Last week, The Leader profiled Oak Forest’s Lauri Stufflebeme, who signed a lease for the final 1,250 square-foot space in the Ella Oaks Phase I center to open skoah, a facials only concept with a proprietary skin and hair care product line. The business will be between Brush & Bobby and Local Poke.
Stufflebeme said she hopes to be open by April 2019. Customers can get on the list for a free facial once skoah opens. Those who sign up will also be kept informed of pre-openings specials and other announcements.
Visit www.skoah.com/Houston and follow them on Facebook and Instagram @Skoah Oakforest.
Black Dog Records to fill vacated Gipsy Girls
Swamplot had the scoop on Black Dog Records, which has filed a permit for a new space at 726 W. 19th St., where kids’ karaoke and tween party shop Gipsy Girls used to reside. Reports are that Black Dog plans to redo the 1,700 square feet of space inside and fill it with the vinyl from its former location at 4900 Bissonnet St.
Black Dog joins Painting With a Twist, Gold Rush Collective Tattoo Parlour, Replay Games old school video game shop, and InStep Pilates.
New restaurant to open on West 19th
After a fire took out Southern Goods at 632 W 19th St. and a crowdfunding effort to repair damages fell short, chef Lyle Bento said he would not reopen the eatery.
But another restaurant will open in its place. Anvil owner Bobby Heugel told Culturemap that he’s teaming up with James Beard Award-winning chef Justin Yu to open a restaurant there. The two already own Better Luck Tomorrow in the Heights.
“They signed a lease last month and we are excited it’s in the hands of great operators,” Revive’s Monica Danna said.
Pay $50 for $60 at Birds Barbershop
Now through the end of the year, purchase $60 worth of gift cards at Birds Barbershop, 420 E 20th St., and pay only $50. Those who purchase two or more gift cards ($100) will receive a limited edition Birds Barbershop beanie.
These lids are not available for purchase separately. The beanie gift card deal is only available in stores, but you can also purchase gift cards and other Birds gifts online in their new online shop at birdsbarbershop.com.
Haum Salon announces sale
Haum’s Joey Cox announced online that he has sold Haum Salon to longtime stylist Kathryn Thompson.
“I’ll still be taking care of all my ladies and gentlemen in the same location with the same phone number and online booking,” Cox said. “It has been so much fun taking the salon to where I have and I can’t wait to see where Kathryn takes it next.”
With the sale comes a new name. Top Knot Salon will make its debut in December.
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