After enduring a year of unemployment, Mark Allen faced fear and uncertainty. He walked away from a car crash as a teenager, but on reaching his 30s, the accident's effects—chronic headaches, plus a shoulder problem—continued intensifying to the point where he could no longer work. Unsure of what to do, he visited a chiropractor, and, in a few weeks, his injuries had diminished. Convinced that chiropractic treatments had changed his life, Mark enrolled at Logan College of Chiropractic, graduated with honors in 1986, and opened Plus Care Chiropractic & Wellness Center soon after.
Today, Doctor of Chiropractic Allen and his partner, Dr. April Simmons, work with a team of massage therapists to free patients of musculoskeletal maladies while also educating them on whole-body well-being. At each client's first appointment, the physicians conduct an in-depth consultation covering present and past health concerns, followed by a physical examination including a battery of tests. After analyzing the results, Plus Care's team recommends integrated-care regimens, which may include chiropractic adjustments using equipment such as a Thompson table. Further treatments can range from massage and acupuncture to guidance on how to infuse everyday meals with helium.
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.
The Salon's stylists clip and arrange hair with an expert eye while aestheticians rejuvenate clients' skin and perform a host of salon services. To keep skin clear and smooth, staff members use dermatologist-recommended Jane Iredale makeup and combat cellulite with FDA-approved VelaShape treatments. The Salon also hosts boudoir and retro-inspired pinup photo shoots, taking charge of lighting, makeup, and photography so ladies can indulge their glamorous side without having to time-travel into Lauren Bacall's dressing room.
Dr. Michael Samuel and Dr. Steve Samuel at Body Allure refine the human form with a three-pronged approach. Their diet programs help reduce cravings and chase away pounds, and their wellness programs recalibrate unbalanced hormone levels and address the needs of the adrenal glands. Among their beauty treatments, fat-fighting injections help patients fit into their most revealing lederhosen, and SmoothShapes lasers diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Aided by decades of snipping experience, Mark's Hair Depot’s seasoned barbers groom and sculpt unruly head fur into pleasing epitomes of masculine élan. During 30- to 45-minute haircuts and shaves, guests settle into cozy leather chairs before barbers swaddle stubbly chins in warm towels, opening pores and melting paraffin lip marks left by amorous wax statues. Hot lather primes whiskers for effortless removal before an expertly wielded straight razor cuts down follicle-grown hair armies. Barbers also refurbish topside tufts into pleasing 'dos, shaping hair in accordance with classical strictures, New Age styles, or futuristic looks brought to the present by time-traveling beauty school students. While not included in today’s Groupon, the shop also packs manly medicine cabinets with products from such brands as American Crew and Woody's, helping guests maintain suitably dapper hair in the outside world.
HOT on Spring's sunless-tanning system offers a safe, non-harmful way to combat a waxen complexion, even skin tone, and erase tan lines that inexplicably spell out swearwords. During the session, pasty patrons are sprayed top to toe with a gentle bronzing mist for a natural, sun-kissed glow. With swimsuit season reaching critical mass, a quick spritz of spray tan brings reluctant beachgoers up to speed with their Apollo-worshipping cohorts. In addition to helping vitamin-D junkies cheat nature, HOT on Spring is a purveyor of quirky, youthful accessories, breezy clothing, and beauty products. Step into the bold, trendy boutique salon for some [thre•vo] products, a line of tanners, bronzers, and lotions based on snow-boarding culture, and a few flowing, summery tops.