The dawn of a new year is the perfect time to change your look. After all, most of us resolve to make more positive changes in our lives such as losing weight, dropping bad habits and saving money. Fortunately, a makeover is a lot easier to implement and help renew your attitude and outlook. Changing your hair and makeup is a quick way to boost your confidence and may help give you the ego boost you need to actually stick with the longer term resolutions. Here are some of the best places in Denver to get a new look.
Hours: Mon 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tues 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wed – Thurs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Stop by this LoDo salon for the star treatment. Known for professional stylists, Luxe offers the full breadth of services for a makeover, including Kerastase Ritual scalp massages. The stylists will listen to what you want, but will also offer their suggestions to help you look your best. In addition to hair services, Luxe also offers makeup and styling. Come in for the cut and leave with a full makeover. A Lodo staple since 1999, Luxe prides itself on its professional and knowledgeable staff.
Hours: Tues – Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Mon By appointment only
As part of the recently revitalized part of East Colfax in the Lowenstein Theater district, The Bad Kittie Salon is an edgy, funky salon with an urban vibe. Come to The Bad Kittie if you are looking for a rockin’ atmosphere and good stylists. This salon offers a full range of services including cut, color, styling, makeup, nails, waxing and lash extensions. The Bad Kittie is a salon that supports the local art community, so you can peruse the work of local artists while you’re getting your makeover. The stylists at The Bad Kittie take their time and pay attention to their customers, so you will be sure that your new look still works for you.
Hours: Mon – Fri 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Indie Six is not your average hair salon. The stylists here are cool and stylish and have their own calendar. Don’t let the tough exterior fool you. These ladies will not try and make every person look like a hipster or a rockabilly babe. They are very dedicated to customer service and will go the extra mile to ensure that you are happy with your makeover. At Indie Six, you will be assured that your stylist is being honest and listening to your feedback. They will discuss options with you to give you a look that you are happy with, and also looks good. In addition to traditional makeover services such as haircuts, color, styling and makeup, Indie Six also offers body painting and henna tattoos.
Hours: Mon – Thurs 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Located in Denver’s Wash Park neighborhood at Pennsylvania and Alameda, Allure Hair Studio and Spa is a clean, modern salon that offers cuts, color, skincare, nail and waxing services. Allure Hair Studio encourages their stylists to continue their education and stay familiar with current trends, so a visit to this salon will not result in an outdated look. The staff is professional and courteous and extremely knowledgeable of products and techniques that you can use to replicate your style at home. Visit Allure for a little R&R and treat yourself to a new cut and/or color, a mani/pedi and a facial. You will be sure to turn heads with glowing skin and amazing new hair.
Hours: Sun 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Mon, Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues – Fri: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Hot Heads is a full service salon located in the Cherry Creek North shopping district. This salon is a located in a converted house, and has been operating from this location since 1992. They offer a full range of hair, skin and nail services, so you can treat yourself to a new ‘do, a mani/pedi and a facial in one stop. In addition, the salon also offers extensions. The stylists at Hot Heads have a combined total of over 75 years of experience, and they offer everything from cuts and colors to newer hair treatments such as Brazilian blowouts.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.