Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines and retired robocops administer quality spa services. Providing an enjoyable Contempo Spa experience, these friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and spray tanning to coldly calculated logic debates. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Services include hydro-derma fusion (a $25 value), which deeply hydrates, nourishes, and rejuvenates lackadaisical skin, as well as Mystic spray tanning (a $35 value), which applies a bronzing melanin marinade. Additionally, a VIP tanning session (a $12.95 value) embeds healthy shine to pasty skin without the use of muscle vinaigrette, and a hydro or aqua massage (a $25 value) relieves stress, sheds muscle tension stemming from crocodile wrestling, increases flexibility, and helps with photoskinthesis.
Author and Juut SalonSpa owner David Wagner channels a childhood spent watching nature’s beauty into his Aveda salon’s eight locations. The studio stylists and other staff members, many of whom benefit from the company’s extensive training program, perform services beneath shelves laden with Aveda products. The botanically sourced elixirs repair and sculpt hair naturally without subjecting it to other products’ unpleasant chemicals or a robot hairdresser’s endless questions about love.
Brian Graham Salon calls itself a "sanctuary of beauty" where head shrubbery is sculpted by the most seasoned shears. Its staff of hair consultants work collectively with each guest to create extraordinary looks while providing as much personal attention and affection as a tree frog's toes give a slippery leaf. Rein in sprawling tresses with a haircut ($30 and up), or achieve a vibrant new look with a shampoo/style ($40 and up) and a glittering space suit from 1964. Other available services include waxing, updos, tints, partial and full foils, and specialty colors.
Amid the modern, minimalist decor of MENS SPA, stylists treat clients to an array of male-tailored salon and spa services, such as haircuts with hot towels and anti-aging facials. A consultation precedes each haircut, giving clients the opportunity to describe their desired style or favorite childhood comb. Styling sessions also include a complimentary cappuccino or espresso.
Massage therapist Craig Genereux has a diploma in relaxation: he received his training at CenterPoint Massage and Shiatsu Therapy School and Clinic. Now, he wields trained hands at a number of Minneapolis-based clinics, including Hermen Health. Shiatsu and hot-stone massages are among his services, as well as soothing hammam and japanese foot treatments.
The staff of St. Anthony Main Massage & Health Works believes in the body’s ability to heal itself, and in massage as a catalyst to spur that process. Therapists gently manipulate tendons and connective tissue, employing different massage styles for each area of the body. Lymphatic massage helps boost the immune system, Swedish massage improves circulation, and sports massage bolsters the body’s ability to hammer-toss. Therapists also traffic in reflexology, neuro-muscular therapy, and one-hour sessions to ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia.