Best of the North Shore 2011: Pampering Parties

Our readers love to hang with their girlfriends. Two places stood out as favorites for a pampering party.


For Little Girls …


The Scoop
Girls ages 3 and up will love getting sparkly at this cozy, frilly nail and skin care salon tucked away in Hubbard Woods.

The Spot
Rent the one-room salon for a $50 charge plus the cost of services and 20 percent gratuity. Comfortably accommodates up to 20 little princesses.

The Services
Girlfriends offers over 200 hand-painted nail designs for mini mani/pedis. Fun extras include makeovers with colorful hairpieces, hair extensions, tattoos and a lip-gloss bar.

The Occasion
From Birthday Manis & Milkshakes (from the nearby McDonald’s) to pre-high school graduation brunches with mocktails, Girlfriends is a space to celebrate any girly milestone you can cook up.

Party Planning Tips
Bring your own playlist and refreshments, and let Girlfriends take care of the rest. You can bring an activity, but the girls are usually happy to hang out, watch and chat.

Little Luxuries
Girlfriends provides a selection of glittery party invitations and offers customized goodie bags. If you’d rather beautify off-site, the Girlfriends staff will come to your home!

Contact: Owner Jacque Lyon
Sample Prices: Mini manicure $10, mini pedicure $15.

… And Big Girls

Plush Beauty Spa


The Scoop

A chic, sophisticated spot for grown-up gals to relax and indulge with nail treatments and massages.

The Spot
Plush’s mod decor with plum-colored drapes and zebra print accents makes you feel like you’ve arrived in the hippest of urban retreats. The spa has a variety of spaces available to host gatherings of all sizes, from 3 to 25. Different room charges apply.

The Services

Partygoers are treated to one of Plush’s yummy signature treatments, like the Juicy Lime manicure, which includes an aromatic soak, exfoliating masque, generous massage and a matching champagne cocktail. Wear short sleeves so your whole arm can benefit.

The Occasion
Plush regularly hosts bridal parties and birthday parties, but the space is so flexible, any occasion will do. The lounge-like reception area is ideal for big parties, and an intimate room is perfect for smaller groups. There’s even a private treatment room for two—to catch up with your girlfriend or mom, or better yet, your husband.

Party Planning Tips
Plush provides wine glasses, ice, buckets and serving trays. Smaller groups can be accommodated with a couple of days notice, but big parties should reserve two weeks ahead of time.

Little Luxuries
Clients appreciate the thoughtfully placed purse trays under each table and the individual changing rooms for massage appointments.

Contact: Diana Shin, director or Kaitlyn Davis, coordinator

Sample Prices
Signature/Spa Manicures
10-minute chair massage

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