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 massage muscles, while teeth-whitening kits brighten chompers.
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.
Enveloped in a warm, tawny-hued interior, Willow Glen Tanning's team has cultivated a spectrum of healthy skin tones since daybreak on the new millennium. The staff greets new customers with a skin-analysis questionnaire, which can help determine the most effective method for creating a base tan or for downgrading a sports competitor's silver trophy. Among the salon's tanning equipment, six UV beds re-create the sun's handiwork with medium- or high-pressure technology, which relies on UV-B rays to kickstart the production of skin-darkening melanin or UV-A rays to deepen an existing tan. Also geared toward customized color, sunless spray tanning is performed by an airbrush technician equipped with organic, aloe-vera-enriched bronzer, or by an automated Mystic Tan spray booth, which puts four shades of bronzing formulas at the client's fingertips. Spray treatments can be augmented with red-light-therapy sessions, which stimulate collagen production to firm and rejuvenate skin from the inside out.
With a focus on customer satisfaction and green ingredients, Simply Slim's wrap masters swathe clients in solutions designed to burn fatty tissues and sculpt figures. Their repertoire of eight different wraps swaddles guests in solution-soaked bandages, which can be targeted to stubborn, back-talking areas.
Newly slimmed silhouettes can also benefit from the center's full range of spa services. A custom spray-tanning formula, rejuvenating facials, and wax made with natural herbs all do their part to ensure complexions complement toned curves and anatomical T-shirts.
Haute Tan Airbrush Tanning’s trained and certified airbrush technicians immerse skin of all hues in plumes of gentle bronzing mist. Rather than subject customers to mechanized tanning booths, their steady hands spritz skin evenly to prevent streaks and splotches. The bronzing boutique also stocks a collection of swimsuits to complement burnished bodies as they strut through sand or frolic through neighbors’ sprinklers.
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Ever since she was a little girl, Frances Reyes loved watching her mother apply her makeup and would marvel at the skill her mother displayed while blending various eye shadow colors. When she got older, she began doing her friends' makeup for special occasions, such as dances and Taco Tuesdays in the lunchroom, and eventually, Frances decided to go to beauty school.
Frances?now works at Royale Artistry, where she beautifies everyone from models to musicians to brides. Regardless of whom she is working with, Frances loves to accent their best features. She starts with top-notch products from Unite, Kenra, and Motives. Frances then meticulously applies makeup, snips stylish haircuts, and crafts vibrant,?face-framing highlights.