The experienced staff at Rejuvenation Ranch stays on top of trending techniques to help to keep clients looking shiny and new. Skincare specialists wield the all-natural, dye-free Rhonda Allison skincare line, which exposes epidermises to a blend of botanicals and essential oils. These clinical products help to combat signs of aging—such as fine lines, sun spots, and AARP tattoos—during facials, peels, and microdermabrasion treatments.
Beyond skincare, massage therapists revive waning bodies with nine distinct modalities, from traditional Swedish and deep-tissue to the romantic couples massage. Technicians perform cuticle cleanups and light massaging during most mani-pedis, and hair experts smooth locks with Brazilian blowouts or swiftly remove stubble during waxing treatments.
Every day clients stream into Barbara's on Main Salon with tired-looking, unkempt hair, and others stream out sporting straight locks, creative braids, and stylish Texas teases. These new hairdos come courtesy of Barbara's staff of stylists, each of whom takes classes to stay abreast of the latest cutting techniques, styles, and jokes about the ends of hair strands amicably divorcing. From haircuts to the Ultimate Treatment—a three-step deep conditioner that contains the customer's choice of moisture, strength, and volume additives—the salon treats hair to numerous beautification services.
Inside private treatment rooms, licensed massage therapist Donna M. Morrison descends on tense muscles with massages tailored to clients. She incorporates trigger-point pressure into each of her long, gliding Swedish massages in order to relax clients and help heal specific areas of soreness. To help make the most of sessions, she discusses issues with clients during consultations and keeps communication open throughout the massages.
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.