Featured on Channel 2's Fix Me Friday, Rebelle by Tootsie's trusses up its clients using astute eyes and an edgy aesthetic. Amid Rebelle's carmine walls and beneath a battery of gilded chandeliers, a crew of creative stylists twists hair, paints nails, and transforms clients into glowing paragons of beauty. Locks bathe luxuriously during a 15-minute shampoo and deep-conditioning treatment, wherein Mediceuticals products cleanse grease and extremely confused auto mechanics from hair, and then hydrate each strand for health and shine. A blow-dry banishes dampness from client manes and replaces it with a gleaming canvas as the skilled stylist's hands twist and brush hair into a creative masterpiece. The 30-minute style employs products by Kevin Murphy and Moroccon Oil to sculpt flattering coifs that reflect the personality and cranial capacity of each guest.
Reveal Spa's licensed aestheticians believe that natural, toxin-free treatments are the key to beautiful skin. The skilled skincare specialists favor local Colorado products that are free of preservatives, harsh ingredients, and dark magic. They put these products to work when performing an array of beauty services, from rejuvenating custom facials to exfoliating chemical peels. Similarly, when administering airbrush tans, the technicians use an earth-friendly sunless spray free of gluten and paraben. The versatile specialists also extend their expertise to facial and body-waxing services for women, as well as makeup applications.
Vida Salon, an Aveda concept salon, decks out clients with a multitude of flower- and plant-based professional products crafted to high environmental standards. Experienced stylists can advise style seekers on the coiffure cleansers and body buffers that best fit their hair types and shower-curtain color. Shampure shampoo and conditioner ($10.50 each)—suited to all hair types—each harness coriander, eucalyptus oil, and lavender oil to miniature chariots to chase grime off every strand. The styling formula Be Curly Curl Enhancer shapes frizz-free curls out of damp hair using aloe and marshmallow root ($19). Or soothe skin with unguents such as the vitamin-rich Hand Relief ($20), which renders the paws as smooth as a freshly waxed pickup artist.
The master stylists at Salon 29—Lacey, Rebecca, and Anna—keep their clients' tresses on trend by staying on top of the latest techniques and tools
in the industry. All three women boast more than 10 years of experience wielding scissors and updating looks with color. Their styling prowess even earned them a Talk of the Town award for customer satisfaction in 2013. In addition to creative cuts and dye jobs, they also tame frizzy locks with keratin smoothing treatments and create glamorous updos for weddings or for turning any dentist visit into a stylish affair.
Most Popular Service: Facials, nonsurgical face-lift, massage
Brands Used: Yon-Ka Paris, Colorado Skin Care, Eva's Esthetics
Minimum Age Requirement: 14
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: No
Q&A with Marj, Owner/Practitioner
Sometimes the little things make all the difference. Do you bake any supplementary services into your main services?
All facials end with a hot aromatic towel and customized finishing creams, serums, and sunscreen. All facial clients will benefit from some degree of energy work, as well as a gentle acupressure scalp massage and relaxing facial massage (in the La Frande Classique European facial).
What are some of your most popular services? What do you think clients love them so much?
The nonsurgical face-lift is a great no-downtime alternative to turning back the clock. I have many clients who combine massage with a facial service in the same appointment for an all encompassing mini spa day. I am certified in chemical peels and microdermabrasion. People ... leave feeling great but don't know exactly why. It's the healing energy they receive?I promise.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
i love the healing aspect of everything I do. I genuinely care about each client's personal story, their life, and helping them improve their quality of life. I am passionate about educating a client about products, ingredients, and their own bodies.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I'm an ethnic-skin specialist [and do] Reiki energy work. Regular clients benefit from me noticing subtle changes in their body or skin and correcting them within the parameters of my licensure and skill set. Good home skincare doesn't have to be rocket science. It can be simple & straightforward.