Shop Talk: 3 Businesses Collaborate in Shared Space in Powell
Earlier this year, the owners and business partners at B/Rose Beauty Bar in Powell revamped their space and opened their doors to two new businesses. Birch Boutique opened in the spring and Oasis Face Bar opened last month. The three businesses share a storefront and have cultivated a fluid atmosphere where guests can enjoy services from each business easily and comfortably.
Rebekah Keller and Andi Silhanek opened B/Rose Beauty Bar eight and a half years ago and expanded their space five and a half years ago. They were among the first to offer a non-traditional salon experience where clients can watch their stylist mix custom colors at the color bar. They dabbled in skincare for a while, but decided to zone in on their expertise – hair. Each stylist they employ has a specialty, and the stylists are quick to refer a client to their colleagues that can meet the client’s needs. For example, one stylist might specialize in custom colors, while another might specialize in formal updos, and another might specialize in curly hair. The stylists work collaboratively to give clients their desired look.
Owners and sisters-in-law Lindsay Harrington and Kellie Harrington opened the first Birch Boutique location in Old Worthington in September of 2016. They opened their second location in the shared space with B/Rose Beauty Bar in April of this year. While this location carries some of the same brands as the Worthington location, the selection of apparel and accessories are tailored to the clientele of Powell. There are a few location-exclusive brands, such as handmade jewelry by Tai Jewelry. The space in Powell is a larger, more open-concept space. The Harringtons hope to utilize the space for events, pop-ups, collaborations, and parties.
Oasis Face Bar opened last month under the direction of Ashley Landers. The owner of Oasis Face Bar, Molly Bower, opened her first location Downtown in April of 2018, and is training Landers to independently run this location in Powell. Oasis offers targeted, 30-minute facials. Clients undergo a skin consultation with an Oasis esthetician to create services specific to what the clients wants and needs. Oasis is one of the few places in Columbus that utilizes the skincare line Cannuka which contains CBD oil to hep with inflammation, and they also specialize in nano needling which brings collagen to the surface of the skin.
All photos by Randi Walle.