Salon Provides Tranquility for Budding Entrepreneurs
Written by SIMPLYkc Staff / Photos by Jami Marshall
Gena Reeves took 37 years of experience in the business of beauty and put it to work as owner of her new dream salon and spa. Tranquility Salon Suites located in Overland Park provides both its service providers and customers a luxurious and unique beauty experience in a relaxed, peaceful environment.
Reeves’ passion is evident when you talk to her about her new salon, the culture she wants to create, and her vision for the space. The gorgeous chandeliers, the velvet furniture in the waiting area, and the one-of-a-kind glass art throughout the space set the stage for a great experience. Guests wait in one of two cozy areas, enjoy massage chairs in the Processing Lounge, sip on complimentary coffee or tea, and use the free wi-fi in the salon.
Reeves is also passionate about supporting entrepreneurial hairstylists, estheticians, nail techs and other licensed service providers who rent suites at her salon. She is behind the chair working alongside her clients four days a week. Not only is the space designed for people in any stage of their business, Reeves also offers business, finance, and marketing support.
“My goal is to provide them with the education and tools they need to find their dream work-life balance,” says Reeves. “Whether they are renting a space for the first time or are coming to Tranquility from another rental situation, I am most fulfilled when those around me succeed.”
Reeves says her passion is through education and sharing the knowledge she has curated. Having been blessed with a long career in the beauty industry, nothing brings her more joy than to be able to share what she has learned with anyone who asks, and then to hear them say, “I tried what you taught me and it worked!”
Although Reeves’ business is a suite rental salon, she hopes to have the camaraderie of a team salon. She plans to bring in the very best educators on a regular basis, starting with an upcoming event called Salon Sessions Live. At this event professional photographers, videographers, makeup artists, and stylists from all over come together to create before and after looks. These will be filmed and photographed to add to the stylists’ portfolios and enrich their online presence and marketing.
Sierra Verdugo, nail artist at Tranquility Salon Suites, says, “What initially drew me to Tranquility was the modern and updated look. Gena was an added bonus. She is genuinely interested in my business, continually finds new and innovative ways for me to grow, and is always available to assist.”
Fellow stylist Jenni Banks adds, “I knew my clients would fall in love with it. I met Gena about nine years ago, and in addition to having a shared passion for the industry, I knew from our history she would be great with continuing education for stylists. She truly cares about them and their success. I guarantee any stylist who steps into the beautiful, family-friendly atmosphere of this salon will know it’s the place they should be.”
Reeves concludes, “I have to pinch myself when I go to work each day. I’ve traveled all over as an educator, national platform artist, director of education, salon consultant—you name it. But Tranquility Salon Suites is the final check mark on my career bucket list.”
Reeves says she also wants to thank her family, as they have always been the driving force behind what she does. “I wanted my daughter Alex, who is a marketing professional and new mom, to see that a woman can work and provide for her family and be a mom. And for my son Mathew, an entrepreneur, recruiter, and artist, to learn a strong work ethic and to respect and appreciate strong women. Finally, my husband Larry and his children and grandchildren have completed my family with more love than I ever dreamed possible.”
Tranquility Salon Suites • 14884 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS • 913.302.1592 • tranquilitysalonsuites.com
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