BEST HAIR SALON
BEST HAPPY HOUR
Maven Hair Studio doesn’t refer to its corps of professionals as simply “stylists.” Instead, the independent contractors who make the Maven Hair Studio the best salon in east Boulder County are accurately labeled “artists,” craftspeople whose approach to their profession goes much deeper than simply cutting hair.“Maven is a small boutique salon that has talented stylists; clients can find the perfect fit for whatever service they are looking for,” Maven Hair Studio’s ownership accurately points out. That commitment to individual service and one-on-one communication makes this salon stand out in a crowded field. East Boulder County boasts plenty of salons where customers can get snipped and styled, but Maven offers that rare, personal connection with its employees that ensures you’ll walk out the doors looking good. 1365 Forest Park Circle, #101, Lafayette, 303.665.9606, themavenhairstudio.com.
Family-friendly 95a Bistro & Sushi features American tapas cuisine with international elements from Mediterranean to Latin and Asian. The bistro and seafood restaurant, which opened in 2011, offers brunch, lunch and takeout, but is best known for its extensive happy hour. Happy hour is offered from 3 to 6 p.m. every day and all night on Monday. “Not many places offer it every day,” said Brodi Kukura, general manager. “Some people can’t make Happy Hour throughout the weekday. We just think people appreciate it.” Happy Hour offerings include $1 off tapas, specialty cocktails, house wines, draft beers and house liquor. There also is a long list of menus to select from, including lunch, dinner, brunch, tapas, kids and desserts. “Chef Paolo Nebille makes incredible food. That really sets the tone for Happy Hour as well,” Kukura said. 1381 Forest Park Circle, Lafayette, 303.665.3080, 95abistroandsushi.com.
Maven Hair Studio
95a Bistro & Sushi
Runner Up: CrossCuts Salon, 115 N. Harrison Ave., Lafayette, 720.420.9431, crosscutssalon.com.
Runner Up: Mudrock’s Tap & Tavern, 585 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, 720.890.7900, mudrockstapandtavern.com.
BEST HEALING FOR MIND & BODY
Harmonic Egg of Boulder County
We all face trauma through our lives, through big events and daily, more routine moments of stress. What better way to keep moving forward than to address that? “I believe in helping others heal,” says Mary Hastings, owner of The Harmonic Egg of Boulder County. “Experience has shown that the various healing attributes of the Harmonic Egg restore balance to the body, thereby assisting in the healing process.” This unique experience is provided through innovative technology that offers deep relaxation and stress relief by utilizing light, frequency, vibration and sound. Hastings (alongside many satisfied clients) is so passionate about the unique experience, she offers a reduced fee for Veterans, First Responders, and Front Line Workers, noting that experience can be greatly beneficial in reducing the stress and trauma they may have experienced in their service. 685 S. Arthur Ave., Unit 12-A, Louisville, 720.708.4042, harmoniceggbc.com. 2020 BOULDER COUNTY GOLD 55