Long or cropped, gleaming or streaming, flaxen or waxen…hair plays an essential role in the city’s most revered shows. Usually it enhances a sense of time and spirit. The free-flowing locks in “LOVE” add to the counter-culture ambiance. The exquisite period coiffures in “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular” transport audiences back to the Belle Époque. Urethane foam in “Viva ELVIS” gives a comic book twist to the King’s iconic pompadour. Exaggerated bouffants in “Divas Las Vegas” engender drag star Frank Marino’s irreverent fun. The sleek red and black bobs in “Le Rêve” stay astoundingly dry in water to heighten the dream-like mood. And multiple wig changes in “Jersey Boys” further the fast-moving storyline that spans more than 40 years. Enjoy this look at some of Vegas’ amazing show hair.[Galleries 43 not found]
I’m a Las Vegas native. By profession, I write at Vegas.com. Mostly about the city’s hotels, but on other topics – gaming and transportation – too. I really love staying at hotels. And the ones here are among the biggest and best in the world. Some key things I’ve learned: Resort fees are inescapable (frustrating but true), a friendly attitude at the front desk may score you a great view and over-the-top room amenities – bath butlers, Japanese tea service, menus with “intimate” items – do exist. What else should you know about me? Well, I’m comfortable at a blackjack table. And I like eating late-night pancakes in hotel coffee shops. A lot. Follow Renee on Google+.