Named after the vast and opulent Roman bathhouses built by Emperor Caracalla in 216 CE, Caracalla continues a millennia-old tradition of indulgence with a range of spa treatments for the whole body. In the spa's private rooms, nail technicians dote on digit tips by way of built-in Italian pedicure machines and custom-designed manicure stations while lavishing appendages with organic milk baths, scrubbing salts, and oils as essential as zebra skin to referee uniform manufacturers. Aestheticians, meanwhile, anoint clients? bodies with organic herbal wraps, sealing skin in envelopes of herbs and botanicals.
With its plush gray love seat and cushy floral chairs, the waiting area of Royalty Beauty Boutique could easily be mistaken for a friend’s living room. But in this comfortable escape, beauty consultants don’t just indulge in neighborhood gossip—they also gussy up patrons from head to toe. Hairstylists cut and color strands, using full or partial highlights to add depth and dimension. Nail technicians show off their artistic ability by painting fingers and toes with vibrant colors, intricate floral designs, and ”do not stick in electrical sockets” warnings.
Kayleigh Bynum always starts her appointments with a conversation. She gets to know her guests before she puts scissors to hair in order to get a better feel for each person's personality and lifestyle. With that information, along with their style wishes and face structure, Kayleigh is better able to customize haircuts that accentuate her guests' best physical features and personalities. To create finished looks, she uses Pravana color products, and Coppola Keratin Complex to create smooth, silky waves of hair.
Lush by Salon 10’s licensed cosmetologists tend to their clients’ beauty needs with a range of treatments for the hair and skin. Their custom haircuts and color treatments often employ products by Moroccanoil, a professional brand renowned for its nutrient-rich blends and antioxidant-infused formulas. The salon’s estheticians also rely on top industry products. To keep pores healthy and counteract the effects of fencing with permanent markers, they scrub faces with products designed by the dermatologists at Rodan + Fields.
To Constantina Hahn, hospitality is as important as the luxurious treatments and pristine facilities that won her studio a day spa Gold award from the Beaver County Times. Inside the homey spa, clients are greeted with complimentary coffee or tea and then led past rows of antique framed mirrors that reflect hairstylists and customers chatting like old friends. To make heads feel well-cared for, organic hair-coloring products??certified cruelty-free and vegan by PETA-customize hues, and Brazilian blowouts form a smoothing sheath around strands fried by chemical treatments or jealous short order cooks. Dermalogica skincare products also cater to individual needs and concerns as they are blended into tailored, age-defying treatments, and nail, waxing, massage, and tanning services ensure no limb, hair, tendon, or talon is left untended.
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.