It's not hard to see why Vata Salon & Spa has been voted Clark County's best hair salon multiple times by readers of The Columbian. After all, Vata has partnered with Aveda to deliver environmentally friendly wellness to clients via a dizzying variety of spa treatments. When they aren't snipping away at split ends, stylists strengthen and soften hair with a system based on natural and organic ingredients. Not to be outdone, the salon's nail technicians perform relaxing pedicures while their clients recline in zero-gravity massage chairs. In private skincare suites, walls of slate and stone create a sense of being immersed in nature. It's the perfect environment for a natural facial or a microdermabrasion treatment, which sloughs away dead skin cells and Richard Nixon masks.
Nails grow at a rate of about one centimeter every hundred days, which means they require regular maintenance aside from an understanding of the metric system. Out of Textures salon, highly trained nail technician Donna Ackels expertly cares for out-of-control claws with deft nail-shaping techniques and colorful embellishments. While relaxed in her comfortable salon chair, clients can choose from an array of prismatic polishes to give their fingernails or toenails a fresh look. Those looking to revamp their appearance further can also linger in the shop for a hair treatment such as a cut, straightening, or coloring.
Natural light pours through the salon?s large front windows, illuminating earthen floors and fiery red walls. Amid these modern accents, Mary engineers face-flattering cuts and decorates with confident color highlights. Clients may also solicit Wasnock for a deep-conditioning scalp treatment or an elegant updo to celebrate an upcoming wedding or arm-wrestling competition.
From their cushy styling chairs, clients of Amoré Salon and Spa can watch shoppers bustle through the upscale Pearl District outside the studio's ample, sun-soaked windows. But in here, no one is in any hurry. With careful attention, the salon's artistic, fashion-forward hairstylists create one-of-a-kind coifs that run the gamut from multicolored punk looks to timeless bobs and long styles achieved with Great Lengths hair extensions. The extensions are crafted with real, ethically sourced human hair, and attach to existing locks with bonds that expand and contract just like the wearer's natural hair or peacock-like plumage.
In the spa realm, aestheticians revamp complexions with Jan Marini facials that target severe acne, dryness, or unsanctioned games of pore whack-a-mole. Waxing specialists don’t skimp on skincare either—in addition to using gentle Cirepil wax, facial-inspired treatments for backs and bikini lines reverse blemishes and discomfort caused by ingrown hairs. Nail specialists, meanwhile, make sure their art stays intact by finishing a number of manicures and pedicures with CND Shellac lacquers, which dry under a UV light to leave a mirrorlike finish that lasts up to 14 days.
Beauty isn't just what clients seek at Hey Beautiful Salon and Spa; it's also what they see, since the space is lined with brick walls and antique accents. Within this striking setting, owner Kimberly Schoene?an established hairstylist who was featured on KOIN News?and her team of stylists cut, color, and style manes with organic Keune haircare products. In the adjoining spa, clients find treatments including Lumi?re LED light therapy, galvanic sessions, and foot detoxes. The built-in blending bar provides all the necessary ingredients and tools for beauticians to personally mix body butters, massage oils, and batches of Flubber for clients.
An advocate of eco-friendly living, Schoene only fills the salon with organic, cruelty-free, and all-natural beauty products and eco-safe detergent. She donates hair clippings to both Matter Of Trust?a nonprofit that weaves hair mats to help soak up oil spills?and Locks of Love.