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Welcome to Weddings Week 2013, our week-long ode to nuptials in Boston.


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Wedding pictures last a lifetime, so it's no surprise ladies want to look their finest. Since the big day is poised to be a bonding experience among your closest friends and family, why not primp and prep together? Whether the bridal party is a group of three or thirteen, these Boston salons and spas welcome a rowdy bunch with open arms (ready to massage, curl, and bronze) either the day of or as a treat in advance of the festivities.


Did we miss any must-visit salons or spas for bridal parties? Share your favorite in the comments or drop us a line at boston@racked.com.
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1. Natural Glow

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414 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 418-0044
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This North End spot is all about the airbrush tan, with a full body application running at $45, as well as an upper body spray for $25, legs for $20, and face/neck for $10. Bring the whole gang and receive discounted rates (and the bride gets tan for free).

2. Bliss Spa at W Boston

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100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 261-8747
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Wedding packages at Bliss boast 20% off bundles suited for the bride and groom ($200/$196), the mother of the bride ($376), and bridesmaids ($196). The most popular feel-good services at a discount? Done and done.

3. Salon Mario Russo

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9 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 424-6676
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The crew at Mario Russo offers hair styling with the bride rate between $130-250, groom at $65-85, bride's makeup at $150-225, bridal party styling at $75-150, and makeup applications for the bridesmaids between $95-160. Perfect location if you're getting hitched at the Taj.

4. Dani Wagener Beauty

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125 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-0415
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The award-winning Dani Wagener is an in-demand lady when it comes to weddings (book about a year in advance), a testament to her prowess with airbrush occasion makeup and willingness to travel for primping.

5. Gust-o

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221 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-5451
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Gust-o is no stranger to hosting parties, with its pink and orange decor and an intimate Newbury Street space. Nearly ten blowout and up-do styles are on the menu, with makeup services in the mix too.

6. G2O Spa & Salon

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278 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-2220
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G2O sure handles bridal parties in full. A bachelorette package, $80 per person, includes a mani/pedi and the Bali Paradise experience, an herbal infused steam room. Meanwhile, the weekend of the nuptials, $275 per person gets you a meni/pedi the day before the wedding and an up-do, makeup application, and takeaway goodies the day of (plus Penthouse Lounge access).

7. MiniLuxe

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296 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(857) 362-7444
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Good news at MiniLuxe—private events here are affordable, easy to plan with multiple locations, and BYOB. A mani/pedi combo is $56 per guest, while gel and shellac are $45 mani/$64 pedi. Stores can accomodate 20-30 people total, and guests can pay individually if they desire.

8. Femme Fatale

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464 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(857) 265-3990
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Convincing many girls to bare it all at a spray tan facility in front of a technician may be a tricky task—but Femme Fatale can bring that bronze to your home. Five to nine people is $40 per person plus a nominal travel, set up, and cleaning fee. The salon uses the popular Infinity Sun line.
437 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 262-0105
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The ultra-feminine blow dry bar chain has great wedding options, with in-salon styling for the bride ($160), bridesmaids, MOB, and flowergirl (price varying on desired blowout). Off-location, the rates are $125 for the bride and $75 for everyone else.

10. Be Styled

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49 Boylston Street
Newton, MA 02467
(617) 734-4000
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Finally, the latest blow dry bar in the area is also superb for planning a party with romcoms playing in the background. The Chestnut Hill salon is breezy and relaxing, and if anyone is a stress eater, Pinkberry is next door. Wellesley and Lynnfield locations will open later this summer.

1. Natural Glow

414 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109
This North End spot is all about the airbrush tan, with a full body application running at $45, as well as an upper body spray for $25, legs for $20, and face/neck for $10. Bring the whole gang and receive discounted rates (and the bride gets tan for free).
414 Commercial Street
Boston, MA 02109

2. Bliss Spa at W Boston

100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
Wedding packages at Bliss boast 20% off bundles suited for the bride and groom ($200/$196), the mother of the bride ($376), and bridesmaids ($196). The most popular feel-good services at a discount? Done and done.
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

3. Salon Mario Russo

9 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
The crew at Mario Russo offers hair styling with the bride rate between $130-250, groom at $65-85, bride's makeup at $150-225, bridal party styling at $75-150, and makeup applications for the bridesmaids between $95-160. Perfect location if you're getting hitched at the Taj.
9 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Dani Wagener Beauty

125 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
The award-winning Dani Wagener is an in-demand lady when it comes to weddings (book about a year in advance), a testament to her prowess with airbrush occasion makeup and willingness to travel for primping.
125 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

5. Gust-o

221 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
Gust-o is no stranger to hosting parties, with its pink and orange decor and an intimate Newbury Street space. Nearly ten blowout and up-do styles are on the menu, with makeup services in the mix too.
221 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

6. G2O Spa & Salon

278 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
G2O sure handles bridal parties in full. A bachelorette package, $80 per person, includes a mani/pedi and the Bali Paradise experience, an herbal infused steam room. Meanwhile, the weekend of the nuptials, $275 per person gets you a meni/pedi the day before the wedding and an up-do, makeup application, and takeaway goodies the day of (plus Penthouse Lounge access).
278 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

7. MiniLuxe

296 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115
Good news at MiniLuxe—private events here are affordable, easy to plan with multiple locations, and BYOB. A mani/pedi combo is $56 per guest, while gel and shellac are $45 mani/$64 pedi. Stores can accomodate 20-30 people total, and guests can pay individually if they desire.
296 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

8. Femme Fatale

464 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Convincing many girls to bare it all at a spray tan facility in front of a technician may be a tricky task—but Femme Fatale can bring that bronze to your home. Five to nine people is $40 per person plus a nominal travel, set up, and cleaning fee. The salon uses the popular Infinity Sun line.
464 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

9. blo

437 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
The ultra-feminine blow dry bar chain has great wedding options, with in-salon styling for the bride ($160), bridesmaids, MOB, and flowergirl (price varying on desired blowout). Off-location, the rates are $125 for the bride and $75 for everyone else.
437 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

10. Be Styled

49 Boylston Street, Newton, MA 02467
Finally, the latest blow dry bar in the area is also superb for planning a party with romcoms playing in the background. The Chestnut Hill salon is breezy and relaxing, and if anyone is a stress eater, Pinkberry is next door. Wellesley and Lynnfield locations will open later this summer.
49 Boylston Street
Newton, MA 02467