A Girls Weekend in Hertford

Visit the Hertfordshire towns of Hertford and Ware for a weekend getaway with friends 

While the pretty Hertfordshire towns of Hertford and Ware offer plenty of cultural experiences for visitors; museums, riverside walks, art galleries and theatre, we can’t help be see an emerging trend for self-care and style on the towns High Streets.

Nestled between cool cafes and trendy pubs are an abundance of fashion boutiques and beauty salons. Gone are the days where a salon offers a cut and blow dry or wax and tint, Hertford’s salons are leading the way in advanced beauty treatments.

With its bare brick and traditional shop front, Beyond Beauty on St Andrews Street is housed in one of Hertford’s classic stores. The salon’s treatment list is extensive with the likes of facial peels, eyebrow and lip contour, a monthly cosmetic practitioner and the latest addition of the Crystal Clear COMCIT Frozen Elite facial. Deemed the ‘next generation in facial rejuvenation’, the facial is designed to stimulate collagen production to help treat wrinkles, aging, acne scarring or give you a pre-party glow!


At Beauty Spot Hertford on Ware Road, clients can indulge in a number of innovative facials such as Crystal Clear’s intense hydration treatment and an Opera LED Mask. In addition there’s the option of cosmetic procedures such as fillers and Botox. While mostly used for aesthetics, the salon also offers these treatments to help with medical conditions such as bruxism and hyperhidrosis.  

If you’re preparing for a big night out on the town head to one of the many hair salons of Ware such as Blo by Blo for the ultimate glossy blow dry or stop by a brow or lash bar dotted along the High Street.

Shopping in Hertford 

A girls trip wouldn’t be complete without a spot of shopping. Hertford is home to a number of independent fashion boutiques. You’ll find the latest trends at Ruby Room and Pretty Lavish, which has recently launched a collaboration with Hertfordshire based Instagram influencer Laura’s Little Locket. For something more classic visit The Woman’s Society which stocks designs from a huge selection of independent brands.

Bars in Hertford and Ware

Once preened and dressed, head out for a night on the town! Cocktail and wine bars are no short supply in these towns. Book a table at a restaurant before dancing the night away at the likes of Cinnabar, Deco Lounge, Hertford House or vintage cocktail lounge, The Mixer in Ware.

Brunch in Hertford

The next morning refuel in Hertford town centre with brunch at Lussmans, The Snug or The Practitioner which hosts a bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Where to stay in Hertford

With beauty, shopping, food and cocktails on offer, it’s no surprise these two towns are popular for a girls weekend away and hen dos. If you’re planning on making a weekend of it, book a room at Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club. On the outskirts of Ware, the country house features deluxe rooms, a spa and afternoon tea! Read our review of the hotel. 


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