At Gentle Touch Laser Centers, FDA-approved lasers do more than just shed light on skin. When manned by the center’s certified technicians, they can eliminate unwanted hair follicles, smooth coarsely textured skin, shrink pores, and neutralize hyperpigmentation. As for unwanted spider veins, there’s a treatment for that, too; instead of painful injections or covering legs with handfuls of concealer on a daily basis, a laser can gently break down and reduces the appearance of the darkened vessels.
The stylists at Mijo Hair Salon have terrific hands but even better ears. Before doling out any of their keratin smoothing treatments, precision haircuts, or hair color repair services, the team consults with each client. During the consultation, they listen as the client describes their deepest hair desires and lifestyle while they assess the client’s facial shape and hair texture. With this information, the team administers chic styles sprinkled with Moroccanoil, Milbon, and Fixx hair products.
Wonderland Foot Spa helps relieve muscular pain and stress through reflexology foot treatments and therapeutic massages. The staff practices traditional Chinese tui na massage, an art that stretches back more than 4,000 years. Aimed at mollifying chronic pain, tui na treatments blend techniques such as acupressure and soft-tissue massage.
Beneath crystal chandeliers, the nail technicians at Sun's Nail & Spa's two locations pamper hands and feet with paraffin wraps and green-tea mud masks. In addition to offering both natural and artificial nail treatments, including UV-cured gel sets, the staff performs skincare services and hot-stone massages.
Angel Tips Nail Spa specializes in lavish nail care packages performed with care and attentiveness. Services such as the chocolate pedicure—which includes a chocolate sea salt scrub, hot stone massage, and anti-oxidant chocolate cream—promise a relaxing and pampered sojourn that lasts from the first touch of the file to the final stroke of polish. Inside of this clean and modern spa, technicians also offer waxing, massage, and facials.
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.