William Earl, founder of Gorilla Salon in Northwest Arkansas, grew up in a hairdressing family and spent many afternoons in the family’s salon. As a successful recording artist and entertainer in Branson and Nashville, he captivated audiences for nearly a decade working with numerous celebrities including Patty Loveless, Collin Raye and George Strait. With a love for the stage and a dream of becoming a premier hairdresser, William Earl has spent the last 12 years not only working as a stylist and educator for companies like Toni & Guy, Paul Mitchell and Scruples, but also as a platform artist for major hair shows across the country and Dallas Fashion Week. William Earl has been featured in national and international hair publication and has worked alongside some of the best stylists in the industry. Considered a master color and cutting specialist, he offers styles that range from classic to cutting edge. Realizing his dream as artistic director at Gorilla Salon, William Earl has built his salon model around personalized client services, exceptional products and the highest quality education. The success of Gorilla Salon can be attributed to William Earl’s eye for talent and his knack for mentoring stylists. With a love for people and a desire to make a difference in the industry, he combines his passion for cutting, coloring and entertaining to inspire his fellow stylists and help them reach their highest potential.