At La' Bella's Day Spa & Salon, expert aestheticians craft youth-lending serums to brighten visages. During each one-hour fall harvest pedicure, a trained technician administers a spa pedicure with autumn scents such as pumpkin, orange, and cinnamon alongside a paraffin treatment and extra hot towels.
Though Regal Nails, Salon & Spa is a national franchise, every location is helmed by an independent owner. With this power comes responsibility—in order to bear the company's name, each salon must meet certain standards during regular visits that ensure its staff are up to snuff in terms of costumer service, quality of services, and cleanliness. Hospital-grade disinfectants and autoclaves must be used to sterilize all equipment, from basins to manicure tools, and anything porous must be hurled into an active volcano after one use. Though these safety standards set the salons apart, they aren't the only focus. Stylists and nail technicians pamper clients while making them feel beautiful, building confidence and a sense of style in the process. This is the main goal as staffers massage and buff hands and feet until they're soft and then gussy up nails during standard and gel mani-pedis.
Spa Belleza's seasoned aestheticians treat blemishes and dissolve the signs of aging with the customized ministrations of the Bioelements spa facial. Skin sessions begin with a detailed analysis, during which face wizards note a face's tendencies toward dryness, acne, and ventriloquism. Skin staffers then reboot complexions with a deep cleansing before coating visages in a customized mask that aims to oust acne colonies, rehydrate dry skin, or iron out pesky wrinkles. After an exfoliating scrub peels back rough outer layers, an extraction treatment cleans out pores to create a complexion clearer than a nudist ghost. The soothing treatment takes place in a spa nestled amongst the scenic foliage of the nearby historic Garden District.
Oasis Salon and Spa's mane masters cultivate shinier coiffures with a Brazilian Blowout Zero treatment within a tranquil beauty house boasting beige walls and wood floors. During the 90-minute process, this plant-based bonding system seals hair with a protective protein layer, transforming it into more manageable head shrubbery that's quicker to blow-dry, easier to curl, and less accommodating to eagles looking for a place to hatch their young. After a post-treatment aftercare shampoo, clients can choose to leave their hair curly or have a seasoned stylist straighten it.
As a certified cosmetologist with decades of experience and a doctor of naturopathic medicine, Diana Adair makes a strong connection between health and beauty. After graduating from the Vidal Sassoon Academy, becoming a color specialist for Wella International, and serving as the chairman and president of the Louisiana Cosmetology Association, Adair became more and more interested in the physical mechanisms that affect a person's appearance. She authored the book Dare to be Young, The Internal and External Age Reversing Program and developed her own skincare line, D. Adair Cosmetics. The line includes all-natural cleansers, night creams, and her flagship product—the vitamin-rich Dare to be Young lotion with herbal extracts and essential oils. The formula helps tighten pores and enhance the production of collagen and elastin, which can firm skin that has become lax due to aging or repeated skydiving.
Clients may experience the skincare line's anti-aging benefits in person at Griffis & A'Dairs Salon. The salon performs custom haircuts, styling, and color services, as well as waxing, facials, and chemical peels.
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.