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PHOTO: Courtesy of Terri Lawton.
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PHOTO: Courtesy of Patrick Ta

Prep Work

by slh

Three of L.A.’s leading BEAUTY BOSSES reveal their SECRETS to getting photo-ready.

119-BEAU-BIT-00_1000x1338Terri Lawton
6 MONTHS If your skin is breaking out or dull, we’ll take a blood test to identify both allergies and food sensitivities. After making those changes, the skin is clearer, radiant and you often lose weight in the process. My facials usually include an exfoliation with enzymes or light acids and cranial facial techniques (where muscles inside the mouth and jaw area are massaged to relieve tension and promote circulation). A home-care plan with our products is also important; I custom-blend most of them myself. Of the lines we carry, Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is a standout. 1 WEEK I do an Intraceuticals oxygen facial with light therapy and micro current and a cranial facial. 1 DAY Depending on what your skin craves, we’ll give you Biologique Recherché Crème Masque Vernix or the Julisis Silver Remineralizing mask to apply the night before your wedding. terrilawton.com.

119-BEAU-BIT-01_1000x1338Jen Atkin
3 MONTHS Start preparing your hair in advance of your big day. I suggest weekly conditioning with my Ouai Treatment Masque [her Ouai products launch in February] and complementing your regimen with the supplements in my line (each targets a specific hair type), so whether your hair is oily, dry, damaged or just takes forever to grow, you’ll get dramatic results. DAY-OF Updos always look best on hair that’s slightly textured. If you’re working on day-old hair, mist Ouai Dry Shampoo on the scalp and mid-lengths for added grip. If hair is clean, mist Texturizing Hair Spray throughout. Create a clean center or side part, then brush hair to the nape of the neck, using a hair elastic to tie. Run Ouai Hair Oil through the ends, then twist the length into a spiral bun or knot, and use French pins to secure. Finish with Ouai Soft Hair Spray for hold. jenatkin.com.

119-BEAU-BIT-02_1000x1338Patrick Ta
1 DAY Book an Oxygen facial (I’m partial to Shani Darden). DAY-OF Use Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator, then apply an oil-free moisturizer to create a base. For eyes, begin with a primer like Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, then work a bronzer like Tom Ford Bronzing Powder in Gold Dust into the crease. Apply Mac Naked Lunch over the lid. Curl lashes, line lash lines and add mascara. Blend Giorgio Armani Designer Lift foundation into the skin. Dab Chanel Correcteur Perfection concealer (blend 30 Beige Petale and 31 Beige Rose together). Set with a loose powder. Contour with your bronzer, and dust Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop above the cheekbones. Top off with lipstick (like Mac Shy Girl) and spritz your face with Urban Decay All Nighter, which allows makeup to melt in and last longer. thewallgroup.com.

Written by Caroline Cagney.