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.

 

Yu-Be helps problem areas and gives you pedicure perfect feet

Summer is almost here. Time to get your feet in sandal shape. Exfoliation and moisturizer is the best way to get rid of dry skin and cracked heels. I was approached by Yu-Be, a tried and true Japanese line to try it out and offer a Travel Pak to my readers. Yu-Be is a glycerin based moisturizer with Vitamin E, B2 and camphor. It does not contain any artificial colors or fragrances and has been a favorite in Japan since 1957. 
I tried the Skin Cream, Moisturizing Body Lotion, Foaming Skin Polish and the Heel and Elbow Moisturizing socks. Both the lotion and cream absorb quickly and are not greasy. However, the Camphor makes it smell like Carmex. Yu-Be reminds me of a lighter version of the old cure all, Bag Balm. That heavy petrolatum based ointment cured anything from diaper rash to eczema. But it took forever to absorb and was not pleasant. 
Yu-Be is for dry skin, cracked heals and itchy skin and for people who just want a good moisturizer. There were many happy reviewers on Sephora.com, some it even marveled how it helped with their Eczema. I like everything about it, except for the smell. However, I am always looking for simple products without additives, so I can overlook it. You won’t smell like camphor all day – the smell dissipates quickly. The Elbow and Heel Moisturizing socks are great because they are not a full sock. Your toes are free and it keeps your feet from getting overheated under the covers. The Foaming Skin Polish is super-moisturizing. The simple ingredients, rice bran, ginger root, ginseng tone the skin while green tea and camphor help lock in moisture. To win a free Travel Set and try it yourself, read the instructions below.
Win this Yu-Be Travel Set!
All you have to do subscribe to this blog and/or Like my Facebook page, and leave a comment telling me “I want Yu-Be!”
Enter by May 10, 2012. Travel Pak will ship directly from Yu-Be.