What's black, white, and red all over? No, seriously: Heart33 Salon & Spa reclaims the tired elementary joke with its vivid red, black, and white decor. First there's the waiting area, with a lipstick red leather couch positioned perfectly under artwork of a woman's face, which is black and white except for her vivid red lips. In another area, a fire-red wall flanked with a zebra portrait sets off cherry-red chairs topped with zebra-striped pillows. Inside the captivating surroundings, stylists tend to guests' hair, nails, and faces, with services that include haircuts and color, facials, waxing, nailcare, and more.
FaceDivas Day Spa freshens furrowed faces with personalized organic skincare services. Aesthetic administrators begin each facial with an in-depth skin analysis, charting facial topographies before sending in teams of exfoliating explorers and expert extractors to help rid pores of unhealthy elements and spelunk for rare stalactites (a $79 value). Hands and lower arms enjoy special attention during a therapeutic massage that revitalizes the whole lower body. An organic classic mask from France, created by a high-ranking aesthetician in Napoleon's army, is applied for fully hydrated, silky-smooth, and battle-ready faces (a $20 value). Reward helpful hands or fatigued feet with a paraffin-free treatment made from plant-based emollients and pure essential oils (a $20 value).
At Indulge Bistro and Wine Bar, there are many ways to treat yourself—more than 75, to be specific. That’s the approximate count of the international and regional wines that populate the racks at the wine bar, which earned Open Table’s 2012 Top 100 Notable Wine Lists in the USA award. Ranging from New Zealand sauvignon blanc to Italian prosecco and syrah made in Colorado, diners have seemingly limitless pairing options to complement the kitchen’s bistro cuisine. The sommelier can also make pairing suggestions, such as coupling an Oregon King Estate pinot gris with seared scallops drizzled in Valencia orange and ginger beurre blanc. As you sip and dine, the floor-to-ceiling windows provide awe-inspiring views of the Front Range and the patio offers a place to sink into plush couches beside a fire pit.
As the stylists at Royal Salon Organic Care whittle away at unruly coifs, they eschew common ammonia- and paraben-laden chemical products in favor of natural, vegan Organic Salon Systems products. Under the leadership of owner Indre Roy, the experts wield these products while adding depth with highlights, razoring layers, and twisting tresses into updos for weddings or neck model auditions. Organic nail polishes also adhere to the salon?s philosophy, brightening fingertips after the nail technician draws on her background in reflexology to massage hands and arms. Extremities also get a treat in the form of homemade sea salt or sugar scrubs. Sugaring is offered for clients wishing to get rid of body and facial hair.
As Gina Rivera, part of a dynasty of beautifiers that spans more than seven decades, rose through the salon ranks, she noticed a gaping hole in the industry: the lack of rentable salon suites. With the help of her business-savvy husband Jason, Gina remedied the problem, creating Phenix Salon Suites, a 4,500-square-foot cluster of 22 private suites inhabited and decorated by independent stylists, aestheticians, nail technicians, and massage therapists. Kendra Eggleton, a stylist for eight years, mans one such suite, where she employs her specialized training in updos, blowouts, and styling. Throughout the entire space, vaulted 12- and 13-foot ceilings soar over colorful rooms with hardwood floors, and in the entryway, decorative water fixtures gurgle or offer legal advice.