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.
Renew Day Spa houses a team of massage therapists and aestheticians that fawns over patrons throughout each massage and facial in a cornucopia of rejuvenating services. The staff focuses on building a clientele not by relying on grandiose d?cor but by establishing long-term relationships with customers. In addition to a lenient six-hour cancellation policy, Renew Day Spa promises a calm environment untouched by the noisy sound of cellphone/pager courtship rituals.
The aestheticians at Southern Tan and Wrap boost confidence with beauty-enhancing services such as airbrush tanning, facials, and microdermabrasion. They also employ the latest in scientific advances, such as infrared body wraps that contour physiques by burning up to 1,800 calories in 50-minute sessions while detoxifying, reducing cellulite, and rejuvenating the skin.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that sculpts wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. All cuts start with a soothing shampoo using Fantastic Sams' signature line of products. With today's deal, tired tresses will also be treated to a moisture-melding deep-conditioning treatment to seal in shine and undo dryness and damage from sandbox headstands. After stray strands are snipped away, the lush remaining locks are blown dry as hair is sculpted into an irresistibly manicured mane. Each of Fantastic Sams’ confidence-renewal centers is staffed with follicle fanatics who will whisk worries away with precision and kindness.
At Styles Ltd, hardworking digits get the deference they deserve as an experienced manicurist cleans up each corrupted cuticle and buffs each blade back to optimal health. The hydration manicure begins as a moisturizing mask blankets the hands, softening the skin and concealing each appendage's true identity from nearby handhunters. The nail tech also gently massages the mitts to disband any built-up tension in the palms and joints before trimming, filing, and painting the nails, paving the way for a week's worth of glamorous high-fives. Performed as the client rests in a relaxing massage chair, the spa pedicure employs an aromatherapy foot soak and wax treatment to soothe, cleanse, and soften the feet. Once silky and smooth, a below-the-knee massage and exfoliation helps to revitalize the legs just in time for lederhosen season, and a subsequent cleaning and chromatizing of the nails leaves feet feeling fresh and fully prepared to kick their way out of any awkward handshake.
The seasoned stylists at Beaux Cheveux Salon tame tresses into dapper ’dos, utilizing trusted Paul Mitchell products to perform haircuts, colorings, and deep conditionings. Hair-holders can enliven exhausted appearances with a haircut and style as they recline in cushy leather salon chairs or atop fully functioning lawn mowers. Alternatively, clients can complement haircuts with a deep-conditioning treatment to mend damaged mops and restore them to a healthy gleam. A coloring treatment transforms head hues with a single-process color. Those with particularly long, thick, or metallic hair may be charged an additional fee for salon services.