Rising Lotus Yoga and Massage’s experienced instructors guide students from all walks of life during daily Vinyasa yoga classes to help build strength, flexibility, and tranquility. To help each pupil grow, teachers dispense personalized feedback while walking groups through poses and breathing exercises in a vibrant, dance-like flow. Students of all skill levels, including new students and those recovering from injuries, follow along with instructors, getting pose modifications to make each movement accessible and understandable.
Friday-night flows summon a spirit of giving as Rising Lotus Yoga partners with local charities to donate all of the proceeds to charity. Filled with gentle stretches and easy-to-follow poses, prenatal and restorative classes pepper the schedule with alternatives to athletic Vinyasa sessions. To complement the slate of yoga classes, the studio’s owner, massage therapist Amanda Workman-Lutter, relaxes muscles and treats pain with a variety of massage modalities.
The arsenal of products at Simply Enhancing Beauty Lounge serves as evidence of the staff’s discriminating eye for beauty. Though the trio of nail technicians and a hair stylist demonstrate a knack for personal prettiness by performing haircuts, color applications, manicures, and pedicures, they demonstrate an equal commitment to the beauty of their planet by using top-quality, natural ingredients that don’t expose clients to unnecessary chemicals.
By splashing sustainable elixirs such as Igora by Schwarzkopf or Gehwol bamboo scrub rife with avocado oil, algae extract, and honey, they minimize their carbon footprints. They take this quest for a small carbon footprint quite literally—the salon actually carries Planet Flops flip-flops made from natural rubber. Since 10 trees are planted for each pair sold, any customer who happens to have 20 legs and 20 feet could give birth to an entire forest.
Tuana Hair Design Fort Collins is all about beautiful hair. The award-winning salon stands apart from others thanks to the savvy stylists' European color and highlighting techniques, and dry cutting. With their diverse methods for coaxing the best out of manes, it only makes sense that the staff would teach others what they do. The salon team also serves as hair stylists at fashion shows and photo shoots, using products from Aveda and Bumble and bumble to bring their A-game despite the fact that they're on the road, just like when Denver Broncos travel to play the New York Mets.
Led by European-trained stylist Kazim Tercan and other experienced instructors, Tuana European Beauty Academy serves as a place for beauty enthusiasts to become skilled cosmetologists, manicurists, and aestheticians.
Bamboo grows faster than most things, with some plants averaging two feet of growth in a single day. Hair doesn’t sprout quite so fast––though it may sometimes seem that way. Luckily, stylist Barbara Jackson manages perpetually growing strands with aplomb. Using products by Kenra and Surface, she can engineer flattering layers, create bold highlights, or rehab tresses with an invigorating deep-conditioning treatment. Clients may also solicit Barbara to manicure nails, tint eyebrows, or pedicure toes.
Lifelong hair stylist Jessica Johnston furnishes her clientele with both functional and fabulous coifs at her salon, Fresh Locks. Her hair-cutting expertise extends to men’s, women’s, and children’s hair, and she embellishes haircuts with additional services that include highlights, perms, updos, and perms.