Generations Salon and Spa's owners, women from three generations of the same family, showcase hereditary aesthetic skills in a shop decorated with lanterns and curlicues of wrought iron. Over the course of 60 minutes, pores relinquish stashes of grime during a cleanse of the face, neck, and décolletage. After elixirs from Bioelements lock in purity, exfoliating and hydrating masks chase off dead skin and cover up attempts to steal a raisin's identity. Meanwhile, a staff member squeezes out last drops of stress with a massage of the face, neck, and shoulders, and hands slip into smooth, warm paraffin or melted saxophones. A hydrating coat of moisturizer leaves faces aglow as patrons strut out through the salon's front door, which is accented by an amethyst mural of climbing clematis vines.
Aubrey Meckley and Penny Fryer, the founders of PuraVida Spa, envisioned owning a spa that would specialize in medical skincare treatments. They shared one stipulation, however: their spa could look nothing like a cold, clinical office and therefore had to be filled with elements designed to invoke relaxation. This explains the breezy curtains, soft lighting, exposed wooden beams, and rich, chocolate-colored accents that join together to make PuraVida Spa a stress-free oasis at the edge of Colorado State University’s bustling campus.
Amid such soothing confines, licensed aesthetician Fryer draws on more than 17 years of experience as she beautifies complexions with chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, and laser hair removal. Eager for extensions of any kind, the beleaguered college students next door pay regular visits to Meckley, who outfits their tired eyes with thick and natural-looking eyelashes.
Orchidée Salon & Spa’s staff believes that the power of pampering can bring out the inner beauty in anyone. This full-service beauty center tends to hair, skin, and nails with a variety of treatments in addition to relaxing services such as massages and detoxifying wraps. You can sit down for a customized haircut in a classic or contemporary style from four different stylists, or get your digits done up with Edith or Anna. Edith offers a luxurious Death by Chocolate pedicure, which includes chocolate treats, a mimosa, and a hot chocolate foot scrub.
Armed with advanced training in lasers and aesthetics, Charity helps her clients take control of their dermal destinies with corrective peels, spider-vein treatments, and electrolysis. She tackles acne with specialized regimens and goes after rosacea with bacteria-fighting solutions. Electrolysis zaps follicles by the only permanent means recognized by both the FDA and Thomas Edison, whereas vein treatments erase dilated vessels using radio frequency direct currents.
The skincare experts at Kami Brook Clinical Skin Care use an intense pulsed-light laser system to eliminate and beautify complexions plagued by wrinkles, acne, and unwanted body hair. Kami Brook’s aestheticians also brighten complexions with exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments and facials utilizing enzyme exfoliation, vitamin C serums, and salicylic treatments.