Here’s the thing about weddings: it seems like there’s always something more you can do. It’s not just the invitations, the dress, the food, the music… all the little details you never thought mattered crop up and must be dealt with. The same kind of goes for beauty – head to toe, there’s always something extra you can do to prep & pamper yourself for your big day. Keep reading for a comprehensive list of head-to-toe bridal beauty tips. This is how I’ve been prepping for my big day and I’d love to hear how you are prepping (or prepped!) for yours in the comments.
When it comes to bridal hair, I like to take Lauren Conrad’s advice: Wear the hair that got you there. Getting & keeping that hair in tip-top shape should be one of your priorities once you set a date. I reached out to Dianna Mauceri, owner & creative director at Toronto’s Brixton Parlour for her best advice.
To get your hair into shape for your big day, Dianna recommends “dusting” your ends (cutting about 1cm) every 8 weeks. This allows your hair to grow out without letting split ends take over, ruining the shine and overall health of your hair. One of the worst things you can do when growing out your locks is refusing to cut it at all.
Shiny & New?
Your wedding probably isn’t the best time to try out a new cut or colour – remember that photos last a lifetime and you’ll want to stay true to your usual style. Keep your colour perfect by having your last colour job 2 weeks before the wedding. To pile on the shine, Dianna suggests a glossing treatment the day before the wedding. It won’t alter the colour, but it will give you the shiny mane of your dreams.
Want to prettify your hair in time for your wedding day? It’s pretty simple: use a leave-in serum. Dianna’s partial to Kevin.Murphy Young Again, a weightless serum that’s chock-full of nutrients. Keeping your hair healthy with frequent treatments is key to make your hair regain elasticity and making it shiny. Elasticity can determine how well your hair will hold style, so I won’t blame you if you buy a case. I’m always tempted to when she uses it on me at appointments!
Words of Widsom
Her last piece of advice feels like it might be directed at me since I lamented my 4-year growing-out process during my last appointment. “I know growing your hair out can get a little dull,” explains Mauceri, “but try not to do a drastic change anticipating that it will grow out by the time your wedding comes around.” Point taken.