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.
Over the course of her career, Venus Eyelash Extensions owner Amanda Salas has revamped lashes of every length, thickness, and texture. She uses her ample know-how to give her clients a look that's bold, yet natural in appearance. Using a semipermanent glue that won't irritate the skin or impede flirtatious winking, she attaches extensions one by one, beautifying clients with either synthetic, mink, or color-enhanced varieties.
Fluff* Bar, whose opening was recently profiled by Denver Westword, brings together talented stylists and mixologists to pamper patrons with upscale salon services and expertly crafted libations. Los Angeles celebrity stylist Britt Chambers was inspired to meld a salon and bar by her experiences primping stars for red-carpet events such as the Oscars in LA, according to The Denver Post. The resulting Fluff* Bar is lined with creamy white surfaces, ivory leather, and chandeliers dripping with crystal, designed to evoke the inside of a jewelry box. Within the salon, shears snip locks into precision cuts, deft hands craft close up-ready coifs, and a makeup artist uses experience with countless celebrities to perfectly primp faces.
The bar is also staffed with a wedding specialty team that revels in doing anything and everything bridal, from wedding-day hair and makeup to other bridal-related events such as bachelorette parties, engagement photos, and rehearsal dinners. The team of stylists and beauty experts offers spray tanning and color services, along with a bridal concierge service to help prep brides for their special day. Groups can enjoy the full-service bar's roster of bacchanalian beverages, including wine and champagne offerings assembled by a master sommelier, lavishing tongues with specialty champagne cocktails, mixed drinks, and more than 25 wines. Throughout the day, a sumptuous congregation of teas and coffee also offer eye-opening sips.
Sunlight spills through floor-to-ceiling windows at Denver Hair Design, casting a bright glow that bounces up to the ceiling and warms the white chairs in the waiting area. At haircutting stations, attentive stylists—including avid trend-watcher Dena Sisneros—transform tresses with custom blended hair color, ombre highlights, hair extensions, and precision cuts—all techniques they learn at continuing education courses.
The women-owned salon always treats clients to complimentary beverages, and never double-books appointments, ensuring their clients don’t feel rushed. In this relaxing atmosphere, stylists hand over their undivided attention whether consulting with clients or listening to them name all the US presidents in pig Latin. Free parking outside the salon means that clients with cars don’t feel the need to hurry home, and garage doors open to reveal an inviting patio.
They say spending life in the corporate world can change a person. And that’s exactly what happened to Lisa Lynn Erickson, who, after spending more than 15 years suited up in the software and financial industries, decided to combine her dream of owning her own business with her passion for healthy skin. Today at Skin Deep Denver, she blends the knowledge and experience she gained at the College of International Esthetics in Arvada with her certifications in chemical peels and microdermabrasion to brighten and balance body coverings and protect them from environmental damage. Facials for both the face and back help hydrate and exfoliate to create skin that is smooth and supple, and Image Skincare products treat aging and acne without the use of chemical preservatives or sorcery.
Susie Ardabili, a 20-year veteran aesthetician, puts the Susie in Susie Organic Skin Care and helms a team of holistic beautifiers who refashion facial surfaces with nature-friendly, chemical-free treatments. Susie’s therapeutic touch—coupled with a menu of high-end treatments—has helped her attract celebrity clientele including Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Susie and company take the time to personalize each organic treatment, from custom ginseng and vitamin K facials to man-scaping services that focus on burly strands sprouting from the nose to forming flannel patterns across the back. Clients can also stock their homes with a handful of natural retail products, such as Susan Posnick makeup.