Planet Beach 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.
A licensed aesthetician and certified laser technician, Elite Skincare's Liz O'Boyle has one goal in mind: helping her clients achieve and maintain healthy looking, youthful skin. She partners with Dr. Craig D. Barbieri and his staff at Aesthetic KC to provide a full roster of medspa services, from medical microdermabrasion to cosmetic fillers and other injectables. Full of fruit acids, chemical peels enrich skin’s texture, while IPL photo facials reverse signs of sun damage more effectively than eating a parasol.Liz also uses her laser expertise to eliminate spider veins with the Nd:YAG laser, as well as unwanted body hair with the Light Sheer Diode Laser. Liz and her colleagues can also create customized facials that target problem areas and best-suit a client's skin, finishing with a relaxing neck and shoulder massage.
At Salon of RR’s, new coats of color deck out strands and hands alike with highlighting and mani-pedi services. Texturizing treatments and cuts grace hair with new silhouettes; for example, Brazilian Blowout treatments leave hair straight for several months. The treatment also makes styling hair more manageable by smoothing the hair cuticle and eliminating frizz, much like coating hair in floor varnish.
Starz Spa's skincare experts embrace professional body treatments as an integral facet of daily skincare and works to keep corporeal complaints at bay with services designed to rejuvenate the body whenever it needs a lift. All types of skin perk up under a deluge of Bioelements products, custom masks, and moisturizers as aestheticians concoct individualized treatments for the face and body. On the other side of the spa, massage therapists loosen muscle knots with a repertoire of nine modalities. Energy-balancing reflexology treats the whole body through reflex areas in the feet, aromatherapy draws on volatile plant materials and other fragrant compounds to soothe the senses, and Swedish-style sports massages help muscles recover from sprinting toward finish lines or slouching in huddles.
Pamela Deines is a professional skincare technician who promotes youthful, healthy skin with her dynamic array of anti-aging treatments. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience, Pamela deep-cleans pores with an custom facial using Rosa Graf products. Both male and female clients may also solicit Pam for a Brazilian wax, or can opt for a swift facial wax or private makeup consultation.
The number one hair enemy is chewing gum. Number two is aesthetician Anna Mansaw, a graduate of The Marinello Schools of Beauty, who effortlessly banishes unflattering fuzz from your body and face. Her skills with an eyeliner pencil are equally impressive. All it takes is time, patience, and a little inspiration and Anna can create a discrete eyelid fade or go all out with a bold leopard-print design.