A peaceful oasis, tucked quaintly away from the hustle and bustle of the casino, The Spa & Salon at Mirage masterfully integrates a serene, indulgent spa with a high-energy, chic salon.
The 20,000-square-foot facility provides a relaxing, intimate experience while also offering creative, first-class services and fitness options to recharge and refresh your mind, body and soul. Whether you're headed for the spa or the salon (or both), you're sure to encounter personalized pampering from head to toe.
As you enter the spa, a classy, yet modern hallway featuring decorative rocks beckons you to a peaceful foyer with birch trees and a trickling water fountain fixture. It's a relaxing spot to recharge from a workout or reunite with your mate before or after a treatment.
As you await your spa service, a cozy couch with fuzzy pillows and plasma television entices you in the main spa waiting room. The lounge features refreshments like pineapple and cranberry juice cocktails, fruits and protein bars, plus a spa attendant who is available to cater to your every need. A nearby contemporary vanity area looks just like a make-up studio with its excellent lighting and metallic fixtures. Hair dryers, curling irons and straightening irons are hidden away in drawers at each vanity station. Across the way, each shower stall conveniently provides a glass stool.
Just past the spa area lies a more peaceful and quiet post-service relaxation area. The dim lighting, dark furniture and antique décor create a rustic, calm feel. Softly flickering electric candles make this area an ideal place to meditate, clear your thoughts and rest.
The 4,300-square-foot full-service salon conveys a warm, yet modern atmosphere with intimate touches throughout, like flowing curtains between salon chairs and pedicure stations, as well as private areas for different services. The hair drying station is the heart of the action with a comfy half-circle couch rather than individual chairs, bright pillows and plenty of reading material. The barbershop offers shaving and hair services for men in a private, posh setting.
Many treatments in both the spa and the salon are specifically tailored to your individual needs and desires. The 90-minute Chakra Balancing Treatment, for instance, enhances your overall well being by realigning the body's seven main Chakras. The healing treatment starts with a personal analysis of your Chakras to determine which are off balance. You will achieve complete harmony through a combination of specially combined essential oils as well as healing crystals.
In the salon, the Instinctual Manicure or Pedicure allows you to create your own signature service by leaving the choice of soaking balms, scrubs and moisturizers entirely up to you. Men can enjoy the treatment, Black Tie Affair -- a gentleman's facial suited to their skin.
Be sure to arrive earlier than your scheduled treatments to savor all the amenities. You're worldly cares will begin to melt away as you take a dip in one of the two cold plunges or relax in one of two Jacuzzi tubs on the women's side. The men's spa area features one long single pool. Both areas come with a sauna and steam room.
The state-of-the-art workout facility includes several different cardio machines, weight equipment and flat-screen televisions. The facility even offers yoga classes, including a unique opportunity to do a 60-minute yoga class among beautiful, charismatic dolphins in a serene, underwater viewing area at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. Poolside yoga is also available.
Your blissful spa and salon experience doesn't have to end with your visit. All treatment products are available for sale in the surprisingly spacious boutique, which sells everything from apparel, his-and-her gifts, decorative candles and perfume to a wide variety of hair and skin products.
The Spa & Salon at Mirage is located off to the side of the resort's shopping mall area.
-- Review by Aleza Freeman