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A new one stop beauty shop opens this month in Greenwood Village, bringing a unique and affordable luxury to Denver. Ella Bliss Beauty Bar will introduce a full menu of “blissful” services, including facials, manicures, pedicures, blowouts and massages, all at accessible prices. Ella Bliss will also offer a relaxing lounge where guests can gather, mingle and enjoy a fully stocked bar of beer, wine and champagne.

“It’s a place where you can relax, socialize, hold a party, or even your meetings,” says co-founder Kelly Koclanes Huelsing.

Kelly launched Ella Bliss with her sister, Brooke Koclanes Vanhavermaat, and the entire enterprise is a family affair. The pair were raised by parents (also part owners of Ella Bliss) with true entrepreneurial spirit, which helped spur their decision to leave the corporate world start a business of their own.

Keeping things in the family certainly has its plusses: each member brings their individual talents and skills to Ella Bliss. Brooke is the financial whiz, while Kelly will be handling marketing and social media. Their multi-talented dad, Peter, will also contribute his expertise in both areas. And mom, Teri, will be the ultimate event planner, working with guests to organize all of their special get-togethers at Ella Bliss.

We chatted with Kelly to find out just why she and her sister decided to open a beauty bar in Denver, and what we can expect when it opens.

Carri: How did you come up with the idea for Ella Bliss Beauty Bar?

Kelly: Over the past few years, my sister and I both worked in the corporate world and quickly discovered the challenges of balancing work and play when you’re short on time. We kept wishing for a place where we could get a little affordable pampering without having to run around all over town to a bunch of different places to find the best beauty services. That little seed of an idea for a one-stop bliss shop blossomed into a full-fledged plan for the perfect pampering place, and Ella Bliss Beauty Bar was born.

Carri: What can customers expect?

Kelly: Our vision always centered around a gathering place where our guests could come and enjoy all their favorite pampering services in one super friendly, affordable, tech-savvy and ridiculously clean place.

We’re tickled pink that Ella Bliss Beauty Bar has turned out to be exactly that. It’s a distinctive beauty bar concept — with a lounge at the heart of it all — where you’ll find Denver’s best massages, manicures, pedicures, blowouts, makeup, facials and more. Our unique membership packages make it possible for you to come back to Denver’s best beauty bar as often as you like and at the best prices, with loads of VIP perks.

Carri: Tell us the way membership works.

Kelly: For $45 a month you can choose from 5 signature services (regularly $65). Choices include a 50 min. massage, express mani and pedi, blowout, facial or makeup application. Members can receive any additional services at member prices as well. On top of discounted prices on services there are a lot of other great perks as well including:

· 1 complimentary beverage a month

· 1 Share the Bliss Gift Card ($45 Signature Service to share with a friend)

· 10% off all retail

· Discounts on the Bliss Lounge rental

· Discounts on Little Miss Bliss (12 & under) hair and nail services

Carri: What do you expect to be your biggest challenge?

Kelly: I think our biggest challenge will be to bring the concept of affordable luxury to our audience so that our guests understand that they can receive an incredible service at a very affordable price. I also think that bringing the concept of a blowout to CO will be a challenge as well. Blowouts are extremely popular on the East/West coast, but are very slowly making their way to CO.

Carri: Where are some of your favorite Denver spots?

Kelly: We absolutely love the city and trying new restaurants. Linger is a definite favorite and of course you have to hit Little Man Ice Cream when you're in the area. We enjoy catching a concert at Red Rocks or doing some line dancing at the Grizzly Rose. Brooke is a huge Broncos fan and I am huge Avalanche fan so we both love spending time at Pepsi Center and Sports Authority Field.

Carri: What is something readers would be surprised to know about you?

Kelly: We are both adrenaline seekers and have both skydived and bungee jumped in various countries.

“Carri's Catch" Specials Offered: Book any Signature Service before December 14 and receive a free blowout using promo code: FreeBlowout.

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