What's black, white, and red all over? No, seriously: Heart33 Salon & Spa reclaims the tired elementary joke with its vivid red, black, and white decor. First there's the waiting area, with a lipstick red leather couch positioned perfectly under artwork of a woman's face, which is black and white except for her vivid red lips. In another area, a fire-red wall flanked with a zebra portrait sets off cherry-red chairs topped with zebra-striped pillows. Inside the captivating surroundings, stylists tend to guests' hair, nails, and faces, with services that include haircuts and color, facials, waxing, nailcare, and more.
Certified personal trainer Mechelle Haflich is familiar with both the highs and lows of physical health. As a bodybuilder, she has won competitions focused on superior strength, and as a registered massage therapist, she has eased injured muscles back into action. Both titles have proven essential in planning FitBody Studio, where she takes a holistic view on wellness through fitness, massage, and spa services. Alongside a team of highly credentialed instructors, therapists, and aestheticians, Mechelle's team adjusts her programs to suit each client's ambitions, which range from losing inches to being able to deadlift a locomotive.
On the exercise side of the curriculum, private training sessions and group classes build endurance—Vinyasa yoga and kickboxing sessions round out the stair climbs and cardio drills of the Bleachers class, which takes place inside the Colorado College football stadium. To repair overworked deltoids, the studio's massage programs relax tendons and target injuries with a mix of modalities. After workouts sculpt bodies, FitBody Studio’s spa polishes them smooth with waxing services and custom facials.
Within a renovated church, owner Sarah Kendall styles hair with the skills that made her an educator for TIGI, Phyto, and Kydra. A plaster angel reminiscent of the Winged Victory of Samothrace hangs illumined on the salon's golden walls, hovering over spacious styling stations fully equipped with full-length mirrors and cabinets. Private treatment rooms welcome guests with spa treatments that include massages and facials. In the lobby, clients seeking to take home supplies to maintain their hair treatment or facial can browse a cabinet full of designer products by the light of glowing stained-glass windows.
Certified adorable by the Cute Salons Association, Tuscany tucks itself into a homelike spot just west of downtown, off Colorado Ave. Step through the doorway into a massage room, where the light, flowing strokes of Swedish massage stokes a burned-out body with renewed life and improved circulation. From there, you'll face dive into a European facial that deeply cleanses your pores and puts a metaphorical leaf blower on dead, clingy skin cells, unveiling new shoots of radiance below. Topped with a freshly shampooed and snipped head of hair, you'll look so sharp that the horse-drawn-carriage driver won't recognize you when you step out the door.
The professional staff at Genesis Salon & Rejuvenation Centre beautifies and pampers its guests with a diverse range of spa services. Monthly specials offer a changing selection of services such as a cocoa-peppermint pedicure, during which a salon expert will bathe worn feet in a cocoa bath and scrub them with peppermint, softening the skin while marinating it in a pleasant holiday spirit ($35). Indulge an unkempt face with a lip wax and brow sculpting ($23), or enjoy year-round follicle enhancement options that include men's haircuts ($23–$50), women's haircuts ($35–$65), and color treatments ($40+). Relax muscles worn down from competing in refrigerator-juggling competitions with a 30-minute massage ($45). Clean and soften battered cuticles with a hot-oil manicure ($27), or adorn dull digits with a full set of acrylic, fiberglass, or silk nails ($40) while imbuing palm prongs with so much dazzle that oysters will shuck themselves upon contact.
Caposhi Salon & Spa's armada of experienced stylists boasts more than 100 years' combined experience in the industry. Following the namesake of the studio⎯a '70s slang term for cool and stylish⎯each mane tamer strives to infuse hairdos with salon style. The trendy salon greets each guest with olive walls and sleek wood floors before the visitor is shepherded to a padded chair. A savvy stylist then sinks their shears into tresses, removing dead ends, evening out layers, and shooing away hibernating squirrels to shape locks according to each client's desired style.
Patrons can also opt to splash their hair canvases with color by adding coloring service to their cuts. Single-process color paints tresses with all-over tints, and partial highlights streak strands with desired hues, giving monochromatic manes depth and texture and patrons street cred with zebras. On the way out, guests can maintain their salon looks by purchasing quality products from brands such as Redken, Moroccanoil, and Goldwell.