A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Automated Spa is a futuristic relaxation atmosphere 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 one-two combo of total-body bliss, both of the featured services refresh the epidermal, muscular, and cranial regions of guests. During the 30-minute express massage, the skilled massage therapists can implement any combination of techniques––including Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, and the gentle Babe Ruth, among others. Products from brands such as Eminence and Biotone enhance skinly satisfaction with each well-tuned stroke. To amplify the muscle-melting magic, dayscaping guests immerse themselves in the detoxifying infrared solar sauna, which is designed to ease tension, open pores, and clear the mind of worries about how to draw a realistic-looking horse.
Sun Your Buns' mobile airbrush tanning gives clients a full-body sunkissed glow in their own home. Airbrush applications take place in a transportable tanning tent to help avoid any unwanted bronzed coffee tables. The skilled tan technicians apply a full-body mist of a tanning solution containing DHA, which works with the skin’s own keratin to darken it naturally. The treatment typically takes about 30 minutes, and results can last up to 10 days. The process eliminates the need for harmful UV rays, letting customers enjoy a golden gleam without the risk of wrinkles and sun damage.
Three aestheticians, a massage therapist, a threading artist, three treatment rooms, and a treasure-trove of paraben-free skincare products await visitors at Esthetique Facial Spa—basically, everything that’s needed to tend to all skin types. Tucked beside the Whole Foods Market on Magazine Street, Esthetique Facial Spa and its savvy staff have welcomed clients to relax and rejuvenate since 2008. Makeup lessons with artist Elise Davis help patrons master crafting fresh new looks or using tried-and-true techniques, and fertility massage aims to restore balance in the reproductive system and help break up scar tissue.
Wink Eyelash Bar & Makeup Studio creates photo-worthy looks from the neck up. Makeup technicians color faces with a formula that is smudge proof, waterproof, and glow in the dark. Individual and strip lashes bolster existing fringe's length and volume.
The staff at Electric Sun Tanning Salon facilitates hue transformations with a full range of UV-tanning beds and sunless spray services accented by tropical murals and décor. During Level 1 or 2 Mystic Tans, nozzles swivel and coat bodies evenly from head to toe in a dermis-darkening formula. Mystic sessions help avoid UV rays and the sun’s vengeful glares when you ask the moon out for coffee.