At Studio A Collective of Stylists, a team of hair experts hand-picked by owner Andrea Tucker stays abreast of the latest trends and advises clients with up-to-the-minute style advice gleaned through regular trainings. Wielding products from Screen, Phyto, and Sebastian, the stylists tend locks with cuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and coloring services that include semipermanent dyes and glosses––treatments that lack the permanent hold of traditional dyes or bubblegum colorings. Stylists also color-coordinate nails to outfits with durable Shellac manicures and pedicures, and protect skin from unwanted hair with a slew of facial-waxing services. Styling tips for time between appointments foster long-lasting chic and protection from bedhead epidemics, as do complimentary maintenance trims in the salon, where walls brim with the creative wares of a rotating featured artist.
Even if your body has evolved beyond the need for eyelashes, you might still find you look better with them. Today's side deal gets you a basic set of Xtreme Lash Extensions at Studio Lashes, located inside Purple Flower Spa, for $105 (a $300 value).
Sunlight spills through floor-to-ceiling windows at BangZ Salon, casting a bright glow that bounces up to the high-vaulted ceiling and warms the purple velvet chairs in the waiting area. Simple chandeliers add even more light to haircutting stations where attentive stylists 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. In addition, free two-hour parking outside the salon means that clients with cars don’t feel the need to hurry home.
The stylists at Alfani's Barbershop tidy up locks for men as well as women, leaving strands neatly shorn or styled into a trim, sophisticated look. Staff members greet each client with a complimentary beer that cools parched throats with all the chill yet none of the burn of a dry-ice popsicle. In addition to haircuts, the team can also shave stubble down and knead overstressed shoulders with gentle massages that employ tea-tree oils. Before settling into a La-Z-Boy–inspired barber chair for their appointment, visitors can pass the time by inventing new lyrics to the pulsing rock music or by perusing the vibrant, red-and-blue mural of the Statue of Liberty, which dominates the waiting area's wall.
Like professors who keep writing papers even though they finished school 30 years ago, Colorado Cut & Color’s professional stylists keep training to stay abreast of current trends. With their robust base of knowledge, they update women’s and men’s hairstyles with services ranging from haircuts to Brazilian blowouts and Babe extensions. Stylists give each client a thorough consultation, during which they listen carefully and then provide the specific style desired. Along with cuts, color, and styles, the stylists also get rid of unwanted hairs with brow, lip, and facial waxing.
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.