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Grand Rapids Bachelorette Parties

Bachelorette parties are special celebrations. After all, how often do you have the chance to get together with all of your girlfriends in this busy day and age? Not only are these events super fun, but they're also commemorative of a major milestone in your life. Grand Rapids has some fantastic destinations to consider adding to your bachelorette party itinerary. 

Starting your bachelorette party off with a fresh hair cut or style is the perfect way to enjoy your experience to the fullest. The boost of confidence is instantaneous! Echo Salon also offers services like makeup and temporary lash application, shellac nails, and sunless tanning, so you can look your absolute best for your party. Here are some more destinations to consider adding to your bachelorette party plans in Grand Rapids!

Escape Rooms

Escape rooms offer an interactive way to enjoy your bachelorette party. If you're unfamiliar with these destinations, they're real life puzzles within a themed room with a time limit. They test your problem solving skills with varying levels of difficulty. There are multiple options to choose from in the area such as The Great Escape Room, The Ruse Escape Rooms, Escape Michigan, and Locked 460. Check out their websites and see if a particular theme resonates with you!

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Paint and Wine

Paint and wine destinations are very popular additions to bachelorette party schedules. Even if you're not the most artistically gifted person, you'll have a lot of fun creating something with a local artist guiding the way. It's all step by step, so it's a lot easier than you might think! Plus, with the addition of your favorite drink, it makes the whole process run a lot smoother! It's awesome to have a physical reminder of your bachelorette party on the walls of your home. Check out Brush Studio, Arts & Carafes, and Tipsy Brush!

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Brewery Adventures

Grand Rapids is one of the top destinations for beer in the state of Michigan. Whether you want to embark on a tour to see the process behind brewing or you simply want to relax and enjoy the beer in a tap room, there are so many high quality options to consider like Brewery Vivant, Founders, Thornapple, and Jolly Pumpkin.

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Remember, your mode of transportation is important for a bachelorette party, especially if you plan on drinking. Instead of cramming into a new Uber every time your group wants to change destinations, reserve a form of professional transportation such as a Michigan Car Service or party bus service. Taking this step is the perfect way to introduce convenience, style, and fun to your event. 

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All About R+Co

We took the time to search far + wide for the perfect professional product line to bring in to Echo that would best support your hair's needs, our stylists' thirst for education, and our mission. We finally found the perfect blend of all of those things in R+Co (short for Rogue and Company- how cool is that!)

This amazing professional hair care line was developed by three hair stylists with a mission to provide the very best for our stylists and guests in quality, ingredients, and price (yes, a professional brand that actually cares about cost!). The three founders all specialize in different avenues of the hair industry- one as a salon owner and men's grooming specialist, one as a fashion/runway stylist, and one an editorial stylist (for magazines, ads, etc.) 

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Although this is a young brand, it is making waves in the world of hair and fashion! 

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Here's a few cool things that we especially love about R+Co:

Packaging- To lower costs and look amazing, the pictures on the packaging are taken by the people who work for R+Co corporate, and even though it looks amazing, the packaging itself is very basic to keep costs low. Almost every bottle is recyclable. Each product is designed to  invoke a feeling, place, style or attitude.

Unisex- All products are made for men or women. The scents are not feminine or masculine, they're just good.

Cost- Almost every product is under $30. 

Travel Friendly- Many of our products come in travel size, and if it doesn't, we will help you find one that will work just as well!

Ingredient Conscious- They take out all the junk and leave us with the good stuff! No parabens, sulfates, mineral oil or petrolatum. They're also all vegetarian, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and color/ chemical safe. 

Scent- All of the products have a common citrus base, so they can be mixed and layered and will never conflict with one another.

Ease of Use- The products were designed without "rules". Many of them can be used on wet or dry hair for different things. They can be layered for stronger staying power. They're basically fool-proof! 

Education and Support- R+Co supports the stylists in their salons with great education and product specialists who are able to answer any questions we have. 

Salon Exclusivity- R+Co is against diversion (selling the product from anyone but salons and their direct website). Because of this, they can put more into the salons they work with and the products they develop.

SO MANY THINGS! I could go on and on, but the best thing to do is see for yourself. Come pick up some new R+Co products today and refresh your hair and your style.

 

 

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New Seasons

New Seasons

Echo Salon is a pillar of the Grand Rapids Heartside Business District. In our 18 year history, we have gone through a few changes- mostly for the better. Changes can be challenging, but with the right attitude and attention to detail, we believe they can be good. So today, we are announcing that after eight years of ownership and working full-time as a hairstylist, Brandi Rinehart decided to hand over the reigns of ownership to Melissa Looman.