5 spa treatments to book in before a special event
With spring in full swing, and summer nearing closer, it’s likely your events calendar is getting busier by the weekend, with birthday RSVP’s, anniversary milestones or even your best friends destination wedding.
Whatever the special occasion, careful advance planning and preparation will reduce your stress levels as the event nears and make it easier for you to achieve and see desired results on the day!
Your go-to pre event prep will depend on the look and results you are aiming for; from glowing skin to soft and bouncy hair, sun-kissed complexion or simply to feel relaxed and relieved of any muscle tension. If you're short of time or have a super-busy schedule that simply won’t allow for lengthy appointments dotted here and there, escape to a luxurious and tranquil spa destination and book a pamper package or tailor your treatments to your exact requirements. You’ll be able to make the most of spa and jacuzzi facilities ahead of a top to toe pampering, and what’s more, depending on where you visit there may also be the option to combine your spa day with lunch, dinner or perhaps afternoon tea at The Grand, York.
If you’re more time rich and want to work towards a beauty goal ahead of a special event, here is a beauty timeline, including the top 5-treatments to pencil in:
Hydrate your hair
Whether you’ve booked a hairdresser’s appointment on the morning of the special event for a bouncy blow-dry, or you plan to style your hair at home, working moisturising treatments into your hair at least a month prior to the occasion is the key to hydrated hair. Work strengthening and hydrating treatments into your daily hair-care routine and avoid harsh shampoos and conditioners.
Relieve muscular tension
Achy back? Stiff neck? Traditional full body massages are ideal to alleviate deep-seated tension and muscular stress. This will promote relaxation and leave you feeling revived ahead of the big day. You may wish to opt for multiple sessions or more targeted massages that focus on the neck and back if you have specific concerns.
1-week ahead: Wax it off
Wax it off
Whether you’re wearing a short dress and want to show off smooth pins, or you just require a brow tidy, scheduling an appointment at least seven days ahead of an event is wise; this will allow for enough time for any redness to soothe. Make sure to avoid exercising and heat post-treatment to avoid flare-ups and exfoliate after 48-hours to achieve best results.
4-days ahead: Radiant skin
Who needs a filter when you have glowing and radiant skin naturally?! To achieve the look, sample a variety of facials to work out which is well-suited to your skin type and gives you the best outcome. Work these into a regular schedule and follow a skincare routine at home to maintain a radiant look year-round. Ahead of a big event, book in for a radiance-boosting facial four days ahead, to ensure glowing skin on the day. If the special event is outside, make sure your moisturiser includes an SPF, so you are protected from the sun,
2-days ahead: Perfect your nails
Perfect your nails
For the perfect manicure, visit the salon around 2-days before the event. It is worth bearing in mind future events, as you may wish to work maintenance appointments around these, to keep your nails looking their best. Once you’ve perfected your manicure, remember to apply hand cream and cuticle oil daily to keep hands moisturised.
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