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.
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.
Between graduating from beauty school and earning certifications in Lanza, Schwarzkopf, and the Coppola Keratin-Smoothing system, stylist Adrianne Lowes somehow managed to get two businesses off the ground. Her superhuman work ethic eventually led her to start a third business, The Ritz Salon and Spa, which has grown from her passion project into Burleson’s go-to spot for professional styling and relaxation.
For evidence of Adrianne’s dedication to the interrelated arts of beauty and health, one need not look further than The Ritz’s lengthy list of services, which range from the salon’s hair and waxing treatments to the spa’s facials and massages. The spa even boasts a therapy center, where resident chiropractor Dr. Don Haygood heals aching muscles with chiropractic, med-spa, and acupuncture treatments. Along with its beauty and health services, The Ritz houses a chic fashion boutique, where visitors can search for a cute outfit to complement their newly cropped hair or freshly scrubbed face tattoos.
The founder of Med Spa at Seena One, Dr. Anees, draws on his specialization in endocrinology, gastroenterology, and his advanced training in laser spa technology to round out a list of services designed to counteract the effects of aging. His interest in laser skin rejuvenation extends to his skilled team of medical aestheticians, who regularly zap follicles with noninvasive Lumenis lasers and break down unsightly veins with penetrating heat energy. The spa’s cosmetic aestheticians find the sweet spot between relaxation and results, expunging stress and blemishes with facials, massages, and infrared-sauna treatments that sizzle heavy-metal toxins still lingering long after their 1980s heyday.
Knockouts Haircuts for Men amps up the classic barbershop experience with a lavish, sports-themed approach to men's styling that has been featured on Today and CNBC's The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch. At a still-growing number of locations throughout the country, the company's all-female staff of stylists quarterbacks a full playbook of services ranging from bare-essential to spa-worthy. First and foremost, they clip shaggy locks, but they also administer facials, manicures, massages, and waxes. Complimentary beverages are included with every visit, giving patrons something to sip on while watching a sports game on TV or contemplating how they would fend off a lion using just a comb.
With more than 20 years of dermatological experience, Dr. Basem Chaker of Dermatology Southwest remedies a variety of ailments related to the skin, hair, and nails. Armed with products by SkinCeuticals and Rhonda Allison, he and his team of aestheticians administer chemical peels, microdermabrasions, and dermaplaning to correct skin’s texture and tone. The doctor also can smooth forehead lines and crow's-feet with FDA-approved Botox injections or correct deep-set lines around the nose and mouth with Juvéderm fillers. Beyond skincare, Dermatology Southwest provides services for hair loss, whether it’s caused by male-pattern baldness or falling asleep in a vengeful roommate’s chair.