The Las ‘Vegas Strip’ is featured as only 15 minutes away from other areas of Las Vegas. A trip to a spa there takes you from the hustle and bustle of a huge party city, to a clean and relaxing atmosphere with an esthetician, who’s had years of experience at making people feel pampered with their offered spa treatments.
Fall Spa Week October 10 - 16
The pampering was done inside of the Beverly Hills inspired, Kim Vo Salon at The Mirage Las Vegas hotel, with a nice lady named Nikki.
The Kim Vo Salon is a bit of a walk from the registration area of The Mirage, but that will give you some time to enjoy the atrium with a waterfall and several story high foliage. The glass roof to the atrium is something that was revolutionary in the construction of a Las Vegas casino.
The Mirage, which was envisioned by Steve Wynn, has always had an eye to create resorts and hotels with attributes like a glass ceiling to let natural light in. Most casinos have no windows and are sans clocks. This is to help gamblers continue spending money without knowing the time of day. The glass roof let in natural light and created a calming effect to the overall feel of an oasis, in the middle of the dessert.
After passing ringing slot machines, Cravings buffet, and BB Kings’ Jazz Lounge, I was almost to the Terry Fator Theater. Before I reached the theater though, I entered the Mirage Spa and Kim Vo Salon. Since I was trying the pedicure treatment, I went to the Kim Vo Salon Las Vegas.
The receptionist at the front was courteous and asked my name. In a few moments she had my reservation ready and alerted the esthetician Nikki. She asked if I would like a beverage or a magazine while I waited. I asked for some water and she brought me a cold one. Almost just as soon as I received the cold water, another lady appeared, who led me to the pedicure and manicure room.
This room is very large with many chairs ready for customers. Each chair setup is the same, so your experience should be similar. The massage chairs have curtains on each side to add a bit of privacy during the treatment. I was setup with a massage chair; an orange aromatic soap, which was added to warm water for my feet.
This lady asked me if I would like some wine or even a glass of champagne. I don’t know of too many places other than high-end ones that offer champagne during a treatment. So I went for the champagne.
Nikki arrived a few moments later with the champagne and checked my massage chair settings. She adjusted it to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. She went to work right away with various scrubs and lotions. I noticed that she evaluates each toe carefully and asks questions about how I take care of my feet. She used the answers to tailor my treatment. This was nice because I’ve had manicures elsewhere, where the estheticians didn’t ask questions and cut my finger. She expertly took care of me.
Nikki had a kind chair side manner. She’s been doing various treatments since the late 80’s. She enjoys living in Las Vegas and treating both visitors and locals. She likes her job and the people she meets, which all adds up to a better experience.
For what the treatment cost $50, the amount of time spent with Nikki and her expert help in how to keep the pedicure last, this was a good value. Thanks to Spa Week and The Mirage for providing the fun complimentary spa treatment.
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Remember to book an appointment during the Fall Spa Week Event for $50 treatments, upgrades available for a nominal upgrade fee, at www.spaweek.com during October 10 - 16th. You’ll receive an expert treatment from Nikki in the Beverly Hills inspired Kim Vo Salon at The Mirage. Photo credit: Courtesy