Introducing Session Salon
Our first blog! We are over the moon excited to introduce you to Session, A Hollie Haskins Salon located in Westwood, Kansas centered in the heart of the Kansas City Metro just west of The Country Club Plaza! We cannot wait to start sharing more about our business, our stylists, the products we love, the services we offer, and so much more!
With 1700 sq ft. of hair perfection located in the Woodside Village North Shopping Center (next to Blue Sushi) we have 15+ stylists ready to pamper you! If you’ve never been inside our salon, let us paint you a picture. You walk into our beautiful salon space and are immediately graced with a vibrant energy that is light, bright, and full of charm. Your eyes will immediately notice the malachite wallpaper, the beautiful florals, and smiling stylists; the warm energy is good, and you feel included and welcomed (without even talking to anyone yet). Sound like something you’d enjoy? Keep reading!
It was important to us to have a space that was not only beautiful, but one that didn’t feel “too fancy”; one that had a nice balance of luxury and charm but never came across as pretentious. We are all about the good vibes here and forever will hold that in our hearts. You’ll see every kind of human in here from entrepreneurs, teachers, college students, doctors, lawyers, LGBTQ, POC, and everyone in between because that’s how we roll – we welcome everyone and always will. We treat everyone with respect and always appreciate that back in return. Our stylists are incredibly friendly, ridiculously talented, and have all kinds of different skill sets; we truly have something to offer to everyone.
Session Salon opened in June of 2020 while facing the global pandemic of Covid-19 and damn was that a pivotal moment for our business. We had a lot of fear surrounding the unknown, tons of regulations to adhere to, and hard decisions to make on behalf of our staff and clientele. What was a salon that just opened their doors to do? Get gritty. We’re talking sleeves up, dirt under our nails, ready to get to work, gritty. We developed so much depth and character from such an uncertain time. We were doing everything we could just to keep the lights on, pay our employees and stay open. We didn’t care if we had to wear masks, take temperatures – we were willing to do whatever it took to keep our staff and clients safe while trying not to get into the politics that came along with such an unprecedented time. We’d rather be safe than sorry, ya hear?
When we first opened, we had little capital to our name so we were budgeting every month just to stay in the green. Before we knew it we quickly started to grow as a company allowing us to slowly add some of the furniture, hair pieces, and retail that had been on our wish list since before we opened. This past June we finalized the renovations to our building and we are thrilled with how it turned out! It’s fun to see our company and stylists grow so that they can start purchasing homes, cars, or even just moving out on their own! Things are better than ever here at Session Salon (just imagine us having a virtual dance party celebrating right now because we totally are.)
Here at Session Salon, we have so many things to be excited about, we now offer a new list of specialty services including, a Mizani haircut for curly hair, different braid and twist techniques, smoothing treatments, and extensions! It’s not just balayage and blending any more folks (can we get an amen)! We also are very proud of the fact that we have these services at different price points and skill levels to give you the best experience possible. Value is everything to us!
Alright, so let’s talk about the Kacey Welch Method! Kacey Welch, herself just came to our salon, which is a huge deal because she is a celebrity hairstylist who created this line of extensions for Kate Hudson. Why? Kate didn’t have 4 hours to spend sitting in the salon getting extensions done so she wanted her stylist to come up with a solution. At Session Salon, we exclusively carry The Kacey Welch Method. We find it super important to only partner with brands that have the absolute best products and support us with education, incentives, and the best customer service. Not only does Kacey Welch have a huge celebrity clientele but she truly has the best hair on the planet (imagine each hair machine sewed to a piece of silk, almost as if your extensions are permanently sleeping on a silk pillowcase, which helps keep them from shedding and allowing you to get more value out of the hair! Lasting you up to 12+ months!) We then hand sew them onto a beaded row!! And the great news is we have ten amazing stylists here at Session who are certified and offer different price points, again allowing us to work with your budget!
Next! Curl Expression by L’Oreal Professionnel; Moisture, richness, texture, oh my! When using Curl Expression you will notice your curls are 2X more conditioned, 11x more definition, and 48-hour frizz protection! This line supports every curl pattern from a 2A to a 4C (or 2-8 depending on which chart you use!) Needless to say, we are obsessed with Curl Expression here at Session (did that rhyme?!)
The last thing we want to touch on that sets us apart is our Associate Program. We love to hire recent cosmetology school students, take them under our wing and give them the tools to help them fly! Our associate program is about 6-9 months, in that time we mentor these young stylists on their skills, technique, emotional intelligence, social media, and best business practices. We love getting the opportunity to expedite the process and show our young stylists they can have a wildly successful career in the beauty industry while also having a nice work-life balance. Want to join our team or know someone who is looking for a new salon? Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org – we would love to meet you!
Bottom line is, we are proud of our diverse offerings in services, skill sets, and price points. So step into our salon and feel the most vibrant energy you’ll find out of any salon here in KC, and we promise you’ll love your time here at Session! We value our customers more than anything and want you to come as you are and leave feeling like the best version of yourself. In the 1-3 hours you’re with us, you’ll feel valued, listened to, and heard while walking away looking beautiful and feeling refreshed.
Last but definitely not least we want to make sure you get the homecare required to maintain the look you love leaving the salon with! If you haven’t scheduled your next couple of appointments for the remainder of 2022 we highly encourage you to call us now or book online so you can receive a time and stylist who works best for you (check out their bios here on our website) We can’t wait to see you in the chair and thank you for choosing Session.