Want to look your beautiful best on your wedding day? Starting your prep early is the secret says Rozalyn Quarmby, manager of our Lerwick beauty salon.
Here she shares her essential countdown guide to looking picture-perfect on your special day:
6 months before your big day
Every bride wants to be fuzz-free on her wedding day and honeymoon so why not invest in professional hair removal to avoid any last-minute stress?
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a clinically proven system which safely and permanently reduces hair growth, effectively removing it from both the body and face.
“If you want fuss-free hair removal with silky smooth results which last, I recommend IPL hair removal at our Margaret Street salon in Inverness. Treatments are painless and quick whilst eliminating the need for regular maintenance with hair removal creams, shaving or waxing. Perfect for busy brides planning their big day and fabulous honeymoon,” explains Rozalyn.
A course of 6-12 sessions is usually required so we suggest you book them in as soon as possible. The winter months are the ideal time as you need to avoid the sun and sun beds during your course of treatments.
Book a complimentary IPL consultation with our experienced therapists at our Margaret Street salon by calling 01463 217985 or click here to find out more.
3 months to perfectly prep your wedding look
A flawless picture-perfect complexion
Rozalyn says, “Beautiful bridal makeup begins with a flawless base. Ensure your complexion is clear and smooth by starting regular facials, at least 3 months before your nuptials.
I recommend our Biotec Radiance Renew facial – it stimulates sluggish complexions by removing dead skin cells and dirt whilst plumping the skin with moisture giving you that youthful, blushing bridal glow.”
For more tips on a picture-perfect complexion check out our blog on skin hydration.
Wedding makeup trial
With just 12 weeks to go book your bridal makeup trial so we can you suggest and try different looks and ensure you have the ideal products to match your features and skin tone. Don’t forget our bespoke wedding makeup services are available for your bridesmaids and family guests too.
Our talented therapists only use Mii professional makeup, which provides effortless application and gorgeously natural-looking colours so you’ll look stunning, but still like you. The collection also includes mineral products for a breathable finish.
The team can attend to you in our plush salons or at your wedding venue for your convenience.
Want to know more? Book a complimentary consultation with one of our make-up specialists during which you can discuss your trial and wedding requirements. Call 0844 445 7771
1 month until you’re a blushing bride
Give tired skin a much needed collagen boost with Skinade. The nutritional, micronutrient drink developed by scientists contains powerful, natural-based ingredients including Marine Collagen, Vitamins B and C, Omegas 3 and 6 plus L-lysine. The award-winning formula boosts your body’s natural production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, for a younger-looking complexion with smoother texture and tone.
- Increase skin hydration and radiance
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines/wrinkles
- Increase skin suppleness
- Healthier looking hair and nails
Fight premature skin ageing from the inside with Skinade – ask your Sleeping Beauty therapist for more information.
5 days to your special day
If you didn’t choose IPL for your hair removal needs don’t panic – there’s still waxing.
“Schedule your waxing appointments 5 days before your wedding to allow for any redness or swelling. Waxing your legs, underarms, bikini line and any facial areas now, will ensure you stay fuzz-free right through the big day and your beach escape,” recommends Rozalyn.
Worried about waxing?
“Please don’t be,” says Rozalyn. “Our highly trained therapists ensure it’s quick, easy and relatively painless by adhering to the strictest hygiene standards and using only the finest resins and natural ingredients for a more pleasant experience. We also offer body brushing and a soothing post-wax massage to ease any discomfort,” she adds.
We offer both strip and hot waxes – find out more here.
3 days to go…
It’s almost time!
Sun-kissed glow for your wedding dress
If you’re worried about looking pale give a St. Tropez glow a go. Our professional spray tans are a fantastic alternative to sun tans, providing you with a safe, natural-looking bronzed shade for a beautifully sun-kissed look, which can last from 7-10 days with the correct aftercare. Perfect for basking on a beach…
If you’ve not had a spray tan before Rozalyn suggests you have a ‘trial’ run a month or so before so we can get the colour exactly as you want it.
All about eyes
Make your peepers the focal point in your wedding photographs with the latest lash and brow treatments.
“Eyelash and eyebrow tints are great for adding definition and enhancing your natural look. Combine with eyebrow waxing/threading to give your face more structure and the results will last through your honeymoon too – perfect if you fancy some makeup free days on the beach,” enthuses Rozalyn.
Make your eyes really pop with Novalash Extensions. The latest state-of-the-art lash extensions are water and oil-proof and are individually bonded to your natural lashes with medical-grade adhesives. The result: gorgeous, full, long, fluttery lashes which last.
Perfect hands for flashing that ring
“Finally don’t forget the essential manicure and pedicure for picture-worthy hands and tootsies.”
All of the above treatments are available in our Sleeping Beauty salons. Please note, for your safety and wellbeing a patch test is required 24 hours before a lash/brow tint and Novalash Extensions.
Don’t forget the groom
Before you say ‘I do’ don’t forget the groom. You want him at his gorgeous best too so book him in for a couple of treatments during the weeks leading up to your nuptials.
Ensure any waxing needs are met 5-10 days before and why not convince him to try an expert facial at the same time?
Also remind him his hands will be photographed throughout the celebrations, so make sure those nails are clean and tidy by treating him to a manicure 2 days prior to your wedding.
Rozalyn’s final tip: “Relax and enjoy yourself on the day – it is a celebration after all.”
Why not book an in-depth complimentary bridal consultation with us 4 months prior to your big day?
Your experienced Sleeping Beauty therapist will chat through any concerns, talk about the look you want to achieve and then create a bespoke beauty schedule just for you to ensure you look and feel your very best when you tie the knot.
Call 0844 445 7771.