Jerry Gordon, who passed away in November 2016, was a former president and show chairman of Cosmetologists Chicago and America’s Beauty Show. Jerry owned with his wife Karen the eponymous J Gordon Designs in Chicago, served as president of Cosmetologists Chicago, served for years as vice president of Intercoiffure US and Canada and steered the association to great success with his unrivaled connections and passionate love for the salon industry.
The Jerry Gordon Salon Business Leadership Award was established in early 2015 to celebrate and honor not only Jerry’s contributions to our industry, but also to honor an individual who represents the highest ideals that Jerry championed in his business and styling career. He believed that only a few industry colleagues have led the industry with sound business practices while having been major contributing factors in the overall success of the American professional business. The Directors on our Board unanimously believe and acknowledge that you represent and reflect Jerry’s ideals.