The fire-truck-red brick exterior of Mane Attractions Hair Studio invites heads of hair for remodeling within a spacious, studio-style salon. Wielded by master stylist Kristi Howell, a Joico deep-conditioning mask steeps manes for 20 minutes in hydrating nourishment and dives deep into strands to strengthen and repair hair damaged from over-styling, cold weather, or drying off in the microwave. To top off the treatment, the stylist corrals the warm breeze of a blow-dryer to bequeath coifs with a polished style. The studio recommends that heads sport the deep-conditioning mask up to two times per month, depending on the severity of the hair’s dryness.
The licensed massage therapists at Serenity Massage Center leverage expertise in a variety of massage techniques to personalize each kneading session. Swedish massage uses light or medium pressure to loosen knots and alleviate stress. The smooth, gliding strokes ease muscle tension and promote relaxation, easing overworked muscles and melting tension into a conveniently positioned bucket. As frames slacken, therapists may target especially tense areas with increased pressure. An effective treatment for stress reduction and the improvement of blood circulation, Swedish massage also relieves anxiety, depression, and trauma resulting from having a quarter painfully extracted from an ear by a street magician. Other benefits of massage include increased joint mobility and improved immune-system functioning.
While working toward becoming certified yoga teachers, massage therapists, and personal fitness trainers, the students of Lexington Healing Arts Academy complete hundreds of hours of hands-on training. They put their fresh knowledge into action, leading classes and working with clients to promote natural healing and wellness.
In addition, the center is home to certified instructors who lead a variety of classes on body alignment, pose execution, and proper breathing as well as general fitness. There's Rebecca Hannifan, for example, an instructor who brings elements of mambo and salsa to Shake, Shimmy, Sweat classes. Fitness and yoga sessions also include Yoga Foundations, which helps to establish a basic knowledge of yoga while improving general well-being, as well as Happy & Healthy Backs, which gently builds strength and flexibility to support spines. Some of the center's classes are quite inventive as well; there's Piloxing, for starters, which adds elements of Pilates to cardio kickboxing.
Functioning as both a salon and wellness spa, Salon Asa fulfills a variety of needs related to beauty, health, and relaxation. With a team of cosmetologists, massage therapists, personal trainers, and yoga teachers, Asa offers everything from haircuts to Thai massage to yogalates classes. Visit the salon for mani-pedis, hair colors, waxings, and other beauty-related treatments, then stop by the spa for pure relaxation, with several types of massages to choose from. The shop’s yoga studio reduces the effects of stress through soothing stretches and relaxing breathing exercises.
The salon has also implemented several sustainability initiatives to help the business become eco-friendly. Many of the shop’s beauty products use natural and organic ingredients, and several of the store’s furnishings are repurposed.
Electrologist Louise Chaffins pours more than 20 years of experience into Bluegrass Electrolysis and Laser Clinic, where she oversees a friendly staff of capable technicians. Louise and her comrades clear bodies of unwanted hair with electrolysis and laser hair-removal procedures, and they spruce up visages plagued by wrinkles and Rorschach inkblot-shaped age spots with noninvasive facial services such as microcurrent facial toning and infrared light therapy. A complimentary consultation precedes each treatment, ensuring clients receive plans tailored to their individual needs.