Few aestheticians specialize in high-altitude skin care. Kimberly Hall, owner of Refresh Laser Skin Spa, is among the elite. When she isn't addressing the complexion concerns of Denver natives and beanstalk dwellers, she and her skilled staff treat individuals with noninvasive, customized treatments for the face and body. True to the spa's name, lasers perform many of the services, assisting technicians in tightening skin, erasing spider veins, or smoothing away cellulite. But analog appointments are also available, from signature brightening facials to detoxifying seaweed body wraps.
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.
Luxe Locks and Looks, The Spa at the Four Seasons Denver indulges guests with elegant amenities inspired by local environs. At the Level 3 Salon, guests are ensured the perfect finishing touch.
But it's not just the spa itself that's taking cues from Colorado's picturesque landscapes. The services are, too. Read on to learn more about the Denver spa's most Coloradan treatments.
Therapists massage essential oils infused with spruce and pine extracts into skin. The oils boast anti-inflammatory properties that are a welcome relief for sore, tired muscles. Because the massage also uses deep pressure, it is ideal for athletes and anyone who isn't afraid of a heavy hand.
Deeply Moisturizing Honey-Avocado Butter Wrap
High-altitude honey, prized for its above-average enzyme count, and avocado butter work together to trap water in the skin. Aromatic cardamom and vanilla essential oils add to the sensory experience.
Signature High-Altitude Revitalizing Gemstone Ormus Ritual
The crown jewel of the spa menu, this three-hour sojourn begins with a soak in Ormus water sourced from nearby mountain streams. Later, a 90-minute massage finds therapists drizzling herbal oils energized with garnet, carnelian, rose quartz, and amethyst along the spine, and then placing gemstones on top.
Holistic Mile-High Pedicure
A hot-stone massage targets pressure points before warmed paraffin wax blankets feet, softening skin and warming up toes almost as well as burrowing them under a sleeping polar bear. The 80-minute treatment also includes a foot scrub.
Rick Van De Riet knows about devotion. At his salon, Namaste, every interaction between client and stylist is inspired by the teachings of Jagannath—the generous Hindu god of mercy who inspires love and devotion with his artistic abilities. This myth strikes a chord with Rick, who took the deity's message of compassion and creativity to heart when building his salon and hand selecting a staff of skilled and personable hairstylists.
Before he became a salon owner, Rick knew devotion in his career as a hairstylist, which he poured his time and talents into for 44 years before choosing to dedicate himself to training up-and-coming stylists. With patience and skill, Rick helped his pupils hone their skills until their aesthetic eyes were as razor-sharp as their favorite pair of shears. Now Namaste Aveda Salons ranks among Salon Today magazine's top 200 salons for growth and training programs.
Rick shares his dedication to skill and personal connection with his partner, Tommy Pernell. Together with a staff of hairstylists, they bring out each customer's best aesthetic attributes using products that respect the environment. Nearly all of salon's aestheticians come from Aveda training programs, where they learned to care for skin with gentle and effective Elemental Nature Aveda products.
Haircare, makeup, and skincare products huddle on the salon's wooden shelves in eco-friendly packaging to protect ingredients derived from the world's finest and least selfish plants.
Fluff* Bar, whose opening was recently profiled by Denver Westword, brings together talented stylists and mixologists to pamper patrons with upscale salon services and expertly crafted libations. Los Angeles celebrity stylist Britt Chambers was inspired to meld a salon and bar by her experiences primping stars for red-carpet events such as the Oscars in LA, according to The Denver Post. The resulting Fluff* Bar is lined with creamy white surfaces, ivory leather, and chandeliers dripping with crystal, designed to evoke the inside of a jewelry box. Within the salon, shears snip locks into precision cuts, deft hands craft close up-ready coifs, and a makeup artist uses experience with countless celebrities to perfectly primp faces.
The bar is also staffed with a wedding specialty team that revels in doing anything and everything bridal, from wedding-day hair and makeup to other bridal-related events such as bachelorette parties, engagement photos, and rehearsal dinners. The team of stylists and beauty experts offers spray tanning and color services, along with a bridal concierge service to help prep brides for their special day. Groups can enjoy the full-service bar's roster of bacchanalian beverages, including wine and champagne offerings assembled by a master sommelier, lavishing tongues with specialty champagne cocktails, mixed drinks, and more than 25 wines. Throughout the day, a sumptuous congregation of teas and coffee also offer eye-opening sips.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At V Master Barber & Stylist it's all about your experience!! Come hang out in a laid back environment, enjoy watching some great sports or guy flicks on the TV!! You can also relax an get away from the work day with a great haircut and some great laughs.
Here it's about building relationships.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Barbering has been a passion of mine from the beginning when I started in 2001.
I have always wanted to run a fun laid back environment where men could get great grooming services all in one place!! I'm looking to grow and expand my clientele with some great men!!
What do you love most about your job?
I love the variety of my clientele, I get to be around some amazing men.
From lawyers, oil and gas to tattoo artists and musicians it's such a great mix.
Most of my clientele I have had for over 7 years and it's so amazing to build relationships with not only them but their families as well!!
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
I get most praise from my clients on consistency, they don't have to worry about their hair because it always comes out great.
Also my flexible schedule, I have some guys who can book out every appointment and I have some that need that last minute cut.
I always try to be as accommodating as I can