Themed parties are all the rage for everything from birthday celebrations to bachelorette parties. Spa parties are popular because they allow guests to get pampered before a big night on the town or just enjoy a day of relaxation while chatting with girlfriends. If your salon offers spa services but you haven’t expanded into hosting parties, now is the time to take advantage of this niche market and start offering spa parties.
Setting Up for a Party
In order to make sure a party goes smoothly, you will need to book it after hours. Parties can range from small to large, so you will possibly need all of your stylists and staff available to assist guests. Arrange for refreshments based on the type of party reserved. For older women, cocktails and small appetizers work well. A children’s party should have punch and finger foods.
Make sure all of your workstations are clean, and that the nail tables are stocked and ready to go. You will also want to make sure that the pedicure station is clean and sanitised. Create a list of services available at the party. You don’t want to get into any hardcore cutting and colouring, so keep it simply elegant with certain types of styling available, makeup application, and facials.
Entertaining the Guests
The main entertainment for a spa party is the procedures. However, you can add on special touches to make the party memorable and increase the chance that clients will refer you to their friends. Your staff also plays an integral role, so make sure they’re friendly and willing to answer questions from guests.
For a children’s party you can set up a photography station. Your staff can easily play the role of photographer with a simple digital camera and a colourful backdrop. You can make it fun by having the kids hold different hair and beauty supplies while coming up with creative poses. This is a great keepsake from the party and lets kids get creative.
A party for older women could include funky nail art designs, a rented photo booth, or even have a jewellery representative available to let the women try on and buy trendy jewellery pieces. Your guests will ultimately determine the type of party entertainment that you have, but with a little imagination and creativity you can please even the pickiest party guest.