They say spending life in the corporate world can change a person. And that’s exactly what happened to Lisa Lynn Erickson, who, after spending more than 15 years suited up in the software and financial industries, decided to combine her dream of owning her own business with her passion for healthy skin. Today at Skin Deep Denver, she blends the knowledge and experience she gained at the College of International Esthetics in Arvada with her certifications in chemical peels and microdermabrasion to brighten and balance body coverings and protect them from environmental damage. Facials for both the face and back help hydrate and exfoliate to create skin that is smooth and supple, and Image Skincare products treat aging and acne without the use of chemical preservatives or sorcery.
Susie Ardabili, a 20-year veteran aesthetician, puts the Susie in Susie Organic Skin Care and helms a team of holistic beautifiers who refashion facial surfaces with nature-friendly, chemical-free treatments. Susie?s therapeutic touch?coupled with a menu of high-end treatments?has helped her attract celebrity clientele including Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Love Hewitt. Susie and company take the time to personalize each organic treatment, from custom ginseng and vitamin K facials to man-scaping services that focus on burly strands sprouting from the nose to forming flannel patterns across the back. Clients can also stock their homes with a handful of natural retail products, such as Susan Posnick makeup.
Guiltless Glow owner and proprietor Laurie Middleton was once a self-proclaimed “sun-worshipper," who relied on tanning beds for her bronzed glow. She soon learned of the benefits of airbrush tanning—the customizable shades, the skin-toning and evening properties, and lack of harmful UV rays—and has since dedicated herself to sharing that knowledge. Inside her studio, she's further expanded her passion for beautification, performing skincare, nail, and waxing services, offering Norvell automatic booth tans, and adding glow to grins with DaVinci organic teeth-whitening services.
Shannon McRae, owner of Love Them Lashes, accentuates eyes with lash extensions inside Oxygen Salon & Spa. As a certified Xtreme Lashes stylist, she employs a meticulous process that prevents lashes from touching the skin or sticking together like a couple of baseball players stranded in a football game. While customers recline with their eyes closed, Shannon applies up to 120 single synthetic strands to natural lashes. Once she has fully primped peepers, the result is fuller, longer lashes that don't require makeup.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Free street parking
Most popular service: Botox cosmetic, Juvederm, glycolic peels
Brands Used: Allergan Botox cosmetic, Allergan Juvederm, Allergan Latisse
Pro Tip: Two parking spots on the side of the building for Body Boutique can be used also.
Licensed aesthetican Amy Dickerson has obtained certifications in body treatments, professional makeup applications, and Xtreme Lashes; she is also an Xtreme Lashes trainer. All those skills are displayed at her spa, Live Love Lash Denver, where Amy and her staff dispense custom facials, microdermabrasion treatments using soothing sodium bicarbonate, and relaxing massages.