You just got engaged and are feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the planning, on top of getting your bridal beauty routine down to a T. Mark your calendar with our prep list and find out which initial beauty steps you should do month-to-month before saying “I do.” We promise to leave you gorgeous and glowing for your big day!
9 to 12 MONTHS TO GO
Schedule a visit with Honolulu MedSpa for a complimentary consultation. It’s best to get your skin and body concerns under control well in advance. Our team of professionals can customize a treatment plan with your specific goals in mind. Skin issues such as brown spots, large pores, fine lines and redness, are best treated with the use of lasers, light based treatments and chemical peels. Although they will deliver the best results, you will typically need multiple treatments spaced out over the span of several months. Body treatments can take up to 2 months to see full results and repeat treatments may be needed.
Get on a good skincare regimen. If you’re not great at doing a daily skin care regimen, now is the time to get on board. Keeping your skin cleansed, hydrated and protected is key for having a flawless complexion for the big day. Whether you’re looking to add to your regimen or need a complete product overhaul, we are here to help every step of the way.
Laser hair removal. Since these take a series of months to get rid of any un-wanted hair, be sure to start your laser hair removal treatment right away. This is the perfect way to be stubble-free for your wedding and honeymoon! (facial hair, under arms, legs, bikini, etc.)
Injectables. If you’re interested in Botox or fillers, do it well in advance to make sure you like the look that it achieves, so you’ve got time to decide if you want it done prior to your big day as it takes a few weeks to start seeing results. (Botox lasts about 3-4 months, HA fillers about 9-12 months)
6 to 9 MONTHS TO GO
Lashes for days. Forget fake lashes, why not have real lashes by using Latisse for thicker, longer lashes that are yours. Everyone will be wondering if you’re wearing extensions or falsies!
Healthy locks. Be sure to start getting a deep conditioning treatment so that your hair is shiny, luscious and moisturized. If you’re wanting to grow your hair for the big day, be sure to just cut no more than an eighth of an inch each time. (ask us about a referral)
3 to 6 MONTHS TO GO
Shape your brows. Be sure to see a brow specialist so that they can determine the most flattering brow shape for your and give you time to grow them out for a fuller look. (ask us about a referral)
Sculpt your body. If the gym isn’t helping to get rid of some stubborn areas like your mid-section, love handles, arms or legs, you might want to try a non-invasive treatment like CoolSculpting. This procedure will take about 4-6 weeks to see results. Say bye-bye to unwanted fat bulges!
Fine-tune your color. Perfecting your hair color is key for the big day whether it’s highlights, root touch-ups or a whole head color. Give yourself 3 months to perfect the right color for you and you want to feel like yourself on your wedding day. (ask us about a referral)
1 to 3 MONTHS TO GO
Try on a spray tan. Don’t try this the day before your wedding day. Make sure to do this a few months prior to make sure you like the depth of the color and you can tweak it by going less or more with your professional spray tanner. If you plan on using an at-home, make sure to try one a month prior to make sure it’s golden and not orange-y looking. (ask us about a referral)
Make-up consultation. Always do a make-up trial a month prior so that you can work with your make-up artist for the ultimate bridal look. This way you’re not getting an anxiety attack the day of. Always wear a white shirt for this and go outside to take a photo. If you like the way it looks, you’re good to go. If not, this is a great way to tweak any changes. (Always wear a brighter shade of lipstick so that you won’t look washed out in photos, trust us!) (ask us about a referral)
Whiten your pearly whites. Since you will be full of smiles on your big day and pictures to last a lifetime, you want to be sure your teeth dazzle by avoiding red wine, coffee and tea stains. (ask us about a referral)
Book a series of facials. Give your skin some love with any of our Advanced Medical Grade Facials. From Dermaplaning to Hydrafacials we have the tools to get you skin fit for your wedding day. We highly recommend an Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial two days before your big day. A combination of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea result in instantly smoother and plumped skin. Your skin will emerge deeply hydrated, balanced and glowing with vitality.