Greenroom Salon

Mass Street has a solid handful of retro salons, Greenroom being one of them. Upon moving to Lawrence I had contacted a local blogger to request suggestions for hair salons, and this one was at the top of her list. I called on a Tuesday thinking I’d have to buy some time, but luckily for me, they had three options to schedule an appointment for the upcoming Saturday. I was in the books for a 1:30 appointment with Mercedes.

A peek inside.

Waiting area.

Greenroom is hard to miss when walking down Mass. The chic color pallet of green, black and white is crisp and curious, perfect to lure the inquisitive passerby. Upon entering, they’re prepared to pamper offering coffee, water, etc. for the customer. I took a seat for maybe two minutes, and was greeted by Mercedes. We strolled back to her chair and took a moment to chat. “Tell me about your hair,” she said. I proceeded to describe my hair, behavior and all, and that I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted. I appreciated her interest in my hair: its personality, the way I treated it, how I style it. She came up with a proposal: a trim, some layers and a bit of framing around the face. Sold!

As usual, the washing of the hair at any salon is always a major fave. I especially liked that their sinks didn’t throw a wrench in my neck; I was at ease as she massaged my head and lathered my hair. The overall environment inside of the salon is fresh and easy going. They have great music playing to provide background noise, but not so much that you can’t hear each other speak. It was perfect for the sporadic lulls in conversation that naturally occur.

During my visit, I learned that Greenroom has been open for six years, and previous to that, was in fact a makeup boutique. The beautiful blonde wood in the salon shows its age; there’s a large rectangle of darker wood towards the back of the salon that once supported the checkout counter.

After some selective razor cutting techniques, and a sassy blow-out, I was ready to strut. It was nice to feel the lightness that layers bring, and Mercedes gave me some body/curl. And what’s better than $29 happiness? (with tip: $35) I was delighted with my new ‘do and would be happy to return.

Before hair.

After 'do.

Find Greenroom Salon at: 924 1/2 Massachusetts St, Lawrence KS 66044. [785.749.1460]

One Response to “Greenroom Salon”

  1. Caroline says:

    This is great! I love the detail of the place! I can’t wait til I get my hair styled there!!! Thank you very much Mrs. Mass. ;)