The ultimate Freedom Day beauty routine

Your beauty calendar to get you ready for Freedom Day.

We’ve been given the green light. The day we have all been waiting for is finally in sight. After what’s felt like a lifetime in lockdown (483 days to be exact), 19 July a.k.a Freedom Day can’t come soon enough.

We’re all frantically trying to squeeze in over a year’s worth of going out and hugging our friends and family. With such a packed social schedule, there’s little time to plan your beauty routine. Don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve made you a Freedom Day beauty routine calendar to help alleviate some of the pre-Freedom Day stress.

Freedom Day Beauty Routine

5 days to go

Lashes: Haven’t you heard? Glam is back! If you’re looking for a full-glam look then book in for some lash extensions at least 5 days before the big day. For those wanting a more subtle glam, try an LVL lash lift. If you’re not sure which one to go for, our expert team can advise you on the best treatment for you.

Brows: Whilst most of our face has been covered up, our eyes have had all the glory. Making sure your brows are on point has never been more important. Don’t forget to book your brow tidy (and tint). To save time, book your at-home brows and lashes appointment together.

4 days to go

Wax: Are you vaxxed, waxed and ready to party? Well now’s the time to book in for your usual wax treatments so you can be your silkiest and smoothest self. Waxing at home is the most comfortable and private way to dehair, especially if you’re booking in for a long session.

3 days to go

Nails: Our hands have taken a real battering with the constant onslaught of hand sanitiser. Now’s the time to give them some real tlc. We recommend booking a gel manicure and pedicure to avoid fear of chipping on the big day. Pastel colours and rainbow french tips are trending big time right now, but if you need more nailspo check out our Instagram @secretspauk for the best hands and feet in the business (we might be a little biased!).

2 days to go

Spray tan: Unfortunately that natural summer glow hasn’t been possible between the recent weather and travel restrictions. So if like us you’re in need of a radiance boost, it’s time to book in for your spray tan. Our tanning therapists are on hand to advise you on the best tan for your skin type and desired colour. Avoid losing time whilst you dry by booking an at-home spray tan, so you can carry on with your daily business.

1 day to go

Hair: Freshen up your hair with a new cut or colour for the big day. Or how about a bouncy blow dry to see you through your party plans? Book your at-home hair appointment here.

Freedom Day!

Make-up: Our face masks are off and events are back on. That can only mean one thing: glam is back! We’re all going to be looking back on this day for years to come, so it’s worth making sure you’re photo ready at every moment. Unable to work for over a year, our make-up artists are raring to start working their magic again.

If like us you’re eager to make up for lost time with friends, start the reunion early and get ready together. There’s a lot to catch up on after all. Our Bookings Team are on hand to organise your pamper party for you. For group bookings call 020 7096 0506.

Outfit: So now that we’ve covered your beauty routine, next up is your outfit. We’ve partnered with luxury fashion rental platform, By Rotation to get you dressed for the big debut. Picking an outfit couldn’t be easier, and it’s a very sustainable way to consume fashion, so that’s a big plus. Simply browse through their app and select your dream designer pieces from Ganni  to Staud to LoveShackFancy.  Secret Spa readers get an exclusive 15% off any rentals over £20 with the code SECRETSPA15 until 31 July. Happy shopping!

Survival kit: Gather any beauty essentials you will need for the day, including lipstick, face powder, hair spray and blister plasters. You didn’t take this long preparing to be caught out by a stray hair!

The morning after

IV drip: Trust us on this one, you’ll need to book in for an IV drip to speed up your recovery. We recommend the Deluxe Recovery drip. It’s the ultimate cure-all for party sins. Administered in the comfort of your own home by our specialised doctors, the drips are packed with vitamins and micronutrients that will minimise even the worst hangover. As if that wasn’t good enough, you can enjoy your treatment whilst catching up on your emails or binging Netflix’s Sex Life. You can thank us later.

2 days after

Facials: All of that partying is going to take its toll on your skin. Between the late night and the dehydrating effects of alcohol, your skin will benefit from an at-home facial. Book in for a relaxing facial to detox and nourish any tired, dehydrated skin.

3 days after

Massage: The final step to your post-Freedom Day recovery. It’s time to relieve your aching muscles and flush out any toxins with a relaxing massage. After all, you’ll need to be fully prepared for the next time you’ll be dancing the night away…

Join in with the Freedom Day build-up on @secretspauk by tagging us in your beauty preparation and celebrations.