A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach 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.
A talented stylist and extension artist tackles every hair-related need inside Fall N Love Hair & Extensions. Armed with high-quality products by brand-name lines such as Redken, Pureology, and Keratin Complex, the stylist deftly scissor away split ends and fashion trendy new styles, while also making hair look younger and healthier with advanced coloring techniques and nourishing conditioning treatments. Of course, the salon's real specialty is hair extensions, and the experienced extension expert employ several different styles?including the Ultratress II, a tape in extension that lays so flat it's almost invisible?to add length, fullness, and drama to locks. When not busy beautifying hair, the salon professional might be found waxing it away from brows and upper lips, or enhancing the suggestive power of every wink or sultry squint by beefing up lash lines with eyelash extensions.
The "L" in L Skincare stands for luxury, which aesthetician Lindsay Jackson takes to heart as she pampers clients with results-driven skincare treatments. Customized facials often include collagen boosts, pumpkin antioxidants, or Vitamin C to help specific skin woes, from hyperpigmentation to acne to the growth of fish gills. Along with facials, Lindsay also helps clients get rid of unwanted facial or body hair with waxing services, and heightens natural beauty with brow or lash tinting.
Convenience comes first at Celebrity Tanning, where a plethora of metro locations, extended hours, and a large lineup of tanning equipment ensure clients can achieve a sun-kissed glow with minimum fuss. Four tiers of UV beds offer escalating amenities that add to the comfort and efficacy of tanning sessions, incorporating extra facial tanners, aromatherapy, MP3 hookups, and inspirational posters of famous suns from other galaxies. For more immediate results, the salon’s automated Mystic Tan booth sends sweeping jets of misted bronzer over bodies to create a streak-free tan that lasts 7–10 days after one 60-second session. The staff of tanning specialists can help customers choose the right type of session for their skin or budget, answering any questions that may come up. Tan-prolonging lotions from brands such as Australian Gold and California Tan are also available to enhance the depth and duration of a tan without equipping clothes with UVA bulbs.
For some, a few quick swipes of eyeliner and lipstick are enough to help them face the day. For others, it doesn't even begin to make them feel beautiful, or, at the very least, is just tiresome to deal with day after day. At EverLasting Beauty by CYNDI, Cyndi Gerlach works with clients to create more lasting beauty solutions, whether through the application of permanent makeup or removal of acne scars, stretch marks, and tattoos. She is a certified permanent makeup and paramedical makeup artist, using MRI-safe pigments and FDA-approved equipment to do anything from filling in sparse brows to re-creating full brows lost to alopecia. She can also use her wide range of pigments to reconstruct areolas or fill in areas unpigmented by vitiligo.
At Derma Bella Progressive Skin Care, aestheticians revitalize complexions with facials that use lemon ingredients to brighten sun-damaged skin or antioxidant-rich raspberries and peaches to restore a youthful appearance. Aestheticians also perform enzyme peels and ultrasonic microdermabrasion, in which an oscillating wand delivers Oxygen Botanicals products deep into skin to remove built-up residue and encourage cellular turnover. Microdermabrasion treatments are gentle, and usually involve no downtime or delay before clients can apply makeup again. Aestheticians also can wax away stray strands on the face before placing it behind glass inside a custom picture frame, where it will remain beautiful forever.