The build-up to a long-awaited holiday is an exciting time, and truthfully, it is never too early to start preparations. Buying swimwear to compliment the latest trends, planning your evening outfits, booking all beauty preparation appointments and packing way too early are just some of the prep we are all guilty of.

Holiday Beauty Preparation Tips

For many of us, the weeks building up to our holiday is the only time of the year we go all out and completely pamper ourselves. With so many aspects to fit in, where can you know where to start? Here we have compiled the ultimate holiday beauty preparation checklist with a few sneaky tips to achieve maximum results!

Hair Removal

Spending your days on the beach is a dream come true and it’s vital to ensure that unwanted hair isn’t something that gets in the way of you being able to wear your favourite swimwear and beachy outfits. Luckily for us nowadays, there are a whole host of hair removal options, gone are days where we have to rely on short-term options such as shaving and hair removal cream. Both of which last for a few days and often come with the irritating rashes that make you wish that you never bothered!

Waxing is a fantastic solution and can help you to maintain silky smooth skin for up to six weeks. Try to book in for your waxing appointment a couple of days before you jet off as some client experience redness, so giving at least 48 hours will give your skin a chance to settle. For maximum results from waxing, allow your hair to grow out beforehand.

If you’re looking for a long-term solution to hair removal, not just for your holiday, why not consider laser hair removal in Milton Keynes? A course of laser hair removal sessions will have to be booked in advance to your holiday, and it usually takes around four to six sessions to start to see full results.

Woman Swinging Legs Sitting On The Beach Pier


One of the biggest luxuries about being on holiday, especially if you visit abroad, is that you very rarely worry about makeup and can enjoy a fresh face all holiday. If you are worried about being barefaced or would like to prepare your skin to achieve a glowing, blemish-free look, here are a few quick tips!

Always incorporate exfoliation into your daily skincare routine in the months leading up to your getaway. Clearing out your pores gives a chance for all of the dirt clogging up your skin to be removed and greatly reduces the likelihood of a breakout. It’s is always fantastic to treat yourself to some new skincare products, but if you wanted to save some money or want some fun, making your very own DIY face is also a great option. One of the most popular ‘do it yourself’ face masks is simply a paste-like consistency made from natural coconut oil and granulated sugar. For more ideas, take a look at this useful Marie Claire article including six super easy face mask recipes!

Give your skin an instant boost with brightening moisturiser, which is perfect for illuminating the skin. It will bring an instant glow to your face and is even great for a base under foundation to achieve a dewy look.


Although no one can deny that they love the fresh out of the sea, beachy wave hairstyle and it is a keen favourite to look forward to on holiday, it is, unfortunately, damaging to your locks. Sea salt causes your hair follicles to lose moisture increasing breakage.

But girls, don’t panic, we’ve got a few simple hair preparation tips which means you can still enjoy the well-loved beachy waves look while maintaining healthy hair.

In the weeks building up to your holiday, although it may mean you have a few greasy hair days, try to limit the number of times a week you wash your hair. It will allow all of your natural essential oils to replenish itself in time for your holiday.

Of course, the best way to get rid of split ends and hair damage is to trim your hair regularly but is cutting your hair isn’t essential. A golden rule when washing your hair is after applying conditioner, before rinsing, comb the conditioner through your hair with a wide tooth comb. This ensures that all of your hair gets covered and works similarly to a nourishing hair mask.

Through the last couple of years, coconut oil has become the solution to a whole host of beauty dilemmas and the uses of the natural resource doesn’t stop there! Coconut oil works as a natural SPF, which with regular use leading up to your holiday, with reduce the UV damage on your hair.

Woman Combing Conditioner Through Her Hair

Eyelash Extensions

Although eyelash extensions are a somewhat new addition to the essential holiday prep checklist, they are constantly every growing in popularity with many keeping up their full lashes when they’re home. Eyelash extensions are the perfect accessory for a tanned, glowing makeup-free face.

It has to be taken into consideration that regularly dipping in and out of the pool will slightly reduce the longevity of your lashes. However, if you make it a routine to brush out your lashes with a disposable mascara wand, particularly in the morning this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Manicure and Pedicure

It is a must to treat yourself to a day in the salon getting a matching manicure and pedicure prior to your holiday. Gel nails are a keen choice for a holiday as they remain fresh and entirely chip-free for up to a month, no matter how many activities you put them through. Popular nail colour choices for those jetting off into the sun is bright colours such as pink and coral tones to perfectly compliment a tan, as well as white which is known for creating an appearance of a better tan.

Matching Red Manicure and Pedicure


Holidays are a time to relax, and this includes pampering yourself! We hope that our checklist has been useful and has made your holiday preparation more enjoyable and less stressful, if it was then why not share on social media?

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