Reimagining your hair, skin, or nail style is a breeze with help from Soraia and Friends, who use their creativity and beauty know-how to craft the look you want. Even better, the salon's most unique treatments are both natural and long-lasting. Those include hair extensions, which grace scalps with fairytale-worthy tresses, and permanent makeup, which uses tattoo ink to play up eyes and lips. Some visitors opt for subtle changes, like a shimmering mani-pedi, lash extensions, or a layered trim that shows off natural waves. Others have their stylist lop locks into chic bobs or weave a complicated updo that the world could potentially name after them.
Lashes Plus began as a humble yet popular kiosk nestled in the center of Mall St. Matthews and has since blossomed into a full-size sanctuary devoted to ocular allure. Owner Deborah Williams is an experienced permanent-makeup artist, using her skills to create custom-blended pigments for the brows, eyes, and lips to simplify home beauty routines and leave faces feeling fresh any time of day. After reading a Wall Street Journal article about the growing popularity of eyelash extensions and noting an increase in the number of news anchors being replace by giraffes, Williams decided to extend her expertise beyond the lash line, introducing the Louisville community to natural-looking, synthetic lashes that last up to two months. The weightless, waterproof falsies are attached one-by-one using a surgical-grade adhesive, allowing for a precise application that takes just 50 minutes.
After spending many years under the glow of UV rays, Ashley Menard noticed an alarming trend—wrinkles, freckles, and spots were beginning to pop up. Determined to do right by her skin, she decided to forego the sun and tanning beds for alternate modes of bronzing. She earned a certificate in airbrush tanning and now artistically sweeps on gilded coats of UV-free color inside her salon, Faux Finish. Preferring the artistry of airbrush tanning over automated booths, Ashley’s personal touch tailors shades to client specification or same-day weather forecasts. In addition to airbrush tanning, Ashley has honed her makeup-application talents through private lessons under Linda Mason and Jill Glaser, two of the industry’s leading figures, and can craft flawless faces with regular or airbrush techniques, and is well-versed in performing body wraps.
After being diagnosed with skin cancer at a young age, Polished Skin Spa & Wellness Center's owner Yvonne Hubrich knew it was time to make a change. She altered her skincare regime, gave up her favorite tanning bed, and took care of her skin until it was healthy again. Along the way, Yvonne discovered a passion for helping others find beauty in themselves, which led her to open Polished Skin Spa & Wellness Center. Along with hairstyling and massage, Yvonne and her staff take care to educate each client about beauty techniques. After performing chemical peels, dermaplaning, and other skincare therapies, aestheticians help each person develop a personalized skincare regimen.