Aisle Style . Planning
Honeymoon bound? Here’s almost everything you’ll need. Plus, to look your best on your big day, start now.
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To look your best on wedding day, start now.
You’ve already made an appointment for hair and makeup on your wedding day, but there are a few other beauty considerations to start planning now.
Six months before the event is the time to start a series of micodermabrasion treatments, which can reduce fine lines and discoloration. Devon Tucker, owner of Covet Spa in Greenville, recommends her Microderm Microcrystal Deep Exfoliating Facial.
The three-month mark is the perfect time for pampering. Head to Bling Salon and Spa in Lewes for a Purifying Back Facial. Salon coordinator Timothy Credle says the back facial is ideal for any bride, especially if she is wearing a strapless gown. It includes exfoliation, skin extraction and massage to refine skin on the back and décolletage.
Schedule a massage during the remaining month, when stress peaks. The hot stone massage at Cielo Salon and Spa in Wilmington uses basalt stones and essential oils to ease muscle tension and calm the senses. Afterward, ask about the lash extender. Manager Erica Ademski says this brush-on formula lengthens lashes and adds volume.
The last week should be devoted to finishing touches. Sherif Zaki Salon in Greenville specializes in custom color and cuts. Facial waxing will help “to avoid inflammation come wedding day,” says manager Rebekah Nuttal.
The final day is dedicated to ensuring the bride is camera ready. If she has opted for an up-do, Town and Country Salon owner Carrie Rutt suggests hair be washed and dried the night before. “Hair stays in place better when it’s dirty,” she says.
Most salons encourage using a makeup artist. When using a professional, request mineral-based products. Such formulas offer sheer, adjustable coverage and look gorgeous in both natural and artificial light. —Jessica Winchester
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