Skin Essentials moving from Happiness Plaza to Douglas and Oliver

WICHITA — Pam Spillman-Edmondson is trading Happiness for more space.

She’s moving her Skin Essentials shop from Happiness Plaza at 3555 E. Douglas to the center at the northwest corner of Douglas and Oliver. The new space, which will be next to Aspen Boutique, will open in early January.

Skin Essentials, which opened in 2007, has been in Happiness Plaza for three years.

“We like it here a lot, but we just have run out of room,” Spillman-Edmondson says.

Currently, she has less than 700 square feet. The new space, which will be in the former Beau Monde beauty bar location, is 1,300 square feet.

With the new room, Spillman-Edmondson says she plans to add four more estheticians for a total of eight. She says she’ll also add more natural and organic skincare lines and cosmetics on the retail side.

The business soon will begin offering sugaring, which Spillman-Edmondson says is similar to waxing but more gentle.

Also, she’s going to school to become a certified health coach so she can help people with nutritional and lifestyle choices, especially as they relate to healthy skin.

Spillman-Edmondson says there are several great things about her new space.

“It’s a busy corner,” she says.

She wanted to stay relatively close to Happiness Plaza.

“I like this neighborhood a lot. I like the visibility of it.”

Spillman-Edmondson says she likes her new neighbors, too, including Aspen Boutique, Pink Saloon and Mike’s Wine Dive.

“I’m going to have to learn to rein in my shopping impulses, probably.”