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 bridal beauty needs!
Sarah Downs (she/her)
Owner of Lashes & Lace
Capricorn | Organizer Extraordinaire
Favorite Things: cake! (obvs), deep teal, gloomy autumn weather, HP, Indian food, animals, board games, time travel, The National (band), editing, thunderstorms, Haunting of Hill House, plants, Virgos (apparently lol), singing
Passions/Causes: helping people feel immensely beautiful, LGBTQ+ rights, justice and equality, intuitive healing
Sarah has been a professional makeup artist since 2000. She began her learning in cosmetic counter and team management and built her skills through beauty industry trainings, events, freelancing, and weddings.
As Sarah has in-depth event planning and client relations team management experience, transforming Lashes & Lace into a bridal beauty one-stop-shop was the logical next step in growing her thriving makeup business. It would allow her to accommodate bride requests, large weddings and special events, and dates that she was not available. Thus, in 2014, Sarah expanded Lashes & Lace to include a hand-selected group of highly sought after makeup & hair artists, merging her talent for business with her passion for helping people feel wonderful about themselves.
In addition to many amazing brides and high profile individual clients, Sarah has also worked with ESPN, Fox Sports, WWE, Amazon, Spectrum, etc.
When booking any artist through Lashes & Lace, Sarah will handle everything for you, and will be happy to answer any questions you may have, making your planning process much easier!
LaDonna Stein (she/her)
Virgo | Fairy Godmother
Favorite Things: vintage everything!, deep teal, Montana, tea parties, Dita Von Teese, Cocteau Twins (band), gothic carnival themes, the perfect winged eye liner
Passions/Causes: human empowerment, feminism, homeless outreach, mental health care, equal rights
LaDonna has been in the beauty industry since 1995, where she began her training at Diane Dick Modeling Agency in Amarillo, Tx, where she eventually taught makeup classes and traveled to New York and Los Angeles with the agency. LaDonna went on to study art history and theatrical makeup at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
LaDonna also worked at MAC Cosmetics for three years where she achieved advanced certifications as well as a spot on the exclusive Impact Team. Since leaving MAC, she has freelanced for all manner of jobs, from bridal to body painting, fashion to fetish, commercial to theatrical. She has worked with numerous musicians on live performances and music videos, including SXSW; Independent films including "Army of The Undead"; and the TV show "Ambush Makeover." Makeup is LaDonna's art and passion.
LaDonna is currently the shop owner and makeup artist at Dallas Pinup in Deep Ellum where she gets to do one of her favorite things, explore looks from the past! She is always up for any challenge and enjoys every minute of it!
View testimonials about LaDonna here!
Kaia Beggs (she/her)
Virgo | Graphic Art Genius
Favorite Things: neon yellow, designing awesome poster art for bands, Dr. Martens (see Kaia's featured DIY Docs here!), Punk Rock Bowling, doggos, red lipstick (especially Amore Monet Cosmetics), all the plants!
Passions/Causes: social justice, creating unique art, women's liberation
Kaia Bellanca is an experienced creative makeup artist in Dallas, TX.
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."
Her work has been featured 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, and Launchpad. She has also been featured in the Dallas Observer.
Kaia continues to stay on top of the most cutting edge makeup trends, and specializes in Airbrush, Bridal, Film, Commercial, Fashion, Runway, Underwater, Events, Special Occasions and much more....
View testimonials about Kaia Bellanca here!
In addition to our OG artists, we also work with a select handful of artists who are incredibly talented and highly experienced. As our quality standards are one of our top priorities, you can rest assured we only use well-established artists who we have vetted thoroughly.
"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!