WICHITA — There’s news with a few salons and stylists in the greater Wichita area.
Susan Wardle and Tammy Kudlock are moving their Salon Bella from 119th and Maple to Tambra Hiser’s Platinum Salon at the northeast corner of 13th and Maize Road on Tuesday.
“I wanted to grow, and I don’t want to do it … one by one where it takes months,” Hiser says. “I came up with this innovative idea.”
She actively sought other salon partners by cold calling a few.
“Basically I decided to knock on some doors,” Hiser says. “I wanted to see what salon owners were faced with, some challenges.”
She and Wardle and Kudlock thought they would be a good fit and be able to offer complementary services. Hiser says they decided, “Wouldn’t it be genius to mix these two staffs together?”
She says education is a big focus for both salons.
There will be 11 stylists who will share nine stations.
In addition to hair services, there will be facials, nail care, massage and body wraps among other things.
Hiser says the trend lately has been for stylists to branch out on their own, but she says she and Wardle and Kudlock see benefits to combining their services in one place and under the Platinum name.
“Adding two heads is better than one,” Hiser says. It’s “going to be incredible.”