Vacation for most people is the time to regroup, de-stress, have fun, and relax. Most of the time, post vacation is when you come back looking and feeling fresh and refreshed. It’s also important, at least for me, to make sure to look good and feel my best right before vacation. How do I do that? I get ready for vacation by indulging in certain beauty treatments just a few days before I am ready to take off.
Below is a list of beauty treatments I think are important to do to get ready for vacation.
1. Bikini or Brazilian Wax
Waxing has been somewhat of a ritual for me, especially prior to leaving for a beach vacation. Having a clean bikini area is essential when lounging by the pool or on the beach. To avoid redness while on vacation, and puffiness caused by waxing, it’s best to have this service completed a few days ahead of your travel date. My favorite place for a Brazilian wax is Shobha. If you’re the DIY type, my favorite at-home wax is Bliss Poetic Wax (review). You can purchase the kit from Blissworld.com for $48.
Gel manicures are my go-to manicures for vacations. Why? Because they last. I don’t have to worry about chipping polish while on vacation, and my nails looking raggedy. Who looks cute with not so cute nails? My favorite place for affordable gel manicures is Pure Nail Salon in Brooklyn (Instagram). Ask for Jessie.
Manicures are important, and so are pedicures, especially if you’re going to wear open toe shoes/sandals during your vacation. This upcoming vacation, my toes will be painted with Zoya’s ‘Thandie’. For my pedicures, depending on how much time I have and my budget, I go to Polish Bar Brooklyn or Dashing Diva.
Whether you wax, thread, or pluck, having your eyebrows groomed a few days prior to vacation is important. Trust me, okay, it is! Get those bad boys done, and you’ll thank me later.
I like to have my hair done one or two days before I leave for vacation. Hair completes the look. I always go for a worry-free style like a curly or wavy install as seen below.
Check out the beauty items I travel with on vacation here.
Are there any beauty treatments you have to do in order to get ready for vacation?
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