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.
Owner Denise Willinger brings more than three decades of aesthetic and massage experience to her spa and boutique, which was voted Best Day Spa in 2012 and 2013 by city voters of the Louisville A List. Inside, gently lit swaths of coral cloak the walls to envelop visitors in a warm glow that matches post-facial complexions. Massage therapists, aestheticians, and microscopic yet highly trained pore spelunkers treat skin and nails to revivifying services. Special cellulite-busting treatments craft sleek silhouettes. CelluSleek creator Betty Harris hand selected just a few spas to debut her body-contouring system, and Serenity is on that exclusive list.
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.
Wild Strawberry Hair and Nail Studio's team of master Eufora Elite?certified stylists beautifies hair, skin, and nails using natural and organic products. Beneath twinkling crystal pendant lamps, stylists massage deep conditioners into scalps and cut, perm, and highlight hair. Conversely, the salon's aestheticians deftly remove unwanted body hair, leaving smooth, clean expanses of skin. The full-featured studio also provides nail and tanning services with coats of gel polish for fingers and toes and custom airbrushing to gild untanned limbs.
Among the rows of Paul Mitchell hair products, Paul Mitchell–trained stylists keep scissors en garde for services such as cuts and texturing. With treatments such as KeraTriplex, they turn obstinate tresses into manageable strands with enhanced shine and silkiness, and customize ’dos to suit each client’s features and personality. The stylists impart haircare tips and styling know-how to ensure clients can re-create their salon looks at home or for a topiary championship.
Dr. Joseph Banis, a board-certified surgeon, leads a team of registered nurses and aesthetic specialists at his plastic-surgery and medical-skincare practice. This well-qualified crew tackles signs of aging with facial peels, injectables, and laser treatments, as well as surgical nips, tucks, and lifts. Noninvasive CoolSculpting body contouring aims to freeze fat cells for a more shapely physique, whereas traditional liposuction removes fat deposits from areas such as tummies, thighs, and vestigial tails.