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.
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.
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.
Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Garrett Crabtree has spent years beautifying faces and bodies with treatments such as liposuction and laser rejuvenation. At Crabtree Dermatology & Aesthetics Center, he and his team of aestheticians improve the appearance of skin with treatments backed by science. Blueberry peels lift away sun damage and signs of aging, while botox, dysport, and facial fillers smooth away fine lines. Patients can also opt for exfoliating microdermabrasion treatments, peels for the face, neck, and hands, or permanent cosmetics.
Though Denise Dixon's touch is subtle, the permanent cosmetic effects she creates for her clients run the gamut from demure to dramatic. She fills in patchy eyebrows, infuses lips with a natural pink hue, and makes eyes pop with rims of charcoal eyeliner. As a licensed cosmetologist certified in permanent cosmetics, Denise wields her pigmentation tools with expertise and caters her services to each of her clients. In addition to standard makeup services, she can help reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and alopecia.