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about ladybird

Ladybird specializes in transformational personal styling. Owned and operated by and for women, Ladybird teaches a unique method for finding and developing true personal style.

Ladybird hatched in the Spring of 2010 when founder, Molly Bingaman, stumbled upon something shocking.

Women, on the whole, were missing something significant.

Confused by clothing and distracted by fashion, they were judging their appearance using all the wrong metrics. Comparing themselves to friends and co-workers, spending money on things they didn't even like, and feeling lost and overwhelmed in stores and dressing rooms, womankind was in need of an intervention.

Offended by the notion that a woman should feel less than capable, Molly began teaching fledgling style seekers the ropes of how to recover their sense of self by using their sense of style.

Ladybird Personal Styling founder Molly Bingaman posing with hairstylist Geena in the Ladybird Salon in Kansas City
Founder, Molly Bingaman and Hairstylist, Geena Mericle

And just like that, Ladybird was born.

Ten years later, and with a team of compassionate style, hair & makeup experts lending their skills and joining the cause, Ladybird has helped countless hundreds of women (and men) find their expressive style. Working out of a renovated bus depot, Ladybird's styling studio is a 4,000 square foot love hub, where women can be comfortably themselves and surrounded by others who get them.

There is a lot to sift through when it comes to bravely addressing how you feel about your appearance, and we're here for that. Never again do we want a woman to feel she is out of her league in a boardroom, uncomfortable at an event, or like the other moms in the carpool line are cooler than her. We know that the key to personal style is within reach and right around the corner.

Our deepest desire is to empower women to live authentically, and we won't stop until effortless personal style is the norm for women everywhere.

The Ladybird Style Lab is located in the heart of the Kansas City Crossroads Arts District. Our services are offered both in person and online.

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Entrance to Ladybird Personal Styling and Salon in Kansas City
The Ladybird Style Lab
Ladybird Styling personal stylist Rachel picking out clothes at Ladybird Personal Styling in Kansas City

meet the Team

Molly Bingaman

Molly Bingaman

Founder / Creative Director / Boss Lady

Trained by Stacy London of TLC's What Not to Wear, Molly has over ten years of experience styling men and women. In 2010 she founded Ladybird with the bold intent of changing the way people see themselves, their style, and the world around them. A natural visionary with Big Dreams for Ladybird, Molly's major plan is total world domination.

Rachel Doescher

Rachel Doescher

styling director / "The Essential"

Rachel is passionate about helping women find their innate beauty and guiding them through the process of understanding and enhancing it through their personal sense of style. Rachel joined Ladybird in 2015 and has since guided hundreds of women (and men!) through the Ladybird process. In addition to styling, Rachel is the keeper of passwords, reigning Queen of closet organization, and can put an Ikea cabinet together like nobody's business.

Geena Mericle Armstrong

Geena Mericle Armstrong

Hairstylist / Dance Party Specialist

Geena has been a hairstylist for 8 years and is on fire for transformational hairstyling. In 2017 she joined the team and started the Salon at Ladybird. Known for her infectious laugh, heart of gold, and ever-changing personal style, her exuberant spirit brings joy and life to all around her.

Natalie Sutton

Natalie Sutton

Makeup Artist / "Baby Chick"

Natalie loves to help women discover the right colors, products, and techniques that suit both their look and their lifestyle. Whether it’s a few key products or the whole kit-n-caboodle, she can help you create a beauty routine that feels just right. The newest member of the Ladybird team, her gentle spirit and attention to detail make Natalie the perfect fit for Ladybird.

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