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Emily's A Salon to move

WICHITA — Emily's A Salon is moving, but not far.

For six years, the salon has been in 1,750 square feet at the Shops at Tallgarss at 21st and Rock.

"We're just moving over two buildings," says owner Emily Shonka.

The new space is 1,350 square feet.

"It just made sense in the economy to eliminate some extra cost," Shonka says.

She's also converting from a commission-based salon to a booth-rental salon.

The move is "partly because I feel like it will ease up a little bit of responsibility for me," Shonka says.

She says she's also grown tired of employees building up their clientele only to then take their business and move to a booth rental on their own somewhere else.

"I decided I wanted to become the destination rather than the stepping stone," Shonka says.

She'll have eight stations for lease along with a nail-care area and a room for skin care or massage.

The new space will open Sept. 1.