The beauty specialists at Centennial Hills Salon and Day Spa dedicate their daily beautification efforts to the memory and mission of founder Nancy Jane Shaw. After suffering a debilitating stroke in 1997, Shaw unsuccessfully with her husband for a salon where she could sit comfortably in her wheelchair while having her hair and nails done. Her determined family stepped up to fill Las Vegas's need for an accessible salon and day spa and began construction on the project in 2001. Though Shaw passed away in 2005, her legacy lives on in a place where caring staffers meet the needs of customers regardless of their level of mobility, complete with features such as a wheelchair ramp and an ample spa shower with grab bars.
The natural and organic ingredients and eco-friendly philosophy of the Aveda line proved to match the salon and day spa's vision. In addition to haircuts, deep-conditioning treatments, and extensions, stylists transform hues with 97% naturally derived hair color with sunflower and jojoba oils. The crew also offers custom facials, soothing massages, fragrant mani-pedis, and makeup application for brides-to-be or clowns trying to transition back into civilian life.
The Salon at Lakeside's floor-to-ceiling windows grant astonishing glimpses of a tree-lined lake as they pour natural light over dark-wood accents and stately blue walls. Standing behind rows of rich leather chairs, a team of stylists chisels away tired tresses to reveal contemporary looks that reflect each client's personal style. As clients savor a complimentary cocktail and surf on the salon's free WiFi, head experts melt tension and liberate brains of irritating pop songs with soothing scalp massages. After they contour manes with precise, fashionable cuts, they slather hair bearers in products by Schwarzkopf Professional, Enjoy Hair Care, and Nioxin.
When stylists aren't ramping up tints with highlights, multidimensional weaves, and all-over color, they straighten out frizz and add sultry waves to listless locks. Brides-to-be can rest easy on their big day, entrusting their façades to The Salon at Lakeside's artisans, who offer complimentary consultations, practice runs, and pre-ceremony sprints. When their transformations are complete, guests can pick up their vehicles from the complimentary valet service (Thursday–Saturday only) or lounge on the salon's relaxing outdoor veranda.
25-minutes. That's the length of the longest single treatment provided at any LAKA Manicure––and that’s exactly how the customers like it. Born from a desire to provide "fashionable manicures for the busy woman," LAKA has grown to more than 15 locations across Israel, Hong Kong, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, and now shares its speedy, style-setting services with the US at it's first state-side location in Las Vegas.
Stationed inside busy malls, each urban-inspired nail bar is easily recognizable by its futuristic, white-cube design and the pops of color provided by a selection of 150 nail polishes. Each lacquer is specially crafted in France using saturated pigments and inspired by the latest world trends and seasonal hues chosen by Mother Nature's mood ring. Inside the geometric styling stations, technicians speedily provide express manicures, mineral-rich hand peels, and nail art using real Swarovski stones. Since most sessions only take around 15-minutes, appointments are never required.
In 2002, beauty-school graduate Paula took everything she had—$5,000 and a dream of combining beauty services with holistic healing—and opened A Harmony Nail Spa. She even poured countless hours into hand-building many of the spa's unique furniture pieces and cyborg employees. Since the humble beginning, she and her fully licensed staff have pampered the minds and bodies of numerous clients with drastically different needs, from cancer patients seeking meditation classes to hardworking mothers overdue for an indulgent manicure.
Upon entering the approximately 2,000-square-foot facility, guests waltz through the gift shop's aisles before entering one of the spa's specific treatment areas. In the nail studio, clients lounge on purple thrones shaped like purple hands and dip their feet into soothing pedicure sinks. A Harmony Nail Spa also houses a garden café with free beverages, an Internet cafe with free WiFi, and a meditation lounge with freedom to close your eyes without sleeping.
At Advanced Aesthetics Salon, guests find a med spa, a salon, and a boutique in one convenient location. There, a team of board-certified plastic surgeons and registered nurses oversee cosmetic injections and wield lasers to evict unwanted hairs or no-longer loved tattoos. Chemical peels are also administered under the umbrella of the med spa, resurfacing the skin with ingredients such as salicylic or lactic acids. Meanwhile, the salon sees to the tending of hair and nails, as skilled hands create formal ‘dos, craft new styles, and help correct the results of this year’s let-your-child-be-your-stylist day. After enjoying a facial or relaxing mani-pedi, guests can peruse a selection of clothing, accessories, and gifts to add a finishing touch to their new look, or stock up on brand-name hair and skincare products by brands such as Pureology, Obagi, and Skinceuticals to help maintain salon and spa-like results at home.
What started as a five-chair salon in 1993 has become an award-winning business with 20 styling stations, and eight color stations. Helmed by owners Lisa Shriver-Brooks and Steven Brooks, Diva Studio’s stylists have developed a reputation for outstanding hair services, which has earned them the honor of styling strands for major events such as the 2005 Billboard Music Awards and VH1’s Divas 2004. High ceilings and an open floor plan characterize the industrial-chic space, which is illuminated by hanging studio lighting and decorated with stainless-steel fixtures made from former Brave Little Toasters. While standing on the polished cement floors, stylists wash clients’ hair before transforming their look with high-end products and services from blowouts to updos.