The Velvet Chair Hair Salon

Hair Salon

The Velvet Chair is a unique full-service salon for both women and men in an exclusive location in charming downtown Lawrence, Kansas. We specialize in European color and progressive haircuts to suit your personal style, and carry a full line of beauty and styling products, featuring Kenra, bareMinerals, Goldwell, Schwarzkopf, Olaplex, Amika, American Crew and more.


About michele

Michele Longhurst, owner and founder of The Velvet Chair, has been a hair stylist with a keen eye for design and aesthetics for more than twenty-eight years. A licensed cosmetologist and barber, she specializes in European color and progressive haircuts to suit the style of each individual client.

Michele's worked in Austin, Kansas City, and, since 1994, in the charming midwestern college town of Lawrence, Kansas. She also travels regularly to New York for her clients who reside there.

She apprenticed under one of the original members of the Vidal Sassoon team who came to the United States. Michele has completed extensive continuing education programs with industry leaders such as TIGI, Goldwell, Schwarzkopf, Redken, L'Oréal Paris and O.P.I. She believes that continuing education is the most valuable way to stay ahead in an ever-changing field.