At Tan USA, guests can develop their ideal looks with UV tanning beds, spray-tan booths, teeth-whitening procedures, and anti-aging treatments. Visitors can choose between UV-free organic spray solutions or beds of varying intensity to achieve their desired skin tone. In a similar manner to tanning beds, red-light therapy beds seek to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, refine pore size, and improve skin tone.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. The warm whirlpool action taking place beneath the cushion of the Hydro-Massage bed relieves stress and muscle tension, leaving bodies as relaxed as a hypnotherapist's pet rock. The infrared heat and nutrient-shrouding steam of the Hydro-Derma Fusion machine sate parched pores and surge skin-collagen production, and fine lines and pigmentation problems flee from the therapeutic light of the Luminous facial, an FDA-approved treatment designed to illuminate skin from within. Tanning beds deliver a sun-kissed pelt, and sun-starved hides jump-start their glow with a spray tan custom-applied by an experienced Norvell airbrush artist or by the friendly nozzles of a Mystic tanning booth. Red-Light Therapy, the newest addition to the Planet Beach family, uses infrared light to deliver therapeutic treatments.
Each of Planet Beach’s machines is designed for a specific service, which makes it the ultimate expert and keeps it from developing the ability to cry. A staff of helpful spa assistants are always on hand to answer questions, help first-timers use the machines, and keep things safe and comfortable.
Beyond Savana Tan’s chic lobby lies a lengthy corridor, where rows of private rooms hum with five levels of tanning beds and innovative sunless-tanning equipment. In one room, a Matrix High-Pressure bed gives skin a glow with its powerful rays, and in another, a UV-free Mystic Tan booth mists bodies with a sunless DHA solution. Beneath shelves of professional lotions and aftercare products from California Tan, Devoted Creations, and RSun, a staff of certified Smart Tan professionals await to facilitate customized airbrush tans and offer tanning tips and free legal advice.
"I am fascinated with the way muscles work and move," says Renew U Massage & Skincare owner Katanya Taite, citing one of the reasons she became a licensed massage therapist. A sincere interest in helping people feel and live better is another reason: "Life is filled with so much responsibility, people don't take enough time to focus on themselves."
The escapist element is apparent from the moment clients enter into her elegant gold and earth-toned bodywork enclave, where the sounds of flowing water and ocean waves engulf senses in serenity. Organic and vegan oils and serums add an eco-conscious element to all services including massages—which Katanya customizes to each client's particular aches and pains—and slimming body wraps designed to tighten and tone hard-to-trim areas. Also a licensed aesthetician, she customizes facials as well, beginning with an in-depth skin analysis before moving on to tailored treatments that include special formulations for men's skin, teen skin, and sensitive bearskin rugs.
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.
Just as beautiful butterflies emerge from cocoons, beautiful skin emerges from Perfect Skin and Body Care Day Spa’s body wraps. Powered by Swiss Methode Physiodermie products, the treatments can boost circulation, deep clean and exfoliate, or enhance the skin’s elasticity. The spa’s face and body treatments encompass facials as well, which can combat aging by catalyzing cell renewal, or manage rosacea’s early stages more effectively than applying the salty, age-defying tears of celebrities. The spa’s Thai Samunprai herbal massage incorporates a compress of herbs and essential oils and is just one of the offered massage styles. The aesthetic team also administers beauty basics, painting fingers and toes with OPI polishes, and waxing away stubble.