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Check Out Caitlyn Clithero’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Caitlyn Clithero.

Hi Caitlyn, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Just a Southern gal at heart, living in Kansas City. I grew up with a stylist in the family and always had an interest in the Cosmetology world but thought after High School, my path was to go to college. I spent six years around the Columbia, Mo area before finally moving up to Kansas City. This is where I started to pursue my love of Cosmetology, enrolling in Z HAIR ACADEMY in Lees Summit. I was drawn to the local ownership and the idea of a career ready knowledge when graduating. It was very clear early on that I wanted to be in a Downtown, Boutique style of salon and that is eventually where I ended up and really honed my skills as a stylist in the West Plaza area of KC. After four years in the Plaza area, I felt ready to open my own business and chose Overland Park to be the location. I partnered with Phenix Salon and Suites and opened the doors to Southern Roots by Caitlyn as soon as I could after Quarantine had lifted. Everything worked out perfect in a world of 2020 crazy. I have a salon built on the Southern Charm style I was raised in, in Arkansas and the modern touches of the Kansas City lifestyle I am used to now.

I specialize in Custom Coloring and Lightening Techniques, such as Balayage and Platinum Blondes. Certified in Lanza Healing Color and Keratin Complex treatments as well having extensive knowledge of Hand Tied, Sewn In Extensions. At Southern Roots, I have also been lucky enough to build my own Organic SprayTan Business using Lavish Tan. My goal, being to bring Kansas City high-end services into one suite while maintaining reasonable pricing and a fun, relaxing atmosphere.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Covid was a huge hurdle to jump. I opened a new business, a salon when the world was on lockdown. Yes, I had reached out to my clientele telling them of my new venture and the excitement that was sure to come, but I had no knowledge when I would get to open or if all my clients would follow me over to Overland Park.

It ended up being such a blessing, I was able to further my knowledge in my color line, my services offered and fully prepare for proper ways to keep myself and my clients safe after opening.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Healthy Lived in Color Looks is my specialty. I am known for extending color appointments, making your color look natural as it grows out…letting you go a little longer between appointments while still looking fresh.

Southern Roots is also known for its Organic SprayTans! Personally applied by myself, Leaving a beautiful, natural glow after just 6 hours. The Lavish Tan Solution is a Brown Sugar base that leaves your skin moisturized and glowing! And the best part the actual appointments only take 15 min!!

I believe what truly sets Southern Roots and me as a professional apart is my heart for this community. You won’t hear me bashing or comparing someone’s work or business, I would much rather build up the Cosmetology community in Kansas City as well as pushing support for female ran businesses in KC! I have a whole card section of local business lead by women, I love it… let’s support each other to the fullest.

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
Invest in your hair, love your hair….all in all, just feel good in being who you are, whether it’s Blonde, Brunette or Hell even a mix of both!


  • Lavish Organic Tan $35
  • Haircut $48
  • Color Starting at $90
  • Highlights Starting at $100
  • Balayage Starting at $100

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Image Credits
Shelby Biggs Photography

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