My name is Laura Cowden and along with owning Salon and Spa at the Ridge. I am also an Esthetician and Massage Therapist. I have been practicing the healing arts since 1996. I received my Massage Therapy education in Florida and my Esthetics education in New York.
I am truly fortunate to have been able to find and work with my true passion. I absolutely love what I do and I believe it shows in my touch. My style of massage is integrative. With so many years of experience and countless continuing ed classes, I pull from all of my experience each and every time to customize my body work to the individual, whether it be with a massage treatment or facial. I have spent many years in large resort hotels and upscale day spas giving treatments and managing the facilities.
I am now so happy to be here in this beautiful town of Evergreen where my husband and I have chosen to settle down, have our businesses and raise our children. I look forward to taking care of the people of this community and the surrounding areas for many years to come and hope to see you soon!
Janine Gibbins, esthetician
Janine has been in the skin care profession since 2002. Seven of those years were spent at a top 5280 spa where the focus there was primarily on the healing touch.
She then incorporated clinical treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels and IPL laser in her work at one of Denver's sought after medical spas. Now at Salon and Spa at the Ridge, she performs medical grade Epicuren treatments integrating massage and Reiki to customize each and every experience. Her facials leave you feeling deeply relaxed and restored with a healthy glow.
Janine always welcomes the chance to help clients feel better about themselves as well as their skin and believes that the overall health of the skin can be improved with proper education, quality products and maintenance.
Laura Pickard, Stylist
Bio Coming Soon :)
Ricky Salazar, Stylist
Ricky has been a hair stylist for over 30 years and his experience and knowledge spans from salon owner to stylist in cities like Houston, London, Aspen and Evergreen.
Ricky comes from a long lineage of stylists and began his hair care career working in an uncle’s distributorship since the age of 16. After cosmetology school, Ricky finished his education in London at the esteemed Vidal Sassoon Academy of London. Returning to Houston, Ricky opened his own salons in the Houston area where he had the opportunity to work with contemporaries like Farouk Shami, owner of Chai hair line.
After several successful years in Houston, Ricky decided to move his family to beautiful Colorado, a state near and dear to his heart. They settled in Aspen where Ricky spent much of his time catering to his clientele in both Houston and Aspen, flying between both, as he worked on building his clientele base in his new home state. After 4 years in Aspen, often having opportunities to serve various celebrities and their hair care needs, he longed for a quieter lifestyle, which led them to the charming town of Evergreen.
Here, Ricky has remained for 15 years serving the Evergreen community with his vast knowledge and experience of hair care, style and design. Ricky specializes in color correction, color, highlights, the latest cuts, texturing and finishing services tailored to fit any vision and any style. Being technically skilled is only a fraction of one’s ability to provide a great color or cut, it takes an artist’s eye to identify the right shape, hue, highlights and style to bring out the best you. Allow Ricky to serve you and your hair care needs by calling to setup a free consult today.
P.J. Holt, Stylist
As a child, PJ knew she was going to be a hairstylist. It started by cutting her Barbie’s hair and coloring it with magic markers.
After high school, she attended the Colorado Institue of Art for fashion merchandising. Pulled into the direction of the fashion industry she became a manager and merchandiser for various stores within the Limited Corporation. Needing to get back to what she loved, PJ returned to school for cosmetology and apprenticed in one of the top salons in Denver. Now living in Evergreen, PJ has over 13 years of experience as a hair stylist and has recently started to teach women’s hair cutting and coloring classes at Arts and Education, an accredited school in Broomfield. Salon at the Ridge allows PJ to specialize in women’s cutting, coloring and updos in a creative, personal way.
Jesse Florquist, Stylist
Hi, my name is Jesse. I am a Colorado native and love living up in Evergreen where I grew up. I married my high school sweetheart and have two beautiful girls who have my heart and soul! I received my bachelors in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University, but did not discover my true passion until after graduation.
I attended the Aveda Institute of Denver and graduated at the top of my class. I love what I do and find great satisfaction when I can bring out a renewed sense of confidence and love of oneself to a client after having left my chair. It is my goal to listen to my customers wants and needs in an effort to provide outstanding customer service and attention to detail.
Sommer Penny, Stylist
Sommer Penny started her career in Los Angeles at Allen Edwards Salon. This is where she mastered her trade as a hair stylist. She specializes in Schwarzkopf and Loreal color as well as short and long haircuts. After 5 years at Allen Edwards, she saw an opportunity for growth at Bob Roy Salon located in Manhattan Beach. For the last 12 years, Sommer grew her clientele to over 200 clients. She has continued her education throughout her career, is a certified beauty coach with the 901 girls in LA, and has also completed a course for Toni and Guy in London. Sommer has a passion for hair and it shows. She believes she is making the world a beautiful place one client at a time.