Aubrey Meckley and Penny Fryer, the founders of PuraVida Spa, envisioned owning a spa that would specialize in medical skincare treatments. They shared one stipulation, however: their spa could look nothing like a cold, clinical office and therefore had to be filled with elements designed to invoke relaxation. This explains the breezy curtains, soft lighting, exposed wooden beams, and rich, chocolate-colored accents that join together to make PuraVida Spa a stress-free oasis at the edge of Colorado State University’s bustling campus.
Amid such soothing confines, licensed aesthetician Fryer draws on more than 17 years of experience as she beautifies complexions with chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and laser hair removal. Eager for extensions of any kind, the beleaguered college students next door pay regular visits to Meckley, who outfits their tired eyes with thick and natural-looking eyelashes.
Kindred Souls proprietor Linda Marriner isn't your average spa owner. She holds certification as a Reiki master, aesthetician, and massage therapist, and spent more than three decades working as a nurse. So it stands to reason that she is out to do more than just pamper bodies–-she aims to nourish and heal them as well. Here, she moisturizes and exfoliates skin with facials and peels performed using locally-made Sanitas skin care products. During therapeutic massage treatments, healing hands promote relaxation with Swedish treatments, keep lymphatic systems flowing, and soften the body's hard chocolate center with deep-tissue techniques.
In addition to helping patients feel healthy, young, and revitalized, Marriner proudly serves the community around her through her support for programs such as Hope Lives and Pathways Hospice.
Armed with advanced training in lasers and aesthetics, Charity helps her clients take control of their dermal destinies with corrective peels, spider-vein treatments, and electrolysis. She tackles acne with specialized regimens and goes after rosacea with bacteria-fighting solutions. Electrolysis zaps follicles by the only permanent means recognized by both the FDA and Thomas Edison, whereas vein treatments erase dilated vessels using radio frequency direct currents.
The skincare experts at Kami Brook Clinical Skin Care use an intense pulsed-light laser system to eliminate and beautify complexions plagued by wrinkles, acne, and unwanted body hair. Kami Brook’s aestheticians also brighten complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and facials utilizing enzyme exfoliation, vitamin C serums, and salicylic treatments.