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Investing In Our Community

If you’re a client or friend of the salon, you have probably noticed how The James Salon,  Spa and Boutique is committed to the communities in which we serve. At our East Grand Rapids location, we have supported the community through our partnerships with both the East Grand Rapids school foundation and Kid’s Food Basket with “give backs” and events that raise awareness to the needs of these nonprofits.

At our newest Ada location, the James Salon, Spa & Boutique will continue to partner with community organizations that are meaningful to us. Our September 19th Grand Opening event will benefit the Grand Rapids Women’s Resource Center, an organization committed to educating and empowering women to workplace success. 

This October, look out for another partnership event that will benefit Grand Rapids HQ, a drop-in center where youth experiencing homelessness encounter authentic relationships and belonging.

Want to get involved but can’t make it to the events… we would love to hear from you! Call us at 616-776-6090 or 616-920-7120, or email us at

Learn more about the Women’s Resource Center at and HQ by visiting:

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Soft Opening SUCCESS!

Oh what a night it was!  To say we were overwhelmed with the love and support at our August 19th Soft Opening Event at The James in Ada is an understatement.  Over 400 of you came and celebrated our newest location… we handed out our 200 swag bags within the first 20 minutes of the event!

It was amazing to see the support from everyone and we believe all of you have had a piece in making our newest location a SUCCESS.  We can’t wait for you to stop back in to explore the boutique, try one of our custom facials or a luxury pedicure and enjoy the new Ada Village development we get to call home!

Can’t get enough?  Well you’re in luck!  The James truly invests in the communities in which our businesses are located and enjoys giving back. We are partnering with the Grand Rapids Women’s Resource Center for a Community-wide Grand Opening Event on Thursday, September 19th from 6:30-9 pm... 20% of all sales that evening will be donated to WRC.  In addition, if you come to the event with business-style clothing donations for WRC, The James will provide you 20% off of your boutique purchase on your next visit!

From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU for the success of last month’s event and cannot wait to see you visiting our newest location in the months ahead!

Kara Cole Turner
Getting Chatty With Patti

Our stunning new cutting-edge medical aesthetics spa is now open at our Ada location!  From your first step onto the 3500 square foot loft space you will notice a fresh and airy feel. The James Spa will allow you to remove your outer veil, take in all of the luxury services we have to offer and truly relax. 


Leading the way is Master Aesthetician and Laser Technician, Patti Alberts, bringing 12 years of experience to share with our guests and spa team.


It’s so exciting and invigorating to open this gorgeous spa,” says Patti. “I’m excited to provide results-driven treatments to the clients of The James. The vibe is super relaxing and comfortable – not stiff at all. Our goal is to simply have everyone walk out of their experience here feeling amazing.”


The James Spa boasts a service menu that is sure to excite avid spa-goers and first-time guests alike! Botox, fillers, microblading, microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing, hydrafacials, IPL treatments and customized medical grade facials, laser hair removal, sugaring hair removal, lash exetensions and so many others can all be found on the list!  


Patti’s favorite quote sums up what inspires her every day: “Behind every successful man or women is him or herself.”  A great reminder that everything you need is within yourself.  At The James, our latest spa offerings will help the true YOU shine through.  


Call or visit us today to make your next appointment!

 The James Salon, Spa & Boutique

550 Settlers Drive #102

Ada, MI 49301


A Day In The Life: Meet Jen

Jen is among the friendliest and most artistic faces you will come to know at The James Boutique. By title she is a Merchandising Specialist, Personal Stylist and Buying Team Member. She helps the boutique look amazing, helps clients find the perfect outfits and accessories, all while keeping in mind what clients may need or want that isn’t already on the shelves! This is one busy and very talented girl! 


“One of my favorite things about my role at The James is that I get to contribute to a vision I believe in, I find so much joy in creating something for others to find joy in.” Jen has played a pivotal role in choosing colors and fabrics, creating stories with the clothing and designing layouts that are easy for clients to shop. This will continue with the opening of The James’ new location in Ada opening in just one week!


“We are growing into a new location, expanding in size to offer a larger variety of brands and begin reaching the working woman, but our heart and soul will remain the same! Our hope is that clients will feel the warmth and comfort of our James Family the same way they do when they walk into our East Grand Rapids location.” Says Jen. Along with maintaining their stellar customer service James and the staff will also continue to support the community with exciting new relationships with HQ and Women’s Resource Center! Keep an eye out for announcements on how you can help support these efforts. 


Stop by to meet Jen and the rest of the staff at The James Boutique next week… they can’t wait to show you all the new treasures and give you a tour!

Kara Cole Turner
We Are Hiring!

We are currently looking to fill several positions at both our current location in East Grand Rapids and our new location in Ada opening in just a couple weeks!

In our search for Stylists, Estheticians, Manicurists and Receptionists… our hope is that we will find the perfect individuals to complete our team.

If you are positive, energetic, friendly, dependable, eager and fashion-forward we would love to chat about a possible opportunity! Inquiries can be made via phone 616-776-6090 or by filling out the form below!

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Kara Cole Turner
Happy Hour Shopping Spree? Yes PLEASE!!

Do you love a little retail therapy? Or maybe you know someone who does… planning a private Sip & Shop at The James Boutique is exactly what you need! 


Leave the kids at home, invite 10 or more of your best girls and let The James Family do the rest. The boutique will be yours for the evening so you can try on all of those “I’m not sure if I love this” or “OMG I love this” and feel free to strut it out to gather all the friendly advice you need. Still not sure about it? Our personal clothing stylists will be on hand to help you put together the best trends and offer up a few outfits you will easily fall in love with. 


Now let’s talk deals… As a host you will receive 35% off of all of your purchases and guests will receive 15% off… and we will provide the small bites and bubbly!


Are you in the dog house? Plan one for your wife! 

Have a friend with a birthday coming up? Plan one for her!!

Just feeling like you need a fun and different night out? Plan one for yourself!!!


Private Sip & Shops are available at both the East Grand Rapids and Ada (opening in August) locations. For more details or to make your reservation call 616-776-6090 or email us at

Learn more about the boutique, salon and staff visit us on our websites &

Kara Cole Turner
A Day In The Life: Mary Mackey Buyer & Clothing Stylist

Clothing trends are constantly evolving and changing, making the job of a buyer both exciting and nerve-wracking! Which brands do you approach? What will the clients need and love? How do you pick the perfect needles in the haystack of options that are out there? These are all questions that the expert, the fashion guru, the leading-by-example lady can answer! Mary is in charge of all of these things and so much more. Filled with intuition, knowledge and a whole lot of passion, this should be your go-to-girl for advice, trend questions, fitting room support or maybe just a hug. She is as sweet as she is sassy and The James Boutique is proud to have her!


Starting her day with a little caffeine, a walk with her pups and some mind-clearing yoga, she always comes in with a sunny “hey, how are ya.” When she’s not in the boutique she is busy on her laptop picking out the perfect pieces to add to the shelves. “Our clients play a huge part in what I order,” says Mary. Connecting with shoppers, building an intimate and personal relationship is one of her favorite aspects of her role. “Being on the floor allows me to really listen and understand what they want to see, and gives me a direction to move in that will stretch them a little too.”


“I’m so excited about everything we will have to offer this fall in both the East Grand Rapids location and our brand new build in Ada opening this August!” While the rest of us are soaking up every bit of summer we can get, Mary has been focusing on what trends will be waiting for us come fall. “Snake print is the new neutral, you will see an abundance of saturated colors and deeper jewel tones, and for the men we are anticipating a more casual trend… think more happy hour and less office.”


Chatting with Mary felt much like visiting with an old friend… and we couldn’t walk away empty handed of course! She is a MUST on the list of to-do’s in Grand Rapids as is The James Boutique! You can catch a sneak peek or two and join the mailing list at Happy shopping friends!

Kara Cole Turner