Three decades of rock music dominate the airwaves at Rockn' Hair, where stylists with nearly as much experience upgrade hairdos to match the hip and creative standards of famous musicians. Serving as an upbeat alternative to froufrou salons, Rockn' Hair spoils its clients with luxury shampoo bowls, European head dryers, and stylists who specialize in precision cuts and creative color. The edge comes from the soundtrack of rock 'n' roll that spans the '50s through the '80s, and the creative hairdressers who turn their chairs into backstage dressing rooms. The walls double as an inspiration gallery, displaying portraits of stars such as David Bowie, famed for his glossy, tousled locks, and Elvis, known for slicking his hair back with peanut butter and mashed bananas.
Master barbers fashion locks and sever dead ends with hair services performed inside Bull Locks Hair's old-fashioned, no-frills barbershop. Manly manes beef up with modern styles, flattops, fades, or military cuts accompanied by orders to drop and do 20. All men's cuts include a complimentary, hot-lather neck shave that removes stubble. The shop also cuts strands from the tops of female heads with precise shears-oriented maneuvers. Quick lites festoon hairdos with streaks from 6–10 foils, whereas full highlights cover the entire head with foils to enliven locks and enable clients to telepathically gossip with aliens.
Kelly, owner and head stylist of Visions Salon, presides over a team intent on transforming lackluster strands into trendy coiffures. Armed with a brigade of high-end products, a stylist slathers strands with a deep-conditioning treatment designed to lock in moisture more efficiently than Poseidon's panic room. A scissor-wielding specialist then snips off split ends and sculpts desired layers as clients sip complimentary tea, coffee, and wine. The professional aesthete then sends newly magnificent locks on their way styled in soft waves, ironed flat, or molded into a self-portrait.
Elegant lanterns hang overhead like glowing teacups, illuminating the rich wood cabinetry and earthen clay tiles of En Gedi Salon. Amid these rustic accents, skilled stylist Jenn Masterson chisels face-flattering layers and splashes strands with confident color highlights. Clients may also solicit Jenn for a keratin thermal-straightening treatment, or evict unwanted hair with a specialty waxing session.
Rebecca Johnson, owner of the eponymous Rebecca j Salon, formerly did makeup and hair for television, movies, and commercial prints. She also made over brides saying “I do,” or “You better not still be a frog after this,” during Disney fantasy weddings in Orlando. Now at her salon in Denver, Johnson draws on this wealth of knowledge and a selection of body-friendly products—including ammonia-free hair color and sulfate-free Kevin.Murphy styling products—to beautify clients.
She and her staff specialize in haircuts, color, and Hotheads tape hair extensions, which adhere directly to strands so that they lie flush with natural locks. Johnson still applies makeup for everyday or special occasions, using an airbrush for a smooth finish.
Upon entering Shear Bella Salon and Spa, clients are met with clean, minimalist décor and a complimentary glass of wine or cup of coffee. After settling in, they are then greeted by owner Nichole Wiese and her team of hair designers and aestheticians, who collectively transform and pamper clients with body and hair services. Skin services cater to both men and women with six different kinds of cleansing facials and peels. Waxing treatments keep hairs from spreading too thick across arms, lips, brows, bikini zones, and defunct Wooly Willy games, and soothing massage-therapy sessions curb tension with hot-stone and aromatherapy techniques. Each service culminates in a complimentary makeup touchup.