CK Salon opens within Reb Boutique

WICHITA — Glenda Sue Morris is expanding her REB Boutique by partnering with CK Salon owner Cindy Kemp to bring hair, nail and massage services there.

Kemp is the longtime former owner of the Shear Mania salon in Derby.

The businesses will remain separate but in the same building, which is in the former Tux Shop space in front of Scotch & Sirloin on East Kellogg.

REB Boutique, which sells furniture, clothing and accessories, has been there for seven months since leaving Old Town Square.

Morris says some people still don’t know she moved. She’s ordered a large LED sign, which will soon be installed.

Kemp is using the former Tux Shop dressing rooms to offer services. She and Morris think their businesses can work well together and plan to offer packages where customers can shop and receive services.

“What fun a woman can have,” Morris says. “We’ll make it real special.”

She calls them “play days.”

A basic package for $99 includes hair styling, nail services, massage and personalized shopping in half-hour increments.

A deluxe package is $199 for one-hour increments and includes a gift.

Limo service also will be available along with catering for groups or parties who want the packages.

Cathy Stevens, who used to own Nail Fa-nail-ia is the nail technician.

Morris says they’re still looking for an experienced massage therapist.

“This is people helping people is what it really is,” she says.

“That was our whole goal coming together,” Kemp says. “The whole thing is just an experience.”

Being in the East Kellogg space has been an experience for Morris, too.

She says a lot of customers remember it from when it was the popular Cowboy Club.

Morris says customers come in and say things such as, “You don’t know how many weekends I’ve been in this place and gotten smashed.”

She finds the situation humorous.

“It’s funny how things evolve.”

Reb Boutique leaving Old Town Square for the east side

WICHITA — Reb Boutique’s first grand opening was April 23 in Old Town Square.

Now, owners Glenda Sue and AJ Morris are preparing for their second grand opening — this time in a new location.

“We decided to get a larger space with more visibility,” Glenda Sue Morris says.

They’re moving the shop, which sells fabrics, clothing and furniture, to the former Tux Shop space in front of Scotch & Sirloin on East Kellogg.

“I did my pros and cons list,” Glenda Sue Morris says. “It was a hard decision.”

She says parking isn’t ideal in Old Town when the weather isn’t nice.

“I’m just fortunate enough to have some good word of mouth,” she says. “But you know what? I’m not going to make it in the winter. I know that. I can feel it in my gut.”

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