The Six-Month Makeover
Day of | Nails
Sweet Lily Natural Nail Spa & Boutique
With plush armchairs at each pedicure station and a famously attentive staff, this salon is a beauty editors’ favorite. Private parties include a pedicure and lavender-cream manicure for each guest, plus catering and bubbly ($150 per person; five-person minimum).
Manicures from $24; pedicures from $46; 222 W. Broadway, nr. Franklin St.; 212-925-5441; sweetlilyspa.com
Day of | Makeup
Dean, a longtime celebrity makeup artist, believes makeup should look as great in person as it does on film, so he opts for visual trickery over extra product. He’s also a brow specialist, in case your arches are in need of TLC.
Wedding makeup trial, $300; on-site wedding-day rates start at $750; Marie Robinson Salon, 155 Fifth Ave., nr. 22nd St., 4th fl.; 212-358-7780
Day of | Hair
Ted Gibson’s latest protégé and a Fashion Week regular, Toth has become the go-to for simple, elegant hairstyles. Most brides are opting for romantic half-up, half-down looks; for the more traditional, he’s a whiz at the standard updo.
Wedding hair trial, $250; in-salon updo, $300; on-site styling, $1,000 for a half day and $1,500 for a full day for up to four people; Ted Gibson Salon, 184 Fifth Ave., at 23rd St., 2nd fl.; 212-633-6333; tedgibsonsalon.com
The groom who is reluctant to beautify will feel at ease at this purposefully mellow, throwback barbershop, to which artsy types flock for help with their studiously maintained scruff. Send him on the big day for a cut, straight-razor shave, and, if necessary, a hangover cure, which includes a warm rosewater cleanse, a hot towel steam, and eye cream application.
Shave and a haircut, $75; hangover treatment, $25; 5 Horatio St., at W. 4th St.; 8 Rivington St., nr. Bowery; 212-929-3917; fscbarber.com
From the Winter 2010 New York Wedding Guide