Best deals on beauty treatments in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Strip is lined with luxury spas offering every spa treatment known to man.  A $300 massage may be acceptable when you’re on vacation, but for most locals it’s a no-go. But never fear! I have compiled a list of local spots where you can relax without spending a lot of money.

File: Gianna Christine
File: Gianna Christine

Best MassageGianna Christine Spa & Salon

Blink and you might miss this little spa and salon located in the District at Green Valley Ranch. A one-hour Aromatherapy Swedish Massage at this Aveda Salon & Spa will only run you $65. Plus, you’ll get to relax by the fire with a cup of tea while you wait for your treatment.

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Best FacialAveda Institute

The Aveda Institute is a beauty school in Las Vegas where students learn cosmetology the Ayurvedic way.  Facials are customized for each client and include a warm foot bath, hand or foot massage and a sensory experience.  After you finish, you’ll get your makeup touched up as well. This truly relaxing and natural facial will only cost you $40.  Another great thing about the Aveda Institute is hard appointment times.  No “windows” like you get at other beauty schools. Gift certificates are available.

Best PedicureProfessor Nails & Spa

This little nail place in Southern Highlands has the best pedicure packages around. They have a huge pedicure room, so you can always get in. They even offer you a beverage, including wine! The basic pedicure is 40 minutes and includes a soak (with disposable tub liners), clip, file, callous removal and your choice of  foot scrub. Finish off with a hot stone massage, lotion and nail polish. Only $30.

LOOK Style Society at Town Square
LOOK Style Society at Town Square

Best ManicureLOOK Style Society

LOOK Style Society is a full service salon located at Town Square Las Vegas. LOOK has the only west coast version of the Essie Nail Lounge where you can get all of Essie’s more than 300 nail colors. A quality manicure with all Essie products is only $25.  Stop in Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and get 25% off for the salon’s happy hour.

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Hair ExtensionsOriginal Diva

You don’t have to be born with thick, lustrous hair, you can buy it!  Original Diva in the Miracle Mile Shops is taking the guesswork and the high prices out of hair extensions. The salon sells both clip-in and tape-in hair extensions for every hair type. Whether you are looking to make your hair appear thicker or add a whole head of long hair, Original Diva has you covered. Filler starts at $150 for tape-ins and $199 for clip-ins. Original Diva will insert and trim them to match your hair.

Best Spray TanLOOK Style Society

LOOK Style Society also has the best spray tan in both price and quality. Many of the traditional spray tan places only have the stand up booth, which is less customized. LOOK Style Society uses Chocolate Sun, an organic sunless tan that is custom  mixed for you and hand applied. The cost is $45 per tan or you can buy a tan package.  Sunless tans are also included in the salon’s 25% off happy hour.

 

The ultimate advent calendar for the beauty junkie

The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2014, $50
The Body Shop Advent Calendar 2014, $50

The Body Shop has started adding holiday gift items to its website and I ran across this beauty in the luxury items category. The Body Shop Advent Calendar includes 24 days of mini bath and beauty items that are revealed each day through Christmas Eve. Items include body butters, lotions, shower gels, nail polish , mini soaps and even a eyeliner.  Available soon at The Body Shop for $50.

 

Luxury Slim Pack by Daring Beaute – a review

Luxury Slim Pack- A Complete Anti Cellulite Treatment
Luxury Slim Pack- A Complete Anti Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite is a problem that affects women of all ages. Daring Beaute has developed a multi-step treatment that will help make a dent in that cellulite.  The company sent me their Luxury Slim Pack , including  the Cellu Burner anti-cellulite cream, a body brush, body massager and slimming leggings. I gave it a test drive and here are the results:

First, you start with the body brush and the body massager. The instructions tell you to use each of them twice a week before your bath/shower. I would always forget , so I would end up using them at different times. I’m not so crazy about the brush – but I really liked the massager.

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Next up, the Cellu Burner. You are supposed to use it twice a day and apply it from ankles to waist.  It has a very slight fragrance and has some serious staying power.  In fact, you have to rub it off in the shower.  It has ingredients that moisturize and invigorate, two components essential for reduce the appearance of cellulite. The way to really step up your results is by wearing the lotion under the slimming leggings.

The slimming leggings are basically super strong compression pantyhose.  The recommended use is to wear them for two hours a day. If you can’t work than in, don’t worry. Another effective way to use them is by working out with them on.  Now – this may sound crazy, but this actually works.  I actually noticed a difference in my legs when I started wearing Lululemon compression pants a year or two ago. They push against your skin as you work out – keeping things tight and increasing your resistance. Now, I am a little reluctant to mar my beloved Inspire Crops with the Cellu -Burner, but I did try it out with the slimming leggings (not working out) and got good results.

The lotion and the leggings has given me some of the smoothest skin I’ve ever had in my life – and this is coming from someone who always had “cellulited” thighs. I also used the lotion on my arms when I went out to an event wearing a sleeveless dress to keep those arms looking firm. The only complaint I have is that my leggings snagged right away, so I would be really careful with them.

You can buy each product separately or in a set. Right now the set I tried is 50 percent off at $59.50 and shipping is free. You get the body brush, massager, Cellu-Burner and slimming leggings. The leggings are available in size S,M,L and XL and run pretty true to size. Check out the entire line at DaringBeaute.com.

ULTA opens at Downtown Summerlin with gift card giveways

ULTA at Downtown Summerlin
ULTA at Downtown Summerlin

On Friday, Oct. 17, ULTA is opening a new store at Las Vegas’ newest shopping center, Downtown Summerlin.  The first 100 guests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will get  a gift card worth anywhere from $5 to $100. Guests will also receive a gift certificate for a free service at THE SALON,  ULTA’s in-store salon.

“ULTA is all things beauty, all in one place,” said Kelly Smith, who manages all Grand Openings for ULTA Beauty. “We are truly a beauty destination for Summerlin, and our ULTA beauty experts are ready to help with all of your beauty needs, from the basics to the perfect shade of lipstick to the newest hair tool.”

ULTA will also offer free makeovers and consultations with makeup and skin experts and stylists all weekend. One lucky customer will  win a Pamper Me Pink box filled with ULTA products.

Visit the new store at 2310 Park Center Drive, Suite 180 just south of Dillard’s at Downtown Summerlin. Doors open Friday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Make  sure to sign up for ULTA’s  rewards program, ULTAmate Rewards. Customers earn one point for each $1.00 spent on products and salon services in-store or on ULTA.com. Points can be redeemed at any time with no restrictions. On your birthday get double points and a free CK One Mascara.

Marie Osmond, Vegas Nay make appearances at ULTA in Las Vegas

Too Faced Cosmetics in cooperation with ULTA is bringing two beauty superstars to a local ULTA store this weekend. On Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 guests will have chance to meet Marie Osmond and local Instagram star VegasNay at the ULTA store at 2186 N. Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas.

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To secure your meet and greet with Marie, you’ll need to come to the store between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 and spend $35 or more on Too Faced products. You’ll get a wristband that will enable you to come back and meet her at 2 p.m. that day. Guests will also be able to make an appointment for a free Too Faced Tutorial.

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On October 18th, come by  for the event hosted by Instagram Beauty Star, Vegas Nay.  A  worldwide beauty blogger and Instagram sensation, VegasNay has 20 years of experience as a professional makeup artist, and is known for her beautiful makeup pictorials. Guests will get tips and tricks and can sign up for complimentary makeovers from Too Faced Cosmetics. Guests will also receive a free Deluxe Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick from Too Faced, with any purchase over $35. For more information and to sign up for makeovers, visit the event Facebook page here.

Both events will be held at the ULTA Store at:

2186 N. Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 631-3668