Gazing into the mirror at Avenue Salon can be difficult, since it's so hard not to stare at the mirrors themselves. Like the benches outside, they are kaleidoscopic mosaics of chips and colors, whose vibrant, funky frames are indicative of the salon's attitude and aesthetic. So is the red racecar where toddlers sit to receive their first trim or practice their pretend parallel parking. And this aesthetic also carries through for adults as they redesign their 'dos with color treatments and straightening procedures orchestrated by the practiced hands of bilingual stylists.
Salon Milan's stylists cut, color, and style men and women's hair. The salon's beautifying services also extend to hands and feet, as nail techs pamper guests with classic manicures and pedicures that include soothing sugar scrubs and massages.
Licensed massage therapist Renee Chester specializes in fostering a relaxing atmosphere, treating clients to massages that help ease their minds and manage the pain of sore or tired muscles. Customizing each appointment to suit her individual clients' needs, Renee combines basic techniques with a variety of additional treatments, from hydrotherapy soaks that envelop the entire body to salt and sugar scrubs that restore its natural deliciousness. She also helps skin look healthy and radiant with cosmetic services, such as a combination of an exfoliating body polish and an airbrush tan that lasts for up to 10 days.
Armed with doctor-designed LPAR Skin Care products, Skin Care by Rhonda’s lead aesthetician helps turn back the clock on aging skin with a slew of services. The spa offers three kinds of facials, including a deep-cleansing signature treatment laced with pomegranate and pumpkin enzymes to fight off free radicals and cooties. Rhonda’s diamond Dermafile facial resurfaces and softens complexions with the aid of finely crushed diamonds, and potent chemical peels block blemish-causing oils and erase fine lines and mild acne scars. No matter the treatment, Rhonda customizes her services to each client's individual skin type, condition, and propensity to drive through a sandstorm with the windows rolled down.
The knowledgeable staff at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition employ firsthand experience with products to guide customers through a vast selection of nutritional supplements and nutraceuticals. The store's vitamins and minerals help supplement a healthy diet and maximize athletic performance by bolstering calcium intake, iodine consumption, and ketchup absorption. In addition to stocking nutritional enhancements, Max Muscle's certified dieticians can assist customers in achieving long-term weight-loss goals with a four-week, guided nutritional cleanse.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 250 locations blanket 36 states and eight countries—Planet Beach 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. The range of services include total skincare, wellness, weight management, relaxation and renewal treatments. 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.