At Simple Bliss Day Spa, a highly trained staff stands at the ready to administer a range of personalized treatments in a newly renovated spa space. Six different facials tackle six distinct skin issues, with concoctions ranging from exfoliating blends to formulas designed specifically for men or cleverly disguised yetis. The spa's advanced skin treatments also leverage state-of-the-art approaches. Microdermabrasions, chemical peels, salt scrubs, and body wraps all help refresh and rejuvenate the skin.
Kelley Marsh, an independent contractor who works out of Simple Bliss Day Spa, relies on her extended training and certificate in paramedical aesthetics to perform more advanced skincare treatments than the average aesthetician. She specializes in such procedures as microdermabrasion, which gently sloughs off the topmost layer of skin and reveals the smoother skin underneath. The collagen-boosting treatment can be used on the face, d?colletage, and hands to fight signs of aging, including fine lines and dark spots. Kelley can round out a beautifying spa experience with body treatments, waxing, and spray tans?a more effective way to get tan than rubbing pennies all over your body.
Unlike baking under UV lamps, being spritzed with Island Mist Tanning’s aloe-based tanning solution moisturizes skin, takes only five minutes, and keeps bodies bronze for up to two weeks. Plus, its organic airbrush tan ensures an even, natural-looking coat. The shop also offers mobile tanning and party packages, as well as products such as vegan bronzer.
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.
Rather than false lashes or implants, Simply Lashes' certified stylist, Lori Manny, applies Xtreme Lashes extensions to a single eyelash at a time. Despite being Lori's signature treatment, creating elegant, natural-looking lashes only skims the surface of her available services. A skincare specialist for more than 10 years, she treats epidermises with Dermalogica products during custom facials that can diminish signs of aging or acne. She likewise enriches skin by administering pore-unclogging chemical peels, waxing away unwanted body hair, and applying makeup that ranges from subtle to Blue Man Group impersonator.
Licensed aesthetician Lyn Imperi treats her clients to nourishing, soothing services that bring out the youthful, vibrant beauty lying dormant in everyone. Customized facials rejuvenate skin with firming masks, gentle exfoliation treatments, and hydrating under-eye moisturizers, while microdermabrasions build collagen production and reduce fine lines with a crystal wand. To further smooth skin, the staff banishes unwanted follicles from bodies with speedy waxing procedures, a more effective procedure than just waiting for it all to fall out. Backs and muscles get their turn with peaceful aromatherapy massages and back exfoliations.