Larimer Square is not only Denver’s oldest block, it’s also where The Mile High City’s locals go for fun and fashion.

Whether you’re a local on your lunchbreak wanting to squeeze in a lash or brow tint or a tourist in town needing a stylish haircut or some special-occasion pampering with full makeup or an updo, Larimer Square has the services to help you look and feel your best.

People & Pet Pampering

Al Urbanowski opened the first Al’s Barber Shop in Boulder in 1995 to provide men a comfortable place to get a good haircut and shave. Word quickly spread, prompting him to open a second location in Denver with the same mission: provide the best techniques, service and products available with a team of barbers and stylists who are classically trained but in tune with the latest styles and trends. A full range of men’s grooming options are available at Al’s Barber Shop, including signature haircuts, straight razor shaves and color services. Women’s haircuts also are offered.

Al has traveled the globe as a member of the American Crew All-Star Team since 1995, sharing his knowledge, skill and techniques, changing the way people think of men's grooming and revolutionizing the barbershop industry. 

Liz Gonzalez-Lara, an award-winning stylist and owner/founder of Beauty on Location Studio, also selected Larimer Square for her newest venture: L Style Bar. Located in the Larimer Square Walkway, L Style Bar is a one-stop shop for occasions when looking and feeling great is important. Relax as professional stylists wash, blow dry and style your hair (blowouts, updos, soft curls or braids anyone?) in a cozy and elegant setting or enjoy a full-service makeup application, including airbrush and lashes. It’s even possible to leave with a custom blend foundation made just for your skin type. Airbrush spray tan services is the newest addition to L Style Bar’s menu, using top-of-the-line organic products to achieve a sun-kissed look any time of year. 

L Style Bar also hosts pamper parties for a birthday, girls’ night out, bachelorette party, corporate event, wedding or any occasion where sipping champagne and being treated like royalty is the focus. Plus, there are all sorts of great restaurants and places to wrap up a great night just steps away.

Also conveniently located in the Larimer Square Walkway is Wax + Lash, a full-service waxing studio for men and women that also provides luxurious facial services and attractive eyelash extensions. Owner Tawnya Hutchinson has been an esthetician for more than a decade and created a setting that is both hip and comfortable in a historic building with exposed brick walls. Relax and rejuvenate as professional estheticians provide facial, peel and dermaplane treatments that are customized based on skin type or book visits for waxing, lash or brow tinting and eyelash extensions of various types.

In Larimer Square, no one gets left behind when it comes to grooming and pampering, and that includes family pets. Shop or grab lunch while waiting for canine and feline friends to get trimmed and treated to a variety of “spaw” options like a blueberry facial and aromatherapy at Dog Savvy. Colorado natives Dana Hood and Robb Horen established the salon to be a stress-free experience for pets and the shop as an extravaganza of doggy merchandise, ranging from the practical to the posh. 

Browse the huge array of collars, leashes, food bowls and toys as well as beds, clothing, food and treats, including oatmeal-peanut butter cookies with yogurt frosting for Rover’s special occasions. You may even walk away with a T-shirt or mug that says “Never Camp Alone” or “Dog is My Zen.” 

ATTENTION TO DETAILS

Pets aren’t the only ones that enjoy a little accessorizing. Eyeglasses and sunglasses are no longer a necessity, they are a statement. The unique metal entrance sign for The Bent Lens is just a hint of what’s inside: eyewear with a fashion-forward, urban flair. Not only is there a full range of frames for men and women from top designers and boutique suppliers, owner/optometrist Dr. Todd Torrey and his team make sure that eyes stay healthy and are fitted with the right prescription for eyeglasses and contacts. An added bonus is The Bent Lens’ in-house optical lab, resulting in high-quality glasses without a big wait. 

The skilled artisans at Gusterman Silversmiths also specialize in distinct and top quality, designing precious metal jewelry and beautiful objects since opening in Larimer Square in 1964. The artisans at Gusterman Silversmiths utilize traditional techniques to create timeless and modern styles in silver, gold and platinum with hand-selected diamonds, colored stones and exotic minerals. Choose from existing pieces or work with a master designer to create your own; either way, it results in jewelry that will be passed down through the generations. Alterations, repairs and restorations also are available for jewelry, hollowware, tableware and liturgical objects. 

Clothing also is a style statement with Larimer Square Dry Cleaners standing ready to help care for favorite wardrobe pieces. The longtime business has earned a loyal following for a full range of dry cleaning services, and its team of expert tailors to skillfully handle alterations. 

For a great look at home, seek out Element, an urban boutique for design services, fine art and contemporary mid- to high-end furnishings. Established in 2003 and locally owned and operated ever since, Element sources bedroom, home office and living, dining and media room furniture made in the USA, Italy and Canada that offer multiple finishes and custom upholstery options for weaving in your own personality and taste. Complete the look with a thoughtfully curated collection of area rugs, lighting and window treatments as well as original works of art by local and nationally renowned artists.  

Ready to discover what the locals know? Stop by Larimer Square today to dine, shop and experience the personal services that make it not only Denver’s oldest block but also the most unique.