Salley Nycole Beauty & Skyn Boutique is not just a makeup artist creating your beautiful face for the Big Day! She offers services to assist brides in taking care of their skin from the inside out with beauty regimens that start before that special day. Every woman wants to feel good every day, especially on her wedding day. Salley focuses on the journey of preparing your skin and body so that she exudes a natural glow that can be maintained after the wedding as well.
1. How did you get started in Skincare & Beauty?
Growing up I’ve gone through my share of skin care issues, acne to be exact. I started going for facial treatments at the Salon Professional Academy and I noticed that my skin started to clear up and look much better. During my appointments, I inquired about skincare every time and thought this would be a great career for myself because I loved learning about skincare so much. The next steps in my journey led me to enroll in the academy and I have been working in the field ever since. I have a personal connection to my career and I think that helps me to stand out and relate to my clients.
2. Do you help a bride prepare a regiment to help her for the big day? Do you have a specific regiment that you give to brides? Couples?
For the bride, I recommend a series of facial treatments that are specific to her skin type to help combat any of the skin issues she may be experiencing so that her skin can look and feel the very best for the big day. My regimen is Water, Water, Water!!!!! Of course, I suggest using skincare products including a day and night routine. My biggest pieces of advice is drink water to keep the skin hydrated and supple.
3. When consulting brides do you discuss eating habits and how they affect skin care and how to incorporate that into their daily regimen?
Yes!!!! Brides are usually very aware of their eating habits especially when it comes to fitting into that special dress. They want to be the perfect size for the day of, but eating healthy also keeps the skin clear and nourished. Lots of fruits and vegetables are the key. My recommendation is always to increase your fruit and vegetable intake. Limit fats, oils, carbs and sugars as those cause weight gain and contribute to issues with weight loss.
4. What products work best for different types of skin: oily, dry, combination and is there a difference for women of color?
When it comes to products I always say it’s easier to recommend products when you know your skin type. For example, if you have dry skin you want to use creamy types of cleansers and moisturizers. Gel-based types of products can cause the skin to dry out. Whereas for oily skin it can benefit from gel-based cleansers and moisturizers. Normal and combination skin can go either way.
I always recommend for all types of skin a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, sunscreen and eye cream. If you have acne using a treatment gel before the moisturizer is key to helping unclog the pores, treat current breakouts and to help prevent new ones. For minorities, we are usually concerned with breakouts and hyper-pigmentation or post acne marks. The key to combating this is using a skin product that contains kojic acid.
5. To Do or Not: Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts for beauty on your Big Day
1. Have pictures and ideas of how you’d like your makeup done so your artist has an idea of what you like.
2. Setup a makeup trial to see how your look will be for your special day.
3. Make sure to communicate how you truly feel about your makeup during the trial, it is your big day!
4. Time management is key. Beauty takes time, so plan accordingly for your makeup to be done efficiently and effortlessly.
5. Your bridal party should get their makeup professionally done as well so that the pictures will look great and the entire bridal party looks polished.
1. If you’re not comfortable with the makeup do not wear it; also strongly consider the opinion of the artist and see where they’re coming from.
2. Have an idea of what you’d like to try and make sure to try a few different looks. Don’t walk into the trial blind.
3. Make it mandatory for your bridal party to get their makeup professionally done. Don’t make it a suggestion because these will be your final pictures that you will have for the rest of your life.
4. It’s great to be adventurous but don’t try something new on the day of your wedding, all looks should be finalized prior to your wedding day.
5. Don’t do any masks the day of your wedding, some can dry out your skin and cause the makeup to be flaky.