The massage therapists at Pure Health resolutely commit themselves to relieving chronic pains. With each massage, they strive to have clients leave feeling better than they did when they first came in?whether they were covered in aches, knots, or jellyfish. To this end, the therapists perform a variety of massage modalities, ranging from the deep strokes of Swedish massage and the scent-assisted relaxation of the aromatherapy technique to the hot, soothing rocks of hot-stone massage.
The style stalwarts at Supercuts have trimmed, toned, and honed the domes of hair-bearing hominids for decades. The experienced stylists can accommodate cuts ranging from quick, careful trims to more in-depth style overhauls. Each scissors-handed specialist draws from a vat of experience, leveraging quality hair products from Paul Mitchell and others to give each client a custom, flattering new look. Walk-ins and waltz-ins are always welcome, seven days a week.
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 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.
The gentle stroke of a brush. The artistic flourish of ink. As an award-winning Chinese calligrapher during her childhood, the owner of Faces Plus Skin Spa learned how to control her hands, a skill that she has seamlessly transitioned into her work as an aesthetician for the past 20 years. Now, the owner and another experienced aesthetician?who received advanced training in Paris, Milan, and Hong Kong?use their skills to restore complexions with exfoliating chemical peels, seasonal, antioxidant-rich facials, and permanent-makeup applications. The duo customizes each service, educating spa-goers on proper skincare regimens and using natural and organic products to help complexions glow brighter than a sun-powered campfire. Faces Plus also provides advanced beauty services such as the photorejuvenation treatment, which relies on a combination of LumiFacial therapy, crystal microdermabrasion, and light energy to erase fine lines and hyperpigmentation.
Attention to detail separates Le JJ Belle Pedicure from its fellow salons and spas. The staff understand the power of peace of mind, so they use glass sinks without any of the standard spa fixtures in which bacteria might establish footholds, such as jets, filters, tubes, and petri dishes. With that same sense of cleanliness, they carry out an array of manicures, pedicures, and waxing services. For instance, during deluxe chocolate mani-pedis, technicians soak feet in a warm milk-and-honey blend. They then apply hawaiian chocolate body sand to eliminate dry skin before finishing with a dark-chocolate moisturizing cream.
Under the guidance of spa owner, aesthetician, and makeup artist Lori Taylor, Belleza Day Spa's team has maintained Lori's vision: cultivating an unparalleled spa experience by individually tailoring every treatment. Armed with products from Jan Marini and cosmetic lines such as Laura Mercier and Scott Barnes, they take care of the body both inside and out. Facials, waxing, and other skincare help to make clients look luminous, and certified massage therapists relieve tension and break up scar tissue formed from trying to high-five gorillas. The staff also specializes in makeup application, offering packages that include bridal-party services.