For more than 25 years, Impressions Salon has gathered groups of elite independent stylists who cut and color locks into all-new looks or merely touch up existing ones. Among them is Kaitlin Rodman, a board-certified cosmetologist and colorist. She listens carefully as clients divulge their closest hair desires and also dispenses ideas for styles based on clients’ facial shape and skin type. With formal training and more than nine years of experience, Kaitlin knows just the right lengths that augment cheekbones or just the right shade to accentuate eye color.
Lush Nail Spa's staffers aren’t just nail technicians—they’re nail artists. Using a delicate fingernail as a canvas, they can craft a variety of creative designs for clients seeking a bold look. They also can keep things simple by painting nails monochromatically or creating classic french tips. They also perform pedicures, acrylic and gel sets, and facial waxing.
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.
Before there was Bloom Salon Plus, owners Richard Robb and Patti Saunier worked alongside the Bloom Salon Plus team at another salon and spa. When that one closed down suddenly, the group decided to stay together. They strove to build an environment based on trust and mutual cooperation. And that was how Bloom Salon Plus was born. It rose from the ashes of that old salon and spa, like a phoenix or a butterfly wearing a flameproof suit of armor.
Services include haircuts for men and women, color treatments, waxing, and manicures. Their skin specialists brandish products from brands such as Pureology, Aquage, Éminence, and Lexli when treating exteriors to four different facials, yam and pumpkin peels, and a variety of body scrubs that contain seasonal ingredients.
When clients sit down in front of the mirrors that lean against the exposed brick walls of Flaunt Salon, they have a choice. They can stick with a simple cut, perhaps with a deep-conditioning treatment to keep their hair healthy, or they can go for a complete makeover. One place to start would be a corrective color, which stylists perform to fix the subpar work of other salons or the mistakes of the animators who drew our dimension. Before they know it, clients end up with brighter smiles from the Da Vinci teeth-whitening system, more durable nails from a Shellac manicure, or healthier-looking skin from the botanical antioxidants of the rehydrating facial. They can then maintain their looks by taking home hair products from American Crew, Aquage, and Pureology.