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How to ensure a good night's sleep before your big day

Anxious brides and grooms-to-be have been offered top tips on beating their wedding nerves and getting a good night's sleep ahead of their all important day. The fitted furniture experts at have provided their tips to those who are likely to be overcome by nerves, affecting their sleep. Among the nerve-busting tips are incorporating sleep inducing scents into your room, planning a pre-bed workout and avoiding spicy foods. Nic Shacklock, from said: "Pre-wedding nerves often lead to a lack of sleep ahead of what is regarded as the most important day of many people's lives.

Posted: 24 October 2022

How to stop the heat ruining your hair and make-up

There are different products to help your hair and make-up last longer in the summer. For oily skin, you don't want layers of thick make-up, and hair spray must be a strong hold that lasts through the humidity.

We generally recommend a summer bride to have her hair up, as the locks will be pinned up and in place all day, keeping the neck cool throughout the day. If you want your hair down, a half up/ down style is ideal. Apply a volumising mousse before styling to help keep the look in place throughout the day.

Posted: 14 September 2022

Janet E White-Ashby tells us the best hair and make-up styles for a summer wedding

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

Hair stylist Stacey Williams tells us her top tips for styling curly hair

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

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

How to incorporate a vintage theme into your hair and make-up

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

The top destination for both budget and luxury spa breaks across the UK

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

How to choose a hair stylist

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

The latest hair and make-up trends

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

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