Bridal Guide: 7 treatments you need to try before your big day
Walk down the aisle looking flawless with these treatments by leading UAE beauty salon Tips & Toes
Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day. But stressful wedding planning can leave little time for self-care. If you haven’t yet indulged your body with the preparation and pampering it needs pre-wedding, you ought to try these 7 treatments by leading UAE beauty salon Tips & Toes. Skin cleansing and detoxing:
\nFirst things first: clean skin. You’d be surprised how many toxins and dead skin cells are left after your standard shower. That’s why Moroccan baths have become so popular around the world. They clean and purify your body very thoroughly. Steam is used to get rid of impurities and toxins and unblocks pores. A form of scrubbing is then used to get rid of dead skin cells, balance oil secretion in the skin, enhance blood circulation and improve skin elasticity. Tips and Toes includes mineral clay in its bath for added purity. It’s known to help get rid of acne, redness and uneven skin tones. The treatment is 75 minutes long and is priced at AED350.
Getting rid of cellulite:
\nAlmost 90 percent of women suffer from cellulite – a lot, presumably, are brides. And while healthy dieting and exercising are essential to smooth skin, treatments such as LPG and green coffee body wrap can also help. Both target stubborn cellulite either through massage techniques or natural nutrients that trigger and speed up the breakdown of fat. Tips & Toes offers a body-contouring package which we think is perfect for brides. ‘Shape Yourself’ includes ten LPG treatments and five green coffee slimming body wraps and lasts for the duration of one month. It’s priced at AED3,800 but individual sessions are also available starting from AED250.
Healthy and glowing skin:
\nForget regular scrubs and opt for one that incorporates enriching nutrients. One great example is Tips & Toes’ Tropical Oasis full body scrub which uses French sea salt, organic fruit extracts rich with vitamin A and carrot seed oil to exfoliate, smooth and enhance skin. The treatment also comes with a body wrap that comprises Vitamin-C-rich nutrients such as malic, tartaric and citric acids. The treatment is 90 minutes long and is priced at AED650.
Shiny and glossy hair:
\nYou do not want to walk down the aisle with frizzy and dry hair. So hair treatments pre-wedding are essential! We love Caviar hair treatments for slightly damaged hair, but recommend the Botox hair treatment for severe damage. It helps treat and prevent split ends, restores lost protein to your hair and gives it some gloss and shine. The Botox treatment is available for AED1,300 at Tips & Toes.
The vital facial:
\nFor cleansing purposes, go for the Essential Deep Cleansing facial which includes exfoliation, steaming and cleansing of clogged pores. A nourishing mask is then applied to the face, neck and upper chest area for moisturisation. This one is AED350 at Tips & Toes. If you want an anti-aging facial, go for the Myoxy Caviar High Performance Treatment which improves skin elasticity, increases skin oxygenation and reduces lines and wrinkles. This one is priced AED800 at the salon.
Relax and de-stress:
\nMassages are of the utmost importance for brides because they must ultimately be relaxed before their wedding day. Who wants to be stressed when getting married? We love the Thai Herbal Compress full body massage because it involves three of the most relaxing massage techniques: aromatherapy, heat therapy and herbal therapy. It’s AED320 at Tips & Toes.
\nThis is the most fun part of being a bride – we’re talking about longer lashes, painted nails and tinted eyebrows. While we’re not huge fans of eyelash extensions, we like Tips & Toes' Russian eyelashes because they look ultra-natural and are not bothersome at all. They’re priced at AED350 and last a good two weeks too. For nails, we recommend getting your manicure and pedicure 24 hours prior to your wedding day. That way, they’ll be fresh. A combo is AED150 at the salon. Lastly, try eyebrow tinting if you have light eyebrows or if you wish to fill in empty gaps. It’s just AED45 at the salon.