Greenwood Village Business Focus: Ella Bliss Beauty Bar
Interview with Kelly Huelsing, co-owner
How did you get involved in this business?
My sister and I often wished there were a place where we could indulge a little without having to pay an arm and a leg and without having to run around to five different spas or salons to find the best massage, manicure, pedicure, blowout, facial, makeup, etc. Over the course of a few years, that seed of an idea for something more — a one-stop beauty bar — blossomed into a full-fledged plan for the perfect pampering place, and Ella Bliss was born.
What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category?
We are not your typical salon and spa. We are 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. Relax, sip a drink, watch our giant-screen TVs or read a magazine on one of our iPads — and expect warm, personal service. 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.
What do you like best about your line of work?
I believe the best thing about what we do is the opportunity to make others feel great. We are not only providing a high-quality service, but we are helping people feel better about themselves. Whether our guests are receiving a relaxing massage, a skin-correcting facial or a stylish blowout, they will walk out of our doors feeling better than they did when they came in, and that means the world to us. I also enjoy the supportive, uplifting environment we create as a team.
What is your business’ biggest challenge?
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.
Something people might be surprised to learn about you or your business:
People are surprised when they find out that we have a full beer, wine and champagne bar. And keeping with our emphasis on affordable luxury, we have crafted a menu of high-quality beverages at 24-hour happy hour prices. Guests can enjoy a glass of wine for less than $5.50 and a beer for $3 every day of the week.
Business:Ella Bliss Beauty Bar
Address: 8575 E. Arapahoe Road, Suite N, Greenwood Village
Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Founded: December 2013
Contact: 720-446-5588, ellablissbeautybar.com
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