Meet the Gore Salon team

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Terri Gore, StylistOwner of Gore Salon
  • 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:

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Lauren Mazza,Stylist at Gore Salon

Congratulations are in order for Lauren Mazza. Lauren has just been promoted! Our salon has a training program and a level system that rewards stylist for their technical expertise, educational proficiency, and client demand.Lauren is from Prosperity, has one very cute and precocious little boy, Harrison, born September of 2012. July 28, 2015, Lauren also gave birth to a sweet baby girl, Reese. Lauren attended Kenneth Shuler’s School of Cosmetology and graduated in May of 2010. After working at several salons she settled in with us at Gore Salon in August of 2013.It has been a whirlwind of educational events for Lauren since her arrival, from Centricity, an advanced educational Redken and Pureology Event in Orlando, FL in October of 2013, two in-salon product knowledge classes, and a special in-salon event with Jen Planck, a service oriented motivational speaker from Michigan.She attended a Hot Heads Extensions class in Charleston and received her certification in the application and removal of hair extensions. Lauren also attended the 2014 Myrtle Beach hair show where she attended classes taught from national and international artists from around the country.As of April 2016, she has been hired by Redken and is now a Redken National Artist, as well as a Redken Certified Hair Colorist, and Redken Specialist. She has attended a Redken Symposium show which entails detailed and advanced techniques and trends that are up and coming, as well as major Redken training events held in Las Vegas.Since becoming a Redken National Artist, Lauren has been a stylist in 2 runway shows in the South East and performed as a lead stylist for New York Fashion Week in 2016. Following NYFW, her work was published in Bella Gladys magazine in a 6 page spread in the September 2016 and October 2016 issues. (See below, hair and makeup on the cover models by Lauren Mazza!)
In November 2016, one of Lauren’s models, Shinhae Yoon was also featured in Vogue Italia’s November 2016 publication with Lauren’s hair and make up skills.  We are extremely proud of Lauren, have great expectations for her and are very happy that she is part of our team at Gore Salon in Columbia SC! We asked what would she be doing if it wasn’t hair? To our surprise she replied she would be a history teacher.

Lauren's clients' Before and After Pics

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Meet Lauren...

https://youtu.be/YK2U7JYAr14Lauren Mazza Gore Salon

Megan PriceStylist at Gore Salon in Columbia SC

Megan 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
  • Highlights
  • Finishing and Styling
Megan’s dream job?When asked what your dream job would be if you were not a hair stylist, she says… “I think I would be a fast-pitch softball coach. I played softball from a very young age until I was 18 years old.  After 18, I played slow pitch until 22.”group-updo[ngg_images source="tags" container_ids="megclientgoreim" 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"]

Nicole SheilsStylist at Gore Salon in Columbia SC

We are very excited to announce a new member of our team. Nicole Shiels! Nicole is relocating 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"]