ways to prep for vdayNo matter what you’ve got going on this Valentine’s Day, looking awesome shouldn’t be an afterthought. Need a go-to prep plan? Ahead, we look at five ways to get set for the most romantic day of the year.

1. Pre-game date night with a massage.

Cupid doesn’t mess with stress. Keep the romance in relaxation mode by unwinding with an hour-long body massage a day or two before that candlelit dinner. Even if you’re planning to spend the evening cozied up on the couch with your sweetie and a funny flick, the benefits of a massage are way too blissful to ignore.

2. Find the most love-worthy hairstyle.

We’ve all been there a few times: You’re so focused on the candles, cards and candies that you totally blank on figuring out what to do with your hair. Skip the last-minute panic this year, and experiment with some new styles well before Valentine’s morning. From seductive waves to super-flirty braids, the options are pretty much endless. Check out this post for a few of our stylists’ favorite ideas.

3. Track down that perfect nail polish.

Valentine’s Day is a fabulous time to try a ruby-red hue or pretty-in-pink pastel, so dive into the sweetheart shades for your next manicure. Not feeling the vibrant pops of color? Go for a polish with just a hint of ballet-slipper pink, or keep your look nuanced with a rich cream, pale gold or snowy white. Anything with a touch of glamour goes.

4. Indulge in a super-sweet body scrub.

If you’ve never experienced the wonders of a sugar scrub, now’s the time to treat that sweet tooth. Not only will the session leave you with silky-smooth skin from head to toe — we’re talking cherubic levels of perfection here — but the sugar itself is also such a fantastic complement to the Valentine’s Day theme. Move over, candy hearts.

5. Play it smooth with a waxing session.

Stray hairs? We’ll pass. Keep your moves seriously smooth with one of our ultra-luxurious waxing treatments. Just be sure to schedule your sesh a day before date night; you don’t want any lingering redness to clash with your outfit.

Ready to let the prepping begin? Book an appointment with the beauty experts at Bella Vita.