Robert Gold Salon

  • Monday

    Closed

  • Tuesday

    9:30am - 4pm

  • Wednesday

    9:30am - 4pm

  • Thursday

    10am - 7pm

  • Friday

    9am - 5pm

  • Saturday

    8:30am - 5pm

  • Sunday

    Closed

ROBERT GOLD
Owner

Robert’s passion for hair cannot be ignored beginning his journey 42 years ago. His extreme talent landed him in numerous publications and at the top of many classes. Robert is Vidal Sassoon trained along with every other class under the sun and has achieved his ultimate dream of owning Robert Gold Salon & Spa. His charming personality and desire to provide a warm and comfortable atmosphere has helped create the strong team supporting him today.

MELISSA KAUFMAN
Senior Colorist

Melissa has 17+ years of experience in the salon business, specializing in hair coloring. She began her training at a premier, downtown salon, which brought her to her current role as Senior Colorist at Robert Gold Salon & Spa, where she has been training all the colorists at the salon for the past 10 years. Melissa believes the most important component of good color is protecting the integrity of the client’s hair while listening to the client’s specific wants and needs. She enjoys reinventing clients and sees each head of hair as a blank canvas ready for a new creation. Melissa continues to learn the latest techniques and stays ahead of the curve through classroom training, as well as by attending industry workshops and conferences around the country.

JINNIE SO
Senior Stylist

Jinnie’s passion for hair began at the age of 5 and continues to grow along with her energy and vibrant smile. Jinnie has 20+ years of experience under her belt as a stylist. She wants her guests to be able to recreate the masterpieces she creates in the salon. Jinnie loves every step of the cutting process and prides herself on perfect blow dries. Jinnie aims for precision cutting, with great attention to detail. Her favorite part of her job is seeing her client’s reactions to their new hairstyle transformation. Her positive energy and everlasting smile are contagious.

EDGAR WAENKE
Senior Stylist / Colorist

Edgar began his career as a barber and then chose to go to Pivot point International to become a cosmetologist. He had worked on Michigan Ave. in Chicago for many years and then moved to the North Shore where he has worked for the past 25 years.  Edgar specializes in precision cutting and previously owned his own salon.

NICOLE JAROSH
Senior Stylist / Colorist

Nicole began her career in 2007 and has grown into a talented, motivational hairstylist and colorist. After graduating from Tricoci University of Beauty in 2004, she continued to receive extensive training in advanced cutting and color.  Nicole loves to offer her client extra flair through advanced color techniques such as Balayage hair color. Nicole always provides a great customer experience through her attentiveness to her guests and her talent for giving fun and modern looks to her clients. Whether you are looking for a maintenance-free style or a high-fashioned look, Nicole can help you achieve it.

KAROLINA PACULA
Senior Stylist

Karolina began her career at Robert Gold Salon in 2008. After graduating from Pivot Point International Academy, Karolina went through extensive training at a high-end salon in the West Loop. She continued her growth by completing Robert Gold’s Advance Training Program. Karolina is our in-house expert on thermal reconditioning, including chemical straightening as well as various Keratin Treatments. Her special occasion styles look like a work of art. Karolina loves reinventing herself and draws inspiration from the latest global trends.

BRIANN ROBINSON
Colorist

Briann joined us a color apprentice during the summer of 2016. Now a full-time colorist, Briann spends her free time trying to add on to the knowledge she gained under the apprentice program. She truly enjoys using her creative touch to help people feel their best. Her passion lies in the ability to make people feel happy and beautiful. She moved to Chicago from Ohio to pursue her dream of becoming a hair colorist and graduated from Tricoci Univeristy of beauty. Briann has always had a passion for hair especially as a young girl, her warm and kind persona was the perfect addition to the Robert Gold Salon team.       

SHIRIN FOROUTAN
Colorist

Growing up in a family of stylists, Shirin has always had a passion for hair. As a child she spent time in her aunt’s salon and was fascinated by the transformation’s colorists were able to perform. This ultimately led her to pursue her dream of working in the hair / fashion industry. In 2010 Shirin attended Steven Papageorge Academy, followed by intensive training at a downtown salon. In 2015 Shirin joined Robert Gold Salon & Spa where she is now performing hair color transformations of her own. Shirin’s constant smile and eagerness to please her guests made her an excellent addition to the Robert Gold team.

LANA KOMA
Esthetician

Lana is an expert in hair removal, chemical peels and skincare products. She has been a licensed esthetician for 12+ years and continues to train in the latest techniques by attending classes, seminars and workshops. In addition to waxing, Lana offers her clients a unique service by specializing in threading; an ancient hair removal method commonly practiced in India and other parts of the Middle East, with increasing popularity here in the West. Lana’s passion for beautiful, healthy skin can be felt from the moment you meet her. She strives to make every client feel more comfortable in their skin by educating clients about skincare products and providing treatments to help maintain healthy and radiant skin.