Mercedes will bring her impressive skills and training background to the salon transforming into a mentor and educator. Here, she will partner with owner George Gonzalez to grow his business while guiding his stylists and offering her insights and knowledge as a professional hairstylist for the past 22 years.
“It makes me proud to have created an environment where senior stylists like Mercedes would like to work,” says Gonzalez. “I am honored for Mercedes to use her extraordinary background to nurture and encourage my staff’s talents, educational drive, and styling expertise.”
“The connection and similarities between George and myself made this an easy transition for me,” concludes Mercedes. “We share a strong passion for domestic violence charities which allowed us to first cross paths. I just feel there are no limitations to the professional partnership we can grow and I am thrilled for what the future holds for us all.”
About Mercedes Parrilli: Working for Mario Tricoci and as a senior stylist and the director of education for the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and Spa in Chicago, Mercedes has educated and mentored many of her colleagues with her professionalism and technical skills.
Mercedes' work has been published in Chicago Magazine, a national ad campaign for Bakers Shoes as well as Process and Celebrity Hairstyles Magazines. Publicly, she has appeared on B96 Radio Station, WGN and Telemundo. In Chicago, Mercedes has had the pleasure of designing and directing numerous fashion shows as well as collaborating in different fashion shows throughout North America. Over the years, Mercedes has been inspired through her travels to cities such as New York, Miami, Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Rome and Madrid.
For additional information & to make an appointment, call George the salon at 312-923-9444.
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As a hidden oasis on Hubbard in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, George the salon is a luxurious and serene loft, home to 8 stations featuring the city’s top stylists and colorists. Appearing on and completing makeovers for The Oprah Winfrey Show in addition to styling the series' celebrity guests, George the salon’s top stylists continue their in demand star styling work with Harpo Productions as now part of Rosie O’Donnell’