Patrick Lomantini, who holds a World Record in endurance haircutting and traveled the nation to perform 50 haircuts in 50 states in 50 days on a fundraising tour, oversees a team of professional stylists and colorists at Lomantini the Salon. Together, the team specializes in revamping styles with haircuts, colors, and updo services using professional products such as Fudge and Unite. Deep-conditioning treatments can add an extra oomph to follicles, and eyebrow waxes truncate jungle-like brow lines or remove mistletoe taped to foreheads.
Grace Designs & Esthetics’ skincare professionals upgrade the health and look of skin with face and body treatments performed inside a newly renovated space adorned with modern accents. While the spa’s makeup artists expertly camouflage imperfections, aestheticians work to correct their underlying causes with facials that rehabilitate dry, aging, or smart-mouthing skin.
The aestheticians and manicurists at Tropical Tanning and Nails maintain a comfortable space accented by restful decor such as white and slate-blue chiffon wall hangings and portraits of celebrity pillows. Tanning and waxing services occur in private treatment rooms, and nail services take place in a bright salon area. Cream-hued pedicure chairs comfort customers with smooth leather, hands rest on glossy wood armrests, and feet soak in soothing baths.
At Massalogy Spa, a trio of massage therapists works with clients to craft personalized relaxation plans. Eight different massage modalities, including bamboo and hot stone, expunge soreness from muscles, while relaxing add-ons such as sugar scrubs or aromatherapy shoo away stress and forgotten reminder notes. In addition to relaxing massages, the spa beautifies physiques with body wraps.
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 of 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.
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.
During his 13 years spent teasing and styling strands, Michael Cauble has studied with platform artists and educators from such prominent beauty institutions as Vidal Sassoon and Aveda, and even soaked up firsthand knowledge from the VP of Aquage. Not content to rest on his perfectly coiffed laurels, he continues to stay apace of modern fashions by tirelessly pursuing ongoing educational opportunities while working as an independent stylist at Salon Reaction. There, products by brands such as Bumble and bumble, Redken, and Moroccanoil feature into his stylish cuts and coloring treatments. He also excels at special services such as balayage highlights or ombre color, and is often sought out to style updos for special events such as weddings and employee-of-the-month acceptance speeches.