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Rumor’s Salon and Spa: A Focus on Color and Aesthetics

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It began nearly 25 years ago as a hair salon for family members of the Kansas City Royals. Janeane Saberhagen, former wife of pitcher Bret Saberhagen, who played during 1984 to 1991 for the team, opened Rumors salon with eight chairs, catering to this group. Today, the Overland Park, Kansas, salon is owned by Andrea Blea, who has the shop keenly focused on not only hair care with an emphasis on color, but also skin care.

We’re definitely a color salon. We’re known for it, love doing it and can do any type of process,” stated Andrea. “But we also focus on skin care. I’ve seen clients enjoy our facials, use our product line and greatly reduce the appearance of fine lines on their face. We do peels, microdermabrasions, waxing and many different types of facials. What’s great about Rumors is that you can get both services at one place. You don’t have to go to two different locations to have great hair and skin.”

In-Depth Consultation
Rumors is targeted to a clientele of age 40 and over, although they will service any group. Andrea notes her hairdressers can relate to women in this age range because that’s where they are, too. They’re all veteran stylists with extensive experience and knowledge.

What also sets the Hawthorne Center salon apart from the competition is offering a free 15- to 30-minute consultation with new clients. “Everything we do is based on a consultation. If you’re looking for a change, come in for consultation. We’ll ask you questions; where do you want to be with your hair? What do you want? What do you need and what works for you?” she shared. “We’re working with you to figure out the right service, and if you can keep up a look according to your lifestyle. Some styles take a lot of time and upkeep and that may not fit your life. If not, maybe we can find something that does work for you, one that’s easier to maintain and fit into your budget.”

Rumors also offers the same free consultation for its skin care services. In fact, Rumors can tailor services to meet your skin’s specific needs and help you turn back the hands of time through a customized skin health regimen. Given that each customer is unique, Rumors takes great pride in listening to a client’s concerns and developing a plan that’s right for them. Each specially designed treatment strategy helps clients uncover naturally beautiful skin. Rumors’ highly trained aesthetician has more than a dozen different facials to choose from, but Andrea says the treatment will be tailored to the needs of your skin. “Our approach is to be proactive with skin care and not reactive,” she stated. “We need to fix the challenge and then walk you into a skin care regimen that will address your concerns.”

Care for Beautiful Skin
When it comes to skin care products, Rumors offers Dermalogica, a line free of common irritants and ingredients, focused on improving skin health. “It’s been around a long time. It’s a great product, but it’s not fancy,” she shared. “The product line has everything you need without being overpriced because of packaging. It’s a great line for aging skin.” She also points out that Rumors features spray tanning for those desiring a nice glow for special events or everyday wear. A full body spray is priced at a very competitive $40.

As for the hair, Andrea and her staff use the Wella color line because of its diversity. “It’s not just a pick and pull and put a product on somebody’s hair. Wella allows you to tailor the color to meet their needs,” she commented. “At Rumors, we’re here for the client. We want to give you what you want, not what we think you need. We love color; it’s our favorite thing to do.”

Education and Client Convenience
While client satisfaction is supreme at Rumors, Andrea also focuses on continuing education for her stylists. Master stylists from around the country are brought into the salon four times a year to teach the latest techniques.

Whatever service you choose, Rumors offers convenient hours, accommodating the busiest schedule. “We’re steady all the time, but we can fit you in at your convenience,” noted Andrea. “Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. But we can come in early or stay late if arranged
in advance.”

The staff at Rumors is exceptionally service oriented, which ensures delivery of a good experience for the customer. With their warm and friendly environment, you’ll walk out feeling relaxed and satisfied with your service, whether that’s hair or skin care. Rumors’ excellent quality, always consistent, is definitely a Royal treatment that will have you coming back for more. ■

Visit the website at or the salon at 5029 W 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas, or call 913-338-5757.