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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Family ties

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  • A mother, son and daughter are setting up shop in Newton's Cedar Village. Two shops, actually — a hair salon and a natural health store.
    The mother, Sandy Harders, has been working with clients out of her home for years. Her business partner is her son, Brady. She believes in helping the body to heal itself, promoting a healthy body, life and home. She uses various items to help “get me well — to get on with life, be blessed and bless others.” Her store, Serendipity Naturals, opened Aug. 6.
    Harders sells Nature's Sunshine products, supplements and herbs. She explained that 650 tests are run to be sure that the supplements are 100 percent pure. She also carries doTERRA essential oils, Zum soaps and pantry items for laundry, dishes, carpets and feminine products.
    The shop will have organic makeup and nail polish, which Harders describes as “beautiful and natural.” Other products free from harsh chemicals include sunscreens, deodorant and mosquito repellents, including All Terrain products. Harders said living out in the country, she tested and found products that really do their job.
    Other items will include jewelry, scarves, a muffin of the day, with even gluten-free items. All will be from scratch, using basic, organic ingredients. “They are an awesome alternative,” said Harders.
    Harders and Brady are both finishing their Certified Natural Health Practitioner certifications. Harders has taken “hundreds of hours of herbal training.”
    She offers full body assessments and Zyto Compass Readings, which includes a simple 3-5 minute scan to give a report for informed decisions on what products to use.
    Just down the hallway, is Harders' daughter's salon, The Hideaway: A Paul Mitchell Focus salon, which opened Aug. 2.
    Kelsey attended the Paul Mitchell School in Wichita, graduating with honors. “She has a God-given passion for it,” said Harders.
    Kelsey worked with Paul Mitchell Global Artistic Director Robert Cromeans for several years in Oklahoma. She has taught at the Paul Mitchell School in Wichita for the last year, while styling from her home as well. After working with big platform artists, she thought it would be great “to bring that to Newton.”
    Featured services include smoothing Brazilian Blowouts, beauty salon treatments, hairpieces and extensions, with a full color bar. Kelsey noted that a specialty of Paul Mitchell is the wash house, with ambiance music and lighting, and 15 minute head, neck and shoulder massages. Check the Facebook page for deals for new clients and referrals.
    Kelsey said she has several stylists-in-training and will be looking to hire. “We believe you can teach anyone who has that drive and passion.”
    Harders said Newton felt like coming home. The site of Kelsey's salon is where Harders brought her for hair cuts years ago to the April Dawn Paul Mitchell Salon.
    Page 2 of 2 - Harders was also a teacher in Newton in the mid-1980s until she retired to be a mom and later, a home-schooler. She and her husband, Scott, moved their family to the rural Moundridge area, where their girls became award-winning rodeo queens.

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