A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries?Planet Beach 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. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. 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.
The experts behind Nou Veau Salon & Day Spa pamper men and women alike amid artsy accoutrements. A plush couch and velvet wing-backed chairs complement a swirling painting, accented by eclectic knickknacks and a vase full of large plush brown plumes plucked from the Earth's feminine side. Therapists soothe sore muscles with techniques including deep-tissue and prenatal massage within a private room with a rustic, exposed-brick wall.
Tackling outer beauty, nail techs season hands and feet with herbs acquired from spa's tidy white shelves before slathering nails with OPI nail polishes. Likewise, highly trained hair stylists treat 'dos to professional products by Goldwell, Bumble and Bumble, and Privé, and aesthetic specialists enhance natural beauty with Matis facials and makeup lessons.
In addition to providing day-to-day appearance maintenance, Nou Veau's experts tend to brides with haircuts, mani-pedis, and makeup, rendering them beautiful enough to attract flocks of adorable, wide-eyed wildlife to gather round their feet.
Momentum Massage's licensed massage therapist Jasmine Zinck hasn't stopped studying massage since she discovered it more than a decade ago. A master of many modalities, Jasmine often integrates elements of reflexology, hot-stone therapy, and craniosacral therapy into her sessions. Although she excels at softening muscles and improving mobility, she also delivers less tangible benefits such as opening the body's energy channels, calming emotions, and clearing the mind of lost puzzle pieces.
Momentum Massage's licensed massage therapist Kallie Hodge (LMT #4110) uses her experience to help heal an array of clients. A master of many modalities, Kallie often integrates elements of reflexology, hot-stone therapy, and craniosacral therapy into her sessions. Although she excels at softening muscles and improving mobility, she also delivers less tangible benefits such as opening the body's energy channels, calming emotions, and clearing the mind of lost puzzle pieces.
An autumnal color palette warms the expansive interior of IV Seasons Tanning & Hair Studio, where stylists snip strands at stations in the glow of bright vanity lighting. Employing an arsenal of Redken and other top-shelf hair products, they trim, color, and style locks based on a thorough consultation with the client and every one of their head snakes. Meanwhile, technicians tucked away in private suites remove unwanted hair with warm wax and bronze bodies with airbrush tans.
The skilled stylists at TMAC's Hair Studio rewire hair circuit boards with high-end products by Redken and Pureology. An expert hair mender can engineer voluminous layers to flatter the features or splash color on bland strands. Clients may also request a swift waxing session or makeup consultation to transform a boring mirror into an irresistible dinner date.