Beauty Breakdown

All eyes  are on you on your wedding day, so take a break from planning and do a little primping before the wedding festivities begin.


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Lash Extensions
Made with synthetic fabrics, the lashes are bonded to your own with a gentle adhesive that dries soft on the lashes. The process takes one to two hours depending on the service you choose.
Champagne Taste,
841 Baxter St., Ste. 114, 704-366-5724
Drop the Kleenex: There’s no need to worry about your mascara running when things get emotional on the big day. It’s relatively short term: your lashes will last six to eight weeks. $100 to $250 per first set; $25 to $75 per refill 
Back Facial
This fifty-minute facial for your back will leave your skin feeling extra soft for that strapless dress.
Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.,
An aesthetician rubs and scrubs the oft-neglected place your hands can’t. Budget-conscious brides should note that back facials can be pricey. $90
Eyebrow Threading
Thread is twisted through unwanted hairs for easy removal.
Varji & Varji,
911 E. Morehead St.,
Ste. 600; 720 Governor Morrison St., Ste. 170,
It’s a great alternative to waxing if your skin is sensitive. It takes a bit longer than traditional waxing. $25 per visit
Teeth Whitening
This whitening technique can make your teeth whiter by four to ten shades. The process usually takes about forty-five minutes.
Ballantyne Center for Dentistry,
15105 John J. Delaney Dr., Ste. K, 704-540-2255
That’s easy: whiter teeth. Expect teeth sensitivity for up to twelve hours after the procedure. $599
Spray Tan
A great way to get tan sans the UVA/UVB rays, a spray tan is a quick solution to get the glow before you walk down the aisle.
Dilworth Tanning Salon, 1412 East Blvd.,
It’s quick, painless, and is easy on your skin. Get the spray tan a few days before the wedding, otherwise your glorious glow might stain your gown. Mystic Tan: