A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach A 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.
With three levels of UV beds and an organic, FDA-approved spray-tanning solution at their hands, the Smart Tan–certified staff at Coconutz Tanning Spa can create a customized tanning regimen to match nearly any skin type or desired level of darkness. The salon’s UV beds contain up to 56 bulbs that bronze skin, and optional high-pressure tanners show embarrassing home videos to quickly add color to faces. The spray tan’s natural, organic ingredients diffuse across skin in a hand-sprayed mist, imbuing your body with a summery sheen that lasts five or more days. When the golden mist clears, shelves stocked with a lineup of sunless-tanning and tan-enhancing lotions come into view. These specially formulated products further darken the skin’s hue and protect it from drying out with added moisturizers.
Housed inside Azure Aesthetics, Good Vibrationz specializes in Laser Lipo treatments that work to sculpt bodies without invasive needles or tubes. The Lapex 2000 Laser Lipo reduces the appearance of cellulite and shrinks fat cells with the help of diode lasers and Shrinky Dinks plastic. The paddles send specific wavelengths of light beneath the skin's surface, penetrating cells so they release the fatty acids within. With the help of a whole-body vibration platform and the body's own metabolism, these fatty acids are flushed from the body, and clients can get back to their normal routines with no downtime or long, protracted goodbye letters to their unwanted fat.
Inland Empire Dermatology's board-certified dermatologist Dr. Paul Ross and his hand-selected aesthetician Sarah Mjelde help clients feel at ease during personalized medical and aesthetic skincare treatments. No matter the client's age, Dr. Ross aims to diagnose skin cancer early using a dermoscopy technique to examine each mole and pigmented lesion tagging the client's body or growing at the place where their body meets their shadow. Since joining the Inland family more than six years ago, aesthetician Sarah has shown an aptitude for revitalizing complexions using advanced technology, including a trio of lasers—Iridex Diolite 532 and Candela's GentleLase and Smoothbeam—which gently whisk away unwanted pigmentation, hair, and acne. Sarah also dolls up visages with expert makeup applications utilizing Jane Iredale cosmetics. Those unsure about their current skincare routine can tote in their epidermis-enhancing products, and Sarah will give them an honest evaluation and suggest products that can better benefit their skin, which could include the Clarisonic brushes, NeoStrata products, and Viveté Revitalizing Eye Cream lining the office's shelves.
Whether they're smoothing out cellulite or laying on a coat of bronze, the technicians at Azure Aesthetics dedicate their entire attention to one organ: the skin. Their treatments strive to make guests comfortable and confident by addressing a wide range of ailments. Facials combat conditions such as acne, wrinkles, or rosacea, though each one begins with a custom skin analysis and lifestyle review. For a full-body service, customers choose their preferred scent of exfoliating sugar scrub: mango, vanilla cocoa bean, or Brazil nut. And, when it comes to reducing dimples or shaping a more svelte silhouette, the staff has multiple tools at their disposal?they utilize a Lapex 2000 lipo-laser machine, as well as far-infrared slimming technology and Bioslimming wraps.
SunSational Tanning provides bronze seekers with one Mystic Tan spray-tan booth and 14 tanning beds in a 3,500-square-foot tanning salon. Tanners can step into a standup Mystic Tan spray-tan booth, where a mechanical airbrush travels from head to pinky toe, spritzing the body with a custom sunless formulation that results in a deep, long-lasting bronze that can't be bought in a pawn shop. Clients can also opt for Sudatonic infrared body wraps that promote weight loss, red light therapy that stimulates collagen production in the skin, and UV tanning beds. The tanning salon also features a coffee house that serves gourmet coffee and offers free WiFi so customers can research next season's tanning trends. The shop sports a merchandise section that includes apparel and skin care products from Designer Skin, California Tan, and Australian Gold.