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Oklahoma Bridal Beauty Find: Eyelash Extensions from The Lash Lab

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We know looking amazing is on the mind of every bride-to-be, so we had to share a beauty trend we’re obsessed with – lash extensions from The Lash Lab! The Lash Lab offers high quality semi-permanent eyelash extensions that look absolutely incredible. Their stylists have extensive experience and are certified through Xtreme Lashes® – the leader in quality eyelash extensions. We sat down with owner Ashley to get the scoop on this exciting beauty trend and all the other awesome services The Lash Lab offers. Read on to find out more:

Q: When should brides-to-be consider lash extensions?
A: We suggest for brides to get their New Set applied at least four weeks before the wedding day and a Full Fill at least three days before the wedding day. We suggest this time frame because we want to make sure the bride receives exactly the look she wants on her wedding day, and after wearing the extensions for a few weeks prior to the wedding they have a better understanding of what they want their wedding day look to be like. We also don’t want to chance a reaction of any type and want to be able to correct any issue in plenty of time before the big day. (*after seven years of doing extensions, I have only had two people have an allergic reaction)

Q: How long do extensions last?
A: Extensions last the life of your natural lash. People lose 1-5 natural lashes a day whether they have extensions or not. With that being said, clients lose their extensions as their natural lashes shed, so clients with faster-growing lashes will lose their extensions faster than those with a slower growth cycle. We tailor the clients fills to when and what works best for them.

Q: What type of extensions do you use and are they safe for sensitive eyes?
A: We use only Xtreme Lashes® products from start to finish. We use a sensitive adhesive so clients with sensitivities won’t be bothered. We have each client fill out a client information form that asks about any sensitivities or allergies one may have that could be agitated by receiving extensions. If we feel like a client may not be a good candidate for extensions, we don’t hesitate letting the client know that. We also use silicone eye pads to ensure that clients with latex allergies won’t have any issues as well.

Q: How do you maintain and care for your lashes?
A: After your New Set, you receive an aftercare guide that goes over all of the aftercare procedures that the stylist has gone over with you at your appointment. We suggest the Xtreme Lashes® brand cleaners simply because they have been formulated to use in conjunction with your extensions and are oil-free. We do advise to be sure to cleanse your lashes every day even if you don’t wear makeup daily. You want to make sure to remove the oils or any allergen dander that may have formed around your lashes throughout the day. That way your extensions will last longer and you won’t have any irritation due to dirty or allergen filled lashes. Before getting extensions you clean your lashes without thinking about it but after extensions, you have to consciously think about it is the only difference.

Q: Does a client get to choose the length of extensions they get?
A: The lash stylist will choose the length of extensions that best fits the client’s natural lashes. We use Xtreme Lashes® application procedures and with those guidelines, we only extend your lashes by 2-3 millimeters to make sure your natural lashes are not and will not be damaged. With proper length and width chosen for your extensions, you should be able to wear your extensions indefinitely without any harm to your natural lashes. I have even had clients lashes grow longer after wearing extensions because they aren’t rubbing them or curling them any longer, and with our safe application it helped their lashes reach their full potential!

Q: What other services does The Lash Lab offer?
A: We offer Lash and Brow Tinting, Lash Lifts, Facial Waxing and Organic Airbrush Tanning. Our lash/brow tint and lash lifts are specially formulated to be used around your eye area and will also last up to six weeks depending on your lash growth cycle. If you wanted both a Lash Tint + Lift we now can do those at the same appointment and when they are combined they definitely give the biggest impact. Our airbrush tan is all natural with organic DHA, it is vegan certified and gluten-free. An airbrush tan is recommended for after any other service we provide. And if a bride is getting a manicure or pedicure we also recommend to get an airbrush tan after that as well, the tan could be scrubbed off during your nail salon service, and we don’t want that on your wedding day!

Q: What services do most brides-to-be receive?
A: Most of our brides get Full Set, which is up to 120 lashes per eye. The week of the wedding they get a lash tint one day before their lash fill (which is 2-3 days prior to the wedding) and they then get an airbrush tan 1-2 days before the wedding. We do suggest getting a test tan two weeks before the wedding to make sure the color on your wedding day is dark enough for want you are wanting to achieve. A lot of brides use their bachelorette party for a “reason” to get the test tan.

Apply for our Winter Break & Spring Semester Magazine Internships!

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Interested in an internship with Brides of Oklahoma? We’re officially looking for media and graphic design interns to join our team during this coming winter break and spring semester! If you’ve ever dreamed about working for a beautiful magazine, the opportunity has arrived! Applicants must be a college student majoring in PR, Advertising, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Online Media, Graphic or Web Design or a related field. We prefer seniors or juniors who are self-starters, full of creative ideas, love weddings and are organized. Those seeking to fill the media internship must be a strong writer. A knowledge of Photoshop and InDesign is a must for our graphic design intern. The internship is unpaid, but can be used for college credit. If you are interested in gaining tons of experience, working in an exciting, fast-paced environment, apply online here. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, November 8th. *Applications are closed.

Cheery Rustic Italian Styled Shoot by Sheradee Hurst Photography

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With its bright splashes of color and sun ray-filled windows of natural light, we can’t help but smile ear to ear over this charming rustic Italian-inspired styled shoot! Captured by Sheradee Hurst Photography, the model bride dazzles in an airy and embellished plunging neckline gown complete with a perfect bow back from Chantilly Couture alongside her dapper groom wearing attire from The Wardrobe OKC. Tony Foss Flowers combined blooms in punchy hues ranging from marigold to baby pink to indigo to bring just the right amount of pizazz to the elegant Tuscan farmhouse-like setting, infusing welcomed doses of color to the wood-heavy backdrop. Keeping true to the rustic theme, bright white chairs accompanied wooden tables, while tabletop decor took on a shabby-chic aesthetic with colored antique drinking glasses, candles and votives, Marianne’s Rentals and Ruby’s Vintage Rentals. We feel as if we’ve been whisked away to an Italian countryside dream! Cheers!

Photos by Sheradee Hurst Photography 

FEATURED VENDORS

Photography | Sheradee Hurst Photography

Bridal Gown | Chantilly Couture

Groom’s Attire | The Wardrobe OKC

Floral | Tony Foss Flowers

Rentals | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions & Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

Venue | The Baumberhof

Southern Charm Planning, Stacie’s Cakes, Alumni Productions, Virgie Mae Sowder Hair and Makeup

Dreamy Jewel Toned Wedding Inspiration from Marie Rose Events

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With bright splashes of rich jewel tones, earthy outdoor elements and a luxe bohemian feel, we’re getting all the inspiration we need just in time for fall wedding season from this styled shoot by Marie Rose Events! Striking shades of cobalt, teal and royal blues were at the center of the shoot in everything from the groom’s stylish suit to the crushed velvet table linens from Mood Party Rentals, appropriately topped with overgrown floral arrangements of greenery, colorful roses and  ranunculus. The table settings were topped with vibrant agate place cards and menus featuring the custom monogram, both by Celeste Paper Co. One of our favorite elements of this shoot was the use of cake as centerpieces, with the bride and groom’s cake perfectly embodying the moody, romantic feel of the shoot in a marbled, agate blue wedding cake and charcoal ombre groom’s cake by Mishelle Handy Cakes! The model bride and groom looked dashing against the luxe vintage furniture pieces from Ruby’s Vintage Rentals. The bride was outfitted in the most stunning boho, lace-sleeve gown from Chantilly Couture, with an intricately braided ponytail and berry-hued makeup by Blo. We can’t get enough of this fall fête!

Photos by Lauren Grigg

FEATURED VENDORS

Planner | Marie Rose Events

Rentals | Mood Party Rentals & Ruby’s Vintage Rentals

Cake | Mishelle Handy Cakes

Bridal Attire | Chantilly Couture

Beauty | Blo.

Calligraphy & Stationery | Celeste Paper Co

 Lauren Grigg, Yours Truly Floral Design

The Newest Trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week

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With another whirlwind bridal fashion week come and gone, we can’t help but to be inspired by all the new trends coming down the pike and into stores before we know it! Fall 2018 proves to have some delightfully fun design elements in store for our brides-to-be, and we took a front row seat to capture all of the magic over on our social media channels! If you missed our live dispatch via Instagram Stories, head over to our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to catch up on all the latest from some of our favorite designers! As we take a look ahead, we’re seeing design details and full-blown trends that are truly unique to the season; a new must-have color combines ethereal lightness and timeless tradition in a “something blue” powdery, pastel hue. Off shoulder shapes continue to reign, but a little extra pomp, poof and circumstance in the form of shiny silk taffeta sleeves and glittery punk-rock embellishments are giving us full-on late 80’s revival. As the fall season tends to bring a bit of chill to the crisp night air, accessories like delicately beaded caplets and floor-skimming capes of tulle, silk and ample embellishments are proving to be a must-have gown topper to add just a little extra pzazz. As for lengths, hemlines are on the rise with lots of elegant mid and even some sassy mini dresses seen across runways. For the bride who errs on the nontraditional side, jumpsuits were plentiful with options ranging from tailored classic to boho chic and sheer embroidered. For something a bit more conventional but no less fresh, gowns of tulle and organza showed lots of soft, cascading wavy layers for an update to timeless silhouettes. We’ll be eagerly awaiting the arrivals of these new styles at local boutiques Bella Rose BridalJ.J. Kelly Bridal, BeLoved Bridal Boutique, Chantilly Couture, Moliere Bridal HouseMeg Guess Couture Bridal & Boutique, Prescott BridalThe Bridal Boutique and Prim! Cheers for another fab new season!