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Wedding day perfect skin starts 6 months to a year before the big day depending on a bride’s budget, skincare goals and needs.
6 MONTHS - 1 YEAR BEFORE
I always recommend to my bridal clients that you start your wedding day treatment plan no less than 6 months in advance. This generally allows for 6 professional treatments (once a month) where we can customize your service to give you the best results for your nuptials. Treatments can include microdermabrasion for light exfoliation, micro-current which uses a current to lift, tighten and smooth facial muscles, and/or gentle peels to give your skin a radiant glow. I like doing a bride’s final pre-ceremony service two weeks out as it gives the skin ample time to recover.
3-4 MONTHS BEFORE
Hair removal should be done 3-4 months in advance. This will slow the hair growth and allow the hair to grow back slower and finer. Sessions that are 4-6 weeks apart are ideal. Before the wedding day, hair removal should be done a week in advance. This is also true for your brows! You’ll want to have them waxed, shaped and tinted (if necessary) a week before the wedding day.
I recommend a bridal makeup trial no later than 4 months before your wedding day. I always advise getting more than one makeup trial (I did for my wedding!) before settling on “the one.” Start early - make-up artists can book out months in advance (particularly coming out of a pandemic.)
THE DAY OF
Lash extensions are an option for the wedding day as well. These can add a dramatic look or a softer look depending on the bride’s desires. I recommend trying lash extensions a few months in advance to make sure this is what you want for your wedding day, and to play with different kinds of looks/styles.
MEET SARAH AKRAM
As a board-licensed Master Esthetician, Sarah is one of the most sought-after skincare specialists on the East Coast. With a roster of loyal A-list clients. Sarah provides the best in customized skincare treatments, modern technology with all-natural products, bringing anti-aging skincare to a whole other level.
Sarah Akram Skincare is located at 125 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria. Visit www.sarahakram.com to schedule your appointment