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We are proud to partner with Blue Sky rentals for summer and winter equipment rentals! Blue Sky Rentals offers jet skis, ski boats, deck boats, and pontoons, as well as water trampolines, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks.

The newest addition to the Blue Sky Rental family is the Polaris Slingshot! They offer two different styles that can be rented for varying lengths of time. Whether you are looking for a fall drive to see the amazing colors of Northern Michigan or to enjoy the summer breeze while cruising around the bay, the Slingshot will meet all of your needs.

Slingshots are available for rental and pickup in the Lobby of Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Whirligig's Candy and More, and Resort guests receive $10 off of their Slingshot rentals!Slingshot rates

To rent a Slingshot you must be 21 years of age or older. You must have a valid drivers license and insurance. Must be able to drive a manual transmission (stick shift). You must have a major credit card with an available balance to retain your deductible amount for any damages ($1500 or $750 depending on selected deductible).

Each rider will be given a rental helmet to be used or taken on the Slingshot while in the rental period. The security deposit will be refunded if there is no damage to the Slingshot, the Slingshot is full of fuel, and the helmets are returned. In case of damage, your full deposit will be held, an estimate done, and the difference (if any) credited back to your credit card.

Visit to learn more. Or call 231-631-0107.

Couple on a Blue Sky Rental Boat with snorklesWatersport Rentals

Located at the Beach Club on the shores of East Bay, Blue Sky Rentals offers jet skis, ski boats, deck boats and pontoons, as well as water trampolines, stand up paddleboards, and kayaks. Boats are all late model, well maintained and ready for a fun day on the water. Rentals are available on an hourly, daily, 3-day, or weekly basis.

For reservations stop by our Beach Club or call: 231-534-6120.

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Instant Gratification

HydraFacial delivers results on first treatment

By Cymbre Foster

When Spa Grand Traverse cosmetologist Sandra Umstead received her first HydraFacial, the results were so amazing that she knew it was something she wanted her clients to experience as well.  
HydraFacial is a patented technology that marries a deeply cleansing facial treatment with relaxation.
“After just one visit, this medical-grade procedure leaves the skin with improved clarity, texture, and tone,” Umstead says.
I admit I needed convincing that it could be that good when I arrived at the spa for my first HydraFacial. Truth be told, I’d rather spend my money on a new pair of shoes than skin care, and I didn’t think she would be able to do that much with my neglected, sun-damaged, slightly saggy, middle-aged skin.
Was I ever wrong.

Instant Results
A HydraFacial is a three-part treatment that begins with cleansing that removes dead skin cells and excess oil from the skin. Next, salicylic and glycolic acids are applied to break up any dirt and oil that's clogging pores. Then the HydraPeel Tip is used to painlessly suction out blackheads, dirt, oil, and impurities, while hydrating, plumping, and nourishing serums are simultaneously applied to the skin.
“No more manual extractions that may leave the skin blotchy and inflamed,” Umstead says. “The powerful serums break it all down, allowing the vacuum to pull it all up.”  
The best part is that after just one HydraFacial, you will see immediate results. I certainly did.
“This treatment satisfies our need for instant gratification, so clients can’t wait for the next treatment,” Umstead says.
Corrine Olson is one of those clients.
“My favorite facial at the spa is the HydraFacial,” she says. “It’s the first time I can say that I noticed results.”
Each treatment starts with before and after photos.
“We have the ability to compare them side by side after your treatment,” Umstead explains. “This allows us to better track your progress every time you come in.”
For many clients, seeing those results is motivation not just to come back, but also to continue better skin-care regimens at home.
Umstead pulled up my pictures, and, to my surprise, I had fewer lines on my face and my skin was truly hydrated — literally glowing, in fact.

Part of a Skin-Care Routine
Since Umstead has consistently treated herself to HydraFacials, she no longer needs to wear makeup. Her skin did look flawless.
For long-term benefits and correction purposes, Umstead recommends treatments every six weeks. For maintenance, she suggests having one each season.
“This treatment is fairly active, and I like to think of it as waking up the skin,” she says.
“It’s invigorating and satisfying in many ways, which keeps clients coming back for more.”
When a friend commented on how nice my skin looked the day after my HydraFacial, I had to agree.
“You will leave with your skin glowing, looking healthy, hydrated, and with overall better skin tone,” Olson says. “I plan on keeping this as part of my skin-care routine.”

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