By Monica Pierce
MyKala Bowlby is an Idaho native with a passion for giving her clients beautiful hair and an outstanding customer experience.
Born and raised in Salmon, Idaho, Bowlby moved to the Treasure Valley at the age of 16. After graduating high school a year early, she attended the prestigious Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy where she completed her studies within a year, earning every available certification. After six more years of experience as a commissioned and then independent stylist, with a growing reputation as one of Treasure Valley’s top up-and-coming stylists, Bowlby turned her attention to fulfilling her long-term goal of opening her own salon.
The first salon Bowlby worked at early on in her career was in Eagle. With her existing clientele residing here, she knew she wanted Eagle to be the home of her first salon. In 2018, Bowlby began seeking the perfect space, looking specifically for a location that offered plenty of natural light with a bright and airy feel – the ideal environment for a salon that would specialize in hair coloring and extensions.
Mykala then discovered the space that was previously Bella Beauty Supply and Salon, which is nestled in a convenient but quiet location in the very heart of Eagle. After evaluating 13 other locations, a year later the space was still available, and Bowlby knew the space at 46 Eagle River Street was meant to be.
After a fresh makeover for the 13-year-old space, giving it new life as a light and airy modern salon, MyKala and Co. was ready to open its doors.
Officially opened on August 1st of 2019, the salon is now in full swing. The salon has several specialist stylists including Ashley Enstrom who came from the California salon that created the brand, Pulp Riot; a popular fashion color line. MyKala and Co. stylists bring expertise, creativity, and top-notch customer care to every client visit.
In Bowlby’s words, MyKala and Co. Salon offers a high-quality experience to clients with all types of hair care needs, in a warm and inviting atmosphere. When you step into the salon, you are sure to be greeted by a friendly staff member, offered your choice from a variety of beverages, while engaging with your stylist to get the exact cut and color you’ve been looking for.
According to Bowlby’s business manager (and soon-to-be-husband), Derek Lemon, the new salon is the first of what will likely be many MyKala and Co. salons, as the duo plans to expand and franchise in the future.
MyKala and Co. stylists are looking forward to seeing familiar and many new faces in the salon, especially since, for a limited time, new clients receive a free haircut with any color service. So, call (208) 971-3535 today to book your appointment.
Visit mykalaandco.com to learn more about the salon and services offered.