Best Pre-Wedding Beauty Treatments

If ever there’s a reason to get pampered from head-to-toe, it’s in the lead up to your wedding day. Ensure you look and feel your best on your big day with our round-up of the best pre-wedding beauty treatments. From the best hair extensions for your wedding day to laser hair removal and teeth whitening, we put the best bridal beauty treatments to the test…

The Skin Geek Facial

Based in Beyond Medispa in Harvey Nichols, Nicola Russell AKA ‘The Skin Geek’ utilises everything from state of the art technology to dermaplanning (which she launched in the UK) and will put together a couture experience totally tailored to your skin concerns. Be it ageing, dry skin, pigmentation or breakouts, you’ll be in the best hands.


Speaking to Nicola about glowing skin for your wedding day, she said: “The earlier a bride to be can start a good skincare routine and get regular skin treatments, the better. This is especially important if we are trying to improve concerns like acne scarring or if they want to see a great physical change in fine lines and wrinkles.

“Getting started on a good skincare routine is so important and to stick to it religiously – if you have genetically oily skin then all you can really do is manage it – so keep the oil at bay with skincare tailored to soaking up this shine. 

“Dramatic changes in the skin don’t happen over night.  For collagen remodelling to occur, you really need to be prepared to wait for three months, so let your skin go through three full skin cycles so have patience and stick to your regular treatments.”

Speaking about the best pre-wedding treatments, Nicola added: “My favourite skin treatments for brides are microneedling, radio frequency and a combination of IPL and Nd:yag.  In amongst these non surgical treatments, I like to do some superficial chemical peels, then the last treatment I always give a bride (a couple of days before her big day) is something specifically to smooth and polish the skin.  I love the ZO stimulator peel because it’s nice and gentle but still packs a punch to give them a glow for their big day.  I also love dermaplaning for brides as it gently exfoliates but also removes the fluffy face hair so that their wedding makeup glides on.”

Builder Gel Manicure at Paint Nails London

Builder gel is a new nail strengthening treatment available at Paint Nails London. Perfect for broken and brittle nails and brides who can’t grow their natural nails, the builder gel base coat before your usual manicure increases the natural nails ability to grow. The gel is clear and allows clients to be able to wear the base as a natural overlay or underneath gel layer for extra strength. 

Laser Hair Removal at Thérapie Clinics

Getting rid of body hair on a monthly, weekly or sometimes daily basis can feel like a chore and a massive expense so it’s no wonder why so many brides opt for laser hair removal before their wedding day.

Laser hair removal works by sending a laser directly to the root of your hair. lasers). The medical grade laser is attracted to the melanin within the hair follicle. When targeted at the correct stage of growth, the light converts to heat, destroying the root within the follicle and preventing further growth.

While everyone’s pain threshold is different, we recommend Thérapie Clinics for brides as they’re not only affordable but their Cynosure lasers have additional cooling devices to decrease sensitivity during treatment.

You will begin to see results about two weeks after your first treatment. That is when your hair starts to fall out and you can see the follicles disappearing.

Think of laser hair removal as more of a permanent hair reduction treatment as it takes some time to see the hair completely disappear, and of course, results varies from person to person. To ensure that you get every last hair, book a course of ten sessions and your first session six to eight months before the wedding.

Meso-CRF at LipoTherapeia

The Meso-CRF treatment is the strongest treatment available today for skin tightening and cellulite and very popular before weddings or good reason. The non-invasive and painless treatment generates radio frequency that specifically targets cellulite and loose skin.

“At LipoTherapeia, we only specialise in radiofrequency and electro-mesotherapy and we provide 1,000 such treatments every year, so you are guaranteed to receive expert consultation and treatment”, says cellulite and skin tightening expert Georgios Tzenichristos.

“Our technique, developed over six years and based on our study of radiofrequency physics, is very specific to deep collagen tightening (action on the dermis and subdermis). This is in contrast to the majority of RF treatments that work on the epidermis and have no effect on deep skin tightening and lifting.”

Eyelash Extensions with Edy London

Eyelash extensions are tiny, individual faux mink or silk lashes that are meticulously applied to your own natural lashes by a technician – but opting for a true professional and expert in eyelash extension application is key. Edy London is a makeup artist and eyelash specialist to the stars – and for good reason. Her detailed bespoke consultation includes an evaluation of your eyelash condition and both an eye and eyebrow shape assessment, followed by a recommendation of the most suitable style to compliment your eye shape. Edy only works with the finest and lightest eyelashes meaning you’re left with virtually undetectable eyelashes and a super natural look.

Her eyelash extensions last between two and six weeks based on the speed of your natural eyelash growth and how well they are maintained. But if you’re having eyelash extensions for your wedding day, Edy recommends having them applied two to three days before the wedding.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections at Thérapie Clinics

Despite being the affordable option for brides, Thérapie Clinics still provide registered doctors with years of experience to consult and administer anti-wrinkle injections and other procedures. Botox is used to relax the facial muscles that are responsible for causing lines and wrinkles. The results last for up to six months and

EVOKE at Lisa Franklin Clinic Privé 

EVOKE face remodelling at Lisa Franklin’s Clinic Privé in Knightsbridge is the perfect pre-wedding beauty treatment for brides wanting their face, neck and jawline to look more defined on their big day. This new non-surgical and non-invasive ‘facelift tweakment’ involves hands-free applicators that use bipolar radiofrequency energy to shape and contour the face, neck and jawline to leave you looking more toned, contoured and youthful.

During the treatment, the applicators are comfortably placed on your chosen area to safely deliver controlled thermal energy to heat and gently contract the skin’s fibroseptal network. The temperature is maintained throughout to restructure the subcutaneous fatty tissue as well as tighten skin laxity, excess skin/fatty tissue on the face or neck and help those with jowls or a double chin. The result is visibly glowing, clear skin, with no downtime or redness. 

Hair Extensions with Louise Bailey

Hair Extensions London by Louise Bailey is an award-winning hair extensions brand and service offering the best hair extensions in the UK. Renowned for the best natural-looking hair extensions, Louise’s expertise is recognised by celebrities and editors alike as London’s leading hair extensions specialist. Whether you want to add thickness and volume or change the length of your hair, tape hair extensions can be a great way to achieve your dream wedding hairstyle.

“For tape extensions, I would suggest to get them fitted a week or two before the wedding,” says Louise. “This allows the bride to wash the extensions, plan the desired bridal look with her hair stylist, and get the feel of having extensions in.”

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