Handy Hints

There are so many things you need to think about when you are preparing your hair and skin for your wedding day. Here are some things that will assist you for the lead up to your wedding and for the day.

  • If you are considering facials leading up to your wedding please start this process at least 6 months before your wedding. The further ahead you start the better your skin will be. A good cleanser, toner and moisturiser are essential for you to have great skin on the day, however if you only start to use something a few weeks before the chances are that you will break out just in time for your big day.
  • On the day of the wedding you will need to cleanse, tone and moisturise before your makeup is applied. This will help even out your skin tone and give a great result.
  • I recommend that you purchase a lipstick and translucent powder for the day. The only touch ups you will need to do once your makeup is applied will be your lipstick and some powder to eliminate shine. I can help you choose a colour for your lips from my range of Napoleon colours, or you can provide your own.
  • Your hair is a major feature of your look on your wedding day. You should begin to prepare your hair early to have the condition, colour and length that will enhance the style you require for the day.
  • You should talk to your colourist or me for advice about the colour of your hair for your day. It may take a number of lead up colours to have your hair just right for your wedding day. I have had so many brides unhappy with their hair colour on the day of their wedding, so please prepare early and get professional advice.
  • The colour that you decide to have for the day should be done as close to the wedding as possible. I recommend the week before the wedding, as this will give the colour time to settle in and more importantly, if you are not happy you have time to get it fixed.
  • Washing your hair for your wedding day is often an issue for brides and bridesmaids. It is my recommendation that your hair should be washed the morning before your wedding. If you are having your hair put up or curled for the day your hair will go up and last much longer if it is a bit dirty. Freshly washed hair is difficult to work with and curls will drop out of hair quickly. Please talk to me if this is a problem.
  • Good shampoo and conditioner is highly recommended for the best health of your hair.
  • The style of your hair for the wedding day is often a difficult choice, a style you choose may not suit you or your hair may not be suitable for the style you have chosen. I therefore recommend trials for all brides. This is also a great opportunity to meet and work out exactly how much time will be needed on the day.
  • Straws are a handy thing to have around on your wedding day as your lipstick will last longer if you drink from a straw.