From choosing flowers to coordinating tuxedo fittings, there seems to be a never-ending list of to dos as the wedding day approaches. Be sure that getting yourself ready for the big day takes top priority on that list. Beauty experts in the Great Lakes Bay Region share some ideas for how to ensure that you will love your bridal look.
Val Beeckman and Honesty Elliot of Ana Luis Salon & Day Spa suggest giving your cell phone to your maid of honor during your beauty appointment so that you can enjoy your time at the salon with your bridal party, not field phone calls for directions and last minute details.
Add eyeshadow on the bottom lash line and skip the mascara to avoid messy clean up after a few tears.
Keep your hair dirty the day of styling for fewer fly-away strands and less time and product application during styling.
Mikel Martinez and Charlene Hagen of Attractions Hair & Nail Salon stress the importance of keeping your look natural. You want to look like you, enhancing your features and avoiding anything too trendy.
Work with a stylist for hair and makeup beforehand to give him or her the chance to get to know you and help match up your personality with your final look.
Plan for the time of year, and always have a back-up plan for what to do if the weather is hot and humid or windy and rainy.
Salon Nuveau’s Shelby Chase and Leslie Perry suggest booking appointments for the wedding day months ahead of time to avoid any stress of making last minute plans and to make sure that your final look is just what you envisioned.
Set up appointments for trial runs, too, taking pictures after to help your stylist re-create exactly what you were hoping to capture.
Keep your lipstick or gloss readily available throughout the day for touch-ups, and check with the salon to plan to bring everything from music to mimosas to make your day of beauty special.
John and Ruth Frey and the styling team at USpa Salon & More can’t stress enough the importance of timing. Consult with your stylist months in advance to plan for coloring touch-ups and trims, and make sure to have any brow touch-ups done at least two to three days before the wedding day.
Think ahead, too, and plan for your bridal party to get massages and facials a few days before the ceremony.
Don’t forget to include manicures and pedicures for the day of the wedding for some pampering and pretty nails for pictures.