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Bridal Season 101

Become the Bride You’ve Always Dreamed Of 

Congratulations on your engagement! The period between your engagement and your wedding day is one of the most special times of your life, and we at Scott Miller want to be with you every step of the way! We understand that being a bride begins long before your wedding day—which is why we’ve put together a bridal beauty timeline to lead up to your big day. From your engagement photos, bridal shower, and bachelorette party to your rehearsal dinner and ceremony, we are here to help you become the bride of your dreams

Bridal Beauty Timeline 

6-9 Months Before Your Wedding Day 

  • Begin Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal is the key to having perfectly smooth, hair-free skin for your big day! Shaving is the last thing you want to worry about. Most clients will need approximately 6 sessions, about 4-8 weeks apart. So, you’ll want to plan ahead to ensure your treatments are completed by the time of your wedding festivities! Schedule a consultation to figure out the best plan for your timeline. 
  • Hair Care Regimen: If you want long, strong, and healthy hair, you should think about your hair care practices well in advance. This includes getting regular trims every 8-10 weeks, choosing shampoo and styling products that work best for you, and taking vitamins that help maintain beautiful hair. Talk to your stylist about a routine and products that will work for you! 
  • Bellami Hair Extension Consultation: If you long for longer or fuller-looking hair, hair extensions may be perfect for you! At Scott Miller Salon, we exclusively work with Bellami to provide 100% cuticle-intact Remy hair that is ethically sourced. These amazing extensions are used to add length, volume, chemical-free color or enhance a haircut. They can be washed, blow dried, flat ironed or curled using hot tools – just like your own hair! Schedule a consultation with one of our Bellami-trained stylists to decide between K-tips, I-tips, hand tied, tape-in, or clip extensions, along with the right timeline to lead up to your wedding. 
  • Skin Analysis with an Esthetician: You’ll want your skin to look its best, and this means developing an effective skincare routine. Discuss your skincare goals and needs, while creating a completely customized product lineup and facial regimen for your skin! 

3-4 Months Before Your Wedding Day 

  • Hair Trial: A hair trial appointment is essentially a “practice run” for the style you are looking to achieve for your wedding. Bring in any inspiration photos or accessories you’d like used. Whether it’s glamorous curls or an intricate updo, your stylist will bring your dream style to life! 
  • Makeup Trial: Just like the hair trial, your makeup artist will do a practice application for your glam. Let your artist know exactly what you love and what you’d like adjusted so when the big day comes, your makeup is applied to perfection. 
  • Begin Monthly Facials: This will allow your esthetician to closely monitor your skin’s needs to keep it healthy and glowing! Each facial will include skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, massage, extractions as needed, masque, toning and moisturizing.  
  • Follow Skincare Routine Determined by Your Esthetician: In addition to regular facials, your esthetician will provide you with a customized skincare routine to follow at home. It is important to stick to this regimen so they can pinpoint and treat any trouble areas that may arise. 

1-2 Months Before Your Wedding Day 

  • Fragrance Pairing with Your Bridal Party: Fragrance pairing is one of our favorite ways to create a scent that is totally unique to you. Visit our store to find your perfect signature fragrance and put together thoughtful gift baskets for your bridal party. 
  • Follow Your Skincare Routine: At this point, you do not want to introduce any new skincare products or experiment with your routine. Stick with the products and maintenance your esthetician has recommended. If any new trouble areas have arrived, speak with your esthetician about treatment options.  
  • Practice Self-Tan Routine: For the perfect bronzed & glowy skin, you’ll want to find a self-tan routine that looks and feels right for you.  
  • Final Laser Treatment: At this point, you should be ready for your final laser hair removal session! This will leave you with some buffer time in case your esthetician recommends any touchups.  
  • Prep Your Beauty Bag: Every bride needs her beauty bag filled with essentials. Keep reading for our list of bridal beauty product picks! 

1-2 Weeks Before Your Wedding Day 

  • OSEA Body Glow: An invigorating full-body scrub, featuring algae and sea salts harvested from around the world to exfoliate and soften your skin. A blissful application of anti-aging coconut oil leaves you feeling relaxed, refreshed and renewed. 
  • Gentle Facial & Dermaplaning: Enjoy one last facial before the festivities begin. Unwind while your esthetician pampers you, cleansing and hydrating the skin, and dermaplaning to remove any dead skin and peach fuzz for a smoother makeup application.  
  • Relaxing Massage: You carry a great amount of tension in your body. Schedule a relaxing and rejuvenating full body massage for necessary stress relief. Your choice of Swedish or Deep Tissue will be targeted to your problem areas and overall relief. 
  • Color Touchup & Treatment: It’s time for your final highlight or color retouch appointment. This will ensure your color is as fresh as can be for your wedding day! 
  • Hair Trim: Clean up dead ends and refresh your gorgeous locks for healthy, strong, and shiny hair. 

2-3 Days Before Your Wedding Day 

  • Manicure & Pedicure: You’ll need a beautiful manicure and pedicure to highlight your ring and accentuate your photos! Choose between expertly applied signature polish, Dazzle Dry, Gel, GelX, or Luminary gel. Receive cuticle maintenance, filing, lotion application, soak, massage, callous softening, optional paraffin wax, and more. 
  • Final Waxing: Sculpt your eyebrows and clean up any unwanted body hair for smooth, hair free skin. 
  • Exfoliate & Self-Tan: Exfoliate your whole body to remove dead skin cells and leave the skin soft and prepped for your tan. Self-tan using the products and routine you’ve practiced with for a beautiful, bronzed glow! 
  • Candles & Home Fragrance: Pick out your signature scent in home fragrance, candles, and diffusers to help you remember this special time in your life! 

1 day Before Your Wedding Day 

  • Final Hair Wash: You’ll need to arrive at your wedding hair styling with clean, dry hair, so the day before is the best time for your final hair wash.  
  • Wind Down with a Calming Face Mask: The last day before your wedding should be all about relaxing for the day to come. A calming face mask is a great way to practice some self-care and unwind before bed.  

Day of the Wedding 

  • Start Your Morning Off with Your Favorite Vitamins & A Nutritious Meal: This will keep you energized for your day and glowing from the inside out!  
  • Soothing Eye Patches to Wear While Getting Ready: Eye patches with a hydrating, calming formula will help soothe and depuff your sleepy skin! 
  • Bridal Hair Styling: Your stylist will style your hair to perfection based on the look decided during your trial run. Feel like your best self in a gorgeous hairstyle that will last all day and night! 
  • Bridal Makeup Application: Have your makeup artfully applied by your expert makeup artist. Whether you choose full glam or a soft natural look, transform into yourself, but better! 

For the Groom 

  • Haircut: Every groom needs a fresh cut for his wedding day! Trust one of our expert stylists to provide an exceptional haircut experience tailored to his style. 
  • Gentleman’s Facial: A facial tailored to the specific needs of men’s skin. The esthetician addresses ingrown hair and irritation caused by shaving in addition to deeply cleansing pores and providing serene comfort using our in-house Shima skincare line. 
  • Relaxing Massage: A relaxing and rejuvenating full body massage. Your choice of Swedish or Deep Tissue and targeted to your problem areas and overall relief. 
  • Sports Manicure & Pedicure: Designed to groom and enhance the appearance of the hands and feet. Enjoy cuticle maintenance, nail filing, lotion application, a soothing hand and foot massage, and a paraffin wax treatment. In addition, the pedicure includes a soak, callus softening, exfoliating scrub, and warm towel wrap. 
  • Cleansing Back Treatment: This treatment targets bacteria and buildup, and involves cleansing, exfoliation, and extractions for an issue-free back.  
  • Waxing: Clean up any areas with unwanted hair. 

Build Your Beauty Bag: Bridal Product Essentials 

  • Signature Fragrance: Scents carry an immense amount of memories. Once you’ve decided on a signature fragrance you’d like for your wedding, stock up on full and travel sizes to accompany you on every occasion. Looking back, smelling that perfume will bring you right back to your big day. From luxury brands like Jo Malone London, Byredo, Ellis Brooklyn, and more, we have a scent that is sure to become your new favorite. 
  • Skincare Lineup: Build your skincare product regimen based on the skin analysis from your esthetician. We carry incredible brands like Dr. Barbara Sturm, Environ, SkinCeuticals, Shima, La Mer, Kiehl’s, OSEA, and more! 
  • Fortifying Hair Serums, Masks, and Styling Products: Talk with your stylist about the haircare products that are best for you. Choose from our beloved haircare brands like Kérastase, Oribe, and Bumble & bumble. 
  • Self-Tanner: We carry a range of St. Tropez and H2Glow Tanning Water products like tanning mousse, spray, and lotion to build your perfect bronzing routine.  
  • Face Masks & Eye Patches for Getting Ready: A fun touch for getting ready with your bridal party! Our favorite Patchology brand has a wide range of products to choose from.  
  • Candles & Home Scents: Curate your environment with a stunning candle, diffuser, or home fragrance in your signature scent to help you remember this special time in your life!
  • Face Roller: Depuffs and tightens the skin on your face. Use this in the morning and before bed! 
  • Makeup Setting Spray: Ensures your makeup doesn’t budge throughout the day’s festivities. 
  • Kitsch Hair Accessories: Kitsch satin pillowcases and hair accessories are a must for preserving your hair’s strength and shine. Plus, their styling clips are perfect for holding your hair back while getting ready! 

Become a Scott Miller Bride

On your wedding day, you want to feel more beautiful than ever. It’s our job to make that happen! Join our incredible legacy of Scott Miller brides who radiate from the inside out. We have professional Bridal Coordinators who work specifically with brides-to-be for a stress-free scheduling process, from your trial appointments to the day-of. You can be sure your service providers and retail specialists will provide nothing less than exceptional care with your goals and comfort in mind. 

We sincerely thank you for choosing Scott Miller to prepare for your special day. Contact us to speak with our wonderful Bridal Coordinators. We cannot wait to pamper you! 

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