Every bride knows her wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event. From hair, to makeup, to skincare, the bridal beauty regimen can be tricky and confusing. That’s why we asked the top beauty stylists and artists in Arizona to help simplify your bridal needs. They also pointed out other things to consider, such as whether or not the wedding will be indoors, what your natural hair type is like, and what to include in your day-of beauty emergency kit. Whether you’re going for an all-out glamorous look or want something that’s more natural, these experts are on-standby to offer you their best tips, tricks, and beauty secrets to having a flawless look on your big day.
Bridal Beauty Spotlight: Maximizing Your Inner and Outer Beauty
The Arizona weather is something that every bride needs to take into account on their wedding day. In order to beat the heat, Pooja Mehta from Makiaj Beauty suggests to use an excellent primer and setting spray. “Primer is worn under the makeup to help your makeup become sweat resistant, and setting spray is applied after completing the makeup to lock in the application,” says Pooja. As far as the look itself, Pooja advises, “While we are seeing a lot of metallic shadows and ash tones coming back into style, we do want our brides to have that classic, timeless look.” Makeup done right will allow a bride’s natural beauty to shine through on her wedding day and in pictures for years to come!
CUT, COLOR, SHINE
Brides need not to stress about their hair. Once they settle on a bridal look, all that’s left to do is cut and color accordingly. Rolf from Rolf’s Salon advises brides to color their hair one to two weeks before the wedding and to cut it three weeks before the big day. “It’ll look perfect,” he says, noting the added days and weeks give the hair a fresh look. Rolf also recommends getting a deep conditioning treatment a week before the wedding to give your hair some extra shine.
Having a beauty timeline will help keep every bride on track. Start prepping the skin 6-12 months before the wedding with facials and proper cleansing. Don’t do skin regimens too close to the ceremony, as this could lead to breakouts or other reactions. Alicia Neal from Beauty By Alicia advises to “consult with a professional to create a specialized timeline that will achieve your desired results.”
The day before the wedding, brides should wash their hair and use conditioner on the tips of their hair only if they have dry, curly hair advises Denise Tanigawa from Vidogi Salon & Boutique. Otherwise, Denise cautions to “not use any hair products, because that will prevent the hairstylist from smoothly styling your hair.” This will help to ensure the brides can get maximum volume for her bridal look.
THE BEAUTY EXPERIENCE
Being fully prepared for the big day can go a long way to ensuring brides have a great time. Lidia Win from Bridal4theWin offers her insight into having a positive bridal beauty experience. “I always tell my brides to prepare a touch up kit for the big day,” says Lidia. “Some items I suggest having on-hand are a lip color, powder, and lash glue.” Lidia also added that a good night’s beauty rest and using a hydrating moisturizer the night before will go a long way to help you look and feel your best on your wedding day.
Allow for time. If you want a change to your look, do so at least six months (or more) before the big day. That way, if you don’t like it, you’ll still have time to find an agreeable solution. Balance your beauty routine. Once you get engaged, make sure you are spending the time and energy to replenish and rejuvenate your skin. Opting for water rather than soda and eating five different fruits & veggies everyday will help from the inside out. Wearing sunscreen on a regular basis and getting facials will work to protect your skin from damage or breakouts. Cuticles and nails count. Apply almond or avocado oil to your cuticles to strengthen and moisturize them. Keep your nails fresh by choosing a manicure style you love for the big day. No matter your mani preference, remember that your hands and nails will be photographed quite a bit on the wedding day. Be sure to select a bridal beauty expert to ensure you look flawless on your big day!