Nestled amid cheery yellow walls and calming greenery, the Mystic Tan MyMyst booth at My Island Salon and Spa mists skin with UV-free hues. Friendly technicians trained in the art of color customization help guests to choose shades that look natural on their epidermises or exoskeletons. After divesting itself of jewelry and clothing—swimsuit optional—the body basks in a gentle mist fortified with soothing aloe and the antioxidant powers of green tea. Powered by DHA and erythrulose, the spray summons bronze tones that range from light caramel to dark chocolate. Mystic’s MagneTan technology polarizes droplets, turning them into miniature magnets. This process then attracts them to the magnetic properties of the skin and convinces them to hug the physique evenly. Like the urge to don sweatpants during Thanksgiving dinner, the summery glow emerges after a few seconds and intensifies over the next 24 hours.
The deft hands of Debra Florio, the owner of Contour Body Works and a licensed massage therapist in her own right, alternate between firm pressures and gentle strokes as they sweep over backs in relaxing massage sessions. Debra and her team of therapists rely on a mix of Eastern and Western techniques—from the gentle, full-body strokes of Swedish massage to the shiatsu acupressure and sliding bamboo shoots of bamboossage—to drive away tension accumulated while hanging from cliffs or betting whether strangers are left-handed.
Contour Body Works’ relaxing spa services don’t end with massage. The center’s licensed facial specialists cleanse pores of dirt and oil during European facials that include steaming, extractions, and a mask tailored to each client’s skin type. Dead Sea salt exfoliates skin during salt-glow sessions, and alternative treatments such as mud wraps and infrared-sauna sessions penetrate the skin’s superficial layers to expel toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Similarly innovative treatments include magnetic therapy, which draws on the science of polarity to balance the body’s vibrations and realign the needles on wonky internal compasses.
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The beauty experts at Brow Art specialize in flattering facial features with threading services and eyelash extensions. Using a thin cotton filament, they groom and shape eyebrows into artful arches or tidy drawbridges. This thread can also whisk stray hairs away from upper lips, cheeks, and chins. Synthetic, silk, and mink lash extensions adhere directly to natural lashes for a dramatic look that doesn't need extra mascara or makeup.
Combining botanicals and Obagi skincare products with state-of-the-art medical tools, the staff at Natalie's Skin Solutions help clients achieve glowing, blemish-free skin. They pare down body hair and firm sagging textures with Alma Soprano XL laser technology. A slate of facials⎯featuring nourishing doses of chocolate, green-tea enzymes, and antioxidants⎯chisels years off of clients' complexions, and microdermabrasions bring radiant skin to the fore of the face by sloughing away dead cells. Rounding out the service menu, Jessner peels, body wraps, and eyebrow and lash tinting further rekindle beauty and instill the confidence needed to practice trombone in a library. The staff also impart at-home plans to help clients sustain the results of their treatments long after they've left the studio.
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.