Fluff* Bar, whose opening was recently profiled by Denver Westword, brings together talented stylists and mixologists to pamper patrons with upscale salon services and expertly crafted libations. Los Angeles celebrity stylist Britt Chambers was inspired to meld a salon and bar by her experiences primping stars for red-carpet events such as the Oscars in LA, according to The Denver Post. The resulting Fluff* Bar is lined with creamy white surfaces, ivory leather, and chandeliers dripping with crystal, designed to evoke the inside of a jewelry box. Within the salon, shears snip locks into precision cuts, deft hands craft close up-ready coifs, and a makeup artist uses experience with countless celebrities to perfectly primp faces. The bar is also staffed with a wedding specialty team that revels in doing anything and everything bridal, including wedding-day hair and make up to other bridal-related events such as bachelorette parties.
The full-service bar's roster of bacchanalian beverages includes wine and champagne offerings assembled by a master sommelier, lavishing tongues with specialty champagne cocktails, mixed drinks, and more than 25 wines. Throughout the day, a sumptuous congregation of teas and coffee also offer eye-opening sips.
They say spending life in the corporate world can change a person. And that’s exactly what happened to Lisa Lynn Erickson, who, after spending more than 15 years suited up in the software and financial industries, decided to combine her dream of owning her own business with her passion for healthy skin. Today at Skin Deep Denver, she blends the knowledge and experience she gained at the College of International Esthetics in Arvada with her certifications in chemical peels and microdermabrasion to brighten and balance body coverings and protect them from environmental damage. Facials for both the face and back help hydrate and exfoliate to create skin that is smooth and supple, and Image Skincare products treat aging and acne without the use of chemical preservatives or sorcery.
Susie Ardabili, a 20-year veteran aesthetician, puts the Susie in Susie Organic Skin Care and helms a team of holistic beautifiers who refashion facial surfaces with nature-friendly, chemical-free treatments. Susie’s therapeutic touch—coupled with a menu of high-end treatments—has helped her attract celebrity clientele including Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Susie and company take the time to personalize each organic treatment, from custom ginseng and vitamin K facials to man-scaping services that focus on burly strands sprouting from the nose to forming flannel patterns across the back. Clients can also stock their homes with a handful of natural retail products, such as Susan Posnick makeup.
Expert gourmand Jackie Rebideau has a peculiar passion for cheese. In an effort to share this ardor with the public, she created Fromage to Yours, a company that holds classes and special events to educate people about this celebrated edible. In addition to her recently launched grilled cheese food truck, Mobile Meltz, Jackie teaches pupils about the art of making artisan cheeses such as mozzarella, halloumi, ricotta, and paneer, demonstrating tasteful techniques and dispelling myths that the holes in swiss cheese are formed by mini meteors training for future journeys to the moon. Fromage to Yours also orchestrates special events such as the Colorado Cheese Festival, which more than 150 samples of artisanal American cheese.
Guiltless Glow owner and proprietor Laurie Middleton was once a self-proclaimed “sun-worshipper," who relied on tanning beds for her bronzed glow. She soon learned of the benefits of airbrush tanning—the customizable shades, the skin-toning and evening properties, and lack of harmful UV rays—and has since dedicated herself to sharing that knowledge. Inside her studio, she's further expanded her passion for beautification, performing skincare, nail, and waxing services, offering Norvell automatic booth tans, and adding glow to grins with DaVinci organic teeth-whitening services.
The eight stylists at Ergo Aveda Salon & Spa revive dulling hair and skin with a full menu of salon and spa services. Inside the pastel-toned studio, the stylists build rapport with their clients, learning which cuts best suit their lifestyles or imagined lifestyles, and enhancing treatments with the aroma of lavender. Nail technicians pamper hands and feet with Aveda lotions and coat nails with polishes from OPI, Gelish, and China Glaze, while technicians frame peepers with NovaLash extensions, available in an array of colors and lengths ranging from least to most likely to attract Pepé Le Pews.