The take-home pedicure kits at The Denver Nail Lounge are more than a nice perk; they also help the staff uphold the highest level of sanitation and safety. By equipping clients with their own set of files, buffers, and toe separators—as well as disinfecting all tools—techs are able to divert their attention from worrying about cleanliness to getting lost in the salon’s line of pampering pedicures. This comfort has the added benefit of creating a friendly rapport between clients and technicians, allowing them to chat, laugh, and gossip about weather reports during gel manicures and brow waxes.
In addition to harboring safe practices, the salon’s interior creates a festive vibe with hot-pink pedicure thrones, bright orange pillows, and shelves boasting a kaleidoscopic rainbow of OPI polishes.
Cindy Miller, and the rest of the staff at Two Perfect Pinkies for that matter, keep their eyes tightly focused on hands and feet. These are like spoiled children here, doted upon with buffers and polishes, paraffin waxes and acrylic waxes, all in the name of getting the fingernails looking like they just spent time in the wash basin of eternal youth. Two Perfect Pinkies offers natural nail treatments, such as oil and water manicures, as well as acrylics.
Lauren Evans Mutch and Krystyn Whaley’s beauty icons were their own grandmothers, who taught them the importance of body and skin care. The duo even named their business after their inspirational grandmothers, and now pamper others with massages, mani-pedis, and custom facials. In addition to beauty treatments, acupuncture sessions can help relieve chronic pain, allergies, and bouts of depression.
The micrdermabrasion package dispatches dull skin cells from faces, necks, and chests using a diamond-tipped microdermabrasion wand worked by a diamond-encrusted aesthetician. In addition to reducing fine lines, the package further pampers pores with a vitamin-and-oxygen-infusing mask. A relaxing neck and shoulder massage rounds out the package while hands are treated with products to repel Father Time and his wrinkle spells.
Before Steven Trujillo heads to his salon in the morning, he takes a moment to relax in his garden, relish the fresh air, and marvel at the blossoming white roses. When explaining this ritual to reporters from the Rocky Mountain News, Steven said, "This is my peaceful spot. Once I spend some time out here, I can handle the chaos of the rest of the day." And his day certainly can get chaotic—the highly sought-after stylist is the owner of El Salon, where he snips new looks for a never-ending queue of brides and everyday clients pursuing the latest styles. The deftness of his work also has made him a popular man in the fashion world, with magazines such as 303 commissioning his work for photo shoots.
Within Steven’s sunlit salon, clients await appointments on sleek white chairs, admiring the abstract artwork and paintings that adorn the walls. A staff of highly trained specialists darts about nimbly, coloring hair, polishing nails, and pampering skin with facials. In order to stay on top of their craft, Steven and his staff routinely undergo training and take pains to monitor the hairstyle trends perpetuated by recent celebrity events and bigfoot sightings.