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3 salons: Pamper yourself (and have a drink)

J. Michaels

A fresh blowout, a perfectly powdered nose, and libations — AKA the perfect way to spend a Saturday! This spring head out to some of the area's best salons with your girlfriends and indulge in some drinks all while being pampered. Before a night out downtown, head to J. Michaels Salon, which was recognized in 2014 as 1 of 20 salons in the US as a "Salon of Distinction." They offer a variety of phenomenal services including haircuts, color services, manicures, makeup application — all while being immersed in the atmosphere of a swanky, upscale New York City Salon on Ingersoll Ave. Head to J. Michaels Tuesday-Saturday and receive a complimentary beer or wine at your request.

Find it: 2105 Ingersoll Avenue

Hours: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday

Info:, 288-0541

Serenity Couture

Take a break from the mall and visit the brand new Serenity Couture AVEDA salon that just recently opened in West Glen. Upon arrival each guest can enjoy a complimentary moment of wellness in the form of a hand massage, neck and shoulder massage, or makeup touch-up, while experiencing AVEDA aromas and plant derived products. The high-end atmosphere of the salon aligns with the service menu, which includes customized color, styling and haircutting, as well as makeup, airbrush makeup, hair treatments and extension services. You can indulge in beer or wine upon request during your services and Serenity Couture is open 7 days a week!

Find it: 101 Jordan Creek Pkwy #11170, West Des Moines

Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

Info:, 309-6782

Penelopie Beauty Bar

Get ready for a night out with the girls at Penelopie Beauty Bar where they offer blowouts, styling, updos and makeup in a chic and upbeat atmosphere all while spinning the latest hit tracks! Penelopie offers a menu of hair styling services with your blowout and you can get some of the hottest trends this spring, like loose waves or a messy updo with a braid. Get your girls together Wednesday-Sunday because Penelopie offers champagne and mimosas daily and for special or private events, they have created fun drinks such as sparkly sangrias, spiked hot chocolate and French pear martinis.

Find it: 12931 University Avenue Suite #104 Clive

Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., 10 a.m. - 8 a.m. Friday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday, 226-8477