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.
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.
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.
Taylor joins us as an accomplished hair stylist and makeup artist. She has several years of experience as a stylist in Fayetteville, where she has developed her craft. Taylor specializes in color services including highlights, lowlights and balayage, as well as cuts and styling. She is also certified in Brazilian Blowouts, hand tied and tape in hair extensions. One of Taylor’s passions is special occasion hair and makeup. Everything from weddings, proms, galas, she loves being a part of her clients special days. She strives to bring her clients requests to life and takes time making sure every detail is perfect. She would love to have you in her chair at the salon!
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.
Dulce is a graduate of Paul Mitchell in Fayetteville. She is passionate about helping her clients to feel beautiful. In school she fell in love with all things hair, especially cuts, balayage, foils, low lights. Dulce loves staying up to date on fashion colors and always looks into furthering her education. She first became a cosmetologist to become a makeup artist but quickly learned she wanted to do it all. She offers prom/wedding makeup and hair. She can’t wait to see you in her chair!
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.
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.
Born from the same philosophy as skincare, KEVIN.MURPHY products are weightlessly designed to deliver performance, strength and longevity.
Combining hi-tech scientific knowledge with the best natural ingredients available, KEVIN.MURPHY products provide the tools to recreate high-fashion runway looks in the salon or at-home, while always remaining kind to the environment.
When searching the world for ingredients, KEVIN.MURPHY looks for companies that organic growing practices, or ecologically sound wild harvesting techniques to ensure the KEVIN.MURPHY range is of the very highest natural quality.
Inspired by the finest ingredients that nature has to offer, the KEVIN.MURPHY range of shampoos, conditioners, treatments and styling products is the ultimate indulgence of high fashion runway looks with the added benefit of naturally beautiful, beneficial ingredients…
R+Co is a collective of some of the most knowledgeable, forward-thinking hairstylists in the business. We are a think tank of top editorial and salon stylists and educators, and we make sure that we have more than one viewpoint on everything we do.
We liken ourselves to a “supergroup” that has come together to make a super line of products and to share the collective knowledge garnered over a combined century of hairdressing. In an industry not known for collaboration, we happen to enjoy working together and sharing with one another, so we are turning the old model on its head and bringing a fresh perspective.
We have created unique, functional products—one-of-a-kind true category killers. That enhance your relationship with your clients because they are able to actually replicate what you did for them in the chair once they get home.
Included in the line is every single product that a hairdresser could possibly need in their kit. And each of those products embodies experimentation, design, artistry, passion and curiosity. It truly is a pro shop for our industry.
So thanks for going rogue with us. It’s going to be a lot of fun
It drives everything we do.
Purchase R+Co products in the salon or at this link
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.
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.
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.
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.
1143 NW J Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Tues - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: By Appointment