Zandi K Denver West recognized for excellence by Salon Today

Salon Today June 2016 CoverHard works does pay off! This month, our Denver West location was recognized by Salon Today, the leading industry publication, with the salon of distinction award in the nationally acclaimed “Salons of the Year” interior design competition.

We were judged in six design categories which include, use of:

  • Color
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Efficient use of space
  • Overall design and aesthetics

We are so thrilled to receive this prestigious honor. Most importantly, we are so very proud to make our clients look their best while immersed in a beautiful, relaxing atmosphere.

Please visit Salon Today to check out the full article on our Denver West location!

Earth Month 2016 at Zandi K! Last Push!

In celebration of earth day, Aveda and Zandi K salon have dedicated the entire month of April to help communities around the world and right in your backyard.


Zandi K has been working locally with Western Resource Advocates for several years to give back to the community with your help and donations. Over the past 25 years western resource advocates have been using law, science, and economics to craft innovative solutions to some of the most pressing conservation issues in the west. With the west and Colorado becoming the fastest growing region in the country, WRA help with protecting major rivers like the Colorado River, prevent new, large water diversion projects, and help ensure a future where our communities will flourish. This year we have already raised almost $3000 and are so close to our $4000 goal. So we are asking for you to help us get there!

We have several ways you can help out!

Raffle                                                                                                    Many of our service providers are raffling off services ranging from haircuts to color to massages and facials. You can also enter our raffle to win a fantastic gift basket filled with multiple gift cards to local eateries, Aveda products, amazing tickets, restaurant gift cards and several Colorado themed items plus much more!!



Light the WayCandle

Make happiness flow with Aveda’s Light the way candle. Celebrating 10 years of protecting clean water, everyone has helped raise 38 million to support clean water in communities all over the world. When you purchase this limited edition candle your $12 donation goes towards helping provide clean water in areas in India.







Just Donate!

You can also visit our Crowdrise link to make a donation of any size. Every bit counts!

With the West and Colorado growing faster than any other region in the country it is so important we help protect our water so we can continue to enjoy all of the beautiful surroundings in this wonderful place we call home. The Zandi K family truly appreciates all of your effort to help us money for such an amazing cause, we couldn’t do it without you.

How to Choose Your Perfect Hairstyle

Have you ever had a cut that just didn’t seem right? Maybe it wasn’t necessarily a bad cut, it just didn’t work for you? Well, it might have been that the cut wasn’t the right one for your face shape.

Choosing the right haircut to flatter the shape of your face is just as important as choosing a color that flatters your skin tone.  The wrong cut can shorten or widen your face, hide your most flattering features, or simply not look right on you. Most women have had a haircut where the layers were off or the length was not ideal.  One of the best ways to avoid this is to become familiar with the shape of your face, and to understand what cuts and styles will be the most  flattering for you, as well as why they will work to flatter your face.

If you have an oval-shaped face, odds are good that almost any cut or style will look nice on you. Lucky you. For everyone else, the most flattering cuts and styles are actually those that make your face look most like an oval.  If you have a round or square face, the most flattering cuts will be those that elongate your face.  If you have an angular face, there are cuts that will give the illusion of softening your hardest features. goo

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When making the decision to cut your hair, face shape is not the only factor to consider.  The texture and color of your hair can also affect what will look best on you.  The condition and health of your hair will also play a significant role in what is the best cut for you.  For example, if long hair is particularly flattering on you but your hair is incredibly damaged on the ends from over-processing or too much heat, it will be important to take off any damaged length to allow your hair to grow out healthy and strong. Healthy hair at any length is prettier than long, damaged hair. 

Perhaps just as important as face shape when considering a cut is your lifestyle and personal style.  Even if long, blonde hair is the most flattering for your face shape, if it doesn’t work for your style or your life, it won’t work for you. Its important to discuss with your stylist what exactly you are willing to do to style your cut…and even more important to let them know what you are not willing to do. 

Bangs are another style choice that women can struggle with.  Not only are bangs a big change and potentially a big commitment if you are getting shorter, blunt bangs, but there are so many different styles of bangs that it can be overwhelming.  Bangs are flattering on almost every face shape, but certain face shapes will require a certain type of bangs.  Round faces are flattered by side swept bangs, because side swept bangs create an angle on otherwise soft features.  Blunt, straight bangs are not particularly flattering on round or square faces because it will cause a harsh line across the widest part of your face.  However, rounded blunt bangs can be very flattering on a round face because you are once again creating angles.  Bangs tend to be a decision left to the professionals, and please, please don’t ever cut your bangs by yourself!

It is also important to remember that your stylist has been trained to recognize what cut and color will look best on you.  If you have any questions about whether or not a style will work with the shape of your face, your stylist is the best person to ask.  Not only are they familiar with your hair, but they will be able to explain to you why a look may or may not work for you.  If you are unsure about what direction you want to take for a new style, sometimes it is best to leave it in the hands of the experts!

Balayage… What is it and why do you want it?

One of the most popular trends in hair color today, Balayage, is a versatile technique used to achieve many different looks. Balayage can be used to create anything from an ombre, to a soft and gradual color melt, or even a dramatic look with bold blonde tips .  The word ‘balayage’ actually means ‘to paint’ or ‘to sweep’ in French, which speaks to the technique of applying color (essentially painting color onto the hair), as opposed to the traditional highlighting method which uses foils.  This gives your stylist more flexibility and creative control with your color.


A few examples of the variation of balayage.

Balayage is a French hair coloring technique from the 1970’s which has seen a spike in popularity and usage in the past year in particular. This rise to fame is at least partially attributed to the fact that it works on almost every hair type and color!

With the hand painting of balayage, your stylist can create a more natural and sun-kissed look than is achievable with traditional highlighting.  Balayage can also lend more flexibility to heavier transitions like ombres by allowing your stylist to distribute the color in a variety of different patterns and concentrations.

Balayage is also completely customizable, which means your hair can transition to a variety of different colors.  Balayage can be natural looking, from a dark brown root to caramel ends, or it can fade from a medium brown to a striking and beautiful platinum!  It is perfect for blondes who want to keep a darker root (and therefore have less maintenance) or for anyone looking to add a sun-kissed glow to their locks.  One of the greatest benefits of balayage is that it grows out beautifully.  A simple root touch up or toner will keep this look fresh without breaking the bank on a full set of highlights every few weeks!

Interested in Balayage for your hair? Make a complimentary consultation with one of our expert hair colorists…..Check out our staff page to find someone who you might like to see!


7th Annual Zandi K White Party! Sunday, Aug 16th

7th Annual Zandi K White Party! We want to see everyone there!!

In previous years we have had a blast with our annual White Party celebration. This is a time to celebrate the anniversary of our salon and offer a great time to thank everyone who has supported our business. White shirtsWE LOVE YOU GUYS!! Typically, we have had them on Saturday nights and partied the night away until the break of dawn. THIS YEAR, we decided to change it up and try more of a SUNDAY FUNDAY party on the Rooftop at Funky Buddha Lounge.

Sunday, Aug 16th 2 PM to 6 PM

Funky Buddha Lounge

776 Lincoln St. 

Denver, 80203


Seriously, what more could you ask for in a Sunday Funday? 

Not to mention a giant $200 Zandi K Gift Card giveaway, four $50 Zand K Gift Card giveaways and great music to get your jam on to. 

Come join all of the Zandi K Crew for a great day to celebrate 7 years of your favorite salon!


We can’t wait to see all of you there!

Olaplex Certified Specialist in Denver

Olaplex Denver Salon

What is Olaplex?

Olaplex was invented by Dr. Eric Pressly, PHD in materials and Dr. Craig Hawker, PHD in Chemistry. It is a single active ingredient invented to make hair healthier, stronger and colors last longer. Hair bonds are broken during mechanical, chemical and thermal hair services. Some common ways hair bonds are broken include brushing wet hair, coloring hair, hair straightening treatments and dryers.

With the use of Olaplex treatment you can reconnect these broken hair bonds. Olaplex users can guarantee shinier, softer, less frizz and easier to manage hair after the first use. It is free of the following chemicals:

  • Sulfates
  • Silicone
  • Aldehydes
  • Sulfates
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)

In addition to Olaplex being free of the chemicals mentioned above, it has never been tested on animals. Olaplex has been tested on virtually every type of human hair and has provided incredible results. Some of the types of hair it has been tested on include:

  • Asian
  • Caucasian
  • African
  • Previously chemically processed hair
  • Virgin hair

Even after people stop using Olaplex on their hair, the protection it offers is permanent.

Olaplex Salon in Denver

Zandi K Hair & Skin Studio now offers Olaplex professional hair services at our Denver West and Denver Central locations. It has helped take hair to levels which were never thought possible without the usual damage. Ask your Zandi K salon stylist for Olaplex treatment during your next hair appointment. Try Olaplex today! Book your Olaplex hair appointment by calling (303) 733-3733 or email us at