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.
We are a full featured family salon offering a full line of services for the entire family. Kids can play video games while adults can sit in the lap of luxury while receiving the cut and style of their dreams. We are a Neighborhood salon with big city style.
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.
Re-imagining hair, skin, and nails is a breeze with help from Soraia and Friends, who use their creativity and their beauty-know how to craft exciting new looks. The salon's most unique treatments are both natural and long-lasting. These include hair extensions, which grace scalps with fairy tale-worth tresses, and permanent makeup, which involves the use of tattoo ink to play up eyes and lips. Some visitors opt for subtle changes?a shimmering mani-pedi, lash extensions, or a layered trim that shows off natural waves. Others have the stylists lop locks into chic bobs, or weave a complicated updo stocked with cartoon birds.
Among the rows of Paul Mitchell hair products, Paul Mitchell–trained stylists keep scissors en garde for services such as cuts and texturing. With treatments such as KeraTriplex, they turn obstinate tresses into manageable strands with enhanced shine and silkiness, and customize ’dos to suit each client’s features and personality. The stylists impart haircare tips and styling know-how to ensure clients can re-create their salon looks at home or for a topiary championship.
At Zen Garden, many of the Asian dishes sound familiar, with adjectives like "orange," "sweet ‘n’ sour," and "kung pao." However, rather than tossing chicken or beef in with these classic flavors, the kitchen has adopted a meat-free credo. Chefs mix masterfully seasoned bites of tofu and other meat alternatives with fresh veggies, creating entrees such as green beans stir-fried with mock duck and the barbecued-soy sandwich. Noodles tangle around shiitake mushrooms in both the udon-noodle soup and the shiitake mushroom lo mein, and curry sauce imbues eggplant and shredded tofu with a spicy kick. Guests can pair their meal with a cup of green tea, prepped hot, iced, or in its purest form: emeralds that have not yet been juiced.