Green Beauty Salon and Day Spa Downtown Lee's Summit
Green Beauty Salon and Day Spa
Left to right, Shannon Fossnight and Mary Pechar
Tribune photo/Fred Poese
Walk into Green Beauty Salon and Day Spa in Downtown Lee's Summit and the first thing that hits you is the wonderful aroma of essential oils. Spend a few minute there and you begin to sense the passion; passion for family, passion for the environment, passion of the spa service providers to nurture and sooth, passion of the hair stylist to create the perfect individual look for you; the passion of the owners for their staff, their guests and for Downtown Lee's Summit.
Passion for family; after retiring co-owner, Mary Pechar moved here from Colorado along with her husband, younger son and his fiance to join daughter Shannon Fossnight in reuniting family and partnering to open Green Beauty. The fiance became wife, Lindsay Pechar who is a massage therapist in the Spa and the Retail Manager. The family grew with three marriages and three babies quickly followed.
Passion for the environment; sure, ‘green’ is a buzzword in media lately, but how many businesses are actually walking the walk? Green Beauty, is an Aveda concept salon and is the Metro area’s premier ‘green’ beauty salon. Not only are the Aveda products they use 99% natural and produced with 100% wind power, but the salon also recycles and uses recycled items from paper to hair foils. This isn't just a business strategy, but a lifestyle embraced by there two women.
Passion of the staff is evidenced by the creative perfectionism you see in each service provided. "Our vision is to make it an experience for each guest that comes through the door", says Shannon. While you can get a haircut or a massage almost anywhere, Green Beauty wants to make it a complete wellness experience for you. The salon offers all hair-related services, as well as massage, facials, natural nail services and dry body treatments. They offer pre-natal packages, bridal packages and other spa packages as well.
Passion for Downtown Lee's Summit; Shannon said, “Downtown is it's own little community and we are passionate about it's growth and sustainability. The people down here are your best friends. They are very supportive and in turn we try to support our fellow merchants." In turn, Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street recognized Mary and Green Beauty as Business of the Year in 2009 while also honoring Shannon as the 2009 Volunteer of the Year. Mary says, “We have incredible guests and a terrific staff. It’s been a fantastic experience.”
Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling (816) 246-9909. Green Beauty Salon is located at 217 SE Main Street . They are open Mondays and Fridays from 9am-6pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9am-8pm and Saturdays from 9am-5pm. Shannon says, “Just try us! You’ll like us!”