Obviously you want to look your best and feel wonderful on your wedding day. To achieve this you need not only to plan, but also to act, ideally at least six months in advance of your big day.
Beauty treatments and fitness should commence as soon as you can. The range of treatments are huge including waxing, facial, teeth whitening and manicure, to name but a few. Timing is especially important when it comes to hair and makeup, and to ensure you look your best on your wedding day, consider a trial well in advance.
There are a whole range of experts to help you including fitness training and hair and beauty specialists. It is unlikely you will be able to cover everything yourself so consult a professional. Whatever you do, don't leave everything until the last minute.
Here’s some great ideas from hair, beauty and fitness businesses based in South Wales from places like Cardiff, Swansea and Newport, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your South Wales Wedding magazine when contacting a hair, beauty or fitness professional.
Deciding whether your hair should be up or down comes down to the neckline of your wedding dress. If you're wearing a strapless gown, have your locks down or half up in beach waves or curls. This will look pretty and feminine while showing off the gown's neckline.
An up do is ideal if you're worried about being hot throughout the day. Tendrils will make the style soft and romantic and cooler on the nape of the neck.
Popular styles this summer include both high and sleek low ponytails. These enhance dresses that are off-the-shoulder.
Posted: 22 June 2022
You could embrace your natural curls by scrunching the hair with good products and doing a half up and half down style. Pin some loose tousled pieces off your face while leaving the remaining pieces curly.
Alternatively, you could smooth some of your locks out to create a more relaxed style. This can be done by straightening certain areas.
Depending on the length of your hair you could create a loose up do. This can be high or low depending on the length you have to work with.
The key to controlling curly tresses is quality products. Some of my favourites are:
Posted: 25 May 2022
Stacey Williams, a hairstylist in Swansea, has won gold at The British Hair and Beauty Awards for Best Bridal/Special Occasion Hair Styles of the Year.
We spoke to Stacey to find out more: "I started hairdressing almost 18 years ago at the age of 15 and have focused on weddings a lot more in the last nine years. I love everything about a wedding, from the first conversation with the bride to the morning of the big day. I try my best to make sure my bride is relaxed and stress-free about her hair. I stay until she's ready to leave for the aisle or until she is happy that I'm no longer needed, I also help the bridesmaids into their dresses and help the bride get buttoned up.
Posted: 14 April 2022
A vintage-themed wedding can be anything from the glamour of the 1920s to the rock and roll energy of the 50s. A couple that chooses a particular decade usually lives a somewhat vintage lifestyle and equates that in their style. Create an inspiration board to help group your ideas. Pick the hairstyle you like the most and ask your stylist to work with you to re-create it, taking into consideration your face shape, hair thickness and texture. Your make-up should enhance your chosen style, think of smoky eyes, red lips, liners and lashes mixed with a modern-day twist.
Posted: 23 February 2022
Here at County Wedding Magazines HQ we certainly love a spa day! Perfect for some true R&R on your own, with friends or loved ones, and spa break is a must during the wedding planning; perfect for a day with your best pals pre-wedding, or a post-wedding indulgent getaway as a newly married couple.
Mira Showers have looked at TripAdvisor to create the ultimate guide of spas across the UK so that you can find the perfect spa break in your area. Whether you want to keep the cost low or are after a touch of luxury, there is something to suit every budget.
Posted: 27 January 2022
You have managed to put together a plan – congratulations, the hardest part is done! You want to look beautiful and feel special on your big day, which can easily be achieved with the assistance of a professional. First, decide on your budget. Set your minimum and your maximum. At this stage, it does not matter the exact numbers of people in your party, but it's good to know what your limits are. This next step is very important.
Posted: 29 October 2021
A popular hairstyle is soft Hollywood waves accessorised with pearl pins or a headband. I've also seen a rise in textured up dos with fresh flowers or flower crowns, which is perfect for outdoor weddings with a relaxed boho vibe. For your make-up, soft glamour with brown smoky eyes and gold pigments will make your eyes pop. Finish with wispy lashes, a bronzer and a nude lip. Alternatively, you could opt for the oh-so-popular fresh, dewy look. It's a very natural style that concentrates on the skin with dusky pinks and rose golds for the eyes, blush on the cheeks and a nude or pink for the lips.
Posted: 28 July 2021
Loxus Hair and Make-up by Maya Jasinska HMUA have announced a new partnership with Charlotte Tilbury. The company will have exclusive access to products with some amazing offers for its clients. The owner, Maya, tells us: "We were recently introduced to their full range, and we absolutely love it. We're an opulence brand which provides exceptional services for all aspects of hair and make-up. We've been recognised by various wedding, hairdressing and beauty industries and have won several awards. Established in 2018, we've flourished into a luxury brand across the UK and internationally."
Posted: 22 July 2021
You may have secured your date with a hair and make-up artist, but as we all have different ideas and tastes, it's essential you book a taster session with them. Once your hair and make-up trial has commenced, both yourself and your artist will know what to expect on the day. It's a great time to provide feedback and discuss any adjustments you wish to make. After all, you need to feel comfortable, confident and beautiful on your wedding day. I love meeting brides-to-be during the consultation. Although this may take four hours, it's the only time I have to get to know you and find your perfect look.
Posted: 14 July 2021
Loxus Hair and Make-up based in Cardiff provides wedding hair and make-up services. Recognised by various wedding, hairdressing and beauty industries, the company was founded in 2018 by Maya Jasinska and has since flourished into a luxury brand. Maya is a multi-award-winning stylist whose work has been featured on the cover of several UK magazines. She's also a proud founding member of the Association of British Wedding Businesses and a member of BECTU, a union for professional freelancers.
Posted: 6 July 2021