At Balayage Spa and Salon, stylists administer a range of services such as all-over color, haircuts, and weaves, while technicians beautify and bolster the strength of nails with sturdy Shellac polish. The team also performs face- and body-waxing treatments as well as massage.
Murat Tercan has a world of salon experience?literally. The native Turk started out by helping his family open a salon in Ankara, then he went on to hone his craft at the L'Oreal Academy in Paris and the Wella and Schwarzkopf academies in Germany. He built his resume styling hair for fashion shows for Valentino, Versace, and Armani, later traveling as an international educator for L'Oreal.
Since making yet another home in Colorado, he opened his own space, Enchante, where he and his team perform advanced services such as designer haircuts, color corrections, and keratin treatments. In the spirit of Murat's background in education, stylists are committed to not just giving clients a style, but teaching them to maintain it. There's also an onsite spa where clients can retreat to receive Swedish massages and Dermalogica facials, or to ease their fear of scissors.
Hair styling began calling to Cher Nelson at an early age, when she discovered her aptitude and passion for coiffing while doing her mother's hair. After two decades of snipping manes in others? salons, Cher decided to draw on her experience to become her own boss at Cher Nelson Hair Design. In the salon, decorated in vibrant and lively colors, Cher discusses new cuts at length with her clients before picking up the scissors, making sure she snips just the right amount, and gives relaxing scalp massages that ease the anxiety of parting with the friendly sparrows that frequently nest in overgrown tangles. A rotating selection of tunes pulse from the speaker, while the occasional buzz of the television sets the back drop for easy conversations in the laid-back salon. Meanwhile, Cher she snips clients' tresses, colors them with Pravana Chromasilk products, or relaxes their curls into smooth, straight cascades.
The almost surreally quaint cottage occupied by No Regrets Hair Studio is open by appointment only. That's not because founder and head stylist Sheena Coatman keeps a light workload—quite the opposite. When the salon's not open, she's on the road working as an educator for the American Crew line of men's haircare products and increasing her own education.
Coatman has some help at No Regrets in the form of Cray Simpson, who has a similar background as an educator and a wealth of experience in extensions, wigs, and other forms of mane enhancement. Beyond the salon's aqua, pink, and lavender facade, the walls sport a collection of local art that changes to showcase a different artist each quarter.
Bamboo grows faster than most things, with some plants averaging two feet of growth in a single day. Hair doesn’t sprout quite so fast––though it may sometimes seem that way. Luckily, stylist Barbara Jackson manages perpetually growing strands with aplomb. Using products by Kenra and Surface, she can engineer flattering layers, create bold highlights, or rehab tresses with an invigorating deep-conditioning treatment. Clients may also solicit Barbara to manicure nails, tint eyebrows, or pedicure toes.
At Studio Zen, owner and cosmetologist Betty Janzen is so passionate about helping clients look and feel their best that she left a lucrative career in order to do it full time. She pours this enthusiasm into each cosmetic service listed on the menu, which includes everything from precision haircuts and Brazilian blowouts to eyelash extensions and brow waxes.