During more than two decades in the beauty industry, Charity—the head of Hair 1 and Spa 2—has amassed a wide-ranging arsenal of expertise, excelling in fields as diverse as laser hair removal and manicures. In her capacity as a stylist, her cut and color services revamp coifs, and her facials, peels, and Photo Lite age-spot treatments rejuvenate the faces beneath them. Alternatively, her massages, which include Swedish or deep tissue, dissolve stress and facilitate internal harmony. Clients can pop into her Zen-like salon or schedule an appointment for her to visit their homes or live-in solariums.
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 depilation artists at Brow Art 23's boutique produce carefully sculpted eyebrows and perform precision threading and waxing services. During their signature eyebrow-threading services, the boutique's technicians wield two threads over fuzzy body surfaces to pull out fine hairs or sculpt fuzz into neat shapes quickly and effortlessly. Their arsenal of eyebrow-pampering products also includes angled eyebrow brushes, stencils, and makeup to glam up bland brows and keep new looks fresh at home. Threading can also be done on other parts of the body besides the face, leaving any area smooth or remaining hair formed into the name Denise. The boutique also offers henna tattoos and eyelash extensions, rounding out its suite of beautifying services.
On a daily basis, the body is subjected to countless stresses, everything from exercise and weather to a roommate's predilection for polka music. Luckily, A L'amour Boutique & Spa offers a relaxing sanctuary for body relaxation. There, massages unravel knotted muscles and can even be geared toward pregnant women. The staff further relaxes clients with chocolate-scented massage oils, shea butter, hot stones, and warm neck pillows.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Eyelash Extensions
Transformations Medical Spa rebuilds bodies from the cells up, focusing on creating a beautiful visage and smooth skin. Its chemical peels and anti-aging treatments vanquish meddlesome wrinkles and skin damage, and its eyelash treatments thicken or add a dash of color to peepers. For a more full-body approach to beauty, Dermosonic cellulite treatments can remove dimples from the hips and thighs, and body wraps infuse the skin with nutrients and release toxins from their eternal slumber.