There is nothing more relaxing and yet exciting as having your hair and makeup done on site for your wedding; just as if you are on the set of a movie. But this day is not about a screenplay, it’s one of the most important days of your life and looking like you (and not someone else) should be the plan. As much as makeup can accent your look it should never be relied upon completely for the Bridal Glow. During the busy time of planning your wedding be sure to take care of yourself, it is amazing how eating properly really helps taking care of your skin.
Just how do you get the famous “Bridal Glow”? Some ideas to think about are to open your eyes with the use of specific eye shadows and eyeliner. A soft look would incorporate brown eyeliner, and pink tones. A more glamorous Hollywood look would include dark eyeliner and more red tones in the blush and lips. For a trendy mysterious look, a smoky eye is perfect in hues of grey and browns with a nude or mauve lip color. Keep in mind a bad reaction to new makeup or a disappointing hair color is the last thing you need before the wedding so as we said ‘plan ahead’. We’ve seen it happen so don’t set yourself up for unnecessary stress. A slightly enhanced version of your natural beauty is all that is necessary for achieving the legendary “bridal glow”.
In order to find the perfect hairstyle to complement your flawless skin, many elements factor in: the shape of your face, your height, and the style of your veil. If you don’t know where to start, look first to your wedding gown. If it is highly formal, it may call for a classic upsweep, or sleek and chic, topped off perfectly by a chignon. With the help of a professional, almost any style, whether it’s a sophisticated bun, a chignon set off by tiny flowers, or a French twist, it can be altered to fit the formality of the occasion and the style of your gown and veil. There is one thing to keep in mind if you have hair extensions. Because of the tracks put in place to secure the hair, you may not be able to have your hair in an up-do. Check with your stylist because if that is what you want, you may have to forgo the extensions or have them put in special for the day.
When you visit the stylist, bring as much of the ensemble as you can: veil, jewelry, a photo of your gown, and any other photos of styles you prefer. Schedule a trial session a few weeks before the wedding; having it done in advance will test your love for the style and its durability throughout the day. A trial session will also give you a sense of the amount of time you’ll spend in the stylist’s chair. Be straightforward with them about the result; if it’s not quite right, you can always come back for another session. Please know in advance the trial sessions are not free.
Having smooth, perfect nails will be the finishing touch to your wedding look; don’t forget your hands will figure prominently in photographs. Manicures and pedicures are also wonderful stress-fighters. If you are wearing a shorter gown for the reception perhaps you can select a fun color for the toes, perfect for those flashy peep shoes!