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.
Modeled after a New York salon, with zebra décor accents, plush couches and chairs, and a friendly pug named Lola to greet guests, Le Salon maintains a fun environment meant to emulate the hip spirit of an artist’s studio. Le Salon’s team of talented stylists includes master level stylists and newer members to the team such as Jamie, who graduated from Regency Beauty Institute and has a passion for making clients look and feel like a newly minted million-dollar coin (which has 10,000 Ben Franklin faces on it). Along with carrying sought-after hair care products and undergoing continuing education with Bumble & bumble and L’Oreal Professional, the salon features a boutique through which it purveys seasonal gift items.
At Beso, it?s a common occurrence to have a high-tech laser float over skin with the aim of removing unwanted hair. Inside the fun, relaxing spa, laser-hair-removal experts miss nary a spot, zapping everything from hairlines to hands and toes. Stylists also tend to hair on clients? heads with chic haircuts and color changes. Faces also find pampering during custom facials, diamond-tipped microdermabrasion treatments, and tender cheek pinches.
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.
Boulder Natural/Organic Hair Salon bills itself as a natural organic salon—a claim proven by the lack of shampoo bottles in its wastebaskets. All of the products used by its stylists for shampoos, color, and perms come in recyclable packaging. This environmental focus extends to the products inside the packages as well, which are made from blends of essential oils and plant extracts. Additionally, Boulder Natural/Organic Hair Salon's staff can recommend take-home products, including treatment programs for oily hair, dry scalps, and dreams of being chased by giant scissors.
Combining keen aesthetic intuition with professional-grade products and equipment, the stylists at Front Street Hair Studio use an arsenal of techniques to create changing, energetic new looks for their clients. They begin each appointment with a thorough consultation, determining how anything from a quick trim to a full head of highlights will accentuate a client's best features, even if their best features are solving integral and differential equations. From there, the stylists tend to tresses using Aquage shampoos and styling products?made using nutrient-rich blends of organic seaweeds and algae?as well as vibrant coloring formulas by Wella.