Be your own glamour squad for Zoom wedding


Hair salons, spas and beauty retailers are continuing to help couples prepare for their weddings, even though most have been forced to temporarily close because of the covid-19 pandemic. Some are offering services like online tutorials and Instagram Live chats that feature tips from experts.

Couples are finding all this support a godsend. “Getting beauty advice from professionals helps keep your sanity,” said Shaunie Warner, 29, who lives in Los Angeles and works as an e-commerce manager for Beautycounter. She and her fiance, Joe Apeah, 31, an information technology risk and compliance manager at TikTok, were one of three engaged couples featured on Beautycounter’s first wedding-focused Instagram livestream April 29.

The couple, who pushed back their wedding date to Sept. 24 from May 22, were able to ask questions and talk about their concerns with the company’s lead makeup artist. “The session reinspired me about my wedding,” Warner said. “It reminded me I’m still having a celebration.”

Engaged couples can tune in to “I Do with Beautycounter,” a 30-minute bimonthly Instagram Live series hosted by the skin care and makeup brand. Three couples are invited to join the virtual chat with Christy Coleman, a makeup artist and the company’s chief artistic officer, about skin care and makeup tips. Other couples are able to view the live chat and ask questions in the comments.

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