Beauty Tip ~ Grooming for your Groomsmen!

Wedding Day is one of the most important days of you and your grooms’ life.  You want those hundreds of professional photos to be something you are proud to look back on – so looking your best is obviously critical.  Of course when it comes to brides and bridesmaids - us ladies spend days, weeks, and some maybe months planning and prepping to look as fabulous as we possibly can (with the help of pros like the Beauty Boutique ~ Glam Squad!).

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This Beauty Tip Thursday we want to touch on the importance of grooming the Groomsmen!  Of course there are endless Do’s + Don’ts ~ but we want to share just some of our favorite helpful and vital tips to getting your Groom looking fine and dapper on the big day.

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Don’ts:

  • Avoid Trendy Hairstyles – stick to a classic / timeless cut.  A trendy coif can make your wedding photos looking dated as the fads change over the years.
  • Don’t wait til the last minute – Have your guys hair cut about a week before the wedding.  This will give the cut some time to relax/grow in – or – give your man time for some last minute changes.
  • Don’t forget to remind your groomsmen – They will be in the pics too, so make sure they know to begin thinking about a haircut, shaving, skincare routine (and that’s where we can come in)!

Do’s:

  • Do seek professional help – Ha, ha, ha – for the grooming!  The extra cost will be worth it. Make sure the stylist know he is getting a haircut for a wedding he’s in so they'll pay extra attention to detail. Get tips on how to fix last minute mess ups and what are the best products to use.
  • Get a Good Night Sleep – Think about having the bachelor party a week or more before – you don’t want your groom to be hungover and not looking rested for the big day.
  • Shave - If a beard is part of your grooms’ everyday look, he should keep it.  Be sure to have him have it professionally trimmed and shaped. If he normally is clean shaven or a dons a scruffy look, go with the clean shave. A properly trimmed face will make you look well groomed and fresh.

One more big tip:  For any destination wedding or summer event – DON’T forget to wear sunscreen!  One of our funniest and most favorite “Grooming a Groomsman” stories was when we had a fella come and ask us if we could airbrush makeup is head…He was in Key West on vacation and went on a fishing trip with the rest of the guys the day before, apparently sans sunscreen…he did remember to wear a visor which in turn left a silly tan line on his bald head! 

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Now that you know some of our tips – you should know how we can help!  Beauty Boutique can come to you – we offer Men's manicures and pedicures, eyebrow waxing, facials, back facials, massages, and cover up makeup ~ we are discreet too!

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Beauty Tip Thursday- Pre-Wedding Beauty Pampering

Ask any former bride and they will tell you that planning a wedding is stressful!  The dress, the shoes, the music, the venue and don't forget the details and your guests.  It is enough to drive any sane person insane.  Most people that have been in your shoes will tell you that hiring a wedding planner is the best thing they could've done, because it saved their sanity, as well as a lot of time.  We wholeheartedly agree that hiring a wedding planner can be a lifesaver, as well as a timesaver, relationship-saver, fun-saver and everything in between; but this post isn't about that.  It is about another piece of friendly advice that can save you a lot of stress when planning your wedding.  Let's talk about pre-wedding pampering! Who doesn't love to be pampered, especially before your wedding day?  You spend so much time planning for the big day that you deserve a little down time to relax before you walk down the aisle.  Everyone knows that a little pampering (manicure, pedicure, facial, massage, etc.) goes a long way...we are sure that is no surprise to you.  Here is a a surprise though...don't get your spa services too early!  Many brides think that they will save time and possibly money by getting their manicures, pedicures, massages and spray tans before they arrive for their destination wedding.  What many brides don't realize is that, by getting your spa services done too early, they can jeopardize the end result, especially when it comes to your nails.  To save yourself time, stress and even money, we suggest scheduling your spa services 1-2 days prior to your wedding.  This not only gives you time to de-stress and relax before your big day, but also the piece of mind to know that you don't have to worry about chipped or broken nails and streaky tans.  We also suggest getting a massage prior to your wedding day to help relieve the tension and stress brought on by planning the wedding of your dreams.  Getting a massage after you arrive for your wedding is good way to kick-off the week (or weekend) and helps you to de-stress, unwind and get in the right frame of mind before all of your friends and family arrive.

Most hotels offer spa services at their on-site spas, but at Beauty Boutique and the Glam Squad, we offer mobile, on-site spa services (as well as hair and makeup services for your big day).  Many of our brides even make a party of it by setting up a spa pampering party for their bridesmaids and moms at their hotel instead of going out the day or night before the wedding.  It is a good way to spend time with your nearest and dearest, while getting pampered and relaxing before your wedding day.  Order some food and champagne and have us come over for pampering slumber party.  Talk about a fun , low-key way to spend your last night as a single girl.

For more information on our spa packages, as well as a complete list of all of services, please contact us for more information.

Until next time, remember to Live Beautifully!

xoxo~The Glam Squad

Second September Promotion

Since September is one of our favorites months, we figured that instead of offering just one promotion this month, that we would offer two!  In preparation for wedding season (and Homecoming, Fantasy Fest, the Navy Ball, Holiday parties and all of the other upcoming events in Key West), we are offering a great package for hair and makeup services.

Starting today, any new client that books a package for hair and makeup services for 3 or more people (bridesmaids, mothers, friends, sisters, etc.), will receive $30 off each package.  This brings the package down to $175 each, which is an amazing deal for professional, on-site hair and makeup application. 

To take advantage of this promotion, you must book services and pay in full no later than September 30, 2011.  Appointments can be made in advance for dates after September 2011, as long as the packages are paid in full by September 30, 2011.  For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards (a small processing fee applies), as well as checks and money orders.  To schedule your  beauty appointments or for more information, please email Kelly (beautyboutique@comcast.net)

Be sure to check out our wonderful September Spa Promotion for information on how you can get a manicure, pedicure and spray tan for FREE.

Happy Fall Y'all!

September Spa Promotion

September generally ushers in the beginning of all things fall...back-to-school shopping, football season, the crisp chill in the air, and for us, it is the time before the busy season starts.  We didn't want September to come and go without offering a special promotion for all of our loyal fans (and new customers too). For the entire month of September, when you book 5 or more Spa Combination Packages (manicure, pedicure and spray tan), you will receive 10% off the manicure and pedicure and 50% off the spray tan.  This brings the package down to $125 each.  PLUS, the bride (or the person doing the booking for the group) will receive their package for FREE!  This promotion isn’t just for brides!  Grab your some of best girlfriends and spend an afternoon pampering yourselves at home.  This is a great way to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall.

To take advantage of this great promotion, please email us at beautyboutique@comcast.net or call us at 305.879.2846.

Appointments can be made in advance for dates after September as long as payment is received by September 30, 2011.  This promotion is only around for a limited time, so contact us today!

Happy Fall Y'all!

July Spa Promotion

Get excited..it's time for our July promotion!
 
Beginning today,when you book 5 spa packages for your bridal party (either manicure, pedicure and facial OR spray tan, facial and massage OR any combination of the above), you will receive the same package for yourself to enjoy for FREE! This is a great way to pamper your girls (and yourself) before the big day!
 
This promotion isn't just for brides-to-be. Organize a spa party for some of your favorite friends in your home and take advantage of the same deal!
 
Appointments must be made in advance and services can be rendered after July, but all payments must be received on or before July 31, 2011. For your added convenience, we now except credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover) as a form of payment, as well as checks and money orders.
 
Email Kelly (beautyboutique@comcast.net) for more information or to book your packages today!