Every girl wants to look their radiant best on their wedding day. Right from hair to nails, today’s women are particular about bringing uniqueness in style and fashion in their wedding getup. Yes, gone are the days of quick beauty hacks, it is the elaborate pampering beauty rituals that takes the cake nowadays. And again, this is not just about the make-up. There are many effective beauty treatments that do not take ages to show results.
The bridal beauty packages vary according to the type of skin and hair, and the general health of the brides-to-be.
1. Consult a certified beauty advisor
The first step to a pre-bridal treatment is to consult an experienced beauty consultant. A bride-to-be should tell the consultant about her diet, health, beauty regimes, body-related apprehensions, jewelry preferences, make-up style, hair styles etc. This helps the consultant to make decisions as to what to avoid or what to choose. Based on these observations, the beautician will advise on the ideal beauty treatments and packages.
2. Skincare checklist
The beauty consultant will first analyze your skin type. She would also want to know about your dress code, theme color and wedding dates. Once she decides on the kind of pre-bridal package, the treatments will begin.
After the skin analysis is done, body polishing will be done and this helps to get rid of the dark under-arm patches, stretch marks and fine lines in joint areas. Along with this, when the skin is scrubbed down and massaged with special body oil, it will get a shine. The dead skin accumulated and the blackheads will be removed.
If you start your pre-bridal treatment at least two months prior to the wedding day, it will be much effective and better. These treatments can go on for five hours a month or once in every 15 days.
3. Total TLC for the skin
Organic and Ayurvedic Panchatatva treatments can give the skin a great shine and make you smell divine. This is usually done using milk, but for those allergic to milk and milk products, these treatments can be done using honey. It is always wise to go for treatments with long lasting effects.
4. Care for hands and legs
It is important for the bride to do a full body waxing, manicure and pedicure. With this, you can get rid of the dryness, infections or marks on the hands and legs to some extent. Again, it is better to start these treatments at least two months before the wedding. Combine this with skin or body whitening treatments once in a month or every 15 days.
5. Don’t forget the hair
The next step is to analyze the hair type and texture. The daily takes its toll on the hair, leaving it damaged. To make your hair lustrous and healthy, keratin treatments or refreshment treatments can be done. Hair strengthening treatments need to be done at least six months prior to the wedding for better effect. Hair cut and hair spa can also be tried out. Certain parlors do give out home haircare packs that can be applied at your convenience. Do these without fail to get beautiful looking hair on your wedding day.
How much time do you need?
Time is an important factor when it comes to beauty treatments. It is smarter to start working on your body around two months before the wedding day. Every treatment requires time to do its magic. If this is not feasible, try to get at least a month or 20-day buffer time to start with the treatments. The first sitting of the pre bridal package will include hair spa, manicure, pedicure, facial, face and neck bleach, full body cleansing, scrubbing, massaging, full body waxing, full body bleaching. If you have two months time, you can plug in about three or four sittings.
How many sittings?
The first sitting will usually take about four hours time. The second sitting may go on for five to six hours. The second sitting can be done three weeks before the wedding day. You will begin to notice some changes to the face and skin once the second sitting is over. All this is done based on the jewelry and attire choices. The third sitting should be done two weeks before the wedding. After this session, if there are any issues with the skin, a fourth sitting will be required to take care of all that. This is ideally two or three days before the function.
For those having just a month or a week to the main function, the pre-bridal treatment can begin three or four days before. They can also make use of homecare packs for hair and face.
Never go for self-customization!
During the pre bridal treatment time, do not use products other than those advised by the beauty consultant. This could have reactions or adverse effects on the skin. Especially soaps, washes or oils. Most beauty centers will have the organic, chemical free version that needs to be used. Made from natural ingredients like sandalwood, saffron, turmeric and oudh, these products help to retain the youth and charm of the skin of the bride and groom for longer times. Continue such products even after the wedding for best results.
Pre nuptial make up and dress trial
The makeup artist will definitely go for a trial of the wedding day get up. Don’t leave out a dress rehearsal with the jewelry too. The artist will do the makeup depending on the dress theme, jewelry colour and the bride’s skin tone. As different functions call for different dress styles, various make up styles should be tried out.
Take special care about threading the eye brows or trimming the nails, all this play a part in defining the bride’s look. The eye brow shape and the nail art or polish should all be suiting the overall look and attire style. Hair style is extra important. During the trial, make sure that this will suit your face shape or the outfit.
The time of the function will also have a say in the makeup style. An evening look should be glossy or glittering with the addition of shimmer.
Look fit and fab for the wedding!
Your wedding preparation should also include a regimen for weight management. Looking fit will add to the beauty of the dress that you are wearing on the wedding day. Your beauty consultant can advise on the kind of diet to follow to achieve a fabulous shape. Follow this to the T.
On the wedding day
Your pre-bridal treatments are all over. The next thing is about the preparations for the big day. It is not necessary that the beauty consultant for your skin and hair should do the makeup. That is left to you. Clearly communicate to your makeup artist about the kind of look that you want on the day.
Just like the time required for your beauty treatments, the makeup artist will also require ample time to do justice to their work. They should know everything about the wedding style or the attire style like whether it is Arabic, traditional, South Indian, North Indian, Western style, European style or Mughal style. Tell them all about your wedding day dreams or aspirations or even regarding preparations like photographers or event managers and it will show in the final results. Lack of proper communication will often lead to disappointments.
Bridal Makeup Expert
NH Bypass, Palarivattom