At BeYoutiful Face, licensed aesthetician Tami Kendrick starts appointments with a conversation. During this time, she not only gets to know clients and their expectations, she also evaluates their skin. This step is important because it allows Tami to customize each of her facial services, which include her signature facial, pumpkin peel, and vitamin C facial. Tami is also a certified massage therapist and offers soothing Swedish or reflexology massages to complement her cleansing facial treatments.
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.
Eva has been honing her skills as an aesthetician since 1991. In her 20-plus years of experience, she's added a wide array of treatments to her repertoire, helping her keep skin healthy and glowing. She incorporates ingredients such as pumpkin enzymes and glycolic acid in her chemical peels, which remove dead skin to balance complexions. Acne treatments bid farewell to blemishes, while hydrating treatments refresh dry, rough skin. Eva's Touch also emphasizes relaxation and stress-relief through massages, reflexology, and herbal wraps. Clients can also opt for packages, which bundle services into reinvigorating spa days.
At Advanced Aesthetics Skin Care, aesthetician Robin Padilla keeps the atmosphere quiet so that her clients can easily slip into relaxation. Her services also help patrons unwind. Robin cleanses and exfoliates skin during luxurious acne-banishing or skin-balancing facials with the aid of products by glo therapeutics and PCA Skin. She also provides chemical exfoliation using peels and peel alternatives, which purge pores with pumpkin- and oxygen-based blends, and microdermabrasion. In addition to facial treatments, Robin offers waxing, tinting, and makeup services.