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Alameda Hair Extension Companies

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  • 10 years in business
  • 388 hires on Thumbtack
Elisa A.
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Mayra and a 3 other gals came and did hair and makeup for my daughter and her wedding party on August 30, about 8 total. The girls in the wedding party know alot about make up and hair and for Mayra to please every single girl was amazing. Everyone at the wedding stated how great our make up and hair looked. One of my daughter's friends who is getting married also, loved the hair and make up provided by Mayra, that she is going to have Mayra and her crew do hair and makeup for her wedding party. Mayra really paid attention to details and did an exceptional job on everyone. I am the MOB and had my own ideas on what I wanted and Mayra did exactly what I wanted and better. Mayra is a true pro at her job and also was a pleasure to talk too. Now I know who to go to if I have another special occasion. Thanks Mayra and gals for such a great experience.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle H.
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Teresa did a very amazing job. She listened to what I want and help give me suggestions. Originally during the trial we went with a bit darker make-up. She explained to me the darker make-up helps with the way the photos turn out. The day of I decided I wanted to go lighter because that is more my style. She listened and did an amazing job. I definitely felt beautiful. Plus, my hair rocked! Thank you.

  • 11 years in business
  • 488 hires on Thumbtack
Crystal F.
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We had hair and makeup. Very professional finish and a great first time experience. Hair could have held a lot better, but the weather was a huge factor.

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Liv was great! She was very responsive, friendly and professional. Overall my bridesmaids and I thought she did a great job on our hair; however, some of our curls were falling out before she left. We were able to touch them up afterwards without much trouble, and she made some great styles!

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie K.
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Vinnia was very detailed and punctual. She has great styling skills. I enjoyed Vinnia doing my hair and makeup. A lot of people were giving me compliments afterwards.

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jorge S.
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We hired Jackie to do my wife’s hair and makeup for a black tie wedding. Scheduling was easy and she arrived early. My wife loved the makeup - we had sent Jackie a picture of what she wanted and she really delivered that look and adapted it to my wife’s face. What we didn’t really like and would not recommend, is getting your hair done by her. When Jackie arrived my wife’s hair was wet and she told her to blow it out herself so she could curl it. This was really confusing as we were paying $100 for hair - and wait, my wife had to blow it out herself so Jackie could curl it? We use MUA often for events and this had never been the case. We’re accustomed to end-to-end service. Also, the curls would have looked much better after a professional blow out. Because of this and because Jackie was the most expensive MUA that responded to our request, we wouldn’t say she offers a good value.

Elle E.
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Amazing experience and wonderful job. I felt like a completely different person after Yvonne finished doing my hair. She colored it and did over 200 strands of hair extensions. She was quick and efficient and she was super sincere and sweet. I would recommend her to anyone. Elle Belle

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jackie A.
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Susan has been doing it ALL of me for the past couple of years. From makeup, to ombré, to extensions, I only trust her. I finally decided to try hair extensions and it was amazing! Susan blended them perfectly and everyone just thought my hair had grown longer. When I looked at the before and after pictures, I was left wondering why nobody told me that my hair was extremely choppy. But the hair extensions fixed that right up! I'll be getting hair extensions again soon. Nothing compares to the fullness of having the hair extensions in! They are very easy to style, make your hair much more voluminous, and of course they add length. You won't regret having Susan take care of any of your hair and makeup needs!

A.N. Artistry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi I.
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Amanda is amazing! She listens to your needs and what you are looking for! My makeup and hair lasted all day (9am-12am). My hair didnt get frizzy and my makeup didnt fade away. She uses high end products and she has applied makeup amazingly beautifully! She is so sweet, friendly, and passionate about her work. My makeup and hair photographed really well which is very important! Love her and loved her work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a high quality makeup that photograph very beautifully!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anna M.
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April did a gorgeous, braided up-do for me as maid of honor in my dear friends wedding this past November. I have a TON of long hair and never once did my hair budge during the long day and night's events (this is a 1st in a lifetime of updo's), I received a TON of compliments though out the evening, my hair truly was a work of art, my favorite style I've ever had even more than my own wedding! Not to mention that April is super kind, professional, patient, and easy to talk to. I only wished she was closer to me so I could go to her on a more regular basis. https://www.facebook.com/aprilmayhair/videos/599254016930589/

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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Alba A.
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She's extraordinarily talented and professional! I love her work!! She did my Hair and Makeup for a professional photoshoot and I absolutely loved it, the care and time she put into making me beautiful were a clear reflection of her fantastic skills which made me feel more confident than ever and resulted in the most fantastic experience I've ever had when getting dolled up by a true doll and professional makeup artist like her ! I totally recommend her if you're looking for an outstanding MUA!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa A.
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Hazel did such a great job on my hair. I was the maid of honor for my best friends wedding and I wanted to go with an "old holly wood" look. I showed her a picture and she delivered. She came to the house and was right on time. She had everything readily available and we got to working on my hair right away. She was very funny and kept me entertained the whole time and made me feel very pretty. I loved the outcome of the hair and makeup done by Sophea and so did every one else. I would highly recommend her and will use her again in the future. I am the girl the blue dress. :)

Makeup by Corina
4.9
from 15 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Erika C.
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I met Corina through a friend a few months ago. I needed our hair done for my wedding. She was willing to drive out to Alameda to do a hair trial. She was very professional and very sweet. For my wedding day she did my hair and my maid of honors hair. It looked AMAZING! Our hair lasted us all day! Thank you Corina!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Irene M.
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Jelise was AMAZING! She is a sweetheart and did a great job with my makeup for a video shoot that I did with my band! I am hiring her again for our next video shoot because of how great of a makeup artist and person she is. She was punctual, nice, did a great job for my hair and makeup, and was even talkative (in a good way so there were no awkward silences)! We were happy with her work. Jelise, you are awesome!

Dolled Up Services
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy C.
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Besides always leaving looking amazing and feeling so beautiful I love how honest and sweet Mari is. Always gives me her very honest opinion which shows so much about her character as a person. I love someone I can trust with my hair and won't try to upsale me on doing other things. She is the absolute best! My hair is so curly and grey but she makes it look fabulous everytime. She also doesn't overbook herself. When you are there she is all about you which is awesome not many hairdressers will do that. I am so glad to have found her! She is a gem.

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
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Tessa bailed me out for a holiday party event where I needed my hair done creatively. She was professional, quick, flexible and was able to manage my long hair. I really appreciate all her help and loved the way things came out! Thank you Tessa!

Carina
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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She was fantastic - did amazing work with my hair and makeup and with my family members hair for my wedding! I would recommend her to anyone!!!!

The Organic Stylist
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura T.
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Jaiya did both my hair and make-up for my wedding in November 2014 and she was AMAZING. We already had booked her for make-up for me and my bridesmaids, but she also stepped in at the last minute to do my hair when an issue came up with my original appointment. It was perfect. Beyond the gorgeous hair and make-up, she was a soothing, magical presence in an otherwise crazy, stressful room of pre-wedding women. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Henna_drawing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
Verified review

Rupinder was great! She did a beautiful job on my hair and all the guests raves about the henna. Thanks Rupinder! Already recommended her to another friend :)

Stephanie Cencibaugh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kate O.
Verified review

Stephanie is the most talented and honest stylists ive ever been to. I told her what I wanted and she found the best possible way to get it done so that we didnt kill my hair. She is super attentive and super down to earth. We took my long hair from blonde to a deep red. She knows exactly what she's doing. If you want it done right, go to Stephanie.

Melissa Leake
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Olga R.
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I had my third hair coloring with Melissa. She uses low-ammonia color. So not only I liked the color but my hair improved after the procedure. Definitely will hire again.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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.

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.
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