Hali Stevenson

After moving to Kansas from Wyoming shortly before Kindergarten, Hali was raised a "country girl" in a small town south of Wichita. She graduated high school and attended the University of Kansas before deciding that cosmetology and the beauty industry was her passion. A licensed hairstylist for ten years and salon owner for six she loves creative freedom and the ability to form her work schedule around the needs of her children. Hali now calls El Dorado home and resides there happily with her son Riley (b.2009), her daughter Heidi (b. 2015). When her schedule isn't packed with youth sports, or working behind the chair in her salon, she enjoys time with friends at any patio restaurant or a good girls day out exploring new local shops.

Top 5 Spots to Take Kids Hiking in Kansas

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or beginner, Kansas offers fantastic trails & parks for hiking! Get out with the kids and enjoy Mother Nature at one of these Wichita Mom-Approved spots. Click here for our...

Explore with Kids: Cross Timbers State Park

  You've heard of hiking trails in Kansas and if you love to explore our great state, chances are you have probably ventured out on a few and even taken the kids along. But have...

If Self-Care Feels Boring, You’re Doing It Right

Self care is a very un-beautiful thing, and unfortunately it has become another thing women are expected to balance and be good at. We are constantly bombarded with ads for yet another quick fix...

Explore With Kids: Little Jerusalem Badlands | Kansas’ Newest State Park

Kansas has a new state park that has been well worth the wait! Little Jerusalem Badlands officially opened to the public in October 2019 and has been on my "to-hike" list ever since.   Located...

Lonely Isn’t Always Alone

Motherhood is singlehandedly the most contradicting "job" I have ever experienced.  I was 19 when I had my first baby, N I N E T E E N.   Heck I was still a baby. From the...
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Dating After Divorce: When to Let Love In

Marriage is hard. Divorce is hard. Dating after divorce and trusting yourself to love again is a never-ending, uphill battle. As parents we strive to give our children the best, to teach them everything they need to...

Take Your Child to Work Day (April 25)

This Thursday is Take Your Child to Work Day, for some of us this happens everyday (shout out to those Work-at-Home moms) and for others it could mean introducing your son or daughter to the...

Chuck the Checklist (and Save Your Life)

I'm a list maker by nature. I run a salon, a family, and a home. If I don't write it down I'll forget it's as simple as that and if we are being completely honest...

Recycled Hair: Getting More “Wear” Out of Your Wash Day

If you are reading this, chances are you are a mom, are going to be a mom, or really love a mom (and can totally share this quick easy "re-style" with her in which...

To Me, With Love

We live in a society where everyone has an opinion and yet hardly anyone has the willingness to be vulnerable and open to tell you their truth that backs that opinion. So here I...

Hope for the Homeless

There are times in my life when I feel as though I slide and shift from being as appreciative and grateful as I expect my children to be and take things for granted left...

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Taboo of Mental Health

I've always been confident and ambitious, often described by those around me as one of the happiest people they know. My career as a hairstylist and salon owner gives me the direct opportunity every...

Top 5 Margaritas in Wichita

Kansas is well-known for its vivid sunsets, and during the heat of the summer one of my favorite ways to quench my thirst after a long day is with an ice cold margarita. Whether...

Don’t Call Her A Princess, Call Her Brave

From the moment I found out I was expecting a daughter I dreaded the word princess.   You see, as a woman/sister/daughter/mother I am used to being labeled and generalized as "just a girl", timid, or...