Ember Salon | Beauty & Barbering


This week, we're sharing our experience at a new salon on Spruce street in downtown Boulder, called Ember.   This spot opened up not too long ago, but the owner, Jamie Nelson, has been doing hair and makeup for events and weddings from her Ember Airstream for several years.  Yes, you heard that right, a mobile vintage Airstream equipped with all of the things necessary to make you beautiful.  The best part is they'll come to you!  


So cute, right?!

Jamie recently opened a permanent location on Spruce (almost right next to Hotel Boulderado!) and let us tell you, it's adorable.  The space is quaint, with three available styling chairs, wooden accents and a shabby chic vibe.  They offer a variety of (non-alcoholic) beverages and really pull out all of the stops to make you feel comfortable and pampered.  Our favorite feature was the hot paraffin wax dip for our hands while we were waiting for our color to lift!  


We had the full Balayage hair treatment, which was a new (and exciting) hair experience for both of us!  For those of you who aren't familiar with the process, it's basically like your hair is turned into a work of art.  Our stylists, Mimi and Jamie, literally "finger painted" the color on our hair, and the result was a gradual highlight from top to bottom which ended up looking pretty natural. It was quite the process, and they had to use a total of 3 different color dyes to create the look.  We both absolutely loved the way our color turned out!  


Of course, they also cut and styled our hair using Unite products (we've seen these before at Blo).  It was overall a fabulous experience, especially since we were unsure what to expect with Balayage!  We have gotten several compliments on our color since then, and will definitely be back into Ember for future cuts & color.

If you're curious about pricing, check out the Ember Salon website! We've also included their posted prices for a variety of services here: 

Full Balayage $175

Partial Balayage $95

Highlight or Lowlight $140

Women's Cut $70

Men's Cut $45

Have a favorite salon in Boulder, or plan to check out Ember? Comment below!