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  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Helen N.
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Mayra and her team were absolutely fantastic! I hired Mayra to do hair and makeup for myself and six other bridesmaids for my sisters wedding. They finished everything in a remarkably short amount of time and did amazing work. Highly recommend!

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
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Margaret S.
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Awesome, I'm so impressed with her work on my hair & make-up so so perfect beyond words. If I could give her 10 stars I woud. Margie

Beauty By Teresa Song
5.0
from 70 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 147 hires on Thumbtack
Angela M.
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I recently hired Teresa to do hair and make-up for our wedding last weekend for the bridal party and myself. Teresa was absolutely amazing, so professional and upfront, I highly recommend her! The hair and make-up for everyone in the bridal party was perfection, couldn't have asked for a better stylist!!! I would give her 10 stars if I could. On time, punctual, loved her and her assistant.

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 51 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 111 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ana O.
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Liv is awesome!! I first went over to her studio to do a trial, she has TONS of makeup and can do anything you can dream of. She did both my hair and makeup for the trial and day of and they both came out lovely. During the trial she made me feel comfortable about things that I may have wanted to change around, do less/more of etc. and was SO understanding and cool with changing things up if I didn't feel comfortable with something. On the day of my wedding we were scheduled to meet at 5am at my house. She actually came by early to set up and was so chipper and happy to be there, she put me in a great mood! My makeup and hair came out exactly what I wanted it to! And also my makeup lasted over 10hours with barely and touch up!!!!!!! Thank you Liv!

Clean Beauty On Demand
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Erica M.
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I hired for hair during my wedding & my bridesmaids were very satisfied with the way their hair turned out. I was so happy that the stylist arrived on time & they were ready to work. They were very sweet. The only issue was that after they were finished they asked for a 15% gratuity per person after I had already signed a contract stating that the service was paid in full & that the company was to distribute money to the stylists. According to the contract everything was included AND it stated in the contract that I was not to give the stylist money. It was awkward to have the stylist upset with me & demanding money. I asked her to call her company b/c I had already paid in full according to the contract for their gas, time, & styling. It was resolved but it was awkward! I'm still very happy with the final product :)

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Vinnia Tjhin Makeup Artist
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Britney M.
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I hired Vinnia to do hair/ makeup for me and five bridesmaids for my wedding! I was very nervous because I live in Southern California so getting a trial to feel her out wasn’t an option but I saw her work on social media so I took a chance and I can honestly say her and Anna were worth every penny! Prior to the wedding I sent her a picture of my vision hair/ makeup and she nailed it day of!!! From the moment her and Anna came into the room they were professional and ready to work! They were friendly and responsive which made me and all my nervous bridesmaids feel extremely comfortable! It really felt like we were just hanging out with old friends while they helped us get pretty. On top of they’re amazing personalities they are also amazing at their job. I was absolutely impressed with my final look! All my bridesmaids have completely different personalities and they all were also very pleased with their final looks! Vinnia was definitely a pleasure to work with and I literally can’t be more thankful for hiring her for such a special event! ❤️. Thank you Vinnia for everything!!

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Star High Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 55 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.

Gina V.
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I love my hair cut & color by Yvvone. My hair looks & feels amazing! The hair cut & color lasts a long time. She's the best!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ilishia S.
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Leticia did my hair and makeup for my brother's wedding and the entire night was full of compliments. She was on time, professional and super friendly! She exceeded my expectations for both my hair and makeup and it stayed put the entire day!!! I am super happy with everything and will definitely be recommending Leticia to my friends and family! Thank you Jireh Artistry team!!!! - ilishia

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  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Becky R.
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April is fantastic. I had her come to my hair for my city hall wedding, and she was collaborative from start to end. I shared a Pinterest board with ideas and she was perfectly able to pick up on what I liked and how to make it work with my hair type. She was fast, fun to spend time with, and my hair looked great. Can't recommend her enough!

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  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Angelie Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Sara S.
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Angelie did a wonderful job with my makeup for my wedding. She was on time, professional, flexible and all with a smile. She took my suggestions after my trial and everything was perfect for my actual wedding. She also jumped in and gave me a great updo when my other hair plans fell through just a few weeks before.

Makeup & Hair by Hazel Skye
4.8
from 17 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Rosa A.
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Hazel did such a great job on my hair. I was the maid of honor for my best friends wedding and I wanted to go with an "old holly wood" look. I showed her a picture and she delivered. She came to the house and was right on time. She had everything readily available and we got to working on my hair right away. She was very funny and kept me entertained the whole time and made me feel very pretty. I loved the outcome of the hair and makeup done by Sophea and so did every one else. I would highly recommend her and will use her again in the future. I am the girl the blue dress. :)

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Arlene N.
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I booked Alexa for hair and makeup for me and 2 other girls for my anniversary party. I had a trial, which I recommend doing if you're particular about the way you'd like to look. She did a good job applying make up and doing my hair. It was more glamorous than the natural look I was going for. On the day of my party, I asked her to tweak a couple things based on the trial, and she listened well and delivered the perfect hair and make up look! The 2 other girls liked their looks as well. I would book Alexa again in the future, and I recommend her as she's good at what she does, and she listens to what you want.

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Kristina S.
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Jelise is awesome! She was patient and took her time doing my makeup and hair. Everyone at the wedding complimented my hair and makeup. I will for sure hire Jelise for my next event. Thanks Jelise!!!

Makeup & Hairstylist
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Ruby A.
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Brenda did an awesome job on the day of my daughter's cottilion party! She was on time and prepared to work on my daughter's long hair & then my hair as well. My daughter's hair is really long, meaning down to her knees. We sent her pictures of the hair style we wanted & she was able to do an up do style for me & partial up do for my daughter. My daughter wanted some of her hair down in curls, so I had curled her hair in rods & let it set over night. This helped Brenda out a alot. She worked on my daughter's hair first while I was with a make up artist. Then she styled my hair. Since my daughter had to perform a variety of dances that evening, Brenda made sure her hair stayed up really good & it held up all night long!! Brenda was able to complete her job in a timely manner without any problems. I would recommend her to anyone. We were 2 satisfied customers.

Makeup & Hair by Nina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tania R.
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My hair was very dry and dull, but after Nina cut it, the change is amazing! Not only did she cut my hair but she also showed me how to set it! She is so knowledgeable, considerate and super friendly!

Carina
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie S.
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I hired Carina to do my hair and makeup for and acting shoot. She did an incredible job and was easy to communicate with - I’ve already booked her for another shoot. High recommendation for Carina, excellent caliber of work and attention to detail:)

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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Rupal P.
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She responded quickly and was able to fit me in last minute. Great makeup and hair!

The Organic Stylist
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Laura T.
Verified review

Jaiya did both my hair and make-up for my wedding in November 2014 and she was AMAZING. We already had booked her for make-up for me and my bridesmaids, but she also stepped in at the last minute to do my hair when an issue came up with my original appointment. It was perfect. Beyond the gorgeous hair and make-up, she was a soothing, magical presence in an otherwise crazy, stressful room of pre-wedding women. I can't recommend her highly enough.

Styles By Jackie
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alessandra M.
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Jackie is by far the best stylist I’ve seen and that says a lot. She has a natural talent for styling hair and always gives me exactly what I’m looking for. Her styles are flawless and normally last 3-5 days. She is the best. Highly recommend this incredible hard working lady!

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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