Ali and Garrett may in some regards be total opposites of each other—she owns 75 pairs of high heels, while he longs to only wear the same jeans and T-shirt—but their different views come together when capturing weddings and other special moments. And their clients must agree, as they've been nominated for a 2013 Best of The Knot award.
They use Colorado's natural beauty to their full advantage when shooting photos, showcasing a couple canoodling together in a rowboat on an empty lake while an immense forest of evergreens stands in the background, or letting natural light stream between newlyweds, framing their faces.
At Colorado Waxing, licensed aesthetician Lorelee provides clients with face- and body-waxing services, facials, and microdermabrasion treatments using nontoxic Milagro Skin Health products. She corrals her 14 years of experience to rev up anti-aging and acne-fighting facials or administer peels packed with glycolic, salicylic, and fruit acid to brighten skin. To tighten and tone faces without surgery, her microcurrent facial treatments work to stimulate drooping facial muscles, giving the appearance of lifted features without having to tie helium balloons to eyelids. But the crown jewel of the operation is waxing, which customers have called "quick and pain free."
Awarded Readers' Choice for Best Salon from the Aurora Sentinel in 2009, Saddle Rock employs a squad of knowledgeable staffers to help keep muscles relaxed and tresses and skin living up to their pulchritudinous potential. Opt for a women's haircut and color ($104) or a women's haircut and partial or full highlight ($116 and $136, respectively) to keep your noggin from feeling ashamed and hiding under stocking caps during business meetings. Patrons can also select virgin or retouch relaxers ($135 and $120 when bundled with women's cuts) for 'dos newly restored to the straight-and-narrow. Saddle Rock's ample supply of Redken ($4–$28), Eufora ($10–$26) and DermOrganic ($10–$50) products help preserve the relationship between humans and their head pets even away from the salon.
At Roosters, gents maintain time-tested headscapes within a haircut haven reminiscent of an old-fashioned barbershop. Surrender locks to the club cut, in which hair tamers quell wild manes with a precision pruning much like that used on ticklish hedges. The follicles' fierce scissor battle is followed by a massaging shampoo, a hot-steam towel, a blow-dry and style, a brush of powder on the neck, and a dash of after-shave to clean up the cranial-covering carnage. Unearth neglected jawbones with the signature seven-step facial shave, in which facial experts employ hot-steam towels, a deep-cleansing facial massage, moisturizing lotions, and a smooth shave to leave cheeks as smooth and chiseled as Michelangelo's David after a moss removal.
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.