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Oliver’s Hair Salon: Creative Color and Great Style

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From highlights to lowlights to even babylights, the world of hair color can be confusing. But when you put your lovely tresses into the hands of the pros at Oliver’s Hair Salon, your experience will be enlightening. They’ll guide you through the latest trends and tried-and-true techniques for an incredible new look.

“The technology and science advancing professional hair color in the last two years have been incredible. A lot of money has been invested in research, paying off for the clients and the pros,” stated Wendy Steinnagel, owner, Oliver’s Hair Salon. “We’re seeing new colors, more shine, less damage and improved durability. There’s foil color and all-over color, custom-color melting, balayage, ombre and sombre. Many of the techniques require custom color applications, resulting in a more natural look.”

Color Your Life
“We have 25 stylists at Oliver’s and 65 percent of our total business is color. That’s a lot of experience and knowledge,” noted Oliver Steinnagel, owner, Oliver’s Hair Salon. “Yes, a good haircut is great, but color is the thing creative people are most excited about because it’s their signature, and their clients will wear that signature for several months to come.”

While the techniques focus on more natural colors, Wendy and Oliver say the trend to bold, vivid hues called unicorn or mermaid coloring is something being requested by more clients. “It’s fun to see these colors, and people are a lot more open to them and being individualized,” remarked Wendy. “Social media and YouTube are educating more consumers about what’s out there. It’s filling in the lag time from the coasts that the Midwest used to experience with styles and trends. Those changes are coming much quicker than they used to.”

Oliver’s Hair Salon is Kansas City’s foremost full-service salon located at 7590 West 119th Street, Overland Park, Kansas. Oliver and Wendy are passionate about their work, considering it a calling, especially given the fact that Oliver is a third-generation hair stylist. This love of beauty and the ability to educate the community on good hair care have enabled the couple to build intense relationships for nearly three decades. Many of their customers trace their love of Oliver’s to visits as a child with their mother; now they do the same with their children.

Oliver’s prides itself on using the highest-quality products. Schwarzkopf, Aveda, Oribe, R+Co and even Oliver’s own private label ensure your hair will maintain the luxurious look and feel you gained at the salon. “The ingredients used in professional salon products are very high-quality and concentrated. This means the effect on your hair is noticeable and results will be longer lasting,” noted Wendy. “Most of our products are paraben free, mineral oil free and cruelty-free. We have a selection that is gluten free and vegetarian.”

Perhaps what further differentiates Oliver’s is an extensive team of stylists, highly trained and experienced. “We have been fortunate to attract and retain an educated group of professionals who share our philosophy. We see Oliver’s as more of a career versus a j-o-b,” stated Oliver. “It’s a commitment to personal and professional growth that binds us as a family.

International Attention
These highly trained stylists are an important part of the equation for the success of Oliver’s. The team is proud to be recognized by Intercoiffure, or ICA, as one of the top two percent of salons in the nation. In fact, it was the first salon in the KC metro to receive this recognition by the worldwide organization. ICA is the most powerful and influential organization in the hairdressing industry. Being a member salon means Oliver’s work is the highest quality.

“We’re also members of the Professional Beauty Association, and we’ve been involved for many years by serving on boards and committees for both,” shared Wendy. “Oliver’s been on the Intercoiffure board for six years, and he’s starting his third term with PBA. We want to keep our business on track by elevating the professional aspect of the industry.”

Love and Longevity
This success is evident every day at Oliver’s Hair Salon. Each month 175 to 200 new clients are welcomed into the salon, initial visits that can turn into a lifetime of outstanding hair care.

“At Oliver’s, people can count on consistency and a great experience with stylists just starting out or those who’ve been in the business for many years,” enthused Wendy. “We stand behind what we do; we want the customer happy.”

“I couldn’t do what I do today without Wendy. We work well as a team, an excellent combination of business and creativity. We’ve found a system that works for us,” commented Oliver. “Spouses for 31 years, business owners for nearly three decades and parents throughout those years. We’ve created a happy and successful work environment, and I’m very proud of that fact.” 

To learn more, visit or the salon at 7590 West 119th Street, Overland Park, or call 913-338-2266.