Since opening their first spa—Sassy SunTan & Oxygen Bar—Heather and Adam Larribas have added a second sunning sanctuary called Sassy Tan & Spa. In addition to providing tanning services, the original location features an aromatherapeutic oxygen bar, while its counterpart on Star Ranch Road offers massage therapy. Visitors to the oxygen bar inhale air that's 90–95% oxygen, as opposed to the 21% usually found in everyday air. Meanwhile, aromatherapy scents such as vanilla, piña colada, and orange bolster the energizing effects of the vapor as soothing eucalyptus scents attract curious koalas.
Both locations offer bronzing via UV beds as well as airbrush gear. In accordance with a mission statement prioritizing cleanliness and comfort, staffers stock each private treatment room with tissues, water, deodorant, and candy. Here, tanners bask in the glow of beds equipped with varying levels of intensity, or close their eyes as a cloud of bronzing mist settles on their skin during an airbrush tan.
As children, we often fantasize about opening a business with our best friend. As adults, we rarely follow through with our childhood dreams. But there are always exceptions. Amanda Dani Hernandez and Brittany Ann McMullen, friends since elementary school, made their joint spa-owning dream come true. After both attended beauty school, the ladies polished their skills while working together at a spa in Breckenridge. A few years later, they decided to combine their talents and launch Colorado Mountain Day Spa in their hometown.
Before officially opening their spa's doors in 2011, Amanda and Brittany carefully designed the space with a unified mountain theme. Each of the four treatment rooms embodies the essence of one season, and the Garden of the Gods–themed bathroom features floral accents and iconic red rocks. While enjoying luxurious spa services such as facials, massages, and body wraps, clients also relish soothing spa sounds ranging from flowing rivers to birds politely requesting that worms come to the table for dinner.
At Studio A Collective of Stylists, a team of hair experts hand-picked by owner Andrea Tucker stays abreast of the latest trends and advises clients with up-to-the-minute style advice gleaned through regular trainings. Wielding products from Screen, Phyto, and Sebastian, the stylists tend locks with cuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and coloring services that include semipermanent dyes and glosses––treatments that lack the permanent hold of traditional dyes or bubblegum colorings. Stylists also color-coordinate nails to outfits with durable Shellac manicures and pedicures, and protect skin from unwanted hair with a slew of facial-waxing services. Styling tips for time between appointments foster long-lasting chic and protection from bedhead epidemics, as do complimentary maintenance trims in the salon, where walls brim with the creative wares of a rotating featured artist.:m.]]
Fountain of Youth Skin Care’s skilled aestheticians restore skin to a glowing, youthful state with vitamin-infused serums and organic scrubs. Their popular organic enzyme facial, for example, hydrates and rejuvenates skin cells with natural enzymes and fruit extracts. Though they pride themselves on using all-natural ingredients, the spa’s aestheticians don’t shy away from advanced treatments such as chemical peels and MicroPhototherapy facials. The latter of these combats signs of aging with collagen-stimulating pulses of heat and light energy, and its lack of abrasives means that no downtime is necessary for recovery. Waxing treatments keep freshly groomed faces and bodies free of unwanted hair, while micro-needling is designed to help the body form new layers of smoother, younger-looking skin.
For the past 32 years, Tan Your Hide's proprietors have witnessed every innovation in UV and sunless tanning, selecting the best and most current technologies to outfit nine locations. European Ergoline UV tanning beds darken skin tones at seven levels of intensity. Tan Your Hide's representatives replace each bed's bulbs a minimum of four times per year, maintaining their capacity for perfecting pigmentation. Heated Mystic HD tanning booths spritz physiques with an even coat of healthy color. Tan Your Hide's interest in skin perfection doesn't end with coloration—its UV-free Beauty Angel red-light-therapy booth stimulates production of collagen and elastin, improving the condition of skin all over the body. The device's floor vibrates to tighten connective tissues and thereby reduce the appearance of cellulite.
At Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar, there are many ways to treat yourself—more than 75, to be specific. That’s the approximate count of the international and regional wines that populate the racks at the wine bar, which earned Open Table’s 2012 Top 100 Notable Wine Lists in the USA award. Ranging from New Zealand sauvignon blanc to Italian prosecco and syrah made in Colorado, diners have seemingly limitless pairing options to complement the kitchen’s bistro cuisine. The sommelier can also make pairing suggestions, such as coupling an Oregon King Estate pinot gris with seared scallops drizzled in Valencia orange and ginger beurre blanc. As you sip and dine, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide awe-inspiring views of the Front Range and the patio offers a place to sink into plush couches beside a fire pit.
As the stylists at Royal Salon Organic Care whittle away at unruly coifs, they eschew common ammonia- and paraben-laden chemical products in favor of natural, vegan Organic Salon Systems products. Under the leadership of owner Indre Roy, the experts wield these products while adding depth with highlights, razoring layers, and twisting tresses into updos for weddings or neck model auditions. Organic nail polishes also adhere to the salon’s philosophy, brightening fingertips after the nail technician draws on her background in reflexology to massage hands and arms. Extremities also get a treat in the form of homemade sea salt or sugar scrubs. Sugaring is offered for clients wishing to get rid of body and facial hair.
Whether trimming tresses, highlighting strands, or adding feathers to hair, stylist Angie knows she's doing what she loves. At Shear Imagination, she shares in her passion with zeal, using salon-trusted haircare brands such as Neuma and Kune and continually pushing herself to find new and unique ways to help her clients express themselves through their styles. In addition to her creative coloring and styling work, she also offers facial waxing to uncover sleek, curvaceous eyebrows or remove unwanted facial fuzz, which she hopes makes her clients feel more confident and beautiful. When weddings, proms, or other formal occasions crop up on the horizon, the stylist's aesthetic talents in formal-event styling—one of her specialties—give any client a new lease on glamour.
As Gina Rivera, part of a dynasty of beautifiers that spans more than seven decades, rose through the salon ranks, she noticed a gaping hole in the industry: the lack of rentable salon suites. With the help of her business-savvy husband Jason, Gina remedied the problem, creating Phenix Salon Suites, a 4,500-square-foot cluster of 22 private suites inhabited and decorated by independent stylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists. Kendra Eggleton, a stylist for eight years, mans one such suite, where she employs her specialized training in updos, blowouts, and styling. Throughout the entire space, vaulted 12- and 13-foot ceilings soar over colorful rooms with hardwood floors, and in the entryway, decorative water fixtures gurgle or offer legal advice.
The friendly technicians at Serenity Springs Day Spa and Salon wield the latest in beauty brands while showcasing their expansive skills in hair, skin, nail, and massage services. Aestheticians rejuvenate visages with Dermalogica facials, glo therapeutics chemical peels, and diamond-tip microdermabrasions, which gently peel away layers of aging skin and crude messages graffitied by Father Time. Hairstylists at the Loreal Professional studio tame rebellious manes with Mythic Oil deep conditioning treatments and transform current coifs with So Cap hair extensions. Those looking for a day of indulgence can partake in any of Serenity Springs Day Spa and Salon's five spa packages, each designed to evoke a sense of calm while luring out one's inner beauty.
Framed paintings of sun-soaked landscapes bedeck the walls at Studio 27, where qualified staff strives to keep patrons comfortable during med-spa services or pampering sessions for their hair or nails. Sessions begin with one-on-one consultations during which clients share their goals for the treatment and staff shares "Honk if you love beauty" bumper stickers. Owner and registered nurse Michael Renee Bradburry administers all medical treatments, which include injections of brow-smoothing Botox, Juvaderm, and Radiesse. Obagi’s medical line of skincare products augments microdermabrasions and chemical peels administered by aides, and staffers also beautify heads and hands with hair and nail services.
At its locations in Loveland and Denver, Tattoo Must Go's expert technicians erase unwelcome ink with a Q-switched laser, which sends nanosecond pulses of intense light to the treatment area. Patients go through a complimentary consultation before treatment begins, determining the number of sessions necessary depending on ink colors, skin tones, and how many Alfs are in the tattoo. During half-hour treatments, the laser breaks down particles of any color while minimally affecting the skin. A Zimmer Cryo 6 Chiller provides additional comfort during the process, keeping the treated area cool. Patients can return for their next treatment in as few as three weeks.
Within a renovated church, owner Sarah Kendall styles hair with the skills that made her an educator for TIGI, Phyto, and Kydra. A plaster angel reminiscent of the Winged Victory of Samothrace hangs illumined on the salon's golden walls, hovering over spacious styling stations fully equipped with full-length mirrors and cabinets. Private treatment rooms welcome guests with spa treatments that include massages and facials. In the lobby, clients seeking to take home supplies to maintain their hair treatment or facial can browse a cabinet full of designer products by the light of glowing stained-glass windows.
Owner Cindy Goodman brings more than 20 years of medical cosmetic experience to A New Image Laser and Skin Care Clinic. Since 1995, she has personally performed each laser hair-removal treatment and thousands of cosmetic laser procedures, putting to shame laser centers that rely on hourly robots. With a dedication to helping clients look and feel more confident, Goodman wields her lasers to treat skin conditions, such as spider veins and cellulite. Evening and Saturday hours are available by appointment to accommodate clients who have to spend the workweek foraging for edible berries and potable water.
He may be master of multiple laser systems, but Dr. Robert T. Motazedi is not looking to blow up the moon. Rather, the chief of The Colorado Laser Clinic has set his sights on destroying sun spots, acne, and even tired tattoos with his aesthetic laser treatments. The doctor, along with his certified and trained assistants, has wielded laser power to remove unwanted hair for more than 15 years. For jobs not fit for a laser, the doc calls upon Physician’s Choice chemical peels, sclerotherapy, and doses of Restylane, Sculptra, and Botox.