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By the time you are in the home stretch of wedding planning, you're more than ready for a little pampering. Why not invite your bridesmaids along for a day of beauty at one of Los Angeles' top wellness spots? Whether it's a manicure or a massage, giving the gift of well-being will make your 'maids beyond grateful and glowing.
A fantastic garden will greet your bridesmaids and be the perfect spot to meet and mingle in this West Hollywood spa. Owner Olga Lorencin recommends that you and your guests each pick a one hour treatment; their signature Red Carpet Facial is quite popular and a great way to get that pre-wedding glow. Also, if any of your bridesmaids are out-of-town and can't make your spa day, Kinara has an amazing line of signature products; say the word and one of their estheticians will happily put together a little goodie bag full of creams, serums, and tonics to soothe any skin type.
DTox Day Spa
This day spa features an atrium relaxation room full of healthy snacks, all the current magazines, and a very soothing indoor waterfall. Your bridesmaids can relax and rejuvenate while each one goes off into a private treatment room for an organic brown sugar body scrub, massage, or facial. There's even a private soaking tub where you can float away in a blend of organic herbs and Epsom salts. Finish it all off with a visit to the steam room, and you and your crew could easily spend the whole afternoon here.
Los Angeles is known for its amazing array of Korean day spas, but this one is definitely our favorite. Its women-only ambiance creates a comfortable environment where your ladies can show up and spend hours unwinding in the mugwort tea pool, sitting in the jade sauna, or noshing at the traditional Korean café (try the ramen!). The most popular treatments are the full body scrubs. For a total zen experience, try the Milky Scrub, which includes a complete body exfoliation with a loofah mitt, a rub down with citrus milk, a warm water rinse, and a deep conditioning hair treatment. Note to the wise: if you are body conscious, this is not the place for you (since all hot tubs and sauna rooms are au natural).
Olive & June
This nail salon opened in early 2015 with the intention of being your favorite mani/pedi spot, and they definitely deliver! With two locations in the area (one in Beverly Hills and one in Pasadena), over 350 polish shades to choose from, and a minimalistic, modern interior, Olive & June is the perfect pre-wedding nail spa. Your girls can get polished to match their dresses and enjoy a treatment menu that includes everything from organic ingredients to gel nails (as well as a special option for mamas-to-be).
The Ritz Carlton Spa
In the heart of downtown, this urban oasis features a women-only relaxation room and some of the most luxurious treatments around. Our favorite part of the treatments is that they often incorporate fruit and herbs from the hotel's rooftop garden. For parties of 6 or more, book everyone a classic massage, and each 'maid can pick whether she wants 25, 50, or 80 minute durations. Add mimosas, manicures, and a catered lunch, and this will be the perfect beauty retreat before your big day. Read real brides' reviews here!