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  • 4 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Madison W.

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Jacynda was ahhhhhmazing! My makeup for my wedding turned out so gorgeous!!!!! She arrived on time, set up quickly, and was ready to go! Very thorough in her work. Asks very clear questions to specify and make sure you get exactly the look you want. I couldn't have been more happy with the results and will absolutely be referring her to my friends and family for anything and everything! Thank you so much Jacynda!!!!

Marnie L.

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My makeup artist did an amazing job. I had people telling me left and right now amazing my makeup was! Thank you!

Sienna R.

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Excellent service. Makeup artist was prompt and produced amazing results. Plush is worth every penny.

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  • 10 years in business
  • 182 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Elizabeth R.

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I was the maid of honor and wedding planner for my twin sister's wedding a few weeks ago. One of my very important jobs was to find a makeup artist who could travel and was affordable. After looking over portfolios and going back and forth with a few artists, we decided to give Phoebe a shot. Her portfolio was impressive and her prices were very reasonable. She was so good at responding to my sister and I very quickly. We had 8 ladies who needed their makeup done that day, so Phoebe also brought Michelle along. Let me just tell you... They both did a superb job!!! Everyone's makeup looked flawless! The bride couldn't have been any happier with her makeup! They both worked quick and were super friendly :) I would definitely recommend these ladies to anyone!

Sasha A.

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Thank you so much for making me look perfect! As a model I am very picky with how makeup artists do my makeup. However I was very impressed with Phoebe. She really knows what she is doing. I told her I had a long day of shooting ahead so she recommended I do the Airbrush foundation so I did and I absolutely loved it! I wish she could do my makeup like that everyday. The makeup wore great never fading or having to retouch never got oily! It was definetely the best. All of my photos looked perfect as far as the makeup went. Phoebe is very professional and highly recommended in my book. She is now my go to makeup artist for all my shoots. I am so glad my friend recommended her to me.

Lori B.

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Phoebe did an absolutely wonderful job for the 3 bridesmaids and the bride at a recent Southern California wedding. She is professional, incredibly detailed, and her individualized recommendations were perfect for each of our diverse looks. I have never felt so beautiful. Even in nearly 90 degree weather, each of us looked flawless more than 12 hours later. I can't wait for the next opportunity to book her again. Phoebe has my highest recommendations for anyone in need of a makeup artist.

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  • 2 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 min

Hiral S.

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I would say Jacqueline is Excellent if you need a makeup artist for your event. I was looking for someone to come to my house to dress me up for my baby shower. Jacqueline was on time but I was running so late. She patiently waited for almost an hour and a half while I was going through my traditional ceremony. After all that waiting she still worked on my makeup and hair with a smile. I'm so glad I had her come over to do my hair and makeup. Thank you so much.

Melanie S.

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Jennifer came over at 5 in the morning to help me get ready for my engagement photo shoot in balboa park. She was super professional, punctual and a true artist! Makeup looked great and lasted all day!

Briana S.

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Excellent makeup artist. I hired her for Halloween and she came last minute and saved the day. I wanted the Queen of Dragons look from Game of Thrones and I thought she did a spot on job.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 35 min

Kathlene M.

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I don't even know where to begin, if I could give Sarah 100+ stars I would! She was amazing and so professional. She came to my rescue three weeks before my wedding after the girl I hired totally put me on the back burner. Sarah was there for me and made me her number one priority. Not only did she come to my rescue, she also accommodated my party of 10, yes 10. She made sure she had two other makeup/stylists to get the job done. They were all equally as amazing! She made me her number one priority, came to my house for a free makeup/hair trial that was absolutely gorgeous. She kept in contact, gave me options and was very organized prior to the wedding. On the day of the wedding, 8/20/2016, she was early, she and the other girls took such good care of my wedding party. The stylists fit right in, personable and had a great time while doing a great job. Everyone was so beautiful, I felt glamorous on my wedding day. She made everything perfect! Not only is Sarah an amazing makeup artist and stylist, she has a heart of gold and I would recommend her to anyone that wants to feel/look amazing on their wedding day!

Carmen P.

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Sara and her team are excellent makeup artists and stylists! They made me feel and look beautiful on my wedding day! I will recommend her to all my friends and family! I would love to work with her again for any future events. You have found your makeup artist. You will be very happy that you did! Thank you Sara!

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  • 4 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Alyssa S.

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Words cannot express how thankful I am for Andrea!! Everything went so smoothly and her work was literally flawless! She was on time and we were even ahead of schedule. I love that she set everyone's hair, did makeup, then came back and styled the hair and did lips it was a great system and kept everyone moving. We all looked exactly like our Pinterest pictures and I've never experienced such perfection before. On top of that the price is so reasonable because she includes airbrush makeup and lashes! Thank you so much for making my day even more amazing!

Kairi A.

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As a model, I've worked with countless hair and makeup artists. My least favorite part is how long the process takes, but then I decide the time investment is worth it for the finished product. However, Andrea has enlightened me to a whole other possibility. Andrea worked quickly...far more quickly than any other professional I've encountered. More importantly, my hair and makeup were perfect...better than professionals who have taken their time. If you are looking for a friendly, fast, quality professional, look no further!

Jill Y.

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Andrea did fantastic, beautiful work on both hair and makeup. I used to be in the cosmetic industry, and have a lot of experience hiring make up artists. Her work is amazing. Highly recommended- and she's a delight to work with.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Mary S.

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Amazing!!! Lily does such incredible work. Love the way my makeup turned out. And I felt really beautiful. I really wanted to look like myself, but the best version of myself. Lily definitely provided that. I would highly recommend her airbrush makeup. It looks fabulous and lasts through the entire day . She has an awesome calming presence to have around the morning of my photoshoot! My hair turned out beautiful as well and The curls lasted till the next day!

Eve S.

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Lily makes magic happen! My makeup and hair were beyond incredible! She communicates often and makes sure you get what you want and need. She was thoughtful, kind and worked well with my four women who had both makeup and hair done for my wedding . We all looked like magazine models without being caked with makeup or fake looking. My wedding party totally recommends her and her ability to make magic happen! Hire her, you won't be sorry!

Elizabeth Q.

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Lily did both hair and makeup for myself and my bridal party and she did such a phenomenal job. She is truly an artist, her skills for hair and makeup are on point! She was able to duplicate a look I wanted to achieve just by looking at a photo.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 48 min

Andrea G.

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I truly believe that applying beautiful natural looking makeup onto a person who usually wears none is one of the hardest jobs in the beauty industry. I am a seasoned hairdresser who has been doing event styling since 2010. My resume includes Fashion Shows, Pageants, Weddings, and I even placed among the top ten for Hairdresser of the year at the RAW awards in San Diego. Every photo I have in my personal portfolio is dependent on a great makeup artist to compliment my work. Avante Garde styles are easy and funky and many rookie makeup artists can pull that off. To really nail a natural look requires a very high level of skill. For so many reasons in my world it is important that both hair and makeup balance each other! Christine Tran is by far the best and most versitile beauty industry professional I have worked with in my career. I have almost gotten to a point that I won't come unless they have hired her to work with me! She is polished and on time and she arrives with everything she needs and more in an organized and clean kit. I have seen her blow through 10 bridesmaids ages (14-84!) flawlessly and without taking a break. Each one looks as pristine as the previous. She is fast and efficient and I have seen people change their minds close to the last second and she will change their look with a smile. When people wear false lashes for the first time they almost always complain that it feels awkward. Not if Christine applied them!! No complaining and no running behind schedule with this makeup artist! I look forward to working with you again Christine (a totally inevitable statement since every time we manage to get another gig booked the same day!)

Linda L.

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Christine did my makeup for my engagement shoot and wedding. She arrived in a timely manner and was a professional from start to finish. Prices are very comparable (if not better) than a lot of other pro makeup artists. Her make up is of great quality and I had the option of regular or airbrush. I let her choose for me and the makeup stayed fresh all day long. We made a very minor change for my wedding makeup, and she executed it flawlessly. I am very satisfied wit Christine's work and will use her again in the future. She is so good at what she does, I have already referred her to all those I know who are in need of makeup services.

Amy R.

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Christine is super friendly with the guests and extremely capable. She took all of the direction well and was prepared for the shoot. We are a national TV show and have worked with many seasoned Makeup artists...Christine is right up there with the pro's. Will definitely be working with her again!

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  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 min

Danielle K.

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Stephanie is the best! I picked Stephanie after looking at several other artists galleries and being disappointed with there work. I was so excited when I found Stephanie as her makeup work is amazing! I was still nervous as I was traveling from NJ to SD for my wedding and Stephanie put me at ease. She was great at communicating with me and asking me exactly what I wanted. The day of my event she was so fun and personable. She made me feel like I was hanging out with a girlfriend for the day :) She made me look even better than I could have imagined! My makeup was absolutely flawless and my hair looked great. I couldn't have asked for more. Stephanie even went out of her way to help my husband and I to have an even more special day. Thanks for everything!

Andrea C.

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I can't say enough good things about Steph!! I hired her to do our hair and makeup for my wedding. We don't live in California so we didn't get to do a practice run but it didn't matter, I was thrilled with the results! I interacted with several hair and makeup professionals but from the start, Steph was the most professional and most on-top of everything. Everyone was so happy with their hair and makeup, and it lasted all night. She was able to take our ideas, offer some advice and get us the look we wanted. Hire her! She will make you feel beautiful and special!

Rena R.

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Stephanie is an amazing makeup artist. Easy to work with, friendly and professional. She gave me the perfect look for my wedding day. I wanted a look that "looked like me" but with a touch of Glam!! As requested, Stephanie focused on my eyes and made me feel at ease wearing fake eyelashes as I had never worn them before. Stephanie was punctual and I highly recommend Stephanie for any occasion! Thank you Stephanie for helping make my wedding day FABULOUS..... YOU ROCK!!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 8 hours

Mahabba J.

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Nataly received me at such a short notice and did an amazing makeup! she in fact did better than what I was expecting and when I went to the party everyone kept telling me how great I look. Thanks to Nataly, her time flexibility and her kindness was unbelievable! I will definitely choose her to be my all time makeup Artist.

Genia R.

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Nat is an amazing makeup artist! She very creative and steps outside the box for that unique look. It's rare you can find someone who sees your vision and improves it with their very own style. Every look is different and that's what I like about her skills.

Tammy T.

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Thanks so much for the makeup lesson! I recommend Nataly to everyone! <3

  • 10 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Amanda F.

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Phoebe and Gina were amazing. Gina worked with myself and all my bridesmaids to get the exact look for makeup each of us wanted. My eyes popped in every photo and my girls kept saying they were taking her home with them! Phoebe nailed every hair style beautifully. My hair was the perfect romantic style for my wedding. I could not have been happier! Thank you both so so much!!

Nancy H.

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Phoebe is a genius! I hired her to do wedding hair and makeup for my niece who lives out of state. I've never seen my niece look so beautiful! And the best part is that Phoebe got my tomboy niece to wear eyelashes and the makeup was light and natural enough that she didn't take it off all night! A+ work Phoebe!

Fionna M.

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Phoebe came earlier to set up, finish on time and very calm person. I got a lot of compliments on my hair and makeup. I live in the bay area and no time to come by her shop for a try out in San Diego. I trusted her.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 min

Angelica P.

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Thuy was amazing!!! This was the first time I've ever done a full makeup and it looked so gorgeous for my wedding day! I showed her a picture from Pinterest and it looked exactly how I wanted it to be. I decided to have my trial makeup the day of my bachelorette party and I forgot to take off my makeup after a night out. But my makeup was still flawless! Even the lashes were still intact! On the day of the wedding, she had a makeup chair and set up ready which I thought was professional. I love the mini gifts she gave on my wedding day as well! I definitely used the bandaids, the blotting sheets and mints! Thank you Thuy and her team!

Kelly Z.

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Thuy was an amazing MUA to work with! She did my makeup when I was a bridesmaid at a friend's wedding and I was so impressed that I booked her to do my bridal and bridal party makeup at my own wedding! She is very friendly, easy-going, professional, patient, and listens to her clientele; She is a true expert, especially with all our brows! Her assistant was also great and everyone loved their makeup, even my mom and grandma! Her prices can't be beat for the beautiful work she does and I highly recommend her for any special occasion where you want to look your best!

Denise R.

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Thuy did the makeup for all of us bridesmaids and the bride. She was absolutely amazing! I didn't feel like my make up was too heavy and she really highlighted my features! I will definitely recommend her to everyone for make up!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 6 hours

Paulina R.

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Kassaundra did a beautiful job with my makeup for a photo shoot. She listened to what I wanted and didn't go too overboard while still adding her own creative style. Not to mention she's a total sweetheart! Thank you Kassaundra!

Sharon M.

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I am so thankful that Kassaundra was available for my daughters wedding. She did such a great job on my daughters makeup and hair, she truly looked stunning! Thank you Kassaundra!

Melissa S.

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Did amazing hair for my girls and I on my wedding day! Would highly recommend!

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Victoria C.

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Chrissy did my hair and makeup for a wedding that I was a bridesmaid in this past weekend. Originally I was having her just do my makeup but then my hair lady canceled on me and Chrissy with no hesitation agreed to do my hair as well. She did an absolutely amazing job and made me feel so incredibly beautiful. She came to me and made it so easy for me to relax and just feel pampered without having to worry about anything. She is professional, very nice and most importantly does a wonderful job of keeping true to what you're wanting. Thank you Chrissy!

Alison C.

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Chrissy came to my hotel to do my hair and makeup for a special event. We had previously discussed what I needed, and she went to work right away. I am very happy with how it turned out. Definitely a night of pampering and fun!

Rosie S.

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She was amazing very organized and professional. My makeup and my hair was done nice . I will use her services again and again

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

Thumbtack Customer

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I have worked with Julie on multiple occasions over the last 10 years. She does an amazing job enhancing a person’s natural beauty. I love working with her because she is an extremely talented artist and is always professional. It really makes a difference when your makeup artist listens to what you want and understands the look you are going for- Julie nails it every time! She has traveled the world as a makeup artist and is one of the top artists in our nation, I feel so fortunate to have such an amazing makeup artist here in San Diego! She is passionate about her artistry and really cares about perfecting each clients look! She always makes us feel so beautiful. Julie goes above and beyond. She has always does a fantastic job with my makeup over the last decade and always uses quality products. I highly recommend her for any event!

Brianna B.

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I’m so glad I found Julie! I’ve always been overwhelmed with the thought of putting more makeup on than just foundation, blush & mascara. After giving birth in May 2017, my husband gave me some money to pamper myself. I chose to get my makeup done. Julie taught me that makeup is an art & not to be overwhelmed with the products in front of you. She is very knowledgeable & knew what went with my skin. I asked her to show me some simple makeup tips, she didn’t make me feel dumb for asking. I went from looking like a tired & worn out Mom to a Super Mom that looks put together. Thank you Julie for helping with myself esteem.

Vinh N.

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Julie is nothing short of exceptional when it comes to being a true makeup artist and bringing professionalism and artistry to the table. I would definitely recommend her to any and all interested parties; whether you want to look your best or perhaps bring a creative vision to life, Julie's care to professionalism, punctuality, work quality and commitment to punctual communication will bring a lot of value to each project.

  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 3 hours

Nicole O.

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Enjoyed the whole experience and finished look! I got so many compliments about my makeup at the wedding! Would definitely have Trey work her magic again!

  • Escondido, CA

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My far most passion is makeup, and I am a certified makeup artist. I also do hairstyling if wanted. I'm a fast worker so I'll get you started and done in time to get you where you need to be.

  • Lakeside, CA

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I provide flawless makeup services for weddings, special events, photo shoots and fashion shows in the San Diego area. I use only the highest-quality HD makeup and color cosmetics.

  • San Diego, CA

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I am am independent presenter with a hot, new makeup line called Younique! I can put together looks for any event, outfits, costumes, or just a girls' night out!

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • San Diego, CA

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I am a certified, professional makeup artist available for any kind of event including weddings, engagement shoots, photo shoots, special events, Halloween or just a night out! I specialize in airbrushing as well.

  • San Marcos, CA

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I am a freelance makeup artist located in San Diego County, CA. My work is showcased on my Instagram account.

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I am a licensed cosmetologist. I am experienced in both hair and makeup. I have been doing hair professionally for over a year.

  • San Diego, CA

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Roxy Gonzalez is a fun-loving make-up artist who fell in love with make-up at the tender age of ten. Since, she has always had a fascination of make-up colors and uses. Her diligent and pleasant attitude only contributes to the artistic skills she has to offer. Persevering through school, Roxy has graduated with honors in Business Management, Business Finance, and Marketing. She has attended both Imperial Valley College and San Diego State University. Extreme organization and a keen eye for detail keep Roxy motivated and dependable. Graduating from OMA, Obsession Make-up Academy in LA, she learned specialized skills and the proper sanitization and disinfection of both make-up, tools and instruments, and the implementation and application of beauty products and cosmetics. Quality education has led Roxy to certification in professional make-up artistry in beauty, airbrush, fantasy, special effects, masculine make-up, and bridal. Experience and practice has her willing and able, to also create amazing hair styling and massage, from up-dos to beach waves, and hot stone massage to therapeutic or Swedish practices. She has apprenticed to a real life licensed Doma and CMT in San Diego at Caress Therapy Spa. Let Roxy treat you like a VIP at her wonderful place of beauty, or for a small fee. She is willing to travel to you! Roxy

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I have 14 years of experience, 10 years in a shop and four years as an independent operator. I will come to you by appointment and provide a professional service. Consultation is a must. I prefer the telephone. I will email you a confirmation, then I will come to you on our agreed date and time. Hope to hear from you soon! References are available upon request.

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I'm a licensed cosmetologist who is open to any and all beauty requests! I can do pretty much anything that is beauty related, such as hair, nails, makeup, skin, etc.!

  • 5 years in business
  • Carlsbad, CA

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I am a makeup artist in wheels. I travel to you and do weddings, special events, lessons, and for any reason! I love what I do.

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A licensed cosmetologist and freelance makeup artist of 11+ years. I am specializing in all aspects of beauty, such as red carpet events, bridal, photo shoots, and television.

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I'm a hairstylist/makeup artist. For hair, I mostly do cut and color, amazing blow-dry and some styling.

  • Escondido, CA

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I do makeup for all occasions and events, including bridal, engagement, and prom. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

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