Your bridesmaids have been by your side through thick and thin, so they all deserve to feel gorgeous standing by your side on the big day. The ultra-hip High Five Salon in Over-the-Rhine is one of the rare salons that can expertly style bridesmaids with a variety of hair textures. Part of the process is in the prep — stylists often consult ahead of time with each bridesmaid to pick a style that works. Come wedding day, they’re as prepared as a French brigade, so you know you can trust that everyone will be on time for pictures. highfivesalon.com.
Boys, keep out! Explorer Chick has women-only tours all over the world, but they call Cincinnati their home. With trips ranging from backpacking in the Grand Canyon to glamping in Belize, the tours focus on exploring new places and getting your heart and blood pumping for adventure. The website makes it easy to book — sort tours by where you want to go and what kind of experience you want to have. Up for hiking? Rappelling? Surfing? All three? Click on those options and see where Explorer Chick can take you. And if none of your gal pals can go with you, don’t worry; it’s super-easy to bond with and befriend the other badass ladies on your trip. explorerchick.com.