When Lolamax Salon’s stylists first lay eyes on new clients, they’re concerned with more than just the state of their hair. They scan each new face, searching for the cuts and styles that will best flatter those features. They also inquire about clients’ lifestyles—can they devote an hour to hair prep every morning, or do they need something that’s wash-and-wear? It’s not until stylists have their answers that they finally pick up their scissors and begin.
Hair appointments kick off with a relaxing scalp massage powered by Aveda shampoos and conditioners before stylists leads clients to the salon chair for a chic cut, a Goldwell color treatment, or a keratin smoothing treatment. Men can conceal grays or color over bald spots with Camo hair color that lasts for up to eight weeks; women can sit back as their stylist weaves locks with Great Lengths hair extensions. Aside from styling hair, the Lolamax staff removes unwanted fuzz from the eyebrows and upper lips, and recreates favorite Roy Lichtenstein paintings with full makeup applications and lash tints.
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.
Using skills and training they've gained over the years, the stylists at LaMode Salon revivify tresses with an arsenal of Aveda products. The highley-praised salon’s membership in the Aveda network ensures that the salon retains a bountiful stock of products and the stylists wielding them benefit from ongoing education. Full-color and foil treatments imbue manes with rich hues, while color-correction services allow patrons to reverse the decision to transform their hair into the color of dust.
With salon and spa services that range from haircuts to pedicures, the team at Max Salon and Spa pampers patrons literally from head to toe. Their signature haircuts, facials, massages, and waxing services come with some supplemental courtesies. Standard haircuts come with Aveda stress-relieving treatments to relax muscles. Meanwhile, every plant peel, green science facial, and MAX signature facial starts with a personalized skin analysis, resulting in a treatment as one-of-a-kind as a monogrammed snowflake.
Darque Tan's arsenal of beds, booths, and nourishing lotions infuses visiting bodies with sun-kissed color. Along with at least 20 tanning beds, each location brims with tan-savvy staff members—each certified through the International Smart Tan Network—who can work with you to customize a program based on your tanning goals, skin type, and relation to black-and-white movie starlets. A dedicated full-time cleaning staff regularly runs through a 50-point inspection process between sessions, helping to create a sanitary tanning experience and keep clients from warming up 6-foot-long paninis during appointments.