If partying all night in a Vegas nightclub isn't your thing, don't feel like you can't have a stellar bachelorette party. For the bride-to-be who loves beauty, there are options galore for your bridal shower or bachelorette party!
Even better than a round of shots? A group blowout. In New York, RPZL hosts bridal showers and bachelorette parties on the reg. "Our girlie yet futuristic open space lends itself to the perfect day of relaxation and cocktails before all the wedding madness starts, says Lisa Richards, RPZL co-owner. At the fetes, each girl picks a style from a look book, then the group sips cocktails, dances, and snaps photos in the on-site selfie booth (clearly a must.)
If your group is set on doing the nightclub thing, why not combine the best of both worlds? Drybar Vegas has 20 chairs—making it twice as big as most Drybar locations—and it's open till midnight on the weekends. The yellow-and-pink salon also has a DJ and a full cocktail bar stocked with drinks that match the names of hairstyles on the blowout menu: Mai Tais, Cosmos, Manhattans, check!
Get an IV
Wait, what? No, seriously: IV treatments are all the rage, including for the beauty set.
While IV clinics have been getting attention in the media for curing hangovers, they are also great for everything from sexual pleasure to feeling pretty! IVme Wellness + Performance in Chicago, for instance, offers a Wellness & Vitality Package. This is used to promote well-being via hydration and high dose vitamins. The vitamin-packed IV will moisturize your bachelorette party from the inside out. The package also includes a Super B Shot, which is known to boost energy; the oxygen therapy is knows to reduce stress. All useful stuff for a bridal party!
At Can Can Parleur, an organic nail spa in Los Angeles, owner Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro is all about empowering women while pampering them. The salon is decked out in Moulin Rouge-type decor, and treats, champagne, and more are always on hand. "Can Can Parleur is the perfect place for an indulgent bachelorette party that makes the bride and her maids feel special from head to toe. It's a Parisian soiree without leaving LA," says Carolann. Services include manicures and pedicures with toxic-free polishes and gel options; staffers can even whip up a signature scent for the party's body scrub, lotions, and oils. Oh, and they customize cocktails, too.
If you go away for a weekend, your first inclination may be to head to a party town. But, don't overlook getaways that offer a little R&R. For instance Ram's Head Inn on Shelter Island recently partnered with Elements Fitness for in house health and wellness programming. One of the Inn's offerings is customized Stand Up Paddle Boarding for bachelor and bachelorette parties, as well as wedding parties. The paddle boarding excursion, as well as the food and cocktails to follow, are tailored to each group's preference. The day can even include a sunset dinner at the beach-front gazebo upon return.
You'll remember this night forever. You may as well look hot in the photos! With Hollywood Pop Gallery, bachelorettes and bridesmaids get professional makeovers and designer clothes; then, each girl gets to participate in a pro photo shoot. Some groups have even been known to hire male models to pose in the pics as well.
This one's for the shopaholic. With Tour de Couture LA, groups get a curated tour from one of LA’s top personal stylists, complete with champagne or Perrier and private tours of the best fashion destinations—including hidden gems and exclusive vintage shops. Naturally, styling advice is included.
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