Park Place Salon's talented team heeds the needs of clients' every wisp, strand, and cuticle with a full range of beautifying services and name-brand products. During a facial waxing, aestheticians whisk away facial fuzz on the eyebrow, lip, and chin, sculpting carefully shaped brows and a smooth, hair-free smile. Toes and fingers find fashion-forward freshening with a manicure and pedicure, where one of Park Place Salon’s wizened digit-doctors spruces up paws with an hour-long cleaning, shaping, and polishing. If a tired haircut is keeping hat filler from making new friends, the steady-handed scissors-wielders will consult with each client to find a cut and style that exudes grace and modernity, further enlivening dull tresses with a splash of Goldwell color and a quick lesson in Proust.
Essencials wields an effective combination of skin-centric services carried out by licensed experts to pamper world-weary bodies. Surrender skin to the staff of amiable professionals for laser hair-removal treatments, where focused photons will uproot unwanted follicle forests on the underarms ($125 per session), lip ($99 per session), or chin ($125 per session). Four sessions ensure that fuzz forming in all growth cycles will be properly zapped into submission, leaving skin bare and as radiant as an incorruptible light bulb in a smelter. Essencials provides an indulgent atmosphere to fully relax rigid bodies, with high-beamed ceilings, the soothing crackle of a fireplace, and 4,000 square feet of quiet elegance.
Like any good teacher, style director and salon owner Shelley Hutchinson believes you are never done learning. Her 14 years as a cosmetologist have led her to oversee a staff of hairstylists, aestheticians, and massage therapists, all of whom continue to hone their skills through educational seminars. As they absorb new techniques, they graduate on a track from apprentice to senior stylist, having chosen a major in either scissor biology or beehive keeping. Shelley herself attends international trade shows to keep up with the world's aesthetic tastes, adapting her knowledge of cuts and colors to make the most of the salon's partnership with Goldwell.
Inside Shelley's beautification venue, sunlight illuminates fixtures inspired by the natural world. Potted trees, floral arrangements, and bamboo window shades complement the earth-toned walls of private spa and public styling areas. The services also draw from nature: guests can warm their feet during the Tranquil Earth pedicure featuring hot rocks, or they can nourish their features with an enzyme peel's pineapple and papaya extracts.
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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. Personal spa assistants are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment.
At New Attitudes Salon, talented stylists and aestheticians pamper clients with a spectrum of hair, skin, and body treatments. To keep hairdos in line and up to date, a CHI master educator can glide her scissors through locks or apply a flattering, ammonia-free color. Facials employ potent ingredients such as volcanic ash and glycolic acid to tighten pores and even out tone, and body scrubs refresh below-chin skin with mixtures of sea salt and organic essential oils. Treatment rooms fill with therapeutic scents of vanilla, lavender, and peppermint during spa appointments, ensuring clients leave with minds as calm as the audience at a snail race.
Caramel wood tones swirl throughout Body & Sol Tanning's studio, modeling the hues customers adopt during UV bed sessions and UV-free airbrush appointments. With three levels of solar-simulation chambers, tanners spend between 2–15 minutes absorbing healthy amounts of light from fresh bulbs. Specialized facial lamps ensure that features receive an even coat, and lotions by Synergy Tan and JWoww help to stimulate bronzing while basting bodies with additional moisture. Body & Sol Tanning also offers professional airbrushing appointments, during which a trained professional applies an even mist to eliminate pale complexions and regrets of napping outside underneath a hammock.