Waxing seems like a simple beauty treatment?but at Wax Spa, there's more to it than meets the eye. First off, aestheticians must be licensed to ensure safe, effective treatments, and the wax is imported from Europe. Then, there's the strict policy against recycling wax and spatulas, which ensures a germ-free salon. With their lash services, artists apply silk strands that add length, volume, and curl to natural lashlines, providing optional fills to be used within three weeks of service. Their extensions come in pre-curled short, medium, or long synthetic lashes that are resistant to wear and last up to several months with touchups.
The team complements their waxes and lash services with an array of body contouring treatments, which rely on technology ranging from ultrasound waves to radio frequencies, which is a cosmetic treatment designed to tighten skin without the need for an incision or recovery time. The treatment uses radio frequencies to uniformly heat the dermis, or inner layer of skin, to tighten and help initiate the production of new collagen. Depending on the size of the treatment area, the procedure may take anywhere from 15 minutes for a facial to upwards of an hour for a full body treatment. The salon also brightens complexions with diamond microdermabrasion, which sloughs away dead surface skin to reveal the bright, youthful-looking skin beneath it. And no matter the treatment, each team member takes a customer-centered approach to their services, and helps to cultivate a warm atmosphere that puts clients at ease.
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 team at Sanctuary Salon & Spa, which is nestled within the foliage-lined, crisply black-and-white Sanctuary South Beach boutique hotel, nurtures bodies with organic products and anti-aging facials. Skilled aestheticians pamper visages with Dead Sea minerals and organic exfoliating flaxseeds, and stylists cut and color hair in the natural light that floods through the onsite salon. Clients can elect to receive massages, including hot-bamboo and deep-tissue modalities, in pristine white spa treatment rooms or pick another location in the hotel that they would prefer. Therapists can meet guests in their room or beside the rooftop pool surrounded by white tile steps and a manicured green strewn with lawn chairs and vacationing garden gnomes.
Executive Chef Frederic Delaire stocks his pantry with ingredients from local suppliers such as Paradise Farms, Worden Farms, and Winter Park Dairy, ensuring his menu of Mediterranean cuisine is full of fresh flavors straight from the fields. Some of his signature dishes include key west fish tacos and diver scallops pappardelle, as well as florida lobster salad with free-range egg and sherry vinaigrette. Grilled steaks and roasted chicken provide a meaty alternative to the many seafood offerings and shareable tapas sate smaller appetites. Diners have the choice of eating inside or al fresco on the terrace, which allows eyeballs to feast on views of the Atlantic Ocean and rocket ships as they land back on Earth.
Founded in New York in 1892, Russian & Turkish Baths' complex of steam rooms, massage rooms, and saunas rejuvenates tired soul sacks and obliterates the stress of daily routines. Cleanse your mind in the traditional Russian radiant room, where benches line a rock-walled furnace that pumps in intense, soothing heat. Or tap into cool serenity in the polar bear sauna, which promotes healthy skin and robust circulation while demoting mushy breath. The ocean-water jacuzzi and waterfall uses sulfurous ocean water to enrapture bodies with massaging minerals, and the hydrotherapy room uses high-pressure streams of water for an experience that's part relaxation and part recreation. Traditional Russian food is also available (though not included with this Groupon), and lockers for both men and women make returning to the outside world as easy as sneezing with your eyes open.
Rejuvenate Doctor's board-certified physicians help individuals not only treat the signs of aging but also prevent and even reverse them by focusing specifically on hormonal health. Following the idea that "we age because hormones decline," founder and medical director Dr. Tina Miranda and her med-spa staff strive to tailor anti-aging treatment plans that will stop that decline faster than you can say, "Stop declining, you stupid jerks!" The team uses complimentary consultations to devise a plan that may combine hormone-replacement therapy with nutrition counseling, exercise, and sleep techniques. As part of its restorative treatments, the team also works to reverse aging on the outside to help patients both feel and look younger. The staffers use cosmetic treatments such as Botox, Restylane, laser skin peels, and time machines to imbue even the most timeworn and wrinkle-riddled hides with youthful radiance.