Open 7 days a week, UltraSkin Wax Center’s team of licensed aestheticians banishes unwanted bristles with a signature three-step waxing process and rejuvenates visages with IPL photofacials. During the Celebrity eyebrow wax, brow architects employ UltraSkin’s cleanser, unique wax blend, and soothing gel to construct accentuating eye bridges. After 5–10 minutes, brows emerge neatly trimmed, tinted, and shaped into elegant arches or extreme lightning bolts. In the 30- to 45-minute IPL photofacial, experienced and IPL-trained aesthetician Novi Perez wields intense pulsed photon beams to scare away fine lines and wrinkles. The facial leaves skin firmer and smoother than an authoritarian dolphin, with even pigmentation and a youthful glow.
Led by owner Gretchen Lampinen, Bella Bronze LLC’s aestheticians help clients get sun-kissed skin with tanning beds and airbrush tans. Monthly tan packages allow patrons to bask in the glow of unlimited visits to Super and Mega beds, which imbue skin with vitamin D packed neatly into beams of UV light much like multicolored fruit candy is neatly packed into rainbows. Skilled staffers also work to prettify frames with detoxifying body wraps and improve smiles with teeth-whitening services.
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.
At Splash of Beauty, Amy Robinson oversees a menu of total-body beauty services. Fingers and toes sparkle with nail services that include mani-pedis, acrylics, gel treatments, and custom nail art. Amy can also bronze bodies with spray tanning or prepare bodies to reveal themselves with a waxing menu that de-fuzzes entire figures. She offers eight varieties of facial treatments, including microdermabrasion, body facials, and specially formulated facials that can treat fine lines, small scars, and pigmentation problems. She also specializes in makeup services for all occasions, including special events and themed parties.
Suite 200’s troupe of digit designers pampers hands and feet with indulgent mani-pedis and a rainbow of OPI or no-chip Shellac polishes. During the 30-minute manicure, a tender tech will slather finger farms with an exfoliating scrub and essential oils before wrapping appendages in warm towels to seal in moisture. Upon rendering clappers silky soft, the nail artist will delicately trim cuticles, file talons, and paint keratin canvases in a vibrant coating of polish or—with today's second option—no-chip Shellac that can last up to two weeks, like a mustache drawn in permanent maker. Meanwhile, feet relish sweet serenity in a bubbly footbath before relinquishing tension and sock animosity at the hands of a relaxing foot scrub. To finish each pedi pampering, the aestheticians shape toe shingles in perfect rectangles or tasteful parabolas, then apply a coat of OPI polish, leaving tootsies shining brighter than a cockatoo under a black light.
The stylists at Strands Salon and Spa understand the importance of a beauty routine. More importantly, they know how hard it can be to maintain one alone. That's why they pamper each guest with a full array of haircare and spa services. Haircuts, sew-ins, and relaxers are just a few of the updates they can make to styles. Along with hair, they turn their attention to nails, pampering hands and feet with aloe scrubs, tea-tree oil, and French polish. Waxes and sunless tanning services are also available.