The big day is on its way and you want to look your best for your partner… and yourself! That means a little bit of pampering and a little bit of self-love for your hair, face, and hands. From looking after your locks and learning how to get thicker hair to up your grooming game, here are five essential pre-wedding grooming tips.
Wedding Grooming Tip 1: Look after your locks
Whether you’re someone whose hair is a huge part of who they are, or you just give it a flick of gel in the morning, looking after your locks pre-wedding is a must. The last thing anyone wants is dull and lifeless hair come the big day. So what do you need to do? Well, it’s all about establishing a solid routine early and following it right up to the big day.
For starters, now’s the time to be a little more caring. Don’t wash your hair every day – once every other day or twice a week is plenty. When you do wash it, try to keep the heat down, finish with a cool rinse, and pat rather than rub dry. Treat yourself to a deep conditioning treatment each week. That’ll help promote strong strands and repair the damage caused by daily life. And if you want to know how to get thicker hair, this approach will help you get there too.
Wedding Grooming Tip 2: Plan the final trim
… from the start. That means having a consultation with a professional well in advance of the wedding. If you want to try out new styles, this is the time to chat with an expert and see what their take is on your style ambitions. Then, you can work together to come up with a look that you’re comfortable with. You can also use your initial consultation to help establish that hair care routine.
Finally, and this is key, make sure you book in your final trim before the wedding. You don’t want to be doing anything drastic and it’s best to book this appointment one to two weeks before walking down the aisle. That way the style can settle and if there are any issues you’ll have time to work them out.
Wedding Grooming Tip 3: Sharpen up your smile
As you’re probably well aware, there are going to be photos at the wedding. A lot of photos. And that’s going to mean you smiling for the camera. So, whilst looking after your teeth is an everyday thing, they’re front and center during the build-up to your big day.
In addition to regular brushing and, of course, flossing, you might want to think about whitening. There are plenty of at-home treatments you can use, but a trip to the dentist and/or hygienist might be in order. They’ll be able to clean your teeth thoroughly and give advice about how to sharpen up your smile for all of those photos.
Wedding Grooming Tip 4: Have a manicure
We’ve talked about the importance of your teeth for those pictures, but don’t forget your nails! After all, shots of the rings and you holding your loved one’s hand are going to be at a premium too. You may not have had a manicure before, but if ever there was a time to give it a try it’s in the days leading up to your wedding.
You don’t need to worry. This isn’t about super long nails or bright colors (although you go for that if you want), this is about trimming and filing the tips of your nails and getting them looking healthy. You could do this yourself, but it’s probably best to leave it to the pros… you’ll be glad you did.
Wedding Grooming Tip 5: Up your facial grooming game
This means looking after your facial hair, keeping it healthy and tidy. This is the time to keep a close eye on things, clip away stragglers and make sure that the skin underneath and around any facial hair is looked after. If you have a beard and don’t use oil, now’s a great time to start. And you should also wash it every day with a specialized moisturizing beard shampoo. Finally, just like your hair, a final trip to the barber is another key part of making sure you look your best when you say your vows.
Something else you might like to consider is having a facial. Whilst you’ll want to be keeping on top of things with an at-home cleansing, toning, and moisturizing regime, a facial from a professional will help your skin look its best for the celebrations. And an expert will be able to help you set up that at-home healthy skin regimen too.
There’ll be a lot going on in the build-up to your nuptials, and the sooner you put things in place the better you’ll be able to cope with pre-wedding stresses. Put these grooming tips into play to look and feel your sharpest for the big day!
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