As midnight approaches on New Year’s Eve, resolutions become statistically more likely to include adding more sequins to one’s wardrobe and drinking champagne with every meal. Set your party priorities straight with today’s GrouponLive deal to Beauty Bar’s New Year’s Eve festivities on Saturday, December 31. Choose from the following options:
- For $9, you get a ticket to NYE Warm Up: An Early VIP Reception from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (up to an $18.13 value, including all ticketing fees). Each ticket includes:
- Champagne reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Complimentary hors d’oeuvres from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- For $10, you get a ticket to New Year’s Eve With Beauty Bar: A Disco Affair from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. (up to a $23.25 value, including all ticketing fees), which includes:
- Open bar from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Champagne toast at midnight
- For $60, you get a NYE Warm Up beauty package (up to a $104.23 value, including all ticketing fees), which includes:
- One ticket to NYE Warm Up: An Early VIP Reception
- Hairstyling by Kelly Cardenas Salon
- Makeup application by Kate Johnson with Smashbox cosmetics
- Manicures by resident manicurists
- Champagne and hors d’oeuvres from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Beauty Bar spikes its posh hair and makeup services with potent cocktails and live DJ beats in a mod-styled beauty-salon space. On New Year’s Eve, the bar invites guests to ring in 2012 with two stylish fetes. During a pre-party, speakers pump music spun by Bridget Marie and Major Taylor, the latter of whom Gapers Block has dubbed “one of Chicago’s most charismatic DJs.” Bites of hors d’oeuvres keep partiers from floating away on a sea of champagne bubbles or gorging on traditional New Year’s candy, such as icicles. Gals heading out for the night can get ready with a beauty package that includes an eye-catching updo from red-carpet stylists from Kelly Cardenas Salon, party-ready makeup, and manicures in cushy vintage-salon seating.
At the late party, crowds count down the last hours of the year in time to a disco beat as they sip drinks from an open bar and turn back the clock by the power of hip-shaking beats on an intimate, acoustically designed dance floor. The headlining DJ, Gigamesh, hailed as “one of the country’s best dance-music producers” in Minneapolis’ City Pages, along with locals Gemini Club](http://www.myspace.com/geminiclub/music), Adulture, and Samone Roberts, fuels dance-floor fun with bouncy remixes and surprise alpenhorn covers of hits by Foster the People, Michael Jackson, and The Velvet Underground.
Beauty Bar Chicago
Newly groomed nails click against martinis as live music thrums off 1960s-style hair dryers. The original Beauty Bar, located in New York, served its first cocktail amid chrome-domed hair dryers in the spring of 1995. That's when Beauty Bar founder Paul Devitt transformed the decades-old salon into the first-ever beauty saloon, a bar where clients go to get manicures, sip hairstyle-themed cocktails, and gossip as live bands put on a show. After establishing several other Beauty Bars across the United States, Beauty Bar joined forces with the Empty Bottle to open a Chicago location in 2010. It uses the interior remnants of a late ’60s beauty salon, Paris Salon of Beauty, complete with white-padded swivel chairs, retro photographs, and James Bond’s toupee.