Health and Image’s team of medical professionals—including a physician, a medical assistant, and a permanent-cosmetics technician—performs detailed aesthetic services that can help ease the signs of aging or shed unwanted pounds. Treatments such as Obagi Blue chemical peels, cosmetic injections, and laser skin-tightening reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by worrying about how your wrinkles look. The staff also prescribes appetite suppressants which, when combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan, can help spur weight loss.
Body Shapes Medical helps patients feel better from the inside out with a variety of custom, clinical options. The medical staff is helmed by Board-certified physicians, and their talented medical team of nurses and nurse practitioners includes Leesa Ennenbach, RN, BSN, who has been inducted into the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and is certified in cosmetic injectables and laser treatments.
The team provides hormone optimization for men and women, Juvaderm and Botox injections, and personalized, medically supervised weight-loss programs, including doctor-prescribed HCG plans and B12 injections. They also specialize in rendering bodies as sleek as a just-greased bowling ball with nonsurgical services such as Exilis skin tightening and body contouring.
The chiaroscurists at Hilights Salon accentuate hair canvases' natural colors with complementary applications of full or partial highlights. Experienced color specialists coordinate hues with the seasons, toning down tints during winter months, brightening looks for the summer, and painting strands black during tax season. Carefully rendered partial highlights catch eyes with crown-based hints of subtle shading, or all-over highlights brighten lackluster manes for more confident ponytails in the office and more assured cartwheels on boardroom tables.
Owner Angie Briggs may be a native to Louisville, but her products come from some of the world’s most trusted producers. In that vein, the aesthetician of more than 16 years not only shares her passion and knowledge for skincare, she also aims to “expose [her] customers to the most innovative skin care lines in the spa industry.” She does this during facial treatments that hydrate and lift and during detoxifying body wraps that restore elasticity and quell off-season yearnings to wrap Christmas presents. Her innovative treatments include ultrasonic peeling and microcurrent treatments and brightening services that use crushed pearl powder to delay the aging process. She is also able to calm and refine skin through various masks including a hydrating oxygen mask, a lifting bi-phasic mask, and a nourishing vitamin-C mask with aloe and calming licorice extract.
Before joining the team at Hair by Charles & Co., stylist Angela Rasco honed her skills as a student in the invitation-only honors program at the Paul Mitchell School. Now, with her diploma in one hand, and products by Paul Mitchell, Redkin, and Pureology in the other, she's putting her exclusive education to good use, while also picking up new tips and tricks from Redken-certified stylist Charles Robinson. Aside from cuts, Angela's specialties include body-boosting perms and custom color, as well as frizz-reducing keratin treatments, which smooth hair using a formula that's free of both formaldehyde and spray starch.
Beauty comes in all forms. At Lotus Spa, beauty isn't only reserved for the clients who come in for classic and specialty spa services, including waxing and threading. It is also extended to the exquisite crystal chandeliers, intricately designed copper ceiling tiles and richly colored baroque textiles that decorate the spa.
Soft lighting soothes clients as aestheticians scrub bodies with exfoliating mixtures of sugar and oil or pamper clients with a Lotus Fusion massage—a combination of deep-tissue, hot-stone, and aromatherapy styles. Aestheticians brighten complexions with three kinds of chemical peels designed to melt away layers of dead skin and old Halloween masks absorbed into the skin.
Ultra Tan Louisville helps skin retain a sunny disposition year-round through Mystic spray tanning and a variety of UV booths. Lounge under the cerulean lights of a regular UV bed, or garner glow from the VHR standup booth, which simulates the deep, blended tones normally acquired through outdoor activities or by sleeping under a high-wattage reading light. Clients can bronze bods in a Mega bed with or without a facial-tanning strip or laze under the dazzling purple bulbs of a Matrix high-pressure bed. For the bulb-shy, UV-free Mystic booths spritz skin with one of four tanning solutions that impart a natural-looking color, which can last up to 10 days if properly maintained with take-home products or daily visits to the neighborhood wishing well.