7 steps to looking your absolute best on your wedding day!

Years later, you likely won’t likely remember the napkins, the flowers or the flavor of the cake. But you will always remember your wedding day. Don’t let your makeup, brows and skin be a last minute decision or an after thought and take a backseat to all your hours, weeks and months of planning. How you look and feel on your wedding day and in your photos will be sitting on your mantle, in photo albums and affixed to the walls of your home for decades to come!

At Authentic Beauty Makeup Salon and Hair Studio, we have your entire bridal beauty needs covered so that you can put your best face forward on your most special day.  Check out these tips from Authentic Beauty that will have a bride looking and feeling her absolute best at her wedding!

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1. Operation skincare

Good skin is the answer to looking your best on your wedding day and in pictures. It will make your makeup look flawless and stay on longer. You will have the “glow” that every bride wants to see in her pictures reflecting back at her. Start your plan as soon as possible ideally six months before you walk down the aisle. This is the time to invest in a Clarisonic cleansing brush and start a fantastic skin care routine. Use it three times a week to exfoliate, cleanse and hydrate your skin.  This is key!

90 days before, with Authentic Beauty’s bridal facial package, we will get your skin in tip top shape before your engagement photos, the rehearsal dinner and the day of your wedding. Our organic facials and specialty treatments will have you positively glowing and our talented team of estheticians handle any stress breakouts you might have and give you much needed relaxation from all the hectic planning as well.


2. Give those brows some love
We have some brides who come in a year before their wedding day for brow rehab.  If you have been waxing, STOP.  As soon as you get engaged is the time to start getting your brows in shape. Here’s why.  Your brows are on a 5 week growth cycle which means if you have over plucked or if they are misshapen it will take at least 3-4 cycles to correct.

Also, if you have not considered tinting your brows, stop by the studio and we can recommend whether this option is your best route! For many blondes, brow tinting makes a tremendous difference in bringing out the natural brow shape and if your eyebrows are one color and your hair is another, consider tinting them to make your appearance more natural.


3. Don’t forget about the veil!
This is usually an after thought but your veil can impact how you will wear your hair at your wedding. Authentic Beauty has a talented team of on location and in studio hair designers here to create the most gorgeous ‘do’ for the bride and her bridal party.  Perhaps you want to wear your hair one way walking down the aisle and another way during the party? Authentic Beauty’s hair designers have you covered!


4. Makeup matters with the bridal party
Makeup should be cohesive. The point of the bridal party is to compliment the bride. And if you have one bridesmaid looking Jersey Shore, another one with a smokey eye and the other wearing a minimalist, barely there look things will look off!  The image of the bridal party plays an integral part in setting the mood for this special occasion.


Our professional makeup services for the bridal party can achieve this balance.  On a budget?  Our About Face – Eyes Cheeks and Lips service means your bridal party arrives with their  foundation on and our makeup artists do the rest! This 20-minute service is a cost effective and time saving way to do “beauty on demand.”

5. Destination wedding makeup lesson
For destination brides, we offer a “do it yourself” makeup lesson in studio.  We teach you how to create camera ready bridal makeup so that you can be the blushing bride on your own. This includes a face chart with all the steps you need to create your desired look.  We also have for purchase all the tools and products you will need to create your ideal look at your destination.


Our artists take into consideration you might be on an island with lots of humidity and without makeup artists there to assist you. Or in a colder climate where your skin might be dry and need additional attention. Before your special day, our makeup artists will help you determine what look will be right for you and you will learn how to recreate it perfectly with ease and little effort.

6. Bachelorette bash: The perfect gift for the bride and her bridal party
Get into the wedding day spirit with a Bachelorette Bash from Authentic Beauty. This is one bachelorette party you will never forget. Start things off with a makeup party in the studio or at your location where we make you and your gals look their best. Then enjoy a ride on the Fur Bus or a limo to your destination of choice. Authentic Beauty is here to arrange all the details for you!


7. Tear proof makeup and completely washable!
Following the standards of the Environmental Working Group and the Cosmetics Database, Authentic Beauty created its very own makeup line: the Magic 3 in 1 Foundation that is an easy to use, non-toxic, GEL-based foundation.   Imagine having just 1 product with so many powerful uses! Natural and nontoxic, this one product does 3 powerful things.  It’s a foundation AND it conceals and camouflages! And it is tear proof, completely washable and perfect for wedding photos!

Ready to start your bride beautiful plan before your wedding? To learn more about bridal services from Authentic Beauty, call 404.849.0443, visit our website here or send us an email at  [email protected]. Authentic Beauty Salon & Studio is located at 4674 Roswell Rd. Atlanta, GA 30342.

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