A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.
The professionals will also provide a free review of the previous year's tax return to determine whether or not any alterations need to be made to the filing, and they’ll additionally set up a direct deposit for any upcoming tax refunds.
As moms themselves, the staff members at Little Peanuts Consulting have all been through the stress and worry that comes with preparing for the arrival of a new baby. With Little Peanuts, founder and mom Erin Robilotta set out to make that transition process easier. She and her team help soon-to-be parents develop registries that fit their lifestyles, pinpointing the products and items necessary for welcoming a new life seamlessly. Their services also include baby-proofing homes, nursery design, and assistance with ever-expanding loads of laundry.