A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas?its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries?Planet Beach Automated 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.
Framed between two neon cacti, La Quesadilla Mexican Grill's imposing sign leads the way into a nexus of Mexican staples crafted from family recipes. Tortilla shells bundle meats, veggies, and seafood into tacos and burritos that share plate space with grilled 16-ounce T-bone steaks and chicken fillets. Glasses of house-made horchata and sangria, in addition to selections from their cantina drink menu, dot the casual eatery?s booths and tabletops, and 12 different desserts, such as deep-fried sopapillas dusted with cinnamon, cap off meals better than an edible mortar board.
Unlike your social security number, you can change your hair color. That's the view at Nina's Salon & Day Spa, where a skilled staff specializes in both corrective color services and the application of fresh, vibrant hues. They provide on-trend cuts, too, and can adjust tresses' texture with perms, relaxers, or keratin straightening treatments. Working below the hairline, the beauty experts soothe clients with facials and massages, and treat fingers to manicures with regular or chip-resistant shellac polish.
At Salon Trisse', a team of stylists and aestheticians offer a variety of hair and beauty services. They adroitly snip the hairs of women, kids, and men, along with full or partial highlights, toner, perms, and extensions. They pamper fingers and toes with manicures and pedicures, offer airbrush and standard makeup application, and administer facials, chair massages, and hair-removal services.
Each of the semiprivate styling nooks at Salon Sein is equipped with shelves of advanced styling tools and haircare products, a comfortable salon chair, and a full-length mirror decorated with colorful pebbles. Within these intimate stations, thoroughly educated stylists administer an array of salon services, from professional cuts to retexturing treatments. As they work, the specialists treat hair to smoothing dollops of Kenra gloss or spritzes of Schwarzkopf Professional spray. They also offer hair extensions, for which they use attachments of real hair to add volume to thin hair or length to goatees. Meanwhile, clients sip on complimentary tea and coffee and nibble on treats.
Cosmetologist Zabrina McCully leads a team of technicians in pampering clients with stylish haircuts, nail services, and soothing massages. Stylists trim and blow-dry locks into desired 'dos amid the main salon area's ecru- and sienna-toned walls. Inside private treatment rooms, techs soothe complaining muscles with Swedish massages, or shoo away oil and debris with facials. The staff also discreetly whisks away unwanted fuzz with an array of waxing services. To round out services, nail technicians smooth dull skin and adorn digits with layers of polish.