Charleston SC Weddings

Personalized Bridal Party Gifts

Personalized bridal party gifts are the best way to show your girls that you put thought and time into picking the perfect accessory for them. Your bridesmaids spend so much time, money, and effort making your day as best as possible so it’s important to remember to show them some love!

One of our favorite vendors for unique bridesmaid’s gifts is www.BridesmaidGiftsBoutique.com

In our opinion, they have the best selection & most reasonable prices. Shipping is super quick and the customer service is top notch! I also really love that you don’t have to have a minimum. This company caters to any size bridal party!

The website is also super easy to navigate which is a huge plus! The photos and information are clear and accurately describe the products.

We recently ordered personalized wine cups for our company and are BEYOND thrilled with them! The quality is incredible - drinks stay cold for just as long as they do in my name brand cups. The color quality and logo quality were also precise and beautiful.

When ordering, please tell them the ladies at Lashes and Lace sent you!

xoxo

Spray Tan for a Wedding

Spray Tan for a Wedding

When preparing for your big day, you’ll want to be sure that you’re exuding the healthy glow that reflects your joy. Your makeup, your hair, your waxing and facial, all of it comes together to create the most beautiful presentation for your walk down the aisle. Your even-toned, bronzed skin provides a healthy glow, making you shine on your big day.

Spray Tan

Although over the counter formulas are available, it’s advisable to have your spray tan professionally applied to avoid streaking, dripping, or uneven application. Some salons offer a spray tan machine, but there is still a danger of uneven application. When you come to Lashes and Lace for your spray tan, you can be assured that your tanning product will be applied by an aesthetician with experience in creating a perfectly even coat. 

How Long does a Spray Tan Last?

A high quality airbrushed spray tan will last from 10 to 15 days with proper preparation before tanning and proper care following your session. Be sure to discuss with your aesthetician what to do to make your tan last as long as possible. It is recommended that you have your spray tan applied several days before your big day.

Some Tips for Your Spray Tan Session:

Shower in preparation for your session, and exfoliate. Do not apply moisturizers or lotions prior to tanning. Bring clothes that you don’t mind having stained. Loose-fitting clothes are best following your tan, so that tight clothing doesn’t rub any of the color off before it has a chance to set. Follow your aesthetician’s instructions carefully, and enjoy your new look for a full two weeks. 

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last and How to Remove Eyelash Extensions

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last and How to Remove Eyelash Extensions

Getting wedding eyelash extensions done is exciting.  Your new lashes will be longer, thicker, fuller, and dramatic, requiring less or no eye makeup to create a striking look. How long do eyelash extensions last? The answer depends on several factors, including the care you take care of them. 

Longevity of Semi-Permanent Applications

There are two options for enhancing your lashes- semi-permanent and permanent eyelash extensions. The most commonly applied extensions are semi-permanent. There are several options with semi-permanent lashes, from synthetic to mink extensions. All are applied similarly with surgical glue, to the existing lashes.  The semi-permanent lashes will grow out with the natural lashes and shed as they fall out. The eyelash extension glue is incredibly strong and designed to resist sweat, water, and wear. Your aesthetician can show you how to remove eyelash extensions, or you may wish to simply have it professionally done following your big day. 

What about Permanent Extensions?

Permanent extensions are completely different from semi-permanent, as they are implanted in a surgical procedure. They are normally offered to patients who have suffered hair loss related to some disease or condition like chemotherapy or alopecia. Permanent eyelash extensions are durable, lasting  a lifetime, and require almost no special care, but they are also expensive. Semi-permanent extensions are more appropriate for most people. 

Removing Your Extensions

The best method of eyelash extension removal is to have your aesthetician handle the removal for you. It takes just a few minutes, and there’s no danger of damage to your natural lashes. Your technician will use a gentle, specialized chemical to dissolve the eyelash extensions glue and remove the extensions, leaving your natural lashes intact and healthy. With proper care, your eyelash extensions will provide you a dramatic look for your special day, and when you’re ready to get your natural look back, are easily removed. Make your appointment today. 

Popular Wedding Hairstyles

Popular Wedding Hairstyles

The most popular wedding hair styles this year run the gamut from formal to casual, from sweeping updos to artfully tousled pony tails to half-up half-down hairstyles to smooth, shining braids. The style you choose for your big day depends upon the formality of your event and the texture and length of your own hair. Your stylist will want to see pictures of what styles you have in mind, and will work with you to create a style that’s uniquely yours for your big day.

Long Hair

Wedding styles for long hair are diverse and versatile. You may choose an updo, a cascading style, or a half-up, depending upon your personal style and the look you’re going for. Our stylists will go over pictures of various styles with you and help you decide what will best fit your facial features, hair texture, and personal taste. With long hair, it’s possible to create a cascading half-updo with a smooth bun or braid at the crown of the head, with tendrils of hair hanging romantically down. Or, you may prefer a full updo with braiding or a bun for a sleek, smooth style. 

Shorter Hair

Some women fear that having shorter hair will limit their options when it comes to styles for the big day, but the contrary is true. There are many attractive wedding styles for short hair. The use of accessories like clips or combs can add extra flair, while curling and shaping create a pleasing shape. No matter how long or short your hair, we will work with you to create the style that fits your special day. 

Ethnicity

There are as many different hair textures as there are brides. Whether your hair tends to fall into tight curls, lay fine and smooth, or is thick and straight will affect the style you choose. Wedding styles for black women run the gamut from natural to smooth. Many people of color enjoy thick, textured hair that is a pleasure to work with and offers opportunities for a variety of stylish and beautiful hairdos. When perusing photos of styles you’d like to emulate, consider your hair’s length and texture as well as your own personal style, and our stylists will help you accomplish the style that’s uniquely and magnificently yours. 

Spray Tans for your Fall Wedding | Charleston, SC

With fall around the corner, the golden glow you worked so hard to obtain all summer may be fading. Or you may be following a healthier routine of avoiding over-exposure to the sun. Whatever the case, a spray tan with FDA approved Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) is a safe and attractive alternative to putting your skin at risk under tanning lamps. Coming in for a spray tan prior to your wedding is the best way to ensure you carry a healthy glow down the aisle on your special day.

Before Your Spray Tan

A spray tan lasts, on average, 4-10 days, depending upon your maintenance routine and your skin chemistry. You’ll want to plan your appointment accordingly. Any waxing appointments or exfoliation, including facials or chemical peels, should be completed well in advance of your tanning appointment. It is recommended that you wax a full 24 hours before your tanning session, to allow your skin time to prepare.

On the day of your appointment, shower and exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells. This will help ensure the product is applied evenly and prevent streaking or patching. Do not apply any lotions or use scented body wash. Plan to wear dark, loose-fitting clothing. You will not be able to shower, swim, or engage in vigorous exercise for at least 6-8 hours following your tanning session.

During your Spray Tan Appointment

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You may wish to wear minimal clothing during your appointment for the best coverage. Remember that any clothing will result in tan lines. Minimal undergarments are important to protect your intimate areas. The solution should not come into contact with any mucous membranes. Use chapstick or lip balm to protect your lips, and apply a clear coat of nail polish to avoid staining your nails.

After your Spray Tan

Following your spray tan, you’ll want to give the formula time to develop. It’s important to avoid showering for 6-8 hours following your tan. Wear loose-fitting, dark colored clothing to prevent the solution from rubbing off. Consider sleeping in the same clothing to avoid staining sheets. After your initial shower, you can wear makeup and use non-alcoholic, unscented lotion as usual.

Makeup for Your Fall Wedding - Charleston, SC

With fall’s rich, vibrant colors, there is a never-ending list of options for makeup and hair. Whether you opt for subtle, elegant golds and browns, or go all-out with bright, exciting hues like reds and deep rich greens, there is a Fall makeup palette for every bride.

Laying a Foundation

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Begin your makeup routine with excellent skin care. This will require taking pains weeks and even months before your planned wedding to properly cleanse and moisturize your skin. Consider coming in for a full facial treatment, and of course, have any waxing done well ahead of time so that you don’t have red or raised bumps to worry about on your special day. Your foundation should be light and offer good coverage. Avoid “shiny” products for the best photographs. Instead, your artist will use carefully placed and subtle highlights to bring out your best features without any distracting glare in your photos.

Bring Color to your Cheeks

A subtle blush or bronzer does more than add a pop of color and bring a rosy glow to your cheeks. Properly applied, it can also highlight your face. Balance and proportion are achieved by the careful use of shading and highlights. Your makeup artist will use bronzer to create a slimming effect around your nose and to subtly play up your cheekbones.

Leave the Tanning Bed Behind

It can be tempting to rush to the tanning salon in the weeks leading up to your wedding. If you’re not a regular tanner, think twice about exposing your skin to those extra UV rays. Instead, concentrate on creating a healthy glow through careful skin care routines. If you want a natural glow, consider a teeth whitening treatment rather than artificially darkening your skin. Remember too, that any tanning sessions will affect your color palette, which may negate any practice runs you’ve already done with your makeup artist. For your best and most natural look, prepare well ahead of time and discuss your preferences with your artist. It’s her job, after all, to help you look your best on your special day.

Hair Extension Services | Charleston, SC

Whether you’re naturally blessed with a thick, full head of hair, but prefer to wear it shorter most of the time or have thinner hair, extensions can be a great way to add length and volume and achieve the bridal hairstyle of your dreams. While we can’t instantly transform you into Chrissy Teigen, hair extensions can give you the illusion of longer, more luxurious locks and provide you the look you’re dreaming of for your big day. There are a few things you need to know about hair extensions.

Options

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There are three basic options for hair extensions- clip ons are most common for a wedding hairstyle. They’re simple to use, easy to remove, and easy on your natural hair. Next are “taped” extensions. More durable than clip-ons, taped extensions have the advantage of being more permanent. They’re not suitable, however, for a very active lifestyle, and won’t stand up well to heat or swimming. The longest-lasting option is keratin extensions. Rather than being held in with clips or glue, keratin extensions are fused to the natural hair with a special bonding agent.

Color Matching

It may be tempting to save money by purchasing extensions from a store, but if you want the most natural look, professional service is required. It’s necessary to match the extensions as closely to your natural hair color as possible. This is where your stylist comes in. The colors must be blended to match the highlights and natural variations in your natural hair.

Natural vs Synthetic

While some extensions are made of synthetic materials, the best extensions are created from natural human hair. Natural hair is best, because it’s easily styled, and looks more natural than synthetic materials. Synthetic hair tangles more easily and often has a very-shiny patina that ruins the natural look of the extensions.

Ready to create the bridal hairstyle you’ve always wanted? Call today for your consultation with one of our Lashes and Lace experts.

Bridal Hair & Makeup

On your wedding day, you want everything to be awesome, but most of all you want to look awesome. You are the queen of your wedding day. Make sure you have the exact hair and makeup look you want with the talented and experienced bridal hair and makeup team of stylists at Lashes and Lace.

Check out a selection of our on-site bridal hair and makeup services, as well as our in-salon services. Our new salon is located in Mt. Pleasant for trial runs, spray tans, waxing, cuts, coloring, conditioning treatments, and so much more.

Bridal Hair & Makeup Recently Featured On:

To see more of our amazing makeup and hair work for brides, check out these amazing blog posts from popular, southern blogs and publications: 

The Knothttps://www.theknot.com/real-weddings/a-rustic-beach-inspired-wedding-at-the-creek-club-at-ion-in-mt-pleasant-south-carolina-album

Style Me Prettyhttp://www.stylemepretty.com/little-black-book-blog/2015/03/05/elegant-pink-navy-lowndes-grove-plantation-wedding/

Wedding Rowhttp://www.theweddingrow.com/laila-jonas-legare-waring-house/

The Daily Southhttp://thedailysouth.southernliving.com/2014/09/30/intimate-charleston-wedding-by-smm-photography/

Fab You Blisshttp://fabyoubliss.com/2014/10/31/magnolia-plantation-and-gardens-wedding/

We've also been named to the Knot's "Best of Weddings" for both 2014 and 2015! Check out our profile on the Knot for more pictures and reviews.

Mt. Pleasant Bridal Lounge & Hair Salon

For regular cuts, colors, waxing, spray tans, and much more along with our bridal hair and makeup services, the new Lashes & Lace hair salon and bridal lounge is located at the front of Rivertowne at 1901 Hwy 41 Unit 101 in Mt. Pleasant, 29464 (next to Toffino's).

The salon hours are Monday through Thursday and Saturday 10AM to 6PM. Friday hours are 10AM to 2PM. Bridal hair and makeup services in and around Charleston, SC are available for when your big day is! Call 843-388-3073 to book your salon appointment or message us on Facebook.

 

2015 Bridal Shows & Wedding Events in Charleston, SC

Are you planning your wedding and hoping to find the best options in Charleston, SC? Charleston is one of the world's top destinations for weddings, as well as being one of the most romantic cities in the world, so we understand why you want your wedding here!

Lashes & Lace provides top-rated bridal hair and makeup services for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls, and more for weddings in the Charleston area. If you're looking for options on wedding dresses, photographers, and everything else, check out the bridal shows and wedding events happening in Charleston in 2015:

Charleston Wedding Magazine Spring Bridal Show - March 26, 2015

Every year, Charleston Fashion Week shows Charleston the latest fashions from designers all around the world and their bridal show is always a showstopper.

Charleston Bridal Show - July 26, 2015

Get the insider's perspective at the Charleston Bridal Show in Mount Pleasant. Top wedding professionals, including photographers, caterers, venue coordinators, planners, and more will be gathered for your review.

Southern Bridal Show - August 16, 2015

The Elite Bridal Show at the North Charleston Coliseum is perfect for women just starting out in their wedding planning process. Photographers, caterers, DJs, and more will be available for quick consulting and interviewing.

Need A Bridal Hair & Makeup Consult?

Lashes & Lace will work with you to give you the best experience and makeup options for your Charleston wedding. We provide airbrush makeup, tanning, waxing, trial runs, and more for bridal portraits, engagement shoots, and the big day! Call us now at (843)568-3625 or contact us online.