When I think of stuff “for mom” for our little blog, I think mostly about food–preparing it, shopping for it, how to make it easier. But sometimes it is nice to be pampered. And I have to say that Primp Salon & Bar in downtown Raleigh makes it fun.
Oh yes, you read that right: Salon and Bar. All in one. I went with the “Toes and Tinis” package here. It was a blast. We walked in, and were immediately told to walk up to the bar to put in our drink order. They have a full service bar, with a fabulous selection of specialty martinis (my favorite titles were “The Break-Up: F him you don’t need him” that was followed immediately by “The Make-Up: Take him back, dating is rough”). This is a place with a sense of humor as well as style.
After our drink orders were in, we went to our service area, our martinis were delivered, our pedicures started, and some fabulous entertainment magazines and entertainment television got us gossiping. Some staff came over to ask if they could get us more drinks, and even brought warm cashews for us to munch on. It was great. Special shout-out to our nail technician, Carlos, who was hysterically fun.
This is a full service salon as well. So you can get your hair done, get a waxing (which in reality should always be done with a shot or two), get your nails done, and even more.
This place is not cheap. It is an upscale salon, with a posh atmosphere and great service. It isn’t as expensive as an Umstead Salon, but you will pay more than at Lee Nails. Martinis are in the $8 range. But I say that if you want the ultimate ladies’ night out, go get Primped.
401 N. West St.
Raleigh, NC 27603