VIP Profile: Planet Hair

VIP Profile: Planet Hair

The roots of Wichita’s innovative Planet Hair salon go back 25 years. And if you should choose to do as the salon’s marketing material suggests and “enter our orbit and experience our universe,” you’ll find a trio of owners who have some down-to-earth practices of giving back to the community and providing a creative, fun and professional work environment.

By Amy Geiszler-Jones  - Photography by Aaron Patton

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VIP Interview: Mark Arts

VIP Interview: Mark Arts

Two years away from its 100th birthday, Wichita’s oldest visual arts organization seems young again. This month, the new $20 million Mark Arts, Mary R. Koch Arts Center opens on the southwest corner of 13th Street and Rock Road in east Wichita. First known as the Wichita Art Association, then The Wichita Center for the Arts for three decades, the privately funded nonprofit also renamed itself in 2016.

By MeLinda Schnyder - Photography by Madison Ham 

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Love of Character: Where Creativity Originates

Love of Character: Where Creativity Originates

In the past year, the corner of Hillside and Douglas has been a campsite, a fairy garden and a hot air balloon launch, among dozens of other fantastical settings. The scene-shifting space and the creativity originates from Love of Character, a business that opened in 2016 with the tagline, “Adding character to your parties, gifts and life.”

By MeLinda Schnyder - Photography by Madison Ham 

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