Still pondering what you’re going to wear on your body and face this New Year’s Eve? Unless you’re planning a low-key affair involving Netflix and takeout when the clock strikes midnight, you better start primping! Don’t have a beauty team on speed dial? Us neither. But this year, a few salons and stores in NYC are making it easier than ever to go from dreary to dazzling without threatening your bank account.
Rent the Runway
Clamoring for a last-minute New Year’s Eve frock generally results in over-spending or worse—wearing the same sparkly dress as one (or more) of your girlfriends. But between now and Wednesday evening, pick up a dress plus a matching accessory for only $50 (certain brand restrictions may apply) at Rent the Runway’s brick-and-mortar. And being a bona fide procrastinator will actually pay off here—Estée Lauder makeup artists will be providing complimentary makeup touch-ups in-store on NYE.
16 W 18th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-35-5917, renttherunway.com).
PRIV New Year’s Eve Pop-Up
As this will be your first hair and makeup decision of 2015, you’ll want to make it a good one. Don’t sweat it; beauty experts from PRVI will set up primping stations from 2pm–9pm tomorrow at their New Year's Eve prep headquarters. You know, salons and blow out bars will be a nightmare tomorrow (unless you have an appointment). But this pop-up welcomes walk-ins, so you can receive a manicure ($35), blowout and style ($50) or makeup application ($75) for a quick and affordable festive look.
311 W Broadway at Canal St (gopriv.com). Wed 31 2pm–9pm.
Broadway Nail Spa
If you want your nails to sparkle this New Year’s Eve (we know, you do), a cheap holiday manicure is within reach. Broadway Nail Spa is offering a manicure and pedicure deal ($17, normally $40) for the next three days on Pulsd. Pamper yourself with a rejuvenating shape and trim, followed by a hand and foot massage. And if you want to make it a polish party, find two friends and pay only $47 for the same service.
818 Broadway between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves (212-677-5018, broadwaynailspa.com).