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Oakland Mobile Hair Stylists

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  • 10 years in business
  • 388 hires on Thumbtack
Yahaira Barnett B.
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Mayra is a wonderful make up artist and hair stylist. Mayra is very professional and will be there on time and will work with how and what you want to look like. She will give gentle suggestions when she feels that something may go better for you but she respects your decisions and will do her best to create your vision. Mayra delivers The Best service on her craft. Even when pressured for time she does an amazing job and she will not disappoint. My experience with her is excellent. I would hire Mayra again an again if she lived closer to me! Not only incredible skills and work ethic she is such a wonderful person to be around with! Just being around her makes you relax that you just forget all the stress! Bottom line, in my experience: I felt very pretty that day. The day before I was so scared I'd look like an ugly duck. When we finished the hair and make up she was one of the first to boost my confidence and there were certainly TONS of people who followed after her. I owe that whole experience to her.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica T.
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Teresa did an amazing job with my hair for my wedding, as well as those of my bridal party. She listened to what everyone wanted as far as styling requests and gave some great suggestions on what she thought would work and what wouldn’t. Not only is she an obvious pro as a hair stylist, she was prompt, friendly, and very reasonably priced. I would use and recommend her services again without hesitation!

  • 11 years in business
  • 488 hires on Thumbtack
James A. H.
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Hair and Makeup! As a photographer we need the best makeup artist and stylist, and Cassandra is the best! If fact amazing!! Can't thank her enough!! Amazing work and person! Thank you so much!!!! 🙏🏾

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sydney A.
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Can you rate someone 50 stars?? I have never been genuinely satisfied with getting my hair and makeup done before, and Liv is the first to make it happen for me. It was so nice to not have to awkwardly tell her I loved it when I was crying inside, I truly felt beautiful. Trying to find someone willing to show up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning was tough, and when she called to confirm she was super happy and excited, which made me even more excited for our appointment!! She was so nice, so peppy for the hour of the day, and listened to my preferences while giving her professional input to make sure everything came out perfect. Hands down the most amazing hair and makeup artist I’ve ever met!!!! Ask her about her cat Marvin if you need a good laugh. You cannot go wrong with her she is all around perfection

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Darcie S.
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Vinnia was fantastic!!! I couldn't have been happier with my wedding hair and makeup. All of my communication with Vinnia was done through email since I live out of the country. She was amazing at suggesting ideas for my hair and makeup. She was always very prompt with replying to my emails. I wasn't sure what to do with my hair since I was growing it out and I had only had my makeup professionally done once before. I showed Vinnia a picture of how I wanted my hair and she styled it turned out even better than I imagined. I had so many compliments on it! My makeup was beautiful too. Vinnia kept checking to make sure that I was happy and anything I wanted changed wasn't a problem at all. All of my bridesmaids and my mother had their hair and makeup done too. Vinnia and her assistant arrived on time and had all of us done within the time frame she provided. There was no rushing around, it was very relaxed and pampering. My makeup and hair lasted all night long! I highly recommend Vinnia as a professional, experienced, and high quality makeup artist and hair stylist.

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 52 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jorge S.
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We hired Jackie to do my wife’s hair and makeup for a black tie wedding. Scheduling was easy and she arrived early. My wife loved the makeup - we had sent Jackie a picture of what she wanted and she really delivered that look and adapted it to my wife’s face. What we didn’t really like and would not recommend, is getting your hair done by her. When Jackie arrived my wife’s hair was wet and she told her to blow it out herself so she could curl it. This was really confusing as we were paying $100 for hair - and wait, my wife had to blow it out herself so Jackie could curl it? We use MUA often for events and this had never been the case. We’re accustomed to end-to-end service. Also, the curls would have looked much better after a professional blow out. Because of this and because Jackie was the most expensive MUA that responded to our request, we wouldn’t say she offers a good value.

Trinity L.
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The best hair stylist in the world

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Adriana G.
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Best hair stylist by far and I wouldn't trade her for the world! Susan has been styling my hair for 4+ years, extentions, color, cuts and the best hair therapy you could imagine. Treat yourselves ladies ( and gents) you can't say I didn't tell you so, but you can go see Susan to take care of your hair.

A.N. Artistry
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Heidi I.
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Amanda is amazing! She listens to your needs and what you are looking for! My makeup and hair lasted all day (9am-12am). My hair didnt get frizzy and my makeup didnt fade away. She uses high end products and she has applied makeup amazingly beautifully! She is so sweet, friendly, and passionate about her work. My makeup and hair photographed really well which is very important! Love her and loved her work. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a high quality makeup that photograph very beautifully!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josh S.
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Best hair stylist around. Guaranteed to make your bridal party beautiful

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Susan T.
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Jennifer is very professional and attentive to your needs. She's a very sweet hair stylist as well. I super love my make up and hairstyle (curly) that she did for a wedding event that i attended. I received so many compliments. Thanks to her.i will definitely recommend her to my family and circle of friends.

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Henrietta R.
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Hazel is a professional makeup artist and superb hair stylist. Listens very well to what you want to achieve and talks you through each step she performs on you. I was very satisfied with my results and received many compliments. I definitely will use Hazel again.

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Irene M.
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Jelise was AMAZING! She is a sweetheart and did a great job with my makeup for a video shoot that I did with my band! I am hiring her again for our next video shoot because of how great of a makeup artist and person she is. She was punctual, nice, did a great job for my hair and makeup, and was even talkative (in a good way so there were no awkward silences)! We were happy with her work. Jelise, you are awesome!

Dolled Up Services
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Lupe M.
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Did trial yesterday...and was happy with results for hair and makeup. I'm excited to have her do my hair and makeup for my wedding next week!...

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Maria F.
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Nina is not only sweet and kind, she’s also super talented! She did an amazing job with my hair and makeup! High attention to detail and enthusiasm to get the job done right! She knows how to playup your natural beauty and contour your face to give you that perfect look. She also does a killer job with eyebrows! For special events, Nina is my go-to girl for hair and makeup. :)

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rupal P.
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She responded quickly and was able to fit me in last minute. Great makeup and hair!

Carina
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Maribel H.
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Carina was great at doing my makeup, and hair. I was happy with my hair and makeup.

The Organic Stylist
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Suzi S.
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Jaiya has cut my hair for years and has always done an exceptional job. She reliably performs the same cut when I want it and I've never been afraid to trust her with something new when the inspiration hit. She has also fixed cuts when I have had to get my hair cut by other stylists. Jaiya is a very visual person and can both listen and communicate about the shape of a cut. She is attentive to detail and is very conscientious. She is also a warm and gracious person which always makes getting a haircut a more enjoyable experience. I regularly recommend her to my friends!

Henna_drawing
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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Rupinder was great! She did a beautiful job on my hair and all the guests raves about the henna. Thanks Rupinder! Already recommended her to another friend :)

Stephanie Cencibaugh
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rosie S.
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Stephanie is an amazing hair stylist and makeup artist. I would highly recommend her to everyone. She recently did the makeup and hair for my wedding and I was very happy with the results. Her and her crew were able to do all the makeup and hair styling for me, my bridesmaids, flower girl, mother of the bride and mother of the groom. Everyone looked absolutely amazing. Her prices were very affordable for the quality of her work. Stephanie is very easy going and shows a genuine concern and interest in giving you what you want and making sure you are happy with the results. Thanks Stephanie for making my wedding day even more special.

Melissa Leake
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Olga R.
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I had my third hair coloring with Melissa. She uses low-ammonia color. So not only I liked the color but my hair improved after the procedure. Definitely will hire again.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mobile hairdresser?

A mobile hairdresser is a cosmetologist trained to cut, color and style hair who can provide hairdressing services at remote locations. Often, mobile hairdressers are hired for events such as weddings, bachelorette parties, prom night, birthdays and other occasions. The hairstylist can come to your location to do your hair, or provide hairstyling for your group.

For events, mobile hairstylists more often provide updos and formal styles than highlights or hair color. Mobile hairdressers bring all the necessary hairstyling tools and products such as lotions and sprays to create your look. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110. Pricing for different services can vary greatly depending on stylist reputation, training and regional rates. For example, haircuts could range between $35 and $150, while hair coloring services could range in price from $65 to $200. Some mobile hairstylists may include the cost of travel in their fees, while other may have it as an added charge, such as 50 cents to $1 for each mile beyond their standard service range.

What is a hair extension?

A hair extension is a beauty product designed to give you the appearance of longer and/or fuller hair. Hair extensions are made of synthetic material or real human hair and are attached to your natural hair by a variety of techniques such as a weave (sewing), hot fusion, tape-in, cold fusion, bonding, metal clips, micro ring or micro loops, and more. The type of technique you select as well as the quality and volume of the hair you choose all affect cost. Hair extensions can last anywhere from three weeks to six months, depending on the application technique. For example, tape-in extensions may last approximately four weeks, while extensions applied using a hot fusion technique may stay in for up to six months. The hot fusion technique takes longer, costs more, and requires more training on the part of the hair stylist, but the result is more natural-looking extensions that can be washed and heat-styled with confidence.

What is a seamless extension?

A seamless hair extension is a type of clip-on hair extension. The extension hair is called the weft. Near the top of the weft, a metal clip mounted to the weft on a silicone base is used to attach the extension to your natural hair. In a traditional clip-on extension, the base that attaches the metal clip to the weft is fabric.

People may prefer seamless extensions due to their lower profile; the silicone can be up to 50 percent thinner than the fabric, making the extension appear more natural — and, therefore, seamless. Seamless extensions usually can be washed (although you shouldn’t keep them submerged for more than 20 seconds) and heat-styled on lower heat settings. You can gently brush seamless hair extensions as well as have them dyed a darker color by a trained professional.

How much should you tip a hairstylist?

A hairstylist can provide you with a cut, color or highlights, or style your hair for an event. The national average cost for a hairstylist is $70-$110, but prices can vary greatly depending on the service you receive, where you live, and the salon’s or hairdresser’s reputation. A good rule of thumb is to tip your hairstylist 20 percent of your total bill. In smaller towns, 15 percent may be the norm, but in larger cities 20 percent is generally the baseline. If you frequent a salon where the shampooer, colorist, and hair cutter are all different people, you can divide that 20 percent among those service providers in proportion to the skill level and time required to do their job. Many hairstylists rent a chair from the salon and must pay a monthly rent to the salon owner.

How much do hair extensions cost?

Hair extensions are synthetic or real human hair integrations that add volume and length to your hair. Hairstylists are trained in different techniques to attach extensions to your hair. The cost of extensions can vary greatly depending on the technique used to apply the hair, as well as the type of hair you select. Synthetic hair is typically the least expensive, human hair is next on the pricing scale, remy hair is next, and what is called “virgin” human hair is generally the most sought-after and most expensive. Remy hair signifies that all the cuticles are intact and running in the same direction, making for smoother hair extensions in the long term. Hair is deemed virgin when all the hair is from one donor and has never undergone any chemical processing. Hair prices will vary from company to company; here are some examples of hair from online retailers.

  • Virgin strands (25 strands weighing approximately 1 gram each) for hot fusion application: $44 per bundle.
  • Virgin hair weave (approximately 4 ounces per package): $149 each.

Here are some sample application costs from hairstylists.

  • Full sew-in: $175-$200 or more.
  • Partial sew-in: $125 or more.
  • Micro-link weft extensions: $300 or more.
  • Full-bonded extensions: $75 or more.
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