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The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Checklist

The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Checklist - From Hair to Nails and Skin Care

Every bride wants perfect glowing skin, hair and nails for walking down the aisle, and our Spa Manager Claire at Macdonald Manchester Hotel is here to tell you just how to do so. From when to schedule facials and which products to use, here is our beauty checklist.

9 - 12 Months To Go

Start by setting a budget for your bridal beauty, including all pre-wedding treatments. Think of creating a beauty binder or Pinterest board on clippings and ideas of your ideal wedding look. Will you visit a salon on the big day or will they come to you? If you're thinking of trying our a new hair style or colour, do so now. 

And don't forget to celebrate, book in a spa day with your friends and family for your hen party or to simply relax throughout the planning process.

6 - 9 Months to Go

Book in for an ELEMIS facial where one of our therapists will put together a skincare routine for you to get that wedding perfect skin. Make sure to sign up for a course of facials to give your skin a monthly treat.

We recommend you start 30 day skin detox with ELEMIS Cellular recovery capsules which will pull out all those toxins for healthy fresh skin.

No matter your skin type, our skin craves hydration so be sure to start drinking lots or water and hydrating foods such as cucumber, grapefruit and kale.

Book in any brow tint and waxing with our therapists who can advise on shape.

3 Months to go

Shampoo your make up brushes. Often forgotten about, make up brushes are a big cause for acne as they harbour bacteria. Cleaning your brushes is easy, a little bit of shampoo will have get them as good as new in know time.

Introduce ELEMIS Pro-radiance Cream Cleanser into your skin routine to enjoy optimum radiance for the big day and finish the day with ELEMIS Peptide Night recovery and a twice weekly Plumping Pillow Facial sleep mask for ultimate hydration.

Book in with our therapists to trial your manicure & pedicure.

2 Months To Go

With your hen weekend booked and lots of excitement building book spa day or break with your bridal party or party as the wedding prep steps up a notch. Relaxation is a key factor to getting healthy looking skin.

Have an ELEMIS BIOTEC Superfood Radiance renew facial for that healthy bridal glow.

Wear SPF on your lips. It’s not just your skin that needs hydrating, make sure to use SPF on your lips no matter what the weather is. A thick balm will prevent your lips from getting dry and cracked. 

1 Month To Go

Enjoy an ELEMIS Deep Tissue Massage with your partner-to-be as some much needed couple time before the big day.

If you are using fake tan make sure to use a scrub to prep your skin for your tan is applied. We recommend the ELEMIS Frangipani salt scrub.

On the day, don’t forget to cleanse as soon as you wake up. If you have time treat your skin to a face mask and don’t forget to pop on an eye mask to debuff, brighten and smooth away any fine lines before your make up is applied.  

The Ultimate Bridal Beauty Checklist

Plan your beauty routine

All that’s left to do now is enjoy your perfect day and look picture perfect.

If you're looking to plan your bridal prep, book into one of our spas & speak to one of our therapists.