The staff at Louisville Laser and Spa gives a decidedly simple answer when its patients ask the best way to maintain skin: daily care and healthy living. Its services?many of them designed to make skin look younger?only serve to expedite the process. Administered by an advanced nurse practitioner or an aesthetician, the treatments include laser hair removal, laser skin tightening, chemical peels, pigment removal, spider vein removal, tattoo removal, and microdermabrasion. The spa's most popular option, laser hair removal uses beams of light to reduce and remove unwanted hair on the body. In addition to skincare, technicians use Botox to freeze facial muscles so that wrinkles soften and amateur ventriloquists finally can reach the next level. Louisville Laser and Spa also offers professional teeth whitening.
Shortly after earning her license as an aesthetician, Angie discovered her distaste for the sprawling spas in which found herself working. She yearned for a more private sanctum—a place that would allow her to care for only one client at a time.
With this image in mind, she founded Radiant You Esthetics inside The Main Touch Massage and Wellness Center and began to fill her service menu with specialized facials and waxing services. To better understand her clients' individual concerns, Angie kicks off every appointment with a customized skin evaluation. Her facials and other skin treatments incorporate Epicuren products that work to diminish signs of aging, such as cheeks flushed from blowing out too many birthday candles at once.
Cashmere Skin & Body offers a panoply of soothing and smoothing spa and salon services performed by the hands of skilled aestheticians, massage therapists, and makeup artists. Engage in a one-hour massage ($55), performed by a licensed massage therapist such as Sara Morrison and available in several styles, including Swedish, deep-tissue, and Sports Performance, which increases flexibility and revs up recovery in bodies left rattled by games of full-contact croquet. On the opposite end of the relaxation spectrum, waxing services raze eyebrows ($15), upper lips ($10), and Brazilian bikini lines ($55). Revive a frayed frontispiece with a 45-minute mini version of a berry refined facial ($45), which exfoliates dry skin cells with alpha hydroxy acids to reveal the bountiful flesh fruit below, or extend the exfoliation downward with a radiant skin renewal sugar scrub ($65), which works over the whole body, then moisturizes the federation of limbs with nourishing cream. Special-occasion makeup application ($60) is also available.
SpaBlue is a tranquil refuge that dishes out decadent dollops of beautification and relaxation with a sizeable menu of spa services. Exfoliate and extract unhealthiness from your face with the simplified dermal resurfacing facial ($70), a 60-minute treatment that includes a customized mask, hand and arm massage, brow wax, and lip sugaring. The Spicy Hungarian facial ($75) spends 80 minutes pummeling dull, damaged skin with organic vitamins to stimulate skin back to health better than bamboozling the neighbor's dog into licking your scraped knee. Address your mane concern with hair-removal services such as waxing (from $9 for lip to $112 for full legs with bikini) and sugaring (from $10 for lip to $100 for chest with abs and back), a safe paste that extracts hair in its early growth stages.
Nail technician Gemmina Olmstead uses polishes from OPI, Gelish by Harmony, and Creative Nail Design to outfit clients with her specialty: long-lasting gel polish. She also uses paraffin wax to soften hands and feet and boosts her mani-pedis with massages, sugar scrubs, and games of This Little Piggy.
Potted foliage and golden wallpaper warm up Mirage Spa & Salon. Spending her days inside this sanctuary is Ashlee Curnutt, a stylist who hosts men, women, and children in her salon chair. She cuts off split ends, colors strands with highlights, and adds body with perms.