Dottie Motnyk won't sugarcoat things and tell you that waxing is always super-relaxing, but she will do everything in her power to make the session as relaxing as possible. That's why she's imbued her studio with a cozy zen garden motif. Private spa rooms erupt with green, from screen prints of tall oak trees to a generous smattering of tall potted plants. Amid these accents, she swiftly nixes unwanted hair with wax sessions. Invigorating facials are also available to exfoliate and renew the complexion.
Licensed aesthetician Sherri Trudell knows how to bring out the best in skin. Using advanced chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, LED therapy, and good, old-fashioned facials, she rids complexions of dead skin cells and tear-smeared clown makeup. In addition to her skin treatments, Trudell draws upon her skills as a licensed Novalash technician to add length and volume to lashes.
Special-occasion styling, corrective color, or just a quick trim—today’s Groupon offers a professional fix for any hair-related need. For $25, you get a $50 Groupon toward any professional service at Headlines – The Washington Park Salon, located at 284 S. Downing St.
The stylists at Rebel Salon Denver apply their artistic talents to more than just hair. That's because the resident artists are the stylists in this part loft and part salon space. On the loft side, natural light pours through the large front windows onto an immense open space, with translucent chairs, repurposed wooden shelves, and frosted-glass dividers. The walls are decorated with an array of modern paintings, each of which illustrates the artist's in-depth understanding of color, shape, and mustard-smearing techniques.
On the salon side, the stylists' work has also received exposure, making an appearance on TLC's What Not To Wear. While working under the glow of overhead track lights, the hair experts render bold color highlights or defrizz tresses with a specialty straightening treatment. In addition to these services, stylist Annie Thomas also offers Brazilian blowouts, hair extensions, and the balayage technique.
Some tools never outlive their usefulness. For the highly trained barbers of Handlebars Barber Shop, those tools are: Pomade, a 1967 edition of Practice and Science of Standard Barbering, a straight razor, and an artistic eye. Complete with a Plinko game and vintage barber chair, Handlebars has an assuredly old-school vibe. However the barbers combine the retro style with contemporary trends and an eagerness to innovate.
Scissors and free-hand clipper techniques help the staff shape flattering new 'dos. These range from pompadours to beard trims and well-balanced buzzcuts, which look far more professional than the ones performed by a hungry goat. The team also views relaxation as a key part of the barbershop experience, hence the steamed towels and shoulder massage that come with their signature cut service.
Athletic activity. Cramped office conditions. Poorly maintained posture. All of these factors can contribute to chronic, occasionally debilitating, aches and pains throughout a person's body. At Colorado Muscle Therapy, a massage therapist specializes in helping clients live pain-free lives by correcting the structural abnormalities caused by injury or routine wear and tear. Specialized massage modalities—including everything from deep-tissue work to myofascial release—soothe tense muscles and connective tissues while reducing inflammation. To complement these treatments, the therapist also offers assisted stretching sessions designed to improve mobility. For a more in-depth approach, they also lead movement-based classes that use yoga, Pilates, or tai chi to bolster flexibility and increase a client's range of motion.