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.
Luxe de Vil Salon owner Jenny is a quadruple threat: entrepreneur, Aveda Institute alumna, massage therapist, and rock 'n' roller. When Jenny set out to open a studio, she wanted it to reflect her personality, which resulted in Luxe de Vil Salon: a space that celebrates the glam of pinup curls, the edginess of tattooed skin, and an appreciation for individual style. Here, Jenny and her staff of Savants specialize in hair treatments, performing customized haircuts and coloring and highlighting services using products from brands such as Moroccan Oil, Enjoy, and Schwarzkopf. Dermalogica and Aveda lotions and unguents lather skin during facials, scrubs, and body polishes, and waxing and massages keep corpora as slick as a buttered bowling ball.
When clients sit down in front of the mirrors that lean against the exposed brick walls of Flaunt Salon, they have a choice. They can stick with a simple cut, perhaps with a deep-conditioning treatment to keep their hair healthy, or they can go for a complete makeover. One place to start would be a corrective color, which stylists perform to fix the subpar work of other salons or the mistakes of the animators who drew our dimension. Before they know it, clients end up with brighter smiles from the Da Vinci teeth-whitening system, more durable nails from a Shellac manicure, or healthier-looking skin from the botanical antioxidants of the rehydrating facial. They can then maintain their looks by taking home hair products from American Crew, Aquage, and Pureology.
The whirring sound of blow dryers competes with audible ooohs and ahhhs escaping from clients’ mouths at Avery Bella Salon and Spa, where a passionate styling crew pampers people from cowlick to toenails. Hairstylists and color specialists sling Kevin Murphy products as they refashion mop tops into chic styles and add depth and dimension with highlights. At the nail station, Nikki the nail tech indulges hands and feet with spa manicures and pedicures and vibrant OPI color. Environmentally friendly cleansers and moisturizers by Éminence are used during exfoliating facials, which a licensed aesthetician customizes for each client. Avery Bella also offers a specially designed salon and spa menu for guys.
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.
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.