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Janice Anne Costa

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As a child, I loved singing in the shower. In a house with six people and assorted pets, privacy was a rare and glorious thing, and the shower was the one place I could be alone and sing my heart out… at least until the hot water ran out.

As a result, long before American Idol made bad a capella-singing, prime-time family entertainment, my parents got to experience my waterlogged but enthusiastic renditions of Air Supply, Bon Jovi, and Heart, punctuated only by the occasional yelp when someone flushed the toilet in the upstairs bathroom.

Little did any of us know I was ahead of the times. Indeed, today's hottest shower systems not only facilitate singing in the shower - incorporating speakers that hook up to iPods, mp3 players, or computers to provide full surround sound on par with a concert auditorium - but they also offer everything from hydrotherapy and skin care benefits to tanning properties.

New technology has also taken the "yelp" out of showering, with programmable pre-sets and thermostatic valve technology that keeps the temperature constant, even if someone flushes upstairs.

Showers are also getting personal, with multi-jet shower systems and showerheads that can be customized by water droplet size, flow intensity, temperature, and more.

Here's a look at some of the hottest showers on the market today.

With the best shower head, you'll be singing while you lather up. For the best shower ideas, check with our experts who recommend the best music in the shower, and other bathroom accessories.

Best Showers by Janice Anne Costa

The Best You Can Get

  • DTV II Custom Showering Experience - by Kohler

    Janice says: If you're looking for the ultimate spa experience, Kohler's DTV II Custom Showering Experience is just about as good as it gets. Integrating music, ambient lighting, chromatherapy, and steam, this shower allows you to personalize temperature and water delivery options for up to eight different shower components with the touch of a button.

    Other features include:
    - Six pre-sets allow you to create and save your favorite shower preferences
    - The WaterTile Ambient Rain shower panel adds a unique lighting element that can be customized to create sequences that mirror the colors of sunrise, sunset, and more
    - Steam duration and temperature can be pre-programmed to further personalize the experience


    • Integrated music, ambient lighting, chromatherapy, and steam.
    • Personalize temperature and water delivery options
    • Save your favorite shower preferences
    • Unique lighting element to mimic the colors of sunrise, sunset, and more
    • Steam duration and temperature can be pre-programmed
  • Skyline Shower Panel - by Hansgrohe

    Janice says: This product clearly gets "what a woman wants". Not only does it have dual showerheads, with the second one located at shoulder height to facilitate showering without getting your hair wet (for those rare days when you've managed to get the perfect blow out, and want to keep that look for one more day), but it also has an anti-slip footrest to facilitate leg shaving.

    Better yet, the showerheads and footrest fold away when not in use, to maintain the shower's clean lines and contemporary appeal.

    Other features include:
    - Five body sprays that offer an invigorating hydro-massage
    - A cylindrical handshower on a 63" hose (long enough to provide plenty of flexibility, whether you're washing the tub enclosure or the family pet!)
    - A durable, easy-to-clean anodyzed aluminum body


    • Dual showerheads (use lower one to avoid getting hair wet)
    • Anti-slip footrest to facilitate leg shaving
    • 5 body sprays for an invigorating hydro-massage
    • A cylindrical handshower on a 63
    • Durable, easy-to-clean anodyzed aluminum body
  • Wellness Shower - by Wellness Enterprises, LLC

    Janice says: If you love all things holistic, you'll adore the Wellness Shower from Wellness Enterprises, LLC. The shower uses several layers of rare volcanic minerals to provide defense against bacteria in the shower.

    The system also incorporates Bakuhan, a natural medicinal stone that accelerates the healing of damaged skin and reduces inflammation.

    Other features include:
    - A patented magnetic treatment stage that allows for reduced ions, protecting the skin from free radicals
    - Taicho stone, which is incorporated into the unit to keep the shower fungus-free naturally without harsh fumes or chemical cleansers


    • Uses a natural medicinal stone that accelerates the healing of damaged skin and reduces inflammation
    • Protects the skin from free radicals
    • Uses taicho stone to keep the shower naturally fungus-free
    • Rare volcanic minerals provide defense against shower bacteria
  • Sunshower - by ProSun

    Janice says: If summer can't get here soon enough for you, the ProSun can help move the calendar forward with its Sunshower, a shower system that allows you to tan while you shower. The shower incorporates a balanced UV light spectrum that closely resembles natural light - and the short intervals of daily light allow for a gradual, even tan (without the strap marks!) that provide less stress to the skin compared to sunbathing or using a tanning salon.

    Other features include:
    - A control panel that allows the user to program the time and intensity of the tanning program
    - Anodyzed aluminum frame, with chrome and brass options also available


    • Allows you to tan while you shower
    • Less stressful to the skin compared to sunbathing or using a tanning salon
    • Control panel for programming tanning details
    • Anodyzed aluminum frame, with chrome and brass options also available
  • WaterHaven Custom Shower - by Kohler

    Janice says: If you're looking to customize your shower, Kohler's WaterHaven Custom Shower offers plenty of options, with seven customizable components. These include two dual-direction shower arms, four height-adjustable bodysprays, and a handshower. The removable handshower is perfect for hydromassage, offering concentrated pulse spray, wide strong spray or pulse strong spray options, while the showerheads offers different intensity modes as well, along with up/down and left/right adjustability.

    Other features include:
    - Pressure balancing valve for added safety
    - One-connection plumbing to make for easy installation


    • 7 customizable components
    • 2 dual-direction shower arms and 4 height-adjustable bodysprays
    • Removable handshower is perfect for hydromassage
    • Pressure balancing valve for added safety
    • Easy installation

You will be happy with any of these

  • Dream Light Rain Canopy - by Jaclo Industries

    Janice says: If you love color, the Jaclo's Dream Light Rain Canopy is a great futuristic looking showerhead that combines a luxurious rain showerhead with revitalizing color. The LED lights can be programmed for blue, amber, red, green, or warm white light, letting you set the mood from soothing to invigorating.

    Other features include:
    - Square (16"x16"), rectangular (16"x20") or round (16" diameter) shaped models
    - Light mode that can be turned on manually, or set for automatic, with customized fixed color combinations set to the user's preference
    - Comes in polished chrome, with other custom finishes available


    • Luxurious rain showerhead with revitalizing color
    • Programmable lights: blue, amber, red, green, or warm white light
    • Manual or automatic light modes
    • Square, rectangular, or round shaped models
    • Comes in polished chrome, with other custom finishes available
  • Showhouse - by Moen - Isabel Multi-Function Showerhead

    Janice says: For those who desire flexibility in their showerhead, the Isabel Multi-Function Showerhead offers an adjustable water flow that goes from full rainshower to a more vigorous rinse at the touch of a lever.

    Other features include:
    - Immersion rainshower technology that channels water through a patented spoke design to provide maximum water coverage
    - Five curbed indentations that heighten the visual impact of the pinwheel design


    • Adjustable water flow from full rainshower to a more vigorous rinse at the touch of a lever
    • Provides maximum water coverage
  • INT2ITION Hand Shower Showerhead

    Janice says: For those who want a hot shower with a cool look, Alsons Corp's INT2ITION Hand Shower/Showerhead comes in an eye-catching Mustang Red design. Even better, the unit combines a traditional hand-held shower with a fixed showerhead for the best of both worlds - without extra visual clutter.

    Other features include:
    - Ergonomic design that's easy to grip
    - Multiple spray settings to personalize your shower experience
    - A fixed showerhead with an extra-wide spray


    • By Alson's Corp.
    • Eye-catching Mustang Red design
    • Combines a traditional hand-held shower with a fixed showerhead
    • Multiple spray settings
    • Ergonomic design that's easy to grip
  • Satinjet Maia - by Methven USA Inc

    Janice says: If skin care is your passion, consider the Satinjet Maia from Methven USA Inc. This multifunctional showerhead is designed to stimulate the capillaries, increasing blood flow, and improving the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin.

    Other features include:
    - A Vitamin C cartridge that helps to eliminate chlorine and its drying effects, promoting softer, smoother skin
    - Patented Twin-jet technology that turns each water droplet into many thousands


    • Stimulates the capillaries, increasing blood flow, and improving the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the skin
    • Promotes softer, smoother skin
    • Turns each water droplet into many thousands
  • Multi-Jet Period Showerhead - by Rohl

    Janice says: If you're sick of newfangled everything, Rohl's Multi-Jet Period Showerhead offers a showerhead with classic styling that still packs plenty of functional punch. Flexible spray nozzles simplify cleaning, and help to prevent hard water build up.

    Other features include:
    - Three models offering 4-inch, 6-inch or 9-inch spray areas
    - 2.5 GPM water flow
    - Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Tuscan Brass, and Inca Brass finish options



    • Classic styling
    • Flexible spray nozzles simplify cleaning, and help to prevent hard water build up
    • Three models offering 4-inch, 6-inch or 9-inch spray areas
    • 2.5 GPM water flow
    • Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Tuscan Brass, and Inca Brass finish options

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