If you’re looking for a fun and friendly place to get your hair styled for fall, look no further than Headroom Salon in Old Town of Lansing. Owned and operated by Kendra Cosme, Headroom Salon has been a staple of Old Town since 2001.
“At first there was nobody in Old Town, and I had people calling me to try and find the building,” said Cosme. “But it ended up being the best decision I ever made. All of the businesses in Old Town support each other. It’s just a great community here and I’m glad to be a part of it.”
Cosme always knew she wanted to be a stylist and has been in the business of styling hair for more than 26 years. She started Headroom Salon because she felt that it was time to start working for herself.
“I reached a point in my career where I had worked for so many people that I wanted to be more in control of my work environment and who I was working with,” explained Cosme.
When she opened in 2001, Old Town wasn’t the eclectic, bustling, social gathering place it is today; Turner Street was a quiet and up-and-coming area. Headroom Salon’s first location was on Washington, which was a little off the beaten path, and when filled, she had room for six clients. She purchased a building in 2012, and officially opened it in 2013.
“I started Headroom as just myself,” says Cosme. “But I quickly began filling up and had to hire more and more stylists.”
Cosme explained that it started as a struggle; she had a lot of learning to do as she was building her business.
“It runs very different than it did in the early days. I had a lot of help from family and friends; I had a friend that owned another salon and he has been there for me,” said Cosme.
Cosme’s favorite part of her job as a stylist is seeing some of her clients that have been coming to her for over 20 years. She loves interacting with them and seeing how their lives change. “It’s like hanging out with friends every day.”
What she loves most about owning Headroom Salon is being able to choose her own staff and having the opportunity to create a great work environment.
Headroom Salon does everything from cut and style to color to Pure Body Sculpting. Headroom prides itself on servicing brides, and can travel for the bride’s convenience.
Stylists at Headroom Salon work their own hours so each of them set their own schedules when they’re available and even can set up appointments outside of normal business hours for their
Something unique that Headroom Salon offers is Pure Body Sculpting. It uses Ultrasound Cavitation combined with radio frequency to reduce fat cells to liquid, allowing them to pass through a person’s lymphatic system naturally. Ultrasonic Cavitation is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that slims down problem areas and helps to tighten the skin; people may notice results after the first treatment.
For more information about Headroom Salon, visit their website theheadroomhairsalon.com.