Kimberly Byers's desire to help clients maintain healthy, radiant skin stems from her own skin problems—as a teen, the licensed aesthetician suffered from acne and oily skin. Her custom facials deeply cleanse skin without over drying it, and a selection of chemical peels provides advanced exfoliation. Located down a quiet hallway, Kim's warm and soothing treatment room features a padded bed and essential oils by Young Living Oils.
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.
Employing paraben-free products, Just Face It Med Spa?s anti-aging experts wind back face clocks with medical-grade skin treatments customized for each client's needs and skin type. The micro-needling procedure helps treat skin peppered with stretch marks and acne scars, while Vi peels reduce acne scarring and jump-start collagen production without the hassle of hooking cheekbones up to alkaline batteries. In addition to the aesthetic innovations compiled by the owner, Martine Abbey, the spa contracts out space to expert practitioners for wax, wrap, and massage services to complement their suite of rejuvenating techniques.
As a cooperative of independently licensed massage therapists, Let?s Wrap tends to the body?s innermost needs. Its titular service swathes clients in the specialized silicone treatment pads of the Formostar body wrap, which uses infrared heat to help boost metabolism, thereby contouring the body and diminishing cellulite. Meanwhile, therapists ease muscular tension with Swedish, deep-tissue, and hot-stone massages. Guests can bask in rejuvenating red-light therapy, which helps treat skin suffering from rosacea, acne, and an inability to stop at traffic intersections.
Since 2001, the trained medical professionals at Skin and Laser Institute have been helping female and male clients look their best through a variety of aesthetic treatments. Using FDA-approved technologies, they administer traditional skincare treatments, including facials, peels, and microdermabrasions, which slough away dead skin cells to reveal skin brighter than a disco ball at the equator. Laser treatments help remove unwanted body hair, whereas injections of Botox, Juvéderm, Dysport, or Restylane fill in fine lines to bring about a more youthful look.
Hot desert air churns in from the distant dusty hills, but it’s given no quarter at Destination Academy Cosmetology School. Here, turquoise walls and porthole-shaped mirrors evoke the feel of a vessel bobbing in the water of a cool oasis. Though the spa-salon’s windows reveal sweeping views of the mountains, its private treatment rooms shield clients from the desert sun with candlelight, tubs big enough for two, and a choice of seven kinds of aromatherapy including french lavender and new handbag. On the second floor, expert stylists—some of whom may be alumni of Destination Academy, the salon’s nationally accredited training program—use Moroccanoil and Pureology to shape cuts to individual faces and style preferences.