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Makeup by Abby B
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mary B.
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Abby is wonderful. My bridesmaids and I all had such a good and peaceful time with her on the morning of my wedding. She listened to what we wanted and did exactly what we asked for. She is easy going, reasonably priced, and fun! I got so many compliments on my hair and makeup. Also, my wedding day was a bit hot, and I sweated on my face...but somehow, I didn't look like I was sweating at all. I looked completely dry. Amazing.

Katina Carter
from 17 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Brennen C.
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Don't ever hesitate to book Katina for hair and makeup! She has done my hair and makeup for several events and for pageants and I ALWAYS love how it looks. I usually don't even take off the makeup until right before I go to bed, because I want to enjoy feeling fabulous in the makeup for as long as I can. Aside from her work being fantastic, she is such a sweetheart!

Coco Moore Makeup
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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She will doing makeup and hair for my MIL wedding in July. Her prices are great and was able to see some of her work online. It was a pleasure to talk with her and go over all the details.

  • 12 years in business
Lisa G.
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Haylee did all the makeup and hair for my new daughter-in-law's wedding in October. The pictures say it all! Everyone looks beautiful from the bride down to the flower girls! Of course, Haylee had a vested interest seeing this was her soon to be sister-in-law!!

Champ the Barber
from 1 review
    Aj J.
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    My experience with Champ has been great! He’s one of the best barbers in town and is very reliable. He always answers questions you may have about haircuts, hair products, and hair growth. I’ve never been disappointed with the service I get from him. I’ve sent many of my peers to him and they were all happy with his work. Thanks Champ!


    We offer professional natural- and chemical-processed hair, eyelash extensions, eyebrow waxing, box braids, Senegalese twists and tree braids.


    I am a cosmetologist. I specialize in wedding makeup., and I have a partner who works with me, doing wedding hair. Book us for your next formal event!


    I love weddings and events! Quality is what you will receive! I have a great resume and great feedback! I am multitalented!


    I do all types of braids, from micro braids to box braids, and two strand twist. Any braids you can think of, I can do it. I also do perms, roller sets, kids' hair and more.

    • 3 years in business

    I am going to go that extra length I am known for doing more than I'm supposed to bc to me it's not bout how much u make its about making every person feel wonderful about their self


    I am a professional on-site hair and makeup artist for any occasion (weddings, proms, pageants, portraits, etc.).


    I'm dedicated to professionalism, I want my clients/customers to feel special with every visit by demonstrating my competency in all areas of my profession.


    I do photography, hair, and makeup. I have a passion for each one and I love making people feel beautiful!


    I do hair, but I specialize in makeup for weddings, pageants, or photo shoots. I am very good at what I do!


    We are the house of beauty for all your hair, nail and makeup specializing in HD hair color, clipper and specialty cuts. We are high and low lights pro. We offer makeup, spa manicure, deep conditioner treatments, spa facials, UV gel, shelac nails and more.


    I'm am passionate about my job and I treat everyone with the respect and courtesy they deserve


    Lorelei is a licensed cosmetologist who specializes in formal hairstyles, custom haircuts, and specially formulated haircolor and makeup application.


    We strive to not only make your hair beautiful, but it will be healthy and strong. We specialize in all types of hair.


    Hi my name is Kenshea'La (Shea), and I do all kinds hair. I know how to braid with or without weave, and I not only braid, but also do two-strand twist. I know how to single twist braids. I can box braids, and I can track in hair. I'm just not good at curling hair yet, but I know how to flat iron hair. For the rest, I'm really looking forward to learning how to do with you.


    I am currently a stylist at Hair Expressions Salon. I am also available for photo shoots and weddings. I am a licensed hairstylist, and I am a certified airbrush makeup artist.


    We specialize in all textures of hair. We do healthy hair care, color, braiding, extensions, facials, makeup, and nails. We specialize in proms, birthdays, and weddings. This is where looking good is understood! We hope to see or hear from you soon. -Cynthia D.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    What is a hair extension?

    A hair extension is a beauty product designed to give you the appearance of longer and/or fuller hair. Hair extensions are made of synthetic material or real human hair and are attached to your natural hair by a variety of techniques such as a weave (sewing), hot fusion, tape-in, cold fusion, bonding, metal clips, micro ring or micro loops, and more. The type of technique you select as well as the quality and volume of the hair you choose all affect cost. Hair extensions can last anywhere from three weeks to six months, depending on the application technique. For example, tape-in extensions may last approximately four weeks, while extensions applied using a hot fusion technique may stay in for up to six months. The hot fusion technique takes longer, costs more, and requires more training on the part of the hair stylist, but the result is more natural-looking extensions that can be washed and heat-styled with confidence.

    What is a mobile hairdresser?

    A mobile hairdresser is a cosmetologist trained to cut, color and style hair who can provide hairdressing services at remote locations. Often, mobile hairdressers are hired for events such as weddings, bachelorette parties, prom night, birthdays and other occasions. The hairstylist can come to your location to do your hair, or provide hairstyling for your group.

    For events, mobile hairstylists more often provide updos and formal styles than highlights or hair color. Mobile hairdressers bring all the necessary hairstyling tools and products such as lotions and sprays to create your look. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110. Pricing for different services can vary greatly depending on stylist reputation, training and regional rates. For example, haircuts could range between $35 and $150, while hair coloring services could range in price from $65 to $200. Some mobile hairstylists may include the cost of travel in their fees, while other may have it as an added charge, such as 50 cents to $1 for each mile beyond their standard service range.

    How much should you tip a hairstylist?

    A hairstylist can provide you with a cut, color or highlights, or style your hair for an event. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110, but prices can vary greatly depending on the service you receive, where you live, and the salon’s or hairdresser’s reputation. A good rule of thumb is to tip your hairstylist 20 percent of your total bill. In smaller towns, 15 percent may be the norm, but in larger cities 20 percent is generally the baseline. If you frequent a salon where the shampooer, colorist, and hair cutter are all different people, you can divide that 20 percent among those service providers in proportion to the skill level and time required to do their job. Many hairstylists rent a chair from the salon and must pay a monthly rent to the salon owner.

    How much do hair extensions cost?

    Hair extensions are synthetic or real human hair integrations that add volume and length to your hair. Hairstylists are trained in different techniques to attach extensions to your hair. The cost of extensions can vary greatly depending on the technique used to apply the hair, as well as the type of hair you select. Synthetic hair is typically the least expensive, human hair is next on the pricing scale, remy hair is next, and what is called “virgin” human hair is generally the most sought-after and most expensive. Remy hair signifies that all the cuticles are intact and running in the same direction, making for smoother hair extensions in the long term. Hair is deemed virgin when all the hair is from one donor and has never undergone any chemical processing. Hair prices will vary from company to company; here are some examples of hair from online retailers.

    • Virgin strands (25 strands weighing approximately 1 gram each) for hot fusion application: $44 per bundle.
    • Virgin hair weave (approximately 4 ounces per package): $149 each.

    Here are some sample application costs from hairstylists.

    • Full sew-in: $175-$200 or more.
    • Partial sew-in: $125 or more.
    • Micro-link weft extensions: $300 or more.
    • Full-bonded extensions: $75 or more.

    What is a seamless extension?

    A seamless hair extension is a type of clip-on hair extension. The extension hair is called the weft. Near the top of the weft, a metal clip mounted to the weft on a silicone base is used to attach the extension to your natural hair. In a traditional clip-on extension, the base that attaches the metal clip to the weft is fabric.

    People may prefer seamless extensions due to their lower profile; the silicone can be up to 50 percent thinner than the fabric, making the extension appear more natural — and, therefore, seamless. Seamless extensions usually can be washed (although you shouldn’t keep them submerged for more than 20 seconds) and heat-styled on lower heat settings. You can gently brush seamless hair extensions as well as have them dyed a darker color by a trained professional.

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