How to get ready for your appointment?

 

HAIR

 

“But my friend said that the dirtier my hair is, the better it’ll hold the curls or updo”

NOPE! I disagree with your friend. A day old at the most for those that have a drier texture. These clients tend to be the ones that can go days without shampooing their hair and still look great.

We have professional products now that add grip and texture. It’s really hard to create something soft and romantic on a canvas that is slick and greasy. 

Wash your hair and rinse it very well.

 

Maybe you’re letting your hair grow for about a year or more, only for this event. I get it! Longer hair can create gorgeous updos, like the ones you have been looking on Pinterest.

BUT! Please, please, please!!!! Trim the ends of your hair at least every 3 months. It’s so sad when I see a long hair with DEAD ends. The style won’t be as you saw on Pinterest, and you can’t blame your hairstylist for not creating the magic.

 

  • How do I need your hair for the day of your appointment?

 

  1. Freshly clean with no oil residue

  2. 100% dry (not 99%! Unless you're getting your hair blown out, then I'll need your hair wet )

  3. Don’t put your hair in a bun or tight ponytail. It’ll leave marks and frizzy, hard to remove especially if you want a romantic style.

  4. Have a picture idea of what you have in mind for your end goal on your phone or printed (be realistic and look for ideas that match your type of hair).

 

 

  • CURLY HAIR

If your hair is naturally curly and you don’t want to wear your natural curls touched up and emphasized, it must be professionally blown out smooth prior.

“But my hair will be a puff ball!” 

A professional blow out will leave your hair smooth and shiny, but it’s understandable that not every client will get a professional blow out prior to their appointment. Using a good deep conditioner, a styling product and a paddle brush to smooth while you blow-dry at home will still work wonders. Puffy hair is easier to curl and style than your formed curls would be (If your curls are super frizzy and are not defined).

But if you have nice curls already, and want to use them the way they are, all you have to do is use a deep conditioner after washing with a shampoo proper for your hair type, apply a styling product and either scrunch your hair and let it air dry or use a diffuser to dry your hair.

 Tip: Deva Curl makes great products!

 

 

 

  •  SUPERFINE HAIR

 

If you have super fine slick hair, wash your hair with a mild shampoo and don’t use conditioner afterward. Conditioners are made up of ingredients such as silicones, oils, and emollients that are great if you want your hair nice and smooth, but for fine slick hair will actually make the ability to hold curls worse.

If you feel like you must use conditioner, use the smallest amount you can only from the middle to the ends of your hair and rinse it completely.

Use a volumizing mousse (following instructions on the can) and make sure to blow dry your hair rather than let it air dry.

 

  • NORMAL HAIR

What’s a normal hair?

Not dry, not oily, not frizzy, not damaged, not too thick, not too fine, holds curls perfectly.

You’re basically blessed by the Hair God! haha

If you are blessed with this hair, all I need from you is to follow the 4 steps that I mentioned in the beginning:

  1. Freshly washed

  2. 100% dry (not 99%)

  3. No buns or tight ponytails  

  4. Have a picture idea of what you have in mind for your end goal on your phone or printed (be realistic and look for ideas that match your type of hair).

 

MAKEUP

 

How do I need your face for the day of your appointment?

Clean face!

  1. Wash and remove ALL the makeup of your face and remove any residue (especially mascara)

  2. You can use your favorite moisturizer, but most likely I’ll clean it with a cotton pad and Micellar water, and moisturize it again, so I can have a fresh canvas to work on.

  3. Make sure to let me know if you have any allergies, and if you have any favorite skin product, bring it with you.

If you need to get your eyebrows done (waxed or threatened), I recommend you do it a few days prior to the makeup appointment.

Your skin can get irritated after your eyebrows appointment and applying makeup over isn’t the ideal.

Getting your makeup done is very fun and relaxing. To have a beautiful end-result you want to make sure that you’re taking care of your skin starting from the inside. Eating healthy food and drinking lots of water will help you to have a clean and hydrated skin.

From the outside, you should have a routine where you take a few minutes of your morning and night to dedicate to your skin.

Makeup can cover discoloration, hyperpigmentation, but it can’t cover textures like big acnes.

 

These are my steps:

  • Face wash

 Washing your face with a face wash is the first thing. Body washes are not the same, as it has different ingredients and it's heavier, causing your pores to clog and breaking out.

So make sure to use the appropriate product for each step.

  • Moisturizer

Using a good moisturizer specifically for your skin type is crucial. I know there are so many options out there, that it is hard to choose one. Also, depending on what you’re looking for, some moisturizers can be very expensive. But let me remind you that consistency is better than spend a lot of money in a fancy moisturizer only one time. Try to find something that you know for sure that it won’t break the bank and it’ll be in your budget no matter what, so you can keep buying it and taking care of your skin.

 

  • Eye cream

“But I’m young, and I don’t have dark circles, bags, wrinkles.. so I’m good”

Girl, We all age, and one day sooner or later you’ll have all of those things, so why not start taking care of those things now even before they say “ hey, I’m here! ”

The eye area has a finer skin, more delicate, and needs special care. It’ll also make your concealer application looking even better!

 

  • Sunscreen

We all know the importance of protecting our skin from the sun rays. It’s nice to get a tan and look gorgeous after a day at the beach, I would highly recommend you to protect especially your face from the sun by using sunscreen and a hat.

My favorite sunscreen is from Shiseido. It has SPF50+, and what I love about it is that it is lightweight, doesn’t leave my skin oily, doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin, doesn’t have a strong fragrance, and it works great under my makeup.

 

  • Makeup Remover

For the love of God, remove ALL your makeup before going to bed.

Seriously, makeup can clog the pores while you sleep, resulting in the development of acne. You don’t want all the pollution that you were exposed to during the day, going to bed with you.

Sleeping in eye makeup repeatedly may result in the clogging of the tiny hair follicles and oil glands on the eyelids, bacteria can build up and cause inflammation.

I love the Biore Makeup remover from Japan. I’ve been using the same one for over 15 years!! What I love about it is that I can use in the shower. Although It’s an oil, it still works great when your face is wet. I really don’t like to remove my makeup first, using wipes, oil/balm, cotton pads, and liquid makeup remover, then jump in the shower. BUT, when I’m out of my Biore, I have a few options: organic coconut oil, organic jojoba oilClinique makeup remover, Neutrogena makeup remover wipes.

The important is to remove all your makeup!

 

  • Lips

Don’t forget about your lips!! They need to be nice and smooth in order to have a beautiful lipstick or lip-gloss application.

I’ve tried several, and for the longest time, I was using the cheap Carmex, because I loved the smell of it. Lol

But my absolutely favorite is from Bite Cosmetics. It’s for sure more expensive, but one tube lasts longer because the consistency of it is thicker and you don’t need a lot to cover your lips. It’s sweet (better than minty in my opinion), and it stays all night (if you don’t sleep with your face on the pillow). My lips feel smooth in the morning. 

 

Cerave makes a very affordable skincare line, and I personally use and love them! It's definitely a good start :)

Face Wash, Day moisturizer, Night moisturizer, Eye cream.