Pam Cutler, whose Salon Knotty & Day Spa just celebrated 14 years at Genesis Health Club on Rock Road, says owner Rodney Steven II approached her about how long she might want to be in business.
“I’m going to cut hair till I can’t cut hair anymore,” the 59-year-old says she told him.
Then Cutler thought about it and went back to Steven to see if there was something else he wanted to do with her 2,500 square feet.
She says he explained that Beautydot, a medical spa at the Shops at Tallgrass, wants the space.
“It is something that if it works out for Beautydot, they will want to be in more of his clubs,” Cutler says.
So she’s downsizing her business.
Cutler has been operating with five stylists, a receptionist and two on-call massage therapists and has had services such as facials, massage, lash extensions and nail care in addition to hair services and waxing.
Now, she and stylist Katie Barnes will offer hair services and waxing only as Salon Knotty. They will be in 200 square feet in a new location at Genesis to the right of the lobby.
Cutler says she wants to make it clear that Steven didn’t force her from her space.
“He really is loyal to me.”
She says her new space will be built first and then her other space will be remodeled for Beautydot.
No one with Beautydot returned a call for comment.
“It should be an easy transition,” Cutler says.
It’s an emotional one for her, though.
“It is an emotional time for me because that was my baby, and it was my first business that I owned, but I think that it’s a good fit,” Cutler says. “I’m ready to move forward to a different chapter in my life.”
She says her level of service will remain the same.
Cutler says she wants to reassure clients who hear of her news.
“Don’t worry, I’m not leaving.”
She says she’ll always be in the business.
“I can’t imagine not doing it.”