Joseph Acree is an incredibly skilled makeup artist & hair stylist. He is passionate in his craft and it really shines through onto his clients. I found him on Thumbtack 2 months before my wedding and after comparing pricing, reviewing his portfolio and asking a few questions, I immediately signed up for a bridal trial session with him. He offers very competitive pricing; it’s almost too good to be true. He also has a solid background in beauty and even instructs at EI, School of Professional Makeup in Los Angeles. For my wedding day, I wanted bohemian styled hair; down, loose, beachy waves. I also wanted to go for a smoky, dark, vampy look for makeup on myself (I am not your typical bride) and Joseph absolutely delivered! I look like myself in all of the photos and felt like a total beauty queen! Joseph did wonders with my hair for both the trial and the wedding day – I have long, fine, Asian hair, and he made my hair look like it was three times as much with voluptuous body, but not weighed down or heavy with product. Everyone thought that I must have had extensions, but Joseph just worked his magic with what I already had! He expertly did up a sexy smokey eye for me, which is not easy to do, since I have unique mono-eyelids, “monolids”. My eyes looked just how I wanted them - smoky and dramatic without looking like a drag queen. He even softly contoured my round shaped face and did a great job with defining my sparse brows. He was calm and composed on the wedding day and he worked quickly. This man is in his element! Joseph is extremely professional, down to earth and easy to talk to. Most importantly, he not only makes you look beautiful, he makes you feel beautiful. He is very flexible and willing to work with your needs and special requests. Bonus points for traveling anywhere from LA to OC to you on your wedding day for a small price. He listens and also shares his professional vision as well. He effortlessly captured my vision and look for my wedding day in one attempt. I wouldn’t hesitate in hiring Joseph Acree for your wedding day! Now all I need is him to be my personal glam squad and all will be right in the world. Move to Vegas Joseph! ;)Oct 26, 2016Verified
Joseph was the first person to message me and always quick to respond to my questions. He was flexible with me to arrange a trial hair and makeup session with him. I met him at his mom's place, since it was convenient for me. Joseph is an experienced makeup artist and knows what he's doing, which is why I decided to hire him. He uses top quality makeup, blending the foundation to best match my skin color and just by showing him some pictures on Pinterest he was able to create my dream makeup and hair style. If you are fortunate enough to hire him, you will see what I mean. I'm looking forward to seeing how everything turns out for the BIG DAY!Aug 15, 2016Verified
About this pro
Times hired on Thumbtack38
LocationLos Angeles, CA 90014
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- What types of customers have you worked with?I have worked with all types of clients, from world renowned and recognized celebrities, to brides with large and small budgets, or girls going to their first prom. Because I absolutely love what I do for a living, I don't turn my nose up to any client. All clients are important to me and my business. I also pride myself on a diverse clientele. I have clients of all ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. That is what makes my work so interesting and personally fulfilling. I love what I do!!
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?A recent job I am most proud of is when I volunteered for a breast cancer foundation giving free make-overs. The absolute joy and happiness I felt from those ladies was worth more then money. Some of the ladies shared with me that for that one day they forgot about their illness, because they not only looked beautiful they felt beautiful. That by far is the work I am most proud of.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?I would advise the client not to choose a professional by cost alone. Of course everyone has a budget, but again you get what you pay for. Also see who you "click" with. You will have a much better outcome with a professional you get good vibes from.