For nearly three decades, stylist Sabre Peacock has been infusing strands with vibrancy and style. She turns out these trendy coifs within her namesake salon, where she stocks the shelves with high-quality products. Sabre, who specializes in long hair and highlights, consults with clients before revamping manes with precision cuts, color, and keratin treatments.
Soothing music fills the air inside Triplicity Wellness, where guests drink complimentary tea, wine, or vitamin-infused water before receiving custom treatments. Proprietor Amber Johnson performs a careful skin analysis before tackling problems such as acne or fine lines with Dermalogica and PCA Skin products. The elegant treatment room boasts an ornate gold-framed mirror swathed in sheer fabric, Romanesque white columns, and a white statue resembling Demeter, the Greek goddess of grain harvesting and hair removal.
Sunny beams pour into Wicked Skin Care, reflecting off the gleaming floors and illuminating the decorative plants and tranquil earth-toned walls. Storm McAdams and her allegiance of Wicked Skin Care warriors pamper guests with an array of glotherapeutics facials and chemical treatments to hydrate faces while evicting blemishes, fine lines, and leftover face paint from second grade. Within a private treatment room adorned with homey wall decals and décor, staffers whisks away unwanted body fuzz from eyebrows to ankles.
The licensed medical professionals and technicians at Venus Tan and Spa iron out wrinkles and unearth fresher, younger skin with sophisticated facial treatments. Nurse-administered Botox injections flatten out facial furrows by freezing muscles and tightening up the hard-to-reach screws behind the ears. Smoothed-out results appear within three to seven days after the 10- to 15-minute procedure and can last up to four months. Beauty mavens can follow up the treatment with a half-hour diamond microdermabrasion to draw back the face’s dull curtains of dead skin, or tighten up sagging spots and recharge cheek-stored smile batteries with the gentle FDA-approved electric pulses of a 45-minute microcurrent facial.
At Benita Lash Studio, Novalash-trained technicians use medical-grade products to affix synthetic lashes to their clients' eyes. These lashes are waterproof, sweat-proof, require minimal maintenance, and don’t need to be removed before bed or pie-eating contests. In addition to lash extensions, the studio also offers facials, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels, along with spray tanning and waxing for full-body beautification.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines massage muscles, while teeth-whitening kits brighten chompers.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.