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How to Get Wedding-Ready with Harrods

FEATURE: LONG READ
Words By Shannan Sterne

You’ve finalised the guest list, picked out your wedding dress and booked your photographer, and now for the fun part – planning your bridal beauty look. The golden rule? Not mixing things up too much just before the day itself. Find joy in browsing Pinterest, chatting skincare with your facialist and trying a few different nail colours for size – the more you plan, the more relaxed you’ll feel on your big day. And here at Harrods, the world’s most experienced, qualified facialists, stylists and technicians are on hand to chat through your dream wedding beauty look and offer unbiased, unrivalled advice. This is our fail-safe guide to getting wedding-ready at Harrods.  

Skin Preparations

If you have skin concerns, speak to a medical-grade expert with plenty of time before your wedding – experts recommend about nine months prior. Book in for a Skin Plan appointment with Dr Rabia Malik, she will provide you with a 30-minute bespoke skin assessment and a new-age 30 minute medi-facial, using skincare infused with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to brighten your skin. Leave with a bespoke guide to follow at home for your pre-wedding skincare routine. If you have your at-home skincare routine down, layer in a facial for an additional glow and pamper your skin with a treatment in the Beauty Suites, Lower Ground Floor, where you can enjoy tailored-to-you sessions from superbrands including CHANEL, Dior, La Mer and more.

For those seeking an aesthetic option, head to The Wellness Clinic on the Third Floor where both Dr Costas Papageorgiou and Dr Marwa Ali are available for cutting-edge tweakments and treatments. Top tip: if you’re trying cosmetic sessions for the first time, aim to talk to an expert three to six months prior to trialling treatments.

Taking a DIY approach to your wedding skincare? Head to our first-class Beauty Halls, where you'll discover both skincare exclusives and cult buys that will improve your complexion. Try these incredible wedding-prep skincare services for size.

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Dr Marwa Ali: Gala Glow

Vitamin C is a go-to antioxidant for helping to improve pigmentation and enhance luminosity. Go big on the cult ingredient with Dr Marwa Ali’s Gala Glow Facial™. 

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Lift and Sculpt

Dr Costas Papageorgiou: EMface

Sculpt your facial muscles with EMface, a non-invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to reinforce facial muscles and smooth skin by increasing the levels of collagen and elastin fibres. 

 

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Lymphatic Drainage: Dimple Amani
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Lymphatic Drainage: Dimple Amani

 

Love the skin beneath your chin with a lymphatic drainage massage from Dimple Amani. This special combination of Brazilian and Ayurveda massage techniques that make you feel more relaxed, and also promote blood flow to clear away toxins beneath your skin’s surface for clear, healthy skin.

 

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Make-up Trials

Experimenting with your make-up can bring such delight, so pay a trip to our Beauty Halls to try and test our extensive offering. A radiant-looking face base is the bridal beauty trend that stands the test of time, and Charlotte Tilbury’s Beautiful Skin Foundation is formulated with a brightening rose complex and hyaluronic acid for an unrivalled dewy finish. Or, if you fancy dabbling with a red lip, Armani’s Lip Power Vivid Color Long Wear Lipstick has a clever triangular tip for expert precision and offers lasting colour. For the evening, switch-up your make-up and apply Carolina Herrera’s Nude Couture Blur Matte Lipstick Refill in Orange 780. It offers a bright coral hue and is transfer-free – a great choice for endless sips of Champagne.

Are you in the beginning stages of planning your beauty look? Head to our Beauty Concierge, based on the Lower Ground Floor, where our experts are on hand to help. Head on down for an Express Make-up Consultation, where our staff will help you find the best foundation match, eyeshadows that suit your eye colour, and lipsticks that complement your undertone. You can also book onto a 90-minute masterclass  where an expert will guide you through a step-by-step tutorial on application techniques to take home with you.  

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Don't Forget: Brows and Lashes

 

It's amazing how a strong set of brows and lashes can emphasise your features, so make sure you book an appointment at our Hair and Beauty Salon on the Fifth Floor a few days before the wedding. For feathery, full brows, opt for a colour tint. If you’re after an instant lift, the Yumi Brow Lamination will give you a natural but wide-eyed look. For darker, stament brows, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Signature Brow Tint will deepen the colour and frame your face. For lengthy lashes that flutter and flatter, book in for an Eyelash Extension.  Our editors recommend The Classic Set for a subtle look and The Volume Set for a bold and dramatic finish.

 

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Hair Do’s

To ensure your lengths stay nourished for your big day, keep up the good work at home with a hair mask. Try Sisley’s Hair Rituel Regenerating Hair Care Mask with Four Botanical Oils, it’s made with plant-based active extracts, proteins, vitamins and minerals that energise the scalp to strengthen damaged hair from the root. Then complement at-home sessions with a visit to our Hair and Beauty Salon, where you can add on a Kérastase Fusio-Dose treatment – the lightweight spray-on mask is custom-mixed to suit your hair’s needs. 

If your hair is looking lacklustre, and you want strong strands in time for the wedding, get to the root of the cause with a hair DNA scan test and consultation at our Hair and Beauty Salon. Ricardo Vila Nova (AKA ‘The Hair Whisperer'), biophysicist and founder of Hair Medica, uses DNA imaging to profile hair and assess its health. From genetic, hormonal or nutritional issues to scalp inflammation, every avenue is explored. Using his findings, he creates a tailored hair restoration programme.  

Thinking of wearing hair extensions on your special day? For instantly thicker, longer lengths, we’ve got just the thing. Richy Hair extensions are made with unprocessed virgin hair and are secured by non-tacky surgical tape. Lasting for up to 10 weeks, they give a sleek finish that won’t cause damage or expose your secret. 

 

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    Reminder: Schedule Your Blow-dry

    Did you know that our Drybar salon, Lower Ground Floor, opens at 7am? Giving guests ample time to refresh their lengths before the special occasion. And with an extensive cocktail-inspired menu of glamorous blow-dries, you’ll be hard pressed to find a style that doesn’t make you feel amazing.  

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Put a Ring on Superb Nails

When it comes to weddings, it’s all about the mani-pedi. And who better to turn to than Townhouse Nails for styles to remember? You’ll  find it’s long, elevated manicure bar in the Champagne-hued Hair and Beauty Salon on the Fifth Floor. Head on up and request the Townhouse Indulgent Manicure and Indulgent Pedicure – both treatments include full nail shaping, a massage and a detailed colour consultation, plus a relaxing hot masque treatment to deeply hydrate your hands. After your visit, maintain your mani at home with our edit of bridal nail glosses and moisturising hand creams. 
 
 

That’s a wrap on our guide to getting wedding-ready with Harrods. Planning your pre-wedding beauty routine? Book your treatments now at the Hair and Beauty Salon.

Wedding Weekender
Next-Level Vibes
Join Us at the Wedding Weekender

 

Taking your bridal beauty prep up a notch? We have just the thing. It’s the ultimate wedding party, and it’s coming to your local H beauty store on various dates in April. We're talking incredible masterclasses with your favourite influencers (we heard celebrity make-up artist Hannah Martin is making an appearance) to get you feeling more excited than ever for your special day. Mybeauty members only, Ts&Cs apply.  

 

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