We Are CC!

Owner, J. Gordon Designs, Chicago
Hair loss specialist
She has been a licensed cosmetologist for 35 years and is also a Hair Color Specialist. Karen has a Master’s Degree in Applied Business from De Paul University.

Karen Gordon

CC President

Senior Vice President and COO,
Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas
He is a seasoned business owner and operator with more than 30 years of experience in overall salon operations including management, business development, training and education, sales and marketing, product and services, and design and construction.

Larry Silvestri

CC Immediate Past-President

From Senior Master Stylist at Rusk, to Director of Education at Esuchen International, 2011 NAHA Hairstylist of The Year and now Educator/Academy Director for Kuene. Eli has presented his creative designs globally.

Eli Mancha

Design Educator & Academy Director, Keune Hair Cosmetics & Owner, Bang! Salon

A thirst for knowledge and devotion to quality inform his approach to all his work. Whether styling hair, photographing editorial, art directing shoots and shows, or teaching and mentoring the next generation of great stylists, Sal’s goal is to raise the bar, elevate the work, and exceed all expectations. He is also a 2X Leo Passage Trophy Winner.

Sal Misseri

Owner Reverie a Sal Misseri Salon & Kaizen Education

Monika is a CIDESCO Diplomate and licensed esthetics teacher, nail technology teacher, massage therapist, and a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Monika Machej

CIDESCO Diplomate and New Age Spa Institute Founder

An award-winning, in-demand session manicurist Ashley’s work is inspired by fashion and art. She has worked backstage as a lead manicurist at New York Fashion Week. She is Chair of the Nail Elevation committee for the International Nail Technicians Association.

Ashley Gregory

Creator & Director,
The Nailscape

A makeup artist, eyelash extension artist and a licensed esthetician and esthetics teacher. Her experience at national and international levels and aptitude for esthetics are unparalleled.

Katarzyna "Kasia" Armata

CIDESCO Diplomate and licensed esthetics teacher

An ambitious, hardworking hairdresser eager to learn and become the best that she can be, Karla graduated with honors from Pivot Point Academy, Bloomingdale, IL. She received a CC Presidents Scholarship to study at Vidal Sassoon and Muse Beauty Pro Makeup.

Karla Hernandez

Hairstylist/Haircolorist, Zano Salon & Spa