11 months Before
Make a hair schedule. Have your locks trimmed every 6-8 weeks. This will keep your ends from splitting and your hairstyle in shape.
Blow-dryer or flat iron? Blow-outs are less damaging to the hair, flat irons create a lot of damage. If you must use your flat iron, only do so 1-2 times per week.. your hair will thank you for it.
Create a “look book.” Start compiling photos from magazine clippings of styles you might like for your wedding day.
Perfect your colour. If you want to add highlights, change your base colour or tinker with your hair in any chemical way, do so now. You don’t want to be doing this just a few months before—you need time to perfect it.
Proper diet is key to a healthy head of hair and skin. Make sure your diet is balanced and you are getting enough protein and fruits, veggies and whole grains.
Schedule an appointment with your aesthetician.
Book regular facials every 6 weeks. Glowing skin is key to beautiful makeup.
Purchase skin care products that are specific to you. Get professional advice.
Shape your eyebrow’s the way you want them to look on your wedding day.
Skin conditions such as acne rosacea should be addressed now.
7 Months Before
Start exfoliating your skin with a scrub or peel action product. Do this every other day.
Wash your hair once a month with a clarifying shampoo, this helps remove excess product and any residue from your locks.
Purchase your own moisturizing mask and apply once per week in the winter and every two weeks every other season.
Book your makeup trial. Go to at least 2 different makeup artists for a trial.
Get conditioning. Have your stylist recommend a deep-conditioning treatment for you to use at home once a week.
Seek expert advice. Start intensive consultations with your stylist about your hair options for your big day. Share your magazine clippings and details about your dress and headpiece. From there, you can brainstorm and chose your bridal look.
Book a trial appointment. Plan to bring along your hair accessories you plan to wear, so your stylist can create a perfect style. Find a stylist that specializes in bridal hair. Not all hairdressers are skilled in bridal hair.
For perfect kissable lips, use a lip conditioner. At night and under your lipstick during the day.
4 Months Before
Settle on a hairstyle. Have one last trial with your stylist to ensure you are completely happy with the look you’ve chosen for your wedding.
Start getting pedicure’s and manicure’s. This will ensure your feet and hands will be in top shape for your big day.
Get special treatments. Every time you have a cut, ask your stylist to throw in a special treatment for your hair. A special shine treatment or a deep-conditioning system will leave your hair (and scalp) feeling rejuvenated. If your hair is damaged, a protein treatment will work better then a moisturizing treatment. Your stylist will advise you.
Make a final decision on your bridal makeup look and colours for your nail’s.
Book your wedding-day beauty appointment. You can never book too early—you want to make sure you get a prime-time slot that day.
Schedule your last facial.
1 Month Before
Keep up your maintenance. Continue with your regular trim and colour touch-ups.
Gloss it up! To add extra shine to your lovely locks, ask your stylist to apply a clear colour gloss. This treatment does not alter the colour of your hair, but infuses it with a glass-like shine.
Continue to exfoliate your skin and moisturize.
Book a spa day, either alone or with a good friend.
Purchase your lip touch up kit and face powder compact for touch-ups. Tip: Add blotting papers to your emergency list kit.
1 Week Before
Touch up your colour. Plan to do it four to five days before the big day so your hair looks picture-perfect.
Confirm your wedding day hair appointment. While you’re at it, schedule a scalp massage as part of your package—this will leave you feeling relaxed and stress-free.
Final eyebrow grooming. Tip: Make sure to wax no sooner than a week before your wedding. When you wax skin cells are taken off with the wax, and your makeup won’t stay on your skin. Better then waxing, threading will eliminate this problem. Threading will also reduce skin sagging that waxing tends to promote.
Get your final manicure and pedicure.. Site back and relax.
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