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.
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 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.
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.
Though Melissa Glancy first became a master stylist in 1987, she has taken refresher courses and recertified herself as recently as 2009 to stay up-to-date with newer hair trends. Specializing in color treatments, she cossets her clients in Expectations Hair Salon’s spacious confines, where they can relax in a plush chair by the fireplace and take in the soothing earth tones that decorate the room.