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The 38 Essential Las Vegas Beauty Experiences, Winter 2014

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Behold, the first-ever Racked Beauty 38, your answer and ours to the burning question, where should I shop for beauty products in Las Vegas? This highly elite group covers the entire city, spans myriad beauty brands and price points and collectively satisfies all of your shopping needs from where to go for a reliable spa treatment to where to go when you want to blow half a paycheck on a timeless beauty product. Every couple of months, we'll be adding pertinent boutiques, salons, spas and stores that were omitted, have newly become eligible (stores must be open at least six months) or have stepped up their game. For the essential guide to shopping in Las Vegas, head over to the Racked 38.

Per usual, we tried to strike a balance between major neighborhoods, price points and aesthetics. The list below is in alphabetical order.

Have suggestions? Is your favorite beauty store missing? Or do you think one of our picks is way off? We're always looking for reader input. State your cases for (or against) stores in the comments or email the tipline.


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1. The Apothecary

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3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 770-7000
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Never feel bad about leaving something at home. The Apothecary at Wynn Las Vegas has you covered with a wide range of beauty products and even fragrances.

2. Aria Spa & Salon

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Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
This 80,000-square-foot spa over two floors features separate men's and women's wet spa areas, but pack your swimsuit for the co-ed pool lounge on the spa's balcony overlooking Aria’s pool areas. Also find skin care and massage rooms, an Ashiatsu, couples' massage, Thai massage, facials, hydro-therapy and Vichy rooms. Be sure to spend some time on the Japanese stone sauna beds called ganbanyoku chairs. These heated black mineral stones emit negative ions and far-infrared ray to relax muscles, improve blood circulation, increase metabolism and eliminate toxins from the body.

3. The Art of Shaving and Apothecary

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3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 836-9419
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These side-by-side stores at the Grand Canal Shoppes take care of beauty and grooming needs for men and women.

4. Barneys New York

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3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 629-4200
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Oh la la the fancy brands here. Barneys specializes in organic and natural brands, so head here first if that's what you covet.

5. The Bathhouse

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3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89136
(877) 632-9636
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Tucked away in THEhotel, the 16,000-square-foot The Bathhouse features steam rooms and saunas, as well as 12 treatment rooms where you can enjoy massages, wraps and facials. Find a spa done in dark slate and suede-covered walls with hot and cool plunges in the men's and women's areas, eucalyptus steam rooms, redwood saunas and a choice of hot tubs heated at different temperatures. Exclusively for the ladies, The Bathhouse features four private rooms with bathtubs. The 25-minute service offers herbal, aromatherapy and mud soaks. Try one of the Scents-of-You services, where guest fill out a questionnaire relating to your personality as well as your body, mind and soul. After your answers are logged into the computer, it calculates a unique blend of essential oils that can be used during a massage.
420 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Name a body part with hair on it and Box will likely wax it off. Now located in The Market LV at Tivoli Village, these people are the best in town. [Photo: Chelsea McManus]

7. Canyon Ranch SpaClub

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3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Located on the fourth floor of the Venetian and the third floor of the Palazzo, this 134,000-square-foot spa offers 120 services and activities. No one should go to this spa without planning to spend time in the Aquavana with its thermal cabins, whirlpools and experiential rains. The Crystal Steam Room, Experiential Rains with multisensory cooling showers, Finnish Sauna with dry heat lit by colored light refracted by crystals, Herbal Laconium with warm, herbal-infused steam, HydroSpas and multiple heated loungers and Igloo with cool air and three Arctic Mist experiences enhanced by twinkling fiber optics can take up an entire afternoon. Couples can spend time together in the Salt Grotto with heated benches, floor and walls, intimate seating niches, “sea” air and a fountain bubbling over natural salt rocks or the Wave Room, a domed canopy with reflected water movements provides the meditative experience of watching waves breaking overhead.

8. Color — A Salon by Michael Boychuck

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3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Celebrity stylist Michael Boychuck calls Mandy Moore, Jennie Garth and the Hilton sisters among his regular clientele. Color isn’t exactly the word that comes to mind when you see the inside of this high-end salon though. Bathed in alabaster and eggshell with black-and-white photos of Boychuck’s famous clients bedecking the walls, the 5,000-square-foot salon boasts crystal chandeliers, vintage Fendi fixtures and carved mirrors. Hollywood-based designer Faye Resnick created the concept, which recently was named one of the most beautiful salons in the country by EsteticaDesign’s Whitebook.

9. Costa Del Sur Spa

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9777 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89183
This 40,000-square-foot, 28 treatment room spa is big on new technologies, including the Skin Ceuticals Big Cohune Facial and the Surf City Body Treatment and Massage. The spa specializes in corrective and rehydrating treatments for the face, hands, feet and body, and has 10 different flavored massage lotions for guests to choose from.

10. Dior Cosmetics

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3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 734-1102
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Find the entire line of Dior Cosmetics at this stand-alone store at the Grand Canal Shoppes. Find another at the Forum Shops at Caesars.

11. Drift Spa & Salon

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4381 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103
(702) 944-3219
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Drift features the only co-ed hammam in the city. Head here for a Turkish steam bath before heading to one of the 20 treatment rooms for facials, massages and body treatments.

12. ESPA at Vdara

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2600 W. Harmon Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
(866) 391-7111
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While the spa at Vdara is not new, it does have a new name on the front door. In December, ESPA announced it was taking over the spa with its lavish skincare products and treatments, a first for ESPA on the West Coast. Here find an 18,000-square-foot, two-level haven with 11 treatment rooms with three distinct relaxation lounges, a co-ed meditation room, sauna, eucalyptus steam rooms, hot plunges and heated lounge chairs.

13. Fresh

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3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 631-5000
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This stand-alone store at the Forum Shops at Caesars carries the entire product line and offers facials.

14. Giorgio Armani

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3600 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
Step inside the Giorgio Armani store to find the cosmetics counter carrying the entire line of beauty products.

15. Globe Salon

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900 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 938-4247
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This Downtown salon not only takes care of your hair, but offers skincare and waxing services as well. Elle Magazine named it a Top 100 Salon as well.

16. Guerlain

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3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV
Head to this stand-alone store at the Grand Canal Shoppes for the entire line of Guerlain products.

17. Kiehl's

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3500 Las Vegas Blvd S, #R35
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 784-0025
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This apothecary has its own standlaone store at the Forum Shops at Caesars features a blend of cosmetic, pharmaceutical, herbal, and medicinal knowledge developed and passed on through the generations. [Photo: Jenna Dosch]

18. Lush Cosmetics

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3200 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, Nv 89109
Some of the products from this all-natural line even need to be refrigerated to keep them fresh. The bath bombs are just to-die-for.

19. MAC Cosmetics

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3500 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 492-1173
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Head to the MAC Pro Store at the Forum Shops at Caesars for the entire MAC Cosmetics line as well as get tips from the pros on different tips and tricks.

20. Mandarin Oriental Spa

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3752 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158
This spa takes you back to 1930s Shanghai with its decor. A hammam for treatments and a Chinese foot spa are just two of the amenities that make Mandarin Oriental Spa a standout. Expect to find massages, facials and body treatments with a holistic base that use modern techniques and Eastern traditional therapies. Find 17 treatment rooms including seven private couple’s suites in this two-story spa. Heat and water experiences include steam rooms, a laconium, vitality pool, ladies’ rhassoul, men’s sauna and ice fountain.

21. MGM Grand Spa

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3799 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 891-1111
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The Zen-inspired Grand Spa at the MGM Grand is tucked away at the back of the property with 29,000 square feet of space decked out in warm, neutral colors with rock walls, wood accents and Asian-inspired themes. Find 20 treatment rooms, including private suites and couples treatment areas. Look for treatments such as airbrush body bronzing, body scrubs, waxing, massages, manicures, pedicures, wraps and facials. The two-hour Dreaming Ritual starts with a foot soak, followed by exfoliation, body mask and scalp treatment with healing elements from Australia. The treatment is followed by an Australian Aboriginal massage. Also a favorite, the Nirvana, a 75-minute signature treatment that uses Ayurvedic oils in an Abhyanga massage, a Shirodara scalp treatment, hot stone placement, a cool eye mask, a copper bowl foot balancing treatment, a warm foot wrap and customized music.

22. Oleksandra Spa & Salon

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3300 Las Vegas. Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Oleksandra Nikolayenko-Ruffin created this spa at Treasure Island. Try the Ayuverdic massage using an aromatic oil or the 15-minute Russian Banya treatment in the sauna. The therapist uses the leaf whisk to stroke, brush and tap your body, increasing circulation in the humid environment. End it with a cool rain shower. 

23. Qua Baths & Spa

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3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The 50,000 square foot Qua Baths & Spa features 51 treatment rooms including three deluxe couple's studios, two personalized hydrotherapy tubs, three Vichy showers, seven facial studios, 35 massage studios and a Crystal Room. Spend time in the Roman baths or experience snow falling from the ceiling in the one-of-a-kind Artic Ice Room.

24. Reliquary Spa

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4455 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89169
(702) 693-5520
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Located in the HRH Tower, the 25,000-square-foot Reliquary Spa features treatments based on rock and roll and a co-ed Roman bathhouse as you enter. Try the Harmonic Massage, a treatment that combines sound vibrations with points and meridians from the art of acupuncture, in one of the 21 treatment rooms.

25. Sahra Spa & Hammam

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7171
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Cosmopolitan’s Sahra Spa & Salon gets its inspiration from the “desert’s ever-expanding canopy of sky, mystifying sand sculptures, and enchanting, moonlit nights.” The 50,000-square-foot spa features walls made from 420 tons of sandstone. The facility features 18 massage rooms, four body treatment rooms with steam showers; two body treatment rooms with hydrotherapy tubs and four facial rooms. Nab a poolside massage at the Bamboo Pool, or relax in the his and hers herbal steam room, sauna, cold plunge pool, cold mist room or wet lounge area with meditation lounge chairs. Another feature here, one of the three hammams in Las Vegas for treatments.

26. Sephora at the Venetian

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3377 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 735-3896
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The largest Sephora in Las Vegas sits at the front of the Venetian and even features a Make Up For Ever boutique within in the store. Find weekly classes on everything from applying false eyelashes to getting that smokey eye look.

27. Serge's Wigs

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4515 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Showgirls and performers alike head to Serge's Wigs when looking for the largest selection of human hair and synthetic wigs and hairpieces for men and women.

28. Skins 6|2

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3708 Las Vegas Blvd. S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 698-7625
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Beauty aficionados love to discover new brands. At Skins 6|2 at Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 50 brands, many new to Las Vegas, line the shelves of this brightly lit boutique lined with a hodgepodge of mirrors on the walls and silver and white decorated ceiling tiles. Owner Marie Poelmans opened her first U.S. outpost at the resort, with eight locations in The Netherlands. Look for a fragrance bar, exotic skin and hair care products, an array of home fragrances and an enviable line of beauty products.

29. Spa Aquae

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221 N Rampart Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89145
This 50,000-square-foot spa spa features the ritual room in both the men's and women's separate spa areas. Each ritual room comes with a separate warm float and cold plunge pool, a whirlpool tub, sauna and steam room. An outdoor co-ed area surrounded by garden waterfalls offers the hydrocircuit pool. This pool features six chambers, each with a different current designed to stimulate your body's circulation. Rinse off in a cascading waterfall shower. Island-inspired massages, facials and body treatments make the spa menu here.

30. The Spa at Encore

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3121 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(888) 320-7122
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This 60,000-square-foot facility features designer treatment rooms, garden villas and couples' rooms. The wet spa area features hot and cold plunge pools and private waterfall showers with heated lounge chairs. Try the Lavender Stone Ritual that uses a sea salt scrub infused with lavender, rinsed off and then followed by a lavender-infused hot and cold stone massage.

31. Spa at the Four Seasons

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3960 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(702) 632-5000
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The Spa at Four Seasons features 16 treatment rooms, which consist of 12 massage rooms, one couple's massage room and three aesthetician rooms with personal showers. Treatments include facials, body wraps, scrubs and more, with the custom massage being the most popular service. Other great treatments include the Desert Oasis body treatment, which includes salt exfoliation, a body wrap and an application of scented body butter with a different scent for each season. The spa's gold sugar scrub uses a fragrant 14-carat gold sugar scrub that leaves your skin soft and shimmering. The popular anti-aging facial also tones up the jaw line and décolleté.

32. The Spa at Green Valley Ranch

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2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy
Henderson, NV 89052
(702) 717-7777
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This 40,000-square-foot spa with 22 treatment rooms feels like a mountain lodge inside. Try one of the treatments such as the Paradise Papaya with a papaya and pineapple exfoliation and shower, a peppermint application to stimulate the senses and a pineapple papaya therapeutic aromatherapy massage. The Green Valley Green Tea Wrap starts with a body scrub infusing grape seeds from California's Napa Valley wine region, followed by a wrap containing green tea, seaweed and ginger root to help the body's metabolism. The treatment ends with a massage using essential oils and protein cream. 

33. The Spa at Red Rock Resort

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11011 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89135
Enter this 25,000-square-foot spa through red glass doors that leads to an architectural white grid and chandelier. Inside, the spa holds 23 treatment rooms, including a treatment suite that appears to float on water. Try one of the body treatments such as the Espresso Scrub, Island Glow, Red Rock Rap or Hydra Quench Cocoon. One of the coolest features at this spa are the outdoor adventure spa packages that include horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing and biking at Red Rock Canyon, rafting at Black Canyon or kayaking at Lake Mead.

34. The Spa at Trump

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2000 N Fashion Show Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The 11,000-square-foot spa features nine treatment rooms, including a couple's room as well as a room with a multiple jet shower and a private bath. Here find treatments such as the Vegas Recovery Massage, the Sun Worshipper Body Wrap and Morning-After Eye Cure. The Spa at Trump is also home to steam rooms and saunas, a relaxation room and full service salon featuring products from the skin care experts at Kate Somerville.

35. The Spa at Wynn

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3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(888) 320-7110
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This gorgeous spa at Wynn Las Vegas features a sauna, plunge pools and men’s quarters boast in dark wood and marble and women's quarters in warm, neutral tones. This 35,000-square-foot spa features 45 treatment rooms.

36. Spa Bellagio

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3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
The two-story, 65,000-square-foot Spa Bellagio gets its influence from Zen. Try treatments such as the Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Water Massage, Indian Head Massage and Thai Yoga Massage in one of the 56 treatment rooms that includes four couple’s rooms. Perhaps the most interesting treatment here is the Watsu, an aquatic massage that combines stretches of Zen Shiatsu and the element of floating in warm water.

37. Spa Mio

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12300 Las Vegas Blvd S
Henderson, NV 89044
This 23,000-square foot spa features 16 treatment rooms, sauna, steam and Jacuzzi wet areas, full service salon and a barbershop. Try the Mio Signature Massage and accompanying signature facial or go for one of the body treatments such as the Desert to Sea Detox that stimulates the lymphatic system with a coffee scrub, ginger-mint foot wrap and full body oil application.

38. ULTA Beauty

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2186 N. Rainbow Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89108
(702) 631-3668
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Find everything from a Benefit bar, Clinique, Lancome and BareMinerals to pharmacy brands and a salon.

1. The Apothecary

3131 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Never feel bad about leaving something at home. The Apothecary at Wynn Las Vegas has you covered with a wide range of beauty products and even fragrances.
3131 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

2. Aria Spa & Salon

Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89158
This 80,000-square-foot spa over two floors features separate men's and women's wet spa areas, but pack your swimsuit for the co-ed pool lounge on the spa's balcony overlooking Aria’s pool areas. Also find skin care and massage rooms, an Ashiatsu, couples' massage, Thai massage, facials, hydro-therapy and Vichy rooms. Be sure to spend some time on the Japanese stone sauna beds called ganbanyoku chairs. These heated black mineral stones emit negative ions and far-infrared ray to relax muscles, improve blood circulation, increase metabolism and eliminate toxins from the body.
Aria, 3730 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89158

3. The Art of Shaving and Apothecary

3377 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109
These side-by-side stores at the Grand Canal Shoppes take care of beauty and grooming needs for men and women.
3377 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109

4. Barneys New York

3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Oh la la the fancy brands here. Barneys specializes in organic and natural brands, so head here first if that's what you covet.
3327 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

5. The Bathhouse

3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89136
Tucked away in THEhotel, the 16,000-square-foot The Bathhouse features steam rooms and saunas, as well as 12 treatment rooms where you can enjoy massages, wraps and facials. Find a spa done in dark slate and suede-covered walls with hot and cool plunges in the men's and women's areas, eucalyptus steam rooms, redwood saunas and a choice of hot tubs heated at different temperatures. Exclusively for the ladies, The Bathhouse features four private rooms with bathtubs. The 25-minute service offers herbal, aromatherapy and mud soaks. Try one of the Scents-of-You services, where guest fill out a questionnaire relating to your personality as well as your body, mind and soul. After your answers are logged into the computer, it calculates a unique blend of essential oils that can be used during a massage.
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89136

6. Box

420 S. Rampart Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89145
Name a body part with hair on it and Box will likely wax it off. Now located in The Market LV at Tivoli Village, these people are the best in town. [Photo: Chelsea McManus]
420 S. Rampart Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89145

7. Canyon Ranch SpaClub

3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Located on the fourth floor of the Venetian and the third floor of the Palazzo, this 134,000-square-foot spa offers 120 services and activities. No one should go to this spa without planning to spend time in the Aquavana with its thermal cabins, whirlpools and experiential rains. The Crystal Steam Room, Experiential Rains with multisensory cooling showers, Finnish Sauna with dry heat lit by colored light refracted by crystals, Herbal Laconium with warm, herbal-infused steam, HydroSpas and multiple heated loungers and Igloo with cool air and three Arctic Mist experiences enhanced by twinkling fiber optics can take up an entire afternoon. Couples can spend time together in the Salt Grotto with heated benches, floor and walls, intimate seating niches, “sea” air and a fountain bubbling over natural salt rocks or the Wave Room, a domed canopy with reflected water movements provides the meditative experience of watching waves breaking overhead.
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S.
Las Vegas, NV 89109

8. Color — A Salon by Michael Boychuck

3570 Las Vegas Blvd. S., Las Vegas, NV 89109