Wedding Hair & Make Up
We all want to look like our best selves on our wedding day. You’ve found the perfect dress, your favourite makeup artist and a wicked hairstylist, so there’s no reason that you shouldn’t!
With natural hair and makeup becoming such a big trend throughout 2019 thanks to Meaghan Markle, it’s even more important to make sure you’re working off the perfect base. We’re talking about your natural skin, hair, nails and of course your natural glow! Boutique events group is your perfect wedding venue in Melbourne delivering fairytale weddings for the bride and groom.
There are plenty of different beauty products on the market, and we know that everyone is different or reacts to a product differently. I trialled Vida Glow, a marine collagen product, to see how it worked on my skin to give you a better idea of whether it might work as a part of your pre-wedding beauty regime.
It’s time to rock your curls! Curly hair is so gorgeous yet so challenging, and we know that. And when it’s time to think about bridal hairstyles, many brides choose to play it safe by ironing their hair and taming the curls the most they can, and that’s ok too! But if you are going for a natural look that embraces your beautiful hair the way it is, we have some ideas for you. Keep on reading to find wedding hairstyles for curly-haired brides.
Unless you’re a celebrity, your wedding day is probably one day that you’ll get photographed the most. And you will have these photos for years to come, so you want to be looking and feeling your best!
Between the hours of research for the perfect venue, booking the photographer, trying on multiple wedding dresses, it’s no surprise that wedding planning is a stressful and emotional time. Add a full-time job to the mix and self-care becomes almost non-existent!
You’re marrying the love of your life, and your wedding planning should be a fun and exciting process. So don’t neglect self-care and enjoy the planning process together. With that in mind, here are some pre-wedding beauty treatments/self-care activities you can treat yourself to.
What is Vida Glow?
Vida Glow is a range of natural marine collagen products designed to improve your hair, skin and nails. The products use organic ingredients from Australia and overseas and aim to help promote physical and mental health and general wellbeing.
The products focus on collagen from marine ingredients such as sustainably sourced snapper and algae. Collagen is a natural protein our bodies produce and can help give our skin more elasticity and assist in hydration. Our bodies produce less collagen as we get older, so you’ll find that collagen is often a staple in many anti-aging products.
I trialled two products from the Vida Glow range. The Natural Marine Collagen power, in both original and blueberry flavour, as well as the Active Vitamin C Serum from their cosmetics range.
As our curly readers might know, curly hair reacts differently than straight hair under any circumstances. Whether it is rain, humidity, cold, sun or heat, the curls have a mind of their own. But with the help of a good hairstylist (and some forecast research before the wedding), you could pull off a fantastic hairstyle that shows your natural hair.
If you’ve always contemplated getting fit and healthy but never really found the time or motivation, NOW is a perfect time! We think every woman is beautiful and should embrace their bodies, so we are not telling you to lose weight. If you’ve been living a rather sedentary lifestyle, it’s time to get moving! Whether you want to hit the weights or stretch it out, yoga or even 20-minute walks after dinner can do you a world of good. Start with small goals and go from there. You’ll be surprised what little difference changes make in a year! Wedding hair and makeup is almost as important as the gown. Check out our top 90 Hair & Makeup Artists here.
What did I want to achieve?
I trialled Vida Glow for 30 days during my overseas honeymoon to see how I could incorporate it into my routine, and of course, make my holiday pics shine even more!
Despite having a routine where I cleanse, tone and moisturise every day, I don’t have the best skin, hair or nails. My diet isn’t high so my skin will often break out, I’ve recently coloured my hair lighter, so it’s feeling a little dry, and after 22 years of playing netball, my nails have never really been a priority.
I went into this trial hoping to hydrate my skin, close some of my pores, strengthen my nails and give my hair a bit more health and less split ends. I also wanted to lighten the dark circles around my eyes.
If you have medium length hair, a side-part combover that lands right at the shoulder could be a lovely style for you. Your hair will look less heavy with no curls weighed down by gravity. You are looking bouncy and fresh!
So you’ve probably figured out by now – Mum was right, you are what you eat. The food you consume goes straight to your cells. So if you want glowing skin, start eating more vegetables and drinking more water! These take a while to show so the sooner you get started, the faster it will show on your skin and hair.
I started by adding the Marine Collagen powder into a glass of water every morning and evening and adding the Vitamin C Serum into my skincare routine post toner and pre-moisturiser.
I thought the powder might have a fishy taste initially, but it was more of a salty taste. After a day or two, I couldn’t taste it at all in the original flavour. The blueberry flavour overrides any marine feeling anyway. With other flavours including mocha, mango or pineapple you could find something to suit your taste buds!
Five days of the trial didn’t leave me with any noticeable results, but it had been less than a week, so I was happy to keep going!
Do you love your extra-long curls? They look natural and free! Long curls tend to frizz, but with the right hair products, you could keep it together for many hours. Add some bling with a crystal headpiece and ta-da!
Speaking of hair, there’s the hair we want to get rid of, and there’s hair that we want to nourish and grow. Even if you’re getting hair extensions for your wedding day, your hair can benefit from some TLC. The healthy food you’re eating will ensure that the new growth is sturdy and robust. We suggest using a good hair mask once a week to treat your hair, especially if it’s damaged from colouring.
I started to notice some changes in the five to the ten-day mark. Taking more collagen resulted in my skin producing a bit more oil than usual, so I reduced the number of powder sachets I was having in a day from two to one. This helped ease up the production of oil and allowed me to start seeing a bit more of a natural glow.
Another style for long-length curls is a relaxed and low up-do. This loose style looks super romantic and feminine and could match perfectly with a spring wedding. Add your choice of flowers to look even more beautiful.
No matter what style of dress you’ll be wearing, you want to make sure your body is hairless and baby smooth. Consider laser hair removal! It is an investment but goodbye razor burns and ingrown hair! You need about 6 to 9 sessions, so it’s good to get started early. If you’re worried about the pain, it’s minimal and worth it for not having to worry about shaving again EVER.
My skin also seemed to clear up a bit and some of the redness faded. I also started to see some improvements in my hair at this stage. Flyaways seemed to calm down a bit and split ends became a bit less noticeable.
Let your hair relax with this loose bohemian braid with lots of texture and character. Simple and snazzy! And for the final touch, add your choice of bridal clips or hair accessories. This look could be your go-to for a garden or winery wedding.
Romantic pinned up-do with a floral headpiece
Some of us are genetically blessed with good skin, and others just have to put more effort into it. All eyes will be on you on your wedding day, and there has never been a more critical time to make sure your skin is in tip-top condition. The stress from planning the wedding can have detrimental effects on your skin, causing inflammations and acne. Manage your stress by popping into yoga classes or if you’re strapped for time, grab your headphones and follow a guided meditation app. Check out our ultimate list of Wedding Hair and Makeup Artists to make you into the princess that you are.
After a fortnight, I had noticed improvements to my skin. Despite being sick since the previous image, I still had a natural glow to my skin and was again seeing redness fading across my face. This started to become particularly noticeable around my pores as they began to become a bit less visible.
Around this time, I also stopped using the Marine Collagen powders and stuck with the Vitamin C Serum. Although I was still happy to use the cosmetics and see the results on my nails and hair more, I found that I just kept forgetting to take them! It was easier for me to add the serum to the routine I already had than create a new method for the powder supplement while we were travelling.
I will be continuing the powders now I’ve returned home and can get a proper routine going again.
Do you have short hair? A pinned up-do could be your perfect match! Super romantic and classy. An excellent choice for a classic, elegant or romantic wedding style. To complete this hairstyle, you can add a floral headpiece and your veil at the back.
Natural side up-do with headpiece
Set up an appointment with a dermatologist and discuss your skin concerns. A good dermatologist will be able to recommend a treatment plan that addresses your concerns. Light-therapy, microdermabrasion and facial massages are very useful, and they will give you the best skin of your life.
I’ve reached peak skin. I’m on the Amalfi Coast, swimming in the ocean every day, my skin has completely cleared up, and even in a spontaneous post-swim selfie, I feel like my skin is vibrant.
It took me until Day 20 to notice the improvements in my skin. My pores have closed up more, and the redness in my face is gone. I can see how much the dark circles under my eyes have faded, and my skin feels more hydrated to touch. It has more of a bounce than it used to!
Another perfect option for short curly hair! This lovely style will show your perfect locks while keeping it secure on the front. Easy to maintain through the night and by having just half of your hair out, reduce volume. Add a bridal headpiece, flowers or even a cage veil! Choose the option that goes with your wedding style and rock your curls.
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Are you guilty of overplucking your eyebrows? Now is the time to put the tweezers down and let the hair grow. If you have naturally thin eyebrows, you can consider microblading. It’s a semi-permanent procedure that involves applying hair-like incisions on your eyebrow area to mimic natural hair. It has become hugely popular in recent years, and it is a beauty game-changer. You spend way less time getting ready in the mornings, and it makes you look more awake and put together even without any makeup. The results can last anywhere from 12-24 months, depending on your skin. It is quite pricey and requires touch ups every 6-12 months so consider the costs before diving into this pre-wedding beauty treatment.
As I’ve stopped taking the powder, I started to concentrate less on the changes to my hair and more on the way the serum was working with the skin on my face.
The changes that I’ve already noticed have started to hold and the glow from my skin being more hydrated is now visible.
No one enjoys visiting the dentist but go, we must, for the sake of beauty. A bright, white smile can make you look so much happier and radiant. Head into your dentist’s office for a clean and a whitening treatment. You can smile wide and confidently in your wedding photos, knowing how gorgeous your smile is!
I’m thrilled with the results at the end of the 30 days. Of course, my skin isn’t immune to breakouts, but I’ve noticed a significant change in hydration, colour and elasticity. It’s a strange way to describe it, but my skin looks less gritty than it did before, which is a positive change!
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As your wedding day draws closer, it’s time to pay special attention to your sleep. The stress of last-minute planning and making changes will take a toll on your beauty sleep. Introduce a night-time routine where you have a relaxing bath, have a cup of tea and do some reading before bedtime. Sleep is so vital for tissue regeneration, so you will wake up looking and feeling fresh!