Whitney Kotowski has opened Mane Moxie, a hair salon at 3270 W. Iles.

“I’ve been doing hair for 20 years,” Kotowski said. “I wanted to do my own thing and have a more intimate atmosphere for my clients.”

Kotowski looked at various locations but settled on the remaining 2,200 square feet in the West Iles Business Center, next to Tacology 201. The salon officially opened on Dec. 11 and has eight cutting stations and five coloring areas.

“I have two assistants right now, and I’m going to start employing other stylists come January,” said Kotowski.

“I’ve had a lot of family help support me along this journey, and I’m very thankful for everyone.”