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  • 10 years in business
  • 389 hires on Thumbtack
Selma J.
Verified review

Simply the best! I found Mayra via Thumbtack just over a week before my wedding. I sourced some images of looks that I liked so we had something to work with. Mayra did a trial with me a few days after we first communicated. What attracted me to Mayra were the reviews, and her gallery of images. On the trail the first look she did had me worried as it wasn't what I felt comfortable with, but I told her what I didn't like and she toned it down and I felt much more comfortable. I did tell her that on the wedding day I would like to tone down the look further. My wedding was a very small intimate affair. There were only 3 other ladies in my bridal party (three of us of West Indian heritage and one of European parentage) I asked Mayra to do the make-up for all four of us, with two of use requiring hair styling. Mayra said she would bring a team with her. My hair is in sister locs, and the other lady required a blow out (European heritage). I had photo images of the hair style I had in mind, and the stylist Mayra brought with her who did my hair could not have done a better job. She was able to recreate the hair style to suit me. It's just over a week since I was married and although I've yet to see the official wedding photos, I have seen the candid snaps of the day and I have to say that Mayra and her team did a fantastic job on myself and my bridal party. We all look like ourselves - but just that bit better. They were able to enhance our natural beauty. Mayra and team were professional in their demeanor, timely in their arrival, and friendly. I am so grateful to Thumbtack for this wonderful service, and feel truly blessed in finding Mayra. She is simply the best!

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ChantelleStudio
5.0
from 72 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia A.
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They were great! All my bridesmaids looked beautiful! The stylists were very accommodating and were very professional.

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Rose Hill & Crew
4.7
from 76 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 151 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ann V.
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Rose is the best! She's an amazing professional, with unmatched quality of service and efficiency! She made me look 30 years younger on my wedding day (yup, that's what everyone told me). I couldn't have had a better hair stylist and make up artist! She's truly heaven-sent. I highly recommend her, and I'm blessed to have her get me ready for my Big Day! What an absolute treat!!!!

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 71 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 104 hires on Thumbtack
Sia B.
Verified review

She was AMAZING!!! From the trial to the actual day, Anne was a consummate professional! She did an excellent job of listening to what I wanted and delivering for not only myself, but my bridal party. Everyone raved about how beautiful I looked on my wedding day. I was most proud that she enhanced my natural beauty! I felt like true royalty!!!

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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 54 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sope N.
Verified review

Incredibly happy with our experience. Liv is a true professional who highlights your natural beauty

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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.

Cassandra McClure
4.0
from 64 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 490 hires on Thumbtack
Rob F.
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After a local thumbtack "pro" cancelled on me a week before my sisters wedding I was hesitant to put out another request, but when I did Cassandra responded within minutes assuring me that she was reliable and licenced. After reading over her profile and checking out her (amazing) website and photos I was still hesitant to send any money for a deposit before service, so she offered to meet my sister & I (at no cost) in Palo Alto for coffee. Once we met her we were so happy we did! I don't know where we would have been without Cassandra and her amazing team but I don't want to know ! They are truly worth every penny. . Being a man I didn't understand how makeup could cost over $100 (the other gal quoted $60 without a contract but flaked!) Cassandra was actually excited to explain all that goes into what she does from the training, contracts, travel, business expenses and her top-of-the-line makeup and hair products. At the end I felt confident my money was going to a good company. My sister loves makeup and was simply blown away with Cassandra's expertise with makeup, skincare and her overall career background in the makeup world. We can't thank Cassandra enough for her work and impact on our family and friends and we wish her the best in her Mobile Styling start-up. She knows we will do anything we can to help her because I know she'll give the best advice and price within the beauty industry. Thanks Cassandra, Robert F. Smith

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michelle B.
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The beauty team at Jireh Artistry were amazing to work with. They made myself and all my bridesmaids feel extra beautiful for my wedding. They are very friendly, professional and talented....I would hire them again in a heartbeat.

  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Ben K.
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If I could rate more than 5 stars I would. Completely above & beyond all expectations, and I knew he was going to be good. Simply THE VERY BEST out there. We had our DJ, coordinator, florist and beauty with LadyMarry, and they performed very professional and the fee was affordable too.

  • 18 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Camille C.
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got bridal hair and make up. she was very friendly in makin g sure that i got what i wanted. still in the decision process but i think i would hire her again for other events. the only thing was that my lashes fell off as soon as she left. im not sure if it was the glue. otherwise loved the dark eye makeup and the lips

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Makeup By Jasmene
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christina D.
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Jasmene is an incredible artist. Her abilities and professionalism is exceptional. She is knowledgeable about skincare and hues. Also she color corrected a hyper pigmentation. You will be completely satisfied with her work.

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Olivia Garvin Makeup
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Nicole P.
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As a former magazine beauty editor and now on-air beauty expert, I've worked with tons of makeup artists over the years. I met Liv when she did my makeup for my sister-in-law's Napa wedding, and since then, she's been one of my favorites. I loved how she made my skin look flawless and glowy without caking on the product. She chose beautiful neutral shadows that magically made my eyes appear bluer and bigger than ever. I highly recommend Liv. She'll make you look like the prettiest version of yourself.

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Holly N.
Verified review

Alexalyxame to my home to help w my make up for an awards event where I was being honored. She was soo lovely to work with. My make up was soft, feminine and perfect for the look of elegance and beauty I wanted to have for my special event. She is amazing at her craft, and, a warm and professional aesthetician.

  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Sonia V.
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Finding the right person to create that unique and special look on your wedding day is such an emotional and nerve wrecking time. Adrianne was very professional and caring right from the beginning. She listened to my needs and with a great eye for color and a delicate hand she gave me the flawless look I wanted. She also created a beautiful and stunning look for my 17-year-old daughter. Adrianne has passion and clearly loves spreading the beauty she creates. Her level of expertise superseded my expectations. I highly recommend Adrianne, she is a true GEM!!

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

Carina
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney C.
Verified review

she was just a beautiful person made me the bride feel comfortable and my crazy girls feel comfortable did an amazing job on my hair and makeup and my girls hair she made my day more special i looked amazing an she made sure to get it exactly as i wanted it😍 thank you for your beautiful work and time

The Makeup Connection
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Charlotte G.
Verified review

Lex was nothing short of amazing! She showed me the best makeup and skincare for my complexion and she made me look beautiful for my special day. She was punctual and got along with everyone beautifully. I can’t wait to book her again!

The Organic Stylist
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Suzi S.
Verified review

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!

Artistry by Jazz
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Danica F.
Verified review

Jazz has a special touch when she does makeup. I love how she doesn’t make me look like a completely different person. I still feel comfortable and look fabulous. I book her for all of my parties and major events.

Makeup By Danielle K
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Reina S.
Verified review

Danielle was amazing. On the day of my wedding, she arrived early bubbly as could be with a smile on her face. Her personality eased my nerves, she was also very professional, very experienced and did a fantastic job. Danielle listened to exactly what my bridesmaids and I wanted and she made it happen. She did our makeup absolutely flawless and beautiful. My makeup lasted all day & night. My skin was glowing...I felt stunning....I felt gorgeous.... And I did thanks to Danielle. I could not have been more pleased with how my makeup looked on my wedding day. I would recommend Danielle to any bride that wants to look gorgeous and flawless on her wedding day. Fabulous experience, Thanks to Danielle.

Vani Leon Beauty
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Thelma A.
Verified review

Vani has done my makeup a few times for different occasions, LOVE her work!! She’s great and what she does. Great communication and very professional.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

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 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.

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