Your Beauty Bachelorette Party Guide: NYC Edition
If nightclubs and tequila shots aren't your thing, use your bachelorette party as an excuse to get gorgeous—and relaxed.
With all of the amazing restaurants, bars, and nightclubs, it's no wonder that so many brides-to-be and their bridesmaids head to New York City for the bachelorette party. But, the city is also the epicenter of the beauty world, where brands from all over the globe have a presence giving you access to best-in-class experts, treatments, and products—all within a compact 305 square miles. So if tequila shots and tiaras aren't your thing, use your bachelorette party as an excuse to put your feet up, relax, and get ready to get gorgeous, Big Apple-style.
Caudalie Spa at The Plaza
Caudalie, the French vinotherapy brand has an outpost of their spa situated in the luxe Plaza hotel. Grab your bridesmaids and get the Merlot wrap, which features grape seed oil, bentonite clay, and five essential oils to deeply detoxify and purify your pores. If that isn't enough, treat yourself to Red Wine bath personalized to your body needs—you can choose either a relaxing or toning effect. Don't forget about Caudalie's special selection of wines and platters so your girlfriends and you can feast like Marie Antoinette; 1 West 58th St., NYC.
Make a stop at Paintbox—SoHo's nail salon for ladies who want their nails to make a statement. Founded by Eleanor Langston, a former beauty editor, Paintbox updates their nail art every runway season to give you the chicest manicure around. Expect everything from fabulous foil effects to studded accents and geometic effects (if you're looking for a Hello Kitty design, go elsewhere). Sip some prosecco is this sophisticated setting, confident you're in the capable hands of expert manicurists who have worked for designers and celebrities alike; 17 Crosby St., NYC.
Are your locks looking dull? Go to the modern, interactive Nexxus Salon, located in Tribeca. Nexxus's Cinderella-like mirror will tell you everything from your hair density to what color, cut, and treatments will work best for you. The 360-degree lighting eliminates shadows, and pours light around you so Nexxus stylists can get up close and personal with every strand. And the shampoo sinks—ahhh—they're unlike anything you've ever experienced. The ergonomic chairs designed by Takara Belmont, fully recline, leaving you in a supine position, without any strain to your neck or back. A truly luxurious experience; 39 N. Moore St., NYC.
Hermès Perfume Library
The luxury French brand known primarily for its exquisite leather goods and the iconic Birkin bag, also have an avid following for their transportive scents. This new library and store is part art installation, part perfumery with its garden-inspired library to take you on immersive tour through the brand's scent collection—everything from perfumes to home fragrances, soaps, shampoos, and objets. If inspiration strikes, create a customized Hermessence, and wrap it in a leather, monogrammed casing. A lavish gift to give to your bridal party—or keep it all for yourself! Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty St., NYC.
Don't feel like venturing out of your home or hotel room to get primped for a night on the town? Have Vênsette come to you. This at-home styling service sends the best makeup and hair stylists right to your door, so you don't have to lift a finger—other than to let them in. They guarantee to complete each service in 45 minutes or less, and even provide the bubbly. Impressive, right? Vensette.com.
Serge Normant at John Frieda
Step inside celebrity hair stylist, Serge Normant's luxury townhouse turned salon, filled with crystal chandeliers and posh sofas, for a lush hair experience. The renowned Normant, whose clients range from Sarah Jessica Parker to Cindy Crawford, provides both hair coloring and styling services. While there, don't miss an opportunity to get an Inner Facial from skincare expert, Nicola Joss. Hey, if it's good enough for the Kates (Moss, Winslet, and Blanchett) ... ; 336 West 23rd., NYC.
Get cozy at Heyday, a no-fuss skin-care based spa. Choose from both their 30-minute or 50-minute facial and add-ons such as microdermabrasion, peels, and phototherapy. They even build a custom daily skincare routine for you so the pampering doesn't stop when your bridal party leaves! All you do need to do is download the Heyday app to book your appointment; 1130 Broadway, NYC.