digital resource for the hair obsessed that sets out to create a unique, … 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 … Continue reading

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! … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Shirley Gordon at the International TrendVision Awards 2014
Bronze! North American TrendVision Awards

Shirley Gordon competed in the Wella Professionals 2014 North American Trend Vision Awards (NATVA) show in Los Angeles, CA on July 20th, 2014 where she won the Bronze Awards for Color. Winners of this prestigious competition were … Continue reading

SP LuxeOil by Wella
Wella SP LuxeOil Collection

Shirley Gordon is the brand ambassador for Wella’s new SP LuxeOil Collection. SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL LUXE OIL uses a reconstructive Transform Technology that benefits hair inside and out, while protecting it … Continue reading