Business Briefs June 15, 2015 |

Business Briefs June 15, 2015

Paradise Day Spa is proud to announce the offering of the most unprecedented hair color available today “Calura”. Deborah Korbel of Paradise Day Spa recently spent two days training with Misael Aponte, artistic director of Oligo  Professional, the makers of Calura. Korbel says she has never experienced color this great in her many years in the beauty industry and numerous color lines she has used. The softness, shine and lack of fading is amazing! This has no ammonia and no PPD’s  which eliminates toxic odor and scalp irritation. It is conscious hair dressing at it’s finest; Oligo is a sustainable company that uses Pure Organic Essences and Keratin for shiny, soft and conditioned results. Hair feels like it has been deep conditioned after the color service. Deb did a hands on the second day of Hair Cutting and RevOmbre’ which is a color technique unique to each individual. Paradise Day Spa is open Monday-Friday; call 970-928-9782 for an appointment. located at 2520 Grand S. Ave. in Glenwood.

Local esthetician earns oncology esthetics certification, extends spa treatments to those with cancer 

Carbondale-based esthetician Debbie Watkins recently completed certification in Oncology Esthetics and expands practice to serve individuals with, or recovering from, cancer.

The certification prepares professional estheticians to provide safe, compassionate, personalized spa treatments to individuals with health-challenged skin. Oncology estheticians have been trained to make adjustments to any spa treatment based on your medical history, medications and recommendations by your medical provider at the time of your treatment.

Watkins underwent extensive training in understanding how cancer and therapy treatments affect the body at the dermal and lymphatic level. The program explored the side effects of cancer therapies, how those are further compounded by various medications and the importance of proper sanitation to support weakened immune systems. 

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

The treatments use products, which are non carcinogenic, free of fragrances, parabens, sulfates and phthalates — formulated specifically for individuals with compromised skin.   

Oncology Esthetics can provide great benefits such as easing symptoms and skin reactions related to the side effects often seen with cancer treatments. A facial that is customized for a client undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or biotherapy can help alleviate the painful and frustrating conditions that affect the skin helping to restore overall skin health and well-being. A facial with a certified oncology esthetician will not only strengthen and nurture the skin but will leave clients with a better understanding of how to hydrate, nourish and protect their skin.

BBB Seeks Torch Award Nominations

Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Colorado and Wyoming Center for Character Ethics is accepting nominations of both charities and businesses for the 2016 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics.

The 18th annual event in April will — for the first time — recognize one charity in addition to up to four companies in northern Colorado and Wyoming that exemplify BBB’s mission of being a leader in advancing marketplace trust. Businesses and charities will also be judged on how well the Six Principles of Trust! ( are incorporated into organizational culture.

Anyone can nominate a charity or business for the BBB Torch Awards. To be considered, charities must meet BBB’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability (, and businesses must be in good standing with BBB and have been in business for three or more years.

Final nominees will be determined by an independent panel.

To nominate a business or charity, visit or contact Carrie Rossman at or 970-488-2043.

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