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.