Wedding Hair and Makeup Charleston SC

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. 

Flower Girl Hair (10 & Under) in Charleston, SC

Next to the bride, the flower girl is the minor star of the wedding-day show. She’s the supporting cast to the bride’s big walk down the aisle, preparing the guests for the stunning beauty of the bride with the charm of an innocent. You’ll want your flower girl’s style to match your bridesmaids’ and the overall theme of your wedding. Dealing with children during a formal service which requires expected behaviors can be challenging, but with some flexibility and understanding of the child’s personality, needs, and comfort, she can bring memorable moments to your wedding day. Your best bet? Consult the child’s parents in matters of comfort, and keep those suggestions in mind when choosing a hairstyle for your flower girl.

Updos

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The classic updo is a splendid choice for a child’s fine hair. A smooth top knot, messy bun, braided bun, or twist, the possibilities are nearly endless. Children’s hair tends to be finer and lighter than adults’ hair, so take into consideration the volume of the child’s hair and the shape of the face when choosing the right updo. Ideally, the hair should frame the cherubic face, and the design of the updo should provide a nice contrast of texture and smoothness. Adding flowers, a headband, tiara, or other accessory is a nice foil for smooth, straight hair.

Natural Beauty

You may choose a more casual style for your flower girl, especially if the child is sensitive. Tight updos may be uncomfortable for some children. If she’s uncomfortable, it’s less likely that you can expect your flower girl to carry out her duties smoothly and with a smile. Casual styles may include a half-braid which stops half-way down and blends into the rest of the hair, or twists that bring the top and front of the hair back and away from the face. Half-updo styles allow for creativity and adding texture to the style without the need for tight fastenings that might make the child uncomfortable. Lashes and Lace salon staff has extensive experience in creating beautiful, comfortable styles for children. Make your appointment today.

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.

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.