After beginning to adopt more environmentally conscious practices in their personal lives, hairstylists Joy and Jeremy realized how hard the salon atmosphere could be on Mother Nature and set out to open their own eco-friendly salon. Their salon's open floor plan, organized into chic styling stations and suffused in natural light from numerous surrounding windows, highlights bright modern salon furniture, all of which is reused. In addition to the décor, their green reach expands to the salon's all-natural styling products and energy-efficient, retractable blow dryers, which dangle from the ceiling like a paratrooper after a poorly executed landing. Their resident aestheticians, nail techs, and massage therapists dole out the salon's expansive menu of services, pampering clients with custom facials, head-to-toe waxing treatments, and relaxing mani-pedis.
Named Best Haircut/Salon in Colorado Community Newspapers' 2009 Best of the Best Lone Tree, Blue Mist relies on an experienced squad of aesthetic experts to provide a broad range of beauty-related services. Like the chainsaw pointillists of the early '20s, the salon's savvy stylists—who average 12 years of experience—specialize in artful cuts (starting at $45 for women, $30 for men) and coloring ($70 and up) to help clients achieve museum-quality hairstyles. Facial and body hair is kept at bay with a variety of waxing services, including eyebrow waxing ($18), leg waxing ($35+), and bikini waxing in traditional ($35), French ($42), and Brazilian ($55) varieties. Manicures ($20) and pedicures ($35) are available to help fingerless-glove models and barefoot sous chefs keep cuticles and calluses under control, and both can be upgraded to include hot-oil treatments and soothing masks.
As an aesthetician, Brandy Rich spends nearly every day up close and personal with her clients’ faces. She has seen it all—from troublesome acne to irritated and dry skin—and she works her magic to address every problem. The anti-aging facial’s essential oils help diminish fine lines, and pineapple extract exfoliates faces more gently than scrubbing with an actual pineapple. When problematic skin quiets down, Brandy’s job as a makeup artist kicks in. She enhances brides’ natural beauty with Temptu Pro airbrush makeup, teaches everyday folk how to properly apply eyeliner, and applies eye-catching lash extensions for added drama when blinking.
Nicole Mayoros is a stylist who cuts down unruly hair at Sola Salon Studios. She deftly snips away excess strands into eye-catching new dos complete with conditioning treatments and color treatments such as partial or full highlights.
Chandelier light sparkles down onto leather furniture, aquamarine walls, and gleaming black floors in the elegant and impression-making lobby of Skye Salon & Spa. Just beyond, visitors take in large portraits of models as a team of skilled stylists coif clients’ hair using TIGI, Alterna Haircare, and Big Sexy Hair products. Private massage rooms ensconce clients in a soothing atmosphere perfect for deeply relaxing bodywork. Elsewhere, the nail-station area juxtaposes framed modern art with colorful displays of colorful CND and OPI polish. Skye’s menu of services leaves no stone unturned, covering everything from chemical peels to resurface complexions to waxing services that can remove unwanted eyebrow hairs or eyebrows that trail down from the forehead onto the shoulder.