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.
Knockouts, a guy-centric salon that's been featured on The Today Show, redefines the modern barbershop by rewarding its clients with sleek, quality cuts. The 25- to 30-minute Heavyweight treatment includes a consultation, before-and-after shampoos, cut, rinse, and styling according to personal preferences or a cutout picture of your favorite Sunday comic. Each weary head will be treated to a scalp massage and one nametag identifying it as "Movie Actor Harrison Ford." Knockouts Haircuts for Men's dècor mimics that of a boxing ring, but—unlike the real thing—guests look fresher and more refined when they leave. Complimentary beverages greet the mitts of each client, and flat-screen televisions and high-quality service round out a modern take on the classic barbershop experience.
In this friendly office, a team of nurse practitioners, medical aestheticians, and certified medical assistants specializes in medically designed weight-loss programs, which augment wholesome diets and exercise with medicinal aids, such as vitamin injections and prescription appetite suppressants. Staffers also train in nonsurgical cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, Juvéderm, and clown-nose application.
60 MINUTE CUSTOMIZED ORTHO MASSAGE Relieve Your Pain, Keep Playing! Relief From: Back Pain, Tension and Stress, Neck and Shoulder Pain, Tennis & Golfers Elbow, Rotator Cuff Injuries and Plantar Fasciitis. Located inside Dr. Chau Pham's" Angel's Star Wellness Center."
After reclining across the massage table for more than 30 years as a client, Angela Lopez realized the difference a quality massage therapist could make. So, she embarked on the journey of opening her own spa by hiring the best therapists she could find. Angela and her team of “angels” at An Angel’s Touch Therapeutic Massage were voted in the top three for Best Massage in the DFW metroplex in 2010 and 2011, and tops in Fort Worth, according to CityVoter. Within their relaxation oasis, the team dissipates stress and assuages muscle aches with massage treatments that range from long, fluid Swedish strokes to deep-tissue kneads, and they take relaxation a step further with indulgent add-ons such as aromatherapy.
Three charming rooms set the scene for massages at An Angel's Touch, and each one is infiltrated by the soothing scent of a soy candle and calming music. In the tradition-inspired room, crisp white walls wrap around a heated massage table draped with a soft blanket, and a second room takes on an Asian motif, complete with garden-green hues and natural-wood accents. The European-influenced room assumes a regal stance, with deep-purple textiles draping over the massage table and the windows. After their treatments, clients can slowly work their way back into real life with a bite of complimentary chocolate.
Lux Nail Spa first opened the doors of its Keller studio eight years ago, but it wasn't long before the family-owned business found itself in enough demand to open a second location in Fort Worth. Between the two studios, they offer extensive manicuring and pedicuring services, body waxing, and, most recently, eyelash extensions. But their success is built upon much more than just a service menu––the staff genuinely enjoys meeting, talking, and swapping chili recipes with new people, and pampers clients with little extras including complimentary water, soda, or wine.