Ipsa for Hair and Nectar Skin Bar
The sister beauty spots—both are on the same Georgetown block—offer a full day of bridal party fun. Reserve the whole top floor of Ipsa, known for its signature Upper Northwest Blonde shade, and enjoy a morning of cuts and color with stylists Carolyn Welch and Anthony Alvarez ($55 and up).
Follow the hair appointment with a private lunch on Nectar Skin Bar’s outdoor patio before spending the afternoon with in-house makeup artist Adrian Avila, or indulging in a host of spa treatments (which can also take place outdoors).
End the day with a lash party, which includes adhesive Lash Royalty false lashes ($15 for the lash set or $50 for individual lashes), LashDip—a mascara treatment that lasts up to six weeks ($250), or Lash Extensions by X-treme Lash, which will last for up to eight weeks ($350). Your entire bridal party will look gorgeous for all the wedding photos.
For details, including detailed pricing and availability, call the salons. Ipsa for Hair. 1627 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-338-4100; Nectar Skin Bar. 1633 Wisconsin Ave., NW; 202-333-4332. Photograph courtesy of BrandLinkDC.
This newly opened blowout-only salon in Foggy Bottom offers two luxe packages for the bride-to-be and her stylish posse. The Platinum Package ($350 for the first hour and $150 for every additional hour) will rent out the entire salon along with seven of the bar’s stylists. In addition to a great blowout and a glam venue, the package includes a bottle of Champagne and the option to decorate the space to suit your shower theme.
On a budget? Get beautified with the more economical Gold Package, which offers bridal parties of five or less $35 blowouts and a $50 bridal updo. Parties of six and up get a discounted rate of $30 on all blowouts.
For details and availability, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Blowout Bar. 2134 L St., NW; 202-290-2109. Photograph courtesy of Blowout Bar
You don’t have to plan a single thing with Andre Chreky’s Girls Day Out Package which includes a dedicated special events coordinator Winnie Scott. Whether you’re a party of 2 or 20, Scott will take care of everything from decor to delivery of food and refreshments (which you can also bring yourself). Relax in the private party rooms between your manicure, pedicure, and makeup sessions and take home a complimentary bridal survival kit. The best part? All packages can be customized to meet your needs and can include any of the spa’s top services.
Get details, including pricing and customization options, by calling 202-293-9393. Andre Chreky. 1604 K St., NW. Photograph courtesy of Andre Chreky.
Sit back and relax with your bridal party at one of Drybar’s locations. DC’s favorite blowout concept will reserve a VIP room, equipped with a big television screen, just for your bridal party. Watch your favorite rom-com and sip Champagne while getting your hair set in one of the bar’s signature blowout styles, ranging from the straight and sleek Manhattan to a beachy Mai Tai to a bride-perfect Uptini.
For more information on the private parties, e-mail email@example.com. Drybar. 4840 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 240-483-4277; 1825 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-609-8644. Photograph courtesy of BrandLinkDC.
From a firming body treatment to a bride and groom rest-and-relaxation package, Nusta Spa offers a range of pre-wedding services guaranteed to get you ready for the big day. Recover from a night of partying with the Bachelorette Party Detox ($408.50), which offers an oxygenating face treatment, a Dead Sea mud wrap, and lymphatic drainage pressure point therapy. After you rid your body of toxins, sit back in one of the private lounges and enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by the special events coordinator, who will also help you with any of your other party needs.
Get photo-ready with the Bridal Party Glow ($448.40) package that will last well into the honeymoon. Enjoy an express facial followed by a full set of eyelash extensions and a thorough eyebrow styling session, which includes waxing or threading and a brow color.
For more information on all bridal packages available, call 202-530-5700. Nusta Spa. 1129 20th St., NW. Photograph courtesy of Nusta Spa.