Beautification: The Abridged Version
Getting hitched in the summer makes tan lines almost unavoidable. Instead of further baking yourself to even color out, test Completely Bare’s Tan Filler ($75) . Aestheticians exfoliate the skin and spray only the areas that need to be darkened. 764 Madison Ave.; 212-717-9300
To give hair shine, bounce, and strength, keep ends trimmed and start doing weekly or bi-weekly conditioning treatments at Ted Gibson.
Bring along tear sheets of your favorite looks when meeting with editorial and advertising campaign makeup artist Christan Burran. She expertly makes faces camera-ready and eschews heavy-handed application (so you’ll never look and feel as if you’re wearing a mask) . A consultation and trial makeup application is $250, while makeup on the big day is $500. Burran will even leave some products behind for touch-ups throughout the day. 917-373-6426
1 Month Before
Dr. Michael Apa can do porcelain veneers a week before the wedding or “add-on ceramics” to fill in gaps the day before, but he recommends doing them a month in advance so a bride can be “mentally and physically comfortable” with her new smile. 30 E. 76th St.; 212-794-9600
For more mature brides, Restylane is the most regularly requested procedure at Dr. Fredric Brandt’s office. Injections to fill out cheeks and nasolabial folds can be administered the day before, but Dr. Brandt suggests coming at least one month beforehand to avoid “any surprises or bruising.” 317 E. 34th St.; 212-889-7096
1 Week Before
Head to Ramy for the final brow shaping.
Visit Dr. Apa for laser teeth-whitening using the latest ZoomII technology, or if your teeth are in relatively good shape, swing by for a quick cleaning and bleaching for a brighter smile.
Go for your final waxing appointment at Shobha.
See Dr. Gross for a last-minute Professional Hydra Pure Treatment ($250 for one hour) for a dewy glow. Aesthetician Jill Flecker begins with a deep cleanse followed by mild extractions. While the two-step heated hydration mask is settling, she’ll rub away stress with a décolletage, arm, and hand massage.
2 Days Before
The last six months have been hectic, admittedly, so for a bit of pampering, head to Just Calm Down for the Moroccan on the Marrakesh Express massage ($155) with Claire. Relax on a rose-petal-strewn heated waterbed while she drizzles you with a blend of pure essential Moroccan oils and massages and stretches you until your body feels like a piece of limp spaghetti. 32 W. 22nd St.; 212-337-0032
From the Summer 2007 New York Wedding Guide