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Put Your Hair Up In Style

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 20, 2014 at 5:00am

Is your goal vintage glamour or modern sophisticate? Try variations on poufs and high or low chignons. Prefer bohemian beauty? Think braided twists and knots of cascading curls. According to Gina Ludwig, owner of, which employs hair stylists across the country and sells coiffure accessories, “undone” updos with lots of soft texture are super hot right now. These popul…

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How To Do A Down Hairstyle

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on October 10, 2014 at 5:00am

Follow our style guide for letting your locks flow on your wedding day. The Vibe A down or half-down look has a romantic feel, says celebrity stylist Remona Soleimani of Washington D.C.-based Bridal Hair by Remona. But it also imparts an easy, natural vibe. “On any given day most women tend to wear their hair down,” says Soleimani, so it makes sense that on their wedding day they would like…

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Spa-Worthy Secrets For Your Big Day!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 25, 2014 at 5:00am

With all the attention paid to hair, makeup and, of course, gowns, it’s easy to forget that hands and feet also play an important part in your big day – you walk down the aisle, a ring is placed on your finger and then you dance the night away. Here’s how to ensure that your manicure/pedicure live happily ever after – or at least look picture-perfect all day. Proper Prep The myth is that…

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What Should Be In The Bride’s Bag

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on July 09, 2014 at 5:00am

1. Lip gloss It will keep your makeup looking fresh from I Do’s to photos and beyond, says Wendi Hroncich, founder of Seattle-based Ethereal Events. “But avoid the sticky kind – it will drive you nuts and your groom will hate it too!” 2. Breath mints They’re ideal for right before you walk down the aisle. But if you want fresh breath that’s longer lasting, pack a travel-size bottle of…

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Tanning Without The Booth For Your Big Day

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 30, 2014 at 5:00am

No bride wants a complexion so pale and pasty that it’s impossible to decipher the difference between her skin and her wedding dress. But basking in the sun or plopping down inside a tanning booth can lead to unsightly sunburns that are impossible to hide. Luckily, there are plenty of sunless tanning options that can help you look radiant without the risk, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger, an Omaha,…

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Look Good, Feel Good!

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on April 14, 2014 at 5:00am

From InStyle and People to The Knot and Pinterest, there’s no shortage of websites with photos to help you formulate your idea of big-day beautiful. Austie Eckley, a Portland, Ore.-based hair and makeup artist, says many of the brides she works with find inspiration in celebrity images because starlets typically have top stylists creating their picture-perfect looks. The key thing, however, i…

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How To Look Your Best For The Big Day

article by Metro Creative | posted on November 22, 2013 at 5:00am

Have you ever had your makeup professionally applied? Apart from a trial application at a department store makeup counter, many women likely have no experience with professional makeup artists. While one may not hire a makeup artist for everyday events, a wedding is an occasion that often warrants the expertise of a professional. Many brides-to-be and their attendants book the services of a hairs…

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The Pre-Wedding Beauty Plan

article by Nola Sarkisian-Miller - CTW Features | posted on September 29, 2013 at 5:00am

Once you’ve found your dream dresses and decided on your accessories — roughly four months out from your wedding — it’s time to start planning for hair and makeup and book your beauty pros. Will you wear an updo? Or cascading curls? And, how will you set it off? With a veil, headband or tiara? Make sure to schedule a trial appointment with a hairdresser, and bring in a picture of your des…

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The Summer Bride’s Guide to Skincare

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 01, 2013 at 5:00am

Wedding pictures don’t have do-overs, so whether you’re getting married later this summer or next year, you’ll want to ramp up your beauty routine during the sunburn- and spots-on-your-shoulders-producing months. Prevention is very important, says Dr. Sandy Johnson of Johnson Dermatology in Fort Smith, Ark. Instead of smooth, golden skin, tanning may actually cause patchy discoloration as w…

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The Photo-Ready Makeup Plan

article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on August 10, 2013 at 5:00am

Drew Barrymore, Eva Longoria, Uma Thurman, Ashley Judd and Nicole Kidman – ladies who all looked lovely in person for a big event, but had glaring white powder show up on their faces in photographs. Here’s how to avoid similar makeup mishaps on your wedding day. After all, there are no picture do-overs on. Outdoors/Natural Light If your festivities will be outside in the bright sun, Erin Sk…

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