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

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Amanda

Hairstylist

Amanda Kirker has been with The Salon 16 West for twelve 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 each and texturizers - she personalizes every cut. Amanda takes the time to consult 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!

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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.

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Kaleigh

Hairstylist

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.

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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.

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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."

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Tania

Hairstylist

Tania is a collaborative hairstylist who wants to customize the haircut and color to each guest’s needs. She is a talented colorist and specializes in foil, color and balayage. She trained at The Paul Mitchell School in Providence, has been behind the chair since 2010 and is always furthering her education to stay cutting edge. Tania’s goal is to create a custom shape and color for you, to reflect the natural beauty, texture, lifestyle and maintenance goals you have for your hair. There is nothing more important than making sure your hair is as healthy as it can possibly be.  Tania wants each client to leave absolutely loving their hair, and the custom cut and/or color created for them.

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Tara

Aestheticain & 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 Thursday.

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Patti

Hairstylist

With nearly 4 decades of haircutting and coloring experience, first place wins at international and tri-state hair shows, training under the likes of Trevor Sorbie and Vidal Sassoon in London, Toronto, Rome, and Cannes, you’ll have a hard time finding a hair stylist like Patti Carson. Did we mention she also owned a salon for 24 years? If Patti’s lengthy career as a stylist has taught her anything, it’s that she is all about empowering people to look and feel their absolute best. When she doesn’t have a pair of scissors in her hands, she can be found kayaking with her husband Alan, birdwatching, throwing the best parties in town, or crafting."