Keeping client satisfaction at the forefront of its mission, the Avalon Med Spa and Laser Center recently underwent a complete overhaul that included acquiring the award-winning G.M. Collin product line, as well as a new therapist, physician, and staff. A medical director and board certified-internist leads a team of professionals, including one member with certification in aesthetic medicine, and special training in medical informatics. The wide-reaching expertise of its staff enables Avalon Med Spa to deliver a varied menu of aesthetic services that includes everything from laser hair removal to teeth whitening, Botox, and body wraps.
Devoted to bettering the patient experience, the center also nestles clients into a relaxing environment replete with plush couches and a waiting lounge done up in warm, neutral tones. Hardwood floors lead clients back to a private treatment room, where the elegant décor relaxes with furnishings such as draped, olive-green curtains, frosted sconces, and a wall waterfall that trickles out droplets harvested from the fountain of youth.:m]]
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. These friendly automatons facilitate everything from hydro massages and oxygen therapy to spray tanning and luminous facials, as well as Planet Beach's signature take on tantastic UV therapy. Each machine is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. Advanced spa services, such as hydro-derma fusion, sauna time, hydro massage ($40 per session), and luminous facials ($40 per session) provide opportunities for sweating, moisturizing, and photoskinthesis.
Hallelujah Hair proprietor and licensed cosmetologist Erica not only helps clients color and relax their hair, but she boasts a specialized skill set in the field of trichology—the study of hair and scalp disorders. Erica's expertise can help customers nourish their natural hair with amino-acid therapy, or regrow thinning patches with non-thermal laser applications.
The staff of visage sculptors and tension relievers at balance salon spa is collectively capable of myriad services such as hair styling, skincare, and makeup application. Spa services pamper the epidermal layers with an Aveda Elemental Nature facial infused with a variety of sure-handed massage techniques for the face, scalp, and feet ($65 for 60 minutes). Waxing sessions shear unwanted hairs housed on brows ($15) or arms ($30) with a lukewarm wax derived from plants raised in captivity. Alternatively, balance's salon services include haircuts for men ($25–$45) and women ($35–$60), as well as other indulgent acts such as the aroma-therapeutic botanical-scalp-therapy session ($25), which stimulates blood flow with thorough, gentle massage strokes and aggressive amounts of confidence-instilling compliments.
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.
Deep avocado green walls and white tile floors greet guests to Advanced Salons' elegant studio, where expert stylists scissor-cut bold layers and defrizz tresses with keratin smoothing treatments. Clients may also solicit an aesthetician for lash extensions, or request an array of hair removal techniques ranging from waxing and threading, to arguing with contentious hair until it retreats back into the follicle.