1 Cristophe Salon
Remember when President Bill Clinton had his hair cut on Air Force One and delayed air traffic at LAX while he was getting his $200 trim? Cristophe was cutting his hair. The celebrity stylist based out of Beverly Hills opened his Las Vegas salon in 2004 at MGM Grand. His roster of clients includes Liv Tyler, Mariah Carey, Pamela Anderson and Sen. Hillary Clinton.Cristophe Salon, tucked away in the back of the cavernous MGM Grand, overlooks the resort’s Grand Pool area. The salon sports clean lines and minimalist décor reminiscent of the 1960s pop era. Cristophe stops in about once a month, and expect to pay around $500 for a cut from him.
2 Color, Amp and Primp
Michael Boychuck dominates the salon scene in Las Vegas. He not only owns Color — a Salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace, but Amp at the Palms and Primp at Palms Place. He lives here. He works in the salons. And he does some magnificent color. Whether you’re going blond or brunette, his mixtures seem to be richer and more vibrant than any other. He calls Paris Hilton a personal friend and celebs like Susan Anton, Mandy Moore and Jennie Garth his regulars.Color may represent the end of an era in Vegas, at least for the next couple years. Caesars Palace spent $5 million on the salon, and interior designer Faye Resnick decorated the room in white and alabaster with touches of silver, vintage Fendi fixtures and crystal chandeliers throughout. The lack of color is just a reminder of the color treatment you’re about to receive.Color just started offering Inoa hair color treatments without ammonia that leave your hair incredibly shiny and Kerastase Chronologiste, a mask that uses caviar to treat your hair and scalp and leave your locks silky smooth. The at-home version of the treatment already has a waiting list.
3 Kim Vō Salon
Call him the king of TV makeovers in the Las Vegas salon scene. Kim Vō was a head judge on Bravo’s Shear Genius, worked with the experts on ABC’s Extreme Makeover and makes regular appearances on E! Entertainment’s The Daily 10 as a guest beauty expert. Kim Vō counts Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn, Sylvester Stallone and Jenny McCarthy among his clients.Within this sleek salon at the Mirage you can’t miss the Beauty Bar, where wigs show off the latest hairstyles and hair extensions flow. Vō believes that moisture is the treatment hair needs most, so he offers Hairtinis, moisturizing concoctions with alcohol-laden names that leave your hair silky and nourished. Expect a cocktail to go with that treatment as it works its magic.
4 BrannonHair Salon
BrannonHair opened at the Hard Rock Hotel in 2004 and just recently relocated new digs in the HRH Tower. And are they stunning. The man behind the brand is celebrity stylist Brannon, who counts Britney Spears, David Bowie, Christie Brinkley, Jamie Presley, Leanne Tweeden and Jon Bon Jovi among his clients.In 2008 he answered fans' demand to have the Brannon touch every day at home with his first product line called The Product 01 series, a shampoo and conditioner, and The Product 02 series, a group of styling products.
5 The Salon at Encore
Here, it’s all about a world completely away from the slot machines and table games below. The Salon at Encore has a small staff of 10 stylists and four colorists in this spa and salon designed by Todd-Avery Lenahan. The salon uses Kerastase and Shu Uemura hair products, among others. Aside from the usual allotment of treatments, you can try the Shu Uemura Hair Ceremonies, hair care treatments made in the salon to nourish your locks, and Mauricio Ribeiro’s Brazilian Blowout, a 90-minute service that removes all the frizz from your hair.