Clique Waxing Boutique focuses almost exclusively on body waxing. The boutique's aestheticians perform several hundred Brazilian waxes each week—some completed in as little as 15 minutes—with either traditional strip wax or sensitive hard wax. For especially delicate areas, a dollop of Relax & Wax No Scream Cream dulls pain sensors and subdues hairs before they weave themselves into an organized protest. New clients are encouraged to review Clique's waxing etiquette.
On faces, the boutique's crew uproots fringe via traditional Indian threading techniques or the Anastasia brow-shaping system from Los Angeles, which includes a series of measurements that help technicians taper brows to the most face-flattering shapes, such as circles or lightning bolts.
The studio's Bohemian-style décor—with vintage furnishings, framed art, a chandelier, and ornately framed mirrors—carries over into a retail space, where guests can peruse products including paraben-free makeup and lavender-mint Dead Sea–salt scrubs from gloMinerals.
Licensed massage therapists, rehab therapists, and certified Kinesio Taping practitioner Lane Alexander ? lauded in Advance Healing ?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 and with certification from the Kinesio Taping Association, 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. The center's certified license massage therapist, Dena also relaxes tense sinews with Swedish and sports massages and offers deeper relaxation through her specialties such as deep tissue and trigger point massage therapies.
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.
At Rejuvenated Beginnings, reflexology experts can target parts of the body from the head to the liver—all through your feet. They've memorized which reflex areas on the feet purportedly correspond to a host of other zones, and manipulate the soles to try to improve overall health.
Other treatments at the day spa target the entire body in a more aesthetic way. Body wraps aim for inch loss, whereas customized airbrush tans lend clients a flattering bronze glow. The staff even combats cellulite with a combination of coffee and chocolate extracts.
Owner David Stonis understands that one size does not fit all, whether in relation to clothes or cosmetic lasers. That's why Cosmetic Laser stocks two different types of lasers to effectively remove hair or beautify skin of all tones. Stonis attends ongoing education seminars to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies, treatments, and slang terms for laser beams. Between him and his staff of licensed aestheticians and physicians, Cosmetic Laser has performed more than 20,000 treatments.
The licensed massage therapists at Soluna Massage come trained in a wide range of bodywork modalities, spanning from classic Swedish and deep-tissue massage to acupressure, cupping, and reiki. They use these techniques and many others to help their clients find relief from stress and respite from pain, especially back aches and pregnancy aches.