Java Salon to move to Central and Maize Road

WICHITA — There’s a new salon coming to the northwest corner of Central and Maize Road, but some people may mistake it for a coffee shop. It’s a little of that, too, actually.

Christy Crites is moving her Java Salon from near 135th and Maple to Central and Maize.

The 1,400-square-foot space will have a coffee bar and free Wi-Fi.

“We want to have, like, that coffeehouse feel,” Crites says. “All of the colors and the ideas just kind of spark around that.”

She says it’s something her customers like.

“It was all inspired by them.”

Crites says the new space also is “a little bit more centrally located for our guests.” She says she thinks traffic flow is better in that area, too.

Java is a Redken Fifth Avenue Salon that sells Redken and Pureology products.

Crites says there’s a noncompete where she is now due to another salon that has nail services, but that will change with her new location.

“We’ll be able to expand our services.”

That will include manicures and pedicures.

Kirk Short, a broker with Re/Max Realty Professionals, handled the deal.

Look for the new Java space to open by May 1.