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Top Pro
  • 32 years in business
  • 209 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tiffany M.
Verified review

Amazing experience just like everyone else has had. Highly recommended. I was a bridesmaid and Lety did my make up and hair. Excellent communication through out the entire process from start to finish and came on time and exactly when she said she would. Extremely professional. I had oily skin and was worried my make up would not last but OMG I am so impressed. Lety airbrushed my make up and it did not budge through a long day of photos heat and dancing. AMAZING. I've had make up done before but nothing has ever looked so flawless and naturally pretty. She also did an outstanding job on my eyeshadow. It was glam and classy all in one. She really knows what she's going. My think straight corse heavy hair stayed curled until the next morning. My friends had other stylists but my hair and makeup was the only one standing at the end of the night. The quality of her work and products used left me one happy girl feeling super pretty. Will be calling Lety again!!

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MakeYourselfUp
4.9
from 97 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 155 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeanette Y.
Verified review

Annaliza is such a great markup artist!!! She was on time, (actually early), so professional and use good products. My bridesmaids who can be some serious pain in the butt actually love the makeup which means Annaliza must be really doing something right! :) will definitely hire Annaliza again and would recommond her for everybody! She does bridal and also photo shoot as well!

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Ashley Baclesse-Sher
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shirley T.
Verified review

Ashley is absolutely AMAZING. My husband found when we were planning our wedding for this July. I read over her reviews and was convinced. These reviews do not lie!!! You will not be disappointed. I had a trail run, which I scheduled on the day of my engagement photos. The makeup and hair turned out to be gorgeous. I loved everything about it! On the day of my wedding Ashley did my makeup and hair along with some of my bridal parties makeup and hair. Everyone look GORGEOUS!! She did so great on working with everyone's different skin tone and hair and making them look flawless. Not only did she do an amazing job, but everyone's makeup lasted ALL night, even mine. After sweating almost all night from nerves and dancing, I went to my bridal room right before leaving and saw that my makeup and hair (which is amazing because i was SUPER thin hair and very little of it) still looked the way it did when I started. I was AMAZED! Not only is Ashley great at what she does but she is so sweet, genuine, funny and so easy to talk to. While doing our makeup and hair my girls were having a blast talking to her. I will definitely be hiring her again if I ever need my makeup done for any special occasion and I know my bridal party feels the same way. Plus, she is super easy to work with. I must have change the amount of people getting their hair and makeup done and the style of hair I wanted to my wedding hundreds of times, but she was so sweet and so helpful and understanding of my crazy indecisive personality.

Top Pro
  • 13 years in business
  • 105 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rachel F.
Verified review

Devlyn was fantastic! She put together outfits with pieces I'd been having trouble with and kept a good attitude throughout, even when I (who gets very stressed out by fashion and shopping) started to wane. She was prompt in getting me photos of these outfits and a personalized shopping list of things I need to buy, and offered up great suggestions for places to shop on a budget. Very down to earth -- was a treat.

Glamourage
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 110 hires on Thumbtack
Katie C.
Verified review

Absolutely loved Pryscilla!! She did an amazing job on my hair and makeup for my wedding. Everyone thought I looked stunning, which couldn't have happened without her. She was also extremely helpful, even at the wedding during our photo shoot! She made sure I was satisfied with everything and made any adjustments I wanted with no problem. Couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thanks Pryscilla!! 😁

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Makeup by Julie Hirji
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Gizelle P.
Verified review

Working with Julie was a total breeze, I would recommend her to anyone for makeup! I was searching for a makeup artist for the wedding and stumbled upon Julie's page. I am typically a very low-maintenance type, I don't typically wear makeup during the week, so I just wanted to look like an enhanced version of myself. And, budget friendly was a MUST! Upon first interaction with Julie, I was really amazed by her professionalism. She was ON IT. Count on prompt, detailed responses. She is very open and honest about her product and what my experience with her would be like. She has you fill out a consult form and send looks of makeup you'd like. I was really impressed by the detail- allergies, what your skin type is like, etc. She was also very conscious of my budget and worked with me for what I was looking for. Anyway, we did a trial for the engagement shoot, and spent some time going over looks and trying out shades that worked for my skin. Julie spent SO much focused time on me for my trial. We had a lot of fun working together as she is very easy to get along with. Julie's esthetician background influences her focus on skin. I love how she "pampers" the brides with a special mask before applying the makeup. It really makes your skin glow once all the makeup is done. I've never had my skin look so good! After seeing the engagement photos, I loved the natural look, but wanted a more dramatic look for the wedding. I trusted that she would nail it and she totally did. She made my eyes pop exactly how I wanted them to! I save the best two things for last: 1) We were at the wedding venue from 1:00 pm until 10 pm on an 85 degree day. I spent the entire night after dinner (about 6-10 pm) dancing. So imagine the toll that would take on my makeup. There was a photo taken of me right after and my makeup STILL looked in credible after all that sun and dancing! That was what really sold me on Julie. Not only is the initial product good, but it STAYED good the whole night despite the "wear and tear". That was my biggest "WOW" factor. 2) After the wedding... keep in mind this was well AFTER the wedding. I remembered "hey, Julie knows skincare, maybe she can give me some advice". I sent her a quick email asking about her favorite products and what my skin care goals were, and, in total Julie fashion, I get an incredibly helpful and detailed response for how to take care of my skin! Another big WOW. I couldn't believe how generous she was, even after my event was over. Julie is someone who really cares and is quick and happy to help. Could not recommend her more. Thank you, Julie, for making me look so fly on my special day!

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L.A Glamm
4.9
from 47 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathleen B.
Verified review

Adriana did an AMAZING job with my makeup for our family holiday photo shoot. She perfect toy created the natural look I was hoping for and made me look and feel so beautiful ❤️❤️

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Goddess Makeup
4.7
from 45 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jamilah B.
Verified review

I'm a photographer and i hired Vanessa for one of my photo shoots as the hair and makeup artist for my client which was a young 8 year old girl with long hair. She arrived on time and did a great job with my client's needs. I recommend her services 100% She's very sweet and easy to work with!

Style by Candace
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Troy S.
Verified review

Candace helped our daughter Margo with her clothing selections for her upcoming movie as well as her everyday clothing. Margo loves her! Don't waste your time with other stylists, Candace is the best!

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MiKADO Personal Styling
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natalie M.
Verified review

I am a busy working mother and don't have the time to go shopping for clothes. My job requires me to always look put together, which has been such a stress in the past. I was so excited to start working with the stylists at Mikado because they handle everything for me. I tell them what I need and they bring me lots of options to choose from. It's like having the store in my house. I try on everything they bring me and only keep what I like. They even give me photos of different outfits to wear to work so I never have to think about it in the morning.

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Hienny
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura G.
Verified review

I am soooo late writing this - about a year! I hired Hienny for my wedding last April 1, 2017 Hienny was great to work with and really understood my vision. She came to my home for my hair and makeup trial, which I did befrore my engagement photos. She also put together a team for the day of the wedding to do hair and makeup for my whole bridal party - 9 bridesmaids and my mother and I. It was certainly a circus with a few tiny timing hiccups - but considering the sheer workload we were all very happy! Everyone looked beautiful! I definitely recommend her - she's easy to talk to and understands all the latest trends and has a well stocked kit. Now that I have moved to Newport Beach and closer to her I will be calling her for events! I'l try to uplaod a few photos if the sizing will alow me. Thanks again Hienny!

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Beauty by Miss O
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle M.
Verified review

Su h a talented makeup artist!! My niece had a photo shoot and wanted a certain look. We sent MissO the look and she nailed it! The photographer complimented her makeup throughout the shoot. It never ran or has to be rouched up. We were extremely pleased.

Top Pro
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vera C.
Verified review

Samantha was super friendly and can work with all types of hair. She did my bridal hair. She is sweet, punctual, and really works with you to get what you envision.

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Paru MUA
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Vibha R.
Verified review

Paru is a fantastic makeup artist! She traveled all the way to my apartment to get me ready for a photo shoot , and it could not have turned out better. She knew exactly how to pick colors that complimented my cool undertones, and she's an expert at giving you a clean and natural finish that plays up your best features and that will give your photos a timeless look (which is perfect for those of us who don't like the heavily contoured, Instagram/Kylie Jenner-inspired look that many other makeup artists do). Paru's rates are very reasonable, especially considering how she travels TO YOU! She uses high-quality makeup brands like Anastasia, and she cleans all her tools after every single customer (a BIG plus for a germaphobe like me lol). I was very pleased with how my makeup turned out. I would totally use Paru again and would recommend her to anyone.

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lydia H.
Verified review

Thank you all my wedding team! They provided me everything I need for a perfect wedding. Joanne and her team know this industry very well and assigned the wedding coordinator, photographer, stylist, venue, DJ to us. They helped me get rid of all time consuming vendor calls!!! Also, they have very stylish app to make everything organized and trackable. Very cool!!! Highly recommend the whole team!!!

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Intuitive Personal Styling
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Yasmin R.
Verified review

I recently went through a wardrobe purge because of weight gain and an upcoming career transition, so I was seeking a stylist in the Bay Area of Northern California. I received quotes from other stylists in the Bay Area, in California, and out of state, who immediately told me their hourly rate and the services they provided. I appreciate the quick information but this didn't work for me; I am not only inquiring for a project, but also establishing a business relationship. How will their skills fit with the aesthetic I'm looking for if they just immediately tell me their rate and services? Most of all, who are these people? I can look at their portfolios, look them up on LinkedIn, view their websites, but will they work well with me? Will we communicate well? Will our styles clash? I chose Barbra initially because out of the proposed stylists she was the most collaborative, and the most engaging. Barbra was different - instead of telling me her rate, she asked qualifying questions to understand not only who I am, but what my overall take is from getting a stylist. Through here, we began a dialogue and we both got to know each other to see if this would be a good fit. In addition to her professional communication, she has an online presence, LA/NY Fashion Industry experience, and her portfolio shows versatility in style, with a clean aesthetic. I wanted to work with her, so I went forward with a session. Once again, I had a closet purge - my wardrobe can fit in two shelves. How can a woman over android google hangouts, pull out three new looks out of what I have left, a list full of shopping action items, lifestyle tips, and also career/business advising within 15 minutes?? Who does that?? After my session with Barbra I have an outlined Christmas AND NEW YEARS to do list! Barbra is knowledgeable, personable, creative, industry experienced and above all else a real person. She is a people person and wants to help real people feel better about themselves. I highly recommend her. If anything, message her now. Do it!

The Cyrano Effect
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paulina G.
Verified review

I first met Lennie several years ago when she was hired through a photographer to style a photo shoot for me. She did an amazing job with a vintage pinup look. I have been using her services of personal shopper and stylist/image consultant for the past three years both remotely and when I visit Los Angeles. She’s skilled at finding things that look great on me, are comfortable, and fit my budget. She has helped me find the right shoes for travel, and has given me packing advice from afar. She has an incredible sense of style and an innate sense of what looks good on someone. Last time I was in LA, I had an event to attend, so I decided to hire her to do hair and makeup since I loathe doing it myself and don’t really wear makeup unless I’m going to a special event. I was blown away. Lennie is an all-around artistic genius… she nailed my makeup and hair and made me look better than I have ever looked. I recommend Lennie as a stylist and makeup artist.

The Glamour Spot
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bray B.
Verified review

Keosha is the absolute best! Every time I leave her salon my hair is flawless and I feel beautiful! She is such a bright spirit and her genuine love for people shows up in her work. When I am in her chair we laugh laugh laugh because she is so easy going. She wants to know how your well being is, how your family is, are you pursuing your goals, so much more then a stylist, she becomes your family. Thank you Keosha for all that you do! You are my stylist for life! Xoxo

Fix Beauty Co.
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren C.
Verified review

I''ve been trusting my hair and makeup needs to the ladies who work here for a few months now and they do an excellent job. I don't feel the need to have just one hair stylist anymore because everyone who works here is amazing and does exactly what i am looking for! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a new stylist or someone who is just in town for the weekend. You wont be disappointed.

4everArmidacutscolor&style
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie G.
Verified review

I'm 100% satisfied with Armida's work. I began looking for a hair stylist last minute. Armida was quick to respond. Her price is right. She arrived on time and her work was beyond my expectations. My hair is hard to keep curled and like promised my curls lasted all night. I received many compliments on my hair at my shower.

GlambyVeronica
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica L.
Verified review

I usually dont write reviews but Veronica literally saved my hair! about two years ago I asked my hairstylist (i wont put his name on blast) to lighten my hair. All i wanted was choolate brown ( i was a dark brown already). He said he had to beach it and then dye it...i was ok with it...he ended up burning my head! I got blisters all over ( i still have neck scars from the blisters, they're sooooo ugly). It was like movie....when he washed my hair (after i was almost crying because of the burning) my haor started to fall out!!!!! I was left with verrrry thin,brittle, and crisppy hair. I was so embarssed. I was left with no choice but to find aaother hair stylist. I was referred to Veronica by a friend. As you can imagine i was skeptical and hesitant about letting someone touch my hair. But i reached out to her anyway and im glad i did. She condotioned my hair and nursed it back to health and didnt charge me an arm and a leg to do it! She got the ugly color out of it and taught me how to style it without having to use any straightners or curling irons. My hair is thick and healthy now. She is really sweet, patient, and afforable (and she even makes house visits 🙌). Now i use her for everything! Her and her team are doing the hair and make up (i love he way she does my makeup... she makes me look like a persian goddess and im mexican lol) my wedding and i couldnt be happier! I hate to share her (my secret beauty weapon) with everyone. But i know how terrible it feels not to feel like yourself because someone burnt your hair, cut too much, or charged too much. If your looking for a miracle at a descent price, call her! Thank you for all you've done for my haor Veronica. I hope this review was helpful guys.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How do I find a personal stylist?

To find a fashion consultant, start by browsing portfolios online. Styling is a visual art, so finding a fashion consultant who fits the style you desire is key. Great personal stylists aren’t confined to one style, but if you’re seeking a hipper, fashion-forward vibe, you’d do well to find someone with a modern portfolio, while a fashion consultant with a consistently refined style could be a better fit if you’d prefer a more conservative look. Reading reviews is also helpful for learning more about the fashion consultant. Research their training, background and years of experience. After reviewing websites and Instagram accounts, meet with the stylist in person to learn how well they fit your personality; some fashion consultants offer a free phone consultation prior to hiring. Before hiring, make sure you clearly understand their terms of service and payment.

What do image consultants do?

Image consultants help people look and feel their best by coaching them on their clothing and beauty choices. An image consultant can be hired for a one-time occasion, such as an awards ceremony, big birthday party or photo shoot. The consultant will recommend clothing, hair and makeup to suit the occasion either using either what the client owns or taking a targeted shopping trip. For a complete fashion consultation, the image consultant will assess your wardrobe, your lifestyle, and what you hope to present to the world, and will then determine the best colors, styles and cuts for you. You can get help streamlining your professional appearance, adjusting your style after a change in body size, solidifying a new look, or finding clothing to fit one area of your life like work or weekends. Image consultants also provide closet edits, going through your clothing and paring out what isn’t right for the look you’re trying to achieve. Personal shopping is another service that image consultants provide. After an image assessment, they can either shop with you or shop on your behalf to find you key pieces you need.

What is a fashion consultant?

A fashion consultant is a paid professional who will advise you on what to wear and how to wear it to fit your desired lifestyle or career goals. A fashion consultant can provide many services including personal shopping, closet audits, beauty consultations, style consultations and ongoing seasonal services. A fashion consultant often has a design or fashion background (although this is not required) and an innate sense of style. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut with the colors, cuts and designs we think suit us. A fashion consultant comes in with fresh eyes and provides constructive feedback to guide your style choices.

During your initial meeting, your fashion consultant will take stock of your current clothing selection and learn what you hope to achieve. They’ll identify core wardrobe pieces you need, as well as advise you how to wear items together. Many consultants create style lookbooks for their clients explaining things like exactly which shoes to wear with what pants and how to accessorize each look. Fashion consultants are a great option for people who are updating their style due to age, career changes or body changes, or who are just ready for a new look and feel. Most fashion consultants charge by the hour, with some offering packages and others working from a retainer.

What is a personal shopper?

Personal shoppers take the pain out of having good fashion. Personal shoppers are paid professionals who work with women, men or children who need style assistance. If you are stuck in a fashion rut, are unsure how to dress in a way that flatters your body, need to revamp your image, or want a more professional career look, personal shoppers can help. Personal shoppers identify the look their client wants to achieve and purchase the necessary clothing and accessories to achieve it. The process often begins with an initial consultation with the client to understand their style goals. This consultation may include a closet “audit,” an assessment of the client’s current wardrobe to see what items can be eliminated and what must be purchased to achieve the desired style.

The client and the personal shopper can shop together, selecting items as a team. The personal shopper may also shop on behalf of the client, then bring all items to the client for a final decision. A third option is pre-shopping, where the personal shopper reaches the store(s) ahead of the client and sets aside clothing for the client to try on, expediting the whole process — a win for anyone who hates spending time in the mall. Personal shoppers can also be hired for one-time events such as weddings, vacations or birthdays. You can also enlist a personal shopper to do your gift shopping for you. Overall, a personal shopper is an investment in making good style choices.

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.

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