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 massage muscles, while teeth-whitening kits brighten chompers.
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.
Perfect Tan's body-bronzing experts help deepen the complexion of human hides with a collection of UV and UV-free tanning booths. Before 15- to 20-minute VersaSpa spray-tan sessions, guests watch a brief video that demonstrates how to use the tanning apparatus step by step. Clients then step into the private, heated booth and relax as a custom mist of bronzing, hydrating, and pH-balancing solutions darkens epidermal expanses for up to 10 days, further proving the sun is good only for cooking breakfast on sidewalks. The VersaSpa system can hone in on specific areas of the body––such as the chest, face, and legs––and keeps inhabitants cozy with an air-purification system and Comfort-Dry technology.
At the Beach Tanning unveils a variety of methods for getting that just-off-the-beach glow without ever having to set foot on a sandy shore. Visitors can recline inside the shop’s Turbo Tanner bed, whose high-pressure bulbs bronze bodies quickly and help prevent freckling and wrinkles. Four types of conventional UVA/UVB beds darken complexions in up to 20-minute sessions, which is enough time to achieve the ultimate accomplishment: napping your way to beauty. For UV-free tanning, certified spray-tan experts swathe clients from head to toe in Norvell's tanning solution, which is available in three shades.
Reservations/Appointments: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Tanning
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Brands Used: Mystic, Designer Skin, California Tan, Swedish Beauty, Australian Gold, Devoted Creations, Jwoww, Ed Hardy, Podz
Inspired by the upscale tanning salons of South Beach and Los Angeles, Vivid Tan focuses on shading skin to a warm, coppery glow within 15 minutes. The bronzing experts invite customers to stretch out in beds or enter Mystic HD standup booths, whose sweeping airbrush darkens skin evenly, unlike sunbathing in a bikini made from swiss cheese. The salon’s trained professionals also tint figures during Norvell airbrush tans, nourish skin with products from Designer Skin, Swedish Beauty, and Australian Gold, and even brighten smiles with WhiteScience teeth-whitening treatments.
The Spa of Pravana pairs its popular tanning services with spa treatments to help clients look and feel great. Visitors can use one of the spa's UV-tanning beds for a sun-kissed glow in as little as 8 minutes or step into a Mystic Tan standup booth for some quick spray-on color. Airbrush technicians are also available in the spa or on location to give clients a sunless tan with an FDA-approved solution instead of prune juice. Pravana also enlists the help of a board-certified doctor, licensed aesthetician, and certified massage therapist, so clients can supplement their freshly tanned physiques with youthful complexions, clear and soft skin, or relaxed muscles.