Professional Face Painter

Irvine, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

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!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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!

Location

Irvine, CA 92612

Years in business

19

Number of employees

25

Times hired on Thumbtack

128

Reviews

65 Reviews
  • Debra E. Aug 9, 2016
    Face Painting
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    Face painting and Balloonist side-by-side is the way to GO! The duo had the kids captivated and the outcomes were beyond expectation. Thank you for making our little guy's first birthday a huge hit!
  • Amber m. Jul 25, 2016
    Face Painting
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  • Bobby G. Jul 17, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Outstanding professionalism. Arrived on time and immediately got to work. Excellent with the children
  • Debra E. Aug 9, 2016
    Face Painting
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    Face painting and Balloonist side-by-side is the way to GO! The duo had the kids captivated and the outcomes were beyond expectation. Thank you for making our little guy's first birthday a huge hit!
  • Amber m. Jul 25, 2016
    Face Painting
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  • Bobby G. Jul 17, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Outstanding professionalism. Arrived on time and immediately got to work. Excellent with the children
  • Jennifer M. Jun 17, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Great face painter! The kids loved her!
  • Melody B. May 22, 2016
    Face Painting
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    Took a while to get back on the email. I called and left a message, but never heard back from them. They didn't show up to my daughter's party.
    Replied to Melody B. - May 23, 2016

    Hi Melody, We never had a reservation for your party so this 1 star review is really unfair. We would have loved to have been at your celebration!

  • Shawna D. Apr 18, 2016
    Face Painting
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    Charlene was awesome. She was very friendly and great with the kids. She definitely will have some referrals from me.
  • Mary M. Apr 11, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Collette was amazing at my hubby's 40th birthday party!
  • Eveny S. Apr 4, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    I was a little disappointed when I got the call letting me she would be 30 min late, but the lady stayed later to make up the time, and the job in itself was great, my guests really enjoyed it. I was really happy with the turn out until I saw my tan sofa stained with black marker. I knew it came from the balloons because one was used to draw the eyes, etc. So everything was perfect until I saw that. So my recommendation would be to become more aware of where the balloons are placed, I know this was intentional, but it's still disappointing.
  • Yesenia z. Apr 1, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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  • Naratee B. Mar 21, 2016
    Temporary Tattoo Artistry
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    They seemed to have over booked themselves from what I could gather and instead sent over an apprentice for my party. She was a sweet girl but did not know how to fix the airbrush machine. It only worked for about 20 minutes at best. She spent 20 minutes fixing but it did not work. It was disappointing b/c the kids were really excited about airbrush tattoos. Kids kept checking and still no change. No more airbrush. I did pay 50 over the phone to secure my place and then gave her an additional 60. I definitely feel I was over charged for airbrushing that was to last an hour and only lasted 20 minutes!! Glitter tattoo were not a big hit, little boys wanted airbrush not glitter. Amy i believe is your name, would you please consider giving me a partial refund amount back for all the time lost on the airbrush mishap? Instead of me paying 100, maybe give me a partial refund for 50 back. Please look it over and we'll talk soon. The girl was great, but did not know how to rectify the airbrush disaster. Let me know what you think is fair. Talk to you soon. Thanks again
  • Mary W. Mar 18, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Great job,arrived on time and was very professional. The children loved their painted faces. My grand daughter enjoyed it.
  • Maeve B. Mar 16, 2016
    Face Painting
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    The girls did an amazing job. The kids were thrilled and everyone had a great time!
  • Elena A. Feb 29, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Amazing balloon artist. Very patient with children, creative, and friendly. Highly recommend!
  • Marissa W. Feb 14, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Amazing job with everything! Exceeded my expectations and the kids & adults loved it. Definitely highly recommend!
  • Jessica R. Feb 12, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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  • Candice C. Feb 6, 2016
    Face Painting
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    Responded very quickly and professionally.
  • Josh J. Jan 29, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
    Verified Review
    She was awesome! I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
  • Tim s. Jan 27, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Collette did a great job with both the balloon art and face painting. Everyone was amazed with her talents. The balloons were just like their pictures online. Medium and large one of a kind creations. Couldn't be happier. Thank you so much!
  • Rosette T. Jan 4, 2016
    Balloon Artistry
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    Our Professional Painter made the Birthday Boy a Monkey on a Tree Balloon and Painted great faces. On time and flexible when the party had to shift gears.
  • shana m. Dec 29, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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    Balloon artist was a No show. The ballon artist got "sick" on the way to our party. I only found out because I called when i realized he was not there 30 minutes after he was supposed to be. The owners/customer service handled the situation very well though.
    Replied to shana m. - Dec 30, 2015

    Hi Shana, We are so sorry to see your 1 star review. As discussed, but for our readers to view, your artist had arrived and was outside of your party but was throwing up. We of course would have loved to attend your party, but with the circumstances we agreed that would be a bad idea for you and your guests. (I know I wouldn't want a sick entertainer face to face with my children.) We did issue you a full refund and were happy to offer you free service in the future. I really thought we did our best to resolve such a sad situation for both you and our company. Hopefully our readers can see past a fluke and sad situation, and read the remainder of our 5 star reviews to best get the reflection of our entertainment services.

  • Priya Y. Dec 20, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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    OMG !!! you were just amazing Collette. The kids and parents all loved you. Your eye to detail is simply superb and wow, what amazing designs. Loved you !!! Thank you for making my son's birthday extra special :)
  • Judy V. Dec 17, 2015
    Face Painting
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    The main artist, especially, was extremely courteous and professional over email. Great portfolio.
  • Tracy N. Nov 14, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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    She was very friendly, had a smile on her face, and was great with the kids. Everybody loved their balloons! I would hire her again in a heartbeat.
  • Barbara T. Nov 5, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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    We hired a Balloon Artist. We really appreciate Professional Face Painter for all their hard work to make our event a success.
  • Kimberly b. Nov 5, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
    Verified Review
    Love this company ..
  • Karolle O. Oct 26, 2015
    Face Painting
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    No one ever replied
    Replied to Karolle O. - Oct 27, 2015

    Hi Karolle, We have you on our schedule for November 14 From 4:30-6:00pm. We would still love to help you celebrate. Not sure where the loss of communication went. Let us know if we can still help. Either way, have a fantastic party!

  • wanda g. Oct 14, 2015
    Face Painting
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    Extremely happy with the artists!!! Arrived on time and provided top notch professional work. Everyone was very impressed! Gave a business cards to guest. Will refer to everyone. Will use again for next event! Bridgette was WONDERFUL!! Very talented.
  • Patricia B. Sep 24, 2015
    Face Painting
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    I don't think I have ever seen a face painter and a balloon artist as good as her. They were not only fantastic with kids, but the quality of her work was beyond amazing!! Not regular balloon flowers, kids were walking away with balloon rainbows and balloon backpacks!!! No little hearts painted on the cheeks; kids were walking away with a full zombie face! AMAZING work. Will definitely hire them whenever i need!
  • Lauren A. Sep 20, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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  • Ashley T. Sep 15, 2015
    Face Painting
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    The artists were very professional, on time and they were a huge hit with the kids!
  • Melissa E. Sep 6, 2015
    Face Painting
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    There was a breakdown of communication once I said I would like to hire them. They were supposed to send over some paperwork confirming and outlining everything, but I never got it. I tried several times to follow up with no response. Finally someone other than the original person I was dealing with responded, but by then I had already hired someone else.
  • Rachel B. Sep 4, 2015
    Face Painting
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    Terrific crew for facepainting and balloon twisting for a large public event. Prompt, professional and great designs all around!
  • Desiree G. Aug 20, 2015
    Clown Entertainment
    Verified Review
  • Beverly L. Aug 19, 2015
    Face Painting
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    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! Sincerely, Metropolitan Baptist Church Picnic Coordinator Beverly L.
  • Sheri C. Aug 13, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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    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)
  • Victoria S. Aug 3, 2015
    Temporary Tattoo Artistry
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    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!
  • Crystal B. Jul 19, 2015
    Face Painting
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    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!
  • Colleen S. Jun 22, 2015
    Face Painting
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  • Samantha V. Jun 11, 2015
    Face Painting
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    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 !
  • Alissa W. Jun 1, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
    Verified Review
    They did a great job for our fair!
  • Stacy F. May 25, 2015
    Temporary Tattoo Artistry
    Verified Review
    Very professional. Would use them again.
  • Melinda S. Apr 19, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
    Verified Review
    Collette was great. She was very good with all the children. They all had a great experience.
  • Leslie M. Apr 9, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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    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
  • Miriam V. Apr 8, 2015
    Face Painting
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    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
  • Stephanie S. Feb 24, 2015
    Balloon Artistry
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    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!!!!
  • Yolanda E. Feb 16, 2015
    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.
  • Roshani P. Feb 12, 2015
    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!
  • Rachel B. Jan 18, 2015
    Face Painting
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    One word AWESOME
  • Tom C. Dec 24, 2014
    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!
  • Nicole P. Dec 17, 2014
    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
  • Paige P. Dec 15, 2014
    Balloon Artistry
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  • Tina F. Dec 9, 2014
    Face Painting
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  • Ann S. Nov 24, 2014
    Balloon Artistry
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    Collette is awesome! Super sociable, flexible, friendly & easy-going. Super talented as well. We would definitely hire her again!
  • Colleen S. Nov 6, 2014
    Face Painting
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    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!
  • Tish M. Oct 17, 2014
    Balloon Artistry
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    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.
  • Zahara T. Oct 3, 2014
    Face Painting
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    Amazing art work !! Very prompt professional and on time !! Thanks again collete !
  • Vanessa B. Sep 22, 2014
    Face Painting
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    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.
  • Lindsay C. Aug 29, 2014
    Face Painting
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    Collette has been absolutely amazing! So helpful in helping me find exactly what I was looking for within my budget!! Thank you again Collette.
  • Darlene K. Aug 6, 2014
    Face Painting
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    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!
  • Kenji R. Apr 21, 2014
    Face Painting
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    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!
  • Maria H. Apr 11, 2014
    Balloon Artistry
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    Awesome job guys! Thanks you for coming out for my preschooler's birthday party...you 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!
  • Kari C. Mar 24, 2014
    Face Painting
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    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!
  • Lynn L. Mar 2, 2014
    Face Painting
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    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!
  • Janna Y. Feb 22, 2014
    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!
  • Natalie S. Sep 3, 2013
    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. Wow...so glad I found Collette. Spread the love girlfriend!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Of course! Just like anything, the more you learn the more you grow.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
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.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
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!
What types of customers have you worked with?
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.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
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.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Before you hire any entertainer you preview their work and their credibility. References are good too!
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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.