Best Bets for Desert Beauty
Two pros give insider's tips for looking lovely.
La Quinta Healing Arts offers spa services at their sanctuary in Old Town La Quinta as well as private spa parties at your home or hotel. 78-015 Main St., Ste. 105, La Quinta. (760) 777-1477.
Photography by Taylor Sherrill
As the area has its own unique climate, you’ll want to ensure your hair and makeup stay fresh and pretty from the first photo to the last dance. “Meeting with hair/makeup pros is just as important as a wedding coordinnator,” says Joy Fields, wedding hair stylist of J. Russell Salon in Palm Desert. “We help you create your whole look!” Fields and makeup artist Chip Tuvman know from experience that hair and makeup stay in place longer when done by a professional. The team offers these suggestions for desert brides:
• Do an initial hair/make-up consultation when you come to Palm Springs to location scout. This is the time to meet and set goals for your hair’s look, the length, color, etc.
• Look to updos in the hotter month. You’ll feel the difference!
• Don’t skimp or look for a bargain — you want to look and feel your best and so do your bridesmaids. You’re going to be looking at your photos for the rest of your life!
• Consider giving the hair or makeup to your bridesmaids as their gift. It will give them one less thing, and expense to worry about and will be appreciated as much or more as any other gift. Contact: J. Russell Salon and Spa, (760) 341-4641.
Feel your best with sweet scents, spritzes, and spa treatments that come to you.
From her Spectrum line of perfumes come these exotic scents from Lily Lambert. Choose from T (coconut/ sandalwood/ powder), R (summer cherries/light musk), U (pink rose/ caramel/ Egyptian sandalwood), or E — our personal favorite (coco/ opium/ musk/ rain); $30 each. Also available in teensy travel-size roll-ons perfume oils: $40.
|We Go Together|
Here’s a get-ready idea for you: Choose a signature scent from the Pacifica line, such as French Lilac, Waikiki Pikake, or Tahitian Gardenia. Wear the body butter ($15.95) and burn the coordinating fragrant soy candle ($5.95 for 3 oz. shown) in your dressing room. Then, take them both along on your honeymoon. (888) 322-2466.
|I Mist You|
Calming aromatherapy is the idea — and the result — behind John Masters Organics. Lavender Hydrating Mist for Skin & Hair ($16) combats desert-air dryness with a therapeutic scent. Sea Mist sea salt spray with lavender ($16.50) gives hair that easy-breezy beachy look. The soft scent of Rosewater Mist ($16) brings a healthy glow to face and neck. (800) 599-2450.
|Something (Pink &) Blue|
Tiny enough to tuck in your purse, these French wedding-day Crazy’Sticks solid scents from Crazylibellule and the Poppies are soft and feminine: Amoureuse (rose/sandalwood/vanilla/berry/musk) and Blue Orchidée (bergamot, mandarin/jasmine/ rose/sandalwood/ vanilla,/musk); $18 each.