Preparing for Your Day-of Beauty & Why It's Important


Your wedding is definitely a day you want to look your best. Let's face it - you are the center of attention, you are the heart of most photos and snap shots and you and your party will be memorialized in professional photos for years to come. Day-of beauty starts long before the day you tie the knot. Check out our "Guide to your Day-of Beauty", here for more tips.


A hair and makeup trial is an important step to ensure you get the look you've dreamed of for your wedding day. Your artists will work with you to achieve the perfect look and will make recommendations to give you the result you're looking for. You want to look your absolute best and things like improving your skin or growing out your hair take time!


The day of your wedding is scheduled nearly down to the moment you wake up. Everyone, including your hair and makeup team are on a schedule to be sure everything runs flawlessly and with as little stress as possible for you - our bride. While the entire pampering process is meant to be a good time creating memories and enjoying your bride tribe, it is often overlooked as being a time that must stick to a schedule. Small things that are overlooked can add precious moments to a {sometimes tight} schedule.


When planning the beauty services for your bridal party, it is imperative to include the additional services desired and take the advice of your artists for day-of prep and communicating this to those in your party is important. Even small things add time that may not be included in the schedule and can cause unnecessary stress. To help make the day go smooth, you and your bridal party are asked to arrive with a clean, moisturized face and unless a blow out is requested, everyone should have completely dry hair.


Your artists will have advised what, if any, product to add or elimate in preparation of your day-of beauty. For example, excess oils added to your locks may keep the frizzies down but will also inhibit curls with staying power; damp hair can add 15 minutes or more to the schedule when your designer has to add a blow dry to the style, extension application add an additional 20-30 minutes, lashes another 10-15 minutes. These services are available of course, but please let your artists know ahead of time.


Here is a quick guide to preparing for the day's beauty :

  • Thin hair: Wash, apply a volumizing mousse and dry hair the day before the wedding.

  • Frizzy hair: Wash the day before, apply a defrizzing product and sleep with your hair braided or wrapped.

  • Oily hair: Wash hair the morning of your wedding, dry completely and add an oil absorbing dry shampoo.

  • Curly hair: Some styles require that hair be straightened, adding time to the schedule, please advise us ahead of time if anyone in the party has curly hair and the style desired.

  • Thick hair: Wash and dry the day before. If hair is still damp in the morning, run a dryer through to ensure it is completely dry prior to sitting in the stylist's chair.

  • Face prep: Wash and moisturize your face the morning of your wedding. For extremely dry skin, add a moisturizing serum or beauty oil and let your skin drink it in.

  • Lips: Exfoliate lips with a sugar scrub or similar product or using a washcloth, apply lip balm or serum before bed. Reapply lip balm or serum in the morning.

Ultimately, your beauty team is here to help you look and feel your best. Never hesitate to speak with your artists if you have any questions or concerns. Until then, enjoy the little things and all the extra pampering you get when getting ready for your happily ever after!


Cheers to the best YOU you can be!


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Credits Brandi Waterford Photography, Ever After Farms Ranch