The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Checklist

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Not sure when to get a facial? What day is best for a fake tan? We have created the Ultimate Bridal Beauty Checklist for the lead up to your special day so you will have radiant, glowing skin, luscious locks and feel more beautiful than you have ever felt before.

3 Months to go…

  • Talk to you hairstylist about the colour you are wanting to achieve for the big day. Will you be growing it or having it cut before the wedding? You may also want to ask advice on hair extensions to achieve your desired style

  • If you are thinking of lash extensions for the wedding day, now is the time to trial them if you haven’t already

  • Invest in some hair/skin vitamins & begin a skin care regime including weekly hydrating masks (Don’t forget those locks too)

  • Start a fitness plan & begin your health kick

  • Book your hair & makeup trial

1 Month to go…

  • Begin weekly face & body exfoliation and dry body brushing

  • Any cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening & anti-wrinkle injections

  • Choose a perfume for the day

  • Start drinking more water & getting more sleep

  • If you are planning on having a facial/Microdermabrasion for the big day, now is a good time to trial it & make sure your skin doesn’t react

  • Trial your spray tan

  • Put together a timeline for hair & makeup, confirm with your stylist a start and finish time for the wedding day

1 Week to go…

  • Mani/Pedi

  • Hair cut/colour

  • Waxing/threading

  • Lip exfoliation & daily lip balm

  • Facial/Microdermabrasion

  • Lash Extensions

  • Massage/yoga to de-stress

  • Apply hand & body cream daily

1-2 Days to go…

  • Spray Tan

  • Hydration Mask (face & hair)

  • Stay out of the sun

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Try to rest - as much as you can

  • Wash & blow-dry hair the night before the BIG day

10 Tips to make the most of your Hair & Makeup Trial

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1. PREP your skin...

Make sure all waxing and threading is done at least 2 days prior to your trial. If you are wanting to have any micro's/facials before your wedding, it is a good idea to trial these 1 week before your makeup trial. Makeup will sit differently on your skin if it is freshly waxed or the surface is overly exfoliated. If you don't already have a skin care regime in place it is a good idea to start, we are happy to offer some recommendations.

2. TRIAL that tan...

If you are considering a spray tan for your wedding day, have one a day or 2 before your trial so that the Makeup Artist can colour match you correctly. It is also a good idea to trial the colour of your spray tan so you know exactly how long to keep it on for. You don't want to look orange on your wedding day so opt for a tan with a green base which will counteract this. We also offer mobile spray tans, ask us for more info!

3. ARRIVE fresh faced...

Before your trial, make sure your skin is fresh and clean, there is no need for you to apply any moisturiser or sunscreen as the Makeup Artist will use special products to prep your skin and ensure your makeup lasts. Some moisturisers and sunscreens have an oil base and can interfere with your makeup longevity & photography. If you have any sensitivities or allergies, be sure to let us know.

4. HAIR care...

If you colour your hair, have it refreshed at least 1 week prior to your trial. Shampoo and blowdry your hair the night before & ensure there is no product in your hair. If you are considering hair extensions for your wedding, or a colour change, cut or keratin treatments talk to your hairstylist about when these should be done. Be sure to bring along your veil or headpiece if you have one, or let the stylist know if you are having a flower crown or jewels.

5. WEAR white..

Opt for a light or white coloured top/dress on the day of your trial. This will give you an idea on whether the makeup will compliment your dress. Also consider the cut of the dress, is it strapless? You might want to wear a strapless top to ensure the look will come together nicely.

6. BRING along a friend...

Or a sister, your mum.. Someone who's opinion you value. Don't bring along a group of girls, just someone who knows you well that can give a second opinion. It's more fun when you have someone there with you too.

7. TAKE some photos along...

Bring along some photos of hair & makeup looks you like so that the artists can get a feel of your style. Pinterest is great, but also have a look on our Instagram at some previous clients. It is a good idea to also bring along a photo of your dress, bridesmaids dresses & flowers so we can create the most flattering look for you that will fit in with the overall style of the day.

8. BE open to suggestions...

If you are undecided on what look you are wanting, ask the stylist for her recommendations. Or try a couple of different styles to see which suits you best. Take photos in between changes so you can look back on them. If you are unsure on anything, just ask. We want you to feel beautiful and 100% happy with our work so if something isn't quite right speak up - we don't bite!

9. TAKE snaps...

Your hair & makeup will look different in various lighting so take along a camera & photograph the end product outside in natural light as well as inside with a flash. Sometimes a flash will take away some of the makeup, so you may want it a little heavier for photos on the day. 

10. RELAX and enjoy...

Enjoy the pampering, have a glass of bubbles & listen to some music - it is all about YOU. Maybe plan a nice lunch or dinner afterwards as you will be looking glamorous! It is a good idea to wear your makeup for as long as possible so you get an idea of what you will be needing for touchups on the day (usually a powder & lipstick). We stock lip colours and face powders so if you would like to organise a touch up kit for the day let us know.