Marketplace: Kamas ‘Galz’ open new beauty depot
June 29, 2010
The Glamour Galz, Kamas moms Rebecca Anderton and Diana Sorensen, saw a need in the marketplace and have gone into business to fill it.
Hair and nail beauty products mostly come by mail or from Salt Lake City. Delivery is expensive and timing is inconvenient. Glamour Galz is a new store and salon on Kamas’s Main Street where product can be picked up wholesale or delivered to anywhere in Summit and Wasatch counties.
Anderton has cut hair from home for years. She knows how hard it is for a small business especially home-based ones to keep stocked with everything needed for an appointment. A last-minute color change or a perm instead of extensions means a special drive to the city.
Sorensen has years of experience working in the beauty supply industry and managing offices. She knows what it takes to run a successful store.
Together to the two opened the Kamas "beautique" on June 28.
In addition to offering nail and hair treatments by appointment and being a beauty supply vendor, Glamour Galz is also opening its shelf and cabinet space to local crafters to sell boutique items on consignment.
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The combination of offerings warranted a new name, Sorensen said: beautique.
In additional to carrying the most popular brands of hair products, Glamour Galz also stays on the cutting edge of what’s new, they said. For example, they have nail shellac, a new product that stays on natural nails for up to two weeks. Anderton said they may also be the first business in Utah to carry Onesta an "all green" line of hair products.
Renewable energy is used to produce the product; eco-friendly packaging holds it and the chemicals are natural and safe. Most importantly, it smells really good, she said.
Located under The New West Country Store and accessible through the west doors, Anderton and Sorensen said it’s a great location because of the foot traffic the landlord gets and close proximity to schools and other Main Street businesses.
Many people in Kamas remember when the building was a cultural hall hosting marriages, a school, even an infant clinic. While redesigned to be cute and chic, the two also said they want people feel comfortable hanging out there.
"We’re really laid back and kind of goofy," Sorensen said. "It’ll be a fun place to frequent and just have fun."
It has a wood stove, a children’s play area and couches. It’s designed to be relaxing sort of a mix between "Cheers" and "Designing Women."
And it’s not just for women, Anderton said. She cuts men’s hair and carries at least three lines of men’s hair products including Woody’s and really stiff hairspray. She’s already had male customers in buying lotions, especially the brand Hempz.
So far the craft corners feature locally-made jewelry, dog collars, quilts and items with vinyl lettering. Anderton and Sorensen invite more artists to show them their wares. Right now, Kamas has only two annual craft fairs but they know many people who would like to sell items year-round if they could.
95 South Main St., Kamas
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