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James A Howell

Owner, Stylist

Upon graduating from cosmetology school, James went to Chicago to advance his education, where he also worked for a time as an assistant. His career has spanned the better part of the past 25 years, including furthering his education at the Vidal Sassoon Academy in Santa Monica, California, where he developed his skills as a stylist. Discovering his love for hair color, James excelled as a Color Specialist while working for a European designer for 8 years. Eager to take the next step, James ventured off in 2000 and celebrated the opening of Salon Mir in 2002.

​Favorite L'Oréal Professionnel product - Absolut Lipidium Repair Blow-Dry Creme
Favorite Movie - Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell
Favorite Book - the Harry Potter series

To schedule with James,
call the Salon at 816-363-4247



Takako “Coco” joins the Salon Mir family by way of Tokyo, Japan. Having been in Kansas City since she moved to the US, she brings with her over 20+ years of knowledge, expertise and continuing education. She is fantastic with blonding techniques, including hand painted balayage methods. She also is very talented with bridal and special even up-dos. A student of the Vidal Sassoon cutting program, she has also attended various continuing educational classes for  foiling, hand-painting, up-dos, blondes, etc. Coco is the happy mother of a daughter and son along with a very rambunctious Australian Shepard, Gracie.

To schedule with Coco,
call her at 816-726-1341