As an Arizona bride, we’re sure you know how
important water can be in the summer months
to keep hydrated. Even if you’re tying the
knot in the winter months, one of the world’s
easiest beauty tips is to drink water!
When we asked Becky Lilley, Senior Stylist &
Educator at Rumors Salon, for her best beauty
tip for brides she said, “Drink lots of water. It’s
Drinking water is one of the easiest ways
to not only quench thirst, but also keep your
skin soft, full, and youthful. The hustle and
bustle of your big day can often keep you
from remembering the little things, but if you
remember one thing on your wedding day – it
better be to drink those fluids!
2. Change with the Seasons
Fashion changes with the seasons, and so
should your hair and makeup! Typically, we
see darker colors and more structure in cooler
months and lighter colors and relaxed styles in
“Fall lip colors are the deep plums, raisins,
and maroons … these lip colors pair nicely
with a smokey eye,” says Dana Railey of Dana
Railey Makeup Artist. She adds, “Spring lips
are brighter in color like your tangerine, bright
pinks, and coral. These lip colors pair nicely
with a more natural eye look so the focus is
on the lips.”
“As far as hair goes, spring and summer
styles should carry with them more air and
lightness, while fall and winter styles should be
more structured and refined,” says Lilley.
3. Get Airbrushed
No matter what the season, airbrush makeup
is becoming a necessity for brides on their
wedding day. With its incredible staying power
and the flawless look it gives your skin, why
wouldn’t you choose it!
We asked Rachel Koszegi, owner of
Brushed, Inc., what her biggest piece of advice
for soon-to-be brides’ beauty regimens, and
she said, “Get airbrushed.”
Koszegi added, “Airbrush foundation has
high pigment content and will photograph
better and look better in person. It will also
stay on all night and keep you looking fresh
faced until the last guest leaves.” It’s one
decision you definitely won’t regret.
4. Don’t Be Afraid To Use Color
We never want you to be one of those brides
that looks back on old photographs and cringes.
That’s why we suggest hiring a makeup
artist to make all of your wishes come true on
your big day, including incorporating fun colors
into your makeup!
“A great makeup artist will customize a palette
of color to complement the bride’s skin
tone and features,” says Janet Payne, Creative
Founder of Artistic Wedding Hair & Make-Up
For the fashionable, confident bride,
Heather Wilson of Artistry on Location,
suggests bold color on the eye. “Bright greens,
blues, and purples are what was seen walking
down the runway this season, as well as hot
As always, the classic and timeless natural
beauty looks will keep you looking your best.
Bronze shades, creams, and pale pinks can
create a fresh and flawless look that seems
5. Hair is Everything
Hiring a hairstylist on your wedding day is one
of the easiest ways to help you look and feel
like a princess. From classic up-dos to long, relaxed
curls, the options for your wedding day
hairstyle are endless!
“Brides love the best of both worlds. A
choice of ‘half up and half down’ is a prominent
selection and complements most face shapes.
This style lessens face width and elongates
the overall face shape … all perfect for the
camera!” says Payne.
Deb Capaldi, President of Pucci Salon,
suggests unstructured updos for brides and
bridesmaids, especially during the summer
months in Arizona. Loose, knotted styles with
romantic braids intertwined are great for photos
as well as looking remarkable all day long.
Looking for more? There are even some
great hair accessories out there to choose from
like feathers, beads, pearls, or lace headpieces!
Play around with different styles before your
big day to find which look is right for you.
6. Pick the Trend That’s Right For You
Not every hair and makeup trend will be right
for you. Hiring a professional can be a foolproof
way to make sure you are looking and
feeling your best on your wedding day.
A good makeup artist and hairstylist will
know which looks will play up your best features
and keep you looking flawless throughout the
entire celebration. Don’t let a trend keep you
from staying true to yourself.
“Stay within your comfort zone when selecting
the perfect hair and makeup! Beauty is an
extension of our inner-self and confidence levels,”
says Payne. The most important thing is
that you and the love of your life feel great and
you take his breath away.
7. Prepare In Advance
There are a few things you can do to make
yourself appear happier, healthier, and more
beautiful on your wedding day, and it’s easy
with just a few simple changes in your everyday
“Don’t wait until the last minute to ‘fix’
what you think you have a problem with,” says
Dr. Corwin Martin of Estetica Cosmetic and
Reconstructive Surgery. “There is no quick fix
for anything. Anticipate the unexpected, and
prepare your skin by starting early.”
Our experts suggest using a great under
eye cream right away, beginning facial
treatments three months prior and deep
conditioning hair treatments two months
prior to the wedding date.
“Start your skin care regimen three months
prior to your wedding. If you’re switching off
between a bunch of different products, your
skin’s pH will be off and bring out impurities in
your face,” says Joni Schultz owner of Natural
Beauty by Joni. Since you’ll most likely
get your makeup done on your big day, it’s
important that your skin becomes a nice base
for your makeup artist to work off of.
It’s also best to try out your hair and
makeup in advance. When asked how a bride
can look her best on her wedding day, Koszegi
said, “Do a trial. Don’t leave it up to the day of
the wedding to figure out what look you want –
it will just add unnecessary stress to a day that
should be perfect.”
8. The Day Before…
To help you relax, many of our experts suggest
getting a 90-minute massage the day before
your big day. Plenty of resorts in the Valley offer
unique treatments including the Aji Spa & Salon
at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa. With
all of the stress from planning and time spent
with relatives, it’s a good idea to get away from
it all and have some time for yourself.
The evening before your wedding is probably
going to be spent with family and friends
starting off the celebratory weekend. Although
it’s tempting, try your best to stay away from
alcohol. It will only dehydrate you and keep you
from feeling and looking your best the next day.
9. Pamper Yourself
This day is all about you – so enjoy it. Pamper
yourself. Get your nails, hair, and makeup
done by a professional. This will be the biggest
day of your life, and frankly, you deserve it.
So much time and effort goes into planning
a wedding. You owe it to yourself to feel like
a princess when you meet your prince at the
end of the aisle.
Remember to take lots of pictures and smile!
Months and months are spent planning for
this event and the day will go by way too fast.
Remember what you’re celebrating and don’t
get too wrapped up in the little things that
may not go your way, because, hey! – you’re
marrying the love of your life and you’re going
to look fabulous doing it.
2013 Summer Weeding Fashion