A former staff sergeant in the Air Force. An airplane mechanic who repaired oxygen masks. A master massage therapist, registered medical assistant, and certified laser technician. Tina Long is all of these things and more. As the owner of Parker Med Spa, she combines her unique background with innovative technology to offer clients the latest anti-aging and beauty solutions.
Long helps her clients to deal with the frustration of weight loss with body-contouring treatments such as the Zerona and Yolo laser systems, having herself lost pounds, inches, and degrees of insulation with the fat-emulsifying devices. The historical ambiance, array of facial and body treatments, and advanced technology earned her spa recognition on ABC 7 and CityVoter's 2011 A-List; it was named a finalist in the Best Day Spa category and nominated in the Best Medical Spa category.
The practice is located within the charming yellow Hoskins House, a century-old Victorian landmark surrounded by cottonwood trees, complete with a porch swing. Inside, massage therapists and aestheticians perform relaxing massages, hot-stone pedicures, and skin-rejuvenating chemical peels in 15 private rooms. Technicians use seven different lasers to perform procedures ranging from vein and hair removal to nonsurgical face-lifts.
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.
Whether it's a manicure in advance of a big date or a pedicure that caps off a "me day" at the spa, Gina has seen it all. With more 25 years of experience as a nail technician, three years as an OPI educator, and a stint as the owner of her own successful salon, she beautifies fingers and toes with treatments ranging from traditional mani-pedis to treatments involving acrylic add-ons and Shellac polish.
Good, honest, manly activities, such as getting your hair cut at a barber shop, can be real sausage fests. Today’s Groupon beats that by combining the barbershop experience with hot chicks. For $10, you'll get a Top Contender Heavyweight Cut at Knockouts Haircuts for Men (a $25 value), a guy-centric salon that's been featured on The Today Show. This Groupon is good only at the full-service salon's Parker and Centennial locations.
While rocks serve many purposes—eco-friendly paperweight, climbing wall, letter opener—you probably never thought they could help alleviate your chronic back pain. In fact, memories of the rocky bedding on your last camping trip suggest that stones may have contributed to the problem in the first place. Change your perspective on pebbles with today’s Groupon, which gets you a hot-stone massage at Elements Therapeutic Massage for $55—that's half off the $110 value.
Custom facials ($65 for 60-minute treatment) polish pores with cleansing, exfoliation, and a customized mask treatment. The licensed, friendly aesthetician will dote on high-maintenance facial terrain, such as dry patches, fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and frowns. Woo door-to-door salesmen with a set of eyes complete with tinted brows and lashes ($35). Couture Create LLC also offers chemical peels ($75 for single session), makeup consultation sessions ($75 for 1-hour session), and a full menu of waxing services. Spa goers have the option of breaking up the value over multiple visits. Book your appointment online.