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Bridal Hair & Makeup Trial Run- Why You Need It

Bridal Hair & Makeup Trial Run- Why You Need It

Your big day requires preparation and care. You’ve tried on your dress, had it fitted and adjusted to make sure it will be perfect for your wedding. You’ve taken the time to choose the perfect shoes, the perfect veil, and perfect accessories. Why would you take any less care with your hair and makeup? Trial runs help solidify your final look and ensure that everything is perfect on your big day. 


If you’re going to cut, color, or otherwise change your hair, you’ll want to do so well in advance of the wedding, and allow for time for a final styling before the big day. Your artist needs time to perfect your style and ensure that you get the look you’re aiming for. If you’ve had a trial run, you know what your final look is like and you know your hair will cooperate in falling into place with the style you’ve chosen. A trial run helps ensure that the look you found in a magazine or on a website that you thought looked fabulous on the model still works when applied to your own hair. 


Choosing your pallete is an important part of your overall wedding day look. Your artist is skilled at choosing the correct colors for your skin tone and desired level of formality, but she will need time to experiment with the look you want. Communication is key, and showing your artist several pictures of the look you’d like to emulate helps ensure you get the perfect makeup for your big day. A trial run gives you time to experiment with different looks and get the one you want. 

Give Yourself Time

Schedule your hair and makeup trials well in advance of the wedding itself, but not more than 3-4 weeks in advance, to allow time for changes to your plan or look. Those final weeks will fly by in a whirl of activity, so be sure to allow plenty of time for facials, tanning, hair appointments, and waxing. We work with you to ensure your big day goes smoothly. Schedule your 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.


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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!


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.

Meet Kacie, Owner of Lashes & Lace

Lashes & Lace Owner Kacie Faulling

Kacie Faulling is the owner of Lashes & Lace in Charleston, SC and has a passion for helping brides create the look they want for their wedding day with specialty bridal hair and makeup services. Kacie is a Charleston, SC native, who was inspired by growing up visiting the beautiful wedding venues that are found in the Charleston area. Kacie started Lashes & Lace with the vision of catering to brides on the most important day of their lives. She is also a new bride, and understands the importance of look your absolute best on your wedding day!

Kacie's Bridal Makeup & Hair Experience

Kacie is a licensed cosmetologist, certified in airbrush makeup, lash extensions, and spray tans. She studied at Paul Mitchell and continues to take advanced education courses to ensure she is up to date on all the latest trends and techniques. Kacie will work with you from your first inquiry to the end of your wedding day to develop your bridal hair and makeup look, and keep everything going smoothly from start to finish. To see a full list of the wedding day services, visit our on site bridal services page.

So far this year alone, Kacie has booked over 190 weddings. She has also worked on styling for movies, commercials, editorial spreads, and fashion shows (including Charleston Fashion Week). Kacie has had the pleasure of working with many celebrities, including Florence Welch and Gavin Degraw.

Lashes & Lace Bridal Team

Our experienced staff of certified bridal hair and makeup artists, including Kacie, are here for you for the best wedding day hair and makeup service in the Charleston area! Contact us today online or call Kacie at (843) 568 - 3625!