It's always nice to stumble across hidden gems in the city, especially when they relate to the beauty industry. George Gonzalez, owner of George - The Salon and hairstylist for HARPO recently held a swanky cocktail party at the "not-so-obvious" beauty space in River North. A warm and inviting space welcomes you once you successfully make it out of the wobbly elevator, and the view, well let's just say it comes in at a close second to the view from the Hancock building.
Most Chicago-based hair studios offer full service amenities that range from color treatments to Brazilian blowouts and thermal straightening, but George - The Salon offers much more. Skip the pretentious staff members and snobby doorman greetings. Gonzalez and his entire team exude passion and humility that warrants giving back to the community and a "service first" attitude. "I tell my team everyday that yes, it's important for them to love what they do, but more importantly, it's about the quality of service. That's what we're all about", said Gonzalez. In addition to beautifying modern day Chicago women, Gonzalez is fully committed to community service.He is currently working with various women's shelters, "On Your Feet Foundation," and a product line for organizations that bring awareness and support to those who are victims of domestic violence. Now, that's what I call a true "gem in the city."
To schedule an appointment or consultation, please call (312) 923-9444. George - The Salon is located at 23 West Hubbard Street.
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