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Bakersfield Makeup Professionals

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  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Fichella J.
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She's doing really good job for my makeup and hair.

Breonna J.
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I have worked with Ande as a model twice now and she is lovely and super fun. I immediately felt comfortable with her and she helped direct me and helped me to learn a bit more. She also did my makeup for one of our shoots and it was so soft and pretty! Her photo edits are beautiful, quick and I love working with her and can't wait until our next shoot!

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    Lizette M.
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    I absolutely LOVED how Maddi did my hair and makeup for a wedding. I am not the type to wear makeup what so ever. She made me feel beautiful and confident. Her work was definitely noticed. Everyone I talked to complimented how well my makeup and hair was done and asked who did it. She is extremely talented and I can't wait to book her for another occasion!!! Highly recommend her. You won't regret it!

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      Cristal P.
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      Esmeralda did my daughters makeup for prom. My daughter doesn't wear makeup at all so we wanted to go as natural as possible. Esmeralda did an amazing job my daughter looked so beautiful.

      from 1 review
      • 9 years in business
      Niyati S.
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      Rakhee is amazing at what she does.. I have been going to her for facials since we moved to Bakersfield. Since then I have treated friends and family to facials and body wraps with Rakhee. Every one that has been to her claim she has magic in her hands. About a year ago I had an event to go to and I decided to get my makeup done. I was amazed at the transformation she did. Since then I have hired her for many occasions including weddings, parties and most recently halloween. The makeup application was perfect for each occasion and I have gotten compliments every time. I myself am pretty good with makeup but going to Rakhee for makeup does wonders. Most recently she conducted a class - makeup 101 where she focused on teaching some basics and creating looks. The best part was that she actually took the time to show me how to do the looks myself and guided me in picking good products from my favorite brands. I highly recommend her.


      I am a license cosmetologist specializing in extensions and makeup. I absolutely love to make my customers feel as pretty as they are inside.

      • 6 years in business

      My passion for makeup and hair is great. I love to beautify people for that special occasion or just-because events.


      I am a dedicated cosmetologist who loves doing her job with integrity and respect in creating a look that compliments one's inner beauty. Events and photo shoot creations are huge passions of mine, though I am able to provide full salon services as well.


      I love doing other people's makeup and showing others how to achieve a certain look they want. I can create a look from elegant, natural to a girls' night out and show-stopping look.

      • 2 years in business

      I have a full kit, including fake lashes. Makeup is my passion, and I will make sure you are 100% satisfied with what you receive.


      I am an award-winning hair and makeup artist. I work for on-location wedding and photo shoots and in salon hair and makeup as well.

      • 8 years in business

      I have been in the Make up industry for a while. I'm a certified makeup artist, and that was my first passion, about 5 years ago I added spray tanning to my list of beauty tricks. I love help transforming you on your big day.. My spray tans, look very natural and no orange color. Look like you just got home from vacation.. :)


      Devina is a freelance makeup artist using all high-quality and professional makeup products, such as MAC, Urban Decay, Too Faced, Graftobian, Ben Nye, and more! I provide makeup for any occasion, such as wedding, prom, quinceanera, fashion show, editorial, creative, etc.; from natural to bold, vibrant and colorful.


      I professionally do makeup for events, weddings, quinceaneras, proms, etc. I do a flawless finish, and I can also apply eyelashes and curl or straighten your hair and style it. I can come to you, and I also do a makeover before your event.


      I'm a student at Marinello beauty school. I enjoy doing hair and makeup. Makeup is more of my passion.


      My girls always light up the room when they walk in.


      I provide regular full-face makeup, natural makeup, glam makeup, highlight and contour, and eyelashes are also included! All the products I use are high quality, and I also make sure I use sanitary procedures when handling my clients!


      I'm Julian I'm 19 years old and I am a makeup artist in the 661 area I've been doing makeup for 3 years and I went to school for esthetics finished but haven't got my license. I have makeup and sanitation knowledge , Makeup to me is what I love most. I love how people feel their most beautiful and have so much confidence after being done up!

      • 6 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack

      My work is natural yet intense enough to showcase the features & bring out the natural beauty

      • 4 years in business

      I am a makeup artist with experience in editorial, bridal, special effects, and corrective makeup. I am also a licensed esthetician to help with skin concerns and recommending products. Ask me about eyelash extensions!


      I've had a huge passion for makeup for years! I love seeing people's joy and happiness that comes with it. I brighten people's day sometimes.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

      A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

      • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
      • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
      • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
      • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
      • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

      Do I need a makeup artist for my wedding?

      There are no rules around your wedding day, and that means it’s your choice whether to have a wedding makeup artist. If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding makeup artist, consider the pros and cons. Some women decide against a wedding makeup artist to save money. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, which is an expense some women prefer to do without. Other women just don’t love wearing makeup. Some brides have friends or family members who are talented makeup artists willing to provide their services. If you choose not to have a wedding makeup artist, be sure to do at least two trial runs of your makeup look well before the wedding day to avoid any morning-of panic.

      On the other hand, a wedding makeup artist can make the bride feel pampered and confident, giving her a flawless, fabulous look for the ceremony and reception and in wedding photos. For brides who are uncomfortable with heavy makeup, many wedding makeup artists usually excel at the natural look. Many brides consider wedding makeup part of the ritual and tradition of the ceremony, a shared experience with the entire bridal party. Ultimately your choice of whether to hire a wedding makeup artist should be based on what will make you feel most confident and happy.

      How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

      A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

      • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
      • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
      • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
      • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
      • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
      • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
      • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
      • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

      How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

      Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

      A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

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