It's hard to imagine a more loyal LaSienne customer than Kayla Wilbers. Kayla first had her hair cut at LaSienne 26 years ago — it was her very first haircut. She has been coming back ever since, seeing Vanna Imler for the last 21 years. So what has kept Kayla around for so long? "Vanna is an excellent stylist and knows what she's doing," Kayla says. "She's part therapist. I know all about her kids. She knows all about my dogs."
Kayla currently works as the Marketing Manager at Huber & Associates. She is also incredibly active in the Jefferson City community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Heart of Missouri American Red Cross, hYPe Leadership and Rotaract. She is also involved with Zonta and the Jeff City START internship initiative through the Chamber of Commerce. She was named to the Ones to Watch 2012 list by Jefferson City Magazine. When she's not working or volunteering, she enjoys playing on indoor and sand volleyball teams year-round, attending Mizzou games, hanging out at the Lake of the Ozarks and spending time with her family and friends.
Much like her life, Kayla likes trying different things when it comes to her hair.
"Vanna likes me because I let her play," Kayla says. "I'm the kind of person that doesn't like to go in and get the same haircut every time. I've had short cuts, long cuts, in-between cuts."
Kayla says that Vanna likes to keep up on the latest trends by attending shows and conferences, but that she knows what will work for Kayla and doesn't try anything too outrageous on her. Kayla recalls her junior year of college when she had her hair died a dark brown. Kayla and Vanna thought it looked great — Kayla's mom (who also has her hair cut by Vanna) thought she was trying to go for a gothic look.
In addition to having her hair cut at LaSienne, Kayla has taken advantage of several other services offered including massages, waxing, pedicures and manicures. When she got married in August 2010, she brought her bridal party in to have their hair done. She was very appreciative of how accommodating and welcoming LaSienne was, even allowing them to bring in breakfast and mimosas.
"It's like family," Kayla says.
After 26 years, we might as well be.