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!”


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!

We Are Honored!

Planet HairWe’re excited to announce that we’ve been selected to two very big honors! We’re being honored by the Wichita Arts Council  for their Arts Advocate Group or Business. We’ve also been selected by the Wichita Business Journal as one of ten 2016 honorees for the small-business Best Places to Work for the second year in a row!

The Arts Council award is for an organization or business that is dedicated to furthering the cause of an art form or the arts in general through promotional, volunteer, administrative, legislative or professional efforts. We were selected for this award for the extravagant fashion shows the Planet Hair team have created, benefiting charity and arts organizations. From 1993 to 2012, we produced the ArtAID event, raising over $1.5 million to help people living with HIV and AIDS in our community get resources, education and support. The event included a live and silent auction, made possible through the contributions from the area’s top visual artists and art patrons. Our team created elaborate hair styles, make-up, and costuming and incorporated the talent of local and national dancers, musicians, and actors, to create a show that was entertaining and breathtakingly beautiful.

Since retiring from ArtAID, we’ve continued to be active in our community, creating hairstyles and wigs, costumes and choreography for artistic runway shows benefiting charity and arts organizations. We helped the Wichita Art Museum celebrate the grand opening and first anniversary of their incredible Art Garden, and helped raise money for Aveda’s Give to the Earth Foundation with the EarthQUAKE show, featuring wigs and costumes made of recycled materials. Learn more about the award and event to celebrate all the Arts Council Award winners here:

We love being selected for the Best Places to Work, because this honor comes to us from our staff. Our awesome team filled out surveys administered by Quantum Workplace about how they feel about working at Planet Hair. We’re very honored they think we’re the best. Read more about the Best Places to Work awards here:

We’ve all worked together to create an atmosphere and culture that we can look forward to when we come to work every day. We love working with such a professional, talented team of people who are dedicated to working together toward a shared commitment to style, our community and the world. Our dedicated guests give us the privilege to do what we do. We are winners indeed!