Brides Wearing No Makeup: Is This a Trend in Philly?

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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.

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Rittenhouse’s Rescue Spa Now Offers Hair Services—Including Bridal Updos!

The hair-styling area at Rescue Spa.

The hair-styling area at Rescue Spa.

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.)

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We Love the Tousled, Pretty Bridal Updos Coming Out of Rittenhouse’s Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique

Our fave hairstyle coming out Rittenhouse's Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique.

Our fave hairstyle coming out Rittenhouse’s Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique.

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.

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Photos & Inspiration: 31 Gorgeous (and DIY-able!) Hairstyles for Your Wedding

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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.)

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Find Your Wedding-Day Makeup Look—and Makeup Artist!—at Bluemercury’s Spring Makeover Parties

Photo courtesy Bluemercury.

Photo courtesy Bluemercury.

As if you need another reason to go and linger inside whichever of the area’s Bluemercury locations is nearest you (I know I’m not the only one who heads there to scoop up a pretty lipgloss or candle during my lunch hour when I need a treat), the beauty boutique has just announced the dates of their spring makeover parties, which are just about the perfect hunting grounds for brides looking for wedding-day makeup inspiration—not to mention, the artist who’ll make it happen.

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Lacquer Lounge Nail Salon’s Got a New Rittenhouse Location—and Some Awesome Bridal Services

The new Rittenhouse location of Lacquer Lounge is open for business.

The new Rittenhouse location of Lacquer Lounge is open for business.

Yesterday, our friends over at Shoppist have informed us, Philly nail salon Lacquer Lounge opened their brand new Rittenhouse location! The satellite location has a few more nail stations and foot baths than their Queen Village original, and a few new services—some of which involve tasty treats from next door neighbor Pure Fare. (Here are all the deets.)

But obviously, the first thing we picture when we hear about a fab new nail salon is a group of ladies—a bride and her bridesmaids, say—sipping champagne and getting primped before heading out to a wedding-related soiree. So of course, we had to check and see what Lacquer’s offerings would be for brides.

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Giovanni & Pileggi Salon Moves to Bigger Digs and Expands Hair & Makeup Services (Hello, Bridal Parties!)

Giovanni & Pileggi have set up shop at 308 South 12th Street.

Giovanni & Pileggi have set up shop at 308 South 12th Street.

Just a few days ago, Giovanni & Pileggi owner Giovanni Mele moved his well-loved salon around the block into a bigger, modern space, and has officially set up shop now at 308 South 12th Street in Midtown Village.

The salon will continue to offer its high standard of usual cut, color, styling and specialty services that its loyal clients have come to love (the salon’s been around since ’97!), but they’ll also now offer some pretty awesome new stuff: an expanded wash and blowout area, Philadelphia makeup artist Robby Nelson on staff full-time, and Keratin blowouts.

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Deborah Lippman’s Got a New Pretty Collection of Bridal Nail Polish Colors

Deborah Lippman's Happily Ever After bridal set.

Deborah Lippman’s Happily Ever After bridal set.

Funnily enough, I recently saw a few of the colors from Deborah Lippman’s new spring line of nail polish—hmm; must have been at Bluemercury—have kind of been thinking about the Blue Orchid ever since (meaning, like, I’m pretty sure I need it), and today, received this news: in addition to her new spring colors, she’s just released a new bridal set!

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Get Pretty at Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique and About Face Skincare’s “Beauty Refresh” Party in Rittenhouse This Week

We love this cute Rittenhouse spot for waxes and blowouts. Photo via Heads & Tails' Facebook page.

We love this cute Rittenhouse spot for waxes and blowouts. Photo via Heads & Tails’ Facebook page.

Ooh: Fun event this Thursday night to head over to after work with your ‘maids: Heads & Tails Beauty Boutique‘s Beauty Refresh!

Heads & Tails is a waxing and blowout salon (that we so vouch for, yours truly even gave it Best of Philly last year!) just off Rittenhouse Square, and they’re teaming up with Philly’s About Face Skincare for a little spring-cleaning beauty party.

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10 So-Easy, Pre-Wedding, Teeth-Whitening Tips

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When it comes to the long-term beautifying that brides typically engage in in the weeks and months leading up to their weddings, the first one that we usually hear about, inevitably and not surprisingly, is dropping a few lbs and/or just getting out and out toned/ripped/built/sculpted or what have you for your upcoming walk down the aisle.

There’s also, usually, the growing out of the hair, that you might have more to work with and more flexibility in terms of style. There’s skin maintenance, so that you’re glowing inside and out on your Big Day. And then, mixed in there, we also always have: the whitening of the teeth.

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