A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 230 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach — A 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.
At Advanced Aesthetics Salon, guests find a med spa, a salon, and a boutique in one convenient location. There, a team of board-certified plastic surgeons and registered nurses oversee cosmetic injections and wield lasers to evict unwanted hairs or no-longer loved tattoos. Chemical peels are also administered under the umbrella of the med spa, resurfacing the skin with ingredients such as salicylic or lactic acids. Meanwhile, the salon sees to the tending of hair and nails, as skilled hands create formal ‘dos, craft new styles, and help correct the results of this year’s let-your-child-be-your-stylist day. After enjoying a facial or relaxing mani-pedi, guests can peruse a selection of clothing, accessories, and gifts to add a finishing touch to their new look, or stock up on brand-name hair and skincare products by brands such as Pureology, Obagi, and Skinceuticals to help maintain salon and spa-like results at home.
Kids can’t be expected to care about their health when video games, cartoons, and unhealthy snacks are vying for their attention. That’s why the adult leaders of the Memorial Health Foundation devised a plan to get kids excited about health: HealthWorks! Kids’ Museum. Born of the founders’ desire to foster a healthier current and future community, the museum appeals to youngsters through educational forms of entertainment. Its exhibits incorporate amplified versions of many of kids’ favorite pastimes, including a life-sized rendition of Operation and numerous computer games. A rock-climbing wall and tree house with a slide encourage kids to learn through movement, which is exactly how adults learn how to escape charging bulls. Youngsters can explore the space with their families or partake in programs such as children's camps.
The medical directors, aestheticians, and technicians at Attitude Med Spa use pharmaceutical-grade Image Skincare and DMK products in combination with aesthetic technology to smooth, tighten, and shape all areas of the physique. Divided into six body-bettering arenas, the med spa’s services include novel treatments such as facial plasma rejuvenation to aggressively resurface skin, as well as more traditional facials and peels. From facial fillers to organic, DHA–infused spray-tan sessions, the team’s treatments address dozens of epidermal concerns. Treatments also work to expedite weight loss with body sculpting, which can shave off the inches necessary for clients to fit into little black dresses or the child seat of a shopping cart.
Master aesthetician Jamie Lee Metz has gathered her fair share of accolades over the years. From 2008 to 2010, her spa was voted Best of Citysearch in eight categories, and Summerlin magazine has given her a five-star global spa resource rating. She leads a team that uses a wide array of advanced beauty tools, such as Cutera lasers and diamond-tip microdermabrasion wands. State-of-the-art products on hand include hard and soft waxes, organic herbal concoctions, and cleansers loaded with collagen and enzymes. Understanding that each client's skin is different, the trained team take time to perform a detailed evaluation before administering any of their signature facials, waxing services, skin care treatments, hair removal, and various laser services.
Beautiful Laser Lounge and AntiAging has only four treatment rooms. Without a huge facility to keep up, the spa's team, including a doctor, aesthetic educator, certified laser technicians, weight-loss specialists, and a male wellness specialist can focus on keeping up on the best product and techniques to lavish on each patient. Inside the intimate, private setting, the practitioners work together to enhance clients' looks with results as natural as the Grand Canyon before it puts on its makeup in the morning. During a complimentary consultation, a staffer can help you choose the proper treatment from a list that includes laser hair-removal, dermal fillers, weight-loss injections, and vein removal.