Plaza Barbers in Andover to move, expand

WICHITA — Another business is moving to Andover Village at 321 S. Andover Road.

Last month, Have You Heard? reported that Computers Plus would relocate there.

Now, Dave Tingley is moving his Plaza Barbers there.

He’s been in about 800 square feet at 616 N. Andover Road for seven years.

Joining Tingley will be his father, Virgil, who today closed his Virgil’s Barber Shop, which he had for 17 years.

“He reached a point in his life where he kind of wants to do it part time,” Tingley says of his father.

“It’s something we’ve talked about for a couple of years,” he says. “The timing seems right.”

They’ll both continue to offer traditional barber services.

“We still want to keep it comfortable for our older generation,” Tingley says.

He’s also adding salon services such as manicures, waxing and possibly massage.

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Salon Teased to open at Eaton Place

UPDATED –There are signs in the window at 509 E. Douglas at Eaton Place that tease a new business coming there.

It’s part of a little double entendre for Leslie Way’s new Salon Teased, a salon and spa that’s opening next month.

Way is a Wichita native who now lives in Los Angeles.

Her daughter, stylist Tiffany Tajchman, will manage the business. Her mother, Rachel Klein, is helping open the business as well.

They’re all three members of the Emerald City Chorus.

“I would eventually like to move back here,” Way says.

She and her husband, Van Snow, have a California company that builds electronic test equipment for aerospace satellite communication.

“That allows us to pay . . . to do other stuff,” she says.

Downtown was a natural choice, Way says.

“We like the historical value,” she says. “We wanted to be part of the up-front development of this Wichita (downtown) district that’s happening.”

She stopped in to see the Wichita Downtown Development Corp., her next-door neighbor, and saw the city’s plan for redeveloping downtown.

“I looked at everything, and I’m like, wow, what great growth.”

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