Our Stylists

Finding the right stylist is like finding a best friend! And in this case, a friend who knows how to make your hair look spectacular! We strive to create excellent, wearable hairstyles that can be recreated by our clients at home.

At Gore Salon we take pride in getting to know our clients, so we thought it might be nice for you get to know us. Below are our talented stylist and staff.

Fran Wood

Fran Wood

Operations Manager & Stylist

Originally from Batesburg-Leesville, Fran has fond memories of growing up in a hair salon.  From a young age, she loved being in the salon environment and knew she wanted to be a hair stylist when she grew up. 

She graduated from Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and still laughs about her last day. As she was shampooing a client, someone called the woman who she sat up abruptly.  Fran pulled the sprayer back to avoid soaking the client but proceeded to spray herself in the face.

Expertise

  • Short Hairstyles
  • Fantasy Hair Color
  • Hair Color
  • Special Occasion Hair and Makeup

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Emma Smith

Emma Smith

Stylist

Emma lives in the little town of Prosperity. To say she is an animal lover is an understatement. She has nine cats, four dogs, a hamster, and 4 goldfish. She is a super bubbly girl and loves making personal connections with her clients. While she was home schooled, she discovered her passion for music, art, and beauty.

She went on to beauty school and graduated from Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology.

Expertise

  • Men's Hair & Grooming
  • Curly Hair Specialist
  • Fantasy Hair Color
  • Special Occasion Hair and Makeup

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Hailey McCollum

Hailey McCollum

Stylist

Hailey is a Paul Mitchell graduate who has a natural talent that will wow anyone. Her passion includes blonding, balayage and hair cutting. Her fun-loving personality makes her an exceptional member of the Gore Salon team.

If you are looking for your color to pop or wanting something new and exciting Hailey is your girl!

Expertise

  • Blonding
  • Balayage
  • Long Hair
  • Color

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Sarah Sansbury

Sarah Sansbury

Stylist

Sarah recently graduated from Lexington Technology Center. Sarah has always had a love and passion for doing hair, all the way from simple braids to beautiful updos along with blonding and color. Sarah loves the amazing feeling of seeing the transformation and smiles with confidence from clients. She also enjoys the excitement of every client being a different experience with beautiful outcomes.

Favorite Services To Preform

  • Blonding
  • Color
  • Special Occasion Hair & Makeup

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Kaitlyn Watson

Kaitlyn Watson

Stylist Assistant

Kaitlyn is currently studying at Paul Mitchell The School in Columbia. She will graduate in February and open her books here at the salon.

The beauty industry has always been a passion of hers. She loves any and all things beauty. Since starting her journey in the hair industry her favorite part has been being able to make people happy and love the way they look. She feels like as a stylist she connects with her clients. Your happiness and health of your hair are Kaitlyn's top priority.

Favorite Services to Perform

  • Blonding
  • Color Correction
  • Long Hair
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Terri Gore

Terri Gore

Founder, Master Stylist

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 creativity shines when designing a color and cut that matches her client’s personality and lifestyle.

Contact Terri: (803) 422-7010

Ronda Carmean

Ronda Carmean

Master Stylist

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.

Contact Ronda: (803) 530-9945

Phyllis Campbell

Phyllis Campbell

Master Stylist

Entering the world of cosmetology after a career in banking, Phyllis is a talented and giving stylist that listens to your wants and needs.

Her gentle touch, trained eye and giving spirit combine to exceed your expectations.

What floats her boat is family and her much-loved dog.

Contact Phyllis: (803) 917-1600

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Senior Stylist

Heather Johnson graduated from Paul Mitchell where she participated in many clubs, held a student council seat, and finished her education in the advanced Phase Two program. 

Heather is a Redken Specialist, Redken Color Authority, and is now proud to announce a Redken Certified Hair colorist.  She enjoys all aspects of hair and specializes in foil highlights and hair color correction.  Heather’s sense of humor, honesty and ambition are her greatest assets.

Contact Heather: (419) 494-8916

Megan Price

Megan Price

Senior Stylist

Megan is originally from North Carolina. She attended Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy, a private cosmetology school in Greenville, NC.

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.

Contact Megan: (910) 616-8717

OUR OWNERS

Gore Salon is owned and operated by Tripp and Andrea Westmoreland. Tripp and Andrea were both born and raised in SC. They met in high school in 1998 and have been inseparable since. They are married with two children and reside in Gilbert, SC.

Andrea is a licensed cosmetologist but never found her true passion behind the chair, she always found the “business side” of things to be a lot more fun. She likes being behind the scenes making the clients experience one they will enjoy.

Tripp and Andrea own and operate several successful businesses in SC. Andrea always dreamed of owning a hair salon and in February 2020, that dream became a reality. Andrea is so excited to call Gore Salon home and pour her creativity, heart and soul into it.

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