Join us on the Catwalk – For Water!

catwalk2017On Monday, April 10, Planet Hair will join other local Aveda salons for the 2nd Annual Catwalk for Water Earth Month fundraiser!

6 p.m. – Show | 5 p.m. – Social Hour, Silent Auction, Shopping
The Hudson, 508 S. Commerce
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Catwalk for Water is an annual green carpet event for participating local Aveda salons to come together to raise money for Earth Month by showcasing their inspiration, creativity and technical skills in hair, makeup and fashion. Using the earth as their muse, design teams create a comprehensive look that celebrates beauty, fashion and Aveda’s mission to care for the world we live in. Watch their models strut down the catwalk, and see which ones are awarded top honors!

All ticket proceeds go to our local Aveda Earth Month partner, Audubon Kansas/Missouri to continue clean water efforts, to inform and insure clean and safe water for our future!

Tickets are going fast! If you’d like to attend give us a call at 316-267-8000!

Planet Hair at New York Fashion Week!

Three stylists from Planet Hair recently returned from a trip that fulfilled one of their lifelong dreams –  working behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week!  Hair stylists Jesse McMillin and Mel Thorton, along with makeup artist Emma Terry, represented Wichita’s Planet Hair salon at the Fall 2017 New York Fashion Week., working with the Aveda Fashion Week team to create the hair and makeup looks that walked down the runway!

Recognizing that working on hair and makeup for these shows is a momentous career achievement for stylists, Planet Hair seized the opportunity to send three people to work with the Aveda team. New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest, most exciting events in the fashion industry. During the week of February 9, around 232,000 people attended more than 500 fashion shows during the New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 and over 2 million watched the shows online to see the trends the international designers have prepared for fall.

“I’ve always wanted to be a part of Fashion Week, since I watched runway shows as a little kid, but I never thought I’d have the opportunity to take part in it,” Terry said. “This was a dream come true!”

To qualify to participate in Fashion Week, Planet Hair asked their stylists to write an essay, telling the salon owners why they wanted to attend Fashion Week. The winning stylists attended training in New York in January, sponsored by Planet Hair. McMillian and Thorton studied with John Raymond, the lead stylist of the Aveda Fashion Week team and Terry worked with Janell Geason, lead makeup artist, to practice the season’s runway trends and techniques.

“I am very happy for the experience, even though it was terrifying and pushed me out of my comfort zone,” remarked Thorton. “I’m grateful to the owners of Planet Hair for making this possible.”

Joining 75 other international Aveda artists, Planet Hair’s artists worked in small teams during Fashion Week, getting models ready for the shows. McMillin and Thorton worked with upcoming designers LeAnne Marshall and Marcel Osterag. McMillin also did hair for a collective show of three designers in the Latinista Show. Terry created makeup looks for the Francesca Liberatore, Calvin Luo and Louis Verdad shows.

“Fashion Week was an incredible experience,” said McMillin. “It was fun being able to do edgier styles than we usually do in the salon, and creating styles I’ve never done before. I’m ready to go back and do it again!”

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Planet Hair Honored by SALON TODAY MAGAZINE

2017-salon-today-200We are overjoyed that for the tenth year, Planet Hair has been honored by SALON TODAY Magazine as one of the fastest growing salons in the United States!

This year marks the 20th year this leading salon industry publication has honored salons for their best business practices and growth. The January/February 2017 edition profiled the winning salons, which were chosen from applications submitted by SALON TODAY readers, representing the 20,000 top-producing salons and spas in the country.

“It means so much to us that we’re still being honored for business growth in our 25th year in business,” says co-owner Linda Ernst. “Thanks to our incredible staff and loyal clients for helping us achieve this amazing honor. We couldn’t have done it without you!”

Congrats Suzie!

suzieclassWe are proud to announce that Suzie has been accepted into the Aveda Color Educator program! For the next year, Suzie will attend extra Aveda color classes, help assist other educators in the area and teach classes for our team to become a certified Aveda Salon Color Educator.

“I’ve always wanted to teach,” says Suzie. “My mother was a teacher and I went to college for an Art Education degree, so this is perfect! I’m so excited to mentor new stylists to share the same joy I take in doing color services.”

No need to worry that Suzie’s new adventure will take her away from her work with our guests. While she does plan to teach color classes in the area, Suzie believes this experience will help her grow as a stylist to do even better work.

“My first passion is hair and taking care of our guests,” explained Suzie. “I feel lucky to be able to explore my passion for teaching now too.” We think we’re the lucky ones!

Representing Planet Hair at New York Fashion Week

During the week of February 9, around 125,000 people will attend fashion shows during the New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 and over 2 million will watch the shows online to see the trends the international designers have prepared for fall. It’s an exciting event in the fashion business and a crazy, fun time to be in New York City.

This year we’ll know at least a few people who will be there in person! Mel, Jessie and Emma will be joining the Aveda Fashion Week team, working behind the scenes to create the hair and makeup looks walking down the runway! These three were given opportunity of a lifetime by writing an essay, telling us why they wanted to attend Fashion Week.

Emma told us, “I’ve always wanted to be a part of Fashion Week, since I watched runway shows a little kid, but I never thought I’d have the opportunity to take part in it. This is a dream come true!”

In preparation for their big adventure, Emma, Mel and Jessie recently attended training in New York for runway styling. Mel and Jessie studied with Jon Reyman, the lead stylist of the Aveda Fashion Week team. With 20 years of experience creating runway hair styles for Fashion Week, Jon showed them hair do’s they’ll need to know for the shows. Emma studied with Janell Geason, lead makeup artist of the Aveda Fashion Week team, to practice this season’s makeup techniques and how to use products differently for the runway.

They will return to New York in February for three days of hard work. Joining 75 other international Aveda artists, they’ll work in small teams at the actual Fashion Week runway shows. Creating looks for around three shows each day, the artists will be shown a quick demo of the looks that Jon and Janell have decided on with each show’s designer, and will be expected to quickly replicate that exact look on many models.

We can’t wait to hear their stories when they get back. Stay tuned for more about their fabulous fashion adventure!

We’re #1!

bestWe were blown away at the Wichita Business Journal’s luncheon recognizing the recipients of the 2016 Best Places to Work! We knew, going in, that we were one of the 10 small sized businesses being honored. What we didn’t know is that our score qualified us to be the overall winner of the small company category!

This award is especially meaningful to us, because this is really an award from our extraordinary team. They all answered a survey about our employment practices, giving us the highest score in the category. We are humbled, grateful and thrilled!

Give the Gift of Glam

Give the gift of glam with a gift certificate from Planet Hair. A fabulous hair style, relaxing nail services and Aveda hair, skin, body products and makeup are always a perfect fit!

Shopping online? You can buy a Planet Hair gift certificate night or day in a few minutes on our website. Just order from our website at www.planethairusa.com and we’ll mail it to you.

Now through December 24, 2014 – Gift Certificate Bonus!

Purchase gift certificates totaling $100 or more and get your choice of an Aveda gift package with travel-size Hand and Foot Relief or Limited-Edition rehydrating mini lip glazes, a $20 value.

Purchase a total of $200 in gift certificates and get the package of your choice and a $10 bonus gift certificate to use in January.