Armed with seven years of experience in the healthcare industry, Aspiring Laser Renewal owner and founder Lonnie Beard helps clients reach their individual skin-renewal goals with personalized laser services. With the help of laser-treatment expert Dr. Jerald Searle, the center's staff harnesses a diverse arsenal of light-based technology, wielding IPL devices to rejuvenate skin and remove varicose veins, MedLite C6 lasers to erase tattoos, and powerful, follicle-banishing equipment to remove unwanted hair. Before appointments, clients can kick back in the sleek waiting area amid large plants and framed pieces of art depicting the comic-book villains foiled by the specialists' benevolent laser beams.
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 of 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 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.
Debi Halbur and Robyn Berry believe in the power of taking care of yourself. At their wellness center, Healing Through Harmony, clients can come in for a host of feel-good services, from Swedish massage and LaStone therapeutic massage with a licensed massage therapist to reiki energy-healing treatments, red-light therapy, and ionic-detox footbaths. Come into this relaxing center to unwind, detoxify, and be soothed with a healing touch.
Aestheticians specialize in depilating and decorating the nether regions, working in private treatment rooms lined with marble counters. Photos of hairless cats hang on the walls in cheeky commentary as aestheticians use lasers, electrolysis, and sugaring?a gentle, unheated medium?to remove unwanted fuzz. Clients can choose from an array of modified Brazilians to customize their looks, which they can also do with the help of hair tinting, temporary tattoos, vadazzling. Other services include facial peels, microdermabrasions, photo facials, and spray tans. Each of the Studio's treatments are administered under the supervision of Dr. Ken Oleszek, who emphasizes clients' safety.
When it comes to a good manicure, experience counts. That’s why all polished tips point to Elite Nails owner Elisa Garcia, who has spent the last 19 years perfecting her nail-polishing technique. Beyond basic polish changes and mani-pedis for both men and women, she specializes in acrylic enhancements, which come natural, French tipped, capped in colorful glitter, or rolled in fresh powdered sugar. To prevent lifting, she uses acrylic products from Creative Nail Design, which also guard against yellowing to keep nails looking new for longer.
Glo Sun Spa keeps a slew of modern bronzing, polishing, and hydrating technologies in peak condition. With a variety of tanning beds, Glo Sun Spa provides a wide range of sun-kissed glows. Alternatively, sunless VersaSpa and Pura Sunless systems provide a tan away from the sun's rays. The hydration station combines Hydrofusion with steam and LED technology to moisturize and tan epidermises, and the Lumiere Excel system features a series of repairing, clearing, and firming regimens. Glo Sun Spa also stocks a full line of lavish skincare products from brands such as Devoted Creations.