Best Places to Primp before RVA Fashion Week


Let the primping begin! RVA Fashion Week is rapidly approaching. It is going to be a fun-filled week of fashion shows, social gatherings, and haute events! Make plans to hit some of Richmond’s hottest beauty spots in preparation of Fashion Week!

Bombshell Brazilian Waxing & Beauty Lounge // Tucked away at the top of Carytown, Bombshell is Richmond's premiere waxing salon. Walk into this glam pink waxing oasis and leave with the most fierce brows in RVA. Bombshell's waxing experts are the best in town for customized brow design. Add on a tint, if your brows are lighter than you'd like. Need more than just a brow wax? Bombshell has got you covered, from head to toe! For the Ladies and the Gentleman!

Elle Style Studio // Need a moment of Zen during the excitement that is RVA Fashion Week? Head to Carytown and find serenity at Elle Style Studio. Stop and smell the freshly cut flowers. Specializing in editorial/special occasion hairstyling, this salon also offers exquisite makeup services. Their chic blowouts, intricate braids and impeccable updos are perfect for the runway.

High Point Barbershop & Shave Parlor // If a cut and shave is more of your thing, head to The Fan. Sip coffee; listen to good tunes while you get your hair tight and beard right. After your hot lather & straight razor shave, treat yourself to beard oil & a brush that will keep your facial hair tame during RVAFW festivities.

Malibu Tans RVA // You don't have to go to California for a sun-kissed glow. Pour yourself a drink and pretend you've been lying on Zuma Beach. This luxury airbrush tanning boutique is located in the Near West End! Depending on your outfit, you can get a variety of tans: full, half, express or strap filler!  With your environmentally friendly tan lasting about 5-10 days, you'll be bronze for all of RVAFW. 

Parlor Salon // You may have seen the Mavens of Parlor, performing hair services on Broad Street during First Friday. Located in the Arts District. this salon is all about making RVA look good! The choice salon for the Elby Awards, this salon loves to transform. Whether you are in search of a curl specialist, vibrant colors, or a short hair cut, Parlor serves gorgeous looks! 

Smoke and Mirrors Salon //  Scott's Addition is RVA's hottest neighborhood right now. If you're looking to debut a new cut or color for RVAFW, head North of the Blvd. Grab a latte or a taco before  your appointment. Trending for 2015 are textured bobs & soft ombrè and the stylists at Smoke & Mirrors are really point! Bring the kiddos in for a cut too!



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