From her outpost in Viola Salon, Spa and Parfumerie, Denver Waxing owner and aesthetician Miranda Olinger has transformed the drama of beautification into a one-woman show. Drawing on aesthetics experience dating back to her teenage years, which she spent as a makeup artist for runway shows, Miranda now devotes her time to pampering her clients with beauty services that yield lasting results. She performs each of Denver Waxing’s namesake hair-removal services for men and women using hard wax, which is specially formulated for sensitive areas such as bikini lines and phantom limbs. Her roster of services stretches farther than the name suggests, however, as the specialist also polishes complexions with skin-clearing facials and spray-tanning services.
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Salon owner and master stylist Ergun Tercan leads a team of talented stylists in his salon, where continuing education and precise, stylish hair services are the norm. Born into a family of stylists, Tercan inherited their passion for hair and channeled it into his experience, which has spanned two decades and multiple trainings with Vidal Sassoon and the Bumble & bumble Academy. Beside wide and bright windows that mirror the smiles of the staff, stylists apply Wella professional color and style with Bumble & bumble products. They augment clients’ manes with natural hair extensions, imported from Europe. The team can refine expressions after eyebrow tinting or brow threading, which uses cotton threads to sculpt elegant curves or the classic sideways semicolon look.
At Comfort & Joy Wellness Spa, a team of aestheticians and massage therapists restores clients’ balance of tranquility, health, and beauty with ayurvedic treatments and organic products. Heated herbal packs, drizzles of warm oil, and the sound of whales singing Kenny G usher in peace during the Shirodhara ritual. Moroccan salt-glow body scrubs burnish skin with Dead Sea minerals and tangerine essential oil for dewy complexions. Staff members also perform European-inspired services with Epicuren and suki skincare products, SpaRitual vegan nail lacquer, and natural hair-coloring lines.
If you traveled back in time to see Shelly Rewinkle when she was a little girl, you probably wouldn't expect her to become a hairstylist. That's because she spent most of her time playing with boys and riding dirt bikes in California. But ever since the late 80s, this tomboy-turned-stylist has strengthened her skills by working in salons and training with brands such as Aveda and American Crew.
As the owner of Grand Salon, Shelly leads a team of stylists, who tend to manes and pour complimentary glasses of wine and cucumber water. In addition to their expert services, they have been known to go above and beyond by feeding clients' meters, grabbing their lunch, and videotaping their children's clarinet recitals. All of this takes place inside an old plant warehouse, where 20 skylights illumine the cavernous space. Before opening, Shelly brought in craftsmen to build tabletops out of old wood. By mixing these natural elements with the industrial feel of the building, she created a modern ambiance that still feels warm and inviting. At the front of salon, a boutique displays art and accessories alongside products by Bumble and bumble and Kerastase.
Science. Lasers. Laser science. The skilled technicians, aestheticians, and medical professionals at Denver Laser Solutions have an almost exclusively singular focus. Armed with a fleet of intense beams, they battle wrinkles, slow or eliminate hair growth, help fat cells expel their contents, and spur collagen production. Outside the realm of laser services, a spray-tan specialist gives bodies a bronzed hue and helps humble Olympians hide their prizes, and the aestheticians perform corrective facials, peels, and sessions of microdermabrasion.
Aesthetician Shauna Newell believes that eyebrows balance and define the entire face. That’s why she takes such care to wax, trim, and tweeze her clients’ brows into well-groomed arches. She further accentuates faces with eyelash extensions and under-eye treatments that plump and brighten tired eyes.