A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 230 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach — A 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.
Hot desert air churns in from the distant dusty hills, but it’s given no quarter at Destination Academy Cosmetology School. Here, turquoise walls and porthole-shaped mirrors evoke the feel of a vessel bobbing in the water of a cool oasis. Though the spa-salon’s windows reveal sweeping views of the mountains, its private treatment rooms shield clients from the desert sun with candlelight, tubs big enough for two, and a choice of seven kinds of aromatherapy including french lavender and new handbag. On the second floor, expert stylists—some of whom may be alumni of Destination Academy, the salon’s nationally accredited training program—use Moroccanoil and Pureology to shape cuts to individual faces and style preferences.
If there is one thing you can tell from Breezy Hair Extension Vegas’s service menu, it’s that Breezy is an expert in all things hair. She uses her certification as a precision cutter by Vidal Sassoon to add shape and style to hair while using Schwarzkopf color to add bright highlights or an updated hue. But her skills extend further than these classic salon treatments; she also offers unique salon and chemical treatments. Her skill in applying Great Lengths hair extensions gives clients longer, thicker manes, and her carefully applied Xtreme Lashes cater to clients who want to achieve red-carpet-ready glamour.
Clients can regain their health and improve their physiques at Advanced Medical Weight Loss & Wellness Centers. Physician-supervised staffers customize plans according to each individual's lifestyle and weight-loss goals, be it dropping a few excess pounds, lowering their cholesterol, or being able to fit into the fashionable onesies of their youth. They promote weight loss on a variety of fronts, administering metabolism-boosting supplements, creating meal plans, and providing one-on-one counseling.
Licensed massage therapist Mona Schaefer wants to figure out what massage techniques work best for each person. So she discusses the aches, pains, and stresses clients might be feeling, then help them determine whether treatments such as acupressure, shiatsu massage, or hot-stone massage might be best. She also offers Bioslimming Body wraps.
The experienced aestheticians of Vanity Skin Studio beautify bodies with a variety of services in their elegant studio space. Patrons can bronze bodies with an Infinity Sun custom airbrush tan in light, medium, or dark tones, each ranging from mild shades to hues as intense as a postmodern-poetry major. The hydrating formula coats outer selves in a fine mist for even coverage that lasts for up to 10 days. Undergarments are optional during the spray-tan session, which takes approximately 10 minutes, with an additional five minutes of drying time. Alternatively, unburden unmentionable areas of follicular inhabitants with a Brazilian wax. Wax wizards can complete the hair removal in approximately 15 minutes, which is exactly how long it takes to find one’s reflection in an industrial vat of wax. For the procedure to be most effective, clients should have at least 1/4 inch of hair growth.