I recently asked one of my favorite stylists, and dear friend, if she would be interested in being a guest writer for my blog. Kristal is an amazing artist and we have such a fabulous time working with her, and always recommend her to our brides who are looking for a stylist/make-up artist for their wedding day. Needless to say, I was thrilled when she agreed. I am hoping to twist her arm and have her post frequently with tips and suggestions for wedding day beauty and beyond! Today, she gives us her top 5 tips for prepping your skin and hair for the big day!
Through many years of working closely with brides, bridal consults and trials. The same questions are always asked of me, when should I ……
1.) Get my eyebrows done, or should I? Answer yes and yes! There are 2 ways out there now: waxing, and the new trend, threading. Plan this step in bridal beauty 3-7 days before. It will allow for redness or any other reaction, to cool down. It opens the eye tremendously, and allows for a sharp view of your arch. Perfect focus for those who don’t wear a lot of makeup.
2.) Prepare your kissers for big day, by putting moisture back in! If the cooler months are when you’ re planning, prep by taking the rough edge of a toothbrush and loofah your lips, followed by a great chapstick, or lip primer.
3.) Stay out of tanning beds! They tighten the skin and make you look aged, and sometimes on the orange side of bronze. If you plan on getting a little color, go for a spray tan. Usually by the third day they are perfect! Exfoliate your skin, and cover your nail beds with cream provided at tanning salon. And always let your MUA know your plans!
4.) Facials are great, especially when having a MUA apply your makeup. Not only are they relaxing, they get rid of layers of dead skin, open and close the pores, allowing the makeup to lay smoothly and flawlessly on skin. I recommend a week to three days out.
5.) Hair. Very important. Did you know what you intake affects your hair? Some prep rules and timelines to get the best bridal hair. Schedule regular trims, no it doesn’t help your hair grow, (hair grows from the root) but it DOES keep it from breaking, which will follow up the hair shaft. Highlights, lowlights and color, should be planned, at the latest, 2 weeks out. Roots show up, often very brightly, and you want your color to look fresh!