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.
Elegant Image Skin & Laser Spa brings together an eclectic team of cosmetic-nurse specialists, stylists, nail techs, and certified massage therapists to pamper and prettify patrons with a full menu of spa and salon services under one roof. Nurse-administered beauty injections such as Botox and fillers aim to smooth out fine lines, and spa facials and microdermabrasion treatments aim to imbue skin with the elasticity of a spandex-wearing gummy bear. Massage therapists coax out tension with soothing Swedish or deep-tissue strokes, and techs cheer up extremities with manicures, pedicures, and spot-on impressions of Rodney Dangerfield's toes. In the full-service hair salon, stylists spritz patrons' topknots with professional products from brands such as Paul Mitchell and Redken as they update outmoded ‘dos into chic looks.
Massage practitioner Savannah Yuen oils achy human hinges with an indulgent array of massage modalities. In the comfort to of a cozy room, clients can solicit Savannah?s shiatsu or firm deep-tissue techniques to improve mobility, or long flowing Swedish strokes to ease chronic tension.
Ammonia-free and certified organic. If a hair product doesn't meet both of these qualifications, you're not likely to find it at Organic Hair by Emily. Using Angle's Salon in Manteca as her home base, Emily has made a name for herself by using the best products available to update looks with cuts, highlights, and eye-catching color. She can even create special styles for weddings and proms, such as updos shaped like stretch limousines.
Beautiful Changes Salon & Spa fine tunes looks with everything from 49ers nails with glitter to golden manes accentuated by long, loose curls. Stylist Jessica Schopfer can take care of the latter look by painting on sun-kissed highlights and then styling hair. In addition to subtly enhancing looks, she completely changes them with haircuts and all-over color.