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.
No amount of time spent researching can replicate experience. So, when it comes to its weight-loss supervisors, Ageless Center gives its clients both?the staff members have lost more than 1,200 pounds collectively. So when they teach, they're drawing from memory as well as their studies. They utilize six programs to help people drop unwanted pounds, recalling their own struggles as they monitor each client's progress at weekly meetings. They've even written their own cookbook with healthy recipes and tips.
In the interest of boosting confidence even further, the center has its own medical spa onsite. There, visitors can treat their complexions to facials, fade wrinkles with injectables such as Botox, and clear away bothersome body hair or skin imperfections with laser procedures.
After spending many years under the glow of UV rays, Ashley Menard noticed an alarming trend—wrinkles, freckles, and spots were beginning to pop up. Determined to do right by her skin, she decided to forego the sun and tanning beds for alternate modes of bronzing. She earned a certificate in airbrush tanning and now artistically sweeps on gilded coats of UV-free color inside her salon, Faux Finish. Preferring the artistry of airbrush tanning over automated booths, Ashley’s personal touch tailors shades to client specification or same-day weather forecasts. In addition to airbrush tanning, Ashley has honed her makeup-application talents through private lessons under Linda Mason and Jill Glaser, two of the industry’s leading figures, and can craft flawless faces with regular or airbrush techniques, and is well-versed in performing body wraps.
At Eden Therapeutic Solutions, staffers specialize in massage therapy, highly individualized skincare treatments, and professional waxing services. Massage therapists soothe weary muscles with several modalities, ranging from relaxing aromatherapy sessions with fragrant essential oils to prescribed medical massages that counteract the pain and inflammation of an injury.
Skincare experts combat specific issues such as acne or signs of aging with more than a dozen facials and procedures that use custom-blended organic botanicals and other ingredients found in Bioelements formulas. They can slough away dulling cells and address fine lines with a pumice-peel manual microdermabrasion or soothe the effects of ingrown hairs or a pre-duel glove to the cheek with a gentleman's facial.
Slim silhouettes are a common sight against City Chic’s contemporary black and white decor, thanks to a team of technicians who aid in weight loss with Medi-Lift contouring treatments and body wraps. Among the studio’s most popular options, CelluSleek treatments invented by Elizabeth Harris for cellulite and loose skin, which massage the body or face, harness the various powers of cupping, vibration, and deep-tissue therapy to encourage collagen and elastin production, thereby helping to firm and smooth out the skin.
When it isn't shrinking waistlines, City Chic’s team promotes youthful appearances with nine facials—each of which relies on Alleia Skin by Elizabeth Harris products blended from botanical extracts and Italian mineral water—and five types of therapeutic massage. Airbrush tans mist skin with a safe, sunless solution that bronzes without the risks of sitting in the sun or lowering oneself in a deep fryer.
Ever since she can remember, Kathy Sisk was drawn to the healing arts. But it was the loss of both of her parents as a young adult that fast-tracked her desire to find ways to counterbalance stress. In 1992, she set out to turn her hands into therapeutic harbingers of physical and emotional relief so that she could help others learn to live healthier, more relaxed lives, and now, 20 years later, her resumé speaks to the success of her journey.
Harnessing her training in hot-stone and craniosacral therapy, as well as her status as a reiki master, Kathy has brought relief to clients suffering from Bell's palsy, ADHD, and emotional stress by augmenting massage with breath work in order to bring the nervous system to a calmer state. Driven to constantly expand her toolbox with different modes of healing, she recently added exotic bamboo-fusion massage to her repertoire, a modality that helps energize the mind while soothing the body, and makes massage more accessible to stressed pandas.