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Bridal Beauty Countdown

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Make the aisle your catwalk for the day with our guide to pre-wedding pampering – essential beauty 'to dos' before you say your ‘I dos’

Six months to go 

Achieving a picture-perfect smile on your wedding day is essential, especially if you wish to look back fondly on your wedding photographs. Teeth whitening is a popular option that gives you the confidence to smile for the camera. Saying ‘I do’ to a brighter, whiter smile is easier than you may think. Prices vary from treatment to treatment. Clarendon Dental Spa, Leeds 0113 245 9004 www.clarendondentalspa.co.uk

 

Five months to go 

It’s never too early to start a healthy skincare regime, especially when wedding-planning stress can wreak havoc on the complexion and most skin-enhancing products require a few months to take effect. Facial aesthetic treatments include a number of line smoothing injections and dermal fillers, and reduce fine lines and soften folds. Face The Future in Wakefield are a small clinic who offer a variety of skin treatments, from dermal fillers to laser hair removal. Visit www.facethefuture.co.uk 0113 282 3300 for more information. Alternatively, finish the look with a make-up style that lasts morning, noon and night. Semi-permanent make-up treatments include eyebrows, top eyeliner, lower eyeliner, lipliner and lip blush. Your preferred colour is implanted into the lower skin layer, where it remains for up to five years. Prices available on request. Sue Nightingale, Sheffield www.suenightingale.co.uk 07810 643372

 

Four months to go 

Astounding your guests with both a divine dress and an enviable figure is a must for every bride, and with time on your side, now is the time to begin your own personal transformation. Aside from sneaking in a few walks to work here and there, investing in the help of a professional is the key to achieving your goals. Bridal Boot Camp packages are extremely popular, and few fitness fads boast as many diehard fanatics! With classes based in Harrogate, Wetherby and York, there’s no excuse not to try one. Prices start from £35 per session. Charlie Hobson Personal Training, www.charliehobson.co.uk 07757 108854

 

Three months to go 

From understated chignons and sleek waves to volume enthused curls and over-the-top beehives, deciding on your wedding day hair can be stressful to say the least, which is why an advance consultation is essential. A pre-wedding rehearsal is key, ensuring you choose a style that makes you feel both comfortable and confident on your big day. However, your pre-wedding hair ritual shouldn’t stop there, and in order to maintain your mane, treat your tresses to a series of regular deep-conditioning masks in the run up to the event. Waking up on your wedding day stress-free is the ultimate goal, so don’t forget to book your stylist for the big day too! Bridal Styling Package, £180 Bridal Hair By Chignon, Harrogate www.bridalhairbychignon.co.uk 01423 864778

 

Two months to go 

A trial run with your chosen make-artist is a must. Alternatively those who, like Kate Middleton, prefer to do their own makeup on their big day may wish to invest in a Makeup Masterclass. Makeup artist Amanda Bell will discuss styles, makeup changes and suggest various touch-ups throughout the day to keep you looking picture perfect. Prices start at £100. Amanda Bell Elite Makeup Artist, Seaham www.amandabell.co.uk 07775 704920

 

One month to go 

With only one month to go, those bridal nerves are more than likely making themselves felt. Avoiding the usual hen party escapades in favour of something more soothing will certainly help to tame the tensions. A Pink Ladies Pamper Package at the Verbena Spa will help melt away any pre-wedding jitters, allowing you to pick a variety of tailor made treatments to suit your every need. Prices start from £140. Feversham Hotel and Verbena Spa, Helmsley www.verbenaspa.co.uk 01439 772 930

 

Three weeks to go 

Most makeup artists swear by false lashes, and when it comes to completing your wedding day look, it’s the finishing touches that can make all the difference. However, for those who prefer something a little more lasting, semi-permanent eyelash extensions may be the answer. With a number of lash enhancements that last up to two months, you’ll be fl uttering your eyelashes well into your honeymoon. Full set £60. Rococo Boutique Spa, Ilkley www.rococospa.com 01943 884900

 

Two weeks to go 

Walk down the aisle in style with a pre-pampering package from KoKo Beauty Spa. Treat your fingers and toes with a mani-pedi, while a full body spray tan will take you straight from the aisle to the beach. Package prices start from £36. KoKo Beauty Spa, Huddersfield www.koko-beauty.co.uk 01484 605 288

 

One week to go 

Defined brows frame the face and thanks to a number of treatments, perfecting them is simple. From brow enhancing serums to reconstructive remedies, the power of the brow is back. Feeling plucky? For beautiful brows and a picture perfect look, book an appointment with the eyebrow specialists at De Lacy. Doing this a week in advance will allow any redness to subside prior to your big day. Choose from expert tailor made HD Brow treatments. Prices start at £35. De Lacy Spa, Beverley www.delacyspa.co.uk 01482 887069

 

Two days to go 

With everyone’s eyes on your hands and specifically your ring, matching your pre-wedding manicure to your bouquet is an on-trend style statement. A deep red nail hue, although bold, will create a vivid contrast against a cream or ivory wedding dress. For wedding-worthy nails opt for Bio Sculpture Gel which give smudge-free nails in a matter of minutes. Prices start from £30. Nail Bar One, York www.nailbarone.co.uk 01904 670900

 

One day to go 

With the biggest day of your life less than 24 hours away, sleeping is probably the last thing on your mind! The Cedar Court Grand offers a unique, indulgent spa package, inviting guests to enjoy the comforts of the tranquil and award-winning leisure facilities, complete with a variety of signature treatments. The Bridal Spa Package invites brides to-be to melt away that last minute tension with a full body massage, a hand and feet retreat, Mediterranean exfoliation and full use of the spa suite. £160 Cedar Court Grand Spa, York www.cedarcourtgrand.co.uk 01904 380038

Published in: December 2013

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