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The OG Artists

Lashes & Lace works with highly talented and reliable professional freelance makeup artists to ensure you are in the best of hands for all your wedding beauty needs!


Sarah Downs (she/her)

Founder of Lashes & Lace

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Capricorn | Organizer Extraordinaire

Favorite Things: earl grey & London fog, cake!, fur-kids (Molly, Sid,  Merlin Hashbrowns, and Darla Bean), deep teal, gloomy autumn weather, HP (not JKR), Indian/Ethiopian/Middle Eastern cuisines, animals, board & video games, pondering time travel and the multiverse, The National (band), editing, thunderstorms, fire pit nights, Haunting of Hill House, What We Do In The Shadows, Stranger Things, plants, singing, Poesie, Rituel de Fille, Viseart, Danessa Myricks

Passions/Causes: helping people feel immensely beautiful, accepted, and appreciated, LGBTQIA+ rights, justice and equality, intuitive healing


​Sarah has been a professional makeup artist since 2000, with roots in freelance work and beauty counter management and education. She has also held various positions in the corporate sector, gaining tools that proved invaluable when organizing wedding beauty bookings. Her time with a renowned risk reduction organization was particularly impactful; she was hired to restructure, plan, and implement learning events across the US. In under two years, she had trained a replacement and was promoted to the sole team lead of client relations.


With her in-depth experience in event planning and client relations team management, transforming Lashes & Lace into a wedding beauty collective was the inevitable next step in growing her thriving makeup business. In 2014, Sarah expanded L&L into a meticulously curated team of makeup and hair artists, merging her talent for business and organization with her passion for helping people feel wonderful about themselves.

In addition to working with many amazing brides and high-profile individual clients, Sarah has also collaborated with companies such as ESPN, Fox Sports, WWE, Amazon, and Spectrum.

When booking any artist through Lashes & Lace, Sarah handles all the details for you and happily answers any questions you have, making your planning process much easier!


View some testimonials about Sarah here! View Sarah's 2018 interview with Voyage Dallas Magazine here!

LaDonna Stein (she/her)

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Virgo | Fairy Godmother


Favorite Things: vintage styles, deep teal, travel (esp. Montana, Arkansas, and Detroit, MI), tea parties, Dita Von Teese, Cocteau Twins (band), gothic carnival themes (Theatre Bizarre!), AHS, the perfect winged eye liner, black vintage heels (99% of the time), a good red lip, Jill Rasco Photography, Paul Zhen Photography, Omnia  Brushes, B3 Prickly Pear Oil, Terri Tomlinson's Flesh Tone Color Wheel    

Passions/Causes: human empowerment, feminism, homeless outreach, mental health care, equal rights for all


LaDonna's journey in the beauty industry began in 1995 when she commenced her training at the Diane Dick Modeling Agency in Amarillo, TX. Her passion for makeup artistry led her to teach makeup classes with the agency, taking her to iconic cities like New York and Los Angeles. LaDonna furthered her expertise by studying art history and theatrical makeup at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.

In the early 2000s, LaDonna joined MAC Cosmetics, earning a coveted spot on the exclusive Impact Team. After her tenure at MAC, she transitioned to full-time freelance makeup artistry, showcasing her skills across diverse fields. From bridal beauty to body painting, high fashion to fetish, and from commercial campaigns to theatrical productions, LaDonna's talent knows no bounds.


Her portfolio boasts collaborations with esteemed entities such as the Dallas Opera, live performances by musicians including B△STILLE at SXSW, TV shows, independent films, and high-profile fashion shows such as Dolce & Gabbana's showcase at Winspear Dallas in 2019. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including Playboy, Retro Lovely, Vanity Affair, and Dallas Observer, among others.

Among LaDonna's greatest artistic passions is the creation of glamorous vintage beauty styles. Known for her versatility and ability to tackle any challenge, she can effortlessly craft the perfect look for any occasion.

Previously, LaDonna owned and operated Dallas Pinup in Deep Ellum before selling the business in 2022. Currently, she serves as the Lead Makeup & Hair Artist at The Vixen Society, a Dallas-based boudoir studio.


View some testimonials about LaDonna here!

Kaia Beggs (she/her)

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Virgo | Graphic Art Genius

Favorite Things: neon yellow, designing awesome poster art, fur-kids, Dr. Martens (see Kaia's featured DIY Docs here!), Punk Rock Bowling, Rum & Coke lipstick from Amore Monet Cosmetics, all the plants!, collab Halloween costumes with the hubs, Three Links Deep Ellum, Kasey Musgraves, LunaChicks

Passions/Causes: social justice, creating unique art, women's liberation

Before Kaia Bellanca became a makeup artist, she briefly attended school at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas. She began modeling and through that, she discovered her love of makeup. She gained an apprenticeship under one of Dallas's leading makeup artists and started doing her own makeup for photo shoots. "In the spring of 2010, I started building my portfolio and hit the ground running," Kaia says. "I already had a good network built up from modeling, so the makeup booking took off right away." Kaia specializes in Weddings & Bridal, Airbrush, Film, Commercial, Fashion, Runway, Underwater, Events, and Special Occasions.


Her work has been in publications such as D Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Brides of North Texas, Grooms Sold Separately, Elegant Magazine, Skin&Ink Magazine, Tattoos for Women Magazine, Tattoo Galeria, Tattoo Style, Alt Noir Magazine, Metro ANE, See7Mag, Fitness Magazine, Modern Salon Magazine, Texas Stylist Magazine, Estetica Magazine, Peluquarias Magazine, Launchpad, and many more. She has also been featured in the Dallas Observer.

View some testimonials about Kaia Bellanca here! Kaia is currently focusing on keeping up with the exploding demand for her graphic design commissions and poster art but her artistry spot on our team is permanently reserved.


Additional Artists

We vet and work with a select handful of well-established artists who are incredibly talented, highly experienced, and match our quality standards. You're in great hands with everyone from our team!

Starry Sky
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"We are the weirdos, Mister"

Our team is full of wonderful weirdos. One-of-a-kind creative souls who love being themselves. We are all pretty goofy, obsessed with Halloween, excited about rescuing animals, potential forest fairies, intuitive to those around us, focused on kindness and compassion, and committed to making your experience with us a magical one!


Helping each and every human feel comfortable and welcome is deeply important to us. Thank you so much for considering our team! We can't wait to get to know you!

Our Dallas, TX bridal beauty team is comprised of professional freelance makeup artists and hair artists who, in addition to being phenomenally creative humans, greatly care about helping each person in their chair look and feel amazing! We offer bridal and wedding-related event makeup artistry and light hair design services, as well as beauty services for other special events, photos shoots, and occasions. While not comprehensive, here are some of our services offered for bridal and wedding-related events: Dallas trial run makeup application, Dallas trial run hairstyle, Dallas bride preview, Dallas bride beauty makeup trial, Dallas bride beauty hair trial, Dallas wedding beauty trial run, Dallas bridal make-up application, Dallas bride makeup styling, bridal hairstyles, bride updos, Dallas wedding ceremony makeup and hair, Dallas wedding ceremony beauty, wedding styling, wedding beauty team travel, traditional makeup application, airbrush makeup application, airbrush make-up for brides, temporary false eye lashes for brides, bridesmaids makeup and lashes, mom of the bride beauty, mom of the groom beauty, Dallas bridal party wedding make-up, bridesmaids hair, Dallas bridesmaids lashes, engagement portrait makeup and hair, bridal portrait make-up application and lashes, bridal portrait hair design, DFW Indian bridal beauty, Desi bridal beauty, Dallas South Asian bridal beauty, sangeet makeup artist application and hair, garba make-up application and hair design, mehndi bridal beauty make-up artist application and hair, cocktail party make-up artistry, cocktail party hair design, welcome party bridal beauty, wedding reception bride beauty, reception makeup, Dallas wedding reception hair, traditional Indian wedding makeup, fusion Indian wedding makeup, soft makeup looks, glam make-up style, bridal braids, bride romantic updos, vintage wedding makeup, vintage bride hairstyles, glam goth beauty, pinup wedding makeup and hair, beauty styling for Dallas weddings, Dallas/Ft. Worth makeup applications by pro make-up artists, Dallas ethnic and cultural wedding makeup, Dallas ethnic & cultural wedding styling, Dallas Persian weddings makeup, Dallas Persian weddings make-up artistry, Dallas desi makeup, Texas bride makeup artistry and touch-ups, Texas bride wedding beauty and preview session, Texas wedding hair and makeup, bride hair and makeup in Dallas, light hair design, personalized make-up artist applications, and so much more. Our Dallas/Ft. Worth makeup artists (make-up artists), and Dallas/Ft. Worth beauty team also offer airbrush make-up services and light hair design for other events. Here are some of our services offered for events that are not bridal or wedding-related:  DFW holiday party makeup application, Christmas party hairstyle, Dallas holiday party glam beauty, Dallas holiday party beauty, Dallas birthday party beauty, Dallas birthday party hair and makeup artistry, photo shoot makeup artistry and hair, photo shoot beauty styling, photo shoot production and commercial makeup, dance makeup artistry, prom hair and makeup, homecoming make-up & hair, corporate event makeup in Dallas, speaking engagement beauty makeup, graduation natural makeup, makeup artistry for gala, hair design for ball and gala, party makeup and hair styles, Dallas make-up artistry, DFW, Texas gala beauty makeup and hair styling, special event make-up artistry in Texas, and much more. We service many areas (just ask us!) in the DFW, TX metroplex and beyond. Some of the cities we service are (travel fees can vary based on location): Dallas, Texas, Fort Worth, TX, McKinney, Tx, Richardson, Tx, Plano, Texas, Frisco, TX, Allen, TX, Carrollton, TX, Coppell, TX, Farmer’s Branch, TX, Addison, TX, Waxahachie, TX, Midlothian, TX, Lewisville, Tx, Denton, TX, Decatur, TX, Anna, TX. Aubrey, TX, Flower Mound, TX, Prosper, TX, Celina, TX, Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, Garland, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, Poetry, TX, Irving, Texas, Las Colinas, TX, Highland Village, TX, Leonard, TX, Parker, Tx, Grapevine, Tx, Melissa, TX, Southlake, TX, etc. Our highly qualified team of professional freelance makeup artists / pro stylists can't wait to take wonderful care of you! Checkout our positive reviews on Google, Wedding Wire, Zola, the Knot, Facebook Visitor Posts to hear about our clients’ experiences working with us as their beauty team!

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