The staff at Salon de Belle and Day Spa doesn’t wait for its clients to sit down to start pampering them. As soon as clients step through the door, the team greets them with complementary beverages, such as coffee, tea, wine, or beer. This courtesy sets the stage for the full menu of royal treatments to follow, which staffers administer in the form of blowouts, haircuts, hot-stone massages, and shellac spa pedicures.
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.
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.
The stylists at Salon Salon stay abreast of fashion?s latest trends so that they can craft both classic and cutting-edge hairstyles for men, women, and children. This ongoing education helps the fashion artisans perform an extensive list of services, including feather and tinsel extensions, updos, and Keratin Complex treatments, which can smooth hair until it's slim enough to fit into its old high-school sun hat.
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.