Big and important events are rare occasions for most people, which is why it is exciting yet also nerve-wracking to prepare for them. If you have a big event to attend, say your best friend’s wedding or a gala that your company is sending you to, you may be a little frantic right now thinking about how you can present the best version of yourself at the special affair.
To help you calm the nerves down and prepare properly, here is a beauty and style guide from style authorities on how to prep for a big event.
1. Establish what “kind” of event you are going to.
Will the atmosphere be casual? Who will be the guests? What time of the day will it be? All these factors determine the “kind” of event you are going to and they will help you identify the appropriate style of clothing and makeup to use.
2. Find clothing and make-up style inspiration online.
Before shopping for anything to help you prepare for the event, it always helps to have a selection of clothing and makeup styles to try. You can visit Instagram, Pinterest, and popular fashion sites online for this. Doing this will provide direction to everything else you need to do to get ready for the event.
3. Get a spa treatment a week before the event.
Pamper yourself and get healthy-looking and glowing skin. This will boost your confidence for whatever it is that you will be attending.
But the important thing here is, you have to get your facial, massage, and other treatments at least five days before the event. A facial treatment, for example, might leave some marks on your skin and you want to be sure that they will have healed already in time for the special occasion.
4. Change your health habits.
If you truly want to present the best side of yourself, “dieting” can help. But do not starve yourself, just eat healthier and smarter. Limit your fats and carbs, and increase your intake of vegetable and fruits. You may also want to treat yourself to some tuna and salmon because they are good for the skin. They can improve collagen production.
Likewise, drink more water and if you want to improve the benefits of staying hydrated, add lemon to your water. Lemon has detoxifying properties and it is loaded with vitamin C, which can brighten your skin.
Do not forget to work out too. There is nothing more flattering than a trimmed and toned body paired with radiant skin.
5. Choose your “pop” element.
At big events, at times, styles can look too similar to each other – especially at a black and white affair. But you can still stand out and be stylishly memorable by choosing your “pop” element. Professional stylists say this can be a statement piece, a bold makeup look, or a pair of flashy footwear. Take your pick from any of the three.
6. Break in new shoes.
When looking gorgeous matters, you have to carry yourself with confidence too, so do not let a pair of stiff new shoes cramp your style. Practice walking in your new footwear and make them as comfortable as you can.
There are different ways to break in shoes, particularly high heels. Try them days before the event and do your walk.
7. Make sure you smell “delicious.”
You got the right clothing pieces, stylish shoes that you have made comfy to the best of your abilities, beautiful hair and makeup. You have even practiced how to exchange pleasantries. So what else is missing? Scents.
Smelling “scentsational” is a must. Make sure to take a luxurious bath using scented bath salts and oils. After that, slather lotion all over your body for moisture and to hold the perfume or cologne that you have chosen for the day.
Do not forget to bring some mints with you as well. It’s important to have fresh-smelling breath throughout the special event.
These beauty and style preparation tips are easy to implement. Try them all and for sure, you will be the belle of the ball.
Jessicka Bell co-founded the AgenC, one of the leading model/talent agencies in the Middle East, in 2014. After just three years in the market, the AgenC now works with most (if not all) of the heavy hitters in media and fashion, as well as represents over 1,000 talents ranging from international models through to cast, kids, creatives, and photographer.