It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year but with so many holiday parties (maybe one or two even hosted by you) on your calendar, it can feel stressful. Figuring out your look for each should be the most fun parts of the night (if not better than the party itself) rather than the most aggravating. Trust the experts at these beauty destinations to help get you ready for every soiree you attend this season.
A proper facial is the first step to rocking a dazzling holiday glow. It’s easy to unwind and relax when you treat yourself to a treatment at this famed beauty brand’s spa. Get an instant luminous and lifted effect in just 60 minutes with the deep cleansing Radiance Facial or choose another service from the vast menu to suit your skincare needs. The Plaza Hotel, 1 W. 58th St., 4th Fl., 212-872-7200
It may be winter but that doesn’t mean you can’t show some skin. Whether it’s a brow, lip, leg, or full-body wax you need to get ready for the evening, a quick stop at any one of Bliss’ conveniently located Manhattan spa locations will help you feel and look primp and pampered. Multiple Locations.
With a new collection of intricate designs every season, the nail artists at Paintbox don’t just give you a standard manicure but rather a work of art (although if you would like just a single color, they can do that for you, too). From glitter to deep reds and everything in between, the holiday selection is extensive, so you’ll have no trouble choosing a style. The complimentary glass of wine or champagne with every service will also get you in the mood to dance the night away later on. 17 Crosby St., 212-219-2412
‘Tis the season to change up your hair. But, don't leave your precious locks in the hands of just anyone. Seasoned celeb stylist and colorist Jon Reyman and Christine Thompson have brought their expertise around the country with several outposts of their hip salon Spoke & Weal, one of which is in your backyard near SoHo. You can rest assured knowing that the duo and their amazing staff will give you a customized look that’ll wear great the night of (and through the holiday season) and then grow out beautifully in the new year. 143 Grand St., 646-869-1052
You’re never fully dressed without your makeup, especially your lipstick, which is why it’s best to let the pros at this Bleecker street makeup studio do it for you. Whether you’d prefer they do a full-face makeup application or just a touch-up for eyes, cheeks, and lips, you’ll arrive at the party feeling your most confident yet. 277 Bleecker St., 646-274-8291
Whether you want an updo, soft curls, or beach-babe waves, the hair whizes at this styling-only destination know what they’re doing. Offering a range of styles named after different New York City neighborhoods (do you want a Chelsea, TriBeca, or Upper East Side?), they don’t let you leave unless you look on-point and on-trend. Plus, who doesn’t want to get their hair done in a spot as kitschy and perfectly pink as this one? 204 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, 347-529-5467
Don’t have time to make a trip outside? Have all the glamming come to you. GLAMSQUAD is an on-demand app where you can book beauty services right from your smartphone. They send a professional hair stylist, makeup artist, and nail artist to your home so you can get ready right from the comfort of your living room and all at the same time—great when you’re in a pinch or got invited to a last-minute soiree.
Figuring out your look for each should be the most fun parts of the night (if not better than the party itself) rather than the most aggravating. Trust the experts at these beauty destinations to help get you ready for every soiree you attend this season.