A new self-style space in Midtown is expected to offer hair, beauty and wellness entrepreneurs an opportunity to cowork under one roof without the burden of securing financing or paying for utilities, said Lauren Euston.
“If you are a busy stylist or busy wellness professional and you are working hard to reach the next level of financial and creative freedom, we are offering a pathway to ownership that puts you in control of your career,” said Euston, founder and CEO of MOSS Salon Studios.
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Alongside husband and COO Kemet Coleman, who also is an urbanist and professional musician who performs under the name Kemet the Phantom, Euston plans to offer space for as many as 14 independent entrepreneurs’ shops, the duo said.
“We have seen similar concepts flourish in suburban locations in strip malls and in spaces that are void of the rich history and character of the urban core,” Coleman said. “With the help of HOK Architects and Lauren’s success as a stylist, salon owner and visionary in Kansas City, we have found no reason why a coworking space for salon professionals wouldn’t work in the heart of the city.”
The two-floor concept is expected to open in May. Coleman will oversee day-to-day operations of the space.
Click here to learn more about Kemet Coleman and his desire for Kansas City to think more progressively.
Euston previously owned Hairpins Salon in the Crossroads before shifting her attention to the MOSS Salon Studios project at 3725 Broadway Boulevard — a previously blighted mid-century building transformed into a world-class, luxury space tailored to stylists, industry professionals and bespoke retailers.
Highlights of the space include:
- Window and natural light in each studio, shampoo bowls/water hookups, free WiFi, signage and storage space for business owners ;
- On-site laundry, off-street parking, bike racks, secure 24-hour entry, education, music and social events and a lounge area for clients and tenants ; and
- Within walking distance to Westport, the Country Club Plaza, West 39th Street and downtown .
Given the scarcity of studio spaces in the urban core, demand has been high with almost half of the studios leased so far before construction is complete, said Euston.