Las Vegas resorts don't earn Four Diamond status from AAA without hard work and cushy amenities. At North Las Vegas's Aliante Hotel, many of those luxurious extras come from Re:lax Spa. Whether clients lie back for a massage session livened up with pure-grade essential oil aromatherapy or luxuriate in a botanical wrap that uses a papaya-pineapple body scrub, they find themselves looking and feeling younger than when they arrived. The spa's other relaxation techniques include signature facials, healthy nail therapy, and epilatory add-ons such as eyebrow sculpting and lip waxing. All treatments unfold in an environment of natural serenity enlivened with modern flourishes, including stone and wood fixtures studded with metal fixtures and interesting textures.
"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.
True Aveda Salon is aptly named, as the salon's staff helps clients remain true to their natural good looks using exclusive Aveda products chock-full of botanically derived ingredients and wrapped up in environmentally friendly packaging. Their full line of naturally derived Aveda products range from hair care to skin care.
True Aveda Salon was founded in 2007, although it's changed ownership recently, the spa still focuses on providing simple, unadorned beauty services. Stylists customize cuts and color to flatter a client's natural coloring, face shape, and sense of style. Aestheticians and massage therapists use botanically enriched products to bring out skin's natural glow or relax muscles to a comfortable state.
The entire salon team—including stylists, massage therapists, and aestheticians—keeps skills sharp with ongoing training in the latest Aveda salon and spa treatments during regular workshops, which keep techniques sharper than a game of chess played with knives in place of pawns.
Dr. William Baumgartl, director of Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Care at Avèa Wellness Center, draws upon his diverse background in engineering and medicine to help his patients defy the aging process. His know-how extends to a multitude of laser technologies, as well as facial sculpting with the help of injectable fillers and medical-grade play-doh. Hormone-replacement therapy helps men and women keep a spring in their step, and massage services heal aches and pains caused by excessive springing.
Not only is Connie Peña the owner of Mia Bella Salon and Day Spa, but she's a celebrity makeup artist and lends her talents to international pageants and talent shows. She brings that expertise to her salon, where clients can come for high-definition makeup, but also haircare and skincare services. From Paul Mitchell hair-color treatments and bridal makeup to custom facials and hot-stone pedicures, the staff relies on their continuing training and modern sensibilities to pamper and beautify clients.
There are many things that prevent skin from looking its best, from sun exposure to poorly applied clown makeup. The aestheticians at Brazilian Beauty Spa confront these and other issues with 16 facials and a range of exfoliating body treatments. Wrinkles stand no chance against a vitamin-C facial that infuses skin with powerful anti-aging serums, and toxins similarly disappear after a warm body wrap. As its name implies, Brazilian Beauty Spa also offers a number of waxing treatments.