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.,
704-248-4000
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,
704-333-1957
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.,
704-332-8720
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:
$27-$29