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About Professional Face Painter

hired 66 times on Thumbtack

We specialize in face painting, balloon twisting and temporary glitter tattoos!

We can create art to the theme of your party or at the request of each guest.

We specialize in birthday parties, churches, events, and corporate parties. We are also great for fund-raisers and business promotions.

All of our paints are FDA approved, and we follow a strict sanitation policy. Our artists are some of the best in Orange County, and we guarantee you will love us, or you don't pay a penny!

We also offer a kid's comedy magic show, nail arts, clowns, game party rentals, cotton candy machines, chocolate fountains, punch fountains, and more!

Check out our reviews here! We can't wait to party with you!

All work on this page was done by the artist, Collette Nicole.


Irvine, CA 92612

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  • 5/5 stars Clown Entertainment Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Linda the artist was absolutely amazing and everyone enjoyed her work! I even got my face painted and it was beautiful. I will definitely use your services in the very near future.
    Thanks again for making our event such a success!
    Metropolitan Baptist Church
    Picnic Coordinator
    Beverly L.

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    Our balloon twister was on time and friendly. She was able to make a fun variety of balloons that all ages were happy with. (Parents were pleased as well)

  • 5/5 stars Temporary Tattoo Artistry Verified Review

    Collette and her team were awesome! They made us custom glitter tattoos and they were SOO cool.

    Thanks Collette for being super easy to work with - it was a blast!

  • 4/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    They showed up right on time, setup and ready to work. I appreciated their kindness and enthusiasm to make kids happy.
    The only thing is suggest is a tad but better communication. I had to call and email a few times Bc I didn't hear back from them and it worried me. In the end, they were great ! I'd definitely recommend them!

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    High recommend Collette ! She is fast, detailed and great with kids! Everyone was asking about where I found her! She was truly amazing with not only the face painting but our balloon frame for photos! Make your party one to remember and hire Colette !

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    They did a great job for our fair!

  • 5/5 stars Temporary Tattoo Artistry Verified Review

    Very professional. Would use them again.

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    Collette was great. She was very good with all the children. They all had a great experience.

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    Thank you so much you were outstanding .I will definitely keep you in mind for my next event thank you so much Leslie (secretary) Rez classics and for sure you with friends and family

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    If I could five 100 stars I would we are beyond pleased with her service ... Amazing person artist & all punctual ... She made sure she took care every child even if it was past her time 👍 she definitely deserved Her $30 tip thanks Colette

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    The balloon artist we hired from this company, Lori, was exceptional! She made Disney characters (princesses, Baymax, anything), spiders, pirate swords, crowns, a unicorn you can ride, Thomas the Train. A ton! She was on time, great with kids, patient and very professional. She made our party! We would definitely hire this company again. So impressed!!!!

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Collette is absolutely the best. Her work is amazing. She was very personable and patient. I will hire and refer Collette anytime. I enjoyed working with her. The kids loved their face painting. Even the adults were wishing it was time to get theirs done. Thank you.

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    Collette was amazing!!! She really made some amazing balloons and was on time and so sweet! I will definitely be having her again and I highly recommend her! She's so good with kids and adults! Just amazing!

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    One word AWESOME

  • 5/5 stars Clown Entertainment Verified Review

    All I can say Collette Nicole has everything I asked for.
    She can do amazing face painting, temporary tattoo, and even balloon twister for the kids.
    Kids were under control and never had to worry about them during the whole event. She's done a great job!
    We look forward to use her again next year!
    I'd recommend her to all of my friends and family.
    Thank you, Nicole!

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    There was a few glitches in the hiring never got a confirmation once I call them directly we hired them yet in their files obtained from thumbtack we were only getting a balloon twister yet in reality we requested both a balloon twister and face painter the balloon twister was amazing and so very talented I will be having them entertain again

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    Collette is awesome! Super sociable, flexible, friendly & easy-going. Super talented as well. We would definitely hire her again!

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    She was fabulous! 100% would hire her again. She was great with the kids and her face painting skills were some of the bet we have seen!

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    Collette did a great job of making the balloon figure that looked like our boss for Boss's Day down to the detail of matching her golf skirt, top and a complete set of clubs! The boss was delighted and very impressed. It was a fun gift to give! She was right on time for delivery and a very nice person to work with.

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Amazing art work !! Very prompt professional and on time !! Thanks again collete !

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Unfortunately I did not have the opportunity to have Collette paint at my son's 5th birthday party due to another event she had. I asked if she could recommend someone for me and turns out Tracy was SUPER phenomenal. We were all intrigued how perfect and beautiful her art wrk looked. Hands down would recommend and definitely hire again. I was beyond pleased. Thanks so much Tracy and Collette.

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Collette has been absolutely amazing! So helpful in helping me find exactly what I was looking for within my budget!! Thank you again Collette.

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Collette was simply amazing to work with! She was flexible, and very kind to work with! I would hire her again, she is such a kind soul and her rates are well!

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Collette is creatively talented. Her designs were magnificent! Very easy to work with and the kids loves her a lot! She's such a pro!

  • 5/5 stars Balloon Artistry Verified Review

    Awesome job guys! Thanks you for coming out for my preschooler's birthday had all the little ones entertained & your balloon art was just awesome. Definitely will use your service again & share with all my contacts. Safe travels back!

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Collette was perfect! She was hired for face painting and balloon twisting for two hours for a school carnival. My only regret is that I didn't book her for the entire four hours! She was so friendly, kind, and patient with all of the kids. She had a smile on her face for the entire time! I would highly recommend Collete to everyone I know!

  • 5/5 stars Face Painting Verified Review

    Collette is an AMAZING artist, and a lovely presence to have at a party. She painted gorgeous butterflies, tiaras, etc. for the 6 year-old birthday girl and her friends, and also did jaw-dropping tiger faces on my 10 year-old and her friend. After the face painting she made balloon art - a monkey on a tree with a bunch of bananas for the birthday girl, along with other charming creations. Working with Collette is stress-free for the host, and delightful for the guests. Can't wait til next time!

  • 5/5 stars

    Colette is absolutely amazing. She contacted me immediately after I posted a request for face painting my daughters for their talent show. Not only was she on-time, but she transformed my daughters into legos and blew everybody away!

    I would HIGHLY recommend Collette for any/all face painting events and she is as sweet as she is talented!

  • 5/5 stars

    Collette is a true pioneer of JOY! The buzz around her creations lighten up the face of all who encounter them. She transforms a friendly face into whatever whimsical dream you can imagine! Tiger, monster doll, fairy star face, you name it! AND she is a professional balloonist/painter too! I didn't know balloons could be shaped in to such incredible REAL LIFE animations! When I saw her version of GOOFY, my mouth dropped wide open. Of course, my brother's favorite is her MONKEY! Those lips....ha! What kid doesn't want to play in the energy of the Imagination like Collette brings forth??? My little nephew's favorite is the Avenger's facemask! I suppose it's his version of Batman and Robin. glad I found Collette. Spread the love girlfriend!

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. My most common jobs are birthday parties, fundraisers, schools, churches, dances, restaurants, and holdiay events.

I am the face painter for the St. Regis in Dana Point California, Wowzville Children's Birthday parties, UCLA, The Irvine Company, Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Mariners Church in Irvine, and many other companies throughout Southern California.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Before you hire any entertainer you preview their work and their credibility. References are good too!

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Inside secrets?
The golden rule is something we all learned when we were little and it still works today. I treat every customer the way I would want to be treated if they were at my house at my children's birthday party.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. When hiring a face painter or balloon twister is it best to check out their work. Make sure they use all safe materials. Especially when hiring a face painter. A professional will use FDA certified paints and glitters that won't harm or irritate the skin.

Hire an entertainer that guarantees they will show up on time, and that they set up and tear down their show table on their own time, and not on your dime.

It is also important to have and honest, fun and kid friendly entertainer!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We are serious about parties :)

We want your special day to be just that- SPECIAL! Our services are unique and set us apart from the rest. We create personal parties that create memories to last a life time!

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. What is not to like?

I love every aspect of my job. There is not a day I don't smile doing what I do. I can't express enough how much I love it!

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How long have you been painting?

I have been in love with all forms of art from the moment I could hold a crayon and dance to the radio. My mother was kind enough to allow me to express myself through art at a very young age.

I have studied art, art history, and all forms of mediums. Face painting became my passion after becoming a mother. I realized I could paint and be around kids at the same time and I knew I had found my calling in life.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. There are so many favorites! How to choose?

In general I would say my favorite is to see a child's eyes light up from the entertainment I provide. Whether it is watching kids go on a train ride, or the look in the mirror when they see their face painting for the first time... and the second.. and coming back for the 3rd look and more. It is precious!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. I would like everyone to know that spaces fill up quickly. I do my best to accomodate everyone, but for best availability please reserve your party date in advance.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I have loved kids and been an artist and a small business owner for as long as I can remember. It was after I had children of my own that I combined my love for art into a business. There is nothing better than being able to celebrate and create memories that will last a life time on each child's special day!

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. My favorite jobs are when I volunteer for a charity. The last charity event I did was last week for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Of course! Just like anything, the more you learn the more you grow.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Temporary Glitter Tattoos are the latest and greatest in the world of face painting.

I offer over 300 desings of glitter tattoos and can offer cusomized free hand designs as well.

Glitter Tattoos last up to a week, and are great for all ages. They have been especially popular at pool parties, clubs, and highschools.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. Currently teaching private lessons, as well as have taught lessons as part of a party package! Very fun for everyone. If you are interested in something like this, just let us know. We love to cater to you.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. We keep pricing as simple as possible.

All services are $125.00 for the first hour and $85.00 for each additional.

Feel free to divide up your time any way you wish. For example: For a 2 hour party you can have 1 1/2 hours of face painting, and 1/2 hour of balloon twisting.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. I encourage everyone to follow their heart and their dreams. If you want to join the industry- DO IT!

If you would like special business or art training contact me for more information.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. My own question: If there is one thing you could say to your customers, what would it be?

Answer: THANK YOU! I have enjoyed celebrating with all of you and your special events. I am honored to be your face painter & balloon twister here in beautiful Orange County California! I can't wait to see you at the next party!

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