The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Hair and Makeup Trials

The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Hair and Makeup Trials

The Dos and Don’ts of Wedding Hair and Makeup Trials

Every bride deserves to feel like a queen on her wedding day, and we all know that the key to feeling like royalty is having the perfect hair and makeup. However, achieving that flawless look on the big day can be tricky, which is why it’s essential to have a hair and makeup trial beforehand.

A wedding hair and makeup trial is where you work with your stylist to test out different hairstyles and makeup looks. While the trial can be exciting, it’s essential to keep certain things in mind to make the most of the experience. Here are a few things that you should and shouldn’t do during your wedding hair and makeup trial.

Do Bring Inspiration:

A great place to start when coming up with hair and makeup ideas is social media. There are tons of ideas on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for you to choose from. Bring in pictures of what you like to your trial so that your stylist can get a clear idea of your vision.

Don’t Rely Too Heavily on Inspiration:

While it’s great to have inspiration, be flexible when discussing your ideas with your stylist. Trust their expertise and be open-minded to trying something new even if it’s not what you saw on social media.

Hair done for a Wedding

Do Wear White:

Wearing a white shirt during your hair and makeup trial can help with visualization since it allows you to see how your hair and makeup will look against a white dress. If you don’t have a white shirt, a light-colored shirt will suffice.

Don’t Try Too Many Styles:

While it’s exciting to try out different hairstyles, be careful not to try out too many looks. Limit your trial to one or two hair and makeup options to ensure that you don’t get overwhelmed.

Do Speak Up:

Don’t be afraid to speak up during your trial. If you want something changed or tweaked, let your stylist know. The more feedback you provide, the easier it is for them to make your dream look come true.

In summary, your wedding hair and makeup trial is the perfect time to ensure that you look and feel your best on the big day. Remember to bring inspiration but don’t rely too heavily on it, wear white, limit the number of styles, and provide feedback to your stylist. By keeping these tips in mind, you’ll have a successful trial, which will undoubtedly lead to a perfect wedding day look.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Caring for Your Skin During the Colder Months

Here’s What You Need to Know About Caring for Your Skin During the Colder Months

Here’s What You Need to Know About Caring for Your Skin During the Colder Months

It’s officially that time of year again – the winter season is upon us! While you’re bundling up with cozy sweaters and sipping on hot cocoa, it’s important not to neglect your skin during the colder months. With the temperature dropping, the air becoming drier, and the winds picking up, your skin can suffer if you don’t take proper care of it. In this blog post, we’ll be sharing some tips on how to keep your skin healthy and glowing all winter long.

Facial Care

1. Hydration is Key:

The colder weather outside may leave you feeling less thirsty, but your body still needs water to function properly, and this includes your skin. Dry, itchy, flaky skin is often a result of dehydration, so it’s essential to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Aim for at least 8 glasses of water and incorporate hydrating foods, such as fruits and vegetables, into your diet.

2. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize:

During the colder months, the air is less humid which means you may need a heavier moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. Look for a moisturizer that contains nourishing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin. And don’t forget about your body – a body lotion or oil can also help prevent dry, flaky skin.

exfoliation treatment

3. Exfoliate Regularly:

Exfoliating regularly is crucial to get rid of dead skin cells that can build up and cause irritation, but be careful not to overdo it. A gentle exfoliant 1-2 times a week should do the trick. You can also opt for a chemical exfoliant, such as an AHA or BHA, to unclog pores and improve skin texture.

4. Protect Your Skin from the Sun:

Even though it’s not hot outside, the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays can still penetrate through the clouds and cause damage to your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 all year round, especially to any exposed areas like your face, neck, and hands.


5. Invest in a Humidifier:

Humidifiers add moisture into the air which can help prevent dry skin and other winter-related skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis. Place a humidifier in your bedroom while you sleep to wake up with soft and supple skin.

6. Invest in Regular Facials:

Facials provide numerous benefits to your skin! But as your skin becomes drier during the colder months, a facial can help provide hydration and restore moisture to keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant. Getting facials during the colder weather can also increase the circulation in your face and in turn, decrease fine lines.

There you have it, folks! Taking care of your skin during the colder months doesn’t have to be complicated. By following these tips, you can maintain healthy, glowing skin all winter long. Remember, hydration, moisturization, exfoliation, sun protection, and investing in a humidifier and regular facials can help keep your skin looking and feeling its best. Interested in trying one of Pro Radiance’s relaxing facials? Click here to learn more about all of our treatments and to book your appointment today!

Follow This Timeline on All Things Beauty to Prep for Your Wedding Day

Follow This Timeline on All Things Beauty to Prep for Your Wedding Day

As a bride-to-be, you want to look your best on your wedding day. With so much to plan and prepare for, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a timeline for all things beauty to help you feel confident and beautiful on your special day. From skincare to makeup to hair, follow our guide to ensure you’re fully prepped and ready to walk down the aisle.

6–12 months before the wedding:

The first step to prepping for your wedding day is to focus on skincare. Start by establishing a routine that works for your skin type. This may even include monthly facial treatments! If you have any specific concerns such as acne or hyperpigmentation, consider seeing a dermatologist to address those issues. Additionally, start experimenting with hairstyles and makeup to find what you like best. Book your hair trials and makeup trials with professionals to ensure they are available on your wedding day. Also, if you are wanting to try botox, then this would be the ideal timeframe.

Woman applying collagen pack for facial treatment

3–6 months before the wedding:

Now is the time to focus on your teeth. Get a dental checkup and consider whitening your teeth. Keep up with your skincare routine, and don’t forget to keep up with your monthly facial treatments! This will help with cell turnover and provide a smooth canvas for your wedding day makeup. This is also a great time to purchase any hair accessories you’ll need and practice incorporating them into your hairstyles. And finally, be sure to plan to get any of your botox touch ups three months before the big day!

Professional Spray Tan

1–2 months before the wedding:

Continue with your skincare routine and focus on hydrating your skin! This will also be the window where you’ll want to, if interested, to get any of your botox or filler treatments done.

Getting a spray tan for your wedding? A trial will need to be scheduled at least a month before. Take this time to also book your final hair and makeup trials to make sure everything is perfected. Get your eyebrows shaped and tinted if necessary. At this point, you’ll also want to schedule your final hair color appointment to ensure your color looks fresh on your wedding day. 

1 week before the wedding:

Get a final facial to ensure your skin is in its best condition. You’ll want to get any lash lift, tinting or brow lamination treatments done at least 24 hours after to ensure lashes/brows stay dry! You may consider getting a massage to help alleviate any stress you may be feeling as well! And finally, make sure to confirm your hair and makeup appointments with your professionals. Be sure to do any final color treatments at least two weeks before!

The final days before the wedding is when you’ll want to do your final prep! Do any waxing, threading or shaving three days prior and before your spray tan! Spray tans should be done two days before the wedding, so be sure to exfoliate your body and get your manicure and pedicure prior! 

Bride and Bridesmaid getting ready wedding day

Day of the wedding:

Take some time for yourself to enjoy the moment and look forward to your special day. Make sure you eat a healthy breakfast and drink plenty of water. Allow your hair and makeup professionals to work their magic, and trust that you look stunning. Lastly, stay calm and enjoy every moment of your special day.

Following this timeline will help ensure you’re fully prepped and ready to look your absolute best on your wedding day. Remember to prioritize self-care and give yourself plenty of time to get everything done. From skincare to makeup to hair, each step is crucial in creating the overall look you desire. With the help of the dedicated team at Pro Radiance, confidence, and a little bit of preparation, your wedding day beauty will be nothing short of stunning. Contact us today to help schedule all your beauty needs so you’re ready for your special day!

3 Reasons Why Facials Should Be a Part of Your Regular Skincare Routine

3 Reasons Why Facials Should Be a Part of Your Regular Skincare Routine

Taking care of your skin is important, but have you ever thought about getting regular facials as part of your skincare routine? Facials are more than just a relaxing spa treatment- they offer numerous benefits to your skin and can help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. In this blog post, we’ll discuss three reasons why facials should be part of your regular skincare routine.
Wedding Makeup Before and After

1. Facials can improve skin texture and reduce signs of aging

Facials incorporate a variety of treatments designed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, such as exfoliating dead skin cells, hydrating the skin with moisturizers, and boosting collagen production. These treatments can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve the overall texture and luminosity of the skin. Regular facials can help you maintain a youthful, fresh-faced complexion and slow down the signs of aging.

2. Facials can help remove impurities from the skin

Our skin is constantly exposed to environmental pollutants and irritants, which can clog pores, cause breakouts, and exacerbate skin conditions such as acne and rosacea. Facials often include deep cleansing treatments that can help remove impurities from the skin, leaving it clean, clear, and refreshed. Regular facials can help prevent breakouts and keep your skin looking healthy and vibrant.

3. Facials can be customized to your specific skin concerns

Whether you struggle with acne, hyperpigmentation, or dryness, facials can be tailored to address your specific skin concerns. A licensed esthetician can analyze your skin and recommend treatments and products that are best suited to your needs and can help you develop a skincare routine that will keep your skin looking its best. Regular facials can help you achieve your skincare goals and maintain a happy, healthy complexion.

Facial massage

Facials offer numerous benefits to your skin and can help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. Whether you’re looking to reduce the signs of aging, remove impurities from the skin, or address specific skin concerns, regular facials can help you achieve your skincare goals and maintain healthy, happy skin. We invite you to come in and enjoy one of our relaxing facial treatments complete with a heated table, customized products, and aromatherapy. Click here to learn more about all of our facials and to book your appointment today. Trust us, your skin will thank you!

How to Achieve Your Perfect Wedding Day Makeup Look

How to Achieve Your Perfect Wedding Day Makeup Look

Your wedding day is one of the most important and special days of your life, and you want to look your absolute best. Choosing the right makeup look for your wedding day can be a challenging task, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you want a natural, soft, or bold look, there are tips and tricks that will help you achieve your perfect wedding day makeup look and feel confident and beautiful throughout the day.

Start with a Good Skincare Routine

The foundation of any great makeup look is a good skincare routine. Consistent skincare will help you achieve a flawless and long-lasting makeup look on your wedding day. In addition to getting into the habit of washing your face every morning and night and using a moisturizer that suits your skin type, think about getting monthly facial treatments! No matter what foundation you choose for your big day, it is important to make sure skin is hydrated and exfoliated.  Doing monthly facials 3-12 months before your wedding can help make your skin smoother and more radiant so you shine your brightest on your wedding day. Planning your skin care treatments in advance? Schedule your last facial at least a week before the wedding to avoid any irritation during makeup application.

Wedding Makeup Before and After

Book a Consultation Prior to Your Trial

A makeup trail should not be a time to shop around to decide which artist you like best. Every artist has a portfolio and an option to have a phone or in-person consultation prior to booking your trial. This will give you the chance to meet your artist, get to know them and discuss your vision for the day of the wedding. It’s a time to try different things and have an open dialogue about things you like and don’t like. This is a team effort, so it’s important to you are honest so together you can arrive on what the final look for your big day will be.

Using Waterproof and Long-Lasting Makeup

Your wedding day is full of emotions and tears, and using waterproof and long-lasting makeup products will ensure your makeup look stays perfect throughout the day. Waterproof mascara, eyeliner, and a setting spray that will help your makeup stay put are a must-have in your bridal makeup bag.

Don’t Hesitate to Highlight Your Best Features

Highlighting your best features with a touch of shimmer is the perfect way to give your skin a radiant-looking glow, making you look picture perfect. Be sure to speak with your artist during your consultation and trail on the features you wish to highlight so you feel you most confident and beautiful self on your special day.

Planning your wedding makeup can be a daunting task, but by keeping these tips in mind, you’ll help your artist create a beautiful, effortless, and timeless makeup look that you’ll love and look back on with fondness. The team at Pro Radiance is ready to help you feel your most comfortable and confident self on your special day!