Amber's Bellezza Salon & Boutique to open in its own space on West 13th Street

WICHITA — Technically, Amber Howard already has her own salon, which is a booth rental at Sola Salons at 21st and Tyler.

Now, though, Howard says she's really getting her own place by moving her Amber's Bellezza Salon & Boutique to 2534 W. 13th, which is on 13th Street between West Street and Meridian.

"I've been working really hard for the last eight years ... just being able to have my own place," she says. "It's been my dream."

In a nice twist for her, Howard says, "I'll actually have booth renters."

She has three renters so far and two booths still available.

The salon opens Sept. 3, and Howard plans a grand opening for Sept. 14.

Howard says the 1,000-square-foot space will have about 300 square feet for boutique items, such as jewelry, purses, wallets, scarves and ponchos.

"I have a lot of boutique items."