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.
Wild Roots Salon offers staple beauty services such as hair coloring and conditioning, but with an organic bent. The salon's team uses organic products when highlighting and smoothing hair, leaving strands flush with color and healthier than if they were dunked in house paint. Nails also receive their share of pampering with mani-pedis, shellac polish, and detoxifying soaks.
The Prospect Jewelers collection consists of delicate treasures in gold, platinum, sterling silver, and more, as well as estate jewelry, South African diamonds, and pearls. The wide-ranging collection includes money clips ($100+), birthstone rings ($105+), Chamilia bead jewelry ($27+), Charles Hubert watches ($85+), jewel-encrusted busts of Herbert Hoover (priceless), and colored-pearl stud earrings ($95+). Prospect Jewelers also offers customized engraving to ready pieces for gift giving, as well as full-service, in-store jewelry repair to mend broken hearts resulting from broken heart-shaped charms.
As the mom of four kids, Becky Young scientifically estimates she's hosted "a gazillion birthday parties." But as she attended parties with her young daughter, who she calls "completely girly," she started to dream about opening a spa where young girls could feel special and pampered. Instead of opening a brick-and-mortar store, she started All Dolled Up to bring the pampering to them in playful party form. She and her assistants arrive at the guest's house to set up parties for girls aged 5 and up—though Becky says she's also gotten requests for everything from bachelorette to jury-duty-reunion parties. They set the scene to a background of lively tunes as girls snuggle into robes and spa wraps for fun nail art, cucumber facials, and craft activities, and then pose for group dress-up photos. Becky and her team aren't licensed cosmetologists, so all the spa-themed activities are just for fun, with no cutting, trimming, or scrubbing involved. Packages vary and can accommodate ideas and requests from parents or teddy bears who know the guest of honor well. Becky says it's fun to see some of the shyer partygoers "come out of their shell" as the day progresses. "It's fun to see them open up and be their own, individual person," she says. For months after she threw an All Dolled Up party for her own daughter—who she calls her very willing "guinea pig"—her friends told her how much they loved it. "They're still talking about it," she says.
Helmed by board-certified vascular surgeon Dr. Ashish Gupta, Perfect Vein Center's team of registered vascular technicians help to reduce unsightly or painful veins with a variety of treatment methods in three fully staffed facilities. Whether erasing varicose veins with Asclera injections, zapping spider veins with Angiojet laser treatments, or closing superficial veins with ultrasound-guided endovenous radio-frequency ablations, Dr. Gupta keeps patients informed of their options and comfortable with their treatments. In addition to freeing legs from unwanted veins, PVC's staff can also help to minimize or eliminate pain and swelling caused by venous ulcers, stasis, disease ulcers, and cartoon anvils sitting on patients' laps.
Pilar Varon—a clinical aesthetician who holds a variety of certifications—helms the eponymous Skin Care by Pilar, where she offers custom skincare treatments. Her facial treatments refresh, cleanse, and exfoliate faces and include specific services designed to combat acne or wrinkles. Hot waxes evict unwanted hair from body areas, such as the legs, arms, stomach, or brow, whereas peels rejuvenate complexions with ingredients such as papaya, vitamin c, or lactic acids.