The Sedalia JCPenney celebrated the store’s recent renovations and grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting Friday morning. Over the last three months the store added a Sephora cosmetics section, renovated the store and renamed the hair salon. From left, K.C. Agin, manager of The Salon by InStyle, Don Lambertz, store manager, and Caitlin Fischer, Sephora beauty manager, cut the ribbon while Sedalia Mayor Stephen Galliher and Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Angie Thomas look on. “This is a tremendous opportunity for our city,” Lambertz said. “We’re one of seven (smaller) stores in the whole nation that’s getting (Sephora), and we’re the first one opened.”
Kaytlin VanSteenburg, left, of Sedalia, asks Sephora Product Consultant Karlie Greer about different types of make-up foundations Friday during the grand re-opening of the JCPenney store. “I was the first person in line,” VanSteenburg said. “I was here at 7 o’clock.” Approximately 100 people were lined up at 9 a.m. for the store’s grand re-opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.
Natasha Heinen, center, takes a selfie with her friends, from left, Victoria Stowell, Julie Mironova and Alena Ryakhmyatallov on Friday inside the new Sephora cosmetics area inside the recently renovated Sedalia JCPenney store.
As the doors officially opened Friday at JCPenney, the first 100 customers received a Sephora gift bag from Sephora Senior Field Manager James Gable, left, and Sephora Beauty Manager Billie Jean Rodriguez, of the Manhattan, Kansas store. “It has the brand new look of a big city store,” JCPenney Manager Don Lambertz added.
Photos by Faith Bemiss | Democrat