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.

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 Wella team has won the national competition in this category. Shirley will now move on to compete in the Wella International TrendVision Awards competition taking place in London, UK on October … 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 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

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, interactive community environment to celebrate the artistry, talent, passion and creativity of the hair artist.

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.