If you have not treated yourself to some pampering at Antoine du Chez you must book your appointment now! For a couple reasons. First, they deliver top notch service and pampering. Second, they are offering you some phenomenal deals to try them out! Meet Christy Fitzpatrick, owner of Antoine du Chez and learn how & why she has created such a beautiful business.
We would like your readers to know that each day we post a “Last Minute Luxury” service on our website. These are featured service offerings for that day at a special rate. We would also like to offer a First Time Referral Rate for any service they have not tried before. Just have them mention the Denver Vibe / Live Urban to receive their rate of 25% off any first time service. The only restriction is that this rate is not available on Saturday or Sunday.
Why did you choose Cherry Creek to do business in?
When I moved to Denver, I was recommended to Antoine du Chez for a haircut. At that time, the salon was located in the old Cherry Creek Mall (35 years ago!) and only offered hair services. I loved my haircut and the people at Antoine du Chez. I was from Iowa, and the warm and friendly service definitely made me feel at home. After a couple of haircuts, the owners asked me if I would like to come and work for them as a salon manager. The rest is history as I was given many opportunities to grow with the company. At times I traveled all over metro Denver to multiple locations working with store managers on business development. When the opportunity came to purchase majority shares in the Cherry Creek location and end my traveling days, I jumped on the opportunity.
What about Cherry Creek jives with your business culture?
Cherry Creek is the optimal mix of office, residential, and retail real estate and has always felt like home to me. The outdoor environment is consistently impeccable with beautiful floral planters and trees. And let’s not forget the safety factor. Visitors like to feel safe when they are out and about. Another attribute of the district was a strong BID with an experienced in- house marketing team devoted solely to attracting shoppers, spa goers and diners to the district. The Cherry Creek location attracts top notch stylists, massage therapists, skin care therapists and nail techs who help us make a perfect blend of superior service offerings for our Cherry Creek Neighborhood, JW Marriott, and Denver Metro guests. Last but hardly least, the neighborhood is also the top destination of tourists in Colorado.
Why are you passionate about your business? What’s the story?
What is not to love about a business in which the major goal is to make guests feel better and look better? I could tell you hundreds of stories about how a haircut changed someone’s entire demeanor or a massage “healed” strained muscles, or spending the day with us made all the difference to a struggling mom. This is part of our daily lives and it is such a pleasure to help others in this way.
What inspired the look of your business/ the design?
Our space was designed by a long time Cherry Creek North firm called Saiber/Saiber. The goal in design was to create a warm, inviting space that encouraged our guests to relax and stay awhile. Since about 35% of our guests are men, we wanted to make sure we were gender neutral in finishes so that everyone felt comfortable. Our second floor positioning with floor to ceiling windows in the salon and reception area provide a wonderful view of the neighborhood while flooding the space with beautiful natural light. Our spa area is a warm and cozy space centered around a natural stone fireplace. We wanted our guests to have ample room to change in our locker rooms and gave them the privacy of individual steam showers to enjoy after their massage and body treatment. Low lighting, calm, relaxing music and a quiet environment in which to relax are key elements in creating the right atmosphere for our spa guests. We are also attached to the World Class JW Marriott so a separate entrance was added for hotel guests.
Denver Vibe is excited to have partnered with Piper Leitz from Live Urban real estate for this interview! Piper knows Cherry Creek inside & out and can answer any questions about his hood.