Nu Waves Salon & Day Spa knows that hair needs protein just as much as the rest of the body does. That's why stylists there pick from four keratin-protein-based products formulated by Coppola, Brazilian Blowout, Simply Smooth, and plant-based KeraGreen, depending on which they judge to be most effective at strengthening frizzy locks. The protein enriches each strand, leaving hair softer, sleeker, and more manageable for up to five months. These keratin straightening treatments are the head of a parade of hair services that range from full color and highlights to perms to haircuts for men, women, children, and border collies who speak enough English to pass for human. Away from the bustling salon floor stand private treatment rooms, where aestheticians perform facials, microdermabrasion, and hot-stone massages, as well as a French-clay body mask that draws toxins from the skin.
Stylists certified in Goldwell, Wella, and Pravana hair color snip and style chic hairdos in a calming salon characterized by natural earth tones. The team analyzes the natural movement of each head of hair and collaborates with clients to design face-flattering cuts that match their style and colors that complement complexions or cummerbund collections. To this end, they wield an arsenal of all-natural shampoos, conditioners, and styling gels that include paraben- and sulfate-free Kevin.Murphy products, fortified with plant extracts, essential oils, and antioxidants.
Ancient people in ancient times got perfect ancient tans while standing up because the lying-on-the-ground-for-bronzing purposes had not yet been attempted. Hollywood Tans' friendly staff takes a page out of the history books by implementing highly hygienic vertical tanning to deliver even, 360-degree coloration without the stress of bulb marks and pressure points one gets from horizontal tanning beds. With your month of unlimited tanning, you can usurp a summary glow while standing up in one of Hollywood's state-of-the-art HT60 booths.
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. Traditional tanning booths and beds are available, and the Mystic spray tan provides an instant and evenly applied glow. 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 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.
The stylists at Desmar Unlimited Beauty Salon welcome clients with all hair types to their wheelchair-accessible, multicultural salon. The staff trims, treats, and colors hair, glitzes up nails with chic polish, and removes unwanted hair with waxing services.
A graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy, owner and operator Lauren Nelson leads a team of three other muscle therapists, Amy, Brendan, and Linda, as they turn down tension levels and subdue stress at Touch of Health Massage Therapy. Therapeutic, sports, myofascial, Swedish, reiki, shiatsu, and hot-stone massages are all key players in the team's quest to relax the body and relieve tension by quieting tight muscle bands and their incessant rock 'n' roll music. Beyond using massage to treat maladies ranging from fibromyalgia and arthritis to sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome, Lauren also completed a muscle-therapy course at Hofstra University with a focus on oncology, allowing her to address the particular therapeutic needs of clients with cancer.