Style & Beauty
The Parlor House
7/3/2018 3:17:08 PM
Parlor House

Downtown sure is bustling, and another cool new business has burst upon the scene. The Parlor House, a high end, full-service hair salon, opened its doors this past April. 

Adrien Lyles is the proud owner of this beautiful space. She was born and raised in New Orleans and moved here at the age of 21 after marrying her husband Ira, a Lake Charles native.

"We worked with local businesses to create a unique environment,” she says. "Chelsea Brennan with Brennan Interiors did a gorgeous job on the interior design and Chris Brennan captured all the photography that hangs in the salon. In addition, Josh Guillory did the iron work and Chad Whited did our branding. I love that people know these amazingly hard-working and talented individuals and get to see their work when they come in.”

Lyles has been doing hair for almost 16 years, and this is the first salon that she’s owned. "But, my mom and dad were both hairdressers, so I grew up around the business. I was the little girl playing with perm rods on the floor of their salon.”

It took a year and a half to make her vision a reality. "It started with a very simple drawing on a piece of paper and a grand idea to do something different,” Lyles says. "My husband was a vital part in planning and building. He was so invested in finding and creating our vision for the salon.” 

It was important to Lyles for The Parlor House to have a downtown location. "I worked in the downtown area for almost 10 years,” she says. "In that time, we were able to watch the downtown community grow. Being a part of so many events in the heart of the city made me want to be able to have that experience again.”

The salon has eight talented stylists. "I thought it was very important to select a team that has the same visions and desires for their careers as I did,” Lyles says. "It’s more meaningful to have the right people than just finding stylists to fill the chairs. I think our staff is the thing that sets us apart. We truly love what we do and we work as a team. Everyone feels welcomed and relaxed when they come in.” 

Lyles says that effortless, lived-in hair color and styles are a huge request. "We do a lot of balayage, which is a hand-painted lightening method that is very natural and grows out easily. But we also have a lot of fashion colors and straight razor shaves.” 

Along with cuts and color, the salon offers esthetics services such as facials, full body waxing, skin-tightening treatments, and aromatherapy. "We also have a barber, who focuses on men’s grooming and straight razor shaves,” Lyles says. "In addition to beauty services, we offer unique gifts and beauty products.”

Now that her dream is a reality, Lyles’s mission is to have the community be a part of it. "When you walk through our doors we want you to feel welcomed, excited, and ready to be taken care of. The people of Lake Charles make The Parlor House a home!”

The Parlor House is located at 825 Ryan St. in downtown Lake Charles. Their hours are Monday: noon – 7 p.m., Tuesday: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Wednesday: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Closed Thursday and Sunday. 

For more information, go to their Facebook page or call (337) 429-5483.

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