There are many salons in Arkansas City and picking the right one can be a real challenge. With so many options out there, it can be hard to narrow down the selection.

Transformations staff


What if there was a salon that was not just a salon, but a coffee bar, as well? That is what Transformations has in store for anyone seeking a new look or change in style.

Transformations is owned by Karen Beckelhimer and located at 207 S. Summit St. It opened its doors four years ago in April and has provided styling services ever since.

Transformations is a quality salon that offers all kinds of service, including men’s and women’s cuts, styles, coloring, foil, waves, and all other things hair-related.

The salon offers not just hair services, but also manicures and pedicures for that special day comes or just to be pampered.

Transformations has affordable prices that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

With ladies cuts priced at $25, a guy’s cut at $18, color starting at $45 and pedicures for $30, there still will be money left for a night out on the town.

When it comes to service, Transformations wants its guests to have the best experience possible. “We want everyone to feel at home … feel welcomed,” said Erica Hadorn, one of the consultants.

With its friendly environment and welcoming atmosphere, expect to be greeted with a smile when walking through the salon’s doors.

Transformations staff


Transformations has gone the extra mile to make visits more enjoyable for its customers by adding a coffee bar to the salon.

“We ask if (guests) want coffee or a cup of tea to make them feel more like home,” Hadorn said.

Although it might not be the fanciest coffee in the world, a warm beverage makes a visit more relaxing while awaiting service.

With a team of nine stylists, all offering different services around the salon, services are bound to be good. All nine are registered through the Kansas Board of Cosmetology.

Many of these stylists trained through the program here in town at Cowley College. They know what they are doing and understand the needs of Arkansas City-area residents.

All of this and more may be found at Transformations — and don’t forget to grab that nice warm cup of coffee or tea on your next visit!

This story was written by Ark City Daily Bytes intern Amelia Doyle.