J Fortarel Salon is a unique, full service, hair studio for women and men with an intimate, relaxing environment. I focus on being attentive to each of my client’s personal concerns and desire’s to provide them with a gratifying experience. The process of educating my clients with the knowledge and instruction to recreate their own unique style is essential to providing my clients with the ultimate customer service.
At J Fortarel Salon, I offer full cutting and styling services for women and men, as well as, full beard sculpting for gentlemen. I specialize in providing a wide range of European Color Services that woman and men have enjoyed for years. I also provide Design Perms to give natural, realistic, curls, and waves. As a finishing touch, I offer complete facial and eyebrow waxing services, along with, brow tinting services. Personal consultations and professional advice are offered to guide my clients in their hairstyling needs, along with offering one on one styling lessons to help my clients with their new style. Due to the individualized service, my price structuring will vary depending on client preferences and the service required. Please call and I will be happy to discuss the pricing of your service with you personally. I continue to aspire to be one of Denver’s finest salons.
Thank you for visiting my webpage. I personally invite you to experience J Fortarel Salon and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
“The Proof is in the Mirror”
My educational background has provided me with a wealth of knowledge and experience in servicing my clientele. My education began with the privilege of training, working with, and under the direction of Michael Taylor, the founder and original owner of Antoine Du Chez. The knowledge and valuable experience I gained from this apprenticeship provided me with the foundation in advancing me forward to establish and accomplish my personal goals.
Continuing education is a key component in my salon; in return, I provide my clients with the most current hair care products and styles.
Here are a few of highlights of my résumé.
- Educated in the use of the finest international hair color
- Salon Educational Director
- Awarded first place in State and National Hair Competitions for cutting and hair color
- Appeared on local television shows doing live makeovers with Michael Taylor
Independent Salon Owner for over 30 years.
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"JFortarel Salon offers custom, creative hair designs"
JFortarel Salon offers custom, creative hair designs in a professional yet personal atmosphere. We are long-time, satisfied clients. C & B
"Receiving personal services in a private setting is very relaxing."
I have been a client at J Fortarel Salon for over 11 years and always left a satisfied customer. Receiving personal services in a private setting is very relaxing. Besides the salon services, our discussions to solve 'world' problems are always enjoyable. I'm sure we will be searching for solutions for the next 11 years and I will happily continue to patronize J Fortarel salon. Pam
“We are loyal clients, and can’t imagine going anywhere else!”
My husband and I have been clients of Jan’s for nearly 37 years! Jan has ALWAYS given us great cuts. In addition, people have no idea I color my hair, her color technique and understanding of color is amazing. My hair color always looks natural and blends beautifully with my ever changing actual color. Her valuable advice over the years has kept our hair health and stylish. She cares deeply about the quality of service and products she provides her clients. We are loyal clients, and can’t imagine going anywhere else! Susie and Henry
“We are loyal clients, and can’t imagine going anywhere else!”
My husband and I have been a clients of Jan’s for nearly 37 years! Jan has ALWAYS given us great cuts. In addition, people have no idea I color my hair, her color technique and understanding of color is amazing. My hair color always looks natural and blends beautifully with my ever changing actual color. Her valuable advice over the years has kept our hair healthy and stylish. She cares deeply about the quality of service and products she provides her clients. We are loyal clients, and can’t imagine going anywhere else!
"In a consultation meeting about style and hair condition Jan helped me find a style that fit my face and lifestyle perfectly."
Many years ago when I was looking for a hairdresser, my friend recommended Jan. In a consultation meeting about style and hair condition Jan helped me find a style that fit my face and lifestyle perfectly. Since that time she has subtly modified it to keep my hair style current and we have added some waxing and coloring to the appointments. The beautifully appointed J. Fortarel Salon opened shortly after we met. An appointment with Jan is sometimes an hour of quiet relaxation while she works her magic or sometimes a time of conversation about the state of the world, our families or the next trip to Italy. The friend that recommended Jan was not a client of Jan’s and never met her but she admired the quality of Jan’s color and cuts among the people she worked with. In closing, Jan provides stellar service and most important a friendship I cherish.
"Jan is the first one that explained hair care and scalp care to me"
Jan has been my hairstylist for 10 years. Throughout my life, I have had numerous hair stylists. Jan is the first one that explained hair care and scalp care to me. She really cares about the health of my hair and scalp. She helped me discover the most appropriate hair products and tools for my type of hair. She explained why certain types to hairbrushes work better for me based on my hair type. I have always struggled to style my own hair. Jan worked patiently with me to show me the proper way to take care of my hair and style it. She scheduled me for a hair styling lesson, which I have never had any previous hair stylists do for me or show an interest in helping me improve my skills. I rarely received positive comments about my hair, but after working with Jan, I now receive occasional compliments on my hair. I will never win best hairstyle when I’m working on my own hair, but I am leaps and bounds ahead of where I use to be. I actually don’t have a complete hate relationship with my hair anymore. It has been empowering to know that I can effectively style my hair because I have the right products, knowledge, and skills.
"Her valuable advise over the years has given me some amazing cuts and colors."
I have been a client and friend of Jan’s going on nearly 40 years! I have thin, baby fine blond hair and it’s a challenge to make it look it’s best. Jan has risen above that challenge and always given me a great cut, color, perm that I can work with. Her valuable advise over the years has given me some amazing cuts and colors. I continue to go to Jan, not only for the great hair service, but for also how she makes me feel-loved! She cares deeply about me and my family and for that, and the great hair, I have been and always will be a loyal client and friend.
"Jan has been cutting and highlighting my hair for over 20 years."
Jan has been cutting and highlighting my hair for over 20 years. I trust her completely with advice on the best cut for my curly hair. The auburn highlights Jan weaves are natural looking and beautiful. I think she is a wonderful stylist and person!
Thirty-two years ago
My derrière-length hair was braided, cut-off, and placed into a Sarah-wrap box. Jan Fortarel didn’t conduct the dramatic event, but fortunately I soon (via another happy client) ‘discovered’ her, which led to a delightful 30 years of stellar hair-design expertise. During the past decade, Jan has creatively and analytically, transitioned my ‘aging’ hair, as though it is my actual color and healthiness. How? From a layperson’s perspective, she formulates and designs color to enhance my facial features, and she diagnoses my hair condition and recommends the optimal care/product treatments. As a technical person, I marvel at Jan’s attention with hair shape and length precision. Lastly, while Jan expertly reduces my age, attested by ‘No, you’re not…’ comments, I can relax in her tranquil salon ambiance.
Jan has been styling my hair for over 15 years
Jan has been styling my hair for over 15 years. I started having her work with me because she had made a friend of mine look great. We both have straight, fine hair and Jan does wonders with it! She not only perms my hair but makes it a fabulous color. I took her styling class and she taught me how to make my hair work every day. She’s great and very talented at matching your bone structure with a flattering hairdo! I highly recommend Jan.
I have been a loyal client of J Fortarel Salon for many years
I have been a loyal client of J Fortarel Salon for many years. Jan Fortarel is an expert in the field and it shows in her superior work. She is an absolute genius at color and I wouldn’t trust my hair to anyone else.
Jan has been cutting my hair for well over a decade
Jan has been cutting my hair for well over a decade. She has always been professional and knowledgeable. I will no doubt keep visiting her as long as I have hair!
I am happy to share my story
I have been a client of Jan's for 8 years now and I am happy to share my story about how pleased I am with her services. Simply stated, she is a master of her craft and her personal attention to my specific needs translates to me feeling more beautiful about myself. For that I am truly grateful!
I have been a client of J Fortarel Salon for 35 + years
I have been a client of J Fortarel Salon for 35 + years (wow). Guess that says it all! I believe a great hairstyle starts at its foundation…a great haircut. Jan is the only person I trust to give me beautiful results both cut and color. Not only does my hair look great but it is healthy. I rely on her professional experience to provide only what is best for my hair both in hair care and products. She listens and develops a plan just for you and constantly introduces only the best products for your continuing hair care. The compliments I receive “Your hair is beautiful” really belong to Jan (I just smile and say Thank You) Thank you Jan.
I have been a client of Jan’s for at least 25 years
I have been a client of Jan’s for at least 25 years. She is a professional at the highest level but without the snootiness of a high-end salon. I have always enjoyed coming to her salon which is always clean and comfortable. She only uses the best quality products which makes such a difference in keeping up my look. I appreciate all her services over the years and I get compliments on my hair all the time.
Jan has been my stylist for more than 20 years
Jan has been my stylist for more than 20 years, and I can’t imagine going anywhere else. I highly recommend her if you are looking for an expert in color services. Many people have commented on how natural my hair color always looks. I wouldn’t trust anyone else but Jan. She is always up-to-date on hair care products, the latest hair styles/techniques and uses top-of-the-line salon products. Jan is a true professional and artist when it comes to hair!
Every six weeks for over 30 years
Every six weeks for over 30 years, Jan Fortarel and I have been together…..because she has been my hairstylist for that long! She has maintained my hair in excellent condition and keeps me current with the times with a new style once in a while. Jan has a special eye for styles that best suit each individual and has a unique talent for putting her clients’ ideas into workable, manageable styles. Her on-going education through professional seminars makes her extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of healthy, stylish hair and colors and results in her clients’ benefits of getting the best products this type of business has to offer. Jan’s pride, and love, of her profession shows in every aspect of her business……from her immaculate, lovely salon to her carefully researched products which culminates in happy, satisfied customers! Her experience and her genuine dedication to each client has made her salon successful.
I highly recommend her- 5 Stars!
I have been going exclusively to Jan Fortarel since 1982. She knows her products, complicated chemistry and what style works best based on the person’s hair characteristics and facial features. She is the consummate professional and makes you look great! I highly recommend her- 5 Stars!
I have been a client of Jan’s since 1981
I have been a client of Jan’s since 1981. I went to her, hoping she would be the stylist that could work with my fine hair. I had been to many others, but none of them could help me. Then I went to Jan and she was the shining light I was so desperately seeking. Her perms and color work are stellar, her professional background is of the highest quality and …. she’s a wonderful person!
Thank you, Jan! You are a miracle worker!!
I just wanted to let you know how much you have changed my life!! My first experience in a salon was such a treat, I had no idea what to expect. People had come to know me as the girl with the weird colored hair. The cross between pink and orange was the only color I was able to achieve with the line of boxed products at the grocery store. Now I enter a room with my head held high knowing people are noticing me once again for my hair color. Only this time their stares are envious. My hair is shiny and soft and such a beautiful color! The color of real hair!! It has done so much for my self-esteem! Thank you, Jan! You are a miracle worker!!
I have had a wonderful experience
Four years ago, I had a horrible haircut. A friend gave me Jan’s name. She managed to fix my hair and give me the right products needed to make my hair healthy. She has been doing my hair every month since. I have had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend her to anyone that would ask.
Jan Fortarel has been caught up “in my hair” for decades!
Jan Fortarel has been caught up “in my hair” for decades! Shortly after beginning her professional career I was introduced to Jan and due to her professional, proficient and personalized services she has earned my trust for nearly 40 years. She is extremely knowledgeable about her craft, an artist, really! I’ve been stopped on the street, in the mall, at the grocery with inquiries about my stylist and of course, I tell them, J Fortarel Salon. She’s the best! Her salon is clean, warm and inviting and Jan’s personal attention to the needs of her clients, her impeccable integrity and winsome personality work together making my entire experience SHINE! Give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Jan Fortarel has been styling my hair for almost a decade
Over the years I have spent a lot of time and money on trying to maintain a professional appearance. Most of the time it has been a gamble. Styles that didn’t fit my facial structure, perms that were out of control, color that washed out my complexion...the list could go on. I dreaded going to hair appointments! Those days are gone. Jan Fortarel has been styling my hair for almost a decade. Her extensive knowledge, professionalism, and experience combine to produce a world-class hairstyle that I love every time. It consistently falls into place every day up until the next appointment. It really helps me start the day off right when I don’t have to fight with my hair. I win. The salon does lack one thing; commotion. The spa-like setting makes you feel at ease, and so does Jan. Her expertise is unparalleled, her precision is phenomenal, and her warm and refreshingly honest demeanor make for a great visit. I highly recommend you call for an appointment soon!
Never had better hair care than Jan Fortarel
Jan Fortarel, Jan Fortarel, Jan Fortarel. When I say these words, I am telling the world the name of the best hair colorist I’ve ever known. I have lived in Europe and many, many locations in the USA and have never had better hair care than (say it with me) Jan Fortarel. My hair color is so well done only those I tell know my hair is colored. The best products, the best, most comforting salon and shared dog-lovers stories are just a few of the many perks that go along with Jan Fortarel’s hair care. For as long as she is available, Jan Fortarel will be my only colorist.
I first came to Jan my freshman year of college
I first came to Jan my freshman year of college. I was the victim of one too many "bargain cuts" with unskilled stylists having no clue how to work with thick, coarse, and curly hair. I have not missed an appointment in 34 years since then, and neither has Jan. I change my hairstyle pretty regularly and have transitioned from long to short and back again. I can do this with confidence because I trust Jan to always make me look my best. Jan always provides professional consultation on these choices and steers me in the right direction to get the look that I want. She has a special talent with color services that I have tested in every possible way over the years, from temporary rinse, to highlight, foil, and all over permanent color. I purchase hair care products from Jan to maintain her excellent work and also rely on her for waxing services. I always leave J Fortarel Salon looking and feeling great.
Jan Fortarel provides excellent services
Jan Fortarel provides excellent one-on-one professional hair care services at her salon. So… Why is my opinion of any value? Well… About 10 years ago I had my hair attended to at another facility… they think their Clips are Great… and they botched the job so badly that it was almost 6 years before I contemplated letting ANYONE service my hair. I am a 58-Year-Old Man… I run my own business… I meet the general public. That was NOT a good look for me. Jan was known to me through a mutual acquaintance. I was apprehensive. The Result: I have not had any reason whatsoever to be anything but completely satisfied with her services. I have referred others (men and women) for styling & coloring… Jan happens to be one of the best colorists there is. She corrected a friend’s ‘home-dye-job’ disaster and the results have elicited literal gasps of astonishment from her coworkers. They were amazed at both the color & texture resultant of Jan’s ministrations. They ALL wanted to touch her hair… When they did, they found out that it felt even better than it looked. The Bottom Line: Jan’s shop is where you go when you are finished with experimentation and you desire supremely competent tonsorial services… PERIOD.
Love, love, love, Jan
Love, love, love, Jan. I have been a client for well over 30 years. I have baby fine hair and she knows exactly how to cut it, to make it look as thick as possible. I would highly recommend her. She is very professional and pleasant and knows her job inside and out.
I am a long-time client of J Fortarel Salon
Which by itself, states how I feel about her ability. Jan not only gently coaxed me into coloring my ever-multiplying gray hairs, but took the time to concoct a combination of colors that I LOVE, and that suits me well. Between the amazing color and the haircuts, I feel Jan has styled to compliment my particular facial structure, I generally feel like an elderly “hottie.” If I could afford it, I would seriously consider taking Jan with me on vacations to keep me looking my best!
The salon is very elegant
A friend introduced me to Jan some 20 plus years ago! The salon is very elegant, yet comfortable. A one customer at a time environment is perfect for me. It makes me feel special as Jan is focusing solely on my color (Did I mention she is an excellent colorist, she is) and my hairstyle. Her advice comes from years of professional schooling, training, and traveling to different countries to find the best product for us, her customers. She can tell you when one little hair is out of line. No kidding she can! With that being said, I cannot imagine myself without her expertise. Thank you, Jan, for your integrity, honesty, and my beautiful hair.
I’ve been going to Jan for at least fifteen years
I would like to talk about J Fortarel Salon. I’ve been going to Jan for at least fifteen years. Jan cuts and styles my hair. She is very meticulous about the kind of haircut and style she envisions for each customer. J Fortarel Salon is very private and gives you a chance to unwind. There is always great music playing with a peaceful atmosphere. My haircuts have always been right on the money. I’ve never had to do back to have Jan recut a haircut or style. J Fortarel Salon has a full range of hair services at a very reasonable price. I would recommend J Fortarel Salon to anyone looking for a great haircut and style or any of the other hair services she provides.
I have been a customer of Jan’s for over 30 years
No matter if I am getting my regular cut or looking for her guidance in choosing something new, I have always been delighted with the results. I highly recommend her.
I have been going to the J Fortarel Salon for over thirty years
I’m hoping to continue for another thirty! Jan is the only professional hair stylist that I have ever completely trusted with the style, color and health of my hair. She brings years of experience and knowledge to her clients each and every day. She uses only the highest quality products and is an expert colorist. Her salon provides a professional yet intimate surrounding that helps her clients feel completely at ease. What I like best about Jan is that she is always looking for ways to provide services and products to help her clients become the best version of themselves. It is my privilege to highly recommend the J Fortarel Salon – thanks for all you do Jan!
My hairdresser of over thirty years
Jan Fortarel, is gifted in her ability to give excellent haircuts. After Jan has shampooed, designed the cut that suits me, dried, styled my hair, it is lovely, and I feel totally pampered. Often, I get sincere compliments on how beautiful my hair is. My response is my hairdresser gives excellent haircuts, which makes caring for my hair easier. I have recommended Jan to others, and I am excited that my Daughter-in-law and her two girls have Jan as their hairdresser. Each looks lovely after appointments with Jan, such a delight to me and to them. Jan has become a favorite and dear friend, and I appreciate her so much. I always look forward to seeing her and talking with her. She is like a family member to me, and I am thankful for all of the years Jan has cared for my hair. She recommends hair products that are appropriate for me. Her salon is clean and lovely, with enjoyable background music. Jan is the best!!
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