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3 Things you shouldn't do before the wedding

A wedding is one of the biggest days of your life! You want to prepare yourself to look your best. However, sometimes people go too far.

I have over 16 years of experience in the bridal hair and makeup industry, and I've seen some unfortunate situations. Here are things you shouldn't do before the wedding day:

  1. Don't try anything new close to the wedding day.

I understand you want clear skin, eyelash extensions, and to remove sunspots, but you never know if you will have an allergic reaction. Let me share a couple of stories:

One bride tried waxing her sideburns for the first time. The wax temperature was too high, and her skin burned, leaving a scab. Makeup can cover color but not texture.

Another bride had eyelash extensions for the first time the night before her wedding because her cousin offered them. Unfortunately, she had an allergic reaction, and her eye became very red. You can't put concealer on the eyeball.

If you want to try something new, do it at least six months in advance to see how it goes. Always return to the same salon and person for consistency.

2. Hair cutting

Have you ever asked for a "trim" and ended up with a huge haircut? Here’s another unfortunate story:

My client had a "trim" a week before her wedding with her regular hairstylist. We had a hair and makeup trial session six months before the wedding, and her hair was around her collarbones. We expected it to grow to her chest area by the wedding day. However, her hairstylist cut it above her shoulders, and I didn't know until I arrived at her room on the wedding day. Luckily, she brought two packs of hair extensions, so I could blend them and make her hair look natural.

When getting a "trim," please, please talk to your regular hairstylist thoroughly before they pick up the scissors!

3. Tanning

Sun-kissed, glowing tan skin is beautiful. But don’t get too much sun before the wedding day. Your chest area will be visible in most wedding dresses.

Here’s a story from one of my clients: Her family came from out of town, and she had to host a BBQ the day before her wedding. She was outside for hours and ended up with a sunburned chest and noticeable tank-top lines.

Always apply sunscreen and, if you have an outdoor event, wear something strapless so the tan will be even.

I hope this information helps!



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