Beauty Chats: 7 Wedding planning tips Athisha Khan learned from her bridal beauty routine
In the latest instalment of BURO Beauty Chats, we’re delving into all things bridal beauty (and beyond). And, to glean some hot-off-the-press insider tips, we spoke to it-girl (and recently married!) Athisha Khan.
Ahead, the content creator gets candid about the ins and outs of her bridal beauty routine, as well as the biggest lessons she learned from her big day.
From what you should avoid while wedding planning to top tips for a stress-free big day, we’ve got the exclusive.
1. Don’t change up your skincare routine before the wedding
“I didn’t change up my skincare routine much from the usual as I was too worried that if I had tried something new last-minute and it didn’t suit my skin, I wouldn’t know how to fix it. I just kept to what I knew worked.”
2. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
"I’m the kind of person who needs to moisturise—if I don’t, my skin will get too dry and my lips will crack. So, for my wedding, I upped the ante on my skincare and my haircare."
TIP: “You have to moisturise your hair and do scalp treatments. I’ve been going to CocoDry for my treatments since they opened their new outlet in Publika!”
3. Don’t forget to stay hydrated
“I had some spots on my chest, and while they weren’t very visible to anyone else except for me, it bothered me. Luckily, every time I moisturised, it went away, so I think the problem was dehydration.
“I’m not the kind of person that drinks a lot of water, but I’m still trying to fix that about myself. I tried my best to carry water around with me so that I could meet my daily intake. It helped me to flavour my water in natural ways using lemon juice and using a straw to make drinking easier. [Staying hydrated] really makes you feel and look better.”
4. Some things are just best left to the pros
“I went for facials more consistently—going for extractions and other treatments I knew I wouldn’t be able to do at home—so I could get rid of some of my skin texture and get my skin at its healthiest.”
5. Find a glam squad that you trust, and the look will fall right into place
“Choose someone that makes you feel good about yourself. Both Khir Khalid (my makeup artist) and Juno Ko (my hairstylist) made me feel so very comfortable—that’s why I chose them for my big day. I still think it was one of the best decisions of the whole day! Khir really turned my whole look into something so special. And, I’m quite used to working with Juno, so I knew he knew what style would suit me best. If only I looked like that every day!
TIP: “Do your research and check their Instagrams to see if they’ve done looks that you think suit your face, your skin type, your hair type and stuff like that. There are so many amazing makeup artists and hairstylists, but they may not have worked with people who look like you. Look for a makeup artist and hairstylist with experience with you, specifically, or at least people like you.”
6. Sometimes all it takes is sheer will to stop the waterworks from flowing
“I’m a crier! I cry at everything, so the fact that I didn’t cry on my wedding day is still a surprise to me now. By the end, I had shed, like, one tear—just one small tear. Honestly, I just kept telling myself that I wouldn’t cry because I didn’t want the makeup to run (laughs).”
7. Try to take it easy
“You don’t have to do everything yourself. The people you hire as part of your team for your wedding are there to help you and give you suggestions. They’re amazing at their jobs, (that’s why they have their jobs), so it’s okay to let go and put a little trust in them!
“Wedding planning is made out to be so stressful (and it can be), but if you’re the kind of person who can let go here and there, it will make things so much easier. I’m usually the type of person who gets crazy about the details, but for my wedding, I kind of just roughly told them (Juno, Khir, and my wedding planners at Reka Teemoor) what I wanted and [stayed out of] their way. I knew they would deliver.
“The biggest challenge overall is the pressure to make the day so perfect—exactly what you envision it to be. But, if I had told them how to do their jobs (which is what a lot of people tend to do), then if it hadn’t come out the way I wanted it to or it hadn’t turned out so good, then I would have been the one losing. So yeah, just learn to let go. That’s what I did, and I’m very happy with how everything turned out."
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