2 Weeks Before The Wedding
Treat yourself to a deep-cleansing facial at a serene spa. After months of planning a wedding, your face may lose its radiance and youthful appearance. Visiting a spa will also give you some quiet, alone time and help you to unwind before the big day. Receiving a professional facial will noticeably clean out your pores and remove any blemishes that may have popped up over the past few months. On your wedding day, the finish of your skin will be a lot smoother and have a dewy glow after having a facial, and it will show in photos.
2. Nourish Lips
Depending on the season and other factors, lips can tend to become very dry. Make sure that at any sign of cracking in your lips, you apply your favourite lip balm to prevent further damage. If you do not have lip balm handy, use lip gloss or lipstick- anything that will lock in moisture and protect your lips from becoming more dehydrated.
1 Week Before The Wedding
1. Hair Colour & Cut
Before visiting the salon, I recommend knowing in advance what haircolour you would like. This will make it a lot easier for you and the colourist on the day of the service. I do not recommend drastically changing your hair colour close to the wedding day, just in case something goes wrong or you do not like it. Try to stick with tones that match your skin tone and eye colour, and nothing too trendy. You want to look back on photos in years from now and look like you. Ultimately, you want to feel comfortable and look beautiful!
In regards to cutting your hair before the wedding, I only recommend getting a slight trim, as opposed to a lot of length off and a complete change. From a hairstylist’s point of view, when working with hair I find it a lot easier to create beautiful, natural-looking curls when the ends of the hair are layered and light. If the ends of your hair are too heavy and blunt, you will not see much movement or softness in a curly style, if that is what you are looking for.
The Night Before The Wedding
1. Wash & Condition
Make sure that your hair is clean and oil-free on the day of your wedding. Unless you have very fine and limp hair, it is also okay to condition the ends of your hair after you shampoo. Conditioning your hair (with a light conditioner) will ensure it is soft and shiny on your wedding day, without being weighed down. Before your hairstylist arrives, make sure that your hair and all of your bridesmaids’ hair is 100% dry and ready to be styled. Also, do not put any mousses, gels or hairsprays in your hair prior to getting your wedding hairstyle. This may interfere with your stylists work and could also cause your hair to feel “crunchy” and look messy.
Please feel free to pass this information along to your bridal party, mother, mother-to-be and anyone else getting their hair and makeup done on your wedding day. They may find these to be useful tips!