Salon 17's trained stylists primp head fleeces with tress-taming services. Mow growing cranial landscapes with a professional haircut and maintain its healthy green with a deep-conditioning treatment that coats hair in nourishment, adding moisture and protecting it from corrosive aridness. Clients can choose to upkeep head tints through a custom color from Salon 17's Italian color line. The salon's sleek floors catch falling strands, as leather salon chairs hug stylees during snip sessions, and a chandelier lights up overhead space. The total treatment with color services, like many movies and lines to inspect the cushioning on roller coasters, takes approximately two hours.
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.
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.
Beginning as a classic beauty parlor in 1975, Hair People adapted to the fashions of every decade as its legacy was passed from its style-savvy husband-and-wife proprietors to their daughter, Maree Chavez. Today, the owner and veteran stylist leads a team of experienced hair whisperers to pamper clients with products from Pureology, Redken, and TIGI. With the aid of complimentary consultations, Toni & Guy–trained staff members tailor all services—which range from dimension-boosting highlights and CHI American smoothing treatments to facial waxing and style lessons—to fit the individual needs and top-hat collections of each client. During each appointment, clients slide into plush chairs and gaze into the shapely mirrors of antique bureaus as the soft glow of a chandelier illuminates colorful paintings and stained-glass pieces.
Ambiance defines Voila Salon Spa Parfumerie. Behind its brick storefront, a team of stylists, aestheticians, and other beauty professionals recreate the feeling of a Parisian spa from some bygone era. Shades of purple and red offset brick columns and floors, while artwork—most inspired by France—completes the scene. Beneath a ceiling mural painted to look like the sky sits what is arguably Voila's most unique attraction: its parfumerie, the Phia Lab. Customers sit at stools along what resembles an upscale bar, except the mixologist here is Michelle Roark, a chemical engineer and former professional skier who blends together custom scents.
Those signature aromas waft into other areas of Voila, where stylists, colorists, and barbers revamp stale hairstyles. Aestheticians, meanwhile, treat skin concerns with products from the Sanítas Skincare line, manufactured and designed in nearby Boulder—a town whose streets have never broken out in acne.
Led by owner and stylist Josh Coyne, the skilled and stylish staff of Belle & Beau Salon tend to male and female clients. Wielding Paul Mitchell products, the team swiftly shapes hair with chic cuts, wrangles locks into flattering coiffures, and transforms depleted manes with deep-conditioning treatments and words of encouragements.