Former Planet Hair stylists open Studio 11 Hair and Beauty in Riverside

WICHITA — A couple of former Planet Hair stylists opened their own salon March 4.

Jaime Pratt and Carla Sumner opened Studio 11 Hair and Beauty in the building next to the new R Coffeehouse – formerly Riverside Perk – at 1136 N. Bitting.

The 500-square-foot space is attached to the restaurant.

Pratt says she and Sumner looked to numerology for inspiration for the salon name. She says the number 11 is significant to them.

“It’s kind of a really goofy,” Pratt says. “It means new beginnings, and I needed a new beginning. … I was just ready to do my own thing, mostly.”

The numbers in their address add up to 11, and the business is on the corner of 11th and Bitting.

Another former Planet Hair stylist, Tricia Huntley, will rent space at Studio 11.

Pratt says the salon will carry Eufora products.

“Not a lot of people have it around here.”

She says the product line uses aloe vera as its base.

“It smells great, and it’s really cool.”