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.
Upon entering Shear Bella Salon and Spa, clients are met with clean, minimalist décor and a complimentary glass of wine or cup of coffee. After settling in, they are then greeted by owner Nichole Wiese and her team of hair designers and aestheticians, who collectively transform and pamper clients with body and hair services. Skin services cater to both men and women with six different kinds of cleansing facials and peels. Waxing treatments keep hairs from spreading too thick across arms, lips, brows, bikini zones, and defunct Wooly Willy games, and soothing massage-therapy sessions curb tension with hot-stone and aromatherapy techniques. Each service culminates in a complimentary makeup touchup.
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.
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.
Hairstylist Gina Folkner brings a little bit of glamour and glitz to Artistic Styles' modern salon where she cuts, colors, and styles tresses three days a week. Her aptitude for creating classic or on-trend 'dos is a product of her training, which she did at the Beverly Hills Hair Cutting Academy. Gina also relies on products from J Beverly Hills and Keune to create voluminous curls, super-sleek pompadours, and bobs so sharp they can turn a hat to confetti with one hair flip.