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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Emily S.
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I worked with StyleBee for hair and makeup services for myself and my bridal party and was beyond satisfied! Stylists were professional, friendly, accommodating, and overall contributed to a positive wedding day experience! I received many compliments, especially on my hair. And the ease of the stylists coming to us, rather than going as a group to a salon, cannot be overstated.

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 71 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
Jennie D.
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So, I was super nervous about getting my wedding makeup done because I don't wear much makeup at all. At our trial Teresa tried out a heavier application of makeup, which freaked me out a bit. The eyes, lipstick, and blush were fabulous (and my hair was perfect!), but I wasn't happy with the foundation. Anyway, we talked about it on the phone and she was super flexible and open. The day of, she came to our apartment and my friends could not stop raving about how natural and fantastic my makeup looked. She listened to everything I asked for, even tried using some of my makeup (which didn't work as well as her own blend), and really helped me feel calm for my wedding day. My husband thought I looked incredible, but still like myself, which was exactly what I was looking for. Teresa really pulled through! I got so many compliments and people told me I was a stunning bride, and I know a huge part of that was the hair and makeup Teresa did for me.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 70 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
DyEasha S.
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Great service and expert application of makeup. I opted out of a trial on faith and was not disaappointed. Anne was punctual, personable, professional, and knowledge. Yes to future services. Thank you infinitely for making flawless in person and in pictures for my nuptials. -Dy

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 53 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John L.
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Super professional, super friendly, applied makeup to 11 children. As a producer, when a department is "seen and not heard" that means they are doing their job incredibly well. Would definitely hire again.

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Margaret R.
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Vinnia did our bridemaids makeup for our friend's summer wedding. She was very sweet, professional, and fast with the service! There were 4 of us getting makup done and I was worried about time but she arrived early to set up and got all of our makeup done with plenty of time to spare. The results were beutiful! It was a warm day but our makeup stayed on till late in to the night, never sweated off or ran. Highly reccommended.

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 50 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tara M.
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My look was perfect. She did my makeup natural and professional. She knew how to make me look stunning for my film interview yet not overdone. Although, I did not look like I was wearing tons of makeup, I did look 10 years younger. She was great to work with and I would definitely use her again!

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sandy M.
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Chose La Bella Visage Makeup for a party and I was very impressed and pleased with the results. Farah did an amazing job with my hair and makeup. She was super nice and very professional. I highly recommend her for wedding makeup or any kind of makeup needs. I am using her services again this Feb for my niece's engagement party.

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alba A.
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She's extraordinarily talented and professional! I love her work!! She did my Hair and Makeup for a professional photoshoot and I absolutely loved it, the care and time she put into making me beautiful were a clear reflection of her fantastic skills which made me feel more confident than ever and resulted in the most fantastic experience I've ever had when getting dolled up by a true doll and professional makeup artist like her ! I totally recommend her if you're looking for an outstanding MUA!

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Desiree Niegsch Makeup
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lorraine W.
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Desiree did my makeup many times when she was at Benefit, and I was always thrilled with the results, which is why I asked her if she would do a lesson in makeup application for me. She provided an amazing, in-depth tutorial to show me how to successfully apply a beautiful and natural daily look. In our lesson, she taught me how to select and use suitable colors and products for my skin type and tone, and shared techniques that would help me emphasize my best features. I felt like I had a lot to learn, but she made it all so approachable. She even helped me master the smoky eye on my own! I left the lesson feeling confident—and feeling pretty too :) I am so happy with my lesson that I’m planning to work with Des for several upcoming occasions, including having her do my makeup for my engagement party. I absolutely love working with her!

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Chiny S.
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My experience with hazel as an makeup artist was a confidence and very uplifting make over because I’m usually not a daily makeup type off woman .I would recommend her to others with her skills n artisty in the fashion and makeup industry.-chiny

Angelie Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Tammy D.
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Angelie is fantastic! Very professional and talented - really listens to her clients to deliver the best service. She did my hair and makeup for my 30th birthday, as well as my sister in law's hair for the occasion. We were both very happy with the result.

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VIVIDbeautyone
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jelise B.
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Had an amazing experience having my makeup and hair done by Stephanie. She executed the look I wanted! My hair was exactly what I wanted and more! She was very knowledgeable about all the questions I had for her. It was a great time and I looked amazing!

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Olivia Garvin Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hailey V.
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Olivia is a gem. She's as sweet as they come, extremely professional and talented, and she LISTENS. She did wedding makeup for myself and my bridesmaids, and I could not have been happier with my makeup on one of the most memorable days of my life. It is clear that it is very important to her that your vision is realized, and she is so great at communicating and figuring out what you want, even if you're having trouble putting it into words. When she is done, you will look and feel beautiful, and you will still look like yourself. She also went above and beyond, working hard to find an additional artist after I panicked because we had such a large group that needed makeup. You cannot go wrong with booking Olivia!

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa B.
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Alexaly was amazing!!! She was super sweet and so fun to work with. She is passionate about makeup and was very professional, showing up exactly on time to my place. I had her do my makeup for Outside Lands Music Festival and she made me look beautiful! I don't normally wear a lot of makeup, and she did a great job of bringing out my features in a natural way. I got a lot of compliments on my makeup that day and I will definitely be using her services again in the future!

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 20 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!

Carina
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
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She was fantastic - did amazing work with my hair and makeup and with my family members hair for my wedding! I would recommend her to anyone!!!!

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
ST T.
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Nina did a wonderful job on my hair and makeup for my wedding day! She was very professional and punctual. I chose Nina for her prices, but the hair and makeup was probably just as good if not better than any other hair and makeup artist. Working with Nina felt like hanging out with a long-time friend. The only downside was the estimate on how long it would take for the hair and makeup. Nina estimated 1.5 hours, but it actually took closer to 3 hours, which set my schedule back a bit. I will just remember to keep that in mind the next time I book Nina for any future events and I will definitely be seeking Nina out the next time I need hair and makeup done! I will be recommending Nina to all my friends and relatives. Thank you, Nina, for making me beautiful on my special day!

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
E. M.
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I was searching for a local makeup artist who uses natural beauty products, and could come to my home. Tessa fit the bill. She was both pleasant and professional. As a mature client, I was especially happy with her ability to make my under eye circles much less noticeable while not piling on a ton of makeup. I am learning how apply makeup, but think it it well worth the price to have an expert such as Tessa complete a look from time to time.

The Makeup Connection
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Hannah C.
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I love Elexis! She is amazing at hair and makeup! She is also such a SWEETHEART and very professional. She has been doing my makeup and hair since 2007 and I have never been disappointed! She has always been so helpful as well on choosing the right makeup and skin products! Definitely go to Elexis for hair and makeup!!

Imani Goodwin
5.0
from 6 reviews
    Arielle B.
    Verified review

    Imani did an amazing job with my makeup for a wedding I was in. My makeup was so natural looking, yet she enhanced me in ways I’ve never seen. She was also very personable, knowledgeable, and fast (considering she had to do the makeup of 7 women within an limited amount of time).

    Faced By Janea
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Candice K.
    Verified review

    Love my makeup every time Janea squeezes me in and my busy schedule. I have also referred many friends and clients and they were also very pleased. I look forward to working with Janea again

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    How do you choose the right makeup artist for your wedding?

    A wedding makeup artist can ensure a flawless look on your big day. Finding the perfect person isn’t all about price, though. Here are tips for choosing the right makeup artist for your wedding:

    • Research before reaching out. Wedding makeup artists should have an online presence with portfolios of their work. Find someone with an aesthetic you love.
    • Read reviews. You want a wedding makeup artist who’ll be on time, do beautiful work, and add a positive vibe to your day. Pay attention if previous clients report bad experiences with a makeup artist.
    • Consider skin tones. If your bridal party has a range of skin tones, make sure your wedding makeup artist and assistants are experienced and talented working with everyone.
    • Is your top pick available on your date? If so, put down a deposit to secure their services.
    • Confirm rates and payment. Clearly discuss prices and payment plans, and sign a detailed contract so there are no surprises on your wedding day.

    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.

    How much do wedding makeup artists cost?

    A wedding means love, celebration and tons of wedding photos. Professional wedding makeup artists have you looking your best on your big day and forever after in your wedding photos. The national average cost for a wedding makeup artist is $70-$100, although this price can increase based on your location, the extent of the makeup services and the reputation of the makeup artist. Most wedding makeup artists offer discounts to brides who book group services for their maids, mothers and flower girls at the same time. Wedding makeup artists who also do wedding hair usually offer package rates for hair and makeup combos. Here are some examples of average wedding makeup pricing:

    • Bridal makeup: $85-$125. Pricing often includes full face, eyes, lips, brows and false eyelashes. Airbrush makeup may be an additional $20 or more.
    • Bridal hair and makeup: $150-$200.
    • Bridesmaid and bridal party makeup: $50-$100 per person.
    • Bridesmaid hair and makeup: $100-$150.
    • Flower girl makeup: $25-$35.
    • Trial sessions: $60-$120, depending on the makeup artist. Some charge their full rate and others charge a partial rate for trial makeup services.
    • Hourly rates to stay on and keep makeup touched up throughout reception: $35-$75 per hour.
    • Travel fees: 50 cents to $1 per additional mile beyond a set radius — such as 50 miles.

    How much should you tip a wedding makeup artist?

    Wedding makeup artists ensure you and your bridal party are looking your best bright and early on your wedding day. Tipping a wedding makeup artist for their hard work is standard practice, and is also greatly appreciated. A tip of 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill is appropriate. You may consider tipping extra if the makeup artist or someone on their team went above and beyond — for example, squeezing in Aunt Martha at the last second or redoing a flower girl’s hair free of charge after she dunked it in the fountain.

    A gratuity is a reflection of a job well done, so if the wedding makeup artist was late, did a shoddy job or didn’t provide all the services you negotiated, you are not required to tip. Talk with your wedding makeup artist prior to the event to ask how they prefer payment and gratuity to be handled. Can you pay by credit card the day of the event and include a tip then? Do you need to pay in cash the day of the event? Find out ahead of time how to manage payment for services so you can be prepared with cash or credit cards as needed. Even better, delegate the task of payment to someone in your bridal party so you can just enjoy your day.

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