The owner of Love Me 'Do is not content to give her customers just pretty fingernails—nails should be "spunky," too. To that end, the nail artists at the full-service salon offer custom, hand-painted nail art, ranging from geometric designs to fun images to team insignia. Even regular mani-pedis leave digits sparkling, though, with bright polish and perfectly trimmed nails. Beyond nails, clients can also stop in at the shop to get their hair cut or styled with a body wave or perm.
A fireplace tucked inside a vibrant red wall and flanked by plush armchairs makes for a cozy welcome at BodyScapes Med Spa. It is where people relax in between facial treatments, such the vitamin-infused oxygen facial or a signature facial, or cellulite-reducing laser-lipo sessions. Aestheticians also make sure to exfoliate dry skin cells and extract dirt and leftover game day face paint from pores.
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.
The ocular experts at Reber & Riley VisionCenter not only sharpen vision with corrective contacts and eyeglasses, but also with visual therapy, which can improve natural eyesight. Through targeted evaluations of eye performance and vision exercises, this form of physical therapy aims to enhance communication between the eyes and the brain. This form of physical therapy is administered both in office and at home, where tests include telling the difference between the dog and an oversize mouse living inside.
The doctors also identify glaucoma, cataracts, and other diseases, as well as perform routine eye exams. Patients in need of eyewear pick out frames by such designers as Chanel, Versace, Ray-Ban, and Prada. Patients can relax in the living-room-like waiting area and watch a flat-panel TV while kids entertain themselves in the office's play area.
European glamour fuses with clinical expertise at Bella Derme Medical Aesthetic Center, home to medical-grade spa services. A laser-certified physician oversees treatments such as IPL photorejuvenation, which can reduce signs of rosacea and broken capillaries via light pulses that even skin tone more effectively than dipping oneself in wax. Alternatively, clients iron out wrinkles with the smoothing power of noninvasive dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvederm, and prettify visages with waxing treatments, facials, or exfoliating crystal-free dermabrasion.
With a full suite of hair and skin-care services, visitors to Village Hairstyles can not only get a new 'do, but a freshening facial, or even a tan. A vast range of hair treatments include basic cuts and color, but also professionally applied hair extensions, color, and perms. Meanwhile, aestheticians tend to skin with hypo-allergenic facials, waxing, and removal of permanent sneers.