Best of Colorado Business Choice 2016 lifestyle winners
Our readers' top picks for flowers, jewelry, hair salon and doggy daycare
Here are the Best of Colorado Business Choice 2016 winners and finalists in the lifestyle category.
BEST PET BOARDER/DAY CARE
Camp Bow Wow
As the nation’s leading pet care franchise and an $86 million brand that continues to experience tremendous growth, Camp Bow Wow provides fun, safety and service for its campers and peace of mind for its parents.
In addition to letting dogs romp in an open-play environment, Camp Bow Wow offers in-home pet care, dog training and grooming. The Denver-based company also established the Bow Wow Buddies Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides urgent medical care funds to dogs who are either homeless or whose parents cannot afford to pay their veterinary bills.
In the 15 years since Camp Bow Wow was founded, it’s grown to include more than 152 locations in 38 states. Last year, the company was ranked 410 out of 500 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list.
Runners-up: City Bark, Paradise 4 Paws, Canine Fitness and Fun Center
Situated on 19 acres at the foot of Beaver Creek Mountain, the eco-friendly Spa Anjali at the Westin Riverfront in Avon incorporates elements of nature in its decor and treatment menu.
Ranked among the Top 25 Resort Spas in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler, the 27,000-square-foot beauty and wellness center includes a fitness center, saline lap pool, three infinity hot tubs and salon. It offers three signature treatments inspired by centuries-old healing traditions from the mountains, specifically the Rockies, Alps and Himalayas.
Guests staying at the hotel enjoy direct access to skiing and golf, as well as Richard Sandoval’s Mexican restaurant Maya.
Runners-up: Tall Grass Spa, Allegria Spa, Spa at Saint Julien
BEST STYLING SALON
Matthew Morris Salon and Skincare
Matthew Morris is known for styling at New York and Aspen Fashion Week, the Victoria’s Secret Runway Show and even the Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition after each of the contestants had lost over 100 pounds in their first few months.
The Denver salon chooses stylists who are unique, memorable and talented to enter its five-year training program that will inspire them to become as successful as they want to be. Its team also includes licensed medical aestheticians and a texture expert and color specialist.
The salon, now in its ninth year, has two locations: 13 S. Broadway and its recently opened RiNo location at 2644 Walnut St.
Runners-up: Studio Be Salon, Blondies The Beauty Shop, Aveda Academy
The Perfect Petal
The designers at The Perfect Petal like to think outside the vase. “They are not just filling orders,” says owner/designer Cindy Ollig. “They know they have to create something that will be a conversation starter for people attending the event.” The designers accomplish this by incorporating thought provoking containers, different plants, and interesting surfaces. Innovative floral arrangements can make the event, and the corporate client, look good. The Perfect Petal is in its 21st year in business, and is the preferred florist for several top tier hotels in Denver, as well as the Pepsi Center, supplying floral arrangements for charitable functions and other galas for the Denver Nuggets and the Colorado Avalanche.
Runners-up: King Soopers, Babylon Floral, Alpine Floral Inc.
The independent jeweler Shane Company began in 1971 in Colorado, but owner Tom Shane’s father and grandfather had owned jewelry stores in the Midwest since 1929. Today the Shane Company has stores in Colorado and in 12 other states, and the stores offer free repair, free maintenance, and other services for customers who buy gold, diamonds, and other jewelry at Shane Co. “Our passion is helping fellow Coloradans find the perfect, unique jewelry gift, whether it’s a diamond engagement ring, wedding bands, a natural sapphire necklace, ruby earrings or classic pearls,” said president and fourth generation jeweler Rordan Shane.
Runners-up: Trice Jewelers, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, Kay Jewelers