Top Beauty Tips

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Plan ahead

Schedule a personal consultation with your salon or styling professional four to six months before the wedding. Give your look a trial run two to six weeks before the wedding.

Experiment with your style

Add length and volume to your hair with hair extensions or try out new makeup colors and styles. But don’t stray too far from your natural look. You don’t want to get your photos back and say, “That doesn’t even look like me!”

Consider your dress when choosing a hairstyle

If you have a large elaborate gown, a slick updo may look disproportionate. Hair should balance your appearance and accentuate your dress.

Schedule your hair and makeup trial runs on the same day as your final dress fitting or bridal portrait

Not only will you preview the full look and see how it appears in photographs, you will also be able to check for allergies and compatibility.

Don’t forget your headpiece!

Bring along the chosen headpiece to help determine placement and hairstyle.

Choose long-lasting and waterproof makeup

You want makeup that will endure tears, heat and perspiration. Fake eyelashes are a great way to avoid clumpy or runny mascara.

Purchase the gloss or lipstick used at the salon

Then you will have it on hand for touch ups throughout the day.

Don’t neglect your nails!

Friends and family will be admiring your ring all day long – and there will be photographs – so indulge in a manicure (and pedicure!) the day before your wedding.

Choose nail color ahead of time

Use a fabric swatch for accuracy and purchase a bottle of the color you choose for touch ups later on.

Schedule carefully

Polish takes three to four hours to dry completely so don’t schedule an appointment amidst a flurry of last-minute activities. The ideal timeline? Get your manicure and pedicure, then go home to get ready for the rehearsal dinner.