Gloria “Gigi” Ford
Gigi is a much sought-after educator and platform artist with special knowledge of the needs and aspirations of the burgeoning and fashion-conscious ethnic market. It was evident at the beginning of Gigi’s career, that she was destined to make a mark in the cosmetology industry. Four years after being nominated one of the “best” students licensed by the State Board in Lansing, MI, she was recruited to work for Seligman and Latz, the largest chain of elite beauty salons in the country. In 1980, Gigi purchased her first salon, “GiGi’s.” Her quest for excellence took her to China, Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia and the Philippines, where she met with hair vendors and factories and go on to develop her own hair line. Her greatest passion is working with the American Cancer Society, The Alopecia Foundation and the Trichotillomania Foundation.