Amid soothing earth tones and gleaming hardwood floors, Blisstik Studio augments locks and lashes in personalized, elegant adornment sessions. Monotone tresses can choose from a variety of colorful feathers before a master accessorizer professionally affixes the extension to clients' manes, giving coifs an eye-catching splash of color and ensuring frequent visits by shoulder-parrots. Alternately, owner and certified eyelash-extension expert Megan Ziegler harnesses the allure of Lavish Lashes extensions, which shed off naturally along with clients' own eyelid feelers instead of desperately clinging on until they're peeled off. A specialized adhesive unites each synthetic extension to individual lashes for up to six weeks of full and feathery blinks, winks, and Olympic-butterfly-kiss competitions.
Dr. Dana Morgan is a graduate of University of Washington Medical School—but she's more than a doctor. At Northern Colorado Laser & Skin, Dana works double duty as a doctor and an artist, plumping lips and smoothing wrinkles with artfully placed injections. She oversees assorted laser procedures, which non-invasively combat signs of aging, unwanted stubble, scarring, and supervillian tendencies.
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.
Aptly named, RN Medispa and Salon, is owned by registered nurses Regina Nunnally and Tawnya Bowie, who welcome guests into the earth-toned, sconce-lit space for haircuts, coloring treatments, and exfoliating skin services. During salon appointments, rich wooden furniture punctuates the bright, open space, where a flat-screen television caters to both male and female clientele by showing a mixture of sports, soaps, and afternoon talk shows that point out the dangers of using gender stereotypes. And during spa services, plush massage tables anchor candlelit treatment rooms, where staff members soothe aches and pains with a variety of traditional techniques.
Three Graces Spa offers a trio of spa services that center around wellness and beauty: body bronzing, waxing, and massage therapy. A few steps away in the spa’s private treatment rooms, licensed massage therapist Tara Schaeffer unties double knots in the muscles with deep-tissue, Swedish, and aromatherapy massages. She has more than six years of experience as a massage therapist and is a certified Level 2 reiki practitioner as well.
The staff at Helios Body Bronzing imbues clients’ skin with a gilded glow that looks as natural as one built during a summer spent on the beach. Armed with an airbrush and South Seas–brand bronzing formula, a technician customizes each tan based on the individual’s aesthetic preferences and skin tone. A quick, UV-free alternative to outdoor tanning, tanning beds, and coloring oneself with Sharpies every day, spray tanning is perfect before weddings, special events, and interviews.
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.