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Onsite Bridal hair & Makeup - What to expect.

The Lashes & Lace team will work with you throughout the process of planning your wedding to assure that you can count on us to be on time and prepared on your big day. A trial run allows you to try several looks and we’ll take pictures so that your preferred style can be perfectly recreated on your wedding day.

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Top Fall Wedding Hair Trends | Charleston, SC

With crisp air in the forecast and a drop in the perpetual summer humidity, fall is the ideal time for many brides to plan their weddings. Cooler weather means fewer worries about makeup-melting sweat and frizzing hair, and the fall hairstyle trends are deliciously varied and versatile. Whether you’re going casual or sleek and stylish, there’s a beautiful fall do for your locks.

Looking Up

Updos are generally considered more sleek and sophisticated, but they don’t have to be formal. A slightly messy updo can be both attractive and casual. From a classic black ribbon to a piece of tulle replacing a traditional veil, the possibilities with updos are nearly endless. Consider a plaited bun to add texture to an otherwise plain do. Another option is to add a sparkling or eye-catching accessory. Fall offers opportunities to bring natural touches into your look, with leaves, flowers, or berry studded headbands, wraps, and clips that accentuate your style.

Trailing Tresses

The opposite of the updo is, of course, leaving your hair to fall naturally around your shoulders. Whether your hair is naturally curly or smoothly straight, the face-framing style gives an impression of youth and elegance. Clips and bands can be used to keep your hair from obscuring your face while letting it flow freely over your neck and shoulders. Another option is to weave in ribbons, flowers, or other accessories for an accent that brings together your look.

Half and Half

Not sure whether you want the sleek style of an updo or the casual grace of leaving your hair down? Why not both? Consider plaiting the sides of your hair and having the braids meet in the middle over the main part of your style, or wearing a ponytail or braid at the crown that flows down into the cascading locks below. Our stylists will work with you to help you choose your most stunning look for your Fall wedding. Come in for an appointment today.

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.

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.