Our Story – How Pure Came To Be …
Have you ever asked yourself, “If I could choose anything I wanted to do as my profession and there were no obstacles in my way, what would I do?” Well, that is the very question that was asked of me 8 years ago by one of my coworkers. Little did I know that the answer to that question would spark the concept for what would become Pure Salon Spa.
At that time, I was working full time as a product manager for a loyalty marketing company but my answer literally fell out of my mouth with no hesitation. I declared that I would “quit my job, get licensed as a cosmetologist, and open an Aveda salon”. Within that year, that’s exactly what I did.
Obviously many things had to happen to take me from that moment to November 22, 2008 when I opened our doors for business; however, I am one of the lucky ones who found something I am passionate about and took the risk to make it happen.
When it came to choosing a location for my salon, I did research on the emerging markets in Louisville and there were several indicators that Fern Creek area was one of the fastest growing in the city. With all of the new residential areas being developed here and in surrounding areas, I noticed that there seemed to be something missing in the way of a higher-end option for the services we provide.
It is with great pleasure that I bring a better salon and spa experience to the Fern Creek and surrounding areas as well as the Aveda product that has proven to be one of the best in the industry.
I pride myself on the teamwork and professionalism of my staff and want to provide an environment of relaxation and an escape from the stress and chaos of everyday living. For us, it is so much more than just performing a service. It is an entire “experience” that we strive to create for our guests.
I know that you have many options when it comes to salon and spa services and it would be an honor to be able to provide them for you. We look forward to seeing you soon.
"She was Brave and Strong and Broken All At Once" .....Anna Funder
Laura is the owner of Pure but she considers herself a mentor and coach. She quit her corporate job at the age of 30 to go back to school and become a cosmetologist and open the salon. She loves all things "Girl Power" and Oprah Winfrey is one of her role models. Laura's spirit animal is a tiger which gives her willpower, courage, and personal strength. Her go to Aveda product is the Dry Shampoo because it has changed her life by giving her so much time back.
"When you get, give. When you learn, teach." ....Maya Angelou
Jennifer came on board with Pure 8 years ago because she loved Aveda. Since that time she has grown to love the Pure environment. Her favorite food is potatoes-made any way-and she still asks for the kids menu at restaurants so she can color. Her go to product is Aveda Poppy Lip Color because "lips without lipstick are like cake without frosting."
Erin/Massage Therapist and Staff Relations Manager
"Everything Happens for a Reason."....unknown
Erin has been with Pure for 8 years. She is a Massage Therapist and also the Staff Relations Manager. Erin stays at Pure because she loves the culture and what Pure stands for-having team comradery while providing awesome services to guests. She loves all things Jamaica and can't wait to go back. Her favorite line is Aveda Smooth Infusion.
Leigh/Guest Services Manager
"Don't waste your energy to change opinions. Do your thing and don't care if they like it."..........Tina Fey
Leigh has been with Pure for 3 1/2 years as the Guest Services Manager. If she sends you a text it's either an emoji or five paragraphs long-there is no in between. Her spirit animal is a unicorn because "Who wouldn't want to be a Unicorn." Her favorite product is Air Control Hairspray because it is the only hairspray that holds curl and leaves hair soft.
"Live the Life you Love, Love the Life you Live." ....Bob Marley
You couldn't tell by looking at her but Lauren loves rock and heavy metal music. She came to Pure because she loves Aveda, but since, has found the support and culture that the salon gives is unbelievable. She enjoys spending time with her family and says that good conversation and good company will always "make my day." She also loves hiking and going on adventures on sunny days. Her go to service is formal up-dos and she loves the Pure Abundance Style Prep.
"Imitation is the Biggest Form of Flattery, You Can Imitate but Never Duplicate...." unknown
Allison has been in the beauty business for 8 years. She took a long break to be a stay at home mom but now she is back and ready for the challenge. Being a busy mom of two gives way to her understanding the needs of those with a busy schedule. She can give you that quick update so that you walk out feeling beautiful in no time! She loves Aveda and calls Pure her "forever home." Her favorite product is Damage Repair and she loves doing fun cuts.
"Yesterday is not Ours to Recover, but Tomorrow is ours to Win or Lose".........unknown
Amy is new to Pure but not to Aveda. She loves using Hair Potion because who doesn't "love big hair?!?!" She also loves doing highlights. Her perfect date is dinner on the beach and her spirit animal is a Lion (she's a Leo). Amy loves working at Pure because she loves her coworkers and what Aveda stands for.
"Be Somebody that Makes Everybody Feel Like Somebody"........unknown
Tara, also new to Pure, has been working with Aveda for a while. Her favorite tool is Dry Remedy Oil and the curling iron for the perfect beachy wave. Want highlights or hair paint? She's your gal. Her perfect date night is simply time spent with her husband and son. She loves working at Pure because of all the strong women she gets to work with everyday!
"Breathe. It's just a bad day, not a bad life."....unknown
Kim is so excited to be getting married in October. Her favorite date night is pizza and a movie. She also loves dancing and watching youtube videos. Kim says working at Pure is her dream job because she gets to do what she loves and work with amazing people. Her favorite service is facials and she loves all Aveda skincare. Her go to product is the Skin Refine
"Books are the Teasured Wealth of the World and the Fit Inheritence of Generations and Nations"......Thoreau
Rachel calls herself a bookworm and that's why her spirit animal is an Owl (love of knowledge and books). She loves Pure because she feels close with the team and enjoys learning about customer service. Her favorite produce is Color Conserve Daily Protect.
"Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful.".......unknown
Shannon is new to Pure but is already loving it! She feels lucky to spend each day enhancing people's natural beauty while using products to help enhance the world's beauty. Shannon's spirit animal is a Lion because it represents personal strength and courage to overcome difficulties which we all face in this day and time. Shannon is a great addition to the Pure team!
You'll be lucky to be in the salon when Anna is working. She has a warm and welcoming smile that will make you feel right at home. She helps keep the store looking its best which is what gives it that great feel when you walk in. Anna loves working for Pure and has been there for three years. When she's not working you might find her at one of her favorite Mexican restuarants in town.
Pure Salon Spa is always looking to meet outstanding individuals who share our vision. Our environment is professional but friendly, team oriented and we believe in providing our guests with an experience that exceeds their expectations. Our employees work extremely hard and are held to a higher standard in order to create this type of environment for our guests. Good isn’t good enough … we want to be the best.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Pure Salon Spa team, please complete an application and drop it by along with your resume. You can also fax your information to 502-231-1347 or email to email@example.com.