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.
For nearly two decades, Shear Reflection has reshaped hair and refined exteriors with a slate of client-tailored beauty services. By snipping unkempt ends, imbuing vibrant color, and lengthening locks with fusion extensions, the team of seven experienced stylists can turn everyday hair into a style that turns heads. Nails can find elegant transformation too—at the manicure station, a cosmetologist calls on six years of experience to shape nails, refine cuticles, and paint tips with seasonal hues or unique designs to blend in with off-limits cookie jars.
The friendly and professional staff at Atrium Salon & Day Spa pampers the primp-poor with a wide range of salon and spa services for hair, skin, and nails. Dignify digits with a lavish 45-minute manicure and one-hour pedicure that leave appendages ready to count to 20 with panache. Fingernail finessers scrub and smooth skin, deftly trim and shape tips, and massage away tension before artfully applying a shiny polish to preserve the modesty of heretofore-nude nails.
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.
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.
Licensed massage therapists, rehab therapists, and certified Kinesio Taping practitioner Lane Alexander entered the world of therapeutic massage after suffering from the aches and pains of his former job as a commercial contractor. More than 600 hours of training later, he now helps his clients incorporate massage as an integral part of making sure bodies and minds function properly and handle stress healthfully. Specializing in athlete care including athletic-performance-focused and injury-treatment-geared massages, he works to treat injuries and maximize biomechanical function with assessments and bodywork treatments.
Fritz's talented staff of stylists perform haircuttery that pulls out all the stops, including the one imprisoning a dangerous djinn. Fritz's haircut ($34) prefaces its precision scissor-snipping with a luxurious, meditative shampooing, a hot-towel treatment, and a scalp massage. All the young dudes carrying the news can freshen their follicles with a highlighting ($40+), while distinguished gents can either defy the passing of time with a custom color ($60+) or gray coverage ($35), or rock the salt-and-pepper with a gray blending ($30). Beyond the head, you can sample Fritz's spa-grade services such as a 45-minute customized facial ($45), a 60-minute massage in the style of your choice ($75), a manly and respect-inducing men's manicure ($25), and more.