The team at Jevon MedSpa takes a compassionate approach with their clients, based on the example set by their experienced and board-certified internal-medicine physician, Muhammad Abbasi, MD. Dr. Abbasi has earned several Patients' Choice awards for the extensive knowledge and comforting demeanor he shares with every patient. He is also a rheumatologist, and has completed comprehensive certification in the administration of Botox and dermal fillers designed to reduce facial wrinkles.
The doctor and his staff utilize advanced laser technology to remove hair, and they employ Syneron's elōs IPL system to treat damage caused by the sun, aging, or glancing at Medusas. For patients seeking to shed excess pounds, the team can design personalized weight-loss plans and target cellulite with LipoDissolve mesotherapy injections.
Opening doors for 24 hours a day, seven days a week is an exhausting proposition for any doorman, unless he's a robot. That's why Anytime Fitness—having redirected its robot budget into tanning beds, cardio equipment with built-in TVs, and Precor weight machines—installed a keycard-activated security system instead. The electronic guardian keeps gym members secure while admitting them at any time of day or night for their workouts.
During daylight hours, certified instructors incinerate calories with Les Mills–designed group fitness classes or Latin-inspired Zumba dancercise. Personal trainers coach clients in one-on-one sessions, tailoring regimens to each individual's level of fitness, past injuries, or number of tentacles. To relax after workouts, staffed tanning beds stand by to bronze bodies, while water-jet-powered HydroMassage beds blast away tension.
Ruby Beauty Center lends Eastern flair to salon and spa services that beautify hands, feet, hair, and skin. Henna imbues manes with rich auburn tones ($25+) or, during mendhi sessions, dapples hands with intricate designs of flowers, leaves, and bar-exam answers ($7+ per hand). Staffers daub away unwelcome whiskers from underarms with powerful wax ($7) or gently twist free visage vines with threading ($20 for full face). A thermo herb facial ($55) undoes the effects of tense muscles and gorgon-staring contests by evacuating pores with warmth and salving skin with botanical ingredients.
At Skin Confidence, founder and licensed medical aesthetician Kat Johnson creates beautiful complexions through a combination of specialty treatments and deep relaxation. She performs each facial and skin peel with Rhonda Allison products, which replace dyes and artificial fragrances with aromatic essential oils and plant extracts. But Kat does more to boost clients’ moods than simply closing all of their pores one by one; she also helps them unload stress with reiki massage and triggers the body’s detoxification process with reflexology techniques.
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.
From haircuts to henna tattoos, the stylists at Hair Images have been revamping their clients' images since 1994. Aestheticians cater to clients with a full range of waxing services for all bodily areas, including underarms, brows, bikinis, and legs. They also specialize in threading, an ancient form of hair removal that uses a 100% cotton thread to lift hair directly from the follicle, resulting in clean, sharp brows. Along with threading, they render facials and bridal makeup for that one special day for a wife-to-be or for every day if you're a bridal-catalog model. The Hair Images salon has a clean, welcoming interior with large green plants and posters on the wall showcasing elegant henna work.
At Simply Sun Tanning, the Smart Tan–certified staff directs clients toward their ideal tanning solutions, whether in tanning beds or spray-tan booths. Four levels of tanning beds—including Ultra-level beds free of UVB light—allow guests to customize the hue of their tans. VersaSpa automatic tanning booths gild skin with a choice of light, medium, or dark bronzers. The session ends with the client standing in front of a blowdryer or jet turbine to dry and set the tanning solution.