TRÈS CHIC TRESSES
With a keen eye and a progressive sense of fashion, Claude Baruk looks to Paris for the hairstyles to best complement this season’s trends.
efore celebrity hairstylist Claude Baruk was beckoned to Las Vegas by Steve Wynn, he had spent 18 years tending to the tresses of the most sophisticated women in the world in his home country of France. Now settled into his high-glamour Claude Baruk Salons at Wynn and Encore, he is celebrating 20 fabulous years in the hair business with a romantic holiday hair menu inspired by the alluring women of Paris. Baruk’s muses in the City of Love may give
Boff an air of effortless beauty, but in his world of high fashion, every single look is meticulously choreographed by him from cut to finish. “The hair is the most beautiful part of a woman’s entire look,” Baruk says. “Diamonds without great hair mean nothing. If the hair doesn’t fit, nothing works. But the most simple dress with nice hair? Everything will then be great.” This season Baruk is featuring dreamy looks that allow movement, perfect for both the cosmopolitan Parisian lifestyle and Vegas’s glit- tering, breathtaking holiday parties. “I love waves and curly hair,” he says. “But it has to stay in a natural way. I love movement. That is glamorous holiday hair.” In fact, Baruk is constantly researching, creating, and updating style trends. “We create two hair menu collections a year, interpreting the trends,” he says. “Here in Vegas, we can try everything because everyone is ready to try looks they wouldn’t try in their regular life or in their hometown. They’re open here, so we can go big.”