A specialized team of licensed aestheticians, a makeup artist, a massage therapist, and an oxygen technician accommodate beauty needs in the cool-gray interior of the Saratoga Springs spa. The menu boasts an eclectic selection of services ranging from sunless tanning to organic Da Vinci teeth whitening, one of Leonardo's lesser-known inventions. Those seeking detoxification can visit the hydration wall stocked with spring waters, as well as oxygen-delivery stations that waft the life-giving gas at approximately 70% higher levels than in ambient air. Bright and textural contemporary art adorns private treatment rooms, and mirrors with vanity bulbs surround glass display cases of products for sale, including Dust organic mineral cosmetics
At The Skin Bar at Panacea Day Spa, esthetician Jessica Carney beautifies visages with an assortment of holistic and results-oriented treatments. She whisks away dead skin cells with natural-enzyme facials or performs a jin shin do acupressure facial to strengthen façades, promoting improved circulation, the free flow of energy, and the ability to bench-press a pillow with one's eyelashes. Carney also waxes brows into refined arches and airbrushes bodies with a spray-tanning formula free of harmful chemicals and artificial fragrances.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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 whiten teeth, spray-tan skin, and massage muscles.
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.
Body Image Optimization's aestheticians pamper fading physiques with a bevy of technologically advanced beautifying procedures. During two 20-minute VelaShape treatments, slimming bodies can choose to contour the buttocks, portions of the thighs, abdominals, love handles, the back bra line, centaurian hooves, arms, or calves ($250/session). Tightening technicians vacuum and massage skin as they employ an amalgamation of bipolar radiofrequency and infrared light energy. The silkening savants suggest six shaping sessions to gradually smooth skin and reduce cellulite, until patrons are as smooth and alluring as a dolphin at a masked ball.
Changes Salon's talented staff combines trained stylists and cosmetologists, overseen by an American Board of Certified Haircolorists master colorist, to offer an array of salon services. Silent movie skulls can get follicularly technicolored with top highlights ($65+) while twisty locks can get straightened out with an anti-curling treatment ($75+). Haircuts range from $40–$55 for women, $25–$35 for men, $17–$27 for children (depending on age), and are free for any ghost-based ancestors. Mugs can opt for the signature facial, which includes extractions and is accompanied by a massage of the face, neck, and shoulders, as well as heated hand mitts to melt away ice from freezer-stored appendages. The approximately 60-minute salt-glow body exfoliation coats dearly departed skin with a custom, heated blend of Dead Sea salts, aromatherapy plant extracts, seaweed, and nourishing oils, before soothingly removing the concoction with warm, steamed towels to reveal moisturized and marinated skin. This dermis-dazzling and lock-illuminating deal is for new clients only.