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.
Fantastic Sams is a full-service salon for the whole family that will sculpt wilted hair into a look-twice hot commodity. Begin by receiving a complimentary shampoo with Fantastic Sam's signature line of products, followed by a three-minute scalp massage to blast away the dead-skin-cell-loving turtles. Whether you've got a secret style you've been saving in your panache pocket or trust the expert stylists at Fantastic Sams to get creatively awesome with your hair, your haircut and style (a $25–$30 value) will be snipped and primped to fit your desired identity. Next, you'll hit a fork in the road during your main mane journey, where you must choose between highlights or lowlights (a $65–$100 value). All hair curators are custom-trained TIGI colorists, ensuring the richest hue for your tried-and-true tresses. For a final hairtain call, a deep-conditioning treatment (a $15–$16 value) will strengthen, smooth, and add shine to your newly fashioned focal point. These beauty-renewal centers are staffed with follicle fanatics who will listen to your needs and pamper your worries away with precision and kindness. A stylish 'do will make enemies hate to love you and friends love to love you, making this your official summer of locks and love.
At Texas Tan & Spa, tanning beds, standup booths, and airbrush stations offer every variation of skin-bronzing approaches. After indulging in a bed or booth tan, or putting epidermises into the trusted hands of fully trained airbrush artists, guests can amble to the unisex spa area, where SkinPhD products swathe faces and bodies in rich all-natural ingredients crafted in South Africa. The beauty specialists treat clients from head to toe, waxing unwanted hair, extracting blemishes, and whitening teeth until they blend in perfectly with snowman flesh.
Bella Body Oils employs a new brand of mixologists. The staff here boasts a stock of more than 2,000 fragrances, which they turn into everything from soy candles to body butters, bubble bath, and massage oil. To accompany their oil business, they have a full slate of nail treatments. The salon’s skilled technicians can free-hand designs with paint, rhinestones, or even turn emailed photos into nail art.
Working out of Hightower Salons, stylist and color specialist Cassie Fuller refurbishes coifs with new cuts and a range of hair treatments. Haircuts and styling aside, her services include full foil highlights, single-process color, frizz-taming keratin treatments, and hair extensions.
Hair Everywhere Beauty Salon's staff have been beautifying clients for nearly a quarter of a century. Their looks are fresh, though, regardless of their longstanding reputation; they offer stylish haircuts with vibrant colors, facials that add looks of youth, Glass Glaze fiberglass nails, and spray tans. Their spa manicures and pedicures prompt clients to kick back and relax; they include almond moisture scrubs, foot soaks, and illuminating masks.