Alpine Aesthetic: Spring pampering in private
Five mobile self-care services to try at home
While Aspenites still don’t have access to app- friendly lives like in Los Angeles, Miami or New York City — where glam squads are as easy to schedule as tapping your iPhone screen — the pandemic brought the popularity of mobile appointments to an all-time high. But Aspen has long been ahead of this trend with the beauty and wellness set catering to clients at home (or in-room). Whether you’re looking for an offseason staycation treat or planning ahead for the summer soirée schedule, here are the best local options for pampering in private.
Beyond its longstanding, full-service salon (now located on Spring Street), Full Circle also specializes in extensive in-home options of not only hair care from its roster of stylists on-call but also can coordinate massage and skincare treatments along with fitness instruction. To complete your experience, the team also presents a “Beauty Bar” menu of beer, wine, champagne and cocktails, plus healthy treats and beverages from JÜS. Pricing varies by service, 970-923-3302, fullcircleaspen.com
Longtime local Mara Murphy is the one-woman-show behind Manicures By Mara, an at-home- only nail service that offers manicures and pedicures with curated collections of traditional and gel polish. The freelance nail artist first got her start in Chicago in 1987, and for the past two decades has painted countless one-of-a-kind creations for a loyal list of local clients. Pricing varies by location, 970-309-4727, manicuresbymara.com
When not providing her expertise on the floor of the beloved beauty emporium Cos Bar, makeup artist Paris Seekatz-Hayner also does house calls. Her personal cosmetic case is stocked with the store’s premium brands and pro-tools; she recently added Reiki to her repertoire and also does lash lifts and longer-lasting extensions in the comfort of your own home. From $200, 970-319-9770, cosbar.com
YOGA + PILATES + MASSAGE
Tap your favorite O2 Aspen instructor for a private training session in the comfort of your own home or in the beauty of your own backyard. From beginners to experts, this more focused approach will be tailored to deepen your practice to its fullest potential. O2’s roster of master massage therapists is also available for mobile treatments from its spa menu including deep tissue, Swedish, lymphatic, prenatal, hot stone and adventure stretch. From $200, 970-925-4002, o2aspen.com
One of Aspen’s best downtown boutiques for mountain chic style provides at-home shopping services including seasonal presentations, image revamps, closet audits and outfit planning. During your initial meeting, your LIV Aspen fashion consultant will take stock of your current clothing selection and identify core wardrobe pieces you need, as well as advise you how to wear items together. Pricing upon request, 970-925-3161, livaspen.com
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