The team of aestheticians at Paradise Spa takes a holistic approach to inner and outer beauty. Staffers don?t just custom blend masks for facials and pamper feet with whirlpool baths during pedicures; they also ensure that clients? inner health is taken care of with holistic wellness sessions that can balance chakras, develop spiritual awareness, and ease emotional blockages. The spa?s hydrotherapy sessions tend to muscles and nerves simultaneously by combining warm, bubbling waters with aromatic herbal blends of lavender, eucalyptus, and rosemary. Underwater LED color-light therapy, a contemporary healing technique, enhances the baths without the hassle of lassoing a rainbow and yanking it into the tub.
The spa?s licensed massage therapists take over to knead muscles using Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue techniques as well as to guide clients through the stretching of Thai yoga massage. During a full day at the spa, clients can pair one of these massages with a full-body exfoliation or a body wrap made with natural ingredients, such as blueberries or moor mud. The relaxation marathons unfold against the backdrop of the spa?s golden walls, potted plants, soft lighting, and quiet music.
Each of Imagine You New's skincare specialists brings at least 10 years of experience to the spa's treatment tables. Still, they refuse to rely solely on their own experience when crafting custom treatments for new clients. Every facial or waxing service begins with an informal consultation, during which the aestheticians select products designed for the client's individual skin type or condition. Their collection of such products is extensive; professional DermaQuest formulas exfoliate and cleanse pores during facial treatments, OPI polishes add a glossy sheen to nails, and Jane Iredale mineral makeups imbue cheeks with a radiant glow. Imagine You New's free WiFi gives guests the chance to show off their new look on a social-networking site or research why their body makes a mechanical hissing sound when pressed on during a deep-tissue massage.
Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Virginia Schekorra and Dr. Charles Dewberry strive to resolve patients' skin concerns with clinical and cosmetic solutions. At The Dermatology Center, they address medical conditions such as eczema and rosacea and combat signs of aging with six types of injectables and dermal fillers or skincare products such as SkinMedica and iS Clinical. Licensed aesthetician Audrey Garcia-Vigotty is certified in the use of intense-pulsed-light technology—which she uses to remove hair or spider veins—and is a certified permanent-makeup artist. The team's certified eyelash-extension expert can beautify guests' faces and enable them to dry fresh coats of nail polish with a few dramatic blinks.
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 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 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.
Board-certified Dr. Hirsch operates an airy, honey-hued haven where day-spa services relax patrons and clinical skincare treatments reinvigorate complexions. In the lobby, stones assemble themselves into the desk's rustic façade, which curves beneath hanging lamps that set glossy black ceiling accents aglow. Earth-toned squares tile the walls and floor of high-ceilinged massage rooms, and coral-colored nailcare rooms swaddle pedicure thrones in a warm glow. In addition to spa and skincare services, the institute also treats clients with cellulite-reduction therapies and age-related hormone replacements.
Minimalist lamps dangle from Intuition Salon and Spa's high ceiling, illuminating the four stylists beneath as they chop coifs into creative styles, paint on highlights, or pile tresses into glamorous updos. The salon owner, Merri Lollis, has navigated the intricacies of the hair industry for more than two decades, a long-term dedication that shows in her handiwork and her calendar, on which every month is named Hairtember. To complement their hair offerings, the team at her full-service salon also nourishes skin with facials, brightens nails with manicures, and waxes away facial stubble.