The Parlour Hair Salon operates seven locations across Colorado, and each one surrounds its clients in style as soon as they walk through the doors. Established in 1989, the exposed-brick walls, wooden beams, and high ceilings distinguish the Lower Downtown Denver location.
Though each of The Parlour's locations has a distinct personality, they all have a few things in common—namely a team of talented stylists and aestheticians. Before they can snip a hair or buff a cuticle, each of the beauty experts goes through The Parlour's own educational program. The curriculum covers aspects of advanced hairdressing as well as more subtle areas such as communication—an essential skill when working with clients towards the perfect style.
Salon 17's trained stylists primp head fleeces with tress-taming services. Mow growing cranial landscapes with a professional haircut and maintain its healthy green with a deep-conditioning treatment that coats hair in nourishment, adding moisture and protecting it from corrosive aridness. Clients can choose to upkeep head tints through a custom color from Salon 17's Italian color line. The salon's sleek floors catch falling strands, as leather salon chairs hug stylees during snip sessions, and a chandelier lights up overhead space. The total treatment with color services, like many movies and lines to inspect the cushioning on roller coasters, takes approximately two hours.
The stylists at Alfani's Barbershop tidy up locks for men as well as women, leaving strands neatly shorn or styled into a trim, sophisticated look. Staff members greet each client with a complimentary beer that cools parched throats with all the chill yet none of the burn of a dry-ice popsicle. In addition to haircuts, the team can also shave stubble down and knead overstressed shoulders with gentle massages that employ tea-tree oils. Before settling into a La-Z-Boy–inspired barber chair for their appointment, visitors can pass the time by inventing new lyrics to the pulsing rock music or by perusing the vibrant, red-and-blue mural of the Statue of Liberty, which dominates the waiting area's wall.
At Studio A Collective of Stylists, a team of hair experts hand-picked by owner Andrea Tucker stays abreast of the latest trends and advises clients with up-to-the-minute style advice gleaned through regular trainings. Wielding products from Screen, Phyto, and Sebastian, the stylists tend locks with cuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and coloring services that include semipermanent dyes and glosses––treatments that lack the permanent hold of traditional dyes or bubblegum colorings. Stylists also color-coordinate nails to outfits with durable Shellac manicures and pedicures, and protect skin from unwanted hair with a slew of facial-waxing services. Styling tips for time between appointments foster long-lasting chic and protection from bedhead epidemics, as do complimentary maintenance trims in the salon, where walls brim with the creative wares of a rotating featured artist.