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East side to get another Sola Salon

06/27/2014 3:05 PM

07/01/2014 10:55 AM

WICHITA — Wichita's third Sola Salon is going to open in early August in Preston Village, which is on Central just east of Greenwich.

"We think that's a great opportunity for a location over there," says co-owner Scott Vanderhoofven. "We pretty much stay full on our east-side location."

The other east-side Sola is in Siena Plaza at 37th and Rock Road. There's also one on the west side near 21st and Tyler.

The first east-side Sola has room for 28 booth rentals. The new one, which will be in 4,000 square feet, will have room for 18 booths, including single and double spaces.

Vanderhoofven says he may be looking to expand again, but it wouldn't likely be with a second west-side Sola.

"We would probably look more in the downtown area."

He says anyone in the cosmetology field, including hair stylists, aestheticians, nail techs, massage therapists and spray tanning businesses, can rent space.

Vanderhoofven says it makes it convenient for customers to get several services done at once, and it's an opportunity for individuals to be in business with a little help.

"They're in business for themselves but not by themselves, which is kind of cool."

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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