AURA's Mission

To be recognized as Colorado’s prestige hair salon.

AURA's Manifesto

We believe in loving the way you look; no matter how high or low maintenance your routines are.

We believe in quality products with quality ingredients that actually do what they say they’ll do.  We believe in working with and purchasing from companies that stand for something and take pride in the products they bring to the market.

We believe in each of our clients leaving feeling better than when they came in.  In giving 100% to each service, each client experience and interaction we make.

We believe it’s ok to make mistakes but to own them and learn from them; there is room for growth in all of us.

We believe a smile can change someone’s day.  That helping to make people feel beautiful is something to be proud of.

We believe in our team and making time spent together meaningful.  In knowing that there is always a helping hand waiting for us to grab onto.

We believe in finding balance between work and home and knowing that it’s often found amid unbalanced moments.

We believe that each of us has a voice and a right to be heard.

And, we believe that being a part of something bigger than ourselves makes this journey in life more worthwhile.

About AURA Salon

AURA Salon is Littleton’s leading hair and beauty salon. We are known for our highly talented hair stylists and a blissful, tranquil and contemporary atmosphere. Our philosophy is to inspire, inform and reflect individual beauty. We are dedicated to making you look and feel your very best.

AURA was founded on the premise that no detail is too small. Our clients expect the very best and our team is trained in premium products and techniques to ensure we surpass your expectations. Our Hair Salon and Spa was designed to make certain your visit isn’t just a haircut or a color but an experience. A ‘best look’ is transient and temporary but a positive feeling lasts, and at AURA we help our clients find the essence of their individuality.

Founder of AURA Salon

Sara Hinchliffe


Sara Hinchliffe is the beauty and the brains behind AURA Salon and the Spa at AURA. Known as a master stylist and colorist, she is certified in cosmetology and has her bachelor’s degree in Business & Finance.

Sara’s business background combined with such a depth of beauty expertise is rare in the industry and sets Sara apart as a Salon and Day Spa owner. This education and experience has given her a broader outlook that she is able to apply to both her clients and the business.  Sara’s training and growth continued as a J Beverly Hills National Color Educator and an American Board Certified Haircolorist.

As AURA has grown Sara spends most of her time developing the AURA team and taking care of the business and time behind the chair has become somewhat limited. While she could easily spend all of her time working on the business Sara is grateful to have a day here and there to see a few hair clients and express her more creative side.

Sara is incredibly passionate about the client experience one receives at AURA whether directly through her hands or those of her team.  She works tirelessly to ensure her staff are extremely knowledgeable and provide the best experience possible.

Throughout her adult life Sara never stopped seeking out ways to educate herself and she is a proponent of every staff member doing the same.  Sara encourages AURA’s team to seek out education opportunities to sharpen their skills but also provides ongoing classes and training to all her staff on a regular basis.

Sara is supported by her husband Matt who works in the software industry. Matt actually scribbled the AURA logo on a restaurant napkin while the 2 were on a date, shortly after that he bought Sara AURA’s website domain as a surprise gift, some 4 or 5 years before AURA became a reality. The couple has four beautiful girls at home that look up to their entrepreneur mom.

Opening AURA was a dream of Sara’s for several years and she is extremely grateful for the success her and her team have found.  She feels privileged to have such talented people working around her and so many wonderful customers who call AURA home.

Meet the AURA Team


I’ve been to Aura for a multitude of things, and have always been beyond happy with the results. Aura is the only place that I go to get my nails done (even though I go to school in Boulder) because Becky does the best job. She is always friendly and helpful and does an AMAZING job with my nails; I get the shellac manicure and they always look fabulous. I haven’t ever gotten my hair cut or colored at Aura, but I did have Alexandra do an updo for a wedding I was going to and it looked great! I got a ton of compliments on it and didn’t want to take it out at the end of the evening. I also get my eyelashes tinted regularly and often get facials, and Julia is the best for that. She does an amazing job and is the only person I trust to do my lashes, which are by far one of my most noticeable features. ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE HERE.
I recently went to Kate upon recommendation from several people in Ken Caryl for a cut and color. She did an amazing job with my color and I got a great cut. My hair isn’t the easiest because it is thick and red and she handled it all with ease. I would highly recommend her or anyone at the salon. This salon is beautiful and was not what I expected for Ken Caryl. It has a beautiful interior and is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing few hours. Go see Kate or any of the stylists for a Denver/Cherry Creek experience in Littleton!
I love this place. Every person in the salon is super nice and welcoming, not intimidating like a lot of salons. I went in for a massage and when I got there asked if I could also get my eyebrows waxed, they happily replied yes. The massage was awesome (had rachel, she did such a good job) and they remembered my eyebrow wax right after my massage. The salon and spa itself is so nice. I’m new to the area and I don’t have a hair stylist yet, but I will definitely go to Aura. Can’t say enough great things. Definitely going back and for additional services.