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 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.
Eyelash extensions. Keratin conditioning hair treatments. Microdermabrasion seaweed facials. These are just a few of the many options from Changing Styles Salon & Spa’s slate of services. Inside the welcoming, family-owned beauty emporium, an amiable staff of mane masters, aestheticians, and massage therapists greets customers. Then, these experts add pizzazz to coiffures with highlights, diminish stress with a specialty massage, and remove unwanted hair with waxing services or magnets for those with metal strands. Alternatively, they spruce up fingers and toes with acrylic polish, Shellac, solar, and nail arts that incorporate rhinestones.
Kaaya Salon & Spa is named after the Sanskrit word for "Body." The mission is to encourage clients to refocus their attention to their own bodies and to embrace treatments designed to help them look and feel better. Stylists offer cuts and highlights, while skincare specialists tend to skin with facials and organic peels. Other services include body scrubs, massages, and laser-hair removal. Kaaya also offers more advanced treatments such as ion detox therapy and bio-synthesis light therapy, which harnesses the power of LED light to give skin a healthy, glowing appearance by increasing collagen and elastin without having to apply messy glow-stick liquid.
Pigtails & Crewcuts' talented team of trimmers delicately unscatter strands while ridding children of haircutting anxiety. The laid-back environment ensures each child gets personal attention while the crew of cutters transforms mop tops and disheveled 'dos into beautiful face frames. Little ones can hop into a fire-truck cutting chair decked out with bells and flashing lights as stylists and parents powwow to determine the haircut game plan. To keep minds off scissor-snipping, cherub cheeked kids can watch a movie, and tweens can play on the in-store Xbox. After wondrous locks are whipped into style shape, each youngster can pluck a gem from the treasure box of 100-foot barber combs and life-size spray bottles.
At Sugar & Spice Katy, our mission is to treat every little girl like the princess she is. Whether she comes in for a fabulous haircut, relaxes with a manicure and pedicure, or has a birthday party she’ll never forget, there’s no place better to make your sweetheart feel special.
Though Mimosa Spa specialists are committed to helping clients look their best, they are equally concerned with ensuring guests feel their best. That's why they supplement their beautifying facials and body wraps with relaxing massages in one of their 12 massage rooms and invite manicure recipients to recline in cushy massage chairs as bubbling whirlpools soak their feet. For waxes and full-body massage treatments, the staff welcomes clients to private rooms with soft, cushioned beds. Empathetic and experienced, they also take pains to address customers' questions and concerns, particularly before sensitive treatments such as permanent-makeup application or Brazilian waxes. The spa's decor unfolds across 4,000 square feet and also helps create a soothing atmosphere. Rustic stone pillars tower over the clean and cool tile floors, clear of clutter and illuminated by the soft glow of hanging lanterns. The warm orange walls are covered with art depicting peaceful scenes, such as a blustery autumn forest or a smooth river stone that's just dozed off to sleep.