o, you’ve decided to take your next vacation? Congratulations, you deserve it! It’s almost time for you to kick back and relax, but there are a few things you should do first. No, this isn’t about you forgetting to pack your favorite white flowing dress or making sure you’ve completed all the million and one pre-travel to-dos; you’ve got that covered! The real question is, have you given much thought to getting some pre-holiday beauty treatments before your trip?
Whether you’re counting down the days until Christmas, planning a special trip like a honeymoon, or just getting away for the weekend, these five beauty treatments will ensure you look your best at the pool, beach, desert safari, and wherever else your travels might take you.
Check out 5 must-do pre-holiday beauty treatments to endulge in…
#1. A lash lift (LVL Lashes)
Getting a Lash Lift treatment means you can ditch the mascara and eye curlers for a lighter travel bag. LVL lashes stand for Length, Volume, and Lift (words frequently used by most mascara brands on the market). But it’s rare to get all three from a single mascara because that would be quite the ask for the tiny tube.
Fortunately, LVL lashes can accomplish all of the above in a single sitting where a “fix” and balm is applied to your natural lashes to lift and straighten them from the roots. That is, you can volumize, lengthen, and lift your lashes all in one simple treatment. The best part is that the treatment can last up to six weeks! This means that even if you go on a month-long vacation, your lashes will look fantastic the entire time.
#2. A mani-pedi
Do you know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good mani-pedi? For many, it is one of those beauty salon special services that deserve a standing appointment, and for a good reason. It’s no secret that getting a mani-pedi is one of the most popular and delightful ways to unwind.
Nothing beats soaking your feet in essential oil-infused water and sitting back to enjoy the simple pleasures of self-love. A massage, perhaps, but a foot and hand massage is part of the mani/pedi universe, which is probably why both treatments are popular. Beyond the freshly painted nails (maybe a gel mani to avoid chipped nails from lugging bags) and pretty feet, getting manicures and pedicures is a subtle nod to your commitment to self-care and to paying attention to the details that help you feel like your best self. Consider getting one a few days before you leave as a warm-up for what’s to come on your trip. You’ll also have sandals- and-flip-flop-ready-feet if you plan on wearing a lot of those on your trip.
#3. A wax fix
Please skip this if waxing is not your thing. If it is, wouldn’t you like silky-to-the-touch skin to go with all of your outfits? Now, this one could be tricky if you are a regular waxer in between appointments who will be vacationing far away from their regular salon when your next session is due. So, before you make a decision, you should talk to your beauty therapist about it.
Depending on your regrowth cycle, you may not need a touch-up on your last face, underarm, bikini line, or leg waxing session. But there is no way for you to be certain unless you ask. However, if you are overdue for a wax appointment and your travel date is approaching, this is a gentle reminder to schedule one as soon as possible. Remember, smooth skin is an excellent accessory for every outfit!
#4. A brow fix
Eyebrows help to express emotions and frame your face in a beautiful way, but they are frequently neglected and overlooked by many folks. That’s a shame because the right brow color and shape can do wonders for your face, even making you appear younger than you are. Brow liners, powders, and pencils are typically the go-to tools for women who want to restructure the look of their brows, but there are other treatments that provide flawless arches with minimal effort and last much longer.
HD Brows and Brow Tints are two of such treatments that you might be interested in. The former entails a seven-step process that includes threading, micro waxing, and tinting to create brows with artistry. The brow tinting procedure is less complicated. Regardless, whichever one you choose will provide you with beautifully sculpted brows that will transform the way you look and feel for weeks. As a result, you won’t have to apply brow makeup on your trip. That’s one less beauty routine to think of.
#5. A hair treatment
This treatment was saved for last because it’s one of the first that comes to mind when you think of pre-holiday beauty treatments. The last thing you want on your vacation is to have a “bad hair day” while away from your talented hairdresser. Plus, your tresses, curls, mane (or whatever name you prefer to call the hair on your head) is an extension of your personality.
If you’re going to be meeting a lot of new people at your destination, what do you want your hair to say about you? Wouldn’t you agree that the word that comes to mind is beautiful? Of course! So, don’t put off visiting your stylist!
Cheers to a Beautiful Holiday!
It’s always a good time to visit the salon and spa when you have a vacation coming up. However, the list of pre-vacation to-dos can seem almost endless (packing your bags, tying up loose ends at work, preparing your house for vacation mode, and so on) that there may appear to be very little time for anything else. Making time for some pre-travel pampering, however, isn’t something that you should skip. The right pre-holiday beauty treatments hold way more value than you could imagine.
You deserve perfectly shaped brows and beautifully manicured nails to go with your holiday looks. The holiday beauty treatments listed above offer a combination of self-care and confidence, thus, allowing you to shine on your travels. Consider them a holiday gift to yourself. Have a wonderful trip!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hillary Kozma is the Owner/Managing Director/Creative Director of Kozma & Kozma Salon. Having built the foundation of her skills with an apprenticeship under a direct protege of Vidal Sassoon, Hillary, and her husband opened Glow American Salon in Qatar in 2007 before expanding to Dubai as Kozma & Kozma in 2016. Hillary is hailed by the media as a “pioneer in her field” for introducing new talents, concepts, philosophies, and techniques to the Middle East.
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