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.
The experts at Chrysalides harness the healing potential of focused light, which rejuvenates the skin and stems the growth of body hair. Technicians use IPL—or intense pulsed light—therapy to beam energy directly into hair follicles and halt their growth. Staff can call on the same technology to stimulate collagen, producing tighter skin, reduced fine lines, and smaller pores.
At Rinnova, Dr. Todd Becker and medical aestheticians turn to modern medical aesthetic methods when rejuvenating faces and beautifying bodies. Laser skin treatments work to resurface areas covered in fine lines, while CoolSculpting sessions use a temperature technology dubbed "cryolipolysis" to contour the body without surgery.
Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Lawrence Janowski of Sonata Laser Aesthetics smoothes aging faces with Botox treatments. The doctor injects the FDA-approved medicine directly into facial muscles to impede the nerve impulses responsible for the formation of wrinkles, fine lines, and railroad lines impeding the visage from achieving maximum attractiveness. Twenty units generally treat one area and help to temporarily reduce the appearance of moderate to severe lines between the brows in clients aged 18–65, while other areas may require additional units ($10/unit). The de-wrinkling effects of the quick noninvasive treatment begin to kick in a few days after the injections take place and typically last three–six months, or the average gestation period of the lesser-horned newt.
At Soleil, a medical spa located within Salon Republic, certified laser specialist Selina Hernandez and Dr. Gerald Searle keep clients looking their best with an array of methods. Hernandez diminishes unwanted hair growth with laser hair-removal sessions, boosts collagen production with IPL photofacials for a more youthful look, and clears away acne with IPL acne treatments. Dr. Searle smoothes away fine lines and signs of aging with Botox and dermal fillers.