The award-winning Luxe Salon opened to the willing Denver public in 1999, tucked into a brick storefront with large windows that offer a view of the surrounding downtown Union Station neighborhood. Since then, hair fashionistas have been patronizing this Lower Downtown institution, captivated by its premier staff and wide range of quality services. Located at 17th and Wazee, the hair salon sits amidst the bustle of restaurants, businesses and living spaces, attracting locals and visitors alike with its team of professional stylists, all of whom utilize only the finest products for their clients. Luxe offers a full scope of services, ranging from haircuts and colors to make-up and facial waxing, and sometimes welcome special occasions such as wedding parties and personal events.
The stylists at City Salon believe that getting pampered should be as easy a task as grabbing a quick drink. Thanks to the salon's downtown location and a policy that welcomes walk-ins, they make that belief more plausible. They perform haircuts, color, waxing, and bang trims with equal enthusiasm for male and female clients. For sleek, smooth locks—without any formaldehyde or other chemicals a Bond villain would use to make a martini—the stylists use an agave smoothing treatment, which leaves hair transformed for as many as 12 weeks.
At Salon Foushee and Spa, the multitalented team pampers and transforms clients from head to toe with hair products by Paul Mitchell and skin products by Dermalogica. Customers consult hair designers for a new look. Within the color bar, stylists create traditional hues or highlights that are as modern as the gray- and silver-themed decor. Black-and-white armless chairs set the stage for spa treatments in a separate area designed for total relaxation. Aestheticians analyze complexions inside each skincare suite, and nail artists soothe hands and feet with fragrant moisturizers and heated neck wraps.
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.
Spotlights jut from the black ceiling like a constellation of stars, casting a glow on smooth parquet floors, exposed brick, and walls the color of saffron. This is the setting for Luminous by Christi. Though Christi specializes in cuts and colorings with products from Pureology and Redken, clients may also request a keratin straightening treatment or solicit a nail tech for a long-lasting CND Shellac mani-pedi.
Hairstylist Lindsey Kubla's work has graced the pages of three different magazines. Before joining the team at Sparrow Stylin' Salon, she coordinated fashion shows and photo shoots. Now she works amid ornate white moldings and stone accents. This sophisticated ambiance suits her approach to hair, which blends avant-garde style with vintage charm. She's also sure to help her clients maintain their new 'dos at home with useful tips, such as "don't set it on fire."