BY HANNAH CERAULO AND THE BRIDAL TEAM AT AERACURA SALON
Every blushing bride needs a little beauty advice here and there, and at Aeracura Salon in Winston-Salem, brides are treated to an entire team of master stylists who know that meeting your needs is their number one goal. Start your wedding beauty regime now, and get ready for some amazing results!
5 to 6 Months Before
Starting your glam plan early will keep your stress level low. A great way to begin your bridal beauty journey is to relax your mind and body with one of Aveda’s Stress Fix line’s naturally derived, plant-based aroma bath salts and moisturizing lotions, either at home or during a soothing pedicure in our salon. Meet with one of our talented aestheticians to start your skin care regimen, including a daily facial mask and eye mask. Next, choose the hair cut – and color – you want for the big day, whether it’s a new hairstyle and color, or simply maintaining your current look. If you have an updo in mind that requires longer hair, begin growing your locks while also keeping them healthy. Schedule a consultation with one of our talented stylists, and remember, one of the best things you can do to keep your face and hair glowing is to drink plenty of water and keep a regular sleep schedule!
3 to 4 Months Before
It’s time to book your beauty dream team – your stylist, your makeup artist and any other experts you’ll need for both yourself and your wedding party. When booking wedding day hair and makeup appointments, be clear on the services each person is receiving, and make sure there’s plenty of time for everyone to be completely ready prior to pre-ceremony photos. Go ahead and schedule regular manicures, pedicures, hair trims and facial appointments every four weeks until your wedding day, which is especially important if you’re trying to correct any color, cut or complexion issues.
1 to 2 Months Before
At the one- to two-month mark it’s time for your trial run! Bring pictures of hair and makeup ideas to your stylist, while staying open to their professional opinions of what is achievable with your hair type and skin coloring. This is your special day, and we want you to feel your most beautiful! It’s time to start booking your waxing services, too, so you’ll have smooth, beautiful legs, shapely eyebrows and absolutely no problem areas. Put together your bridal makeup kit for the big day that includes lip colors, blush, polish, travel Aveda air control hairspray, any travel products your groom may need, facials masks and small beauty gifts for your bridal party.
2 Weeks Before
You’re entering the final countdown! Confirm all appointments with your bridal team, and see that your entire entourage has been covered, including mothers and grandmothers. We highly recommend you continue exfoliating with our beautifying body treatment to create perfectly hydrated skin; plus take time for a hydrating facial to ensure perfect makeup application and to prevent day-of breakouts. Nudge your groom a bit, too. He may need a trim, a manicure for wedding ring pictures or a facial and brow wax. We have everything he needs to be his most handsome, including men’s shaving cream and cologne.
1 Week Before
It’s now officially crunch time! No meltdowns please, but if you do, we have lash tinting to prevent runny mascara. If your skin is dry, keep hydrating with our beautifying lotion and renewal face cream. We also highly recommend getting your final color touch-up and hair trim a week prior to the big day, along with a final manicure and pedicure. Consider this your final call for one last facial before the big day as well. Get plenty of sleep, and reward yourself with a spa day with luxury Aveda products or maybe a pedicure with a girlfriend while sipping a glass of wine.
Most of all, remember this is a day of celebration! You’re marrying the love of your life, and we want you to feel relaxed! Have everyone arrive at the salon on time with dry hair and clean skin, and remember to wear clothing with easy access for perfect hair and makeup. (Hint: A button-up shirt is a smart choice to prevent hair or makeup mishaps.) Relax, enjoy the day and let the wonderful, talented bridal team at Aeracura’s Salon create your unforgettable wedding day look!
Aeracura’s Salon is located at 101-A Reynolda Village in Winston-Salem. Call 336.448.0792 for more information.