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.
Boca Tanning Club salons bronze clients with the help of super tanning beds and booths, as well as UV-free VersaSpa spray-tanning booths. Clients walk past the painted vines, rocks, and rainforest-themed decor before stepping into the spray-tanning booths, which gild limbs in 60 seconds, or into a super bed, which caramelizes skin in less time than a traditional bed. In private rooms, technicians wielding airbrush systems custom shade and contour muscles while de-emphasizing vestigial tails.
Monique Sader starts each session with a one-on-one consultation, which she finds to be a more effective method to determine skin’s needs than rolling a Ouija board’s planchette over its surface. Sader then cleanses and moisturizes faces with such services as the high-tech HydraFacial. At the end of each appointment, she provides tips and product recommendations so that clients can maintain the results of their facials at home.
A row of plush white leather seats stands out amid a sea of pink in Lace Nail Lab's main studio. The studio is furnished with seats that have soft red pillows, where the ministrations of dedicated nail technicians tend to feet and hands, maybe those of a client, maybe those of a clock that fell off the wall. Sparkling pink walls and Asian-inspired lamps add to the atmosphere of color-coded luxury. Facials, waxing, and massages round out the menu of beautifying services.
Within the pink walls of The V Spot Salon, pampering pros provide a plethora of services to transform forlorn figures into beaming beauty queens. Indulge in a Shellac manicure, which will leave your nails filed, cleansed, and enameled. After tidying your finger canvases, a face ace expertly dabs on a careful coating of color with a professional airbrush makeup application. Next, a stylish updo renders tresses coiffed and ready for glamorous events from a debutante ball to a black-tie ballgame. Those looking to spicy up their anatomies may opt for a custom vajazzling ($35+), during which a bling master bedazzles birthday suits with an embellishment of Swarovski crystals. Dermal designers may opt for the flirtatious pattern of their choice, such as a butterfly, a heart, or their favorite sonnet. Whether beautifying your body's attic or basement, toast your time at The V Spot Salon with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, or a nonalcoholic sparkling beverage for those under 21.
American Laser Centers provides BEAUTY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY. Since 2002, we have performed over 6 million treatments in our 170 clinics across the country. We are committed to offering the newest and most effective treatment technologies to deliver the safest and fastest results.