OUR TEAM

 ​In today’s fashion-conscious world, it’s important to partner with a talented and knowledgeable team. Owners Diane Gore and Melanie White emphasize professionalism, client care, and quality. Working with The Salon 16 West, you as our client can expect full team support from head to toe. 

OUR TEAM

Melanie

Partner

Melanie was born and raised in Brewster.  She is a UMASS grad with a master's degree in Biomechanics.  After working in that field for several years, she decided to return home to run her mother's business and start a family.  14 years later, she has added another career to the list, Realtor.  "Fostering relationships, whether it's helping people find a home or helping them feel beautiful, is something that I enjoy".   Balancing 2 careers with her husband Brian and their 3 boys, life is full.  "When I'm not working or cheering on my children, I enjoy being outside running, biking or just relaxing on the beach."

Diane

Hairstylist

Diane Gore is one of  the founders of The Salon 16 West. She has been a stylist her whole life and feels that it is her passion. Attending extensive classes and seminars from New York to London, she has trained under Vidal Sasson and Beth Menardi.  Diane continuously educates herself in technical skill, product knowledge and current trends. Most recently, she was certified with Paul Mitchell as a mecolor expert and with Global Keratin's taming system.  

"I learn something every day from 16 west's seriously talented set of stylists," Diane says. She uses many tools, shears, texturizers, razors and clippers.  She loves color and foil and high- and low-lighting of all shades.

Hairstylist

Kaleigh

Kaleigh was trained at The Toni and Guy Institute.  She takes the time to explain what she is doing and why, so clients understand their maintenance requirements and develop realistic expectations.  Her technigues optimize the performance of the styles she creates.  Kaleigh's attention to detail allows her to recreate the styles that her clients desire.  From cut to color, let Kaleigh get you to the look you want.

Marty

Hairstylist

Marty's passion for making people feel and look beautiful led her to her career as a stylist.  Marty attended cosmetology school in Portland, Maine, a state that has some of the highest standards for aspiring stylists.  She worked in Maine and later attained licenses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.   Marty's husband, who is from the Cape, was offered a position in his home town and they moved their family back home.  

Amanda

Hairstylist

Amanda Kirker has been with The Salon 16 West for eight years and is one of the hottest prospects around.  She loves creating movement and flow with a little bit of edge. Using a combination of tools - razors, scissors and texturizers - she personalizes every cut. Amanda takes the time to consult each client to come up with exactly what they desire.  A Paul Mitchell-certified Color Expert and a certified Global Keratin stylist. With her expertise and creativity, she can help recreate the style you always dreamed of!

Skipper

Hairstylist

Thrilled to now be working at the Salon 16 West, Skipper is a master stylist with decades of experience.  He began his career in Boston and upon moving to New York City, worked in several salons in Greenwich Village.  He owned and operated Skipper's Place for 13 years and had an extensive and extremely diverse clientele while in New York City.  He now calls Cape Cod his home and has been working and living here since 2011.  A frequent traveler, Skipper draws creative inspiration from the many places he visits.  He feels that listening to his customers and discussing their expectations, inevitably leads to a successful hair experience."

Tania

Hairstylist

The Salon 16 West was fortunate to attain such an "up and coming" star, who has now been with the salon for 6 years. Tania trained at Paul Mitchell The School in Rhode Island, where she received the highest praise.   She also pursued advanced training with the Paul Mitchell System's Team in Las Vegas.   Tania excels at formulating color, foils and creating extravagent styles.   She loves to play with long hair updos and volumizing with layers. Tania is also certified in Global Keratin Taming Systems, a treatment that smooths and revitalizes all hair types, leaving it frizz-free and shiny for 3 to 5 months.

Tara

Aesthetician & Nail Tech.

"The best facial I have ever had, and I've had facials around the world", "Tara has magical hands"... these are some of the compliments that clients give after they have been in Tara's care.  She is a native Cape Codder, who attended Blaine Beauty School after graduating from Nauset.  Her positive energy, professionalism and love for what she does, is evident in every service.  Tara has been specializing in pedicures, gel polish manicures, waxing and facials at The Salon 16 West since 2008.  She uses Ilike organic skin care products, Shellac, OPI and Essie.  In her personal time, you can find Tara with friends, family, at the beach or with her dog.  Tara is available for services Monday through Friday, (Monday through Thursday in the winter).

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