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Kristen Gossett, Extra Care Hair Co.
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Kristen Gossett, Extra Care Hair Co.

Open for Business: Extra Care Hair Co.

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Extra Care Hair Co.
Kristen Gossett is taking on her first business venture with Extra Care Hair Co., an inclusive salon at 3636 S. Campbell Ave. Located inside Sola Salon Studios, Gossett said she’s on a one-year lease for $780 per month with Barbara Harris. Startup costs were around $6,000, she added. With prior hair care experience at Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop, Gossett said she saw a need for stylists to serve people with special needs, such as those with autism and sensory processing disorder. Operating by appointment only, her single-chair studio salon is designed to meet standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It also is service-dog friendly and features scent-free products, dimmable light and fidget toys. Haircuts are $16-$24, and Gossett also does beard trims, waxes, colors and perms.
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment
Phone: (417) 770-4089

Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe
The second Springfield restaurant for Neighbor’s Mill Bakery & Cafe opened May 1 at 1301 E. Sunshine St., Ste. 120, in the center by Sagamore Hill Development. Husband-and-wife owners Clif and Lauren Brown signed a 10-year lease with Sagamore Hill Development Co. LLC for undisclosed terms on the 3,000-square-foot eatery. Clif Brown said the new location, which employs 35, focuses more on grab-and-go items than their other Neighbor’s Mill, 1435 E. Independence St. in Paige Reese Plaza. The menu offers pastries, soups, oatmeal, parfait, custom salads and sandwiches, generally priced at $3-$8, according to its website. In 2000, Lauren Brown’s parents opened the flagship bakery and cafe in Harrison, Arkansas, and another location in Rogers, Arkansas, is a franchise. According to Branco Enterprises Inc., the project’s general contractor, infill cost was $533,500. Dake Wells Architecture Inc. served as project designer.
Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Phone: (417) 886-2535

Clear Marketing
Kansas-based Soulgarden Inc., which does business in Missouri as Little Bird Marketing, purchased Branson-based Clear Entertainment and Marketing Group LLC for undisclosed terms. The acquisition closed June 1, with Priscilla McKinney, Little Bird Marketing’s president, taking over ownership of the company, aka Clear Marketing, from Trey Pelz. Little Bird Marketing works out of Joplin. McKinney said the Branson brand engagement agency’s name and office at 186 Payne Stewart Drive, Ste. C, in the Branson Hills Parkway area, would remain. With the acquisition, Pelz is pursuing an undisclosed new entrepreneurial endeavor. Pelz and Clear Marketing’s client list has included Branson area attractions Andy B’s Bowl Social, The Shepherd of the Hills and the Promised Land Zoo.
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Phone: (417) 266-6099


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