You want to look your very best on your wedding day. As you plan every detail of the most important day of your life, don’t forget your beauty routine. It’s never too early to begin thoughtfully caring for your skin, hair and nails. The result of your careful care will be flawless bridal beauty come wedding day. Kristi Russ, manager at The Spa at Pronghorn, recommends a six-month plan to help you look your very best and leave that lasting impression every bride dreams of. Here Kristi shares the ultimate bridal beauty checklist. Use it to look your absolute best on your wedding day.
Here is a 6-month Bridal Beauty Checklist from The Spa at Pronghorn:
6 Months to Wedding Day: Consult An Esthetician and Plan A Spa Day with Your Bridal Party
A skincare specialist at The Spa at Pronghorn will evaluate your skin and recommend a regimen leading up to the big day. During the evaluation, you will learn your skin type and understand the best products to use on your face and body. During this initial appointment, take the time to plan a Bridal Party Spa Day. Enjoy a special group rate, discounts on services, and complimentary champagne and small plates. With your best friends in tow, your bridal party spa day will be one of your favorite to-do’s on your bridal beauty checklist! You could even combine the spa day with your bachelorette party and host out-of-town guests with a weekend getaway to Pronghorn.
Recommended Spa Service: The Spa’s Signature Facial + Spa Day with Bridal Party
5 Months to Wedding Day: Let The Brows Be
Over tweezed brows can take up to six months to re-sprout. Work with a specialist to create and shape the perfect arches (it may take several sessions). We’ve all been guilty of overdoing it, but now is the time to put the tweezers down and give up the threading and waxing. Why you ask? When you over-tweeze, you lose all of your natural arch shape, which can change your facial expression altogether. Every bride needs a good aesthetician to whip those brows into perfect shape well before the big day.
Recommended Spa Service: Brow Design
4 Months to Wedding Day: Pay Attention to Your Décolletage
Not only is it a notorious sun-magnet, but the décolletage is also prone to wrinkling. The skin of the neck and chest has a very different structure than that of the face and body. To look glowing and smooth as silk in your plunging gown, you might will need to put forth some extra effort.
Recommended Spa Service: Polynesian Noni Body Scrub and Wrap with the Neck & Décolletage Firming Enhancement
3 Months to Wedding Day: Invest In Regular Manicures
Treat yourself to a professional manicure every few weeks leading up to your wedding to ensure hands and nails are in tip-top shape. Getting a regular manicure is a good way to care for cuticles, nourish nails, and relax your mind. The best thing you can do for your nails is to keep them hydrated. Keep your nails flexible and strong by using an oil on your cuticles each night before bed. Get into this habit and you will achieve beautiful, ring-selfie hands your Instagram account needs to show off.
Recommended Spa Service and Product: Polynesian Manicure and Pedicure + OPI Cuticle Strengthener for upkeep at home (available for purchase at The Spa)
2 Months to Wedding Day: Define Your Hair and Makeup Style
There is a big difference between looking amazing for your wedding day and morphing into a trendy version of yourself. Trust me: You’ll feel so much more relaxed on your big day if you opt for Plan A, aka Your Best You. You want a timeless look—an elevated version of yourself. If you never wear your hair up because you hate your ears, don’t let anyone talk you into it. If you could care less about contouring or would never be caught dead in red lipstick, don’t wear it! My staff and I at The Spa at Pronghorn are here to help you achieve the wedding look you have always dreamed of.
Recommended Spa Service: Wedding Hair Style & Bridal Makeup Consultation (Complimentary when you book your wedding at Pronghorn Resort)
1 Month to Wedding Day: Schedule Your Last Facial
A light touch and gentle exfoliation is the best choice when you are this close to your wedding day. Now would be the time to do any extractions, high-frequency light therapy, salt stone application, or tightening/firming enhancements.
Recommended Spa Service: Vegan Seaweed Facial, Full Face High Frequency Application + Neck & Décolletage Firming Enhancement
3 Weeks to Wedding Day: Test Drive Your Lashes
Thinking about false eyelashes or lash extensions? Professionally applied extensions are best for beginners and last six to eight weeks. You can choose from individual lashes (good if you just need a little filler) or full fringe. If you go the do-it-yourself route—you’ll remove these at the end of the day so be sure to test-drive lash adhesives ahead of time to check for adverse reactions.
Recommended Spa Service: Strip or Individual Lash Application
2 Weeks to Wedding Day: Wedding Wax Off
You want your wedding day—and honeymoon—to be smooth sailing, so be sure you’re comfortably waxed well before the big day.
Recommended Spa Service: Waxing
1 Week to Wedding Day: Faux Your Glow
Stay out of the sun and get a truly healthy bronzed look courtesy of a self-tanner. Whether you apply it at home or get a spray tan in a salon, be sure to do a trial run two weeks prior to the wedding. Wear a T-shirt in a tone similar to that of your dress so you can gauge the perfect shade. Then set aside time for your final “tan” the day before your wedding day.
Recommended Spa Product: Image Bronzer
1 Day to Wedding Day: Relax and Soak Your Tips and Toes
With your bridal beauty checklist mostly complete, this is the time to kick back and place those fingers and toes in the hands of an experienced nail technician. Unwind under the skilled and intuitive touch of a caring massage therapist.
Recommended Spa Service: 80-minute Himalayan Salt Stone Massage + The Spa’s Signature Manicure & Pedicure
Wedding Day: Take a Deep Breath and Enjoy Every Minute, Beautiful!
It’s here, the big day! Take a deep breath and enjoy every second. You’ve done the “walk-through” with your wedding planner and Pronghorn’s Event Manager, the food and beverages are getting prepped and ready, your vendors have arrived and now it’s time for you to slip into hair and makeup…..then the gown….the dress of your dreams! You look radiant! You’re glowing! All the prepping and planning is over with. Step on out onto that alter and start this new chapter of your life!
Recommended Spa Service: Day of Wedding Bridal Makeup Application with Gift + Wedding Hair Style/Blow Out
The Spa at Pronghorn is the premier spa in Bend, Oregon and the perfect choice for all of your bridal beauty needs. Your experience begins with a warm welcome, a cozy robe, flickering candlelight, and soft scents of the forest, and continues to unfold under the skilled and intuitive touch of our caring therapists. One step inside our boutique spa and all of the wedding stress will melt away. You’ll leave rejuvenated, rehydrated, and ready to tackle every item on your to-do list. If you are also planning your wedding at Pronghorn Resort, then the Spa at Pronghorn will be your ultimate respite. Contact us to learn about group rates and special offers for Pronghorn weddings.