It goes without saying that Ukranian model and actress Oleksandra Nikolayenko-Ruffin knows a thing or two about beauty. But the 2004 Miss Ukraine Universe winner is also the brains behind her self-named spa, a tranquil and luxurious facility that earned a Five Star Diamond rating from The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences. Housed inside the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino, the wellness sanctuary pampers guests with a massive menu of services that enhances everything from skin and body to scalp, hair, and nails. Facials are enhanced with hydrating botanical extracts and ingredients such as pumpkin pulp or papaya enzymes, which may cause pores to ask for second helpings.
Marble tile accents the walls of the spa, where cushy recliners congregate with other upholstered furniture inside separate lounges for men and women. Visitors to the spa typically check in at least 30 minutes early so they may change or cartwheel into a robe and sandals and warm up in the steam room, sauna, or whirlpool.
The Spa at The Mirage and Kim Vo Salon treat local Las Vegas visages and out-of-town scalps to soothing, effective treatments. Kim Vo leads a beautifying brigade steeped in contemporary salon techniques, while massages, body treatments, and facials make up the tranquility-inducing agenda at The Spa. A treatment not limited to the historically fairer sex, the 25-minute freshen up facial ($80), smoothes and soothes stressed-out frontispieces, while the 50-minute black tie affair ($125) tailors the facial session to men. The 25-minute smooth as silk gentle exfoliation ($80) pampers your entire body human, helping to shed dead skin without the burdens of talking snakes or the rampant glossolalia of old-school tent revivals. Kim Vo’s services are pragmatically vacation-specific, so the breath of fresh hair styling session ($75 and up, 25 minutes) ensures the careful reconstruction of cannonball-damaged follicles. The perk me up eye-makeup application ($50, 25 minutes) is great for subtle iris enhancement, while the C-ing is believing ($85, 25 minutes) skin treatment evens the body’s skin-tone playing field and offers a healthy dose of vitamin C.
Specializing in ancient threading hair-removal techniques, Ancient Spa & Boutique soothes bodies and faces with an eclectic variety of replenishing spa services. Each one-hour hydrating facial moisturizes skin, leaving it cleansed, nourished, and ready to be pinched by random grandmas on the bus. The spa’s specialty lies in authentic threading hair removal, a technique that originated in central Asia and provides optimum results for those with sensitive skin. A thin thread of pure twisted cotton is rolled over frowzy follicles to pluck them from the brow. Visitors of the serene spa can kick back amid an oasis of relaxation that features eye-opening bright green walls before leaving with a visage that’s as sleek and refreshed as a dolphin after a morning jog.
The Trump International Hotel Las Vegas is only a stone’s throw from the strip and considering its location, it’s hard to believe how sedate and soothing The Trump can be. The level of service and sumptuousness should not surprise, and the rooms are truly among the most elegant and amenity-rich in the city. The pool deck offers private cabanas and daybeds to while away hours, while the adjacent spa offers unmatched restorative treatments. The lobby bar is an excellent spot for a serious meeting, and should the shopping bug bite, Fashion Show Mall's impressive array of names – including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's and Forever 21 – live directly across from the front entrance. Strip resorts including Wynn/Encore and Venetian/Palazzo are within reasonable walking distance.
In the intimate showroom of the Shimmer Cabaret, two comedians will take the stage to rile audiences with laughter during the Icons of Comedy Series. Hal Sparks performs May 25–29 with a bevy of quick-witted quips and side-splitting observations. Known for his five seasons as Michael Novotny on the Showtime program Queer as Folk, Sparks initially honed his humor prowess and sharpened his comedy swords at Chicago's renowned Second City, which denies any knowledge of the first city's whereabouts. Since then, he's appeared in a variety of movies and TV shows, and has been a guest on talk shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, Larry King Live, and The Tonight Show.
Alexandra Noel Salon is fully equipped to perk up lackluster locks and soothe angry pores with its array of skin, hair, nail, and waxing services. Choose from one of the salon's nourishing essential-oil facials, such as the one-hour lift me up facial, which utilizes soy protein and grape-seed extract to hydrate thirsty skin cells, add firmness, and reduce the appearance of lines ($90).