Daphne Hutton’s enthusiasm is obvious––even before the first snip. Each session begins with a private facial analysis, wherein she gets to know the client, discusses needs, and helps choose a flattering style. Then the transformation happens. Two decades of experience guide her as she sculpts sleek layers and decorates with color highlights. Guests can also solicit Daphne for a facial wax or retreat to a private room for bodywork session with the salon’s certified massage therapist, Tara Stoner.
Like two peas in a pod, Shear Bliss Studios owners Annalise and Whitney stand side by side as they twirl and curl strands into traditional and trendy hair ?dos. As a certified colorist and TIGI-trained stylist, Annalise transforms dull locks with color, from warm chestnut brown to neon hot pink, and Whitney brings her vast knowledge of dry cutting techniques and precision highlights to the salon chair. To ensure clients rejoice in their new styles, both ladies take the time to listen to salon-goers before helping them reach their beauty goals within the teal-, pink-, and purple-hued walls of the spacious beauty haven.
The talented stylists at Salon Prospect have been trained all across the United States, from San Francisco to Manhattan. But they meet in the middle in Longmont to offer a variety of salon services for women, men, and kids. They specialize in tints and highlights, but are also experts at correcting color fiascos, such as the result of at-home dye jobs or swimming laps in a pool of food coloring.
Mother-daughter owners Brenda Willoughby and Ashton Wiley specialize in making women and men feel well-groomed and confident with a carefully selected menu of skincare, nailcare, and bodycare services. A team of nail techs and estheticians stands by ready to pamper clients from head to toe, and a boutique stocked with feminine accessories completes clients’ new makeovers like the frosting on a carrot. Nail technicians exfoliate phalanges and slather them in essential oils before polishing nails with products by OPI, LaLicious, and CND Shellac. Estheticians rely exclusively on natural, preservative-free skincare products by Sanitas to hydrate and cleanse countenances, and waxing sessions wick away unwanted hair with hard or soft waxes from Cirepil. On their way out, patrons can peruse the boutique’s purses, jewelry, and cashmere social-security cards.
Cited by Vogue as the mastermind behind the now-iconic “beach hair” look, stylist Kevin Murphy travels the world crafting new hair designs. Despite this, his presence looms like a friendly but no-nonsense ghost at BeauImáge Salon. The salon’s six stylists use his eponymous line of hair products, as well as products from L’Oréal, to style creative cuts, elevate updos, and finish coloring sessions. Their services extend beyond hair, though. Two nail techs brighten digits with acrylic nails or Shellac polish, which refuses to chip even when hands are stuck in the mouth of a hungry pug.