All Glammed up with Drybar

Right now, we are totally drooling over all the the winter wedding details. It is pretty magical and it’s about to get better. During this time of year, there are beautiful winter weddings and all kinds of festivities going on, including holiday parties. Whatever the event, a winter wedding, or holiday soiree, it is an excuse to get all glammed up.  What bride or girl can resist? First step in getting all dolled up? Stop by Drybar , a gorgeous blow dry bar located in a city near you. There’s nothing that makes a girl feel pampered and gorgeous like a blowout. Why not enjoy having someone else ( a fabulous professional hair stylist), blow out your hair into a pretty look? We think its the way to go. This salon not only offers fantastic services, but it is done with a level of professionalism that will keep you coming back. We have to admit that we are kind of obsessed with Drybar, and want to sneak in and stay in their insanely gorgeously decorated salon forever. Maybe not forever, but long enough to get a few beauty things done. Bride, bridesmaids, or any girl attending a wedding or holiday party, make sure you make an appointment with Drybar. Believe us when we say that its the best money spent for an amazing hair experience!






The Drybar Team

The Drybar Team










About Drybar

Founded by longtime stylist Alli Webb and her brother Michael Landau, a former Yahoo! marketing executive, and her husband Cameron Webb, a creative director. First location opened February 2010 in Los Angeles (Brentwood). Currently operating 30 locations in CA, AZ, TX, NYC, DC, MD and GA. Upcoming locations include hot spots Houston, Chicago and Boston. Drybar does about 100,000 blowouts a month and currently employs 2,000+ people and counting.

Drybar’s concept is best summarized by its trademarked tagline: “No cuts. No color. Just blowouts.” Drybar charges a flat fee of $40 regardless of hair length, style or tools used.

There are six signature styles at Drybar that are aptly named after drinks:

  • Straight Up – Simple and straight 
  • Manhattan – Sleek and smooth
  • Southern Comfort – Big hair and volume
  • Cosmopolitan – Lots of loose curls
  • Mai Tai – Messy and beachy
  • Shirley Temple – Preteen blowout

Drybar’s branding proudly features its official mascot, Buttercup (the upside down yellow blow dryer), found all over its shops and website! The prototype design of Drybar was created by award-winning architect Josh Heitler of New York-based firm Lacina Heitler. ( Josh is also a partner in Drybar.) Each shop is carefully crafted to look and feel like a comfy, chic “bar” instead of a typical salon. Signature elements include fabric paneled and tufted walls, marble countertops, Italian styling chairs, flat screen TVs playing“chick flicks,” iPhone charging docks at each station and custom music playlists.

For Brides and their girls…

Drybar has a VIP room in most locations that people can rent out for private parties.  In this case, a bride can rent the room out for just her and her bridesmaids for wedding day preparations.  Of course complimentary drinks and chick flicks are offered.   Drybar also does what’s called an UpTini which is a fancy bar themed name for an Up Do.  Drybar is like your one stop shop for all things bridal hair!



Pacific Waters Spa at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Sometimes you have to treat yourself to a day of pure relaxation and pampering.  I think we all deserve this right? Especially the two very special people who are about to get married. All that crazy wedding planning can be a bit overwhelming and emotional. So why not take a break from all that, and step into an oasis where you can relax and breathe deeply. A place where you can calm the nerves before the big day.  I can not help it, but I am so excited for today’s post. It is all about the brides, the bridesmaids, the groom, and his men. Guess what? It is a SPA DAY! Yep, you heard me. You can take a few hours, or heck, make it a whole day, and spend it at the spa. I am talking, massages, facials, saunas, steam rooms, jacuzzis, and more! Sounds amazing right?

Spa Entry

We at BHL love all things weddings, and as much as we love the wedding day and all the gorgeous details, we absolutely love to see couples experience an ultimate relaxation experience. It is a MUST! We had to experience this oasis for ourselves, (you don’t have to twist my arm!), and took a break from blogging and spent the day at Pacific Waters Spa. A luxurious and beautiful spa located at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, California.  As soon as you step in, you leave all your worries at the front door, and enter into an ultimate paradise.  The experience was so good, that I did not want to leave. I have to admit, I kind of wanted to crawl onto one of the soft and gorgeous sofas, and stay there forever.

Spa Jacuzzi FV

Couples Room

Imagine feeling totally relaxed and at ease the day or days before your wedding day.  You can even make it a total girls day. Pacific Waters Spa offers special bridal packages for the bride-to-be and her girls.  It is a perfect way to spend the day with your bridesmaids and girlfriends.  Men, it may not seem manly, but believe us when we say that you will also enjoy this. Everyone gets to have a super relaxing day. Best of all, the couple will be so relaxed and calm that when their wedding day comes, they will be ready to really enjoy it all.  Oh, and after all the wedding day events are done, married couples can come back and book a couple’s massage. It is the best way to kick off a lovely marriage. So ahead, spoil yourself rotten, you deserve it!

Massage Table FV

About Pacific Waters Spa

In the heart of Huntington Beach, our Pacific Waters Spa blends Mediterranean feel with inspirations from the Pacific waters off the Southern California coast. This 20,000 square foot oasis – reminiscent of a warm, elegant Spanish estate – is the ultimate retreat for body and soul.

Enjoy the Pacific Waters spa experience complete with lavish amenities, including sauna, steam, waterfall showers, private whirlpools, outdoor relaxation areas, a state-of-the-art fitness center, cutting-edge salon and personal lockers. Delight in products and services extracted directly from the earth and sea using such organic elements as mud, algae, plant minerals, fruits, seaweed and even purified seawater.

For the couple: After your big day, enjoy Pacific Waters Spa’s exclusive Couple’s Spa Package featuring a 30-minute Pacific Waters Soak for two followed by 60-minute Couples massage.

Gorgeous Lashes from LashSpot

Hello lovelies! What a better way to start the week than with an introduction to a place where beauty magic happens.  We are beyond excited to share the amazing things that you can do to get pretty for your wedding day,   It is true that you are a gorgeous gal already, however on your wedding day you want to look and feel as beautiful as can be.  That’s where LashSpot comes in. THE destination place to give your eyelashes a makeover, and get pampered at the same time.  Sounds wonderful right? We think so. Ready to get all dolled up for your big day?







About LashSpot …

Who we are and What we do:

The LashSpot is Orange County’s Premiere Spa dedicated to the transforming service of LashSpot Eyelash Extensions. Our main goal is to create beautiful, longer, voluminous lashes for our clients. LashSpot lives and breathes LashSpot lash extensions. LashSpot eyelash extensions are exclusive to LashSpot. We use premium silk and mink lash extensions and the strongest bonds to keep your extensions sealed to your natural lashes. Our extensive research and testing have allowed us to provide the best products for the application procedure.

Our specialized technique is the key to our longer, thicker, fuller lashes without looking fake. Seamless extensions, applied individually to each natural lash creates a completely youthful and glamorous lash look. No one will know your wearing LashSpot lash extensions only that you look even more beautiful than you already are.

Our highly trained technicians can create a look to fit your lifestyle. We can go over the top glamour girl to soft and pretty yoga mom. We customize your lash look to fit you.

LashSpot offers discounted rates through our membership program.  For a membership fee of $29 a month you get deep discounts on all of our services and retail, averaging 40% in savings.  LashSpot also provides other services to beautify you. Such as brow waxing, brow shaping, bikini waxing, lunch time peels and lash tinting and perming.

Our Bridal Program:

LashSpot’s Bridal and Special Occasion lashes is the creme de la creme of lashes.  We provide a Special Bridal lash makeover to ensure you lashes will steal the show at your wedding and keep you looking beautiful throughout your honeymoon.  For the reduced price of $175 you will get a lash tint, Full set of lashes, and extended appointment at time of full set, or scheduled right before your wedding.  Normal pricing for these services would be $275.  All of our services a la cart our offered at a reduced price for you and your wedding party at our LashSpot private parties.  Whether for your pre-bachelorette party soiree, to get glammed up, or for a mellow Sunday morning of beauty and relaxation, you and your bridal party will be primped, pampered and beautified.  We also provide champagne.  LashSpot can also provide additional services for your party through our beauty network.  Blowouts and nail services by our licensed technicians.  Another option for our brides is to give gift cards to your bridesmaids at LashSpot.  We have special pricing for that as well.

What makes us different:

LashSpot continuously strives to provide the best customer and beautifying services.  We are different because our commitment to creating stylized lashes is imperative to making you look stunning for your day.  LashSpot only uses premium extensions that are softer and more luxurious than a regular extension.  Each of our technicians are licensed estheticians who have gone through a rigorous education on the skin, lashes, waxing and most importantly safety and sanitation.  Sanitation and safety for the client is the most important part of our services.  All technician are formally trained, our tools are sanitized after every procedure, and cleanliness is demanded by our technicians and the business. Our technicians are not only licensed but have gone through a Level I and Level II certification course and our continued education that is classes every month, and testing out before taking clients. Our technicians are experienced and the best of the best.  Our technique at LashSpot is a special technique that works with the curvature and direction of the naturals lash, We do not stack or build bridges which can damage your own natural lashes.  We can make your look as natural or as glamorous as you want to look. The ability to create different styles only comes from advanced education and experience.  Barbara Rattigan and Jenn Russell, owners of LashSpot Spas have dedicated their professional lives to the art of lash extensions.  With over 8 years in the industry they have built a strong reputation and were at the forefront of designing and inventing lash techniques.  We have individual, private rooms for your service to be done in and the spa is a relaxing and chic environment to make sure your experience is like no other. LashSpot is the premium spa to get creative, stylized, safe lash extensions.


So, stop by the LashSpot, close those pretty eyes, and wake up with the most gorgeous version of yourself!