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.
With a dedicated team of experienced stylists, DeZining Shearz helps clients reach their beauty goals with a variety of professional salon services, such as hair coloring, bridal styles, waxing, and permanent cosmetics. Treat the whole clan to a collective head-fluff makeover with modern cuts for each man ($22), woman ($35), and child ($15) still unable to make eye contact with the pantomime-themed family portrait on the mantle. Keep colored tresses vibrant with a quick touchup treatment ($45) or sport trendy new pigments with a full-noggin color application ($60). Professionally administered perms ($60+) transform lifeless locks into tufts of coiled radiance and neck-lapping waviness sure to outshine any collection of powdered wigs. DeZining Shearz is open Monday–Saturday. Customers are serviced in a clean, comfortable setting with a front-row view of the contemporary artwork-lined waiting room.
True Colors Salon's owner recently remodeled the place, adding modern texture and color to all the furnishings. Stylists perform much the same service upon peoples' hair, creating new looks for their clients. Meanwhile, therapists sooth muscular tension with massages, and technicians shape nails and paint them with unique nail art. Chazidie Lane adds even more variety to the services with her specialized skin treatments that restore moisture to winter-weather- or sun-damaged skin. She combines her facials with hair removal, shaping eyebrows or removing lip fuzz with the aid of hot wax.
Tracy Brown, the mastermind behind SkinTastic, complements her certifications—a NovaLash extensionist, a PCA Skin chemical-peel specialist, and a microdermabrasion specialist—with dermatologist-grade and holistic products. Her clients regularly stop in for an assortment of services, ranging from eyelash extensions and acne treatments to waxes and threading. SkinTastic is headquartered inside The Master's Touch Salon and would enjoy long walks on the beach if it had legs.