A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach 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.
In Aussie Tan Tanning Salon’s primary-color salon, clients bronze to even hues with SunStar UV-tanning beds and Norvell spray-tan solutions. The salon stocks its facility with a trio of standard beds, including a standup booth and a high-intensity bed, each of which helps patrons gradually build up a seamless bronze hue with UV light. Salon aestheticians administer Norvell spray tans, employing a hand-held airbrush to meticulously gild bodies until they achieve the color made famous by hot crossed buns.
To further enhance tans, the salon's shelves are stocked with a supply of Designer Skin and California Tan accelerating lotions, which help clients build and sustain deep golden hues while rehydrating skin with tropical-scented creams. Add contrast to your face's new bronze look with BleachBright LED teeth-whitening services, which brighten smiles in 20-minute intervals—enough time to sit down and really think about all the teeth-staining soda and black ink you've consumed.
From Tuesday to Saturday, a team of talented stylists gather at Fashion Cuts Hair and Nails. They cut away overgrown length and color hair in everything from classic highlights to hot-pink ombre highlights. They also tend to finger- and toenails, painting them in an array of colors bright enough to help direct traffic.
Zen Bella Vita's licensed professionals use injectables and peels to freshen façades and create younger-looking complexions. Their Botox, Juvéderm, and Restylane treatments all target wrinkles, but each anti-aging injectable is different, like snowflakes or not-quite-successful clones. Each one helps create firmer, smoother skin in a different way. Microcurrent technology helps reduce the effects of aging such as fine lines as it firms the skin and contours the face.
After beginning his career in Manhattan, hairstylist Jonathan spent years cutting hair in his Long Island salons before finally relocating to Tucson. At Jonathan of New York, he draws on the styling skills he honed on the East Coast to keep men and women looking their best. He snips hair into chic and classic styles and makes strands shine with highlights and lowlights. Patrons can also opt for body-wave treatments, which infuse hair with volume.
Gina at Headlines Hair Studio sculpts hairstyles for men, women, and children alike. Originally crafting cuts as a Los Angeles stylist, Gina has relocated to Tucson, with more than 20 years of experience in owning her own salon. Beyond trimming and styling, she also performs color, highlights, perms, permanent straightening, and a variety of other techniques to achieve fashion-forward looks.