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.
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.
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.
Aurora Aura is in the remodeling business. They don't renovate homes, though; rather, they work on revamping skin from the bottom up. Firm believers in the restorative powers of advanced skincare regimens, the estheticians unearth fresher, younger looking skin with carefully tailored facials, chemical peels, and super smoothing facials designed to resurface and restructure the skin. Using top-of-the-line vegan skincare products, they aim to stimulate collagen and elastin production, deliver vitamins and antioxidants, supercharge the lymphatic system, and reverse cell damage. To put the finishing touches on revitalized looks, they also offer lash and brow tinting and full-body waxing.
When the staff at Expert Waxer named their business, they didn’t do it to brag. They did it to acknowledge their specialty in the most complicated of all waxing treatments—the Brazilian. The deft technicians can swiftly depilate both male and female clients below the waist, using techniques that lessen pain while maintaining the highest level of hygienic practices. Outside of their signature service, the waxers also can rid clients of hair from both body and face to leave skin smooth and stubble-free. The salon’s estheticians also turn their hand to the face, offering hand-applied lash extensions and peels and microresurfacing treatments that remove signs of fine lines and acne scars.