Beauty and Bridal Tips
SHOW and TELL
"Bring pictures, photos or tear outs of makeup looks that you like along to your trial or appointment. Hair magazines, Bridal Magazines and Men’s Magazines (i.e. Playboy and Maxim) are always a great place to find them. If you are meeting your artist for the first time, it helps to bring a photo of you with everyday makeup on as well as evening makeup, so that your artist to get an idea of how you look for everyday events.
Exfoliate the skin on your face and body at least once or twice a week. Exfoliating with a salt or sugar scrub scuffs off dead skin cells to leave skin smother, more radiant and toned. Exfoliated skin absorbs moisturizer better, for the moisturizer does not stick to the dry dead skin cells. Do not forget your lips! Once a week, exfoliate your lips with a gentle scrub or a lip scrub to scuff off flaky and dry skin.
Stay hydrated, drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. Moisturize the skin on your body and face twice daily with the appropriate products. For the face and neck, look for a facial moisturizer with an SPF 15 (at least) to use daily. To create an even tone and glow for the body, use a gradual self tanning moisturizer once daily to slowly and safely build a tan. For ages 21 and over, use an appropriate eye cream for your skin type, daily, both day and night. Regardless of the age or skin type, never sleep in your makeup. To find out what skin care products are appropriate for your age and skin type, schedule a skincare consultation to find products that work into your budget and schedule.
TREAT YOUR HAIR
Once a week, after shampooing, apply a deep conditioning treatment or hydrating mask to your hair. Leave in for at least 15 minutes, then rinse with cold water. For thick, coarse, color treated and dry hair, leave conditioner on overnight. Braid hair in two braids and pin at the crown of your head to let the heat from your scalp penetrate the conditioner. Always use a heat-protective styling aid when using any hot styling tool. When spending long lengths of time in the sun, use UV-Protective Products on your hair, to prevent damage and discoloration and to prolong the life of your hair color.
Schedule any facial services, hair removal, treatments, and/or massages, at least one week prior to your wedding date or special event. Facials and hair removal treatments leave skin red and blotchy and may cause acne to surface. Massages can leave skin bruised and leave you dehydrated. Schedule an airbrush tan at least 24 hours before your special event. The tan takes 12 hours to fully develop; therefore you should avoid cleansing the skin or getting the skin wet for 12 hours. If schedule a pedicure and airbrush in the same week, schedule your pedicure before your airbrush.
When you want either subtle glow or deep dark tan in a short amount of time, for a special event or in any season, try Custom Airbrush Tanning. Airbrush tanning is designed to flatter your specific skin tone, skin type and preference; rather than Spray Tanning in a booth which leaves skin orange and patchy.
BE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VERSION OF YOURSELF
If unsure how your bridal makeup or special event makeup should look, stick to classic, clean and simply beautiful makeup that allows you to look your absolute best. Leave trendy looks, or overly heavy eye looks for a fun night out! You want to look timeless and classic, and of course, your most beautiful self. If you usually wear your hair down and simple, do not feel the need to have your hair done in a fussy up do, your husband to be and family will not recognize you coming down the aisle! If strapless dresses are not comfortable and you do not feel they flatter your figure, try another silhouette! Wear what suits you and no one else."