Celebrity hair and makeup artist Vipul Bhagat lists some hair and beauty don’ts for brides
We often write about all that a bride must do before the D-day. But here are the most common mistakes she makes...
- The bride is the queen! She must calm down and realise that there are others in the family to take care of the wedding, or hire a wedding planner, as stress leads to pimples/acne which leave marks and are difficult to take care of just before the wedding. The bride must learn to put her feet up and enjoy.
- When you are stressed your eating habits go awry. You have a chocolate every night while reading a book. Chocolates can make you put on all the extra kilos. Avoid fattening foods such as this and oily snacks like pakoras.
- No matter how busy you are, you must grab a bottle of water when you feel thirsty, have lots of juices, nimbu paani, ice tea et al to keep the body hydrated. Avoid caffeine, it dehydrates the system.
- Have green veggies. Make yourself a colourful bowl of salad and season with herbs and garlic—it will prevent water retention and bloating. No amount of artificial makeup can make your skin glow if it is not rejuvenated from within.
- The bride usually gets so busy that she forgets all about skin care. You must keep your skin moisturised.
- Go for all your skin treatments like facials, bleach and body massage a month or two before the wedding to avoid any skin reactions/rashes.
- Do not experiment with, new products like a cheap eye liners. It can lead to a swollen upper eye lid. Always use good, branded products.
- Visit a professional makeup artist. You can’t analyse how the makeup would look against lighting. Don’t over-do makeup; it shouldn’t look like you have painted your face with colours.
- Get proper sleep. Late nights and lack of sleep can lead to under eye dark circles and make you look dull.
- Don’t go for a girls vacation before the wedding and come back tanned. The tan looks especially bad on the dark complexioned as the skin gets darker. Don’t bleach the body to get rid of the tan, it spoils the skin.
- Don’t oil your hair overnight, it blocks the pores and doesn’t let the hair grow. Oil an hour prior to wash!
- Change your shampoo and conditioner every three months. The other day I had a client who had been using the same shampoo for six years—it’s like if you eat bread and butter for six years, your stomach would develop fungus.
- Don’t decolour your hair before the wedding as you don’t know whether it would suit you/the outfits. Go for streaks, a month before the wedding. Don’t cover the crown area. Always seek professional advice. Don’t colour at home, especially if you are covering greys. Apply the colour a week to 10 days before so that the greys don’t resurface.
- Don’t go for a drastic cut. Get a new hairdo a month before so that the hair is settled by the time of the wedding.
- Don’t go for hair straightening or re bonding as it’s difficult for the stylist to style the hair since it goes back to its original texture.
- Don’t try new/cheap products that you and your stylist are not familiar with.
- Also do not experiment with accessories like clip-ons, glitter, flowers et al, if you have not tried them before on the hairdos. Don’t over accessorise.
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