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.
Sherese Sweeney Leonard, DDS, and her clinically accredited staff keep smiles blinding with cosmetic and restorative dental services. By continuing her education, staying abreast of developing technologies, and gleaning years of sage advice from wisdom teeth, Dr. Leonard has built a repertoire of state-of-the art techniques to maintain mouth bones. Lackluster grins can sparkle after teeth whitening or the installation of porcelain veneers. Complimentary music and magazines, much like the velvet-lined trunk in which Mr. Potato Head stores spare features, keep ears and eyes comfortable while procedures are taking place.
At Angel Touch Laser, Noelle, a spa technician, uses advanced technology to help clients attain younger-looking physiques and heightened self-confidence. Her signature treatment, laser hair removal, uses heat sent from a laser device to remove hair and discourage future growth. Noelle applies the treatment to many areas of the body, including the face, legs, arms, and Brazilian zone. Through wrinkle-reduction procedures, photo-rejuvenation, and UV teeth-whitening treatments, she further keeps clients looking young and beautiful.
The staff at New Smile Teeth Whitening combats the smile-staining powers of cigarettes, coffee, and time through in-office treatments or at-home kits. Specialists storm ivory fields with in-house services that use FDA-approved gels to fade away stains with help from an LED activator that bolsters the gel's potency and reveals "wash me" messages written in invisible ink. For clients unable to escape hectic schedules, New Smile Teeth Whitening stocks a range of different kits that employ the same approved gels and lights for at-home grin glamorizing.
Beach Bum Tanning & Airbrush Salon's high-tech beds, sunless booths, and tailored beauty treatments regularly appear in press outlets such as Allure magazine. The salon's heated Mystic HD booths spritz bodies with vibrant pigment while warming skin to ensure optimal and even color saturation without having to bear-hug King Midas. Certified Airbrush Artists also implement customized airbrush tans over 150 ways by using a combination of fine-point-guided and wide-point-guided guns to shade and contour a custom-tinted tan to the body's curves, bends, and highway overpasses.
While the stylists at Nimia's Beauty Salon can trim, color, and blowout hair, that's not what they're best known for. Their specialty always has been their formal styles, whether its updos for special occasions or stylish braids for a night on the town. They use a combination of nimble fingers, curling irons of all sizes, and a mist of hairspray to create looks that are romantic and soft or bouncy and full of life. They even can try out trendy styles, from fishtail braids to loose topknots.