The dawn of a new year traditionally marks the time brides (and grooms) traditionally get planning in earnest for their Ibiza summer weddings and it seems 2020 is no exception. Once you’ve secured the venue, confirmed your guest list, and sent out the invitations, it’s time to get down to the really important details. Obviously finding the perfect dress is a priority, but so is securing a team of Ibiza wedding beauty experts to complement it – not to mention beautifying your bridal party. The search to find the perfect squad to create the bridal look you’re dreaming of starts here – our carefully curated list of Ibiza wedding experts contains all the names you need to know to make your vision a reality. From stunning hair and picture perfect make-up to luscious lashes, manicures and pedicures; not forgetting detoxifying and relaxing massages, smoothing and brightening facial treatments plus spray tans, aromatherapy and much more, these professionals have the clarity and imagination to manage every last detail, while ensuring even the toughest of bridezillas has a calm and stress free wedding morning – no tears, no tantrums, no troubles.
JAM FACE, bridal make-up and brow expert
Creating a beautiful bridal face is a breeze for renowned Ibiza make-up artist and JAM FACE founder Jo Mackay, who has been beautifying brides in Ibiza for over 10 years. After training and working with MAC Cosmetics in London for many years, she provided her in-demand services for fashion and beauty editorials in glossy mags such as Harpers Bazaar and edgy publications like VICE Magazine, backstage for TV shows such as Britain’s Next Top Model and on A-listers at high profile award ceremonies in addition to many other exciting projects. Based here on the island, Jo brings her valuable combination of editorial and beauty experience to her work with brides, in addition to an insider’s knowledge of the island’s light and conditions – all the skills that are needed to deliver perfection for those all-important wedding photos. Also the island’s premier brow expert and a skilled hair stylist, Jo’s razor-sharp eye allows her to identify exactly what works on each unique face, guaranteeing a picture-perfect and flawlessly finished look for every JAM FACE bride.
A lush set of lashes is top of the list for beauty conscious brides or grooms – especially when it comes to those wedding close-up photos that capture your cherished memories forever. Mascara – yes, even the waterproof kind – is a risky business, with the likelihood of happy tears flowing throughout the day, to say nothing of the summer heat playing havoc with your make-up in the blazing Ibiza sunshine. Enter Jayne Brami, founder of famed Ibiza beauty brand Lash by Jayne, and the island’s premier specialist in high-end, semi-permanent eyelash extensions for women and men alike. With more than a decade of experience, Jayne works closely with her clients to deign the perfect flirty flutter – whether simply to enhance your natural look or take it to the next va-va-voom level. Taking just one to two hours to apply, either at the Lash by Jaynestudio near Salinas (a few minutes from the airport) or at your own villa, the luxurious light-weight lashes can last between four to eight weeks, meaning your natural beauty look lasts all the way throughout your honeymoon too.
Louise Maxwell, professional hair and make-up artist
Award-winning hairstylist and make-up artist Louise Maxwell brings creativity, consciousness and calm to any Ibiza wedding day thanks to a truly unflappable presence and years of experience beautifying brides, models and rock stars. Even the most stressed out mother-of-the-bride will find themselves put perfectly at ease by Louise and her team as they set about creating flawless and natural-looking finishes all round on the day itself. Pre-day preparation is key to a smooth delivery, so each bespoke look is designed, based on hair type, skin tone and bone structure, together with matching mood boards, current trends and the all important dress, while also paying close attention to the distinct Ibiza climate (and future hubby’s preferences of course). Most importantly, Louise advocates for conscious and ethical skincare, haircare and make-up brands where possible, so for the planet-aware bride-to-be, there’s no need to compromise on your wedding day.
Glam Ibiza, bridal beauty, skincare, spray tans and more
For full service pre-wedding pamper planning, look no further than Glam Ibiza. The island’s number one glam squad – headed up by beauty expert Laura Boland – will have you primped, preened and prepared for your celebration from the moment you touch down and keep you glowing through the honeymoon. From customised Dermalogica facials and skin-smoothing micro-dermabrasion treatments, to streak-free spray tans, eyelash extensions, and OPI manicures and pedicures performed with military like precision, the brand create bespoke wedding packages for wedding parties, that may include rejuvenating head-to-toe massages with detoxifying anti-cellulite scrub to get your skin buffed and beautiful, late night appointments for twilight relaxing facials or group bookings with a team of therapists for hen and stag relaxation days. With a video consultation to get deep into your desires, plus a face-to-face visit upon arrival, bridesmaids, groomsmen and the entire wedding party can be catered to, with treatments available at Glam Ibiza HQ at Aloe Valley on the Santa Eulalia road or in the comfort of your villa, hotel room or apartment. And after the blow-out of the big day? A restorative massage package will soon soothe those sore heads and swollen feet ready for the next party.
American-born make-up artist and hair stylist, Diva Borrelli works between Ibiza and Los Angeles with her satisfied clients sending her to jet-set wedding destinations around the globe, from Ibiza (obviously) and Mallorca to the Amalfi coast, San Sebastian, California and beyond. Describing herself as an ‘inner beauty make-up artist, Diva is passionate (in fact, obsessed with) about beautiful, healthy skin and clean beauty regimes that work to enhance a bride’s inner beauty and encourage gorgeous glowing skin, and works with practices that she believes ‘make the soul shine’, including aromatherapy, crystals and more. Her background in fashion editorials (think Vogue and Marie Claire, no less) plus a wealth of experience and knowledge with different nationalities and ethnicities makes her a veritable specialist when it comes to matching your exact and unique skin tone, while her list of celebrity clients testifies to her ability to fulfil even the most particular of fancies. Using organic, cruelty-free and chemical-free products, Diva’s sustainable and green make-up kit will be part of your trial too, so you can prepare and treat your skin ahead of the big day. Then when it comes to flawless perfection ready for the photographer’s close-up, there’s only one diva on the day, and that’s you.
It’s no secret that true beauty comes from within, but it also doesn’t hurt to call in the professionals when planning for those all important days – like your wedding – to be sure of a flawless face. Beauty conscious brides-to-be in Ibiza look to MedSpa Ibiza for a holistic and innovative approach to wedding preparation. Specialising in technologically advanced and non-invasive treatments, a scheduled program of therapies, facials, acupuncture or detoxification massages can get your whole body ready in the build-up to the celebratory event. For those looking to enhance their natural look with some aesthetic treatments such as fillers and Botox, MedSpa Ibiza can also work with you for results that look natural rather than fake. Great for group hen party occasions, their unbeatable VitaminDrip service can be administered directly at your villa on the morning of the big day, to leave your entire party feeling revitalised and energised for the day-long party ahead. And of course, it’s perfect for dealing with that post-wedding hangover the morning after.
Ibiza’s original hair and make-up agency Smack Ibiza was founded by professional make-up artists Corina Smith and Sara Muhammad back in 2009. Coming from creative backgrounds working in the London fashion industry, the last ten years has seen their Ibiza business flourish as they bring their high-quality editorial and personal service to the island, establishing Smack Ibiza as the go-to-brand brand for Ibiza beauty, including bridal services for hundreds of Ibiza weddings. Pioneering the use of airbrush foundation and silicon-based waterproof products on the island, Corina and Sara developed their own style of make-up application suitable for the climate of Ibiza, and so are perfectly placed to ensure long lasting results and flawless skin for the entire length of your special day. Manicures, pedicures, eyelash and eyebrow tinting plus Beaubronz spray tanning can all be added to your bridal beauty package. Whether you’re a boho bride, a timeless classic, or an edgy, fashion-inspired type, the Smack Ibiza attitude is that your big day is all about you, so the team work closely with each bride to ensure total satisfaction with their looks on the day.
For all-day-long perfection, and even a change of look from day-to-night, professional hair and make-up artist Thu Nguyen has all your bridal beauty needs covered. Since training at the well-known Beauty & Fame Academy in Munich, she has specialised in creating looks for weddings and hen parties here in Ibiza, loving the challenges of the warm climate, and using the latest techniques to suit the light and photography of the bridal occasion. After the detailed planning and trial stages, where the unique look is created and tested, Thu is on hand for as long as you need on the day itself, providing touch-ups for those all-important photographs (or after some emotional tears smudges your eye shadow) and even an evening option, should you or and guests like to change their looks for the reception or party part of the night. Forget diamonds – Thu Nguyen is a girl’s best friend!