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.
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.
Neighboring the Fort Collins Country Club's 7,150-yard golf course with its lofty trees and meticulously manicured greens, the Country Club Day Spa ushers guests toward a state of tranquility. Inside the clubhouse's lower level, staffers polish nails, gussy up hair, and unclog dirt and burrowing gophers from pores. A resident massage therapist draws from numerous modalities, including energy-work techniques and traditional Hawaiian lomi lomi massage, to give aches and stress the boot. Equipped with Schwarzkopf and sulfate-free Pureology products, an Aveda-trained stylist colors, conditions, and cuts manes, working alongside an aesthetician who cleanses faces and waxes away unwanted fuzz.
Orb lights hang from the salon's ceiling like a bunch of grapes, illuminating tall tapered metal vases that sprout orange straw. The arrangement stands against a backdrop of stacked stone and lime-green walls, near the salon's centerpiece––a five-panel pentaptych painting with stylized scissors against a city skyline. Cutlery Salon's lush space is the clipping ground of California-trained stylist Sarah Marshall, who draws on more than eight years' experience as she revamps hair with products by Eufora, Schwarzkopf, Paul Mitchell, and Kevin Murphy. Sarah loves talking to guests in detail about their look, helping them find a hairstyle that suits their personality or one that can be woven seamlessly into their favorite scarf. Extending her beautification project beyond scalps, Sarah also offers facial waxing in addition to cut and coloring services.
Sarah Marshall no longer services clients at Cutlery Salon. She can be reached at her new location, Namaste Salon, located at 140 W Oak St, Suite 140, Fort Collins, CO 80524.
Hair styling began calling to Cher Nelson at an early age, when she discovered her aptitude and passion for coiffing while doing her mother's hair. After two decades of snipping manes in others? salons, Cher decided to draw on her experience to become her own boss at Cher Nelson Hair Design. In the salon, decorated in vibrant and lively colors, Cher discusses new cuts at length with her clients before picking up the scissors, making sure she snips just the right amount, and gives relaxing scalp massages that ease the anxiety of parting with the friendly sparrows that frequently nest in overgrown tangles. A rotating selection of tunes pulse from the speaker, while the occasional buzz of the television sets the back drop for easy conversations in the laid-back salon. Meanwhile, Cher she snips clients' tresses, colors them with Pravana Chromasilk products, or relaxes their curls into smooth, straight cascades.
The almost surreally quaint cottage occupied by No Regrets Hair Studio is open by appointment only. That's not because founder and head stylist Sheena Coatman keeps a light workload—quite the opposite. When the salon's not open, she's on the road working as an educator for the American Crew line of men's haircare products and increasing her own education.
Coatman has some help at No Regrets in the form of Cray Simpson, who has a similar background as an educator and a wealth of experience in extensions, wigs, and other forms of mane enhancement. Beyond the salon's aqua, pink, and lavender facade, the walls sport a collection of local art that changes to showcase a different artist each quarter.