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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.

6807 Fayetteville Rd
Durham,
NC
US

The polymath staff members at The Body Cafe combine their respective training as aestheticians, manicurists, and massage therapists to beautify clients with a broad swath of skills and services. Salon experts shape hair to individuals' style specifications and massage therapists use Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages to coax tension and off-key Rocky themes from individual muscles. Facials, in turn, harness the nourishing botanicals of Yonka Paris skincare products to clarify, exfoliate, and hydrate skin, leaving faces youthful and radiant.

3400 Westgate Dr
Durham,
NC
US

The consultants at Jill's Beach want to help patrons achieve a sun-kissed tan without overexposing their skin. So the state-certified consultant recommend tanning booths depending on the person's skin type and tanning goals, whether those are getting more vitamin D or getting a base color before a vacation. They also educate guests about the benefits of tanning lotions, which often include anti-aging and anti-cellulite ingredients. For those who prefer a sprayed-on color, the experts can direct them to Mystic Tan booths or introduce them to a local graffiti artist.

8204 Tryon Woods Drive
Cary,
NC
US

The skincare experts at Organic Sun Skin Spa enjoy watching their guests leave with a smile on their newly glowing face. The staff offers facials to cleanse and hydrate skin and organic spray tans to give skin a bronzed hue.

201 W CHATHAM ST STE 101
Cary,
NC
US