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.
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, tattoos, 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.
Owned and operated by board-certified physicians, Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery enhances natural beauty with both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Dr. Gael DeRouin handles the surgeries that lift faces, tighten sagging eyelids, and reconstruct noses to better conceal fibs. Dr. Pamela DeRouin tends to less invasive aesthetic needs by thwarting blemishes and wrinkles with chemical peels, medical microdermabrasion, and blue visible-light treatments. She also wields Genesis and Titan lasers to help clear the skin of redness, acne scars, and stretch marks.
Hand & Stone’s extensive list of spa offerings, including the facials and massages, realigns mind, body, and tagalong spirit. During a hot-stone massage, a friendly massage therapist strategically utilizes heated smooth river stones on your body to deliver a comfortable warmth that will drain away tension and bring your muscles to optimal stress-exorcism temperature. The benefits of massage are numerous and include stress reduction, pain relief, and decreased chilly bloods. Hand & Stone’s signature facials are tailored to ameliorate existing skin conditions while rejuvenating expression-weary visages through deep cleansing, exfoliation, and extraction. With the three-month membership, you can experience high-quality pampering in all its refreshing forms at member prices, which can change the price of an eyebrow shaping from $20 to $15 or the price of an 80-minute massage from $99.95 to $59.95.
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.
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'Oréal 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.