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.
The licensed massage therapists at Massage Advantage dote on visitors with a slew of custom massage techniques, including Swedish, prenatal, and deep tissue. Armed with warm blankets and a credo to respect patients' privacy, therapists begin each 30- or 60-minute session with a discussion on clients' specific aches and ailments. Therapists can also haul their equipment to office buildings for workplace chair massages that help reinvigorate fatigued employees or stressed-out water coolers during 5–15 minute stints. Each succession of kneads is designed to alleviate stress, muscles soreness, and various medical conditions, such as high blood pressure.
With salon and spa services that range from haircuts to pedicures, the team at Max Salon and Spa pampers patrons literally from head to toe. Their signature haircuts, facials, massages, and waxing services come with some supplemental courtesies. Standard haircuts come with Aveda stress-relieving treatments to relax muscles. Meanwhile, every plant peel, green science facial, and MAX signature facial starts with a personalized skin analysis, resulting in a treatment as one-of-a-kind as a monogrammed snowflake.
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Melanie Foster focuses her talents on clients’ peepers. The certified Lavish Lashes technician applies up to 100 individual lashes per eye, bulking up fringe and adding enough length to properly flutter and braid. She uses a medical grade adhesive to apply the synthetic lashes, and her work lasts between two to four weeks before a tocuchup is needed.
When Lolamax Salon?s stylists first lay eyes on new clients, they?re concerned with more than just the state of their hair. They scan each new face, searching for the cuts and styles that will best flatter those features. They also inquire about clients? lifestyles?can they devote an hour to hair prep every morning, or do they need something that?s wash-and-wear? It?s not until stylists have their answers that they finally pick up their scissors and begin.
Hair appointments kick off with a relaxing scalp massage powered by Aveda shampoos and conditioners before stylists leads clients to the salon chair for a chic cut, a Goldwell color treatment, or a keratin smoothing treatment. Men can conceal grays or color over bald spots with Reshade hair color that lasts for up to eight weeks; women can sit back as their stylist weaves locks with Great Lengths hair extensions. Aside from styling hair, the Lolamax staff offers brow and lash tints and removes unwanted fuzz from the eyebrows and upper lip.