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There's nothing worse than a wax gone wrong right before the wedding. We've consulted the experts to learn a few tips and tricks when it comes to getting groomed (and going bare down there) so you'll look picture perfect for the wedding— and everything that comes after. Snag eco-chic manicures at an organic nail bar or get your eyebrows sculpted — la Cara Delevingne at one of these six hot spots for pre-wedding primping.
Uni K Wax
This waxing chain is a bride-on-a-budget's best friend, with over a dozen locations scattered throughout South Florida. Bring the bridal party and set up a group booking — turning a day of Brazilian waxes into a day of beauty where you can laugh off the pain in good company. We recommend making an appointment, but they also take walk-ins if you are going stag. Uni K founder and CEO Noemi Grupenmager recommends getting a Brazilian wax a couple of months before the wedding day and then following up a day or two before the ceremony (so you'll get your hair growing in a cycle). Another option is to go for a his-and-hers experience where "The groom can also get a full Brazilian wax that will provide an intimate honeymoon experience you both will enjoy and never forget," she says.
Brownes Merchants & Trading Co.
With a flagship salon on the beach and a smaller outpost in the Design District, this boutique salon blends in perfectly with the designer shops just next door— and uses products just as exclusive. Book head-to-toe treatments starting with a full "Hollywood" wax (stripping everything off down south) and ending with the "One Night Tanned" for just the right amount of South Beach bronze on your big day.
Gloss Nail Bar
What started as a quest for more natural nail products led to founder Sandra Weir quitting her day job as an international private banker to fill the niche Miami was missing. The result is a line of natural nailcare products, Gloss Naturals, used exclusively at the namesake nail bar that pampers brides-to-be in the most blissful and organic atmosphere.
You're not the only one who's in need of pre-wedding pampering. Surprise your bridesmaids and throw the last fling before the ring with a cocktail hour packed with manis, pedis and Champagne-softening soaks in Midtown, followed by a girls' night out dinner at the nearby Bocce or Barú Urbano.
Anastasia Cosmetics at Nordstrom
When in comes to eyebrow shaping, there's a reason Anastasia is known as the best. The Miami outposts of the Beverly Hills salon (located everywhere from Dadeland Mall to the Village of Merrick Park) can take care of any of your eyebrow needs. Their services range from wax and styling to a little extra help with past plucking blunders, all in an effort to get you in tip-top shape for wedding pics.
The Biltmore Spa
Brides who want beauty routines that are more than skin deep can kick-start the process with a bridal consultation at the Biltmore Spa. They'll map out a personalized program that meets your goals inside and out, so that when the big day rolls around, you'll be right on track for the final bridal treatments (with a glam squad handling hair and nails in the luxury of your private suite). Read real brides' reviews here!