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.
Gaylan Roth knows pain. At the age of 10, his mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and he would often try to relieve her ailments with gentle yet therapeutic massage. Seeing the way his own hands could take away some of her suffering, Gaylan decided to pursue massage therapy as a career in order to bring the same type of relief and healing to others.
Today, he augments traditional Swedish and deep-tissue massage with aromatherapy and tension-melting hot stones, which are placed upon acupressure points to loosen muscles and melt any icebergs clients have accidentally swallowed. On select evenings, his therapists use their hands to deliver simultaneous stress melting during couples massages or safe and therapeutic relief during prenatal sessions. The spa’s treatments are designed to alleviate ailments ranging from anxiety to migraines, though all services are custom tailored to treat the unique needs of every client.
Tan on the Boulevard's staff cultivates healthy glows with Smart Tan training and certification, using advanced UV-tanning beds and custom airbrush-tanning techniques. Each of the three tanning emporiums are equipped with high-speed UV-tanning equipment that releases a reduced amount of UVB rays to lessen the risk of burning and produce a golden color similar to an organic egg yolk coated in gold leaf. Customers can achieve visibly gilded results in far less time than with traditional sunbathing, and the salon's collection of beds also contains specialized facial bronzers and cooling systems to maintain comfortable conditions. Five days a week, Tan on the Boulevard also has airbrush-tanning specialists on call to coat skin in tailored sprays of sunless solution that highlight clients’ favorite characteristics and leave no visible streaks.
No stylist can work at the award-winning Hair Rx Salon and Skin Care in Aurora without being a master. This is because they only hire master stylists that have at least five years of experience, a practice that has made them known as the place to go for expert color, haircut, and extension services and won them awards such as Best Hair Salon 2010 in the Aurora Sentinel. Stylists at the full-service Locks of Love salon know their way around everything from highlights and low-lights to full multi-dimensional foils, color correction, and color glazing. They also lay down their scissors and monogramed combs to offer treatments such as facial waxing and makeup application. And using Wella International products, the team of beauty professionals make certain each client walks out of Hair Rx with a flattering, on-trend new ‘do.
Renew Wellness MedSpa's knowledgeable staff encompasses a physician, a nurse-practitioner, and a registered nurse, who combine their wisdom to perform a comprehensive slate of medical-grade skincare services. Every treatment, ranging from oxygen facials to Botox injections, is tailored to each client's unique epidermal needs and percentage of reptile DNA, and staff members make informed recommendations to ensure suitable at-home regimens. Aestheticians clear façades of unwanted hair, wrinkles, and gargoyles with noninvasive, high-tech Syneron laser equipment, and numerous chemical peels merge powerful acids to combat acne and uneven complexions. Renew Wellness MedSpa bolsters beautified skin with nutritional services, including multivitamin supplements and homeopathic HCG weight-loss plans.
For the past 32 years, Tan Your Hide's proprietors have witnessed every innovation in UV and sunless tanning, selecting the best and most current technologies to outfit nine locations. European Ergoline UV tanning beds darken skin tones at seven levels of intensity. Tan Your Hide's representatives replace each bed's bulbs a minimum of four times per year, maintaining their capacity for perfecting pigmentation. Heated Mystic HD tanning booths spritz physiques with an even coat of healthy color. Tan Your Hide's interest in skin perfection doesn't end with coloration?its UV-free Beauty Angel red-light-therapy booth stimulates production of collagen and elastin, improving the condition of skin all over the body. The device's floor vibrates to tighten connective tissues and thereby reduce the appearance of cellulite.