Obviously you want to look your best and feel wonderful on your wedding day. To achieve this you need not only to plan, but also to act, ideally at least six months in advance of your big day.
Beauty treatments and fitness should commence as soon as you can. The range of treatments are huge including waxing, facial, teeth whitening and manicure, to name but a few. Timing is especially important when it comes to hair and makeup, and to ensure you look your best on your wedding day, consider a trial well in advance.
There are a whole range of experts to help you including fitness training and hair and beauty specialists. It is unlikely you will be able to cover everything yourself so consult a professional. Whatever you do, don't leave everything until the last minute.
Here’s some great ideas from hair, beauty and fitness businesses based in the West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands Wedding magazine when contacting a hair, beauty or fitness professional.
BLACC + BLOND, based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, have won the Green Salon award at the Salon Business Awards 2022 and were also announced as a finalist for the Sustainability Hero Award at the Most Wanted Awards.
The salon started its sustainability journey in 2021, and on World Earth Day it launched its Green Is The New Blacc project. The salon changed their energy provider, decided to stock only ethical brands, changed their refreshment offerings to help reduce food waste.
Posted: 15 September 2022
Daimon Barber has announced the opening of its new flagship hair retreat located in Old Town Stratford-Upon-Avon. The Daimon Barber Hair Retreat is a three-story townhouse transformed into a charming four-seater Barber Cutting Studio celebrating creative cutting and styling. The dedicated two-seater Blow-Dry Salon is paired with a luxury beauty and grooming retail space, a retreat room for drinks and conversations and a tranquil garden to rest and relax.
Louis Hayes-Davies, the owner, tells us: "We're delighted to share the next stage in our brand's journey, a dedicated space where Daimon Barber can take care of all grooming and styling needs effortlessly. More of a club than your typical barber and salon space, we offer our guests a complete and personal experience."
Posted: 8 September 2022
Wedding day jitters are normal — but not necessarily welcome! In this article Jo Webber, Herbal Education Lead at Pukka Herbs, shares four natural ways to keep them at bay. Weddings are one of the most significant life events you can go through, so its no surprise that wedding day jitters are so common. Even the most committed couple are bound to get butterflies when standing up in front of everyone they know to say their vows, and no matter how excited you are to tie the knot, nerves before or even during the ceremony are completely normal. That said, no one wants nervousness and anxiety to get in the way of enjoying their big day. But how can you relieve your wedding day jitters in a natural way? Here, I'll share four simple methods for curbing your nerves ahead of a wedding.
Posted: 21 August 2022
Moddershall Oaks Country Spa Retreat, located in Staffordshire, has designed a treatment exclusively for guests experiencing hormonal changes, including symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. With more than 70 per cent of their clients being female, and greater awareness about the symptoms that many women experience during this period of change, a group of female therapists at Moddershall Oaks called upon their own experiences and collaborated with female-founded product house Tribe517, to create a completely unique experience which offers immediate relief and comfort.
Posted: 18 August 2022
From trying to keep yourself and your spouse-to-be happy, to accommodating ample requests from friends and family, weddings can cause a lot of stress and anxiety during the planning period as well as on the big day itself. In the past year searches for 'wedding anxiety' have increased by +60% which highlights you're not the only one if you're feeling like this. To ensure couples have a wonderful and stress-free wedding experience, life insurance broker, Reassured has put together 10 helpful tips to reduce stress.
Posted: 7 August 2022
Being a bride or groom is arguably one of the most exciting and heart-warming days of a person's life, but as the big day draws closer, pre-wedding insomnia can cause difficulty in falling, and staying, asleep. As we know, our sleep is very important and no one wants tired eyes on such a big day. But what can we do to avoid the sleepless nights? According to Dreams Sleep Expert, Sammy Margo, consistency is key. So, maybe it's time to drop the outdated wedding 'preparation' superstitions. Sammy says: "We love rhythm and routine, so sticking to the same routine of bed sharing makes sense before your big day.
Posted: 9 July 2022
Based in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, hairdressing salon, BLACC + BLOND, are finalists at this year's Salon Business Awards in the Green Salon of the Year category. Anil Salhan, the owner of the BLACC + BLOND salon, commented: "To win the Green Salon of the Year category at this year's Salon Business Awards would be an incredible achievement. We launched our 'Green is the new Blacc' campaign on World Earth Day last year and since then, we have been continuously researching new avenues to become more environmentally friendly, with the aim to be one of the most sustainable hair salons in the UK."
Posted: 7 July 2022
With wedding season upon us, a new plan, devised by nutrition and fitness experts at PowerWave, the portable home-gym training device, has been launched to help brides (and grooms) get ready for their special day. Created by PowerWave founder "Coach" Jay Laville, its free healthy weight loss guide covers everything from macros to mindset, calories to caffeine and from sugar to sleep. It is also packed full of healthy recipe ideas and inspirational advice from the PowerWave team.
Posted: 1 July 2022
I love adding fresh flowers into a bride's hair as it looks elegant and beautiful. To incorporate flowers, you need to consider how it will work with your style. If you're planning on having a low or high bun, neat or messy, your flowers need to last all day and be secure. I advise my brides to speak to their florist to organise their hair flowers. A florist will be able to wrap the flower stems onto a wire to make them stronger so they can be attached to your locks. If you have photos of your trial to show the florist, they will then be able to see the size of flower needed to fit in with your style.
For a down or half-up look, fresh blooms can look soft and elegant placed at the back of the hair or even just gripping one side so you can see the flowers from the front.
Posted: 1 June 2022
Claire Harmer, a hair and make-up artist based in Warwickshire, was listed as a finalist for Best Make-up Artist in the West Midlands award at The Wedding Industry Awards. We spoke to Claire to find out more about her business: "Make-up has always been a strong passion of mine. I love being creative and bringing out the best of people's features and making them feel the best possible version of themselves. I have more than 20 years of experience and have worked on many films and had work featured in a variety of magazines. With many years of experience and continually updating and learning new techniques and skills."
Posted: 31 March 2022