Brandi Nuttall, the owner of Dolce Salon & Spa, must believe that you can never have too much of a good thing. Expanding upon her first and second Dolce locations, which measure in at 12,000 and 13,000 square feet, respectively, she opened the third hub in 2007, and now there is a fourth. The 30,000-square-foot behemoth built in 2007 houses 62 styling stations, 21 spa rooms, 14 pedicure thrones, a makeup counter, a brow bar, and manicure stations. All four locations boast the same services?though at different scales?as well as men?s hair and spa treatments and bridal styling. Unlike hotels that charge extra for doorknobs and oxygen, the salons have a generous streak. They provide hairstyling services to those who donate to Locks of Love, spa services to local foster children, and hair clippings to areas affected by oil spills.
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.
ProTan Spa's tanning systems foster glowing complexions amid a highly sanitized salon, which lines its walls with California Tan, Designer Skin, and Australian Gold lotions. Staffers help clients outline an individualized tan plan, which determines the ideal combination of time in tanning beds and VersaSpa spray-tanning booths so that clients can achieve their envisioned color without having to swallow the tint knob of an old television. ProTan Spa also houses a red-light-therapy capsule that resuscitates waning skin by stimulating collagen, and the center swaddles clients in the heated silicone pads of infrared body wraps designed to make calories sizzle.
Gigi?s Mind, Body, & Soul Day Spa?s staff members commit themselves to creating a calming spa environment and providing a totally relaxing experience during every service they perform. Aestheticians at the Spa hail from the Southwest Institute of Natural Aesthetics and bring their own knowledge of massage therapy, cosmetic laser technology, and skincare to the center. In addition to rejuvenating countenances with hydrating facials and waxing unwanted stubble, they also incorporate more advanced procedures into their menu. Microdermabrasion treatments even out skin tone by smoothing away dead cells, and chemical peels minimize the appearance of dermal blemishes, such as sun damage, wrinkles, and freckles in the shape the client?s age.
Unlike yo-yo diets that usually see folks going it alone, the weight-loss programs at New Results Medical Weight Loss come with the help of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven H. Wiener. The good doctor oversees not one, but two weight loss programs. The first is powered by a prescription appetite suppressant, and the other by an amino acid appetite suppressant. Both programs include medical services such as blood work, vitamin B injections, and EKGs that aren't available during non-medical weight loss programs. Moreover, participants receive weekly check-ins that spur weight loss efforts better than anything at the Rent-A-Drill-Sergeant shop.