Rock Paper Scissors owner Brianne Ingertila is opening a new salon for her younger clientele that will double as a toy store nearly a hopscotch skip away from her existing Madrona business.
“Everybody knows about it and is dying to see it open, and so am I,” said Ingertila of Kids Rock Paper Scissors, which will include Mona Anastas’ Two Owls toy store. “We have a huge kid population that comes in here. Of course kids would rather be in there with plane chairs and toys.”
Ingertila went straight from high school to the Gary Manuel Aveda Institute in Seattle 13 years ago, later bringing her favorite instructor on to work for her.
Rock Paper Scissors has been cutting, styling and beautifying clients in Madrona for the past 3 1/2 years.
The Kids Rock Paper Scissors spot at 3308 E. Spring St. is the former space for her Volume Salon, she said, so she’s confident she can have her family oriented shop open by Mayfair (May 12).
“My setup is really easy, so all we need is to get the toys in there,” Ingertila said.
Anastas used to have a toy store in the Bowling Green building a decade ago, Ingertila said, adding the toys that will be for sale are educational and wood — nothing electronic.
“The whole feel and vibe will be very clean and classic,” she said.
Anastas is an artist and designer, with her own line of organic cotton clothing, which will also be for sale at her Two Owls toy store inside Kids Rock Paper Scissors.
Ingertila said the concept will be a “fun, funky environment for kids to express themselves,” but also have adult chairs for parents wanting to bond over a cut.
As much as the kids salon will delight parents and children, it will also move young ones out of Rock Paper Scissors, which Ingertila says is a neighborhood gathering spot where adults like to go to meet their favorite stylist and gossip. A few animated children can sometimes interrupt that pampering they come there for, she said.
Ingertila had designs for a kids salon years ago, she said, but having her daughter, Lumi, 2 1/2 years ago and being a single parent reinforced in her the importance of places for children and families. The passing of her father around Christmas last year also instilled in her a passion to bring families closer together, she said.
“I like my businesses to evolve with my life,” Ingertila said.
Find out more about Rock Paper Scissors at rpsmadrona.com.