On your wedding day, all eyes will be on you! Sure, guests will notice the decor and your handsome groom, but the bride is the center of the wedding. That makes it the perfect excuse to get as gorgeous as possible. You can do your part by exercising regularly, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and staying hydrated. As for the top five bridal beauty treatments — we recommend leaving these to the professionals.
Deep Conditioning Treatments
Particularly useful for brides with unruly locks, deep conditioning treatments assist in eliminating frizz while making hair easier to style. Keratin smoothing treatments are popular for their long lasting effects. Hair care professionals specifically trained in using the Keratin protein smooth it onto the hair, then use a titanium flat iron set at a high temperature.
The treatment doesn’t create straight hair (unlike other straightening techniques); rather, it leaves you with a smoother version of your natural hair texture. The results last three to five months. Brides considering a Keratin treatment should do one a month or two prior to the big day.
If you’re concerned about a bit of yellowing, you may find success with at-home teeth whitening kits. However, for deeply set in stains it’s a good idea to visit your dentist for a professional whitening treatment. In office whitening treatments are the quickest way to get brighter teeth.
After your dental professional applies the bleaching agent, you’ll sit beneath a specialized laser light for 30 to 60 minutes while it works its magic. You may need to visit the dentist a few times before getting your pearly whites gleaming, so plan on beginning your whitening regimen as soon as possible.
Eyelash Extensions for BridesOnce upon a time, brides faced a conundrum: fight back tears on the most emotional day of their lives while wearing falsies or let the tears take over and forgo long lashes — but no longer!
Eyelash extensions are natural-looking and they last for two weeks to a month rather than just a day. Initial application takes somewhere between an hour and a half and two hours, but follow up applications generally take half an hour (and cost less). This is the ideal solution for brides with short or thin eyelashes.
Beautiful skin is where bridal beauty begins. If you have chronic skin problems, now is the time to begin consulting with a dermatologist if you haven’t already. It’s also the perfect time to begin treating yourself to a monthly facial with a well-respected aesthetician.
Which types of facials you choose depend largely on your skin type; however, many brides choose Vitamin C facials to brighten their complexions. If you’re dealing with acne and clogged pores, plan on having your last deep cleansing facial a week before the wedding, or earlier, to avoid any wedding day breakouts.
Nail Treatments for BridesAlthough most of these beauty treatments require you to begin far ahead of your wedding day, manicures and pedicures are best left for the day before. Make it a date with your bridesmaids, mum, and the other ladies in your life!
Before heading to the nail salon, decide on a color by browsing Pinterest for current trends and styles. It’s best to know whether you’re going to go with a French manicure, glitter, ombre, or any adornments before sitting down with your nail technician. If you’re unsure about whether the nail salon offers a special type of mani/pedi style, call ahead of time.