Congratulations…you’re getting married! Now you are faced with the long checklist of things to organise and arrange, one of which being your bridal-make up and beauty treatments. It can all be so overwhelming, but rest assured I am here to help and advise as best I can. I’m Amy Griffiths and I’ve been a Beauty Therapist for the best part of 10 years. Below are my wedding top tips and a list of wedding must have treatments;
Spray tan – I’m a huge fan of St Tropez and recommend the Luxe Oil formula for all brides. Infused with oil it ensures that your tan is flawless and long lasting. I personally believe it’s best to have your tan the day before the wedding as in my experience they are at their best for the first couple of days. However, have a trial tan a good couple weeks before the wedding to ensure you are happy with it for the big day.
Waxing – Ouch but so worth it, avoid stubble for your big day and your honeymoon. But remember to wax at least 24-48 hours before your wedding and at least 24 hours before a spray tan if you are opting for one of those on the big day. If you are not a regular waxer try and get into the habit a couple months before hand if you can to ensure optimum results.
Nails – Whether you want a basic manicure, pedicure, nail extensions or shellac make sure you book them in at least 24-48 hours before the big day.
Lash Lift and Tint – This is a great alternative to extensions. The treatment lifts lashes from the root and the tint gives the effect of mascara. This lasts 6-8 weeks and is perfect for your wedding and honeymoon.
Lash Extensions – These are a great addition to your bridal make -up and add just enough drama for photographs. Patch tests are required for both treatments at least 24 hours before.
Skincare and Facials – Try and incorporate a good skincare regime or a course of facials into your wedding prep. This is so important and will go a long way to ensuring your wedding make up will look as fabulous as possible. Also, by using the products for a couple months before the big day your skin will have a chance to get used to them. There is a treatment for any skincare concerns be it acne, ageing, pigmentation, dryness etc so do your research beforehand or pop in for advice. I personally recommend Dermalogica skincare products. This brand is amazing and has great results.
Make up – Have a trial if you can, this is more to give you peace of mind. As a bridal make up artist the trial is a great opportunity to get a feel for the colour scheme and vibe you’re going for. It also gives us both the opportunity to have a play and for you to feel confident in your makeup artist making the wedding morning as calm as possible.
I hope you have found these tips helpful and please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions. But most importantly enjoy every minute, enjoy having an excuse to trial treatments and remember to take some time for you to relax as well, a nice massage works a treat!