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  • 10 years in business
  • 388 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 71 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sophia A.
Verified review

They were great! All my bridesmaids looked beautiful! The stylists were very accommodating and were very professional.

Uwasartistry
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 99 hires on Thumbtack
Sia B.
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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!!!

  • 11 years in business
  • 488 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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Liv London Beauty
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
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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 48 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Reenam S.
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Vinnia is amazing! I hired her for my bridal hair and makeup and she gave me a perfect soft/romantic look I wanted for my big day. Thanks again Vinnia!! :)

Lauren T.
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I first went to to yvonne after years and years of mediocre hair results. I didn't know my hair had the potential it did until my hair collided with her mastery! I realize now, u don't truly know what having amazing hair is like if you've never experienced it. I even saw a different stylist, after seeing her, when she wasnt available and i was desperate. They were good....but they werent yvonne. Since then, i didn't allow anyone else to touch my finicky and borderline untamable hair. I live in NH and yvonne was in VA....i literally would fly to her just to get my hair done!!!! If that doesnt speak volumes, then i don't know what does. Then yvonne sold her salon and moved to California......i died inside! It wasnt the salon that stole my heart.....it was yvonne, so going to the same salon was not, and is not, an option in my mind. I knew she would feel awful if i expressed this to her, so i waited.....and longed for the possibility of her return. I went 2 years with not allowing another soul to even so much as trim my hair. I finally caved and told her. This phenomenal woman ended up going out of her way to recommend a comparable stylist, and then spoke with him through facetime and messaging for HOURS, guiding him through my hair and my personality so that i got the best possible outcome. She did all this from across the country, without hesitation, and with nothing to gain from it. There aren't words for the empathy this woman possesses, nor for her insane skills! Although her temporary replacement was great, he is not her. Once you've had the best....u can never have less than it. A client for LIFE!!!!!

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  • 10 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
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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
  • 47 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.

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

  • 18 years in business
  • 33 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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  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jeannette H.
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I had Audra do my makeup for a few events while in SF and she was amazing! Not only did she do an outstanding job making me look and feel more beautiful than I ever had felt before, but she took her time explaining to me how I can achieve the look, myself! She taught me so much about skincare and makeup- even down to techniques and tools to use and why she prefers this over that, etc. She is incredibly talented and sweet! I can't wait to take another trip to SF and learn more from her! I wish I could import her to Maui!

Beauty by Jaime
4.8
from 20 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Juliet S.
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Jaime did my makeup for prom and I could not have asked for a better makeup artist. She made me feel so comfortable and did a great job. I was so happy with the look that she gave me!

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Makeup By Jasmene
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 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.

Makeup by Juls
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Rita M.
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Juls and Leticia made me and my bridesmaids look gorgeous on my wedding day. I was really insistent on keeping my makeup looking flawless but natural (no clown make up for me!) and they really delivered - it was perfect! 7 hours into the day after running around in the heat and dancing - makeup was still perfect. No smudged mascara or peeling foundation, it was amazing. They're really great girls too - super nice and friendly. I would definitely hire them again.

Makeup by Alexaly
4.7
from 15 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 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.

Makeup by Jelise
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 16 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!

  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Sabrina V.
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Fabulous!! Samantha is fabulous at what she does with hair and make up. I love how she listens to my likes and dislikes. She is also very honest and helpful when I ask for suggestions. Samantha is also very creative when I am looking for a new trendy hair style, color, and make up wear. She has also given me pointers along the way how to style my hair and put on make up. I love her passion, knowledge, and work ethic.

Dolled Up Services
4.7
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Angelique A.
Verified review

I absolutely love Mari! She always does a great job on my hair! I appreciate that she never chops more hair off then I want , unlike a lot of other stylists. I also love her so much that I will be trusting her with my hair and makeup on the happiest day of my life! I know she will do an amazing job!

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Tessa Hair and Make Up
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
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E. M.
Verified review

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.

Carina
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Laura S.
Verified review

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!!!!

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.

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.

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 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.
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