WICHITA — Technically, Amber Howard already has her own salon, which is a booth rental at Sola Salons at 21st and Tyler.
Now, though, Howard says she’s really getting her own place by moving her Amber’s Bellezza Salon & Boutique to 2534 W. 13th, which is on 13th Street between West Street and Meridian.
“I’ve been working really hard for the last eight years … just being able to have my own place,” she says. “It’s been my dream.”
In a nice twist for her, Howard says, “I’ll actually have booth renters.”
She has three renters so far and two booths still available.
The salon opens Sept. 3, and Howard plans a grand opening for Sept. 14.
Howard says the 1,000-square-foot space will have about 300 square feet for boutique items, such as jewelry, purses, wallets, scarves and ponchos.
“I have a lot of boutique items.”