There are some places a bride has to hit up before her big day. And whether in New York or Los Angeles, there are unique places in both cities.
drybar - This unique salon does not do hair cuts or fancy updos. They do blowouts and that is what makes them different. "Our philosophy is simple. Focus on one thing, and be the best at it. For us, that’s blowouts." Whether on a night on the town or a girls night out, drybar is a place you want to stop at. They will serve you and your girlfriends champagne, give you a neck/back massage and even wash your hair before they blow it out. If you find yourself loving it, drybar has membership options and even a "bartab," in which you can buy a bunch of blowouts at once, and they will keep track of them and take them off your tab each time you come in. For $35, you couldn't ask for a better deal! Drybar has locations in both Los Angeles and New York.
Future Tan- With multiple New York locations, Future Tan offers brides a flawless tanning experience. Whether it's U.V tanning, automated sunless spray tanning, or sunless airbrush tanning, Future Tan has it all at an affordable price! Coupons are available to print out online or scan on your phone, and weekly unlimited passes for the bride who wants to always be glowing. Right before your honeymoon, bachelorette party, or on a weekly basis, Future Tan is perfect for the New York bride (and her bridal party).
flirtbeautybar- This beauty studio specials in professional make-up, lash extensions and airbrush tanning. It is perfect for brides and their maids whether it be for the wedding itself or a bachelorette party. Flirt Beauty Bar offers multiple bridal make-up prices, including airbrush make-up, wedding party make-up and even a free consultation. For engagement photos, bachelorette party or bridal party, professional make-up (airbrush or non), is offered. Tattoo coverage is also available as well as eyelash extensions and tanning. Parties of 5 or more can get a deal on tanning, with the hostess receiving a free tan and aftercare kit. Flirt Beauty Bar has locations in Temecula, Orange County, San Diego, Riverside, and Los Angeles.
Bombshell Tans- This mobile airbrush tanning company specializes in making house calls without the harmful effects of the sun's rays. It "minimizes imperfections such as scars, cellulite and stretch marks instantly, leaving you with a radiant glow." Much like Flirt Beauty Bar, Bombshell Tans offers parties, in which the host tans for free, but they also offer monthly packages and a free tan on your birthday! Perfect for pre-bridal shower or bachelorette party. (located in Temecula, CA only)
Pre-Dame- This mobile make-up company provides girls with a fun alternative to going to the make-up counters in the mall to get their make-up done before a big night out. "I no longer beg my friends to let me do their make-up. now, they’re begging me. And that’s how pre-dame parties were born," Stefanie Syat, Owner, says. Pre-Dame has packages available, ranging from a girl's night out to group lessons. Who needs a visit to the mall when the make-up can come to you! The best part? Every party comes with a free bottle of champagne! (located in NY only)
The Great Bridal Expo- With stops in both Los Angeles and New York (among many others), the Great Bridal Expo is a must for brides. Sponsored by David's Bridal, Bed Bath and Beyond, Michael's, and Men's Wearhouse, the Bridal Expo is a one stop shopping experience every bride or couple must experience. "Everything for the wedding, honeymoon and home is on display, and brides and grooms are able to meet potential wedding providers face-to-face. The events also feature a stunning, New York style bridal fashion show, live orchestra and DJ presentations, a colorful honeymoon show, amazing and valuable prizes, and aisle-after-aisle of exciting and informative exhibits." Couples can do all of their vendor-shopping and bridal registry without the hassle of driving from place to place! Check their calendar for dates and locations.