At Belleza Salon & Spa, Melanie Menendez's dedication to skincare comes from the heart. For years, she suffered from adult acne due to an undiagnosed dairy allergy. When she learns about her clients' skincare needs, her reaction is "I know how you feel. I will fix you and help you achieve your goals." Her psychology degree is then put to use as she reads each client's personality to determine what they want out of the treatment: whether a social, interactive experience or a peaceful retreat.
To gain an understanding of their holistic skin health, Melanie checks in with clients about what they're eating, the products they use at home, and whether they use shortening as sunscreen. From there, she customizes blends of organic Sanitas skincare products, a line created in Boulder, Colorado, that uses ingredients such as healing vitamin C to create lustrous complexions. While she performs the facials, clients can enjoy soothing spa or pop music and the quirky, inviting decor—some rooms include photos of Audrey Hepburn and polka-dot details, and others are covered with zebra print or bright colors.
Dr. Wang and his staff of aestheticians at NewScience MD exfoliate countenances with aluminum-oxide crystals or a diamond-tipped wand during skin-smoothing microdermabrasion treatments. During an initial one-hour session, doctors first consult with patients to determine the best treatment options based on their skin type and total number of faces. Then, they’ll wield the microdermabrasion method of the client’s choice to scrub away rough skin, acne scars, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation over the course of a 30-minute treatment. The NewScience MD staff recommends three–six treatments every two weeks for best results and skin as soft as a cloud made of cashmere sweaters.
Few aestheticians specialize in high-altitude skin care. Kimberly Hall, owner of Refresh Laser Skin Spa, is among the elite. When she isn't addressing the complexion concerns of Denver natives and beanstalk dwellers, she and her skilled staff treat individuals with noninvasive, customized treatments for the face and body. True to the spa's name, lasers perform many of the services, assisting technicians in tightening skin, erasing spider veins, or smoothing away cellulite. But analog appointments are also available, from signature brightening facials to detoxifying seaweed body wraps.
Adriana, the owner of Nu Cell Skin Rejuvenation & Beauty Concepts, is passionate about personalized skincare. She tailors her services to meet each client’s specific complexion concerns, from dullness and fine lines to winking into the sun. Whatever the need, a slate of Diamond Tome microdermabrasion treatments, chemical peels, and European facials can ably address it.
Stressful things such as jobs and stress can transform your once-nimble muscles into rigid two-by-fours. A hot-stone massage will relight your internal furnace and flexibilify your tense muscles. Hand & Stone's friendly massage therapist strategically utilizes heated smooth river stones on your body to deliver a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature. The benefits of massage are numerous and include stress reduction, pain relief, and an improved attitude toward Segway cops who don't use turn signals.