Hordes of hens descend on Brighton every weekend for pre-wedding fun and frolics, and perhaps you’ll soon be one of them! But when the party’s over you need somewhere to chill out and freshen up – and unless you’re very lucky with the weather, the beach just won’t cut it…
A far better option is to pitch up at one of the town’s boutique salons and get some serious looking after; maybe with a glass of restorative pink bubbly in your hand. And having dropped in there on a flying visit last week where they did a great job on my much-neglected nails (see above!), I can to recommend The Lanes Health and Beauty as being very much up to the job.
The salon is tucked away in the North Laines, away from the bustle and madness of Brighton town centre, and it’s the perfect place to chill out, making it very popular with hen parties, either for a pre-celebration girly getting ready session or as a haven for recovery after the main event…
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Frequented by a celebriy clientele including Katie Price, whose neon nails are currently starting a mini-trend, the salon is an absolute shrine to glamour. On my visit I had a fabulous manicure done at the pink champagne nail bar, where they painted my nails with Essie’s ‘perky purple” (Madonna’s favourite brand, I’m told!), followed by a quick tour around the salon.
Downstairs, besides the bar, you’ll find pedi-chairs and an elegant chaise longue; all you need to keep a group of hens relaxed and comfortable. Scenes from the silver screen are all around, and every surface shimmers, setting the scene for a fab party. Upstairs are the treatment rooms where you can enjoy a range of pampering treats, including massage and facials. A full list of treatments can be found here and here on the site.
If you’d like to include a visit to the Lanes as part of your hen weekend, their address and contact details are below:
5 Market Street, Brighton, BN1 1HH
Telephone: 01273 725572 Fax: 01273 500139