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The stylists at Alfani's Barbershop tidy up locks for men as well as women, leaving strands neatly shorn or styled into a trim, sophisticated look. Staff members greet each client with a complimentary beer that cools parched throats with all the chill yet none of the burn of a dry-ice popsicle. In addition to haircuts, the team can also shave stubble down and knead overstressed shoulders with gentle massages that employ tea-tree oils. Before settling into a La-Z-Boy–inspired barber chair for their appointment, visitors can pass the time by inventing new lyrics to the pulsing rock music or by perusing the vibrant, red-and-blue mural of the Statue of Liberty, which dominates the waiting area's wall.

1240 E Colfax Ave
Denver,
CO
US

Clayton Spa and Salon’s owner has been fixing up and coloring men and women’s hair for more than 20 years. Inside the studio, which invokes a natural serenity with hardwood floors and large windows, she leads her staff in updating hairdos with customized perms and conditioning color using American Crew and Framesi products. They’ll also tint eyebrows and rejuvenate skin with facials using products from near and far—including the French-speaking Pevonia.

210 Clayton Street
Denver,
CO
US

Soco Salon and Spa’s stylists, colorists, makeup artists, and aestheticians have some heavy-duty weaponry. Armed with products from Kerastase, L'Oreal Professional, and Vital Therapy, they ably do battle with untamable tresses, blemishes, and muscle knots to render more radiant and relaxed clients.

231 Milwaukee St
Denver,
CO
US

Whether you've got a flair for flares, an addiction to cigarette jeans, or you push toward pedal-pushing pedal pushers, The Blues Jean Bar has the stone-washed, pre-torn, or impeccable indigo of your dreams. The shop is designed like a tavern, keeping the savory styles of more than 40 top labels (for both men and women) “on tap.” Saunter up to the wood-hewn bar and ask the friendly denim-smith to whip you up a pair that combines your favorite wash, size, cut, and aroma. He or she will rifle through shelves stocked with labels such as Citizens of Humanity, 7 For All Mankind, and Red Engine to find your fittingest fit in the latest fashion, eliminating the drudgery of surfing wave after indistinguishable wave of blue. D Magazine, which recently named the bar the Best Place to Buy Jeans, calls it "almost as fun as a real bar." Prices range from $150 to $225, depending on the label and style.

250 Fillmore St
Denver,
CO
US

Some tools never outlive their usefulness. For the highly trained barbers of Handlebars Barber Shop, those tools are: Pomade, a 1967 edition of Practice and Science of Standard Barbering, a straight razor, and an artistic eye. Complete with a Plinko game and vintage barber chair, Handlebars has an assuredly old-school vibe. However the barbers combine the retro style with contemporary trends and an eagerness to innovate.

Scissors and free-hand clipper techniques help the staff shape flattering new 'dos. These range from pompadours to beard trims and well-balanced buzzcuts, which look far more professional than the ones performed by a hungry goat. The team also views relaxation as a key part of the barbershop experience, hence the steamed towels and shoulder massage that come with their signature cut service.

3736 Tejon St
Denver,
CO
US

Reveal Healthy Skin Spa's licensed aestheticians believe that natural, toxin-free treatments are the key to beautiful skin. The skilled skincare specialists favor local Colorado products that are free of preservatives, harsh ingredients, and dark magic. They put these products to work when performing an array of beauty services, from rejuvenating custom facials to exfoliating chemical peels. Similarly, when administering airbrush tans, the technicians use an earth-friendly sunless spray free of gluten and paraben. The versatile specialists also extend their expertise to facial and body-waxing services for women, as well as makeup applications.

3210 Meade St
Denver,
CO
US