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.
LA Bronze Ultra Luxe Tanning Studios service tanners on the go and provides a respite for those looking to relax. Inside stand-up booths, clients remain on their feet while up to 60 bulbs create a 360-degree tan. Clients may also choose to stand up for a twelve-minute session inside a warm capsule or choose a bronze hue to have misted on their skin and settling into a sun-kissed glow in three hours. Those looking to enhance their tans can purchase power lotions, bronzers, accelerators, and cooling lotions from the salon’s collection of tanning products.
Better Health Tanning and Nail Spa is a full-service spa and faux-sun space that offers a generous range of face-oriented services designed to beautify a variety of skin types. The glycolic peel, made of natural fruit acid, refines texture and tone; this treatment is ideal for those with acne or sun-damaged skin. The vitamin C peel, which is not recommended for sensitive skin, removes the top layer of epidermis in a thorough manner, which, in turn, lowers the visibility of wrinkles, fine lines, and rogue colorforms. Unlike conventional microdermabrasion treatment, which typically involves ousting the upper layer of skin by blasting a spray of tiny crystals, the diamond-tipped microdermabrasion makes use of a single, face-friendly suction tip studded with thousands of miniscule diamonds. This design negates the need for a potentially harmful blast, which leaves the face feeling silky smooth and well equipped for the shifting seasons.
Customers who venture into 4 Seasons Tanning find themselves in an independently owned salon that earned an award of excellence from the American Tanning Institute and was named Reader’s Choice by The Reporter for three years running. Smart Tan–certified staff wield cutting-edge technology and computerized equipment to help patrons navigate three levels of tanning beds and remember where they parked their car. The knowledgeable team also caters to sensitive skins by misting them in Norvell spray-tanning solutions, and operates a hydration station where steam and liquid vitamins can be used to prepare skin for its new hue or to help prolong existing tans.
The staff at Golden Image, LLC have one goal: to get their clients looking their best. Trained airbrush artists apply two coats of organic spray-tanning solution and a PH spray that moisturizes skin and removes dead skin cells as well as making tans last longer. The result is the creation of an instantaneous bronze that would normally take weeks on the beach. To further beach-ready bodies, staff offer slimming body wraps. These body wraps break down fat cells and is also a complete detoxification, resulting in both lost inches, and the natural removal of toxins from the body.