Salon Savvy: Globe Salon has been named among Elle magazine’s Top 100 Salons in the United States for the second year in a row. The honor is published in the "United States of Style: Popular cuts from coast to coast, and where to get them" article in the August issue of Elle.
Now Open: Nike is set to open its latest store concept, only the fifth of its kind in the United States, at The Forum Shops at Caesars today. The newly revamped 30,000-square-foot location offers the largest multicategory brand experience in the country. The new NIKEiD system lets customers customize footwear, apparel and equipment.
Wax Poetic: The Birthday Suit has opened in Las Vegas at 7645 S. Rainbow Blvd., Suite 101. A wide range of waxing and mini spa services are offered here.
Shoe In: Check out the new Christian Louboutin boutique now open at the Forum Shops at Caesars. The designer’s uber popular shoes and accessories are elegantly presented, and the growing men’s collection is available in its own separate room.
What a Smash: Smashbox Cosmetics and Social Amp have partnered to develop a custom shopping experience based on the preferences of consumers and their friends. It’s called Social Shop and it shows users the beauty products trending among their social circles as well as the Smashbox community at large. Find out more at smashbox.com/socialshop.
It’s Back: Beauty gurus will be happy to hear narscosmetics.com has relaunched. Aside from stunning photography and the most accurate shade and texture depictions, the new site boasts application tips, product suggestions, how-to guides and expert insight. Check out the World of Nars, which guides visitors through Fashion Week details, campaign visuals and Francois Nars’ inspirations.
Louis Louis: The new Louis Vuitton at Bellagio is now open. Designed to look like a Parisian apartment, it offers Maison’s men’s and women’s leather goods, with a special focus on exotic and made-to-order pieces, as well as belts, sunglasses and accessories. The store is laid out in three distinct rooms with a domed-ceiling rotunda connecting them.
By Design: Working in tandem with the Art Institute of Las Vegas, the Forum Shops at Caesars hosts a search for Las Vegas’ Best New Designer. Interested designers can apply exclusively at the Forum Shops’ Facebook page, facebook.com/ForumShops. Aspiring designers can share their story and upload a video or photos to vie for the top spot. The top designer will get a $500 shopping spree to the Forum Shops and have his or her work highlighted inside the shopping destination.
Snip, Snip: The second annual Cut-A-Thon to benefit Locks of Love will return from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Rio Spa & Salon at the Rio. The event will be in honor of Rylie Cruz, who lost her battle with cancer last month and was the granddaughter of a longtime Rio employee. Generous patrons who donate at least 10 inches of nonbleached, nonhighlighted hair will get a complimentary blunt cut and 30 percent discount on additional styling or color treatments at the salon. For more information or to make an appointment, call 777-7779.
Clean Conscious: Tiffany Couture Cleaners is one of a few select dry cleaners in the world to implement an entirely environmentally friendly system. Using the new System K4 machine, Tiffany’s cleaning process doesn’t pose a risk to the Earth or animals.
Qua Kudos: Conde Nast Traveler recently recognized Qua Baths & Spa at Caesars as one of the Top 100 Resort Spas in the United States. The lavish Roman-inspired spa ranked 53rd with an overall score of 91 out of 100. The spa’s Sleep Health treatment also was spotlighted as one of the top new industry trends. The restorative treatment combines a 75-minute aromatherapy massage with guided sleep meditation hypnosis.
On Target: Target is partnering with internationally renowned designer Josie Natori to introduce its first limited-edition collection of lingerie and loungewear. Josie Natori for Target features bras, panties, sleepwear, loungewear, camis and chemises ranging from $9.99-$34.99 and will launch in October. Target also will partner with designers Albertus Swanepoel and Dana Kellin to introduce two affordable limited-edition accessories collections in time for the holidays.
For the Groom: To celebrate couples "tying the knot" during the year of the royal wedding, Thomas Pink has launched a Tie the Knot shopping event that offers benefits to the groom and his party of best men and ushers. Features include glasses of Chandon Rose and complimentary cigars, a team of personal stylists to assist shopping; a class on different ways to tie a tie and bow tie, tips on how to fold and wear a breast handkerchief and a class on how to iron a shirt. Terms and conditions apply. Visit thomaspink.com for locations.