Beauty boutique owner helps bring out your inner diva
Think of Nicole Zerafa as your Las Vegas fairy godmother. Instead of sprinkling fairy dust to get you ready for the ball, she sprinkles glamour. She’s the owner and director of Original Diva, where you can get beautified before a night out. “We’re a shop that’s designed to transform you,” said the Sydney native. “We specialize in having one person sit in a chair and a completely different person leave.”
Located in Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, Original Diva specializes in hair extensions—both permanent and clip-in. “Original Diva was born when I had my daughter. … When I (had) my daughter my hair fell out in handfuls. It affected my hair quite severely. There were not really (hair extensions) on the market that weren’t extremely costly,” Zerafa said. “I thought, ‘Why isn’t there a product out there that will look really good, that we can just clip in and out, and not cost so much?’”
That was eight years ago, and after opening two Sydney shops, Zerafa now has her first U.S. location, right on the Las Vegas Strip. “I had that vision: If I’m gonna come to America, it’s going to be Las Vegas,” she said. A trip to Original Diva includes the chance to pump up your tresses—the selection of both clip-in and permanent is extensive—and indulge in a full-service salon with makeup, waxing and mani/pedis. “This is the place to come and get glammed up—to become the Vegas diva,” she said.
In just a few minutes, you can have the perfect ponytail, long and thick, with the Diva Ponytail. Simply clip the ponytail to your natural hair—choose from 11 different shades and two different lengths, 16-inch and 18-inch—you can even wear the ponytail in a bun style. The salon’s clip-in extensions start as low as $10, and all products are 100 percent human hair. You can purchase everything from ponytails, full headpieces and bangs to braids and single- and double-colored highlights.
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat. 702.836.9112