We’ve gone on and on about the billion different ways you can do up your hair for the Big Day (like these pretty braided styles), but what we haven’t touched on as frequently is hair of a different nature—your brows and eyelashes, that is. And considering that perfectly groomed arches and long, lush lashes are important features of you bridal makeup look, we were super excited to hear about the new eyelash and brow bar at Laurentius Salon.
Since no Big Day can begin without a bit of beauty prep, we’re all in favor of local salons that have room to host a fun and relaxing pre-nuptial experience for the bride and her girls while they beautify for the day. Crimson Hair Studio, which recently moved to Rittenhouse Square, is now one of those salons, and we think you’re going to love the new space they’ve created.
Every time we see a list like this, there are inevitably a few points being made that we’ve all heard a thousand times before—obviously (we hope?) you should not wax anything on your face the day before your wedding—but often, there are a few that we haven’t heard before. And so we shall pass this along.
For every updo that I’ve ever had done in my life, there has been a scene of crying, bobby-pin yanking, and hair washing that follows shortly after. Just ask my mother; I’ve never once left a salon satisfied with the stiff, curly mess that was created with my otherwise pin-straight hair.
That being said, I have finally found a trend that strays far enough away from your traditional, overdone updos that I can safely say I’m totally onboard with it: braided hairstyles.
Our hearts broke a little bit when Skin Palette, Philly’s fab airbrush tan boutique (we gave ‘em Best of Philly in 2012) moved from 19th Street in Rittenhouse to the Sporting Club at the Bellevue. (This is completely for selfish reasons, by the way: the former location was two and a half blocks from the Philly mag offices.)
Between celebrity influences, YouTube sensations, and even designer runway shows, trends in beauty and makeup are ever changing and constantly on display, and from where we sit, thanks to the likes of Kim Kardashian, bold eyes and perfect contours are having a bit of a moment right now.
That’s why this recent ABC News segment about a trend towards brides going makeup-free for their weddings—or at the very least, sporting a very minimal, natural look—caused us to raise an eyebrow.
More and more good news for brides just keep spilling out of Philly’s Rescue Spa!
First, fabulous Philly makeup artist Victoria Roggio joined the staff just a few months before they moved from their 17th Street location to their new 16th Street digs—into a location that, because it’s so much roomier, meant that the spa could better host bridal parties. (Expanded mani, pedi and lounge areas make it easier for you and your ‘maids to spread out while sipping champagne and being pampered, obv.)
Since we consider it our duty here at PW to keep you up-to-date on all things wedding-worthy, we just had to clue you in to the pretty bridal styling we’ve recently seen going on at Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique.
The Rittenhouse Square salon—known for full-bodied blowouts and expert waxes (we dubbed their bikini wax the Best of Philly last year)—has become quite a hit among bridal parties prepping for the Big Day.
We’ve talked before about how impressed we always are with brides who do their own hair on their wedding day—first, with how brave they are to tackle that particular task on that particular day, and second, with the skill set it actually takes to create a hairstyle deserving of your wedding day all by yourself.
And because of that, we are always on the lookout for inspiration that we can pass along. (And for those of you who are more like me, so that you can, you know, pass it along to the professional hairstylist who you will pay to make you pretty on your Big Day.)