Jireh Artistry Hairstyling & Makeup

San Jose, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

Our structure and professionalism is what sets us apart. Our goal is to make this process as easy as possible and stress free by keeping in constant communication with the Bride up until her special day! We also have a TEAM of Artists. Most artists work alone but we have found that we can reduce stress by hiring more artists to help for larger groups. This also allows us to ensure we finish on time.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love being apart of someone's extremely special day. Hearing clients compliment our work and also being completely satisfied with our creations, is so rewarding to us!

Location

San Jose, CA 95110

Years in business

9

Number of employees

15

Times hired on Thumbtack

48

Reviews

28 Reviews
  • Alexandra A. Aug 5, 2017
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
  • Amanda M. Aug 2, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Susan and her team were amazing! I hired her for my wedding and I highly recommend! My mom was so worried that her hair was unruly and that makeup made her look older. They made her feel so beautiful and she looked 5 years younger when they were finished. I don't have any closeup pictures of my hair and makeup yet but I'll post some of my bridesmaids.
  • Jacqueline R. Jul 19, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
  • Megan D. Jun 8, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    I was so thrilled with my hair and makeup experience with Jireh Artistry! We had some indecisive members of the wedding party (myself included), but everyone ended up looking perfect - the Jireh team knew just what kind of styles to use to make us look great for the big day.
    Susan T. Jun 9, 2017

    Thank You Megan!! We truely enjoyed working with you and your family! Everyone was so sweet to us! Wishing you the best in your marriage! ๐Ÿ’•

  • Marci K. May 30, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    I absolutely couldn't have been happier working with Susan and the Jireh Artistry team. I felt like I was a little late to booking my hair and makeup team, one of the last vendors I secured for the my May 2017 wedding. This was the first time I used Thumbtack and to be honest was a little nervous, because I was worried that the net they casted to reach various vendors was very wide. Susan responded to my inquiry quickly and our back and forth was very professional and easy. She was very accommodating for the trial and I was so happy with how she worked my hairdo. I provided a couple of pictures and she put her own twist on it. Fast forward a few months to wedding day. The team was there on time and setup quickly to stay on schedule, actually ahead of it. There were a total of 15 services (hair and makeup) and we were timed perfectly. Everyone from my bridesmaid to my mom to myself were so happy with the work. The team was warm and easy to talk with. It is such a long chunk of time to be with people on such an important day and no one felt like strangers. Seriously so warm and fun. I consider this such a thumbtack success story. I would recommend Jireh Artistry to anyone who needs hair and makeup services. I honestly felt so confident all day. I normally never wear my hair up and usually am so self conscious when I do, but never second guessed my decision all day and felt like I only needed to apply lipstick, really no touchups. Thanks again for being a part of the most memorable day.
    Susan T. Jun 9, 2017

    Thank You Marci for leaving such a detailed review! ๐Ÿ˜˜ We are SO HAPPY that we were able to have a positive impact on the morning of your special day and that you felt super confident in your updo! This is what we strive for at every wedding. Thank you again! & congratulations on your new journey! ๐Ÿ’•

  • Kimberly S. May 26, 2017
    Wedding and Event Makeup
    Verified Review
    Two Words: Incredible & Professional. One of my biggest concerns when finding a hair and makeup team was timeliness and professionality. Susan and her team were so prepared and ahead of schedule on my wedding day, that they made getting ready super easy.
    Susan T. Jun 9, 2017

    Thank You Kimberly! We loved working with you & you family!

  • Ana A. May 21, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    They did an amazing job on myself and on all of the people in my party. They were on time and were so interactive with everyone. They made sure that we were happy with their work. I would definitely recommend their servecis to anyone. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜˜
    Susan T. Jun 9, 2017

    Thank you Ana for leaving us this review, it was an honor to be apart of your special day!

  • Erica R. May 20, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Susan did a great job. I really liked what she did during our bridal trial and then for the day of the wedding she took my feedback from the trial and applied it. I loved how my hair looked in all the pictures. And it held well all day. She and her assistant were both fun and relaxed and helped create a nice atmosphere to get ready in. All the bridesmaids, my mom, my mother in law, and myself were done on time. She was a few min late to the trial and to get to the room the day of the wedding but she was very responsive and texted me back right away. I would definitely recommend her. She is very talented.
    Susan T. Jun 9, 2017

    Thank You Erica for the great review!

  • Natalie D. May 7, 2017
    Wedding and Event Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Beautiful job! Loved my bridesmaids' hair and makeup. Showed them one picture and they styled exactly how I wanted it. Thank you!! :)
    Susan T. May 9, 2017

    Thank You Natalie! It was a pleasure working with you as well!

  • Lara O. May 7, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Susan was a dream to work with. From our initial communications, to the hair and makeup trial and to the day of the wedding, everything ran so smoothly. Susan is organized, calm and very knowledgeable. Her team was perfectly selected for our event and everyone LOVED their hair and makeup, including me! My hair and makeup looked great through photos, ceremony and for the whole night. I am very grateful to have had the chance to work with Susan and Jireh Artistry and would absolutely recommend their services to any Bay Area bride!
    Susan T. May 9, 2017

    Thank you Lara!! We truley enjoyed working with you and your family as well!! Thank you for leaving us this review!!

  • Carissa P. Mar 31, 2017
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Wedding Day hair and make up success!!
    Susan and her team were phenomenal on the day of my wedding. I did a trial with her and loved the hair and make up she did (I ended up doing it the day of my bridal shower to get a sense of how the makeup/hair would wear and I got lots of compliments and it lasted all day). On the day of my wedding, I needed hair and makeup for 10 people including myself. With a team of three we got all our hair and makeup done on time, even with some unexpected additional services that came day of! Everyones makeup/hair was great and lasted all day. I needed little tweaks from the trial to the day of and everything was perfect. So happy we went with this group of ladies for wedding hair and makeup, they were all so personable and made sure everyone was happy with their look. I don't have all my pictures yet, and my phone was being used as a radio that day, I do have some pictures from the trail and the day of, I highly recommend her!
    Susan T. May 9, 2017

    Thank you so much Carissa!! This review makes us so happy!! We definitely strive to deliver this kind of service! Thank you for having us apart of your Big Day!!

  • Lauren R. Mar 12, 2017
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Great on site service, wonderful hair and makeup
    Susan and her team were great! They arrived exactly on time, had all supplies and were friendly, professional and even included false lashes for my bridesmaids. I loved my hair and my ladies approved of the makeup and hairdos. Each one had their expectations met perfectly! I HIGHLY recommend Susan and her team.
    Susan T. May 9, 2017

    Thank you Lauren! We had a great time working with you and your group! Thank you for this sweet review and for allowing us to be apart of your Big Day!!

  • HEATHER F. Dec 1, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Beautiful hair and makeup!
    Susan did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. I showed her ideas of how I wanted my hair and she made it look better than I could have asked for! She made my makeup look amazing and not too over done. I wanted my makeup to be noticeable but not too much because I do not usually wear a lot of makeup and it was perfect. She was very professional and showed up on time with the help she needed to get mine and 7 other girls hair/makeup done on time. I received so many compliments on my hair and makeup, everyone loved it as well!
    Susan T. Dec 2, 2016

    Thank you Heather for the great review & for these photos! We had a great time working with you & your girls! -Susan & the Jireh Artistry Team

  • Nancy N. Nov 30, 2016
    Highly recommended
    I loved my hair and all 7 of my bridesmaid as well. Susan and her partner was great. They listened to our needs and delivered!
    Susan T. May 9, 2017

    Thank you Nancy! It was a pleasure working with you and thank you for having us!!

  • Anne L. Nov 27, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Amazing!
    They were super friendly and did a great job on my bridal makeup! Susan made sure she drove back just to get the glitter for my eyes, which caused them to be a little late but it showed me that she truly cared about making me happy. I totally loved it and everyone said my eyes looked amazing. I would totally recommend them to my friends.
    Susan T. Nov 29, 2016

    Thank you for the great review Anne!! Your eyes were so sparkly, that glitter was worth it all!! Thank you for being so kind to us! Wishing you the best! -Susan & the Jireh Artistry Team

  • Wei-Pei C. Oct 31, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Highly recommend Jireh Artistry Hairstyling & Makeup!
    Susan was awesome! It was so crazy and hectic with my family and friends running in and out of the room on various errands but Susan was super professional, friendly, and finished right on time. The great gatsby hairdos looked amazing.
    Susan T. Nov 4, 2016

    Hi Wei-Pei, I had a great time working with you & your family! Thank you for leaving us such a great review!!! Sincerely, Susan Talamantes

  • Nichole L. Oct 28, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Highly recommended
    Susan and her team were amazing! They all made my bridal party look stunning, as my step mom said her face looked like a snap chat filter! Everyone's hair and make up looked beautiful and I felt like a princess. The whole process with Susan from the consultation was professional and timely. Thank you so much Jireh Artistry!!
    Susan T. Nov 4, 2016

    Hi Nicole, Thank you for your kind words and for being so sweet to us! We're so glad we were able to make you all feel as beautiful as a snap chat filter!! Lol! Congratulations again! Sincerely, Susan Talamantes & the Jireh Artistry Team

  • Ashley L. Oct 15, 2016
    Mediocre
    I appreciate I was able to get someone to do hair so close to the wedding date. Susan was great to correspond with and I really value that. Although to be honest, for how much we paid, the job should have been much better. We had to touch up our hair many times during the day because nobody's hair was staying. The stylist, though she was friendly, was making comments the entire time about how she wished our hair was thicker and that that it didn't have enough natural volume. She continually tried to get me to put my hair up as the chosen style even though I firmly said I didn't want to. Then, when she was doing it down, she said the way I wanted it was "too neat" and she doesn't like that. It's one thing to want the best for your client, but she was rather opinionated in the wrong ways. We had to be done by 130pm, and she showed up at 730am. We were done by about 1045am because she worked too quickly. All of this would only MAYBE be tolerable had we not been paying so much. The bride's $200 hair was not a $200 job. We did tip because we are nice people and I'm not going to not tip someone when they drove all the way to our place and did work for us. Thank you for giving the opportunity to do an honest review. I would rather this not be a public review, as I am not posting it to turn other clients away, but just as feedback to you and your business.
    Susan T. Nov 4, 2016

    Hi Ashley, We're very sorry you were not completely satisfied with the Artist we assigned you. We greatly appreciate this feedback. We will send you an email privately to further discuss. Sincerely, Susan Talamantes

  • Erin S. Oct 10, 2016
    Awesome experience!
    Susan and her team were absolutely awesome! They was able to work with me, my four bridesmaids, and my mom with hair and makeup on the morning of my wedding. She was great in helping me workout the timeline for the morning of when everyone needed to be ready. I met with her for a consultation a month before the wedding. She was very patient and helpful with deciding a final hairstyle to go with.
    Susan T. Nov 4, 2016

    Hi Erin! Thank you for leaving us this great review! We had a great time working with you & your girls!! We love a group with a sense of humor ;) Congratulations on your marriage!! Wishing you the best! Sincerely, Susan Talamantes

  • Carolina G. Sep 29, 2016
    Event Hair and Makeup
    Verified Review
    Dazzling and quick
    A few hours into a sunny Saturday morning, four bridesmaids, a mother-of-the-bride, and a dazzling bride were ready to go with fabulous hair and gorgeous, natural-looking make-up! Susan and her team helped to make the bride's dream wedding come true, and we were SO excited to have such caring, calm, and funny women to help us look beautiful. THANK YOU!
    Susan T. Oct 7, 2016

    Aww thank you Carolina!! We were so greatful to work with all of you, you all made our work not feel like WORK !! :))

  • Ron D. Sep 23, 2016
    Excellent experience!
    I had my hair and make up done where the theme was Retro/ 50's using hair extensions and sexy eye make up for my best friend's wedding (I was Maid of Honor) They sent me Ms Leticia who did a wonderful job of it and a lot of people complimented me on that day. I highly recommend this team!
    Susan T. Sep 24, 2016

    Thank you Ron! We're so glad you enjoyed working with us! You look beautiful! Thanks for the photos โ™ก

  • Jessica M. Sep 17, 2016
    Beautiful hairstyles!
    Jireh Artistry did mine and my bridesmaids' hair and everyone looked so beautiful and our hair really photographed well! Susan was so easy going and friendly and kept on a good time schedule to make sure we all got done on time. Thanks for the amazing work!
    Susan T. Sep 21, 2016

    Thank you Jessica, it was an honor to work with you!

  • Leslie R. Aug 31, 2016
    I contacted Susan for a bridal party July 2016 we booked the trial and it went great, the up do was just what my sister, the bride had asked for! Susan is so sweet, professional and very talented! The day of the wedding Susan brought two more stylist to accomodate the size of our party! They work to perfection and fast paste, their work was truly satisfiyng! Make sure to book your appointment for your special event, Susan and her team won't disappoint you!
    Susan T. Sep 21, 2016

    Thank you so much! โ™ก

  • Ilishia S. Aug 29, 2016
    Leticia did my hair and makeup for my brother's wedding and the entire night was full of compliments. She was on time, professional and super friendly! She exceeded my expectations for both my hair and makeup and it stayed put the entire day!!! I am super happy with everything and will definitely be recommending Leticia to my friends and family! Thank you Jireh Artistry team!!!! - ilishia
    Susan T. Sep 21, 2016

    Thank you Illishia! We're so glad you enjoyed working with our Lead Artist Leticia!

  • Laura F. Jul 27, 2016
  • Maricella S. Jul 21, 2016
    Susan came early in the morning to my Make up and even at 4 pm my makeup was still fresh, my curls stayed all night. To mention she is a dope hairstylist for cuts and color!! I recomend her to everyone I know looking for a make up /hairstylist!
  • Melva R. Apr 26, 2016
    Wedding day makeup. Loved the at home experience. I was comfortable and since I had gone to the salon prior to the day of my wedding, there was nothing missing. Very pleasant experience.
  • Deania C. Apr 19, 2016
    Wedding Hair Styling
    Verified Review
    Susan was super nice and sweet. She listened to what I asked for and gave suggestions when I wasn't sure what I wanted. I am really excited to have her doing my makeup and hair for my wedding.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Yes! Our prices are a standard set rate. Pricing does not depend on style requested or length of hair.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Most Bride's prefer to book a Hair and Makeup trial run, prior to their big day. The trial run allows us to get to know each other, ask / answer questions and try out the complete look!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
In 2008 I obtained my Cosmetology License. Right away I began building my portfolio, working on fashion shows, beauty pageants and Magazine shoots. As a whole, our team continues to indulge in education throughout the years as well as teach our techniques to others. Over the years we have learned from many Celebrity and High Profile Makeup Artists.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
In about 2011, I found a mentor who was / is very well known in the Bridal Industry. I had been doing weddings on my own prior to meeting her but being mentored helped me to develop my skills as an artist AND as an entrepreneur. After years of working in the salon, I have come to realize what I really enjoy doing and that's working with Brides!
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Our most recent wedding was great! We traveled to Hollister at the Leal Vineyards. The bride had reserved a house on the property as our getting ready location. This was a large group of 10 bridesmaids plus the Bride and Mother of the Bride. I brought 2 Makeup Artists, 2 Hairstylists and an assistant, along with myself. We started at 8am and finished precisely on time at 1pm. The venue was gorgeous! Everything ran smoothly as expected.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Take a look at their portfolio. Book more than 1 Trial run with different artists. This will allow you to make the best decision. If your bridal party is more than 3 people, I would highly recommend hiring someone who is able to bring more stylists with them. Lastly, it's great to get a deal but it's also worth paying a little extra to ensure high quality service as well as proffessionalism . This is your Big Day! Invest in quality service.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
When deciding on a Hairstyle: Up or down? If down, will you touch your hair? Will it bother you? Will you feel hot? Do you need extensions to achieve the style you want? When deciding on Makeup: What are some words you would use to describe the look you're going for? Do you prefer matte or shinmer? What is your comfort level? Do you have any sensitivities or allergies? What kind of coverage would you like in your foundation? The best thing you can do to prepare for a trial run is gather some photos together of the looks you would like.