Follow our treatment timeline to be ready and glowing for your big day.
Firstly, congratulations on your pending nuptials and secondly, get ready for time to run away from you faster than ever, because your wedding day will be here before you know it! And even if you’re still 6 months, a year, or even longer away from your big day, it doesn’t mean you can’t start booking your beauty appointments now.
Don’t know where to start? Here’s a quick timeline of treatments from the experts.
1 MONTH BEFORE: Cleansing facial
The training academy’s very own salon, Beauty & Co Beauty Clinic’s beauty therapist, Nicola Byrne-Fegan, advises that even if you go for facials on the regular, you don’t want to be doing anything too deep-cleaning near the day. “A month will give you some nice breathing space, but the glowing effects will still be apparent”.
2-3 WEEKS BEFORE: Hair & Makeup test
MUA, Emma-Jane Heatley, highly recommends having your hair and makeup trials well in advance. “This is your opportunity to experiment with different looks, styles and products and see what works best”. Scheduling it a couple of weeks before the wedding will allow time to resolve any skin or hair issues. “Try booking your appointment in the morning and then wear your makeup and hairstyle throughout the day. This way you’ll get a feel for how it holds up and what you might need to have on hand for touch-ups”.
10 DAYS BEFORE: Hair colour
The Beauty School Training and Sales Manager, as well as experienced hairdresser, Laura Murray, recommends colouring 10 days prior to the wedding. “Colour becomes more beautiful after two or three shampoos”. The pigment’s oxidant settles and the colour becomes more natural. She also discourages deep conditioning just before the wedding, as it makes hair too soft and harder to style.
1 WEEK BEFORE: Facial massage
Beauty therapist, Karen McVeigh, advises going for something gentle and soothing. “A facial massage will help to boost lymphatic drainage and blood circulation for a glowing complexion. Plus with one week to go, you’ll probably be in need of a relaxing hour in peace”. She recommends trying the Collagen Wave Radio-frequency facial, even throughout the countdown to your big day, to ensure your skin is glowing. Or why not book in for a MiniMi Inch Loss Body Wrap instead. It will reduce stress, relax your muscles, improve circulation and best of all if that dress is a little too tight.. you’ll lose inches!
4 DAYS BEFORE: Plucking/waxing
Elite HD Brows Trainer, Katie Everitt recommends having your eyebrows groomed and/or tinted four days before the wedding (click here to find your local HD Brows Stylist). “Keep the shape close to your natural brow contour, with added grooming and definition”. If planning a bikini, underarm or other waxing, schedule this at the same time.
2 DAYS BEFORE: Tanning
Experienced spray tan technician and trainer, Orla Magennis says “you can’t deny that bronze glow!” She suggests Bellamianta Luxury Tanning. “Be sure to do a trial one month before the wedding (click here to find your local stockist) and if you’re satisfied with the results, reschedule two days before the wedding”.
Not a tanner? Orla recommends using a Self Tanning Gradual Moisturiser. The ultimate skin treatment that’s suitable for all skin types. The luxurious gradual moisturising lotion is easily applied and ideal for creating a radiant, buildable colour. Use as a sumptuous daily moisturiser to hydrate and nourish, whilst you extend and maintain your gorgeous glow. It also has anti-cellulite properties that help combat wrinkles, dryness, and other symptoms of ageing or neglected skin.
ONE DAY BEFORE: Manicure & pedicure
Nail technician, Nicola Byrne-Fegan, advises the safest way to prevent a chipped mani is to save it until the day before the wedding. “Use the appointment as your last deep breath before the relatives roll in, or book in with your bridesmaids for a girly pre-wedding date”. She advises “Go for a gel finish and hopefully it will last throughout your honeymoon!”