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Bridal Beauty Basics

 

 After months of anticipation, your wedding day is finally just weeks away. Like every bride, you want to look absolutely stunning on your wedding day. You’ve spent hours planning the details of the ceremony and reception. Now it’s time to devote your attention to pampering yourself, so you can achieve your ideal wedding day look. Like everything else wedding-related, bridal beauty comes down to precision planning and preparation.

 

Here are a few general guidelines to help you feel like the most gorgeous version of yourself on your wedding day. Our guide starts at several weeks before your event and even includes strategies you can use on the big day. We’ll help you avoid any last- minute beauty mishaps and meltdowns!

 

3 WEEKS

Get a trim. Ask your stylist for a light dusting of your ends to keep damaged ends under control. The key here is to resist experimenting with a new cut. A drastic haircut right before your wedding is a meltdown waiting to happen! Touch up highlights and color. Again, avoid anything drastic. Just ask for a touch-up of your current color to keep hair looking fresh and healthy.Practice your wedding hairstyle. Make an appointment, bring in a few hairstyle pictures for inspiration and your veil, and try out several styles until you fall in love with one. Make sure to confirm your wedding day appointment before you leave.

 

2 WEEKS

Get a professional facial. Scheduling a facial two weeks in advance should leave plenty of time for your skin to heal if you have a post-facial breakout. Make sure to purchase a few products to use at home, and maintain your skin care routine. Smooth skin ensures the best makeup application on your big day.Try a spray tan. If you are thinking of tanning, we suggest a spray-on tan rather than a tanning bed. In addition to health concerns, tanning beds can cause dry, flaky skin or even a slight burn – not a good look for your wedding day! Practice your makeup application. Whether you are doing your own makeup, or are having it done, choosing the colors and style in advance is critical. When choosing your foundation color, make sure that you are the same color today as you will be on your wedding day, especially if you are tanning. Choose a long-wear lip color or stain, waterproof mascara, a great primer and a matte finishing powder. It is helpful to have a pack of blotting papers handy to reduce shine throughout the day. A shine-free, matte look is best for photos.

 

3 DAYS

De-Fuzz! Shape your brows, wax your lip, and get a bikini wax or a Brazilian. Remove all unwanted hair for a fuzz-free wedding day! Exfoliate & hydrate. Use an at-home gentle facial scrub and a hydrating mask to smooth and plump your skin, which will prolong the benefits of your recent facial.Whiten your teeth. Throw on a set of whitening strips to brighten your beautiful smile. Use advanced two-hour whitening strips for instant results.

 

1 DAY

Get a mani & pedi. A beautiful manicure and pedicure will complete your look, whether you choose a splash of color or a classic French polish.