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.
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.
Doctor of Chiropractic Randy Moyer and his staff take a team approach to holistic healing. In addition to performing the latest techniques in chiropractic care and offering a variety of services such as skin therapy, Moyer Total Wellness features more than a dozen licensed and experienced massage therapists, striving to alleviate patients' discomfort and prevent chronic degenerative diseases. Their customized treatments and specialization in areas such as shiatsu, lymphatic drainage, or myofascial release made Moyer Total Wellness the winner in the Best Massage category of CityVoter's 2012 and 2013 A-Lists. Therapists loosen muscles in five dedicated massage rooms, including a suite for couples looking to relax quietly together or communicate during their session via knowing glances.
The multifaceted crew, including 16 massage therapists, two personal trainers, and three estheticians, welcomes guests 12 hours a day, seven days a week. A holistic nutritionist and exercise physiologist helps keep patients on track during personalized weight-loss plans, skin therapy services include facials, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion treatments, and an on-staff doctor of chiropractic helps clients manage pain.
More than 25 years ago, licensed massage therapist and single mom Peggy Irvin was facing the challenges of raising two children on her own. Despite her personal struggles, Irvin dedicated her life to making other people more comfortable. She founded the original Body Massage Wellness Spa as a massage-only establishment, but through creativity and determination, has assembled a team of highly trained professionals and designed a space that is as soothing as the spa treatments on offer.
Guests sip warm cups of tea before a fragrant aromatherapy or deep-tissue massage, then head to a private room for a facial, Zerona laser body-contouring session, or Botox or Juvederm injection. During manicures, guests sit in cushy high-backed leather chairs facing wooden room dividers whose mirrored panels are ideal for admiring newly polished fingers or seeing how long you can make eye contact with yourself before it gets weird. To further banish quotidian stress, Irvin has outfitted the reception area with tranquil beige and blue-green earth tones and an abundance of plants.
Kevin and Tiffany Krauklis have trimmed tresses within the exposed-brick walls of their salon in the historical LoDo District since 1983. In 2003, they joined with Aveda to transform their space into a series of three teaching salons, where instructors guide budding stylists through several levels of hands-on training. Students first complete an eight-month training program at the Pure Talent Training Salon, then build a few years of experience at the Pure Professional Salon. The final stage at the Pure Masters Studio lets them hone advanced styling techniques, such as calling each strand of hair by its own special nickname.
At each of the salons, the seasoned staff beautifies customers' tresses using Aveda's line of natural beauty products. These deliver on Aveda's commitment to well-rounded earthly beauty with eco-friendly packaging that cradles ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants. Staffers at Aveda Academy Denver Pure Talent Salons also enhance all hair services and facials with a finishing touch of subtle makeup.