Pedicure at Trump
Trump has a handful of fair-priced offerings, including the Heart of Trump package that, at $234 ($224 plus a $10 donation to the American Heart Association), may not sound cheap but offers good value. The treatment includes a 40-minute massage, a 40-minute facial and your choice of aromatherapy pedicure or blow-dry. Still, the 40-minute pedicure ($65) is probably the best deal, especially if you apply the midweek locals discount (25 percent off all single services Sunday through Friday, and, this month only, 40 percent off your second service). Pedicures start with a soothing soak in an aromatic foot bath, then aestheticians give nails a trim/shape/buff and take care of cuticles before giving a nice foot massage and applying polish (French polish is $10 extra). Afterward, guests can take full advantage of the 11,000-square-foot facility, including the fitness center. TrumpLasVegasHotel.com/Trump_Spa/Trump_Spa.asp.
Spa Tease Package at Spa Mio at M Resort
Small plates are all the rage in dining, and the epicurean trend has transcended the dining divide at Spa Mio. The Forbes four star-award-winning spa took its most popular services and made miniature versions of them to serve up a tapas-style menu that saves both time and money. The Spa Tease Package ($100) allows guests to pick three 25-minute services to enjoy in sequence. Our favorites: the circulation-enhancing, cell strengthening and detoxifying sugar scrub (full price: $70), tension-busing head and foot massage (regular price: $65) and hydrating manicure (on its own: $35). Spa Mio’s 25 percent locals discount doesn’t apply to this package; that money-saver is valid seven days a week, but it’s for single services only and doesn’t apply to packages. Even without the discount, the Spa Tease Package is a bargain—and an all-access pass is included in the package, so you can use the sauna, steam and Jacuzzi areas, and state-of-the-art fitness center after you’re done. TheMResort.com/spa.
Hair Services at the Aveda Institute of Las Vegas
Want a future leader in high-end hairstyling to cut, dye and style your hair? Head to the Aveda Institute, where already-skilled, soon-to-be-stylists do their thing for far less than what you’ll be tipping them after graduation. All haircuts cost $15, regardless of how long or complicated your hairstyle is, and everything is done under the watchful eye of instructors who make sure you leave looking and feeling like a million bucks—even if you spend far less. Highlights start at $27, and everything is done using the same organic Aveda products that are used in the fancy Aveda-certified salons, such as Spa Moulay at Loews at Lake Las Vegas, where haircuts start at $45. 4856 S. Eastern Ave., AvedaLasVegas.com.
Day Pass at Canyon Ranch at the Venetian and Palazzo
Sure, you could book one of the 120 services at this 134,000-square-foot facility, but why not save money and simply enjoy the amenities? For $40, you can buy a day pass and experience Canyon Ranch’s Aquavana, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms, rain showers and oh-so-soothing relaxation lounges. CanyonRanchSpaClub.com/las_vegas_nv.
Swedish Massage at Qua Baths at Caesars Palace
This 50,000-square-foot spa offers 74 services, but the best bargain is the classic Swedish massage, which involves 50 minutes of stress-busting, full-body relaxation for $99. You get to pick your lotion (vanilla, lavender, coconut, lemongrass, orange blossom, rosemary or papaya-pineapple) and get full access to Qua’s amenities afterward. Check out the Roman baths (tepidarium, caldarium and frigidarium pools), arctic ice room (where it snows, and the temperature is kept at a brisk 55 degrees), cedar wood sauna, Jacuzzis and eucalyptus steam room. Also be sure to drop by the tea lounge, where the tea sommelier (yes, there is such a thing) creates and pairs beverages, hot or cold, with treatments. Caesars.com/qua-caesars-palace.
Manicure at Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch
Station Casinos sister resorts Red Rock and Green Valley Ranch both have spas, and both offer great 25-minute manicures for $35. You can double the pleasure and pampering time without doubling the price with one of their 50-minute Piña Colada or Mango Margarita manicures ($65). The enhanced option involves exfoliation, massage, paraffin, nail color, plus access to the men’s and women’s Jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas afterward. Note: Locals get discounts that range from 20 to 30 percent, depending on the day. RedRockLasVegas.com/spa, GreenValleyRanchResort.com/spa.
Other affordable treatments
There are far more spa deals to be had: Massage Envy offers introductory facials and hourlong massages for $39 to first-time customers (MassageEnvy.com, various locations); Groupon features a different deal every day, including recent offers for laser hair removal and massage services (GroupOn.com/las-vegas), and Spa Week sees several local spas offer deep discounts every April, including 2010 participants Fresh (Forum Shops at Caesars), Spa Moulay (Loews Lake Las Vegas), Reliquary (Hard Rock Hotel), and spas at Aria, Vdara and The Mirage (SpaWeek.com).