If you’re reading this in preparation for your big day, we want to start this article off by saying – congrats! We wish you the best of luck and hope you’ll look your best too. And to help you do that, we’re going to answer the question of when to get eyebrows done before wedding.
The answer will depend on the exact treatment you’re looking to do. So, scroll down to see a brief timeline of what you can expect after each procedure, and when the optimal appointment date should be.
When to Get Eyebrows Waxed Before Wedding?
After a fresh brow wax, most people say that their brows don’t start to grow for around 8-12 weeks. But, you know your skin best, and if your hair generally has a tendency to grow quickly, don’t book that appointment too far in advance from your wedding day.
After waxing, any redness or irritation will take about a day to heal, so don’t go to the salon on the day of, either. If you’re among the unfortunate few who get wax burns, that might take up to a week to heal.
So, just to be safe, the optimal time to book the appointment is about a week in advance.
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When to Get Eyebrows Threaded Before Wedding?
Threading is somewhat similar to waxing because it pulls the hair from the root. Unfortunately, the window of time you have before your hair starts growing again is a bit smaller – 6-12 weeks, to be exact.
The surrounding skin may feel sensitive and look red for the first 48h post-treatment, and it’s not advisable to put on any makeup during that time.
In short, plan a brow threading session at least 4-5 days in advance.
When to Get Brow Lamination Before Wedding?
Brows need at least a week to settle after a lamination. This is true for both their shape and the tint if you decide on getting that treatment as well. The process will require some daily maintenance, so make sure you don’t choose your busiest week for it.
Click here for the full guide on how to maintain your brows after a lamination!
After the treatment, you’ll be in the clear for around 6 weeks, after which new, non-laminated brows will start to grow. This doesn’t have to be that big of an issue, and you can easily put them where you want them with a spoolie and some brow gel.
Still, if you want that fresh laminated look, we suggest getting it done a week and a half before the wedding.
Or If You’re Thinking PMU…
If you’re tired of constantly having to do something with your brows and think you’ll spend too much time obsessing over it during this time, there are some more permanent solutions to your brow woes!
That’s why, in this section, we’re going to talk about a few PMU treatments that can make your brows look amazing – and not just for that one day.
When to Get Microblading Before Wedding?
The most important thing to remember here is that you’ll want to wait after your touch-up and leave some time for the brows to heal after it. This touch-up will happen somewhere between 5 and 8 weeks after the initial microblading session.
The post-touch-up healing process takes about a week, but it’s much more comfortable than after that first session, and won’t require as much maintenance.
Ultimately, it’s best to get your brows microbladed at least 9-10 weeks before your wedding date.
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When to Get Powder Brows Before Wedding?
Powder brows can look great, as long as you take proper care of them. That’s why you’ll need to wait 4-6 weeks for them to fully heal, or you’ll risk having to go out in a wedding dress paired with unsightly, under-healed, or even scabby brows.
Ideally, after those 4 to 6 weeks, you’ll go in for a touch-up before the wedding. After that, you should wait at least 5-7 days until you’re camera-ready.
This means that your powder brow appointment should be around 8-9 weeks prior to the event.
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What Else Should I Do Before a Wedding?
Now that you know when to get eyebrows done before wedding, we can take a look at some other treatments you can book to make sure you’re on your A-game on the big day.
Firstly, you can’t have awesome brows and not accompany them with lashes! There are lots of semi-permanent treatments, such as a lash lift, that you’ll also need to book in advance. But, if you don’t have enough time, you can always fake a lash lift at home.
There are also a few other PMU endeavors that can be done if you’re not in a rush – permanent eyeliner, and lip tattoos being among the most popular. But feel free to explore more cool treatments here!
Either way, whether you decide to go full glam or all-natural, we’re sure you’ll look stunning!
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