In Vegas, you can live the life of a celebrity without the entourage or the fame. And your first step toward looking like a celeb is to go to the same salons that cater to this high-end clientele. The era of the Vegas mega-spa, one of the largest moneymakers for the casinos on the Strip, ushered in bigger and better stylists who already styled the coifs of red carpet starlets. Here’s a look at the top five hair salons in Las Vegas.
1 Color — A Salon by Michael Boychuck
Michael Boychuck dominates the salon scene in Las Vegas with Color — a Salon by Michael Boychuck at Caesars Palace. 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 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 and vintage Fendi fixtures and crystal chandeliers throughout. The lack of color is just a reminder of the color treatment you’re about to receive.
2 Cristophe Salon
Remember when President Bill Clinton had his hair cut on Air Force One and delayed 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 Senator 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.
3 Claude Baruk Salon at Encore
4 Look Style Society
This ultra-chic salon and spa features services for hair, skin and nails including the acclaimed Sam Villa’s HairShow Blowout Bar, a flagship Essie Nail Lounge, The MedSpa by Dr. Orna Fisher, M.D., Sunless Tanning by Chocolate Sun, Skin Spa, Makeup Lounge and a complete array of hair services from the city’s best stylists