Edinburgh Wedding Hair, Makeup & Beauty
It is important to every bride to look beautiful on her wedding day. One thing you need to start thinking about
a few months before your wedding day is your wedding makeup and your hair style. You may also want to start thinking about
a beauty regime e.g. regular facials for a few months before the wedding or perhaps a massage or a manicure and pedicure in
the days running up to the wedding.
For your wedding hairstyle you will need to decide whether you want your hair up or down, curly or straight, with a tiara
or flowers, or perhaps a fascinator? Your decision is often dependent on what your wedding gown looks like and whether or
not you are wearing a veil on the big day. If you don't already have a trusted hairdresser, be sure to find one that you
like well in advance. Organise a hair trial a few weeks before the wedding day and get your hairdresser to try out
different styles to see what you like and don't like.
For your makeup it is also very important to get a trial in advance of the big day. You need to be sure that you like the
makeup and feel comfortable in it and that it looks good in both daylight and artifical light. You also want to be
sure that you aren't allergic to any of the products. You can get your makeup done by a freelance beautician/makeup artist,
in a beauty salon or at a counter in a high street department store.
Finally, it is important to feel good and look good in the few weeks running up to the wedding. Before my own wedding I
took a course of Clarins facials, one every fortnight for 3 months and this made a huge improvement to my skin. You may
want to book yourself in for a manicure a day or two before your wedding day - a french polish always looks good against a
white wedding dress. If you can't grow your nails you may want to consider getting french gel nail extensions. These look
fantastic, are very hard wearing and last for a few weeks.
If you are going away somewhere warm for your honeymoon you
may also want to get a pedicure, and don't forget that nice back massage in the week running up to the wedding to help
calm yourself down for the big day.
If you are stuck for a wedding hairdresser, makeup artist or beautician, there are plenty in the Edinburgh area. One
of the best ways to find one is to ask a friend for a recommendation. You will also find wedding makeup artists
at wedding fairs, or failing that you could look in the Yellow pages or try the beauty salon at the hotel you are getting
married. Be sure to book all your hair and beauty appointments well in advance so you are not disappointed.
You may also want to register for My City Deal,
a website that provides a daily deal, often featuring big discounts on beauty treatments, spas and hair salons in cities
around the UK.