The professional facilities at Arizona Sunrays include a massive gym filled with a range of gymnastics equipment, an area for preschool-age children with preschool-sized equipment, and a dance studio. During Kids Night Out, a highly trained staff will ensure that each child has the best instruction while enjoying diverse physical-education activities. Kids Night Out is subject to availability, so call ahead to reserve a spot. Parents or guardians must sign a release form.
"Blow out before you go out," suggests the haircare menu at Studio 2121. It's sound advice, coming from stylists who, according to a recent feature on ABC 7, have all been specially trained in the art of blow-drying hair. They use hot air as a painter would wield a brush, creating customized looks from voluminous curls to sleek, straight strands. Stylists also administer cuts and color treatments, as well as "Glam Hair" makeovers—sessions that result in eye-catching updos like chignons and French twists, traditionally styled by winding the hair around a baguette.
Studio 2121's list of services is so varied that the staff makes it a priority to consult with clients and narrow down their desired look. They aren't limited to hair artistry, either. An esthetician pampers complexions with facials and Intraceuticals oxygen infusion treatments, which smooth out wrinkles and fade blemishes. There's a lash specialist who outfits eyes with extensions, and a massage therapist who eases muscular aches with Swedish, deep-tissue, and reflexology treatments.
The sense of harmony that pervades the atmosphere of Statement Salon, Spa and Fitness extends to the spa’s lengthy menu of treatments, all of which work in unison to imbue the body with beauty and health. Whether cropping hair, polishing nails, or soaking skin in UV-free spray-tan solutions, the team works to accentuate clients' best physical features while complimentary fruit waters and herbal teas soothe frazzled nerves. Miriam Lopez is a multitalented aesthetician who came to Statement after studying at a professional Paul Mitchell cosmetology school, hoping to extend her expertise towards a variety of services, including hairstyling, facials, and waxing.
Though a visitor to the tranquil spa’s treatment rooms might not realize it, the sounds of pulsating music and stretch-induced groans echo throughout the studio just next door, where trainers lead personal workouts and fitness classes. Students of all ability levels can dance to the energetic beats of Zumba classes, stretch their limbs in yoga sessions, and haul bags filled with hot stones to the spa’s massage-therapy rooms during muscle-building boot camps.
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.
Upon entering Salon Karizma, clients might first notice elegant crystal chandeliers and paintings of long, flowing blonde locks hung upon pale teal walls. With just a few more glances around the room—at white shelves stocked with Moroccanoil and Kevin Murphy products and the styling stations fitted with full-length, gilded mirrors—the driving force behind Salon Karizma becomes glaringly obvious: an insatiable obsession with beautiful hair. The salon’s team of male and female stylists provides a full range of classic hair services plus specialty services including keratin hair-smoothing treatments, human hair extensions, Botox, and nail services. The space also accommodates a full range of spa treatments from Shellac manicures to microdermabrasion facials.