The Team

COLOR/ CUT/ STYLE

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George Charles Long

Owner, Stylist & Color

Color guru, George C. Long, is considered an expert in modern cuts, contemporary color techniques, and flawless straightening treatments. With three decades of experience and a world-class education, his reputation in the hair industry precedes him.

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Joseph Stephens

Stylist, Colorist & Extensions

As one of Chicago’s most exclusive hair stylists and colorists, Joseph Stephens brings nearly two decades of experience. Joseph continues to perfect the art and science of cutting and coloring through on-going education and development, a cornerstone of his illustrious career.

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Jordan McLeod

Stylist, Colorist & Extensions

Jordan McLeod specializes in Beauty.  Using hair coloring, cutting, and extensions with his artistic visions and impeccable attention to detail to work with clients to come up with styles that are individualized to their needs.

CUT/ STYLE

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Jeri Delgado-Ioannou

cut/style/make up - available Tuesday through Saturday

Multi-talented and multi-faceted, Jeri offers high quality haircutting for men, women and children. Her friendliness, patience and high level of customer service make this seasoned hairdresser and educator one of our most sought after stylists. Understanding the importance of a total look, Jeri will consult with her clients in hair, make-up, lifestyle and styling regime to help develop a look that is easily achievable at home. Jeri has worked worldwide, living in London, Paris, Los Angeles, Boston and her home town, Chicago. She has styled celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Bill Murray, Elle McPherson and Donna Karan to name a few and is often called upon to style the looks for New York Fashion Week.

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Mio Sota

cut/style - available Wednesday through Saturday

Born in Osaka, Japan, Mio’s soft spoken and kind demeanor compliment her meticulous and creative personality. Her classic training in haircutting and special event styling is well-represented within the beauty industry through her stunning and inspiring photographic images. Mio enjoys sharing her skills as an educator for TRIO Salon and with Goldwell USA countrywide. Styling since 2003, she has been published worldwide in numerous trade and fashion magazines and was First Place Winner for the America’s Beauty Show STARS Competition (2015). Her continuing accolades include North American Hairstylist Awards (NAHA 2016) Nominee, and the NAHA 2017 Stylist of the Year Winner; Mio has also represented the USA and won the 2017 Goldwell ColorZoom Competition held in Barcelona, Spain.

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Alex Ioannou

cut/style - available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Of Greek descent and raised in London, England, Alex Ioannou (pronounced you-ah-nou) spent ten years with Vidal Sassoon, splitting time between London and the United States, quickly rising to Artistic Director. In his expansive career as hair stylist, educator, and platform artist, his craft expertise has been sought out for the genre of television, commercials, music videos and high fashion runway. His styling magic has also been showcased in makeovers for national talkshows and magazine editorial. Alex is currently a member of Intercoiffure USA and Cosmetologists Chicago and has been involved with The Salon AssociationSalon Success, Aquage, Redken, Unite and Arrojo professional product lines. He was named one of the country’s top hairstylists and salon owners featured in 50 Hairstylists by Rick Morton and as one of The Best Hair Stylists in Chicago by Refinery29.com.

“I prefer to cut a shape instead of a style – this way the shape can be styled many different ways, offering complete flexibility with one’s look.” says Ioannou.

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Cecilia Jimenez

cut/style - available Tuesday through Saturday

A Paul Mitchell Cosmetology School and TRIO Salon Training Program graduate, Cecilia’s attention to detail help define her skill as an expert hair stylist. She specializes in blow-drying and haircutting for all and excels in barbering. Her patient and calm nature make her ideal for the nervous client contemplating a big change. Cecilia’s eye for shape and balance reflect in her hobby as a photographer; you will see many of her transformations often displayed on Instagram, Facebook and other social media outlets.

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Roxy Hernandez

cut/style - available Wednesday through Saturday

Fluent in Spanish, and a native Chicagoan, Roxy is a veteran here at TRIO Salon. Having completed our rigorous training program, Roxy has built and enjoys an established clientele. Excelling in haircutting for men, women and children, Roxy is also skilled in special event and bridal updo styling. She is a certified hair-enhancement and extension specialist using Dream Catchers, Klixtensions and the Platinum Seamless techniques.

COLOR

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Elea Yaksich

colour/texture - available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

A Colour/Texture Department Educator, Elea has been a licensed cosmetologist since 2005. Specializing in Hair Colour and Texture, she is certified in the Arrojo American Wave and Brazilian Blowout (Keratin Smoothing) services. Her creativity and taste in almost any type of music inspires her love for multi-dimensional and natural looking colour, with a
special pop every now and then!

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Sharie Valcin

colour/texture - available Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Of Belizean descent, Sharie specializes in hair colour and hair relaxing. This 2015 and 2017 Goldwell Colour Zoom semi-finalist has worked at TRIO since 2011. Sharie is well-versed in all types of colour techniques including multi-dimensional foil and colour correction. Furthermore, she has a certification in wig making and has been published in trade journals, namely Modern Salon Magazine. Sharie’s classic, creative and stunning colour makeovers are abundant on social media such as Instagram and Facebook.

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Nicole Blangin

colour/texture – available Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Nikki has been a colourist and texture specialist since 2007. Nikki is certified to perform Arrojo American Wave, Keratin Smoothing Treatment (Brazilian) and Thermal Retexturizing (Japanese). Her friendly, professional and likeable personality are just a few reasons why her loyal clientele continue to return. Having recently married and started a family of her own in the suburbs, Nikki’s goal is to redefine the term ‘soccer mom’ wielding her up-to-date highlight and lowlight techniques and use of color balancing for a professional, modern and fun look.

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Vanessa Wyllie

colour/texture – make-up - available Wednesday only

Vanessa has been at TRIO Salon since 2008 and is an accomplished colourist and texture specialist, certified with Arrojo American Wave, Keratin Smoothing Treatment (Brazilian) and Thermal Retexturizing (Japanese). With her current availability of just one day a week, it is highly recommended to pre-book if wanting an appointment with Vanessa.

GUEST SERVICES

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Amanda Busse

Manager

Amanda joins the George Charles Salon team as Manager.

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Leia Taylor

Stylist Assistant

Leia discovered her path into the beauty industry at the age of 15 when she worked reception at her cousin’s hair salon.  Immediately, she saw how transformative the client’s experience could be and made a life altering decision.

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Brianna Williams

Stylist Assistant

Brianna began her journey in the beauty industry with the Aveda Institute in 2014 and has been with George Charles Salon since the beginning. Her artistic talents include all aspects of hair color as well as special event styling and blowouts.

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Kristen Hunt

Stylist Assistant

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Malia Gamen

Stylist Assistant

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Nohemi Capetillo

Reception

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Concepcion Sandoval

Stylist Assistant

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Denise Melero

Reception

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