For 24 years, Karin Petersen has been transforming looks with her signature precision cuts. In addition to precision cuts, the Redken master colorist specializes in corrective color, highlights, and lowlights, as well as in creating natural-looking length with extensions. She also readies brides for their big days with hair and makeup, whether at the salon or onsite at the bounce house hosting the ceremony.
La Renaissance Salon welcomes waiting guests to cozy up in the lobby’s cushy armchairs before they head back into the chic chocolate-toned salon, which features ornately framed mirrors and antique-style armoires at each styling station. Karin has her pick of the salon’s premium products, selecting from brands such as Redken, Pureology, Moroccanoil, and Wella.
The talented stylists at Too Blonde Salon pull from Redken and Wella product lines when infusing locks with a new hue. They also lop off dead ends to create signature styles and assemble tresses into elegant updos. The salon’s interior echoes these stylish transformations with a black leather sofa, zebra-themed artwork, and an Asian-inspired folding screen.
Red leather pedicure chairs keep clients in place as nail technicians tend to hands and feet with coats of glossy polish. Patrons may sip a complimentary beverage such as wine while soaking their paws in a whirlpool bath or curing their CHD Shellac polish under UV lamps.
The SlenderSmiths staff works to unwind clients’ minds as their bodies do the opposite. Nondehydrating body wraps, ranging from premium mineral wraps to electrotherapy, help boost weight-loss efforts with immediate slimming results, as the wraps attack cellulite. Along with body wraps, the staff performs nonsurgical face-lifts more effective than Pee-wee's scotch-tape face regimen. Other spa services include massages, facials, nailcare, and waxing.
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.
Aesthetician and owner Jeniffer Ward leads a team of seasoned stylists who pamper clients by rendering salon, skin, and massage treatments. Inside the facility's chic boutique confines, the staff gets to work taming overgrown hair on women, men, children, and paying Chia Pets. The salon's massage therapist, Alice McConnell, helps clients experience relief from aches, pains, and stress by way of four massage modalities. For special events, The Posh Daisy also performs elegant updos, airbrushed makeup, and semipermanent mascara treatments to make a wedding a memorable occasion, as opposed to weddings lacking color and personality or those attended by the Jason Bourne family.