After finishing school in 1972, Mr Gordon Mayo started working as a junior for two years, after which he left to study at the London Institute of Hairdressing
for another two years. On returning to Malta, he embarked upon a hairdressing career, and eventually opened his own salon known as Gordon’s Creations in 1976. Gordon followed several other courses in London and participated in activities at the Salon International Fair. While being advertised in the leading ‘Hairdressing Journal’, he also participated in international competitions and managed to win a third place in a prestigious competition organised by Schwarzkopf.
In 1978, he Gordon was nominated as a secretary of the ‘Maltese Hairdressing Guild’ and succeeded in convincing the authority of the time to open a hairdressing school – what is today known as the school of hairdressing at MCAST.
Gordon started bringing qualified teachers from salons abroad to train his staff, and that led him to become an Artistic Director for TONI&GUY Academy London. Gordon continued attending various courses with other reputed companies, such as: Wella, L’Oreal, Zotos, KMS, and TIGI.
In 1989, TONI&GUY started franchising in England and the first European salon opened in Germany in 1990. At the time of the initiation of the first TONI&GUY salon in Malta in 1994, only three salons were opened in Europe and this was the first step to free education to the Maltese hairdressing industry. Now there are a total of five salons: Gzira, Hilton, Paceville, Plaza and Arkadia Gozo. Gordon was appointed as the chairman and CEO of TONI&GUY Malta, and since then he has carried out various fashion shows, TV shows, stage shows, and also educational training programmes onboth radio and TV stations. TONI&GUY Malta has also been featured on many foreign and local magazines front covers as well as being affiliated with local and foreign celebrities who participate in local shows or contests such as the Eurovision Song Contest. TONI&GUY won the outstanding achievement award during the 2008 Malta National Fashion Awards and was the first to ever be recognised with such an award!