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.
Stylist Nancy Reynolds uses more than her scissors and professional styling products to overhaul dull dos; she uses her eye for facial aesthetics. Before commencing with cuts, color, or keratin smoothing treatments, Reynolds assesses her clients’ facial shape and skin tone, and together they design a cut sculpted to accentuate high cheeks, elongate jaws, or reduce high foreheads. Even with these careful considerations in mind, Reynolds still finds a way to keep the cut easy to maintain, allowing clients to re-create the look at home every morning.
The spray tan techs at Sunkiss Studio not only ditch the UV rays, they infuse their bronzers with all manner of nourishing ingredients to help folks dial back the effects of sun damage. Every spray tan includes ECO-certified organic DHA Acai berry extract that works to replenish skin, along with aloe to keep bodies moisturized. The result is radiant, glowing complexions and a deep tan that's good enough for the likes of the cast of Dancing with the Stars, who use the formula.
Body Candy helps clients maintain a tan without having to hit the beach?or even lounge in a tanning bed. Instead, it calls upon a customizable, hand-applied spray-tanning solution to imbue skin with a streak-free, natural-looking bronze. In addition, Body Candy tends to cosmetic needs such as waxing, makeup and eyelash services, and body wraps.
For more than a decade, the staff at Salon De La Vie has crafted new looks for its guests with an array of salon and tanning services. Relying on products from popular brands such as K?rastase, stylists cut, straighten, and perm hair, and add vibrancy and dimension with highlights and color.