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.
solicitous service providers at Dillard’s seek to nurture, renew, and invigorate their clientele with an array of prettifying procedures. A smile and a beverage greet guests as they settle in for one of Dillard’s hair and nail or spa services. Distinguish epidermises from shag carpets with a wax treatment ($18–$72) or reward hardworking lower paws with a Caribbean Therapy foot treatment, where an exfoliating paste combines with a warm seaweed mask to soothe and style piggies before they head to the market to trade pork futures ($60). Explore new ‘dos with a haircut and style ($28+) or emphasize favorite hair strands with a partial highlight treatment ($50+); all hair services begin with a dry-hair consultation and include a shampoo and scalp massage. The pampering camp then concludes with embellishments of complimentary makeup and a sincere promise to become pen pals.
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.
Tanya Hauck is a licensed massage therapist, master Reiki practitioner, and certified Reiki master teacher. At Therapeutic Healing Massage, Tanya strives to provide each client with healing treatments tailored to meet their needs, which she assesses in two ways. The first is by conducting an initial interview to gain insight into her clients’ histories, needs, and goals. Tanya specializes in intuitive massage, an approach that entails reading musculature and posture in order to discover the roots of discomfort and figure out which funny bone is stealing jokes. Tanya offers Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal, and hot stone massages. Hydrating and detoxifying body wraps are also available, as are spa packages inspired by the earthly elements: earth, wind, water, and firemen.
At International Eyebrows, owner Hana Abebe and her staff have many ways of highlighting their clients' natural beauty. Her signature service is facial threading, in which she loops a long, cotton thread around unwanted hairs on the brows, upper lips, and hairlines. This technique offers more precision than waxing, allowing her to create a perfect brow arch. However, she tackles larger areas of the body with wax, creating smooth legs and beach-ready bikini lines in a more traditional manner. She rounds out her service menu with nourishing facials, which help improve the clarity of your skin without sleeping in a bath of mud every night.