Fraser " Bella Vita’s new salon complements other services |

Fraser " Bella Vita’s new salon complements other services

Cyndi McCoy
Grand County, Colorado
Byron Hetzler/Sky-Hi Daily News
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Those looking to spruce up for that big event have a new, efficient option to consider in the Fraser Valley. Bella Vita Spa opened a hair salon Dec. 8.

Business owners Amy Weeks and husband Joshua Fisher offer a “relaxing hair experience” similar to what people would expect in a city, without having to leave Grand County.

It’s “just a small portion of what we do,” Weeks said. She has been a certified massage therapist for almost eight years. Flexibility and friendliness are standard at Bella Vita, and the new hair services join a list of other beauty benefits the experienced staff offers.

Bella Vita customers take their pick from therapeutic work, including massage therapy, aromatherapy, reflexology and acupuncture, as well as skincare services (facials, microderm abrasion, chemical peels and waxing).

Once the business settled in (after opening in August 2007), Weeks considered additional needs the spa could meet. Bridal parties would come in for “special pampering” and now they can have their hair done at the same location, she said.

“Our clients deserve the whole experience.”

The Salon at Bella Vita offers haircuts for men, women and children. Licensed cosmetologists Starr Smith and Teri Shalhoub are also available for color treatments. Each salon appointment includes a therapeutic scalp treatment.

The salon atmosphere caters to relaxation and privacy. There is a private hair wash station, something customers seldom find in the business. The “Lather Lounge” is a place where conversation is kept to a minimum, to allow for full relaxation.

While there, clients are treated to personalized shampoo services, expert advice, and hair analysis. In keeping with the latest trends, the salon also invites customers to check out its open color bar. Stylists mix the hair colors right there, allowing “clients to see the tools, formulation, and mixing that makes their hair color unique,” explains Shalhoub.

Shalhoub is a master stylist with 18 years experience. She is available for appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Shalhoub said she and Smith wanted to use and promote a product line that they respected “in regard to quality and in their commitment to humanity.” In doing so, the salon exclusively uses Paul Mitchell products.

Smith worked in salons in Denver and Oklahoma and has been pampering the feet and hands of Bella Vita clients for more than a year. In addition to cosmetic consultation, application, and special event hair and makeup, she now offers hair services by appointment. Each cut and color includes a hand and arm massage and moisturizing hand treatment with heated mittens.

Prices at the new salon range from $15 for a child’s haircut, to $20-$25 for a man’s haircut and $35-$42 for a woman’s, to $55 for color treatments. The Salon at Bella Vita Spa is offering 20 percent off for first-time visitors through the end of January. To inquire about their services, call or drop by. The business will host the next Businesses Without Borders meeting at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 4.

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