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.
Led by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, the laser experts at Midwest Hair Loss Center aim to thicken thinning strands with hair-loss procedures for both men and women. Sit back for 30–45 minutes as cool, low-level-laser light shines across scalps to foster circulation, increase the flow of vital nutrients to damaged hair follicles, and conjure witty thought bubbles above the head. The scalp pros can help slow the progression of thinning manes, stimulate transplanted hair to grow more rapidly, and render regrowth in some cases. Clients bring their heads back to the private treatment rooms two times a week for scalp bolstering sessions that eschew the burning and downtime required of other therapies, such as hot-gluing bathmats onto the head.
As an ambitious stylist at Thadra's Hair Café, Holly Joiner looks to a colleague with more than 25 years in the industry—Thadra Sauer. Inside their chic studio, Sauer and Joiner team up to send each visitor out into the world looking more stylish than before. Together, they master the techniques of hair, from restorative moisture treatments and color to up-dos and shorter cuts that will better show off how many parrots are on your shoulders.
Every client who comes through the door of Coiffeur Salon benefits from stylist Robin Curry’s full attention and more than 20 years of experience. During cuts, styles, and color treatments, she nourishes heads with Moroccanoil professional products. These products have been developed to enforce weightlessness and strength and are made with essential oils and plant-based ingredients, which smell as good as they taste to bears.
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.