Salon Texture’s Cristen Miller specializes in producing modern looks, cutting locks into the latest shapes, and enhancing strands with dimensional coloring. As she works, she leverages an arsenal of quality products from L’Oreal and Kerastase—products designed to keep hair healthy, even during vigorous treatments or unexpected tussles with the ceiling fan. The salon also offers a modest list of cosmetic services, including waxing care, airbrush tanning, teeth whitening, and numerous facials designed to slough off dead skin cells and leave clients with a healthy-looking glow.
Nail technician Tatiana Varava pampers her clients with manicures and pedicures. But she does more than hydrate hands, apply chip-free polish, and carefully remove finger traps. Thanks to her travels around the globe and her fashion studies at London Fashion and Image Design School, the Moscow native also serves as the spa's image consultant.
Tatiana's coworkers often draw on her expertise to make their treatments just a little more stylish. Even if she doesn't perform them directly, her influence extends to treatments that include European facials, deep-tissue massages, and wedding-day makeup applications.
Joy Hewitt Kind and Regina Rodriguez both have a personal passion for helping women in need. Channeling the healing powers of acupuncture and massage, respectively, the two have come together to create Harmony's Family Cooperative, an all-encompassing holistic care center that houses Comfort & Joy Oriental Medicine and helps women relax with massage and acupuncture sessions designed specifically for them. The spa aims to ease the burden on mothers and mothers-to-be through treatments that address fertility problems, postpartum issues, and malaise from the stress of early motherhood, as well as fending off any hired muscle from unpaid storks. They also teach classes that prepare expectant mothers and help keep them level-headed through the early months after giving birth.
With hundreds of locations across the country, Right Dental Group represents a collection of oral-healthcare professionals who deliver a variety of quality dental services. The collective places an emphasis on relationship building—meaning patients can confess their most egregious toffee-apple trespasses while receiving a teeth scrubbing delivered with precision and understanding. Each of the dentists is prescreened for a consistent record of excellence and the ability to efficiently locate a cavity in a toothstack. A skilled doctor and staff will skillfully probe forgotten mouth corners, eradicating tartar and expunging plaque from bacterial lairs. The included x-rays will help uncover any oral problem areas that cannot be seen with the shamelessly naked eye. After treatment, clients will be privy to tips that explain the proper brushing and flossing techniques to ward off gum disease and tooth loss, ensuring tongue-stoppers remain firmly rooted to the rest of the skeletal system.
Jante Beauty Boutique's staff of licensed aestheticians and highly trained students soothes skin, waxes bodies, and resurfaces complexions with botanical and aromatherapy treatments. Body scrubs and facials draw from antioxidant-rich seaweed, pumpkin, and chocolate to lift away blemishes, moisturize skin, and frost faces for stakeouts at a cupcake factory. Supervised by accomplished beauty mavens, students perform custom facials, peels, and microdermabrasions with the same techniques for a reduced price.
Aestheticians at Suite 323 Skin Care whiten teeth, extend eyelashes, and set complexions aglow, but their specialty is hair removal. The methods they use are waxing and sugaring, the latter of which was chronicled in a humorous Denver Westword column. The author, Jenn Woheltz, was initially nervous to receive a Brazilian sugaring treatment, but ultimately declared that, "Sugaring is miraculous." The aestheticians pride themselves on performing all services with highly focused individual attention.