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Best of the West: Critics’ Choice Health and Beauty


Best place to get a razor cut
De Maj Salon & Spa, Erie
De Maj is Erie’s little island for stylistas. Here, the cuts are stellar and the stylists are ninjas when it comes to the razor cut. It’s nice to know that even in the ‘burbs a good haircut is not far away.

Best place to get your teeth pampered
Artistic Smiles, Longmont
Going to the dentist is about as fun as a root canal (sometimes it is a root canal). But Artistic Smiles focuses on making you smile even when you’re in the dentist’s chair. Here, you can get a full mouth makeover (or just a nice cleaning) and opt for sedation, which is a big plus for us.

Best place to relax and be revived
Sunflower Spa, Longmont
Sunflower Spa is pure feminine luxury. Facials and scrubs and massages galore. No matter the treatment, visitors become in tune with their skin and pores and muscles and nail beds. It’s revival from the toes up.

Best local version of Globogym
Lakeshore, Broomfield
Lakeshore may look intimidating—especially with a monstrous climbing mountain springing up from the weight room floor—but it’s really not so scary. With more fitness and spinning classes than we care to count, like Dodgeball’s Globogym, they can turn “that Frankenstein you see in the mirror every morning into a Franken-fine!”

Best place to feel uptown
Salon Cosabella, Broomfield
This year, Salon Cosabella expanded to new digs in the Arista development—an even cooler spot that’s modern, friendly and hip without a hint of stuffiness. We like it not just because it’s upscale, but because with every hair cut, you take a little bit of that home with you.


Lacy is an award-winning food writer and blogger. She lives in Westminster with her family. Google