With more than 25 collective years of beautifying experience, Enchante's dedicated staff utilizes top-of-the-line products in a wide range of bodily tune-ups. Hair services range from basic shape-ups such as a cuts ($35–$60 for women, $25–$40 for men), styles ($20+), and highlights ($30+) to total textural transformations with Japanese straightening ($300+) or a Keratin complex blowout (priced based on consultation). Refurbish a winter-weary complexion with a professional makeup application, or gain a competitive advantage in the slip-n-slide bowl with conventional waxing ($30–50 per leg, $30 bikini, $50 Brazilian). Facial threading ($20–$45)—a sensitive-skin friendly wax alternative—rids troublesome bristles from the face and makes it easier to lace up, and digits get the royal treatment with a spa mani-pedi ($65), which includes an aromatic soak, trim, exfoliation, paraffin dip, massage, and polish.
Ayurvedic therapies are the opposite of a trend—some of these holistic principles have been around for thousands of years. These days, Annette K. Brinker continues this staggering legacy at Breathe Aromatherapy & Body Work, where she helps clients connect more deeply with their bodies through meditative awareness. In addition to her skills as a certified Reiki master, she inspires serenity and balance with detoxifying body wraps, Shirodhara sessions, and mix-tapes of cat meows.
Three Graces Spa offers a trio of spa services that center around wellness and beauty: body bronzing, waxing, and massage therapy. A few steps away in the spa’s private treatment rooms, licensed massage therapist Tara Schaeffer unties double knots in the muscles with deep-tissue, Swedish, and aromatherapy massages. She has more than six years of experience as a massage therapist and is a certified Level 2 reiki practitioner as well.
No two treatments performed at NoCo Massage are the same. Every time someone lays down on the table, the massage therapist hones in on the specific muscles that are vexing that client. The therapist kicks off the pampering by chatting with guests and drawing up a customized kneading plan that draws on a wide range of modalities. Swedish techniques dole out gentle all-over pressure with long, flowing strokes. At the other end of the pressure spectrum, deep-tissue massage and shiatsu burrow down into muscle structures in localized areas to root out knots and pieces of swallowed chewing gum. To amp up the endorphins, NoCo kicks in a helping of hot basalt stones or essential oils at no extra charge.
The massage therapists at Human Kneads Healing Massage use a variety of techniques to restore physical and emotional balance. Owner Brynn Walker—who is working toward becoming a nutritional consultant and holistic health practitioner—has joined forces with fellow Healing Arts Institute graduate Brooke Elizabeth Keller. Together, they perform massage modalities ranging from neuromuscular rehabilitation to restorative, sesame-oil-based Abhyanga sessions rooted in the ancient Ayurvedic tradition. They also specialize in healing therapies such as jin shin, an acupressure technique that facilitates the flow of energy via chakras, meridians, and an intricate network of model-train stoplights.
Walker and Keller enhance massages with soothing steam-therapy treatments and Pink Papaya products infused with botanical extracts including lavender, sweet orange, grapefruit, and bergamot. They also send clients home with a "massage-scription" that details their findings and recommend therapeutic exercises to help bring relief between visits.
Inside a small brick building adorned with a chimney and green trim, Dave and Carol McEndaffer work amid lilac walls and potted plants. It’s a lovely setting for a couple in the business of beautifying people, which they have extensive experience in. The duo has owned salons throughout the past 37 years and added Laurels Salon of Distinction to their stable more than a decade ago. They've studied with seasoned stylists; while Dave focuses on hair, Carol pours her efforts into skin care, wellness, and restoration treatments for baldness and thinning hair.
In addition to cuts and ammonia-free color, they cosset their clientele with massages, spray tanning, and waxing. The salon is stationed across the street from Colorado State University, so it’s a convenient spot to de-stress after an exam or to cover your eyes with cucumbers before a scary PowerPoint presentation.
Rejuv Health Makeovers focuses its efforts on five health-boosting specialties—chiropractic services, body renewal, fitness therapy, spa services, and weight loss—and maintains its multifaceted efforts by requiring each of its practitioners to periodically swap brains with other experts. Patients who arrive for a single service, be it a body wrap or facial, get the attention they need, and when "you need an integrated approach, Rejuv really shines," says director Dr. Beau Mauldin, who believes that everyone's individual needs require personalized attention. Devoted to overall wellness, the clinic helps elevate health with measurable results and without drugs or invasive methods.