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. 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.
Located inside Suite Escape Salons of Forney, Tanzibar Tan’s three certified technicians help patrons wrap themselves in a summery hue with custom applications of Norvell tanning spray. Each 30-minute session is tailored to clients’ shape and skin tone, thoroughly coating bodies to eradicate tan lines caused by T-shirts or naps under a hammock. The salon’s manicurist can quickly groom fingers and toes, ensuring patrons are fully groomed for the 5–7 days it takes for their tan to fade.
It would be impossible to succinctly define the specialty of Suite Escape Salons - Southlake. That’s because 14 individual stylists and specialists comprise Suite Escape, each offering their own unique service list and their own scheduling. The resulting list of services available at Suite Escape is vast, ranging from haircuts and coloring to massages and laser hair removal. Each professional maintains their own suite as well, ensuring that appointments are private and personalized.
Though the stylists all perform their services individually, they work together to create a high-end salon experience. A complimentary coffee and herbal tea bar provides refreshments for visitors, and candle-lit lounges with soft music usher clients into a state of relaxation prior to any appointment.
Operating as part of the larger practice at Forney Wellness, Dr. William Wood provides chiropractic care to help patients find relief from chronic pain without resorting to surgery or prescription drugs. This care typically takes the form of spinal adjustments, which involve using manual techniques to locate misaligned vertebrae along the spinal column and then ease them back into their proper position. When misaligned, vertebrae can place pressure on nerves and interfere with the healthy, natural function of the body's central nervous system and Wi-Fi connectivity. Chiropractic adjustments alleviate this pressure, facilitating communication between the brain and organs and restoring a sense of holistic balance throughout the body.
There are many ways to banish unwanted hair, and short of learning alchemy, the stylists and aestheticians at SkinSense MediSpa & Salon have mastered nearly all of them. Armed with high-end products from Redken and Pureology, the styling team manages to deftly snip away extraneous length and split ends, leaving clients with flattering styles. On the other side of the salon, waxing artists remove unwanted hairs to reveal the smooth skin that lies beneath. And from within the salon's advanced treatment area, specialists perform SkinSense's lineup of medical treatments that includes Botox, spider-vein removal, and laser hair reduction.
Inside Suite Escape Salons of Forney, licensed massage therapist Phoebe Renee mends muscles and rubs elbows with experienced beauty techs and therapists. Guests sip on gourmet coffee and herbal tea in the lounge area as soothing music plays and candles cast a soft light that reveals any moths masquerading as humans. In her private studio, Phoebe soothes tension with Swedish massage and targets stubborn knots with deep-tissue techniques. She also offers therapeutic-massage services that split the difference between gentle Swedish and firmer deep-tissue work, as well as hot-stone and aromatherapy enhancements.