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Hair and Makeup: Going Professional

By Becky Streeter

It’s your big day and you want to look perfect. But you also don’t want to over-do it because you still want to look like yourself. You find yourself debating between a trained hair and makeup artist or sticking with the DIY approach. To save time and stress that you definitely don’t need on your day, leave it to the professionals.

Locks and Lashes by Lacy is a full-service hair and makeup salon for all your wedding day needs. “We offer a variety of services including hair, nails, waxing, makeup, eyelash extensions, and skin care,” states Lacy Schaff, owner and artist. “Our business provides affordable prices, flexible schedules, easy to work with professionals, and a very welcoming environment.”

Schaff recommends scheduling a trial run for wedding day hair and makeup. The artists are more than happy to try out several “looks,” but it is also helpful if the bride comes to the appointment a little prepared. In terms of makeup applications, you can choose airbrush or traditional. Airbrushing utilizes a machine to build up layers of makeup and achieve the perfect coverage. Schaffsays airbrushing “evens out skin tones, looks great on camera, is waterproof, and lasts up to 12 hours.” A traditional application uses brushes or sponges to apply makeup and works well on women with challenging skin, or those over 50 years old. Schaff suggests bringing photographs of hair and makeup that you like, potential accessories (veil or hair pieces), and any favorite makeup products you can’t live without. This will help your artist craft the perfect image for you.

On the big day, Locks and Lashes by Lacy wants you to be as stress-free as possible. Appointments are booked for 1 hour and 15 minutes and can be hosted at their salon in Menomonie, or an off-site location. For a smudge-free look, Schaff provides these tips: “Please wash your hair the night before your trial and big day. Come to your appointment with dry and clean hair. For makeup, have freshly cleansed and moisturized skin. Wear a top that buttons up or is easy to take off after your hair and makeup are done.”

Every client who walks through the door at Locks and Lashes by Lacy is given the royal treatment, because that’s what every bride deserves. “We are here to make you feel your best and most beautiful on your big day.”

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