The colors within the interior of Designer Cuts are bold and inspiring: flame orange paired with mustard yellow and stark blacks and whites. But the decor pales in comparison to the radiant colors on the heads of those leaving the salon with a new do. The stylists offer a wide variety of services, ranging from hair-coloring services, cuts, and styling to eyelash extensions and brow sculpting.
Women leave Millie's Fitness transformed. That's due to its commitment to empowering women with life-changing habits and a motivating community. It offers fitness classes such as Zumba and belly dancing that focus on cardio endurance through lively dance moves. For the stubborn areas that can't be toned through dance exercise, Millie's Fitness also offers Lipo-Light treatments that use low-level light energy to rupture fat cells and reduce buildup on areas such as the hips and waist.
The team at Stunners n Smashers Spalon operates under the mantra that not everyone’s hair is the same. So they make sure to begin each appointment with a thorough consultation in order to determine the best style for each individual client. From there, the team of stylists is capable of most anything: beyond cut and color treatments (including color correction) they can manipulate texture with Pravana and Brazilian blowouts, or create length with extensions and witchcraft. They also apply faux hair in six ways, including via heat-free protein bonds, braiding, or sewing.
According to Cara Mia's licensed aestheticians, the average woman spends about 15 minutes a day applying makeup. Over the course of a year that totals more than 91 hours—hours that could have been spent on more important activities such as helping the kids with their homework or turning the dishwasher into a clubhouse. Cara Mia's team helps women save that time with its permanent makeup sessions, where pen machines add long-lasting pigments that help create fuller lashes or smudge-proof lip liners.
Cara Mia's other services enrich clients' skin and bodies in equal measure. Massage therapists soothe achy muscles with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone techniques, and waxing gurus remove unwanted hair from the underarms and Brazilian areas. To enliven epidermises, try a deluxe facial, which includes a deep cleaning, exfoliating mask, massage, and moisturizer.
The aestheticians at iCandy Eye Salon & Academy funnel all their energy into a single task—making eyes beautiful. Permanent makeup accentuates sparse brows or lash lines, and individually applied extensions make lashes stand taller without the need for posture lessons.
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 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.