Having a bachelorette weekend at Easton? The new store includes a salon with hair services and more.

Several years ago, we had a bachelorette party for one of my best friends at Easton. We stayed at a hotel in the heart of Easton Town Center, popped in shops and enjoyed a fun dinner out. Now, there's another activity we wish we could have added to our itinerary: Stopping at the brand-new Beauty Brands store for salon services and a little pampering.

Located in the Easton Gateway area (near Whole Foods and Dick's Sporting Goods), Beauty Brands just opened its first Ohio location this past weekend. Beauty Brands is both a store and salon, marrying the idea of a one-stop shop for beauty.

"We want customers to have an experience they don't have anywhere else," says Janet Love Bradley, SVP of operations for Beauty Brands. "It's fun."

Inside, you'll find myriad product lines, including L'Occitane, Origins, Tocca and Simple Sugars (exclusive to Beauty Brands). There's also a beauty bench and hair bench where stylists will do demos and guests can try products. Another fun feature: Hair dryers are displayed along the wall so that you can pick them up, feel them and even turn them on.

And if you and your gal pals are getting ready for an evening out, you can check out Beauty Brands' salon services, like blowouts, facials and other body treatments. The salon can host parties-for example, bachelorette parties-so that your group can enjoy the beauty experience together. Brides-to-be can also have their bridal makeup done at the salon.

For more information or for a full list of services, visit beautybrands.com.

-Heather Weekley, @heather_weekley