Get Buffed

man up with these tailored treatments
by laura schwed

It’s easier than ever to raise your grooming game, thanks to the many Las Vegas spas offering (literally) cutting-edge services for men. Whether it’s a quick shave or a day-long pre-date prep session, every guy will look and feel like a champ.

Royal Shave
Spa & Salon Bellagio
What to expect: Baby that face with this relaxing ritual, which starts with a peppermint oil, hot-towel wrap. A close shave comes next with a straight-razor used first with the grain, then against it. The spa’s Signature Royal face mask combines calendula extract, rose desert clay and oils to hydrate and replenish skin.
Time out: 45 minutes
Details: $65 plus $10 facility fee for non-hotel guests
(25 percent discount for locals Mon.-Thurs.).

Gentleman’s Poker Facial
Qua Baths & Spa at Caesar’s Palace
What to expect: After a skin analysis, an aesthetician creates a custom treatment incorporating steam, light exfoliation, a mask, massage, moisturizers and extractions as needed.
Time out: 50 minutes
Details: $185 Mon.-Thurs.; $195 Fri.-Sun.

Sports Massage
Spa Aquae at JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa What to expect: Give the athlete in you a break with this massage designed to target specific muscles most affected by playing sports.
Time out: 50 or 80 minutes
Details: $165 for 50 minutes; $215 for 80 minutes; plus an extra $15 for menthol gel application.

High Roller Treatment
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
What to expect: A deep-cleansing back
ex-foliation is followed by a massage with volcanic hot stones and aromatic oils, and a facial with organic skin-care products.
Time out: 90 minutes
Details: $265 Mon.-Thurs.; $305 Fri.-Sun.

Essential Pedicure
Spa & Salon Mandalay
What to expect: Feet are refreshed with a deep cleaning, nail contour and cuticle trim. A moisturizing massage with jojoba and safflower oils for the lower legs and feet follows.
Time out: 50 minutes
Details: $80 Mon.-Thurs. (25 percent discount for locals); $90 Fri.-Sun.

Father/Son Duo
Fino What to expect: Spend some quality time with your little man while getting combo classic cuts and be the spitting image of each other — as long as he’s 10 or older.
Time out: 45 minutes for each cut
Details: $60.

Gentlemen’s Soak
Sahra Spa and Hammam at The Cosmopolitan
What to expect: An exfoliating salt scrub is followed by a soak in a tub with an aromatic blend of blue tansy, frankincense, cedarwood and sage oils to help soothe achy muscles. A muscle-relief gel is applied as needed.
Time out: 50 or 80 minutes
Details: $170 for 50 minutes; $245 for
80 minutes.

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