You could say Danielle Mendoza was born to run a salon. Not only does she deftly cut and color to give her clients fresh looks, but her caring nature for others brings people back to her chair again and again. After spending almost a decade in the beauty industry in various positions, she opened Dani K Salon, where her team's services get a chance to shine. To create their unique styles, they wield renowned products by Brazilian Blowout, Aloxxi, and Bosley. Danielle also continually educates her staff on the latest salon trends and techniques, from ombre hair color to the newest rage of cutting hair upside down so all the blood rushes to the split ends.
Before performing knead one, the licensed massage therapists at Massage Essentials ask each client about their individual needs, assess their health background, and educate them on the benefits of various bodywork procedures. Once they’ve gotten to know each guest, they’ll get to work soothing away aches and cultivating overall wellness with one of their relaxing treatments, which can include everything from Swedish massage and therapeutic sports massage to reflexology and injury-specific bodywork. For a comprehensive taste of pampering, clients can indulge in the signature massage—a multi-modality treatment that incorporates hot towels and aromatherapy into one 75-minute experience.
When it comes to their clients, Feel Better 101’s licensed massage therapists believe in more than just a quick fix. That's why they offer in-depth consultations to determine the root causes of long-held tension. They can then customize therapy sessions with an array of massage techniques, from long, flowing Swedish strokes to deep-tissue pressure and soothing hot-stone therapy.
Though they tap into nearly 20 combined years of experience, aesthetician Ashley Lybarger and reflexologist Lonnie Fletcher are students of their own crafts. Ashley stays abreast of beauty trends and products while expanding her menu of gel manicures and pedicures and deep-cleansing facials. Lonnie testifies to the effectiveness of reflexology by receiving it regularly. Through a relaxing pressure-point massage, he attempts to harmonize the body by manipulating the nerve endings in the hands and feet that correspond to various areas.
Theresa, Nu View of U's owner and principle massage therapist, calls upon seven years of bodywork experience to help clients combat stress and knotted muscles. Theresa and her team of tension busters knead muscles with a gentle to medium flow during the Swedish massage or work out injuries accrued from ziplining across the hallway with leftover floss during a sports or deep-tissue treatment. For muscles that refuse to budge, therapists are happy to add hot stones to the mix or bring about balance with reflexology or craniosacral therapy to help improve circulation and reduce pain.
For 27 years, Colorado Tan's certified indoor-tanning crew has guided pale physiques through the bronzing process with five levels of UV beds and Mystic spray tans. Slip skin suits into a UV-less caramelization chamber with two treatments of spray tans, designed to leave the epidermis glowing with a streak-free tan that doesn't bear the dark outline of the sun's constantly scowling face. Spacious booths mist clients with one of four paraben-free solutions, each blended with aloe-vera, green-tea, and acai ingredients to help hydrate and compliment self-conscious complexions.