Beauty Supply store opens in downtown Blythewood

Lady Lana store owners Star and Johnnie Waller and Mayor J. Michael Ross, center, cut the ribbon during the grand opening of the store last week. Joining them are, from left, Kesha Harrell, Ebony Allen, the Wallers and mayor, Carri Edwards, Priscilla and Arthur McCoy. | Barbara Ball

BLYTHEWOOD – It could be said that the town’s newest business is bent on making the town look good.

Lady Lana’s, a beauty supply store that opened last week in McNulty Plaza, will offer cosmetics, hair, nail and skin care products, jewelry, women’s casual shoes, gift items, hair accessories, barber supplies and a mirrored wig salon.  The store will carry popular brands of hair care products including Motions, Luster’s and Clairol.

The store’s proprietors, Star and Johnnie Waller, opened the store, named after their granddaughter, Lana, with a ribbon cutting last Friday. Star said their goal in opening the store is to meet a need in the community.

“There were no beauty supply stores in this area. They were all in Columbia or Winnsboro. Nothing here,” Waller said. “We’re excited about what we offer, and we’re looking forward to doing business in this community where we live and worship,” she said.

The Wallers moved to Blythewood from Columbia six years ago and are members of Round Top Baptist Church. Star is a marketing representative for a health care agency, and Johnnie is a former nuclear engineer with SCANNA and now works in the company’s corporate office. They are the parents of three grown children and an eight-year-old daughter.

Following the ribbon cutting, presided over by Mayor J. Michael Ross, Waller talked about her vision for the new store.

“Right now we’re just getting settled and getting to know our customers,” Waller said. “But we’re planning some exciting innovations, including launching our own line of Lady Lana cosmetics and fragrances.”

She also plans to customize the store’s services.

“We’ll be providing students from Westwood High School and Blythewood High School with individual makeup sessions for prom,” Waller said. “And we’re going to do some other special things that I think our customers will enjoy.”

The store will be manned by two employees during store hours, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Monday – Saturday. The store is located at 420-McNulty Street, Blythewood. For information, call 803-638-4114.


  1. Terris says

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Count on support from the Rileys!

  2. Valerie says

    Awesome! Congratulations! Looking forward to supporting your business.

  3. Symone says

    Congrats I will be in tomorrow!!!!

  4. Jacqueline says

    Excellent! You have my support. Will be in soon.

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