Cited by Vogue as the mastermind behind the now-iconic “beach hair” look, stylist Kevin Murphy travels the world crafting new hair designs. Despite this, his presence looms like a friendly but no-nonsense ghost at BeauImáge Salon. The salon’s six stylists use his eponymous line of hair products, as well as products from L’Oréal, to style creative cuts, elevate updos, and finish coloring sessions. Their services extend beyond hair, though. Two nail techs brighten digits with acrylic nails or Shellac polish, which refuses to chip even when hands are stuck in the mouth of a hungry pug.
The talented stylists at Salon Prospect have been trained all across the United States, from San Francisco to Manhattan. But they meet in the middle in Longmont to offer a variety of salon services for women, men, and kids. They specialize in tints and highlights, but are also experts at correcting color fiascos, such as the result of at-home dye jobs or swimming laps in a pool of food coloring.
Daphne Hutton’s enthusiasm is obvious––even before the first snip. Each session begins with a private facial analysis, wherein she gets to know the client, discusses needs, and helps choose a flattering style. Then the transformation happens. Two decades of experience guide her as she sculpts sleek layers and decorates with color highlights. Guests can also solicit Daphne for a facial wax or retreat to a private room for bodywork session with the salon’s certified massage therapist, Tara Stoner.
The stylists at Kozy Salon sculpt cutting-edge styles amid periwinkle walls and lace curtains. While some of them snip away at split ends and craft face-flattering layers, others straighten tendrils or add permanent curves to languid locks. Dull coiffures come to life as they slather them with bold hues or brighten them with highlights, and they help lashes achieve more definition with eyelash tanning than by winking at the sun. When they aren't molding new 'dos, the stylists primp hands and feet with spa mani-pedis and lengthen talons with acrylic or solar gel nails.
A roar of cheers and laugher erupts in response to a game-winning touchdown flashing on one of the many huge flat-screens. You might think you'd have to walk into a sports bar to catch this scene, and that's exactly what the founders of SportClips were going for. They've designed their man-friendly styling stations to get guys exactly what they need—be it a signature haircut, steamed-towel treatment, or beard detailing—all in about 20 minutes.
Boulder Natural/Organic Hair Salon bills itself as a natural organic salon—a claim proven by the lack of shampoo bottles in its wastebaskets. All of the products used by its stylists for shampoos, color, and perms come in recyclable packaging. This environmental focus extends to the products inside the packages as well, which are made from blends of essential oils and plant extracts. Additionally, Boulder Natural/Organic Hair Salon's staff can recommend take-home products, including treatment programs for oily hair, dry scalps, and dreams of being chased by giant scissors.