At Gordon Salon we take the education of our employees very seriously. While working here you will receive extensive, hands on training in many areas. We are customer focused and team driven. The health, well being, and happiness of our employees is very important to us.
As part of our training, we educate you on the fundamentals of working smart, efficiently and ergonomically. Our goal is to empower each employee so that they may have long, prosperous, and fulfilling careers. Since 10-12 hour days are both physically and psychologically grueling, we’ve shortened these shifts to 6-9 hours to ensure you stay healthy. We focus heavily on ergonomics, teaching you how to stand and how to hold equipment properly – to ensure your body can withstand the rigors of the job. Our goal is to empower our employees to have a long, rewarding, fulfilling careers.
For all employees, a positive attitude, ingrained work ethic and polished appearance are a must. Knowledge of Aveda is a plus. Competitive wages, paid training, retirement program, vacation pay, service discounts for friends & family, Aveda product discounts, health benefits and more.
At Gordon Salons, we are looking for the following positions for all locations:
Front Desk Salon Coordinators
To apply, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring it to any of our four salon locations.
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At the Gordon Salons, our stylists are experts and specialize in Aveda color, women and men's cutting, styling, product knowledge, and the interpersonal skills of being a hair designer. We’re looking for stylists with a career orientation, professional look, strong work ethic, happy demeanor, love of the beauty industry, and the ability to learn superb technical skills. All our stylists begin at our salon as assistants and then move onto the floor as stylists after completing our Advanced Training Program.
Qualifications: Illinois cosmetology license and high school diploma or GED. Full time availability only with a two year minimum commitment. All assistants must be flexible and willing to work at all locations for at least a year before being placed at one individual location.
Gordon Salon's estheticians are passionate about pampering and believe in a holistic approach to skincare. You must have a talent for facial waxing, mini facials, makeup applications, and have a soothing demeanor. At Gordon Salon, we do not have a full spa so our esthetician staff normally doubles as front desk coordinators and/or management.
Qualifications: Illinois esthetician license and high school diploma or GED. Aveda experience preferred.
Front Desk Salon Coordinators
Gordon Salon's front desk salon coordinators offer the first and last impression to our guests. We’re looking for friendly, organized, professional, and customer-service oriented people to ensure our clients are thrilled with their experience and are treated with the highest level of care. All salon coordinators will receive training in retail skills, makeup, product knowledge, inventory management, computer operations and more. We welcome employees with special skills, such as graphic design, videography, photography, and copywriting – and will find ways to help you utilize your talents.
Qualifications: All front desk coordinators must be flexible and willing to work at all locations. Full and part time available, full time preferred.
Our salon managers keep Gordon Salon running. We’re looking for salon managers who are highly motivated, organized, are able to easily multitask, and are true mentors. Our managers have the ability to leverage and drive different types of personalities and work with a wide variety of talents and strengths, can anticipate changes within the business environment, and are emotionally intelligent. Our managers review revenue settings, oversee inventory, and are passionate about satisfied customers, the beauty industry, and getting results.
Qualifications: Must start out as a salon coordinator with Gordon Salon. Must have previous salon and management experience, excellent customer service and the ability to demonstrate competence in human relations, technical and conceptual skills.