Live Oak Salon in downtown Katy expanded and aims to welcome new stylists to the family-friendly salon.

The appointment-only salon specializes in hair color and haircuts for men, women and children.

The background

Owner Caroline Costley opened the salon five years ago and expanded the salon in November after the adjacent suite was vacated. After removing the separating wall, Costley said she's tripled her salon space.

What to expect

With the expansion, Live Oak Salon now has a larger waiting room, shampoo room and a kids playroom for customers—a space Costley had to sacrifice years ago to make room for additional stylists. Additionally, Costley said she's looking to hire an additional part- or full-time stylist.

Quote of note

"We love old Katy because of its hometown traditional values. It is very important to us that we find stylists who are aligned with our values so that we can maintain the family-friendly, uplifting atmosphere of our salon," Costley said via email. "Our customers become like family, and it makes work not feel like work. We love this about our salon and want to continue to provide the best experience for our customers and our stylists."