We all know you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day. This means a pre-wedding diet and workout routine, as well as hair and make-up trials. But before you walk down the aisle, there are a few more beauty-boosting treatments you might want to consider. From lash extensions to teeth whitening, we’re getting the scoop from some of the best in the biz, to guarantee you’re perfectly groomed and gorgeous on your big day. After all, wedding photos last a lifetime.
Laser Hair Removal
When it comes to tying the knot, there’s a lot to think about. The last thing you want to focus on is waxing or shaving. Laser hair removal is a permanent solution for smooth skin. Christian Karavolas, owner of Romeo & Juliette in Midtown Manhattan, recommends starting treatment six to nine months before your wedding date (laser hair removal requires on average six sessions spaced six to eight weeks apart). “Once you do a course of treatment, hair will not be prickly or stubbly. Plus, you won’t have to deal with ingrown hairs or irritation.” Beach honeymoon, anyone?
Regardless of your hair color, brightening up your ‘do is a sure fire way to look fab on your big day. “You don’t have to go for a major contrast, but building dimension into your color makes all the difference in photos,” says Kristina Barricelli, founder of NYC’s Gemini 14 and Hairdo Ambassador. When it comes to color, timing is everything. Barricelli advises brides visit their colorist one week before the big day. “Highlights need about a week — and a few washes — to settle into a naturally luminous color. Any longer than that can start to reveal roots.” And if you plan on wearing clip-in extensions on your big day, she recommends bringing them to that appointment, to guarantee a perfect color match.”