Category: Planning & Etiquette
There’s beauty in the details, literally – and hair, makeup and nails will be the finishing touches for your wedding-day style. Whether it’s casual chic or Texas glam, the Lost Pines Region’s Spa Django can tousle your hair and color your lips for that “I do” moment you’ll never forget. For the inside scoop, we sat down with Spa Director Heidi Smith to get her take on beauty dos and don’ts, as well as treatment tips for newlyweds and the wedding party.
Q: What do you and your team love about weddings?
A: The palpable camaraderie and sisterhood of the wedding party! Everyone is so excited and in high spirits, which makes for fun and light interactions and conversation during their spa services.
Q: When booking a spa event for your wedding, what should brides and grooms know?
A: It’s best to book 2–3 months in advance. To choose a time, determine what time you want to leave the spa that day and work backward from there. Also, consider the order of who’s getting what done when. For example: Do you want your flower girl done last so her hair won’t fall before the pictures? Can the mother of the groom and mother of the bride go first as they may be the least active?
Q: What is Spa Django’s specialty, and what services are most popular among brides and bridal parties?
A: Massage and body treatments are our specialties, and our Soulmate Sunset Massage is a very popular pick among newlyweds. This two-hour treatment gives sweethearts the chance to spend quality time together as the sun is sinking in the sky. Soulmate Sunset is always the last appointment of the day, which means the couple has the entire spa to themselves. The first hour of their experience features 60-minute side-by-side massages in our Duet Suite. The second hour is dedicated to R&R, allowing them the opportunity to enjoy all spa amenities as a pair – the eucalyptus steam room, dry sauna, hot tub and pool, as well as chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne by the lounge fireplace.
This treatment and others are booked by couples who get married here at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines as well as by couples celebrating their nuptials at nearby wedding venues.
Q: What are some trends you’re seeing in weddings and spa?
A: We’re noticing more casual weddings with casual looks. Brides are requesting less structured hairstyles such as braids leading to an up-do, wisps of hair being left down and other softer, undone styles. However, bridal gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses remain more traditional, classic and formal in nature.
On the flip side, grooms are going the way of bridal hairstyles: casual. We have noticed grooms and groomsmen are wearing casual trousers, pairing them with aloha shirts or dress shirts and vests or jackets.
All that said, these less formal looks may be more a product of our wilderness location, but regardless, we’re definitely seeing more of them.
Q: What are some spa dos and don’ts preceding a wedding?
A: We don’t recommend facials or haircuts within a week of a wedding for the bride or the groom. Reasons for this are the bride has more than likely done a test-run of her hairstyle, and it might not work the same with her latest haircut. Plus, a week isn’t enough time for women or men to grow their hair out in the event they’re unhappy with their ’do. And as for facials, skin can be sensitive – so it’s best to maintain usual routines in the midst of all the excitement surrounding the big day.
Q: What make-up secret should every bride know?
A: I’m in love with Glo-Minerals lip crayon! The color lasts and has a matte finish, which photographs really well.
Looking for assistance around your big day? Check out Lost in Love’s list of beauty & makeup vendors in the region.