The laid-back, fun-loving mentality of SoCal surf culture pervades Spa Samudra & Hair Lounge. Kids and pets walk freely throughout the premises as shoppers peruse the organic skincare line, made from wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Spa Samudra, however, seamlessly balances this surfer charm with the staples of a traditional day spa. Its organic skincare products, for example, are used in classic facials, which include steam cleans, exfoliation, and optional extractions. The aesthetic team also brightens faces with peels and soothes feet with detox footbaths. In addition, the 11 hairstylists at the up-and-coming hair salon pamper strands with an array of haircuts, color, and smoothing Brazilian Blowouts.
Avallon Salon & Day Spa has a service for practically any beauty need. Want to hydrate and nourish skin? In that case, take your pick from an array of signature body treatments. For instance, the 45-minute salt glow includes a full body exfoliation, shower, and Dermalogica lotion, plus dead sea and healing salts for a soft sheen. There's also a sea mud pack, a sugar scrub, and a "power pack" of soymilk and oatmeal to choose from?and that's only the body treatments. The staff also beautifies with haircuts and color, waxing, and facial services; massage services melt away tension and stress.
Feather hair extensions and chunky teal or fire-engine-red highlights are just a few of the eye-catching trends performed at Chi Cuts Hair & Nail Salon. Stylists adorn clients with these and more-natural, sun-kissed looks during highlights and color treatments. Color also winds its way into mani-pedis, where nail techs groom and top digits with vibrant polish.
With its more than 150 polish shades, Carlana Nail Spa can take nails from natural pink to unnatural pink. From basic manicures and pedicures to Shellac french manicures and spa mani-pedis, nail guru Ana Johnson expertly shapes nails and softens skin during a range of treatments.
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.
At Iconz Hair Studio and Day Spa, the level of detail put into the salon's elegant décor is second only to the attention poured into every haircut, massage, and facial. Inside, sparkling chandeliers throw light onto velvet damask couches, where clients enjoy complimentary snacks and drinks from the salon's coffee bar before shedding strands with a Brazilian wax or adopting new ones in the form of extensions. Candles cast a soft glow inside private treatment rooms, where therapists cast off tension with the soothing kneads of a Swedish or hot-stone massage or buff skin with body scrubs, custom blended with aromatherapy oils or natural herbs. Gilded mirrors allow customers to get a glimpse of their newly radiant selves as they pass through the salon's crimson-curtain-lined doorways on their way back into the world. Products by brands such as Lanza, Iso, and Vitale Pro can help to maintain new looks at home or inside any blow-dryer-equipped bookstore.