Bridal Bouquet: On the Mark

Beautify yourself pre-wedding at The Beauty Mark.


You’ve probably shopped at The Beauty Mark for your favorite lip gloss since it first opened five years ago. But, luckily for you and every other bride-to-be in Boston, they’ve now added a short-but-sweet roster of spa services to the offerings of beauty products and makeup lessons. One that we love: the well-priced pedis ($30 and up), which start with a warm soak and involve thorough foot buffing followed by sugar exfoliation and massage (plus, you get a gratis shoulder massage while you dry).

And pedicures aren’t The Beauty Mark’s only draw. Befitting its location—Charles Street in Beacon Hill—the shop is charming and inviting. Treatments, including waxing ($10 and up), facials ($80), chemical peels ($95), manicures ($20 and up) and the aforementioned pedicures, are delivered deftly and sweetly to customers who sink into the comfort of the light, warm space. It’s the perfect place to get smoothed and polished pre-wedding, learn how to apply makeup like a pro (a bridal makeup consultation is $75), or pick up hard-to-find product lines such as Bumble and Bumble, Fast Lash, Chantecaille and SkinCeuticals.

To enjoy The Beauty Mark in private with your fabulous bridesmaids, call a few weeks in advance and reserve a “powder hour” on a Wednesday or Thursday evening. Groups of six or more can take up to two hours and sample any of the services—the session is priced according to what you book—for a night of pampering and prettifying.

33 Charles St., Boston 617-720-1555, thebeautymark.com.

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