Rebecca Johnson, owner of the eponymous Rebecca j Salon, formerly did makeup and hair for television, movies, and commercial prints. She also made over brides saying “I do,” or “You better not still be a frog after this,” during Disney fantasy weddings in Orlando. Now at her salon in Denver, Johnson draws on this wealth of knowledge and a selection of body-friendly products—including ammonia-free hair color and sulfate-free Kevin.Murphy styling products—to beautify clients.
She and her staff specialize in haircuts, color, and Hotheads tape hair extensions, which adhere directly to strands so that they lie flush with natural locks. Johnson still applies makeup for everyday or special occasions, using an airbrush for a smooth finish.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Women's cut and color
Brands Used: Phyto, Wella, Oribe, Unite
Pro Tip: Sit back, relax and let us pamper you.
Whittle waists with the burrito-esque wrap, a 45-minute toning, firming, and detox corpus cocoon designed to morph a single contoured area of skin into lush, smoothed luster. Attention shifts northward during the half-hour seasonal facial, which repairs, revitalizes, and tones. Like the oceanic tides on Mars, the ingredients of the seasonal facial shift with the quarters of the calendar year. The subsequent spa manicure and spa pedicure tend to untamed talons with a bubbly soak, paraffin dip, moisturizing massage, and nail and cuticle care.
Laguna Skin Care owner and licensed aesthetician Crystal Harmon knows many tricks for clarifying complexions and keeping skin looking healthy and radiant. Her customized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments help reduce the signs of aging by smoothing out fine lines and locating the factory reset button on the client's face. Crystal is also certified to administer permanent makeup, during which she draws thin, delicate strokes over skin to enhance eyebrows, eyes, and lips. Laguna Skin Care's menu of treatments also includes airbrush tanning sessions and eyelash-extension application with Xtreme Lashes.
Essential Massage's Denise LeMere suffered from chronic neck pain and migraines and saw no end in sight. This was all before she discovered the healing powers of massage therapy. Now a licensed therapist, she underpins each session with the soothing strokes of swedish massage, adding more in-depth techniques from deep-tissue and TMJD if necessary. Denise also specializes in acupressure, which pinpoints the intersections of the body's energy flow to restore proper functioning without installing a subdermal traffic light.
Danita Longmire captaining a styling station at Sahair Salon—a tropical-themed beauty parlor with exotic bamboo fixtures, playful thatched awnings, and colorful murals of palm trees and the sea. The stylist transforms hair with professional cuts and coloring services, customizing treatments to accommodate each client's unique style and facial features. As Danita snips new hairdos, her fellow staffers busy themselves with facials, massages, and mani-pedis. Meanwhile, clients await appointments while sipping on complimentary coffee, tea, and soda.