Not everyone getting married is game for a wild night on the town – and they don’t have to be! For a low-key, relaxing bachelorette party, organize a day of Zen at the spa or salon. It’s just as much fun to don a comfortable bathroom, sip on a mimosa, gab about the latest celebrity news with a magazine in hand and let the professionals pamper you. Whether you want to book the party at a local spa or create an at-home pampering session, the bride-to-be will blissful in her final days as a single gal.
Local Spas and Salons
- Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa
5700 East McDonald Drive, Scottsdale // 800-245-2051 // Sanctuaryoncamelback.com
Whether you want a weekend of Zen or simply a day of pampering, the Sanctuary and Camelback Mountain Resort can help organize your event. For a full weekend, book rooms at the resort and spend time in the spa or poolside in a reserved cabana. The spa, Sanctuary, offers a number of treatments, along with full- and half-day packages to make the most of your time, such as a Royal Orange Blossom Manicure and Pedicure, plus massages, facials and scrubs.
15147 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale // 480-607-5064 // Thedrybar.com
If the bride is all about fabulous hair, book an afternoon at Drybar in Scottsdale Quarter. This “salon” focuses solely on blowouts and hairdos, making it both a fun and budget-friendly option for a low-key bachelorette party. Choose from a standard blowout, or get crazy with available hairdo options such as the Mai Tai, or messy beach hair, or the Cosmopolitan, or loose curls. Chick flicks play on TV, gossip magazines are within reach and a glass of sparkling wine is complimentary. This is also a great option if the gals want to go to dinner after their blowouts.
- Steven Paul Salon
7045 East Third Avenue, suite 101, Scottsdale // 480-603-1000 // Stevenpaulsalon.com
Location, location, location! Steven Paul Salon is located in Old-Town Scottsdale, making it an ideal choice if you want to start or finish the party with dinner, shopping or a cocktail. It’s all about the vibe at this salon, which features vintage furnishing and funky décor. Services include hair styling, facials, massages, waxing and acupuncture, so it’s easy for each guest to choose exactly what zen treatment she wants to indulge in.
At-Home Spa Party
If booking a day at a Scottsdale spa isn’t in the budget, you can create your own Zen bachelorette party at your Scottsdale home. Here’s a creative idea – set up a “facial bar,” featuring bowls of ingredients found in home facials, such as avocadoes, oats, essential oils, sugar and honey. Make up a book of facial “recipes” and let the guests mix-and-match to create their own soothing treatment (but no photos allowed!)
Ask each guest to bring their bathroom and slippers for ultimate comfort, and serve finger foods and Bellinis for refreshments. If the bride isn’t much of a drinker, also serve fresh-fruit smoothies for a frosty treat. If the budget allows, consider hiring a manicurist to come in and do each girl’s nails. For favors, hand out nail polish, single-serving face masks and loofahs. Don’t the zen-like music in the background!