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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. 

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.

Hair Coloring Salon Services | Charleston, SC

Before your big day, you’ll want to prep and make sure you look your absolute best. You’ve chosen your bridal hair style, made your waxing appointment, and settled on your makeup style. Now it’s time to get those lovely tresses colored. Make your appointment early and consult with your stylist, to help ensure you’re happy with the style and color you wear on your big day!

Prepare

When you come to your initial consultation, be sure to bring plenty of samples showing what you have in mind. It’s best to bring at least 3-5 photos of what you want, to give the stylist a firm idea of your goal. If you’re not certain of what you want, your stylist can help. She’s trained in matching your shade to your skin tone and style.

Come Clean

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You may be a bit embarrassed to admit that you’ve tried a box of hair color from the drugstore. Don’t be. It’s absolutely essential that your stylist knows your hair’s history. Different treatments affect your hair, and she’ll need to know what’s been done so that she doesn’t try layering chemicals on old treatments, and causing damage.

Plan to Spend Time

Hair color can take a surprisingly long time to apply. Depending upon the shade and the degree of change, expect your appointment to last from several hours to a full day. Remember that a quality job can’t be rushed, and talk to your stylist in advance about how long your color will take.

Realistic Expectations

If your natural color is a luscious pitch black, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to go honey-blonde without extensive treatment. Your stylist knows what’s possible and what’s reasonable. She can also give you advice about what will look best with your skin tone. Take advantage of her expertise and let her help you look your best on your big day.

Summer Up-Dos – Lashes and Lace Charleston, SC

When it comes to hairstyles, the options can feel overwhelming. The Charleston summer heat is no joke, so if you’re getting married in the dog days, consider the up-do option to keep your cool throughout the ceremony and beyond.

Pre-wedding Hair Care

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Be sure to use clarifying shampoo and good quality conditioner in the months leading up to the wedding. Regular trims allow your hair to grow out thick and healthy. Avoid silicone or other –cone based products, as they tend to seal hair and keep vital moisture from reaching the hair shaft. Instead, seek out high quality, deep moisturizing products that bring out the natural shine without suffocating the hair shaft.

Braiding

From traditional braids to fish tails, to braided buns, to a combination of styles, the classic braid is one that never goes out of style. A slightly messy chignon knot pairs well with a braid from the side, creating a romantic look. For a more traditional look, try a braid interspersed with flowers. A fishtail- a smooth form of braid, is another more casual option that allows for a variety of forms.

Styles with a Twist

The classic ballerina bun doesn’t have to be boring. Consider adding a braid for interest and texture, leading in to the bun. Remember that your bun doesn’t have to sit daintily at the base of the neck. It can perch atop your head, framed in a flower circlet, or anchor a tiara. A side-bun can be quite elegant if styled correctly.

The Classic Ponytail

While you may not want to rock pigtails walking down the aisle, don’t overlook the humble pony tail. Especially appropriate for straight hair, a pony accessorized with a braid wrapped around its base can give your look a little extra whimsical swing while keeping your hair well off your neck.

Whatever updo look you prefer, simple or extravagant, elegant or romantic, casual or formal, talk to your stylist about your dress style, your personal preference, and your hair type, and we’ll find the perfect do for your special day.

Bridal Hair Trends This Season- Charleston, SC

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 Knowing what hairstyle to choose for your wedding can be a daunting task. You’ll want something that fits your style, but isn’t too hard to maintain throughout the day. It has to go with your dress and wedding scheme, but also be cute, elegant, and timeless all in one. For the brides who have yet to figure out what they want to do with their hair for their wedding day, here are the current bridal hair trends for this season. 

 

Hairpieces

As we see more brides depart from tradition, one of the first things to go is the veil. This classic piece is often replaced with hairpieces, such as small tiaras, brocade, or even jewelry. This is a great opportunity to incorporate something significant to you.

Look for a meaningful headpiece, like a family heirloom. An accessory like this often feels classic while still offering a way to update standard wedding traditions.

 

Ponytails

Many brides opt for a ponytail — either low or slicked back — to help them keep their hair out of their way during what can be a long, tiring day. If a ponytail feels too casual, try updating it with the addition of braids, flowers, or accessories. To complete the look, try taking a strand of hair from the ponytail and wrapping around the hair tie to conceal it — it's an easy tip, but one that will instantly elevate your look. 

 

Loose Waves

Loose waves have been taking over the hair scene over the past few years and officially transitioned into one of the hottest wedding styles. By combing through curls or using a wand, you can give classic curls a modern refresh.

 

Braids

Braids are a catch-all style that works for virtually every type of wedding. For a casual beach wedding, go with something loose and wispy, while fishtail braids are well-suited for a bohemian wedding and braided up-dos work well for more formal events.

 

Flowers

Many modern brides skip the veil — or accentuate it — by placing flowers in their hair, often tucked into an existing style. Flowers can be weaved into braids, worked into up-dos, bobby-pinned into curls, and even work with the wedding colors or themes to coordinate with the bouquet.

 

Asymmetry

An asymmetrical style — the new-school version of the half-up-half-down classic — can come in many different forms, and works with the hair being left down or put up. Side-swept waves give a nod to old Hollywood glamour, while an off-centered up-do maintains the ideal balance between modern style and classic beauty.

 

Lashes and Lace in Charleston, SC


We want you to look and feel beautiful as you walk down the aisle on your wedding day. With these 5 tips and services from Lashes and Lace Salon and Bridal, that shouldn’t be a problem. Contact our salon at (843) 388-3073 or our bridal services at (843) 568-3625 if you have any questions. To set up an appointment, contact us here.  

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.

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

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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.