Finding the right stylist
is less like finding a good car mechanic and more like finding a new friend. A friend who in this case knows how to make your hair spectacular, while enjoying a relaxing coffee and a chat…
At our Hair Salon in the Irmo Columbia area we strive to create beautiful, individual haircuts, hairstyles and color that is modern, wearable and aesthetically pleasing – styles that can be created by our clients on a daily basis. We believe that a client who is well informed of product choices, styling tools, home maintenance, and hair/scalp health is a satisfied client!
Meet the friendly team at Gore Hair Salon:
Read a short bio on each stylist by clicking on their picture.
Howard Gore, Stylist Owner of Gore SalonHoward enjoys the challenge of integrating the design of a hairstyle with hair color to create a statement for his clients. He believes that feeling beautiful on the outside helps you to feel beautiful on the inside. Howard is motivated by laughter and fun, which he loves almost as much as talking.
Here are a few of Howard's recent client pictures:[ngg_images source="tags" container_ids="howgore" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="250" thumbnail_height="250" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="1" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show as slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]
- Master Design Artist
- Redken Certified Hair Colorist
- Redken Certified Specialist
- Redken Certified Color Authority
Terri has been in the salon industry since 1974. She has also held a South Carolina Teaching License since 1978. Her passion for teaching is only surpassed by her passion for the hair industry.
Terri was a Redken Performing Artist for 9 years and it was one of the major highlights of her career. The inspiration and education that Terri received while working for Redken has made her into the true salon professional she is today. Being in the Cosmetology field for over 40 years, Terri has enjoyed watching the evolution and growth of the industry. She also loves coaching young salon professionals to help them reach their full potential.
Her inspiration for hair comes from everything around her, from kids on the street to nature and art. Her creativity shines when designing a color and cut that matches her client's personality and lifestyle. Her favorite tools are top of the line shears and a large variety of curling irons and flat irons. Terri is known as the tool junkie. The products she could not do without are Pureology Color Addict Heat Protectant, Redken Stay High Mousse, Redken Grip Tight and firm hold hair spray!
There are so many hilarious salon stories working behind the chair for over 40 years. Terri's favorite story is the woman that hid her cardboard bottles of wine in the commode tank in the restroom.
Terri enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren, and friends. She also enjoys her boat on Lake Murray, traveling and scuba diving.
Terri said if she wasn’t a hair stylist she would love to be a plastic surgeon, too bad the sight of blood makes her faint!
Here is some of Terri's recent artwork:[ngg_images source="tags" container_ids="treigorepic" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="250" thumbnail_height="250" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="1" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show as slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]
Ronda Carmean Master Designer & Master Hair Colorist
Ronda is creative and a master of balancing art and style with the reality of the needs of the everyday client. A professional with Gore Salon since 1997, she provides clients with 20 years of knowledge. Combined with artistic talent and an eye for natural beauty, Ronda is passionate about hair and the integrity for exceptional service. Ronda's number one priority is achieving her client’s hairstyle needs and is dedicated to exceeding their expectations.
Ronda gets excited about shopping, spending time with her family, shopping, gardening, shopping, Halloween, and shopping. If Ronda were not a hairstylist, she said she would be an Interior Designer.
Meet Heather from Gore Salon...https://youtu.be/9OBNKrFX2jg
Megan Price Stylist at Gore Salon in Columbia SCMegan is originally from North Carolina and has over three years of experience in the industry. She attended Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy, a private cosmetology school in Greenville, NC. Megan lives in Lexington, SC now with her husband and Golden Retriever, Penny. Megan discovered her passion for coloring hair during the early months of her schooling. Since the days of getting her own hair highlighted, Megan has had a strong interest in the creativity and artistry of color. Megan is very outgoing, friendly, and enjoys making personal connections with her clients. She is eager to welcome new clients to Gore Salon. [clear] Her passions & expertise
- Hair Color Correction
- Finishing and Styling
Nicole Sheils Stylist at Gore Salon in Columbia SCNicole recently relocated from North Carolina. She discovered her passion for hair while attending North Carolina State University and has loved making people look and feel beautiful since! She graduated from Paul Mitchell in Raleigh in 2013. While in school she was recognized as Student of the Month and mentored new students. Her passion is blondes, color corrections, natural dimension, braids, and special occasion styling. Nicole said her favorite tool is a flatiron because it can be used to straighten, curl, and create waves, and the product she couldn't live without is Pureology Color Fanatic. Nicole attended the 2017 Redken Symposium in Las Vegas, and has attended advanced training in Redken color, cutting and Balayage. She is currently studying for her Redken color certification exam. She is also certified in Keratin treatments. For entertainment Nicole enjoys spending time with her family on the lake and attending Gamecock football games. She is moving to Irmo with her mini Australian Shepherd, Ariel! Nicole said if she wasn't making people beautiful her career choice would have been a meteorologist but she got a D in weather and meteorology. Please help us give her a warm South Carolina welcome! [ngg_images source="tags" container_ids="nicole" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="225" thumbnail_height="300" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="1" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show as slideshow]" template="default" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]
Annie Hathorn Stylist at Gore Salon in Columbia SCWelcome, Annie - one of our newest stylists at Gore. Born and raised in Virginia, Annie was a nationally competitive synchronized swimmer before going to the University of Virginia to study history. She dreamed of being a history professor in an idyllic little college town. She was always drawn to the beauty industry but didn’t have the guts to jump in to cosmetology school after high school. It was two years out of college and in the work world when Annie realized that wanted to pursue her passion and become a stylist. It was ultimately her own hairstylist who encouraged her to go for it! So she enrolled in Graham Webb Academy in Arlington, Virginia for hair school and rest is history. Annie is patient, kind, and thorough and has a natural ability to listen to and connect with her clients - all traits that help make a stylist successful. She finds joy in making people feel great about how they look. She particularly enjoys performing haircuts because a refreshed hairstyle is a simple way to make someone feel fabulous. Annie says the single greatest motivating factor in her life is her faith in Jesus Christ as her Savior.
Pictures of Annie's Work:
More of Annie's Pics on Instagram[jr_instagram id="5"]
Allison Adkins Stylist at Gore Salon in Columbia, SCAllison is a natural in the hair business. She knew she wanted to be a hair stylist back in middle school, when she started styling hair for her friends and family just for fun. She's outgoing and approachable and loves working with people. Allison is from Irmo, SC, attended Dutch Fork High School and graduated from Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology. She's talkative, and loves to have a good time, even at her own expense. She remembers a time while in hair school, she had just finished up a client's cut and went to get a broom to sweep up. She took a step, slipped on the hair and fell in front of everyone. She was so embarrassed, but admits that it was hilarious and had a good laugh herself! She loves making clients feel confident and beautiful. Seeing the look on a client's face when she sees her transformation is the most gratifying part of her job and it's what drives her to learn more and grow.
- Latest haircuts and hairstyles
- Hair color
- She is a master with the curling iron and loves doing beach waves
"If you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life!"
Pictures of Allison's Clients
Amber Hartley Stylist at Gore Salon in Columbia SCAmber is one the latest stylist to join our team. Amber was born in Saluda SC and has loved doing hair since she was little, practicing on her three sisters constantly. But she didn't decide to become a professional stylist until she was in college. A friend had asked her to do the hair and makeup for her wedding. She knew then that's what she wanted to do. She enrolled in cosmetology school and graduated from Kenneth Shuler in 2017.
- haircuts on all lengths of hair, clippers or shears
- the latest hairstyles and trends
- hair color
She enjoys making others feel beautiful and getting the opportunity to meet new people. Her favorite tools are her clippers and her shears. She loves doing color but her favorite thing to do is cutting hair! Her favorite product is Guts because it is very versatile and be used on all of her clients.
She remembers one time in cosmetology school when she was testing out a new water bottle and accidentally sprayed one of her fellow student’s clients. Good thing she was heading to the shampoo bowl! Amber lives in Saluda SC with her son, Grayson. If she wasn’t in the beauty industry she would want to be an Elementary school teacher. She loves little kids, but doesn’t think she could handle an entire classroom full of them all at once.