I am gorgeous® was created by celebrity hairstylist and entrepreneur George Gonzalez, owner of destination salon and spa George the Salon, located in Chicago’s Gold Coast. George was a stylist for Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Studios before launching his own company with the mission of bringing out the beauty within all women. Since opening in 2008, George the Salon has received numerous industry accolades, including being honored as one of one of ELLE's Top 100 Salons in America, “Best Haircut in Chicago” by InStyle, and Refinery 29's Pick for "Killer Cuts" in Chicago and George a "Hair Guru Who Could Change Your Life." George is dedicated to making typically exclusive salon services and products accessible so that all women can look and feel gorgeous.
As a childhood witness to the physical abuse of his mother, George has devoted himself to uplifting survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence. “Women have always been an integral part of my life, so it’s been an organic part of my work to champion them.” George is also surrounded by strong, dynamic women at home: he and his wife Meg are the proud parents of three girls, who are gorgeous, inside and out.