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.
Lotus Hair Spa's certified stylists have made their beauty-bones during decades of experience in the cosmetology industry and will use all their expertise to meticulously manage your mane with a haircut and TIGI and Alterna products. Before a single scissor snips, though, the stylists will caress some of the body's most sensitive skin with a scintillating scalp massage that sometimes causes recipients to break out in involuntary opera singing. A brow shaping streamlines your eye caterpillars, significantly decreasing the likelihood of being mistaken for the Swedish Chef. The softly lit salon's sand-toned walls, decorative dark-wood furniture, and live bamboo shoots create a tranquil backdrop for an epidermal experience as calming as a bedtime story read by Morgan Freeman.
At Zuma Massage, owner and founder Russell Walgamott forges Eastern and Western massage techniques into completely customizable treatments. The licensed massage therapist, versed in Swedish massage, anatomy and physiology, and Chinese tui na massage, offers soothing sessions in 60-, 90-, and 120-minute increments. Clients can choose between tailor-made custom strokes designed to alleviate their specific maladies or a stress-reducing hot-stone massage. No matter the treatment, Russell confidently backs his services with a 100% guarantee. If a client is not completely satisfied, he'll try again with a complimentary massage or give them a free puppy. Satisfied clients, meanwhile, can enroll in Zuma’s contract- and fee-free membership program, which provides discounts on future services and gift cards.
Within the sun-drenched walls of dAverille Salon & Spa, Aesthetic Accent owner and licensed aesthetician Shauna Smith carefully lures inner beauty outward by calling on more than 20 years of experience. The skin specialist leads an expert team in harnessing microdermabrasion's and chemical peels' exfoliating powers to whisk away dead-skin-cell layers until healthy complexions shine through more brightly than the sun's ill-fated attempts at winning hide-and-seek. The spa's three signature corrective facials further restore faces with Ayur-Medic skincare products, which brim with pigment-reducing and collagen-stimulating antioxidants and vitamins. When she's not nourishing faces or bolstering bodies with waxing and massage, Shauna shares her seasoned beauty knowledge by providing consultations and training developing aestheticians.
The list of things to do while waiting for your color to set is short: read, stare at the wall, add your shoes' soles to the salon's walk of fame. Cut Loose Salons, however, offers a much better option. Clients may use any of the salon's electronic tablets, each of which is outfitted with Netflix streaming. But that's just the cherry on top at this Paul Mitchell Signature salon. Using Paul Mitchell products, as well as products by Redken, TIGI's Bed Head, and Johnny B., skilled stylists create sleek scissor cuts, brighten strands with full or partial highlights, and craft elegant updos for special occasions. In addition, the salon's technicians remove unwanted facial fuzz.
Inspired by the resilience, purity, and beauty of its namesake bloom, Lotus Hair Spa aims to relax and rejuvenate patrons with detailed salon services conducted in chic, calm environs. Stylists and makeup artists tend to locks and façades with premium Sojourn, Alfaparf Milano, and Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics products. Services typically begin with a complimentary consultation to ensure that each guest understands the cut, color, or lightning-bolt goatee that they'll be receiving. Guests receive numerous perks throughout their visit, including a complimentary shampoo with scalp massage, cosmetic touchups, and beverage service.