Planning the holiday season with your family? Can’t seem to find much to do or events to attend?
We’ve found a list of ways to celebrate the holidays in Denver! Before you browse, allow us to recommend some of our favorites…
“A Christmas Carol” – Based on the famous novel by Charles Dickens, this family-friendly musical will be presented at The Stage Theatre Nov. 28-Dec. 28
Southwest Rink – Bring your own skates or rent some for $2 and take a free spin on the outdoor ice rink, open daily Nov. 25-Feb. 16. Also, there will be free lessons Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m.
Georgetown Christmas Market – Free entertainment, a visit to Santa, roasted chestnuts, horse-drawn wagon rides and more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14 when you visit this outdoors European market. Make it a Christmas tradition!
“BALLS! VI: A Holiday Spectacular” – Join in on the fun in the audience when you receive a sock puppet at this holiday variety show that also showcases games and sing-alongs.
Hammond’s Candy Cane Festival – Admission is free! Santa and Mrs. Claus, cookie decorating, mini tours, a bounce house, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, crafts and holiday shopping are included. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 12 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 13.
The Polar Express Train Ride – It’s definitely what you are thinking… a chance to relive the magical journey from famous children’s book!
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HERE AT NAMASTE SALON, WE LOVE THE HOLIDAY SEASON AND WE LOVE DENVER!
“What one experiences in a barber’s shop the first time he enters one is what he always experiences in barbers’ shops afterward till the end of his days.” –Mark Twain
Did you know… that the Barber has been a highly respected tradesman since Ancient Time? It’s true! Relics of barber’s tools used for trimming and cutting have been found dating back to ancient Mesopotamia, Sumer and ancient Egypt.
Fun Fact: Barber comes from the Latin word ‘Barba’ meaning beard.
Barbers can be traced back to the primitive man where the medicine men and priests were also the barbers. Each tribe sported a unique haircut that served a superstitious or religious purpose. The belief was that there was a connection between your hair and spirits, both good and bad.
Ancient Egyptians strictly groomed their Pharaohs and priests, seeing the hair as messy and dirty.
The ancient Greeks would visit an agora, which served as a type of barbershop – a place to gossip, socialize, and (most importantly) get groomed, have their beards trimmed and shaved.
In Ancient Rome, it was considered a “rite of passage” for a young boy to have his first visit to the tonsor, another form of barbershop. Eventually becoming a daily visit for a shave, since it was believed that not having a beard separated the “free” men from the slaves.
Impressively in the Middle Ages, barbers were known as barber-surgeons. These barbers were not only cutting hair and shaving; but also pulling teeth, healing wounds and performing surgeries.
Taken in the early 1900s in Southern Colorado. If you look closely, you can see the client’s shaving mugs in the cabinet at the back. Another thing to notice is one sink for all and the shoe shine boy. He’s using a cobbler’s stand to work on client’s shoes. The stations are quite ornate.
Our Barbershops of today would not come about until the late 1800s, with the emergence of modern day conveniences, such as electricity. Early on, these barbershops would also serve as a gathering place to get a shave for very dapper gentlemen. A personal shaving razor, shaving mug, shave soap bar and personal brush would be kept in a cubicle at the shop. Beer, wine and whiskey were commonly served. In addition, shoeshines were prevalent and seen as well-respected traits… again, dapper!
Cabinet of Barber Mugs
Which brings us to Namaste Salon…
“When I was in high school, a person that I had looked up to had just returned to my small town to open up a barbershop, right across from the high school. The barbershop would eventually become a social place where everyone interacted as equals. This deeply impacted me. Not only did I love hair, but add the barbershop’s atmosphere of openness… a place to feel accepted and cool! Unlike a typical hair salon, guests face away from the mirror and towards each other for social reasons.”
-Rick Van De Riet, founder of Namaste Salon
Namaste Hair Salons in Denver and Aveda Support Earth Month
“Clean water is pure happiness to children, animals and the planet itself,” says Aveda’s president Dominique Conseil. Everyone at Namaste Pure Design Hair Salons heartily agrees, as we head into Earth Month, April 2015.
That’s why we’re working hard to support Aveda’s goal to raise $6 million for the fight for clean water for people everywhere on the planet. Since 1999, Aveda and its network of salons have raised more than $38 million for Earth Month. More than $32 million has gone toward clean water projects.
Raising Funds for Clean Water
Every year more than 30 countries around the world participate in Earth Month programs, raising funds for clean water. Aveda works with its salons, spas, institutes, stores and supporters each year to collect money for assorted programs.
This year’s motto is When you protect water, you protect what you love: animals, kids our environment—everything. There are numerous teams raising money for water projects. You can check them out and donate if you like at
The White House Goes Green
Earth Month is April each year. It is tied to Earth Day, which happens each April 22. The event began on a very small scale on April 22, 1970, a date that many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement.
It has gotten bigger each year. In fact, this year the White House will be painted earth green for the entire month of April. It will be repainted the traditional white in May.
Support from All Sides
Earth Day from its beginnings has been one event that brings together Republicans and Democrats. The first Earth Day was the idea of Gaylord Nelson, the Democratic Senator from Wisconsin, who teamed up with Congressman Pete McCloskey, a Republican from California.
Their goal was to promote a range of events around the country. Nelson wanted to focus attention on environmental protection after seeing the massive destruction from an oil spill off Santa Barbara coast.
Earth Day is now Earth Month, and Namaste hair salons in Denver are proud to be part of it.
2015 Salon Today Winner
Namaste Pure Design Aveda salons in Denver were featured in Salon Today’s magazine for the top 200 salons in the industry. Salon Today is a leading publication for salon and spa owners. Namaste’s Aveda salons in Denver were awarded a spot on the top 200 in two categories: growth and recruitment & training. The January 2015 release profiled the selected salons in their 18th annual top 200 issue.
Stacey Soble, editor-in-chief of Salon Today, stated, “The salons named to the SALON TODAY 200 for 2015 not only proved they excel in one or more of these areas, they also have created rewarding environments for their staff members and standout experiences for their clients. Their willingness to share their success offers our readers important business benchmarks and inspirational sales-building ideas.”
Namaste Pure Design Salons has three locations in the Denver area. They are affiliated with the Aveda Corporation, whose mission is to promote global wellness and a sense of community. Their salons are dedicated to providing clients with a salon visit that gives them confidence and creates a beautiful new style. Their stylists are professional, talented and knowledgeable. Owners Rick Van De Riet and Tommy Pernell continue to foster a spirit of growth for employees and present guests with the haircuts and style skills they are looking for.
If you are interested in learning about our spot in Salon Today’s top 200 list you can click here to read more or give us a call at (303) 777-5914.
Background: Namaste Pure Design Salons is a group of Aveda salons in Denver, CO. We have three locations and are partnered with Aveda, a pioneering brand of botanical hair, skin, and beauty products. The salons offer each customer a personal and rewarding experience every time they visit. Our goal is to provide haircuts and salon experiences that leave men and women feeling better than when they arrived.
Our Denver Hair Salons Have Some Cool Info
Curious about your hair? Read these fun facts that our Denver hair salons have put together. Need a haircut or other hair services? Call us now to schedule your appointment, (303) 777-5914.