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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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I worked with StyleBee for hair and makeup services for myself and my bridal party and was beyond satisfied! Stylists were professional, friendly, accommodating, and overall contributed to a positive wedding day experience! I received many compliments, especially on my hair. And the ease of the stylists coming to us, rather than going as a group to a salon, cannot be overstated.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Kate R.
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I hardly feel like I need to leave a review, what with all of the positive feedback here, but I will anyway - Teresa rules! Out of all the vendors I hired for my wedding day, I think her portion of it was the most well executed. She arrived well before the start time, and helped with hair for three of the ladies in the wedding party before doing my hair and makeup. All of us looked great. She actually ended up doing my hair somewhat differently than my trial (at my request) and I was soooo happy with how it turned out. My makeup was also flawless, it looked beautiful but also very natural. Five stars!

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica S.
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Yesterday you did an amazing job on all the brides maids. Thank you very much for your amazing work and congratulations on your new addition to your family 🤗

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brittney P.
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Such a talented artist! She really knows her stuff, plus she is so funny! Great personality 10/10 and my makeup is poppin!

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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
Summer W.
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I had a great great experience with Vinnia. After the trail, I wanted to make some change about my eye makeup and after she did it my makeup looked great! My photographer said I'm one of his most beautiful brides and he's gonna put me on his portfolio! Thanks Vinnia!

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iMagic Beauty
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tracie C.
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Sadia was so talented. She did my makeup and hair for both my engagement photos and my wedding. I can't say enough how beautiful I felt at my wedding. My girls looked just as good in our photos. Sadia knows how to bring out the inner beauty without over doing your makeup. My makeup and hair lasted my whole wedding even through a night of dancing. I can't thank her enough!!!!!

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Dani S.
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This was the most spectacular service! The “glam squad” did hair and makeup for 14 young ladies for a homecoming dance. It was the greatest day ever.

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tamara S.
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Jennifer did a great job on my makeup for my wedding day! She was right on time and did both my makeup and my sister's (maid of honour's makeup). I hired her at the very last minute and she was able to accommodate me and made me look gorgeous for the big day. I gave her a few looks and she chose well out of the looks that I provided. Thanks, Jennifer!

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Amber C.
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I found her exceptionally profressional. The makeup and hair styling were exactly what I had imaged for my wedding day!

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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeannette H.
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I had Audra do my makeup for a few events while in SF and she was amazing! Not only did she do an outstanding job making me look and feel more beautiful than I ever had felt before, but she took her time explaining to me how I can achieve the look, myself! She taught me so much about skincare and makeup- even down to techniques and tools to use and why she prefers this over that, etc. She is incredibly talented and sweet! I can't wait to take another trip to SF and learn more from her! I wish I could import her to Maui!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Henrietta R.
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Hazel is a professional makeup artist and superb hair stylist. Listens very well to what you want to achieve and talks you through each step she performs on you. I was very satisfied with my results and received many compliments. I definitely will use Hazel again.

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VIVIDbeauty_one_
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jelise B.
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Had an amazing experience having my makeup and hair done by Stephanie. She executed the look I wanted! My hair was exactly what I wanted and more! She was very knowledgeable about all the questions I had for her. It was a great time and I looked amazing!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Khristine L.
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Jelise did makeup for a party. She did a great job- I received a ton of compliments.

Ms. Pinky - Naked Brush
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth C.
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Pinky arrived a bit late, but called to check in with me. She worked efficiently and quickly and got my makeup done in time for me to get dressed in spite of some phone calls (on my part). She was pleasant and seemed to know a lot about makeup. Well done, and a nice person.

  • 10 years in business
Tara Q.
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I had a 1920's party to attend and it was was costume required. I am not good with doing my own hair and makeup. I contacted Glamourmaid Cosmetic Artistry Consultant Tasha for help. She replied immediately! I left all makeup and hair decision making to her. I absolutely loved the final product! I felt so beautiful. Tasha is very focused while doing her job, she was on time, researched what she wanted to do with my makeup and hair. I look forward to working with her in the future and will recommend her services.

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
E. M.
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I was searching for a local makeup artist who uses natural beauty products, and could come to my home. Tessa fit the bill. She was both pleasant and professional. As a mature client, I was especially happy with her ability to make my under eye circles much less noticeable while not piling on a ton of makeup. I am learning how apply makeup, but think it it well worth the price to have an expert such as Tessa complete a look from time to time.

Carina
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe C.
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Loved Carina and her skills, I got exactly what I wanted a beautiful old Hollywood vintage style ! She is a local San Francisco makeup artist that has worked with many celebrities. So happy we chose her for our event. She was super attentive! Definitely recommend her!

MakeupbyLaila
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nina S.
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I had my makeup done by Laila early in the morning. It managed to last the ENTIRE day and earned me tons of compliments. Laila was meticulous, responsive to my critique, and extremely clear about what she was doing while she was doing it. I would definitely get my makeup done by her again!

The Makeup Connection
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Charlotte G.
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Lex was nothing short of amazing! She showed me the best makeup and skincare for my complexion and she made me look beautiful for my special day. She was punctual and got along with everyone beautifully. I can’t wait to book her again!

CeeCee Medina
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Samantha P.
    Verified review

    Ceecee was great to work with and really took the time to make sure everything was perfect. She was attentive and patient throughout the session. My hair and makeup was perfect for my maternity photoshoot!

    MakeupbyAlmas 💎
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Iman S.
    Verified review

    Almas is a very good makeup artist, I loved my makeup! I Really Recommend Her

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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 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.

    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.

    Actual Requests

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    Need a Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist

    Berkeley, CA

    • Number of people needing makeup
      5
    • Details
      Hello, I am looking for makeup (and hair) for me and my bridesmaids.
    • $470.8
      Average price

    Need event makeup

    Benicia, CA

    • Event type
      Prom / Formal
    • Additional makeup services required
      Airbrushed makeup
    • Number of people needing makeup
      3
    • Details
      We will be staying at a hotel in Benicia if possible to come there that would be great
    • $145
      Average price
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