OUR STORY

Gorilla Salon for Hair and Skin Care offers innovative hair design and a full range of beauty services to set you apart from the crowd. Established in 2002 and expanded in 2012, Gorilla's goal is to provide our guests with exceptional salon services and products in a fun, upscale environment.

Conveniently located in Bentonville 5 miles from I-49 and 1 block west of Walton Boulevard in Northwest Arkansas, Gorilla is an innovative, trend-setting cut and color studio. Our stylists combine expertise in current hairstyles with a solid educational foundation that continually elevates the hair salon industry.

At Gorilla, we know our guests trust us to make them look their best. We take that a step further to make them feel their best. Infused with a fun, playful  approach to guest relationships, you are guaranteed to walk out the door with a style that has heads turning and people asking, "What salon do you use?"

We hope you tell them Gorilla salon. Visit us today to discover a more beautiful you.

 
 

OUR TALENT

Kelsie quickly gained a reputation as an accomplished hair stylist at Gorilla Salon. Kelsie is an energetic stylist that thrives by staying on top of trends in the beauty industry. Recently achieved DevaCurl Level 1 certification. Recognized by Celebrate magazine for her fantastic, special occasion up dos, Kelsie enjoys getting to know her guests and customizing different looks to suit their personal styles. “When I stay up to date on hair styles and make-up trends, I don’t get bored doing the same thing,” she says. Kelsie’s pulse on fashion and hair trends add to her resourcefulness and will give you the look you’ve dreamed of while enhancing the health of your hair. Kelsie holds certifications in Brazilian Blowouts and Hot Heads extensions.

OUR SERVICES

Kelsie Moler

Stylist

Chandler Lee

Stylist

Chandler came to us from Paul Mitchell The School Phase 2 Program in Fayetteville and apprenticed under Gorilla founder, William Earl. She has established herself as an accomplished hair stylist and is passionate about perfecting her craft. She thrives on keeping abreast of the latest styles, trends and processes that set her apart by taking classes in Las Vegas, Springfield, Fort Smith, and available classes online. Recently achieved DevaCurl Level 1 certification. She specializes in all things color including balayage, highlights, dimensional color, and color correction. She continues to work with her guests to produce that ‘wow’ cutting edge color, cut, or style. Book an appointment with Chan today.

Stacy comes to us from one of the areas most established salons where she enjoyed a successful career over the past 15 years.  It was a natural fit for Stacy to join the team at Gorilla Salon to further enhance her career as a cutting edge stylist and color specialist.
Trained at the Marcel Royal Beauty Academy, Stacy knows the importance of continuing education and surrounding yourself with talented stylists. She keeps an eye on current trends by attending major hair shows in cities such as Chicago, St. Louis, Tulsa and Las Vegas.
Her ability to fuse classic design with a fresh modern look using razor and scissor cuts  has made her the go to girl for local trendsetters. Stacy’s styling skills are on point and stunning when paired with her true passion -- color, especially highlighting, dimensional and corrective color.
When she is not behind the chair, Stacy enjoys being a wife and the mom of two beautiful children – a boy and a girl. She throws her own spin on things whether as a school volunteer or cooking dinner while dancing -- which she jokingly calls kitchen dancing!  She has an adventurous side that leads her to backroading in her grandpa’s vintage Jeep on the family farm or showing the kids how to catch a wave on a wakeboard. Stacy’s smile and outgoing personality brings a refreshing energy to the salon that the Gorilla team loves and you will, too.

Stacy Anglin

Stylist

Olivia Upton

Owner TruSkin

Skin Therapist

Olivia, a native of Northwest Arkansas, has been working in the skincare industry for the past 14 years. She attended the University of Arkansas before relocating to the greater Boston area where she attended the highly renowned Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics.
Upon completion of her Medical Esthetics program, Olivia began work at American Laser Centers in Brighton and Peabody, MA. Eventually, she brought her knowledge and love for skin therapy back to Northwest Arkansas, and has since built a successful esthetics practice, TruSkin, located in Gorilla Salon.
Olivia believes training and continued education are essential tools an esthetician must have to be successful. It is understood that she means just that by her extensive exposure to various medical modalities and the comprehensive amount of continued education and certifications she has acquired from around the country. She also continues to collaborate with other estheticians and medical professionals to keep current in the ever-changing skin health industry.
Some of the product lines she has utilized in services are PCA, Dr. Mark Lees, Dermalogica, Skin Therapeutics and Private Labels, as well as, specialized certifications in Chemical Peels, Laser Hair Removal, Photofacials, Xtreme Lash, and Dermaplaning
She currently has a menu of services including many different Custom Goal-Oriented Facials, Ultrasonic Therapies, Light Therapy, Microcurrent, Lymphatic Drainage, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion, the Hydrafacial, various levels of Chemical Peel treatments, and Waxing services.
As a passionate advocate on skin health, Olivia is known for her ability to compile a professional treatment plan, followed up with a skincare routine, then the tenacity to execute that plan to meet her guest's goals. She finds it very rewarding helping all guests feel great about themselves.

Carrie Moler grew up in California and moved to Arkansas with her husband to raise their family as she worked for the next 10 years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and continued in the healthcare field for the next 12 years. Carrie developed a passion for skin health and joined the esthetic industry in 2016. 

 

She is interested in all facets of skincare but takes a special interest in treating and repairing sun-damage, and acneic/problematic skin. Carrie’s product training includes Murad, Dermalogica, PCA, Hydrafacial, Skin Therapuetics, Ellebana, and Xtreme Lash. Her vast service training includes Customized Facials, Ultrasonic Therapy, Light Therapy, Microcurrent, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Dermplaning, and the Hydrafacial. 

 

Outside of her extensive collection of modalities she uses for her skincare guests, Carrie specializes in the services of Sugaring, Lash Extensions, Lash Lift/Tint, and Semi-Permanent Mascara. Carrie loves helping guests achieve their goals to the highest potential.  

All of our guests at TruSkin can be sure to receive expert service and education to achieve their unique desired results. 

Carrie Moler

Skin Therapist

Lash Technician

 

Color

Are you looking for a Hair Salon that guarantees exceptional services? Our highly qualified staff are fully equipped to provide you with professional services. There’s nowhere in Bentonville where you can get a better Coloring. Come by today or schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. We’re here for you.

Style

Looking to freshen up your look? At Gorilla Salon, our team of professionals are committed to providing you with amazing service to make sure you go home happy. Our staff knows exactly what you are looking for in your next Styling appointment and are ready to pamper you. Visit us today and start your journey to a ravishing new look!

Cut

We all know how great it feels to walk out of a Hair Salon and be satisfied with the service we received. Our highly trained staff are here to tackle all your needs with a professional Cutting that will leave you looking and feeling phenomenal. Come in and give us an hour of your time — you’ll be glad you did!

Spa Services

The team has a menu of services including many different Custom Goal-Oriented Facials, Ultrasonic Therapies, Light Therapy, Microcurrent, Lymphatic Drainage, Dermaplaning, Microdermabrasion, the Hydrafacial, various levels of Chemical Peel treatments, and Waxing services.

PRODUCT

Hair Care

Skin Care

 

Oribe

These are the products of the hair-obsessed. 
Oribe, the eponymous product line from one of the most influential hairdressers of all time, defines luxury in hair care.
Combining over 30 years of styling heritage at the top of the editorial and salon worlds with old-world craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation from the most sought-after beauty artisans, the Oribe line delivers the highest possible levels of performance and sophistication.
Oribe delivers truly original formulations: gels that condition, oils that hold, sprays that don't flake or clump, skincare-grade shampoos that prep hair for styling while protecting it from the environment, all lightly scented with specially commissioned French perfumes.
Beautiful in function and form alike, this line is for taste-driven individuals who know that personal style – perfectly expressed through excellence – is the ultimate luxury.

SEVEN

Your hair is the MOST important thing you wear.

We want to give you your most beautiful hair.

It’s been that way since the early days when our Seattle-based SEVEN salon quickly grew from a crew of nine stylists to a full, thriving team of 65. As we expanded, we outgrew the heavy, sticky products that had been designed to please a small audience of professionals needing rigid, photo-ready styles. We wanted a change, and so did our clients.

We wanted touchable, luxurious, naturally three-dimensional hair. We wanted products that made our hair look great and feel great.

So we created them––products with high-performance formulations that work for stylists, but also make it easy to create healthy, elegant, lightweight looks at home.

We are continually crafting, testing and refining formulas to create products you love to use. Whether creating ocean-kissed waves, chic chignons, or glossy curls – our products give you everything you need to let your unique beauty shine through.

DevaCurl

Ask a curly girl about her hair and she’ll tell you about her life. She’ll tell you about her childhood, her family, her friends, and the way she sees herself in the mirror. We’ve spent two decades at the center of this conversation. It’s curly, it’s complicated, it’s fun, and we get it.

That's why our products are all inspired by conversations with real people. And our stylists won't just give you amazing curls, they'll teach you how to create them on your own. We help women believe in the very simple idea of loving their curls in their own way. It’s not dogma, it’s Deva®.

Curly hair is bold, natural, beautiful, and it’s our mission to celebrate your unique curls.

It drives everything we do.

PCA

Founded as Physician’s Choice of Arizona, Inc. by an aesthetician working with a handful of physicians, we have evolved into Physicians Care Alliance, LLC, a global organization serving over 5,000 medical practices in the United States, with products sold in over 70 countries around the globe. Throughout our history, we have consistently been referred to as PCA SKIN, a company dedicated to the science of healthy skin. 

 

Trust the Experts.

PCA SKIN has been and continues to be a trusted industry leader in the development of gentle, yet highly effective professional treatments and daily care products for over two decades. With a team dedicated to serving others, our vision is to improve people’s lives; we do so on a daily basis by partnering with physicians and clinicians to provide a proven process combining aesthetics and science for healthy, beautiful skin. We set the bar high when it comes to innovative skin care, being acknowledged in prominent medical textbooks as the originator of advanced blended chemical peel formulations.
 

Dermalogica

When Dermalogica meets skin, skin health is redefined. Dermalogica is the number one choice of skin care professionals and consumers worldwide. Why? Because for over 25 years, we"ve been dedicated to delivering skin health results through education, innovation, and professional recommendation, not through advertising, frilly packaging, promises of miracle cures, or overblown hype. Gorilla Salon is a proud distributor of Dermalogica Products.


The Making of Dermalogica
While teaching at IDI, it didn’t take long for Jane to realize no product line embraced her belief of skin health as opposed to "beauty," so she developed her own. And in 1986, Dermalogica was born. The vision was clear – a product line free of common irritants and ingredients that could cause breakouts (including lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colors and fragrances) that would improve skin health, and were only available from qualified skin therapy professionals trained at The International Dermal Institute.

June Jacobs

A RICH HISTORY OF SPA HERITAGE & FAMILY TRADITIONS

 

For over thirty years, June Jacobs has been a world-renowned spa visionary and beauty and wellness expert. June, together with her daughter Rochelle, created a line centered on highly-efficacious, natural ingredients formulated to deliver immediate, impactful results with long-term benefits. All products feature cutting-edge botanical extracts, high quality actives and a 20-year U.S. patented anti-oxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts to help prevent the visible signs of premature aging. Every product is made without parabens, sulfates, synthetic preservatives, synthetic dyes, artificial fragrances, artificial colors, petrolatum and mineral oil. Behold the key to unlocking the power of your natural beauty. Experience the ultimate lifestyle of skin health and wellness.

Xtreme Lashes

Founded by Registered Nurse Jo Mousselli in 2005, Xtreme Lashes® is the world’s most trusted name in semi-permanent eyelash extensions and eyelash extensions compatible skin care and cosmetics. Through Jo’s guidance and perseverance, Xtreme Lashes set the industry standards and has become its global leader.

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Phone: 479.273.5531

Email:  gorillasalon@gmail.com

1143 NW J Street

Bentonville, AR 72712

Tues - Fri: 9am - 6pm
​​Saturday: By Appointment

​Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

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