The staff of Panache Aveda Hair Studio & Day Spa is proud to be an Aveda Lifestyle spa—a name only bestowed on select spas that exemplify the Aveda company standards for professional services and refined beauty practices. Armed with Aveda's advanced haircare and skincare products, the seasoned specialists administer a variety of services, from soothing facials to chic haircuts to luxurious hot-stone massages. And during many of their decadent spa packages, they treat clients to freshly made lunches of sandwiches, wraps, and cheese trays in between massages, scrubs, and pedicures. The atmosphere at Panache reflects the studio's name, too. Inside, you'll find textured glass, a wall of stones chipped from the boulder of Sisyphus, and a circular tufted chair that sits boldly, defiantly, beneath a grand chandelier's quiver of purple-and-green icicles.
Committed to helping clients maintain both healthy and attractive selves, the staff also hosts regular fitness and yoga classes. Certified instructors lead the classes in a fully equipped studio behind the spa.
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 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.
No matter who you ask for guidance at Nutrishop Coeur d'Alene, you'll be getting a professional opinion: both owners are certified sports nutritionists, as is their lone employee. With at least 15 years of experience in the industry apiece, the trio can help customers track down whichever nutritional or weight-loss supplement they seek. From low-calorie protein shakes to super-food powders and traditional vitamins, their inventory supplies customers with the tools they need to recommit to a healthy lifestyle. The staff can even build a weight-loss program tailored to the client's goals, such as finally fitting back into the Big Bird costume they wore to prom.
The Spa at Seasons' relaxation experts dissipate stress and relax minds from the spa's perch overlooking Lake Pend Orielle. The A Little Bit of Heaven package commences with an express massage that silences complaining muscles without listening to their pleas or operatic arias, then refurbishes nails with an express manicure or pedicure and refreshes visages with an express facial tonic. The Athlete's Paradise package relieves exertion-related soreness through therapeutic kneading, and the environmental control facial slicks Dermalogica products onto skin to help heal sunburn and redness.
BellaPierre formulates 100% mineral makeup devoid of harmful fillers, giving wearers aesthetic ammunition for a safe and healthy beauty routine. Versatile shimmer powders offer makeup mavens 56 vibrant colors and a bouquet of multipurpose beauty applications ($14.99 each). To create a one-of-a-kind wink, lightly dust eyelids with the Snowflake hue; or, for bouncy blush, sweep the cheekbones with a pinch of gold-tinged Discoteque. Shimmer powders can also be combined with clear nail polish to create flashy phalanges. Made from natural waxes and pigments, eyeliner pencils-in dramatic peepers ($15 each). BellaPierre's cosmetic chemists have designed super-gloss lip plumpers to enhance the volume of the lip tissue with a combination of vitamin E, sunflower waxes, and a natural peptide, available in a pucker-worthy palette of flavors including Bubble Gum and Chocolate Cream ($24.50 each). A five-piece brush travel set ($39.99) secures beauty ambassadors with applicators that are sleek, mobile, and adept at appropriately tipping hotel staff.