Wedding Hair & Makeup Tips
how to plan a wedding beauty regimen
Okay, the euphoria around your engagement is over and now it’s time to start preparing for the big day. Between booking your venue, checking out dresses or deciding on your wedding hair style, it can be easy to neglect your beauty, even though you’re supposed to be a star of the show. Luckily, if you come up with a good beauty regimen, you’ll look absolutely perfect on your wedding day.
1. See a Professional
If you have problematic skin, it’s best to consult with a dermatologist, so that you can expect flawless skin on your big day. A professional can study your complexion and come up with a 100% tailored-to-your-needs skincare strategy.
No matter what you need, some acne zapping or some wrinkle removing, it’s best to start your treatment early, since many of them take months to show results.
2. Opt for Laser Hair Removal
If you’re 100% positive you don’t want to think about unwanted body hair before your wedding or during your honeymoon, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to a laser hair removal treatment. Depending on your service provider, you can expect to pay between $200 and $350 for a session, so it’s a splurge, but a worthy one. And make sure to start very early (9 to 12 months before your wedding) since sessions need to be spaced apart in order to show the best results. And don’t even worry about pain – it’s truly negligible, especially with new generations of lasers.
3. Exfoliate And Exfoliate
Dead cells accumulated on the surface of your skin can give you that tired and dull appearance. What you can do about it? Exfoliation!
Exfoliate once per week for starters, but you can move to twice a week once your tolerance increases. And for the best results, mix regular exfoliation with a brightening serum that will give you that glowy appearance on your wedding day.
4. Consider Some Minor Aesthetic Touchups
Wedding days happen once in a lifetime (hopefully) so you really want to look as best as possible. This is also a perfect opportunity to see an aesthetician and consult them about some procedures you can do. And if you don’t want to go big, consider something non-invasive like microblading or lip fillers.
These are great because you can do them practically anywhere. Even if you’re planning a destination wedding or want to elope, you can get lip fillers in Dubai and end up with perfectly plump and kissable lips. Follow your aesthetician’s advice and you’ll look like the most luscious bride in the world.
5. Don’t Forget About Your Décolletage
We usually concentrate so much on your faces that we completely neglect other parts of our skin. But, if you’re wearing a dress with a lot of cleavages, make sure not to neglect your décolletage.
And since the skin on the neck and chest isn’t the same as your face skin (it has less fat padding and is more delicate), put some extra effort into making that plunging gown look stunning on you. Start with any OTC retinol product and if you need some extra help, move to something prescribed by your dermatologist.
6. Plan Your Hair Colour in Advance
Here’s a good rule to keep in mind: no matter if you’re going darker or lighter for your big day, don’t choose anything extreme. You want people to recognize you and not look at you like a stranger (hair colour makes a huge difference).
Also, plan your hair colour in advance, preferably as soon as you settle for your hairstyle. Find a good colourist and bring plenty of photos for inspiration. Also, know that you’ll need some touchups seven to ten days before the wedding. This will give you time to fix any mistakes if you end up hating your colour.
7. Try Juicing
Sure, you might resort to wine during this stressful period before the wedding, but this drink will rob you of your radiance and cause capillary breakage – not good for your complexion. So, instead, switch one glass for some liquefied leafy greens juice. Green juice is great for your skin (it’s full of antioxidants and vital minerals that stimulate drainage of toxins) and also beneficial for your weight maintenance.
This beauty regimen can be adapted to your particular needs, but it essentially covers all the most important aspects of your beauty prep for your wedding day. If you stay true to these tips, no one will be able to take their eyes off the bride (for all the right reasons)!
Thanks to fashion and beauty expert Peter Minkoff for these awesome tips!