For more than a quarter of a century, the aestheticians at Perfections European Skin Care have beautified and pampered patrons with a rejuvenating cornucopia of skincare, hair-removal, and massage services. In addition to microdermabrasion, electrolysis, and Synergie AMS cellulite-reduction treatments, they provide services specially designed for people who have undergone medical procedures. These treatments aim to mend skin damaged by chemotherapy or cosmetic operations. Before appointments begin, a clinician consults with the client to customize a plan of action and ensure that staff members don’t accidentally hit the patron’s self-destruct switch disguised as a button nose.
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 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 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 clinicians at Body Restore Laser Clinic keep clients looking their best with a wide range of aesthetic treatments for men and women. Wielding a trusty laser, the team works to remove unwanted hair and loosen the ironclad grip of father time with anti-aging treatments ranging from wrinkle reduction to photofacial rejuvenation, in addition to resurfacing scars and removing tattoos. VIP after-hours parties bundle beauty services, snacks, and drinks, and they cater to groups of six or more, making for an indulgent girls' night out or a particularly memorable parent-teacher conference. The staffers at Body Restore Laser Clinic are adamant about giving back to the community, assisting anti-gang organizations by performing tattoo and scar removal for ex-gang members. They also honor and pay tribute to local police, firefighters, and servicemen with complimentary scar and burn treatments for those who have been injured in the line of duty.
Aveda Institute graduate Kandice is the brains behind the beautification at ikandi Skin and Lash Studio. Fueled by Image Skincare products, her facial treatments cater to visages, whether they need moisturizing, exfoliating, or smoothing. Fuller eyelashes complement dewy skin after Kandice enhances them with semi-permanent synthetic mink lashes, for a thicker look without brushing on mascara or force-feeding each lash. Conversely, she'll also remove hair where it has outstayed its welcome with waxing sessions.
The professional aestheticians at Faces365 are highly trained to perform personalized, relaxing spa services that treat skin for everything from acne to aging. A 50-minute signature facial ($79.99 for non-members) attacks facial imperfections, but not extra noses, with a triple cleanse, exfoliation, steam treatment, and personalized facial mask. Meanwhile, a diamond tip microdermabrasion treatment ($79.99 for non-members) makes faces feel silky smooth and years younger by sloughing off layers of dead skin, similar to peeling open a banana to reveal the creamy mashed potatoes inside.
Glo Sun Spa keeps a slew of modern bronzing, polishing, and hydrating technologies in peak condition. With a variety of tanning beds, Glo Sun Spa provides a wide range of sun-kissed glows. Alternatively, sunless VersaSpa and Pura Sunless systems provide a tan away from the sun's rays. The hydration station combines Hydrofusion with steam and LED technology to moisturize and tan epidermises, and the Lumiere Excel system features a series of repairing, clearing, and firming regimens. Glo Sun Spa also stocks a full line of lavish skincare products from brands such as Devoted Creations.