Fashion

Off to the Races: Five Places to Prepare for the Kentucky Derby

Off to the Races: Five Places to Prepare for the Kentucky Derby
Photo courtesy of Mariel Boutique

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click to enlarge PHOTO COURTESY OF EVE
Photo courtesy of Eve
Eve
1413 Larimer Street
While you're in Larimer Square, stop by Eve, a boutique with plenty of hats and festive floral dresses. Eve also carries a variety of women's fashion-forward pieces, along with a carefully curated selection of jewelry, handbags and accessories. Click here for more information.

PHOTO COUTESY OF AL'S BARBERSHOP
Photo coutesy of Al's Barbershop
Al’s Barbershop
1423 Larimer Street, Unit 90

While some men sport fedoras at the Kentucky Derby, that’s not the only stylish option: You can also sport a new hairstyle. Al Urbanowski has been a barber for more than thirty years, and he's got a few grooming tips for the men of Denver. "Men need a clean-cut and well-groomed style," he says. "Men’s hair should be smooth-styled and in place, typically away from the face using a comb or brush. If the hair is longer, either use fingers or a wide-tooth comb to move hair away from the face with natural texture. Grooming products play an important role. Use a gel with pomade or grooming cream such as American Crew. If a man is confident enough to use a blow dryer, it will help the style last throughout the festivities."

Or you can just stop by Al's to get a haircut worthy of the Kentucky Derby. Click here to make an  appointment.

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Mauricio Octavio Rocha graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in English writing and a minor in cinema studies; He has been writing about fashion and style for Westword since 2012. Rocha also writes songs for his music and art project, VULGAR FEVER.
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