The basics of a great haircut at Gore Salon
A great haircut is essential to produce the perfect look and long-lasting hair style. We pride ourselves at Gore Salon, located in the Irmo Columbia area, for our expertise in all aspects of Hair Styling- from hair cuts to special occasion updos, a hair cut and style at Gore Salon is as individual as you!
Your Gore stylist will take into account the shape of your face, the balance between your features (nose, mouth, ears and forehead) and advise you on styles that would compliment – rather than just “fit in” the latest trend.
Clippers, razors and scissors are used by our team to not only change the shape of your hairstyle, but also creating –
- Volume – density and amount of hair body
- Texture – sharp, wispy, smooth or blunt
- and Movement – swept, sleek, wavy, or structured
Your Gore Salon stylist will be using some or all of these techniques when creating the perfect hair cut as the texture, direction of growth and volume may vary between your hair’s crown, nape, bangs and sides.
Choosing a haircut & hairstyle that suits you
Some of us can remember the 70’s and 80’s when everyone wore the latest hair style. Not only were some of these “fashions” of very dubious merit, (bubble perms? & feather cuts?) but they took no account of your style.
21st century individuality now allows all of us to choose a hair cut and style that is both current and suitable for you.
An experienced stylist will now take into account the shape of your face shape, your facial features, the time you have for home-styling – and then advise on styles of cuts that would suit your face type and lifestyle.
Some facial features that require a careful choice of hair style –
- a large nose can be disguised with hair cut onto the face in soft, graduated sides.
- short necks need graduation that adds width to the head and extends the neck.
- long faces can suit soft waves or a short choppy hair cut with width
The latest fashions in hair cut and styles
Although we are happy to describe below a few of the latest fashions in hair cut and styles, the last 5 years has seen a move away from a one-size-fits-all look. Fashions and trends are now a lot more inclusive and varied, meaning there is always a style to suit your face and hair.
Blunt cut fringes have been a trend for the last 2 years (Kate Moss, Madonna etc.) and side-swipe fringes are now in-vogue and work so well with the hair-ups and party clothes we all like to wear.
Hollywood glamour is a very strong theme for the coming year with 40’s and 50’s hair styles appearing on catwalks and photo-shoots. We will be seeing this look on billboards everywhere over the next few months.
Classically groomed men is definitely one of the more popular styles of the last year. Think of Brad Pitt or Matt Damon – hair cut to perfection, but not too short – and always a super-clean shave.
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Why men can be difficult
No, we don’t mean socks all over the bedroom floor or a strange desire to eat burgers at 4 am.
Cutting men’s hair can be technically more challenging than women’s because the often shorter styles are far less forgiving of hair cut errors in guide-lines, graduation and weight.
Good news guys! It is the day and age when the person wears the hair cut, rather than the other way around. Gone are the days of the must-have hair cut! There will always be trends, but conform only to what looks good on you.
Some of the hottest looks for men’s hair cut and styles are:
- The always classic men’s hair cut, for a more conservative look.
- A progressive twist on the classic, incorporating softer design lines and added texture…for men who like to set the trend, not follow it.
- Heavy but precise tops with short tapered sides for the modern day retro look.
More important than trends, your style should be specially suited to you-your head shape, hair texture, facial features and overall look.
Our dedicated stylists at Gore Hair Salon in Columbia (Irmo) can advise you on looking after your beautiful hair to keep it looking lustrous and healthy. Regular trims and hair maintenance using the right products are advised to avoid damage to your hair