Under the keen aesthetic eye of Dr. Samuel Figuroa, the staff of nurses, licensed laser technicians, and aestheticians at Golden Apple Skin Laser & Veins works to boost clients' confidence with nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. The team harnesses the power of FDA-approved lasers to effortlessly remove unwanted hair, skin spots, spider veins, and vestigial nut-cracking beaks. The team works to eliminate the signs of aging with beauty injections and dermal fillers, along with noninvasive procedures such as microdermabrasion?which uses the DiamondTome system's golden wand with a diamond tip to abrade the skin and clear it of acne, blackheads, sun damage, and age spots. Under the medical supervision of a doctor, the clinic's weight loss programs help people along the path to slimmer bodies with services such as hormone balancing, nutrition tailoring, and medication. Golden Apple carries Obagi products, as well as their own signature line of cosmetics and skincare products.
The cadre of hairstylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists at M Salon and Spa presents a varied slate of beautifying and restorative services. Working from a palette of L'Or?al Professionel hair products, stylists snip strands, add color and highlights, and apply restorative treatments to repair damaged locks. Nail techs perform a suite of nail services, swathing fingertips with Shellac polish to leave appendage armor bright and chip-free?unlike the paint job on a golf cart?for up to a full fortnight. Massage therapists lift tension from backs and shoulders by rendering 90-minute Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages, and waxing professionals lift unwanted hair from legs, brows, and lips.
The stylists at Salon Zen are passionate in their desire to help everyone ?realize how great [their] hair and skin can be.? The staff members draw from extensive experience and training to snip away split ends and add dimension to hair with highlights. They can remove unwanted hair with warm wax and clean out pores with European and specialty facials. The refreshing skincare services for the face can also create a clean canvas for makeup artists before a professional application. And if your hands and feet are tired from running on a hamster wheel to power your house, you can treat them to a relaxing mani-pedi.
An Aveda salon, The Rose Hair Studio offers clients a wide array of aesthetic services designed to keep bodies beautiful from tip to toe. A simple cut and blow-dry ($25–$55 for women) is an easy way to refresh your look, and a texturizing treatment such as permanent waving ($55–$95) can give your 'do an extra dimension considered purely theoretical by many follicular physicists. Those who prefer to let their hair cut and maintain itself can instead avail themselves of skin-centric services such as anti-aging facials ($35), which act like a reverse hourglass to suck back the sands of time, or extremity enhancers such as the Caribbean therapy manicure ($25) and pedicure ($45), which use essential oils to keep hands and feet ready for impromptu patty-cake contests.
Crystal Nail Salon's spa therapy is designed to revitalize and smoothly moisturize hands, arms, legs, and toes, making them appear younger and suppler. Put your hands where a member of the skilled staff can see them, and you'll be rewarded with a neat nail trimming of fingernails and toenails. Perfectly symmetrical tips will take the place of formerly unruly edges and cuticles will be gently groomed into a more sightly disposition. The skilled 'curists include spa therapy for your legs, feet, toes, arms, hands, and fingers. A deliberate polishing finishes up your transformation from hand abandon to extreme extremity envy. Besides receiving a brilliant treatment for your tips, some of the rougher regions, such as elbows, dry hands, and fingers, will be serenaded by a symphony of smoothness.
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.