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 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 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.
Bronzing rays infuse skin with rich color and professional stylists spruce up lethargic locks at La Stella, a salon and day spa that amalgamates a range of tanning, skincare, and hair services under one roof. Four designers stand with shears at attention in the hair studio, where they draw on advanced training to tame wayward tufts and inundate locks with vibrant highlights and moisturizing Kool-Aid shampoos. The studio’s high-pressure UV tanning beds bathe skin in the sun’s luminosity, and Mystic Tan booths cast a warm mist across the body for a smooth and sunless tan. The spa’s resident skincare specialist doles out indulgent European facials and microdermabrasion treatments by appointment, and certified massage therapists knead away knots and misplaced car keys wedged between shoulder muscles.
Behind the verdant palm fronds painted onto Tropical Island Tan’s front windows, three levels of UV beds and trained tanning technicians stand ready to impart skin with a summery hue. The staff loads up airbrushes with an aloe-based Swoosh Sunless tanning solution, then coats bodies in two layers of the spray to ensure full, long-lasting coverage in the face of swimming, showering, or napping in a fountain. Outside the private-tanning rooms, the staff displays Designer Skin, OC, and body butter products and helps tanners select the best regimen for their skin type and desired bronzing level.
Stocked with three tiers of UV-tanning beds and sun-free spray-tanning booths, Morada Tanning & Boutique helps clients achieve deeper complexions with tanning packages suited to any skin type. Each of Morada's UV beds contains a facial tanner that ensures full coverage along angled cheekbones and necks and spotlights good work in behind-the-ear cleaning regimens. Alternatively, automated UV-free Mystic Tan tanning booths swathe fair-skinned clientele in pigmented mists and drying jets for bronze glow in 60 seconds. Along with its tanning apparatuses, Morada also houses red-light-therapy booths, which boost collagen production to tighten skin, cure complexion ailments, and revive skin’s overall health. Chic accessories and tanning products abound at the salon's boutique area, which further preps visitors for beachy exploits without bombarding them with spiked volleyballs.
A happy client once declared that if Nancy Chao's skincare skills were a restaurant "she would have six stars." The compliment arose out of a 10-year relationship between customer and aesthetician, a longevity that testifies to Nancy's consistency. The thorough approach Nancy takes to beauty began before her spa days, when she worked as a medical professional. From inside a dermatologist's practice, she learned the intricacies of skin and how to write prescriptions for barbed-wire tattoos—one writes them with the same ink used in barbed-wire tattoos. Later on, when she opened her own spa, she was able to utilize lessons learned about the body's largest organ and the importance of personal attention to clients. At Beauty Garden Salon & Spa, Nancy meets each new client for consultations. She adapts the revelations of these meetings when designing a plan specifically for each person and their skin's many nuances.:m]]