6 Chill Activities for the Spa Bachelorette Party of Your Dreams

You know you’re in need of some self-care right now.
by Sophie Ross

Wedding planning is—by and large—a crazy, stressful whirlwind, so think of your bachelorette party as the perfect time to unwind with your best friends, whether you’re staying local or heading to an exotic location.

And if that means partying until the sun comes up and nursing a perpetual hangover, no judgment here (we love matching shot glasses as much as the next person). But in case you’d prefer self-care over screwdrivers, these spa-themed activities will be perfect for you and your crew. So sit back, relax and prepare to be pampered. (And embarrassing bachelorette decorations are still highly encouraged.)

Facials

If you want a gorgeous glow before your wedding day, a facial is just what the dermatologist ordered. The good news is that price points and types of facials run the gamut—so no matter your differing skin types or budgets, you can probably find one perfect for you and your girls, regardless of where you’re headed for your bachelorette party. (You can even do some DIY masks as an inexpensive alternative.)

We recommend: If you want to splurge a little for a luxurious spa experience (we’re talking robes and fancy machinery), try a Hydrafacial, available across the country.

Blowouts

Nothing beats a blowout. If you’re planning at least one night out with your girls for your bachelorette party, try simultaneously pregaming and getting pampered beforehand. You can easily find group rates and VIP rooms at blowout bars across the country—complete with complimentary champagne. Regardless, pretty much any salon will give you a blowout for an affordable price (and some are even BYOB), so you can set it up no matter where you’re headed.

We recommend: Drybar—with locations in 20 states—offers Private Blowout Party Rooms with “the ultimate celebrity treatment.” Yes, please.

Manicures

Whether DIY or professionally done, there’s something about getting your cuticles pushed back and hands massaged that makes you feel totally and utterly at ease. Plus, we all feel a little more put-together with manicured nails.

We recommend: Places like Chillhouse and Paintbox in New York City offer fun, unique designs you can’t get elsewhere.

Spa Pedicures

A spa pedicure usually includes the works. Think: calf and foot massage, bath bombs, hot towel wrap, exfoliating scrub, hydrating mask, paraffin waxes and more. It’s pricier than your regular, everyday pedicure, but your feet will look (and feel) amazing.

We recommend: Olive & June in Los Angeles has an Insta-worthy interior your besties will love—and of course, the pedis are on point too.

Mud Baths

Mud baths are harder to come by then, say, a hair salon, but depending where you go for your bachelorette party, you can find a natural one that’ll undoubtedly make for an unforgettable experience for your crew. Plus, they’re good for you—mud baths are detoxifying, anti-inflammatory and just really, really relaxing.

We recommend: If you’re headed to Napa Valley for your bachelorette, you have to check out the service at Indian Springs.

Yoga

Nothing eases the mind and beats stress—especially of the wedding planning variety—like some good, old-fashioned yoga. Do it in the backyard of your Airbnb with some beach towels, or say namaste to a legitimate studio or yoga center. Fun, interactive variations of the practice include goat yoga (yes, really—and it’s as adorable as it sounds) and paddleboard yoga, depending on where you’re headed for your bachelorette.

We recommend: The Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health has stunning views of the Berkshires sure to make your Instagram followers jealous.

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