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.
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.
Dermis offers five different treatment masks to choose from?including a revitalizing mask, a detox mask, and a hydrating mask. The wealth of options shows that this skincare spa offers nuanced, results-oriented treatments for an array of skin types. The goal here is skin repair and health, with advanced treatments designed to inspire a youthful glow. Specialists coax these radiant colors while battling acne scars or wrinkles with both PCA signature facials and enhanced Jessner's peels. Or the beauty techs can remove unwanted body hair with full-body waxing. Once skin is cleansed and free of wine mustaches, clients can sign up for cosmetic flourishes such as lash extensions and tinting.
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.
Anthony Korell knows the power of a first impression. As a licensed aesthetician, he knows the impact a face can have, and so he focuses on helping clients put their best face forward. He aims to deliver the most appropriate skincare treatment for each client, drawing from microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and facials, and focusing on issues such as anti-aging, acne, and sensitive skin. His repertoire also includes specialty treatments, such as the chocolate-strawberry enzyme facial, which features skin-friendly antioxidants and a scent eerily reminiscent of the cake that tap-dances through your dreams every night.
Meridian Laser Clinic views weight loss as a way to improve the quality and longevity of life, although the clinic won't deny its aesthetic benefits. Taking all these elements into consideration, the staff of doctors and certified technicians blends a holistic philosophy with cold-laser technology to improve clients' health. These staff members apply FDA-approved, low-level cold lasers that help clients trim body fat and tone and sculpt curves. Then, they follow up with nutrition and fitness suggestions so clients can maintain and sustain their health and newly toned bodies.