As a board-certified and physician-owned-and-operated medical facility, Om Medical returns skin back to its glowing good graces by way of antiaging rejuvenation treatments. The 20-minute photofacial treatment peppers skin with safe, intense pulse light (IPL), assuaging benign skin conditions associated with blemishes or birthmarks that resemble a map of Brussels.
Named the staff pick for the Best Spa in Las Vegas 2009 and 2012 by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ritual Salon and Spa leads bodies on a tour of relaxation surrounded by glamorous ?70s-style decor. At the Green Valley location, vermilion walls and miniature Buddha statues glow under retro textured lamps, and the Summerlin location melds soothing green and earth tones with rich brocade and upholstery. If the spas feel like lounges, it's no mistake: the staffers regularly host a Wednesday girls' night out stocked with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and mini spa treatments. At each location, customized facials pamper visages with ?minence Organics products, and massages attack stress with Swedish strokes enhanced by the warmth of heated stones and the soothing melodies of Viking battle hymns.
"Just think of us as the Gucci of hair," says Canyon Falls Spa & Salon managing partner Adam Rimmel. "If you want nice hair extensions, you come to me." That's because Adam, who has worked in the extension business for more than six years, works with exclusive suppliers to bring in 100% human hair. He also ensures that a state-accredited company certifies all of his extension master stylists.
But Canyon Falls Spa & Salon's three locations offer more than just extensions?clients can expect attentive, professional service from any hairstylist, aesthetician, or nail technician on the staff. "They're all local, so they're all looking to build their clientele based on their positive customer experiences," Adam says, adding that many of his employees have a following of regular customers. He also calls out his "phenomenal" skincare staff members, who boast an average of 10?12 years of experience. Intent on "improving skin, not just pampering skin," they wield premium beauty products whose quality often makes a strong impression?clients "know the difference as soon as they smell it," Adam says.
All the locations have private rooms for facials and waxing, as well as massage chairs with footbaths for pedicures. The Lake Mead Boulevard and Eastern Avenue locations also employ massage therapists who help clients work out kinks caused by twisting around to look at their newly beautified hair from the back.
Aromatherapy can be used to soothe nerves and focus the mind, but for SkinBar's Lynda Dheming Moore, it sparked her entrepreneurial spirit. While working at an essential-oil company, Lynda discovered the benefits of plant extracts on the skin. This experience inspired her to enroll in aesthetics training and cosmetic chemistry classes at UCLA. This was in 1995, when Dr. Howard Murad was developing his holistic approach to skincare in nearby El Segundo, so she sought training from him after completing her coursework. She opened SkinBar nearly a decade later, after learning high-tech techniques at The International Dermal Institute and deepening her knowledge of skincare products at Dermalogica.
SkinBar stays true to its name, focusing exclusively on ways to smooth and refresh the saran wrap covering our faces and bodies. Facials reflect Lynda's diverse training, with involved rejuvenation methods involving gentle electrical impulses, salves enriched with goji berries to heal dryness, or retinoids to even out blotchy pigmentation. She still relies on Murad and Dermalogica tonics during treatments, but her library of products now includes bottles from Jan Marini and Obagi as well as cosmetics from Jane Iredale. Bluewick candles infuse the studio with relaxing aromas, and their scents seep into private chambers where massages ease pregnancy or melt knots with warm basalt stones. Waxing reveals radiant skin from under a wilderness of hair, and makeovers can accent facial architecture with pigment and eyelash extensions.
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.