Ambur Gore, Owner/Stylist

Ambur Gore began her Cosmetology training in 2004 in Arizona. She apprenticed a local salon owner for two years after graduating from Cosmetology school.  After working in a local Phoenix hair salon for four years, Ambur wanted to create a workspace that specialized in Vegan and Organic Hair Care using less chemicals. 

That dream was realized in November, 2009, when she opened Honeycomb Studio on 24th Street and Thomas Road in Phoenix, Arizona.  In May, 2013 she relocated the salon to the Willo neighborhood, off of 7th Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix, AZ.  

Ambur competed in the Hair Wars Competition in 2006 (Scottsdale, AZ) and 2008 (Las Vegas, NV) with the hairstylists from Urban Hair.  She has styled hair for fashion shows such as SMoCA Nights 2005-2009, Scottsdale Fashion Week 2005-2010, and the Grand Avenue Annual Fashion Show 2010.  Her work has been published and written about in Java Magazine, 2010 and The Phoenix New Times 2009.  Ambur became a Certified Organic Salon Systems hair colorist in the summer of 2011 while studying in San Diego, CA.  In the spring of 2014 she became an Organic Salon Systems Master Hair Colorist while studying in Las Vegas, NV.  In May 2014 she obtained her Cosmetology Instructors license.
Ambur is available for gentlemen and lady's hand crafted haircuts, custom Organic Color Systems hair color, up-do's and styles, dreadlock creation/extensions/maintenance for all hair textures, Organic Curl Systems permanent waves, and scalp treatments.

Besides doing hair Ambur loves the outdoors and is a full time Interpretive Park Ranger in the valley.  She is a performing cellist with the local band North Brother Island and Desert Figs (a duo composed of herself and her husband), a visual artist, a twin, a pet owner, and a volunteer.   

Ambur's Hours
(Subject to change without notice)

  • Wednesday: Evening by pre-booked appointment only
  • Thursday: Evening by pre-booked appointment only
  • Saturday: 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 3pm by pre-booked appointment only 

By Appointment Only

  • Please call ahead at least four to ten weeks in advance to make an appointment with Ambur.
  • New clients accepted through referrals only.

Can't get in with Ambur? 
Please see one of Honeycomb's other staff.  We are a close knit salon, and have no problems sharing our clients.  You may read staff bios or leave Ambur a message asking for her recommendation.


Amra Mallick

Amra began her Cosmetology training in 2007 at the Toni and Guy hairdressing academy, and graduated on Valentines day.  She specialized in haircutting at Vidal Sassoon in Scottsdale, Arizona from 2007 to 2009.  Amra started working with Organic Colour Systems hair color atHoneycomb in 2011. She became a Certified Organic Salon Systems hair colorist in the summer of 2011 while studying in San Diego, CA.

Amra is a third generation hairstylist.  Her grandfather, grandmother, step grandmother, and mother have all worked in the industry as runway stylists, instructors, and salon owners.  She grew up in the salon and loves doing hair.

Amra is available for gentlemen and lady's hand crafted haircuts, custom Organic Colour Systems hair color, up-do's and styles, and Organic Curl Systems permanent waves.  Amra helps her clients find looks to feel more like themselves, as there is nothing more beautiful. 

Besides doing hair Amra has an organic garden where she uses recycled materials.  She takes every measure she can to reduce water usage.  Companion plants are used for natural pest control and pollinator promotion, god save the bees!  She is married to a curly haired man, has two cats, a degree in sustainability and urban planning, and certificates in GIS and paralegal.  She is taking further online education in botany and biomimicry.  Amra was born in Florida, lived in Seattle and Las Vegas…but calls downtown Phoenix her home.

Amra's Hours
(Subject to change without notice)

  • Friday: 10am - 6pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: 9am - 5pm

Autumn Markley, Stylist

Autumn Markley began her Cosmetology training in 2008 at Empire Beauty School in Phoenix, Arizona. Before starting at Honeycomb in 2011, she had her first stylist job outside of school with the Robert Salon. There she worked with a few of Arizona’s top TIGI stylists and colorists. She also worked as a rental stylist at Vanity on Mill with seasoned stylists Barri Chase and Wesley Evans. Over the past several years Autumn has experienced failure and success that has helped her to find out where her strengths and passions in the industry lie. Continuing education is important to Autumn; she has attended Martin Parsons master styling classes, Schwartzcopf color theory and placement, Carla Ross cutting and coloring, 2012 she became a Certified Organic Salon Systems hair colorist while studying in San Diego, CA,  2014 Autumn became an Organic Salon Systems Master Hair Colorist in Tampa, Florida, and  2016 studied with Organic Color System's mentor program in New York city.  

Autumn is our social media curator.

She is available for gentlemen and lady's hair cuts, custom Organic Color Systems hair color, up-do's and styles, dread lock creation/extensions/maintenance/removal for Caucasian and African hair textures, scalp treatments, and color correction.

Autumn loves the sound of a comb clicking against shears, the satisfaction of mixing the perfect amount of color, the process and results of helping a client grow out their hair, breaking “out of the box”, grooming dreadlocks, and making people feel great in the way they present themselves


Sarah Whitesell, Stylist

Sarah Whitesell began her training in 2007 at the Penrose Academy in Scottsdale, AZ. There she received Bumble and Bumble training.

She started working at Honeycomb in the spring of 2010, after working with Ambur at Urban Hair in Phoenix for 3 years. In the summer of 2010 she moved to New York City in the search for advanced education, growth, and culture.

There she apprenticed at the Cutler Salon until 2012, mastering color techniques. She also spent time working independently in fashion, film, and the television industry while in NYC. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience” (Sarah, 2012).

Sarah became a Certified Organic Color Systems hair colorist while studying in Chandler, AZ.  In 2014, Sarah became an Organic Color Systems Master Hair Colorist while studying in Tampa, Florida.  In 2015 Sarah was reviewed in Allure Magazine's January issue as one of the nations's stylist's "One's to Watch" section.  

Sarah is available for gentlemen and lady's hair cuts, custom Organic Color Systems hair color, up-do's and styles, brow waxing, scalp treatments, and color correction.

After returning to Arizona in 2012, Sarah was energized and ready to get back to her “roots” (pun intended). She brings her expertise and creative approach to hair to every one of her clients at Honeycomb. From classic timeless styles to bold and edgy looks, Sarah does it all, and loves every minute of it!