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 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 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.
For more than 16 years, the team at The Salon At Bear Creek has been fostering fresh outlooks by crafting brilliantly-colored hairdos, grooming and polishing nails, and liquefying tension with soothing massage strokes. With a focus on total comfort and relaxation, the staff greets guests with bottled water, soda, coffee, or tea, urging them to take a moment to unwind with a magazine or a quick surf on the facility's free wireless Internet. For those who rarely hit the salon solo, The Salon At Beat Creek offers a number of treatments tailored to couples and also offers services for bridal parties preparing for a big day of posing for pictures or standing still atop cakes.
The team of stylists at Lavish Beauty Salon transform ho hum hairdos with haircuts, coloring, and styling services for men, women, and children. They can add thickness and length to hair with extensions from Great Lengths and Hotheads. Their services also go beyond the scalp, with eyelash-extension treatments and body waxing.
The hairdressers at Stylmup Salon always bring their A-game to the styling chair, even when they?re faced with the pressure of an imminent wedding or photo shoot. This happens more often than one might think, as they specialize in onsite hairstyling and makeup for events. When they aren?t beautifying brides-to-be or hiding third eyes from the camera?s flashbulb, the team cuts and colors hair with professional Redken products at their brick-and-mortar headquarters in Lakewood.
When it comes to a good manicure, experience counts. That’s why all polished tips point to Elite Nails owner Elisa Garcia, who has spent the last 19 years perfecting her nail-polishing technique. Beyond basic polish changes and mani-pedis for both men and women, she specializes in acrylic enhancements, which come natural, French tipped, capped in colorful glitter, or rolled in fresh powdered sugar. To prevent lifting, she uses acrylic products from Creative Nail Design, which also guard against yellowing to keep nails looking new for longer.
Ange de La Mer Spa promotes whole-body health through holistic treatments that clear cluttered bodies and minds. The licensed massage therapists and aestheticians comfort patients throughout the duration of their detoxifying services with attentive care. Patients can be hydrated and soothed with body wraps, salt scrubs, and massages, or cleared of internal toxins with colon hydrotherapies. Custom facial treatments restore the best qualities of youthful countenances and chase acne off the face and back into high-school yearbook photos.