If you traveled back in time to see Shelly Rewinkle when she was a little girl, you probably wouldn't expect her to become a hairstylist. That's because she spent most of her time playing with boys and riding dirt bikes in California. But ever since the late 80s, this tomboy-turned-stylist has strengthened her skills by working in salons and training with brands such as Aveda and American Crew.
As the owner of Grand Salon, Shelly leads a team of stylists, who tend to manes and pour complimentary glasses of wine and cucumber water. In addition to their expert services, they have been known to go above and beyond by feeding clients' meters, grabbing their lunch, and videotaping their children's clarinet recitals. All of this takes place inside an old plant warehouse, where 20 skylights illumine the cavernous space. Before opening, Shelly brought in craftsmen to build tabletops out of old wood. By mixing these natural elements with the industrial feel of the building, she created a modern ambiance that still feels warm and inviting. At the front of salon, a boutique displays art and accessories alongside products by Bumble and bumble and Kerastase.
Aesthetician Shauna Newell believes that eyebrows balance and define the entire face. That’s why she takes such care to wax, trim, and tweeze her clients’ brows into well-groomed arches. She further accentuates faces with eyelash extensions and under-eye treatments that plump and brighten tired eyes.
At Seek Laser Spa, a team of certified laser specialists harnesses the power of light to eradicate blemishes ranging from skin tags to unwanted stubble. During the spa’s CO2 fractional-laser facials, therapeutic beams vaporize aged skin and stimulate the growth of new collagen. Teeth-whitening procedures, meanwhile, use cold blue-laser light to activate a bleaching agent and enhance its effectiveness. Other laser-based procedures can combat toe fungus, treat rosacea, or minimize scars or spider veins.
Laser Beauty Works' certified laser specialists and licensed aestheticians boost each client's natural beauty with technologically enhanced skin therapies and cosmetic medical treatments. Patients relax in the comfort of a private treatment room as experienced techs use a Cutera laser system to zap hair follicles all over the body, and a built-in cooling tip keeps skin safe from the heat. The spa's aestheticians revive dull or mature faces with the infrared-light energy of a radiance-restoring Titan laser, which delivers infrared heat deep into skin to even tone and renew skin's natural glow. During dermaplaning sessions, a highly experienced aesthetician deeply exfoliates skin with a sterile surgical blade, sloughing off dry, dull skin to leave complexions sleeker than a naked mole rat zipping down a slip 'n' slide greased with canola oil.
Long before they were both paramedical aestheticians, Connie and Desire’e were mother and daughter. These days, they make a natural team at the head of Samaeo Skin Spa, which is named after the Apache word for "beautiful." With the goal of drawing out the natural allure of each client, they perform a repertoire of both traditional and high-tech skin therapies. Pulsed light noninvasively stifles hair follicles during laser hair-removal treatments, and a Hydro Wand delivers nutrients and vitamins to complexions that have not recently been swabbed with a boiled grapefruit peel. For at-home care, clients can purchase an array of skincare products that compensate for Colorado's blustery, elevated atmosphere.
Reveal Healthy Skin Spa's licensed aestheticians believe that natural, toxin-free treatments are the key to beautiful skin. The skilled skincare specialists favor local Colorado products that are free of preservatives, harsh ingredients, and dark magic. They put these products to work when performing an array of beauty services, from rejuvenating custom facials to exfoliating chemical peels. Similarly, when administering airbrush tans, the technicians use an earth-friendly sunless spray free of gluten and paraben. The versatile specialists also extend their expertise to facial and body-waxing services for women, as well as makeup applications.