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.
With Paul Mitchell and TIGI Catwalk products in tow, De Grance' Salon and Day Spa?s stylists cut, color, and permanently wave hair of all lengths and thicknesses. The well-rounded staff also tends to unwanted hair with waxing services, and facials such as the rosacea facial harness green tea, licorice, and seaweed compounds to calm skin. Bolstering as many services as possible with healing, wholesome products, raindrop therapy involves 28 essential oils that aim to stimulate the spine and surrounding muscles. After their beautification treatments, clients can browse the boutique?s retail goods, picking up jewelry and Betsey Johnson handbags in which to keep their recently chopped off locks.
At more than 30 locations in the Houston area, clients check in at marble-fronted reception desks to meet with a member of Darque Tan's International Smart Tan Network—staff trained to determine the best path to their bronzing goals. Sessions take place in private rooms that line a column-flanked hallway, where five different levels of UV beds give skin the perfect level of tanning. Mystic Tan and VersaSpa sunless-tanning systems imbue clients with a hydrating, natural-looking glow, which can be customized according to skin tone, desired shade, and spirit animal. A full-time cleaning staff keeps each center in pristine conditions by referencing a 50-point inspection system. Most locations have books, televisions, and kids’ play areas to keep children entertained while adults are bronzing.
Glo Sun Spa keeps a slew of modern bronzing, polishing, and hydrating technologies in peak condition. With a variety of tanning beds, Glo Sun Spa provides a wide range of sun-kissed glows. Alternatively, sunless VersaSpa and Pura Sunless systems provide a tan away from the sun's rays. The hydration station combines Hydrofusion with steam and LED technology to moisturize and tan epidermises, and the Lumiere Excel system features a series of repairing, clearing, and firming regimens. Glo Sun Spa also stocks a full line of lavish skincare products from brands such as Devoted Creations.
Maquillage Pro Beauty specializes in organic and heated airbrush tanning, helping bodies go from pallid to sun-kissed without exposure to harmful UV rays. Carefully trained technicians evenly tan hides from head to toe at locations in The Woodlands, Austin, or The Heights, or travel to their clients to help them get beach-bound in the privacy of their own home sandbox. The hue-shifting experts can also draw added attention to bronzed contours with optional add-on treatments such as glow-enhancing glitter drops or scent drops—a more practical alternative to last season's popular scratch-and-sniff body suits.
Over her nine-year ascension through the ranks of the hair industry, Lindsey of Tresses amassed expert skills from such venerable institutions as Toni & Guy and Aveda. Years of sculpting hair under someone else's roof finally led her to open her own salon, where her scissor-wielding prowess merges with Redken products to yield dazzling haircuts that are stylishly sculpted, vibrantly colored, and released into the world to spellbind onlookers and disenfranchise hair-blasting gusts of wind.