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.
Posh Salon's mission is to make hair look great and stay that way. The first part is simple enough?a trained staff offers haircuts, coloring treatments, and styling to transform any head of hair into an elegant 'do. But for the second part, the stylists use Dior?'s proprietary system?Keratherapy?designed to minimize bad hair days and keep locks disciplined and manageable. This system uses Kerabond Technology to send keratin deep into hair and seal the cuticle layer, keeping hair straight, shiny, and silky no matter if the air is humid or you ride a roller coaster to work. Posh's staff also offers a slate of mani-pedis, as well as facial waxing.
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.
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.
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.
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.