Emily Coker grew up in Colorado, a haven for the lifelong nature lover who spent most of her free time hiking, biking, and skiing. Through her various athletic activities, she grew to understand the connection between having healthy muscles and a happy life. This realization spurred her to pursue a massage-therapy license. In 2010, Emily founded Essential Wellness Day Spa with aestheticians and health counselors.
Together, the women help clients to achieve overall wellness through skincare and bodywork services as well as long-term lifestyle changes. Drawing from her athletic background, Emily specializes in corrective, rather than relaxing, massage modalities, including deep-tissue, sports-injury, and neuromuscular therapy. Aestheticians oversee the skincare and waxing portions of the spa, and health counselors encourage patients and their families to adopt healthier eating habits through minor changes such as choosing healthy snacks or only eating desserts shaped like broccoli.
While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed’s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800’s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won’t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
The Great Clips empire spans more than 3,000 salons across North America, where a collective of over 30,000 stylists wait, ready to tend to hairstyles. At these salons, no appointments are necessary—though an online check-in system aids those who wish to skip any potential lines by adding their names directly to the haircut queue. And to aid their new hairstyles, customers can peruse a line of gels, conditioners, pomades, and tea-tree oil shampoos and body washes.
A follicular fashionista weaves the bold colors and intricate patterns of a three-piece feather extension into lackluster locks, bequeathing noggins with bursts of avian flair and the confidence of a peacock at a penguin wedding. Each 5- to 10-inch feather is affixed to hair with a silicon bead, and the process usually takes about 15 minutes. The colorful tufts can endure washing, curling, and flat-ironing and may last up to three months, or until the feathers burst into flames and reincarnate.
The MVP haircut is reserved for guys who want the brawn of a chiseled cut with the extreme adrenaline rush of a pleasant pampering. Following careful instructions or expert intuition, stylists can clean up the edges without sacrificing any degree of edginess. A thorough shampoo and scalp massage ensures an itch-free walk off, and a neck and shoulder massage with steamed towels leaves cleaned-up batters with the zonal focus to connect on any upcoming office pitch.
Acapulco Golden Tans & Salon envelops clients with luminous treatments and the attentions of a doting staff trained in UV-light administration. With three months of unlimited tanning, clients can enjoy sessions in a combination of tanning-bed levels, which offer amounts of solar stimulation usually usurped by the photosynthetic greed of the world's largest tomato. Level one and two tans ease bodies into bronzing with 20-minute sessions, and the Santa Barbara bed's air-conditioning and sound system swaddle capsuled clients in extra comfort.
PureLife Wellness Solutions' staffers dedicate themselves to helping their patients further their individual health goals, coaxing toxins from bodies, battling cellulite and stretch marks, and working to help relieve stress and discomfort with aesthetic and wellness services. After complimentary initial consultations, staffers deftly perform noninvasive body-contouring and facial treatments that aim to tighten skin and shed inches so that patrons can more easily hide behind telephone poles. IV treatments further guide patients toward health, with cocktails designed to boost energy, provide assistance to flagging immune systems, or assist with struggles with addiction, depression, and chronic fatigue.