Heralded in Tanning Trends magazine, True Colors Tanning introduces skin to advanced bronzing technologies at a number of Louisville-area and southern Indiana locations. Each of the five levels of standup and lie-down ultraviolet-tanning beds is equipped with specialized cooling systems and ergonomic surfaces to maximize client comfort. Alternatively, experienced staffers can apply airbrushed tans or spray tans by Australian Gold in the time it takes to count 180 seconds using a laser-guided system.
Pilar Varon—a clinical aesthetician who holds a variety of certifications—helms the eponymous Skin Care by Pilar, where she offers custom skincare treatments. Her facial treatments refresh, cleanse, and exfoliate faces and include specific services designed to combat acne or wrinkles. Hot waxes evict unwanted hair from body areas, such as the legs, arms, stomach, or brow, whereas peels rejuvenate complexions with ingredients such as papaya, vitamin c, or lactic acids.
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.
At Radiant Skin Treatments, the de facto equation is "nourish+correct+protect," and these components are the basis of the skin spa's treatments. Peels and lifts help to repair photo damage and acne. Vitamin C treatments aim to nourish, relax, and rejuvenate. And finally, hydrating facials work to rejuvenate weary visages.
Erica McDowell, licensed aesthetician and owner of Skyn Lounge, has spent the past 16 years in the skincare industry. Drawing upon that experience, she offers services that range from waxing and massage to facials. During treatments, she arms herself with products from brands such as SkinCeuticals, Bliss Spa, and Obagi Medical, as well as Zen Skyn Color Collection, her in-house line that fuses nature and science to beautify skin rather than motorize trees. Skyn Lounge also focuses on clinical treatments including dermafiling and dermaplaning, which both slough away dry skin; peels utilize salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and other skin-brightening ingredients to reduce signs of acne and dry skin.
SunSpray Airbrush Tanning’s certified airbrush technician bronzes bodies with Norvell sunless solution during 30-minute airbrush-tan sessions. Available for in-studio, at-home, and on-horseback service, the tanning artist customizes each session to complement individual skin tone to achieve the desired look. Norvell sunless solution produces an even, natural-looking tan without leaving orange hues, blotches, or unpleasant odors. SunSpray Tanning also offers waxing services to eliminate unwanted hairs or clingy dust bunnies.