1. Do a Hair and Makeup Preview
Your preview is the time for you to play around with a lip color or see your hair pulled a little tighter or a little looser. It is the time for you to get to know your artist so you can go into your wedding with one less thing to stress.
2. Make your rest and hydration a priority
I know there is so much excitement the week leading to your wedding, but do your best to schedule you sleep the week prior. This is a day you have planned for and looked forward to for over a year probably. Prepare for it like your would prepare for anything else major in your life. Make sure your close family and friends also value your self care and support you getting the rest you need. Along with this is a reminder to stay hydrated. The way our skin reacts starts from within. If we are putting alcohol and high carbs into it the week prior to the wedding day then it going to react with breakouts and dehydration. I know there are a lot of opportunities to have a couple extra glasses of wine prior to the wedding day. I just like to be mindful of how our bodies react when we make those choices. : ) Party it up at the bachelorette and have a lovely girls sleep over the night before the big day!
3. Delegate Tasks
Your bridesmaids, family, and vendors are there for a reason. Make sure someone knows where to direct your photographers for detail photos and they know where to find the details (shoes, perfume, jewelry, invitations, veil). This will free you up from having to answer questions during your services. Your hair and makeup is meant to be relaxing part of the day, and I want you to enjoy every second of it!
4. Do not try new services a month from your wedding day
A month prior to your wedding day is not the time to get a wild itch to change your hair color drastically. It is best if you and your colorist come up with a color plan a year or 6 months in advance. You and your colorist know your hair best, and together can plan when you prefer have your last color before the wedding day. I would advise the same thing for your skin care routine. Work with your aestitician to have a game plan for your facials 6 months prior to the wedding. Or, even a year if you have long term skin care goals. Do not get any facial waxing the week of your wedding. The spot just above your eyebrow will often not hold onto product for a few days after eyebrow waxing. The same would go for any of your facial waxing.
5. Share any thoughts after the trial with your Stylist/Artist
After the trial, be honest with your artist with any feedback. Sometimes, after wearing a lip color all day it may not be your thing. Any professional, and caring artist will gladly welcome any feedback. Give them a call or shoot an e-mail with your thoughts so they can add it to their notes!!