The Le Belle Visage Day Spa staff utilizes the latest technology and naturally derived products to care for skin. They reveal fresher faces with several exfoliating procedures, including diamond-tip microdermabrasion, the ultrasonic DermaSound system, and a variety of chemical and enzyme peels. The staff carefully analyzes visages to recommend appropriate formulas from the Éminence organic skincare line, whose fruit-based and herbal ingredients are manually harvested at a solar- and wind-powered farm in Hungary.
Among the spa's 12 types of facials, the Quatre Mains (four hands) treatment provides an ideal combination of cleansing and relaxation: two hands perform a customized European facial and shadow-puppet version of The English Patient while two hands simultaneously massage the legs, feet, arms, and hands. Wood floors and antique-style furniture give the space an intimate and homelike ambiance.
Indulge Spa & Salon's services cover beauty both inside and out. Staff members teach clients the Emotional Freedom Technique, a style of acupressure used to reduce negative emotions and vanquish pain; they also use red-light therapy to soothe bodily aches. But their treatments also include traditional spa-and-salon selections: tanning, collagen injections, and cellulite-reduction treatments round out the beauty offerings.
La Bella Vita Salon's beauty professionals are renowned for their haircare services, but continue to gain notability for their customizable spa treatments. In addition to smoothing skin with facials and waxes, aestheticians nourish it with chemical peels and microdermabrasion. The specialists relax the body with hot-stone therapy and back treatments, and highlight the natural beauty of eyes with faux mink lash extensions or permanent liner. Hardwood planks stretch across the salon floor, creating an earthy aesthetic that's enhanced by bonsai trees and occasional thunderstorms.
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.
Step into the sunless spray of a VersaSpa booth ($25 for one session) and sprint out in a flat 60 seconds with a third-place Olympic finish. Choose either a clear bronzing solution that reaches its colorful peak in six hours and lasts up to a week, or opt for the clear solution coupled with a cosmetic bronzer (which will wash off with your first shower, leaving the clear solution) for immediate results.
Urban Esthetics' location is a fitting one. The skin-centric spa is nestled within a historic building that's been meticulously maintained. Just as developers have preserved the mature building's grandeur, Urban Esthetics' aestheticians preserve the skin's natural beauty. To that end, the team customizes facials and microdermabrasions to meet the clients' unique needs, restoring the face's youthful glow while paring down wrinkles and other signs of aging or impersonating Shar Peis a little too well. Staffers don't just focus on faces, though?they also provide body wraps, scrubs, hot stone treatments, and lash and brow tinting.