When aestheticians Vanessa Hurlburt and Shelby Meyers teamed up to found a beauty boutique for women, they wisely turned to Audrey Hepburn for inspiration. Hepburn’s famed saying—“happy girls are the prettiest girls”—became their guiding principle as they filled their spa menu with airbrush tans, eyelash extensions, and facial treatments.
Thanks to the owners' warm personalities or the airbrush’s equally warm mist, clients often have a difficult time holding back smiles during UV-free tans that burnish skin with a bronze glow. The same proves true for facials, which incorporate medical-grade Image Skincare products to diminish the appearance of pores, fine lines, and lion scratches that the aestheticians will call fine lines without asking too many questions. When Vanessa wants some inspiration for her signature eyelash extensions, she needs only to look at the boutique’s damask walls, where elegant tendrils flow in a repeated pattern from floor to ceiling. The pair’s sugaring treatments achieve a more streamlined aesthetic, removing unwanted hair at the root with an all-natural blend of sugar, water, and lemon. For a shirt or dress to go with your freshly smoothed skin, look no further than the spa’s boutique, which houses apparel from brands such as daftbird, Only Hearts, and Woodleigh.
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.
The bubblegum-pink exterior of Picasso Salon & Day Spa houses a team of stylists, aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists overseen by Sonia Kim Scheer, a beauty-industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience. Stylists and colorists at different levels of experience?including director, master, senior, and archduke?consult with clients before reshaping their hairdo. Aestheticians also soften skin with Dermalogica products during four types of facials and three types of chemical peels. A sea-salt scrub or European rose mud wrap can help relax bodies as a technician washes off the nourishing ingredients in the spa's Vichy shower.
Vancouver Laser's beams of light help clients travel back in time, emerging from the clinic with a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. Owner Lori Keller, a medical aesthetician and certified laser technician, oversees a professional, certified staff who make these transformations possible. Their steadfast hands wield Cutera Medical lasers to target acne scars, face and leg veins, rosacea, and fine lines. The practitioners also administer other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox injections, diamond microdermabrasion, and free makeup consultations.
Fabulous Skin & Lash operates on the expertise of owner and licensed aesthetician Shiori, who makes a point to weave in natural products?from brands such as Vera Botania?for the majority of her beauty and skincare services. Her facials and body treatments pamper and soothe skin with herbs, essential oils, flower essences, and minerals, prepping the skin for the impending disappearance of wrinkles during photo-rejuvenation treatments and peels. The aestheticians also augment eyes with eyelash perms, lash and brow tinting, and extensions, and can remove unwanted hairs with waxing and sugaring?or combine wax with sugar to please crayon-hungry children.
The dream of every 1950s businessman was to finish a long day with a robe and a pair of slippers delivered by a dog with scientifically engineered hyperintelligence. Though the lab experiments of that era resulted in some B-movie disasters, clients can still opt for the ideal level of comfort when visiting Body Spa.
Before each service, the staff welcomes clients to slip into a complimentary pair of slippers and a robe. Then they can kick back with coffee or tea in the relaxation room. From there, the Body Spa team performs massages in modalities such as deep tissue, hot stone, and Swedish, as well as massages for pregnant women and couples. They also customize spa facials to clear acne bacteria, nourish skin, stimulate collagen production, or repair men's faces from shaving damage. Clients may bookend their relaxing visits by concluding each service with a visit to the alpine sauna.