Honeycomb hair salon opens to create a personalized experience for all

She always found her way back to hair, comfortable environment



Honeycomb Hair Studio off Nye St. welcomes new clients (10.04.22)


Honeycomb Hair Studio is opening as a private salon that will provide a comfortable and safe space for everyone to express themselves. 

Owner Pam Passmore worked at Poppy Salon and Spa prior to opening Honeycomb, but has always had the dream of opening her own. 

The opportunity to open a studio in downtown Pullman fell into her lap earlier than she expected, she said. 

She realized she needed to grow as an individual and as a stylist, she said. It forced her to shift gears in both her professional and personal life and find her own studio. 

She was able to open as projected and has had a lot more free time to dive deep into her studio space to get things ready within the past week, she said. 

Passmore got her degree from the University of Idaho with a bachelor’s in science and public relations with a minor in marketing, she said. 

Her drive for being a hairstylist was always with her as she was going through high school, she said. Passmore always found her way back to cutting, coloring and styling hair regardless of where her path took her. 

Passmore specializes in diverse hair both literally and creatively. She offers a handful of experience with different types of hair and ethnicities. From curly coily hair, to thick long hair, she is able to manage it all, she said. The name ‘Honeycomb’ came from the inspiration of sweetness and self-love.

“If I can be a part of that just by pampering you, that fills my cup and makes my day,” Passmore said.

Junior marketing major Carmen Chandler was looking for a hairstylist with the focus of finding someone who could cut and style mixed and interracial hair.  

When she found out Passmore was great with diverse hair, she booked an appointment with her within days, Chandler said. 

Her personality is very bubbly and she’s very welcoming, Chandler said. She always has a great perspective on life and is able to connect with anyone on a very human level. 

“It makes you not want to go back only for your haircut, but for Pam,” she said. 

Passmore is hoping to attract anyone who wants a unique more one-on-one experience at her studio, she said. 

“I want this space to be ‘come as you are’,” she said. “The good, the bad, the ugly. I don’t care. This is your space just as much as it’s mine.” 

The vision is to create a safe and comfortable space where people feel confident to express themselves for whoever they are, she said. 

Passmore empathizes with college students as it is a tough transition away from home and wants all her clients to feel cared for. 

“Maybe it’s the mom in me, [but] I feel like I am taking care of you guys when you’re here,” she said. 

She is looking forward to opening up and finding her personal rhythm, she said. The salon is going to give off a 70s vibe with earthy, warm tones that will make all feel cozy. 

Passmore plans to stay private for now, and may eventually hire another stylist to work alongside her in the future, but isn’t sure when, she said. 

Honeycomb is located at 1002 NW Nye Street, she said. Appointments can be made on Honeycomb’s website.