"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.
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.
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 highly trained makeover mavens at Mia Bella Salon & Spa nurture clients in a relaxing oasis with head-to-toe beauty services. A 30-minute craniosacral therapy massage lifts heavy heads with gentle work on the noggin, face, neck, and base of the spine, and may help provide relief for chronic headaches, neck, or back pain ($50). A quick alternative to a peel, the microdermabrasion facial treatment leaves skin smooth and rejuvenated ($35).
ViBE Spa & Salon pampers corporal peripheries inside an urban sanctuary, washing away accumulated stress and bolstering the beauty of each customer. A licensed cosmetologist and experienced staff treat tresses to haircuts that include a consultation, shampoo, scalp massage, blow-dry, style, and bubble-gum removal. Smocked salon experts coddle follicles with a deep-conditioning treatment or add some sparkle to everyday looks with a partial-highlight application.
Rivi Salon & Boutique's skilled aestheticians evict strand squatters from their dermal domiciles using Dermalogica techniques to minimize discomfort and ensure quality hair removal. During the 20- to 45-minute waxing treatments, patrons recline inside a private room as professionals de-hair underarms or tighten lower body perimeters by eradicating stray bristles with a bikini wax. Alternately, a Brazilian wax comprehensively clears the entire area, extricating hair from the bikini zone’s nethermost nooks to leave skin as smooth as a zambonied basketball court.