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 licensed rejuvenators at The Skin Station pamper clients with relaxing and beautifying treatments in an intimate, peaceful setting. The 50-minute microdermabrasion begins with a complimentary express facial, during which a tender technician steams, cleanses, and exfoliates the visage's outer covering and gently massages the underlying muscles to release pent-up tension accrued from winking at police dogs. Potent serums and retinol boosters from Image Skincare may be deployed to supply thirsty hide with hydration and reduce the appearance of aging, acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. The precision-handed spa artisan then glides a small crystal- or diamond-spraying zamboni across the mug to smoothly resurface it, providing exceptional exfoliation and softly slapping comatose collagen awake.
Talented cosmetology students hone their skills at Guy's Academy Hair, Skin & Nails. They maintain hair's health with thickening and conditioning formulas before snipping strands into chic haircuts. The pupils also paint locks with vivid permanent hues, highlights, and color glosses, and alter the textures of manes with perms, relaxers, and CHI smoothing treatments. Their skills extend beyond hair services, though. Students' beauty abilities shine when they perform nourishing body treatments, cleansing facials, and soothing reflexology treatments, and are enhanced by state-of-the-art technology during LED facials and microcurrent face-lifts. They also offer nailcare services, which range from classic mani-pedis to almond spa manicures and chocolate or peppermint pedicures.
Skin Solutions aims to treat an array of skin concerns while offering a serene environment for guests. While calming music plays in the background, technicians treat everything from hyperpigmentation to acne with myriad services. They pamper faces with anti-aging and men's facials, exfoliating enzyme and chemical peels, and fine-line-eliminating microdermabrasion treatments. To complement revitalized complexions, Skin Solutions offers facial and body waxing.
Shun J at N'His Image Healthy Skincare beautifies faces and bodies with a full menu of facials, wraps, and hair-removal services. Her complexion-cleansing repertoire spans from quick 15-minute mini facials to luxuriously relaxing 90-minute customized facials, while her wraps pamper birthday suits from the lapel down. Shun J also adds flutter to eyelids with band, cluster, or individual lash extensions, and she can whisk away unwanted strands with professional threading and waxing treatments.