Signature Service: Color and haircut
Brands Used: OYA by Schwarzkopf and GK Hair
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Friendly atmosphere and great service.
As a natural-born artist with a passion for drawing and painting, Candace Walker felt that becoming a skincare specialist was a natural choice. She now relies on her keen artistic eye and her extensive training as an aesthetician and massage therapist while she treats clients at Pure Elegance Spa. Her goal is to empower visitors by revealing their skin's naturally youthful radiance. Specialized facial treatments can help cleanse the pores, minimize signs of inflammation, or even target the blemishes commonly associated with aging skin. The spa's microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels similarly even out the cheekbones' tone and texture while stimulating new cell growth and revealing the healthy skin just beneath the surface. For full-body care, Candace even offers exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs in addition to therapeutic massages, which use various modalities?including everything from Swedish strokes and deep-tissue pressure to neuromuscular therapy and energy-balancing Reiki techniques?to alleviate mental and physical tension.
To secure its position as the best massage clinic of 2010, Massage Specialist presented Boulder Weekly with a suite of services that went beyond the basics. The clinic's therapists practice more than 10 massage styles including classic modalities (e.g., Swedish, deep tissue, and sports) as well as uncommon therapies (e.g., manual lymphatic drainage, infant massage, and shiatsu). Most treatments incorporate the clinic's signature water-dispersible oils and lotions that do not stain clothing but may dissolve witches. They prep for appointments by draping treatment beds with fresh, clean linens, and educating guests on therapies that suit their personal ailments. Aside from massage therapy, the clinic offers spinal adjustments, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and herbal consultations.
Rick Van De Riet knows about devotion. At his salon, Namaste, every interaction between client and stylist is inspired by the teachings of Jagannath—the generous Hindu god of mercy who inspires love and devotion with his artistic abilities. This myth strikes a chord with Rick, who took the deity's message of compassion and creativity to heart when building his salon and hand selecting a staff of skilled and personable hairstylists.
Before he became a salon owner, Rick knew devotion in his career as a hairstylist, which he poured his time and talents into for 44 years before choosing to dedicate himself to training up-and-coming stylists. With patience and skill, Rick helped his pupils hone their skills until their aesthetic eyes were as razor-sharp as their favorite pair of shears. Now Namaste Pure Design Salons ranks among Salon Today magazine's top 200 salons for growth and training programs.
Rick shares his dedication to skill and personal connection with his partner, Tommy Pernell. Together with a staff of hairstylists, they bring out each customer's best aesthetic attributes using products that respect the environment. Nearly all of salon's aestheticians come from Aveda training programs, where they learned to care for skin with gentle and effective Elemental Nature Aveda products.
Haircare, makeup, and skincare products huddle on the salon's wooden shelves in eco-friendly packaging to protect ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
Through acupuncture, herbal medicine, and other holistic medical traditions, clinician Rondi tackles a wide variety of physical and cosmetic conditions. With a background in Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and massage, she's able to offer her patients a wide array of treatment options. Among them, moxibustion, cupping, and tui na massage
help soothe ailments and can prevent future issues from cropping up.