Matthew Morris’ Broadway Blender Bash

A couple weekends ago hubby and I attended the grand opening of the new Matthew Morris salon on Broadway and Ellsworth. I had a sneak peak a couple weeks before that while getting a trim with Daniel, a stylist there. I was admiring the chandeliers and perfect bar area behind his booth and mentioned they could have great gatherings in the new space. Daniel mentioned the salon had big plans to break it in with all their clients and community in the coming weeks. The new space is bright and airy thanks to all those linear windows and skylights they cut out. The building used to be an old grocery store back in the day and the bones of the place are fabulous. The ceiling is open so the wooden beams are exposed and makes the place seem even more opulent.

My hair stylist Daniel Bieniulis on the left.

The “Broadway Blender” grand opening was more than just an open door meet and greet. There was a huge white tent set up in their parking lot, yes one of the perks of the new place is that they have their own parking (bye bye tickets), and as we approached, we could here great tunes spinning. Under the tents, pink lighting and white furniture decorated the place and two open bars kept the guests toasty and happy. Along one side of the tents, south Broadway restaurants like Beatrice and Woodsley and Go Fish Sushi put out spreads of tasty bites.

After the pre-show party guests entered the salon and everyone had a seat. We were treated to a fashion show with clothing from Goldyn boutique. The north side of the building, an entire wall of garage doors opened up with dramatic effect with the models standing tall and ready to take the runway. The hair styles were distinctly Matthew Morris- edgy, fashion-y and provoking enough to make any sleek coiffed girl in the room a little uneasy. Is it beautiful? Ugly? Is this for real? Of course this is not everyday hair you blow out on your way to work or even big-night-out hair you spend time on for a big party. No. This hair, the braids, the frizz, the poof, the sculpting, it was all very over the top, and anyone who knows anything about Matthew Morris wouldn’t have expected anything less. Goldyn’s clothing complimented the goth grunge hair and makeup perfectly.

Matthew Morris donated ticket sales to the Denver Police Foundation in efforts to support the force that watches over the south Broadway hood. The evening ended with cupcakes back under the tents and more drinks and dancing for anyone in the mood. We opted for slices of Famous Pizza across the street rather than dessert. Some might say the sign of a great host is the attention and thought not only into the event, but also to the party favors, in this case swag boxes. In this case, the host impressed. Everyone was treated with a nice sized black box filled with goodies including fancy hair products that might just give the volume needed for some of us daring enough to try a tamed down version inspired from the show.

If you are looking for a new hairstylist, give Matthew Morris salon a go. I recommend Daniel. Tell hime I sent you if you decide to book an appointment!

And I finally got to bust out this wacky sequin jacket I bought at a consignment shop in Indialantic, Florida over the summer.


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