There are plenty of businesses intent on “going green,” but Jill Higginbotham is taking extra measures to ensure that she and her staff of the newly-opened J Michaels Spa & Salon are providing environmentally-friendly services and products in an atmosphere of luxury.
“We’re going to provide a beautiful marriage of both,” Higginbotham said. “Even if you’re just getting an eyebrow wax, we want to treat you like you are the most important thing. We’re also going to be known for being eco-friendly.”
For starters, shampoos are applied in an area lined with adjustable sinks – you can say goodbye to neck cramps – and clients sit in heat massage chairs while enjoying the service.
The salon only carries eco-friendly product lines, including Eufora; Jane Iredale, The Skin Care Makeup; and hair products from Babor and Davines, the latter of which assesses the salon’s carbon footprint and then plants trees to counteract the emissions output.
The lighting fixtures throughout the salon make skin look flawless, but they use efficient, environmentally-friendly bulbs, too. Higginbotham and her staff also practice conservation of water and recycling.
The color area is equipped with laptop and cell phone access, and pedicures are done in big, comfy, heated massage chairs. “I think the thing that really puts us one step above is that attention to the luxury of it all, so that you’re comfortable like you just want to stay,” Higginbotham said, “and we’re eco-friendly. There’s a balance between the two. We can live in a world where it all comes together.”
In addition to hair cutting and styling, color and highlights, manicures, pedicures, massages, body treatments, facials, waxing, microdermabrasion and peels, J Michael’s also offers wedding and spa packages, birthday parties and makeup applications, all of which the staff take über seriously.
“I really think you feel the way you look,” Higginbotham said. “It’s not about the money in your pocket. We want every person who walks in to feel welcome. We want them to see we are very knowledgeable and very passionate. … If you leave feeling good, you look happy, you look healthy. When you leave, you are our billboard, and our passion for what we are doing should come through.”
J Michael’s Spa & Salon
4121 Shelbyville Road • Suite 1
Louisville, KY 40207
Jill Higginbotham, co-owner, president and general manager
J Michael’s Spa & Salon is dedicated to creating a natural, flawless look using eco-friendly products in an atmosphere of conscious sustainability while providing impeccable, luxurious concierge-style service. Its artistic passion is to bring out your beauty and style while taking care of your personal health by using natural hair, makeup and skin products.
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