Monday, November 26, 2007

Beauty Timeline

Brides have an uncanny way of looking absolutely amazing on their wedding days. Call it the glow of love, the thrill of the wedding, the attention to detail - brides make looking beautiful easy and effortless. The secret to wedding day beauty is: get prepared early on. Have those deep conditioning treatments, facials, manicures and trial hair sessions done months before your big day. So go ahead - plan on effortless wedding day beauty. Here's how:

6 Months Before
Begin your search for a hair stylist and/or makeup artist you like and trust.
Have all your haircut and color experiments done now.
Begin weekly deep conditioning treatments.
Consult a dermatologist for skin problems.
Research and invest in a skin care regimen.
Work out to improve overall energy level and confidence.
If possible, indulge in a monthly facial.
If you have light or bleached hair, limit or avoid contact with heavily chlorinated water.

5 Months Before
If your nails are short, begin growing them out or consider acrylic tips and silk wraps.
If possible, start monthly manicures and pedicures.

4 Months Before
With your wedding dress in mind, workout target areas: d colletage (chest), arms and waist.

3 Months Before
Have your hair trimmed every four to six weeks.
Make an appointment to preview your wedding hairdo.
Make an appointment to have your teeth cleaned the week before your wedding.

2 Months to 6 Weeks Before
If you are planning to wear acrylic nails, experiment with lengths now.
Research and schedule teeth bleaching.
Research and schedule trial makeup sessions with your makeup artist.
Research and schedule trial hair sessions with your hair stylist, complete with veil and headpiece.

1 Month Before
Have a trial makeup session with your makeup artist.
Have a trial hair session with your hair stylist, complete with veil and headpiece.
Start drinking plenty of water - eight glasses a day, at least!
If you are coloring or perming your hair for the wedding, do so now.
Purchase and test your wedding day skin, hair and makeup products.

2 Weeks Before
Have a facial (only if you've had them regularly).
Have your hair cut or trimmed.
Touch up your hair color or highlights.
Keep drinking plenty of water.
Go to bed an hour earlier than usual every night.

1 Week to Ten Days Before
Have your eyebrows shaped.
Have your upper lip waxed.
Have a bikini wax.
Call your hair stylist and find out when you should wash or deep condition your hair. If you do so just before your wedding, your hair may be "too clean" to style, particularly if you are wearing an updo.
Have your teeth professionally cleaned by your dentist.

1 Day Before
Have a manicure and pedicure.
Have a massage.
Gently exfoliate or polish your skin, especially your d colletage and arms.
Apply extra moisturizer - everywhere!
Take a nap.
Drink two extra glasses of water.
Prepare a beauty emergency kit containing:
-- Lip gloss
-- Cotton swabs
-- Cotton balls
-- Makeup remover
-- Moisturizer
-- Bobby pins
-- Hair spray
-- Translucent powder
-- Hairbrush and comb
-- Breath mints
-- Eye drops
-- Nail polish

Your Wedding Day
Give yourself plenty of time to get ready.
Eat nourishing, healthy meals. Have light, healthy and non-staining snacks on hand for you and your bridesmaids while you get ready.
Take plenty of deep breaths.
Smile - you're getting married

Great article found on The Wedding Channel website :) Thanks so much for the useful information!

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