No stylist can work at the award-winning Hair Rx Salon and Skin Care in Aurora without being a master. This is because they only hire master stylists that have at least five years of experience, a practice that has made them known as the place to go for expert color, haircut, and extension services and won them awards such as Best Hair Salon 2010 in the Aurora Sentinel. Stylists at the full-service Locks of Love salon know their way around everything from highlights and low-lights to full multi-dimensional foils, color correction, and color glazing. They also lay down their scissors and monogramed combs to offer treatments such as facial waxing and makeup application. And using Wella International products, the team of beauty professionals make certain each client walks out of Hair Rx with a flattering, on-trend new ‘do.
The relaxation experts behind AQUA Spa & Wellness Center understand that men pamper themselves differently than women, which is why they designed both a general menu and a menu specifically for gents. Men, women, and Cabbage Patch children all benefit from Aqua’s status as a certified green spa that uses organic and all-natural products, including handmade Eminence Organic skincare salves from Hungary. The spa’s team performs an array of facials that use fruit pulp and seeds to help remove dead skin cells and clean dirt and oil out of pores. They also administer body-contouring wraps with M’lis products that help boost circulation and detoxify the body.
The experienced stylists at Enlightened Image Salon want to bring out the best in each of their clients’ hair. Lavishing individual attention on every customer, the stylists snip, style, and color strands. Along with haircuts, perms, and styles, they offer hair extensions, waxing services, and massages. They also provide a range of professional styling products; among them are lines such as Biomega and Aquage.
Britany Gomez and her team of stylists and aestheticians have a handle on hair—but not just the hair on the head. The staff also attends to eyelashes with thick, full extensions and rids skin of unwanted hair with waxing services. Alongside a full lineup of keratin treatments, corrective color services, and cuts, the team bestows full days of me time with organic facial peels and makeup applications.
If you traveled back in time to see Shelly Rewinkle when she was a little girl, you probably wouldn't expect her to become a hairstylist. That's because she spent most of her time playing with boys and riding dirt bikes in California. But ever since the late 80s, this tomboy-turned-stylist has strengthened her skills by working in salons and training with brands such as Aveda and American Crew.
As the owner of Grand Salon, Shelly leads a team of stylists, who tend to manes and pour complimentary glasses of wine and cucumber water. In addition to their expert services, they have been known to go above and beyond by feeding clients' meters, grabbing their lunch, and videotaping their children's clarinet recitals. All of this takes place inside an old plant warehouse, where 20 skylights illumine the cavernous space. Before opening, Shelly brought in craftsmen to build tabletops out of old wood. By mixing these natural elements with the industrial feel of the building, she created a modern ambiance that still feels warm and inviting. At the front of salon, a boutique displays art and accessories alongside products by Bumble and bumble and Kerastase.
Before Steven Trujillo heads to his salon in the morning, he takes a moment to relax in his garden, relish the fresh air, and marvel at the blossoming white roses. When explaining this ritual to reporters from the Rocky Mountain News, Steven said, "This is my peaceful spot. Once I spend some time out here, I can handle the chaos of the rest of the day." And his day certainly can get chaotic—the highly sought-after stylist is the owner of El Salon, where he snips new looks for a never-ending queue of brides and everyday clients pursuing the latest styles. The deftness of his work also has made him a popular man in the fashion world, with magazines such as 303 commissioning his work for photo shoots.
Within Steven’s sunlit salon, clients await appointments on sleek white chairs, admiring the abstract artwork and paintings that adorn the walls. A staff of highly trained specialists darts about nimbly, coloring hair, polishing nails, and pampering skin with facials. In order to stay on top of their craft, Steven and his staff routinely undergo training and take pains to monitor the hairstyle trends perpetuated by recent celebrity events and bigfoot sightings.